After a stellar 2018, REZZ is back on the festival grind with new music to share. The Canadian downtempo space bass boss recently released a new single, “Dark Age,” in preparation for her new EP Beyond The Senses set to drop July 24.
REZZ is known for her cult of loyal followers and hypnotic presence. The drumming low ends pair nicely with haunting melodies curating a contrast of anxiety and power complimented nicely by mesmerizing visuals. Her new project will reportedly “exudes more depth in my songs’ melody and structure.”
To see the REZZ in action at 12:30am Sunday morning (May 19), tune into the EDC livestream below.
Um.. have unleashed a rickety three-track EP, now thats what i call branding, on Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats label. The duo’s style consists of downtempo bass that soothes the ears for those listening for new sounds with an underlying high-energy. Dubstep noises live between the percussion elements, which creates fluid dynamics; sounding like the tracks are alive and moving. Fans of ’00s hip-hop will indulge in the hilarity of the title tracks, “what?,” “okay,” and “-lil jon;” which are fitting due to the rap tempos played with on the project.
Ben Bruce and Dylan Gold take listeners through unexpected twists and turns, leaving much to the element of surprise. They also recently released “Srillex 5,” their third rendition of yet another genius branding mechanism from their tongue-in-cheek marketing. Um.. are a force to be reckoned with in sound design, curating a unique space even for bass heads.
The festival circuit is kicking off early in 2019 with south Florida hosting one of the heaviest lineups currently out there. Forbidden Kingdom, a new event coming to Boca Raton on Presidents Day Weekend 2019, has debuted their inaugural lineup, topped by Excision‘s full Paradox production, Adventure Club, and Zomboy. Bass heavyweights 12th Planet, Dion Timmer, Funtcase and Sullivan King also round out the wub-heavy billing, though Forbidden Kingdom is bringing a lot more than rattling low end to Boca come February 16 – 17.
The event is aiming to create an immersive narrative for attendees to dive into, launching a full fantasy story line in a 60-page book written to complement the lineup announcement. More books and characters are expected to follow Forbidden Kingdom’s first installment. Tickets to the first Forbidden Kingdom are on sale now.
Though he has only been releasing music for a few years, Jaenga‘s name is already well-known in his niche. Cruising to the hottest bass music destinations in a massive purple school bus, the New York-based DJ and producer has made a presence at festivals like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco and Mysteryland. The emerging artist follows up a remix to Zeds Dead’s “Kill Em” last week with his debut Toulambi EP on Deadbeats.
A four-track offering, Toulambi explores a variety of sounds within the bass music landscape. The EP opener, “Gravity,” introduces a subtle yet menacing bass line reminiscent of Zeds Dead’s earlier work. The track is followed by “Monsters,” and it’s at this point in the EP that Jaenga shows what he is capable of. With hard-hitting drums, fierce stabs on the low end, and a simple yet fitting vocal sample, this track is sure to enthrall bass lovers everywhere. On the second half of the EP, “Toulambi Tribe” sees Jaenga giving his take on trap music, while he displays his flair for drum & bass on “Never Gonna.” With each song presenting a different side of his diverse production, Toulambi acts as the perfect taster for new fans and a treat for his loyal following.
QUIX has released his second extensive EP offering entitled Illusions. The six-track release sees the New Zealand producer and DJ come into his own, with a range of engaging, dynamic work throughout the EP standing to solidify him as a creative force in the world of bass and future bass music. Ever the juggernaut, this EP continues a slew of exemplary releases from the rising star.
Illusions follows the release of the emotionally engaging single “Giving Up,” featuring Jaden Michaels on vocals, and the track is a microcosm of what the EP offers. With each track offering new insight into varying moods and music that ebbs and flows stylistically from R&B, trap, bedroom future bass and wavy electronica, Illusions is immediately attention grabbing, continuing to captivate as it progresses.
QUIX will embark on a North American tour in conjunction with this release, kicking off this past weekend in Vancouver. Find more information here.
