Posts Tagged ‘rave’

April 20, 2018
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Strap yourself in for a cosmic ride, because we’re about to dive into new k?d, the young wunderkind who’s taken us clear across the universe with his epic tracks in the past. New single Zero One fires on all pistons, quite literally, too. It’s a pneumatic rocket ship of a hard hitting, bass pounding vehicle, whose G-force acceleration will leave your pulse racing and your hands sweaty from the sheer exhilaration and seismic intensity of the spine-tingling expedition. Stream/download k?d’s heart-stopping bass house track, here.

April 20, 2018
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The fact that legendary electrogaze and industrial electronica crew The Glitch Mob tapped Elohim for their latest track I Could Be Anything is nothing short of an affirmation of the Los Angeles electro-pop artist and producer’s talent. And together, they did wonders on the spectacular song, a conjoining of the classically exalted with the voice of the future. And now, I Could Be Anything has received an official remix treatment from another “voice” of the future, or much venerated and beloved producer REZZ. She’s given I Could Be Anything an acidic warbling dubstep edit. The ravey remix is invigorating and rousing, visceral and electrifying. REZZ takes us on a dark journey into the nebulae of our minds. To add to the intensity of this odyssey, watch the mesmerizing music video for REZZ’s remix below. Download/stream the track, here.

April 13, 2018
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Vancouver production enigma 3XIT takes us on a profound journey this afternoon with Switch. We visit our innermost thoughts and contemplate the meaning of life, before we dance and celebrate living at all. The producer transports us to a basement rave before taking us to an enlightening dance ritual on a high peak. Techno, trance, ambient house, and progressive house intertwine on the track. 3XIT’s pristine brushstrokes utilize bass, beats, snares, and synths. With them he’s painted an inspirational and lifting masterpiece, one that enshrouds us in optimism and hope. 

November 15, 2017
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Perhaps it’s my fondness for bubbly effervescent music, or perhaps its my past history raving and listening to happy hardcore, but I find I can never resist the tart effervescence of producers affiliated with PC Music, like GFOTY. The producer has shared a sharp jolting, laser cut synthscape named Tongue, and it sends tingly static electricity pulsing through our bodies. She’s also unveiled a music video for both Poison and Tongue, which you can watch below, for a delightfully raucous and wonderfully stringent experience. Both tracks can be found on a new mixtape called GFOTYBUCKS out this Friday on PC Music.

September 27, 2017
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It was a serendipitous chance encounter the other day that brought my ever searching ears to Elephunk, a producer out of Los Angeles who is a wicked sonic alchemist when it comes to his techno and house thrillers. Desperate Times is his latest original, a guttural banger with bottomless beats and a dark ominous bass line. This is the sort of electronica that takes me back to my younger days, when I used to hit up warehouse raves. As its name suggests, there’s a disconsolate tautness to Desperate Times and its metallic thrumming, acidic whirring soundscape, but the feeling is strangely exhilarating, as if fueled by infernal ecstasy. You can download Desperate Times, here. Continue your mind buzz with another track from Elephunk named Don’t Go Back below, which features soulful vocals and a more meditative tribal vibe.

August 16, 2017
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We can always turn to LUCA LUSH when we’re in need of some brain melting euphoria and body jarring exhilaration. The Los Angeles based production prodigy spruce’s up our hump day with a phenomenal amalgamation of hip hop, trap, electro, and bass as he serves up his own rendition of Lil Pump’s Molly. It’s a captivating and ravishing “LIFT” with dark entrancing, dissonant haunting transitions and adrenaline pumping, rave-ready bursts of vociferous aural ecstasy. You can download LUCA LUSH’s remix, here.

April 13, 2017

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Little needs to be said when something as incredible as a Four Tet remix of The xx arises. Prodigious English electronic musician Kieran Hebden presents us with a transcendental remake of I See You cut A Violent Noise. Four Tet’s dusky clattering, hypnotic thumping interpretation melds garage with trance. I find myself longing for my raving days as I close my eyes and imagine myself on a dark dance floor in a fog filled basement. Sharp lasers slice through that heavy mist as flashing strobes capture images of ecstatic writhing bodies. Time loses all relativity in the presence of Four Tet’s mystical remix. You can also stream the track via Soundcloud below.

January 3, 2017
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This next quivering beast of a jam may have been passing around for a month already, but the moment I encountered the earth shaking, savage rattling spectacular, I knew I had to drop the track for an adrenaline pumping go regardless of the delay. RIOT, a producer from Los Angeles, proves himself riotous indeed as he delivers a remix of Knife Party & Tom Morello’s Battle Sirens fit for the most epic battles of them all. This bass whomping dubstep edit is a free download, here.

July 6, 2016

It wouldn’t be proper to “close up shop” for the night without sharing the new Crystal Castles, particularly since I’m such a die hard fan of the techno goth and electro punk act. I’ve also been waiting to hear more from the new version of CC, or the Edith iteration. There’s been a tug of war going on in my heart for some time now. On the one hand, my love for Crystal Castles largely grew out of my adoration of Alice Glass and her ferocious personality. On the other hand, I love CC as a whole too much to give up on Ethan because of a (monumental) lineup change. Edith proves herself a worthy successor on Concrete, glowering and yelping eerily in its video. Concrete is inky dark and murky nebulous. Edith’s dissonant and disembodied vocals stab through a sea of ever shifting, cacophonous clashing beats. I can’t wait to see the new Crystal Castles live when they open up for Die Antwoord this Fall. It seems like it’s going to be as exhilarating a show as ever, and I haven’t missed a single CC show in the Bay since 2011. I even attempted to wait in line and see them in Austin at SXSW, but a sudden major thunderstorm threw a wrench in the evening’s plans. I suppose the true differences can only be scrutinized when Edith and Ethan perform older Crystal Castles songs, ones that we’re so used to experiencing with Alice Glass instead. Concrete is a taste from Crystal Castles’ new album Amnesty (I), due out in August. I’m excited, to say the least. 

Addendum: Upon further watching of the Concrete video, I’m rather tickled by the fact that they seemed to have filmed the video at an actual electronic music event (there’s a ferris wheel, EDC?), one where people don’t seem to know who Edith is or what’s going on. And their expressions are priceless as she wails and flails her way backwards into them. Nice one, Crystal Castles. Love it. Edith gets major bonus points for her gutsy antics.

May 20, 2016
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A number of my friends are massive fans of South Africa’s Die Antwoord and their experimental hip hop and rave electronica. I’m pretty sure they’re celebrating the fact that the trio have unleashed their Suck On This Mixtape today, off which some preview tracks were already floating around this past week. Ninja, Yolandi, and DJ Hi-Tek link up with various guests on the harsh clamorous and vibrant noisy delight. From Suck On This Mixtape comes buzzing vociferous GUCCI COOCHIE, which features Dita Von Teese, The Black Goat, and God. It’s razor sharp and wired shocking addictive, as one would expect from the riotous radical trio. Stream the Suck On This Mixtape in full on Soundcloud, or download free, on their website.