An ominous synth pierces the silence, and looping, deep pitched vocal cuts slowly fade into focus, amplifying the eerie quality of “Blood,” the latest production to bear WHIPPED CREAM‘s name. Lesser known as Caroline Cecil, the LA-based producer drops off her first original piece in nine months, and it’s well worth the wait. A forceful effort that concentrates repeated sharp synth strikes, “Blood” melds elements of bass and dubstep, making it a logical fit for Zeds Deads‘ Deadbeats label. Dark and gritty, “Blood” is a fitting addition to Whipped Cream’s climactic catalog. Speaking on the new release, WHIPPED CREAM told Dancing Astronaut,
“I took the last nine months to properly project what goes on inside my mind and put it into my music and I’m really happy I did that as I grew a lot more into my higher self, I have always been inspired by world sound and cinematic sound. ‘Blood’ is a perfect blend of both yet also maintains an energy the human body will move to.”
While the newest addition to the Prodigy Artists roster had a relatively quiet year from the studio, “Blood” lands as the precursor to Cecil’s busy touring itinerary slated for the rest of the year. “I’m really happy to start this next chapter with this song and finish this year off with more of my new music,” WHIPPED CREAM added. “Blood” comes as 2018 begins to wind down, but for Cecil, clearly things are just beginning to heat up.
There is a certain allure that accompanies the unknown — that curious whisper that can beckon one blindly, vertigo that comes not from fear of falling from city rooftops but rather from knowing that one could. It’s from that place of interest that draws our attention towards Deathpact.
With the release of their latest, “Piston,” Deathpact has done it once more. The track begins with an eerie alien-like mutter only to quickly form into an explosive, bass-heavy, rail riding, headbanger. Sonically, “Piston” demands an energetic reaction through a dark, cosmic calling that says, “come one, come all… if you can handle it.” It holds a circus of bass, kicks, and synths that are in perfect disarray. The track comes to a close as eloquently abruptly as it arrived leaving the listener dumbfounded, exhausted, and immensely entertained. “Piston” has definitely further developed the mystery shrouding this artist. This perplexing website doesn’t hurt the cause either.
Earlier this year, Ghastly dropped his 13 track debut album titled The Mystifying Oracle, and apparently he’s kept the pedal to the floor in the studio since. Ghastly back again new track, and it might just be his hardest release of the year. The title of the new original cut, aptly dubbed, “This Song Scares People,” is certainly a worthy name for the ominous new tune. The LA-based artist is known for his hard-hitting sonic style, but this track will add an even heavier dynamic to his live sets with its frenzied bass assault.
Ghastly — known equally for his dark aesthetic as he for his complex, multi-layered set list weapons, often capped by menacing synthwork and stirring vocal accents, falls right on brand with “This Song Scares People.” And based on the new track’s title alone, this one is certainly not a listen for the faint of heart.
Travis Scott and Drake‘s “Sicko Mode” is easily one of the most enticing hip-hop cuts of the year. The song, an obvious standout off of Scott’s dominating mid-summer LP, Astroworld, serves as the perfect groundwork for a loud Luca Lush flip that will satisfy both dance and hip-hop fans alike with a fitting homage to La Flame and Drake’s chart-topper.
Taking the original “Sicko Mode” and remixing it with his own signature bass-heavy style, Lush plays with pitched down vocal samples, tight hi-hat rolls, and thundering drum builds before a pair of halting, screeching bass breaks. Lush gives off a snarling remix effort, transforming “Sicko Mode” into a rail-rattling festival bulldozer. No doubt Travis Scott struck gold on “Sicko Mode,” but now with a menacing Luca Lush remix that’s bound to start circulating heavily through DJ sets, expect Scott and Drake to be coming through your club’s speakers well past the summer season.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed album Escape,Gorgon City is back with a remix of Weiss‘ house jam “Feel My Needs.” With a widely successful sophomore album and a what appears to be steady new material stocked as well, the English duo has hit their stride this fall season, gearing up for a well-equipped 2018 tour.
The remix is sure to be a fan-pleaser, as Gorgon City stick to their UK underground house roots on this one. The producer duo throw in some beloved deep bass and quick drum hits, topping off their remix effort with interchanging piano chords and echoed vocals cropped from the original mix. The tempo is sped up a bit, which sets this up perfectly with the theme of most Gorgon City live sets. Jump into Gorgon City’s “Feel My Needs” remix below.