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“Your Favorite Music You Haven’t Heard Yet.”
Started in 2009, Proximity has become a staple channel for the EDM scene for both artists and fans. As one of the largest YouTube music channels, Proximity has racked up over 2 billion views and 5.6 million subscribers. From mashups to original premieres to the ZHU x Proximity exclusive, Proximity has listeners covered for all their dance music needs. Recent track postings from Proximity include Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Galantis, and Cash Cash, among others.
Trap and Bass
If you’re looking for your fill of bass music look no further. Created in 2012 as an outlet for up and coming talent, Trap and Bass has secured a cool 804,000 subscribers. On their channel you’ll find a mix of trap, hybrid, future bass, and bass house. Bringing the channel from irl to url, Trap and Bass has also hosted events and been a part of sponsorships worldwide. Recent track postings from trap and bass include DJ Snake, Oski, and UZ, among an up-and-coming roster of trap producers.
Run the Trap
With the intention of bringing 808 and trap music out of the shadows, Run The Trap was built in 2012 to create A New Order for Underground Culture. With 147,000 subscribers its obvious they know how to curate their music. From heavy trap to atmospheric future bass and with features like the newest Ekali x ZHU release, RTT has your deepest bass desires covered. With recent postings of tracks from Flosstradamus and Louis Futon, its no surprise that Run the Trap is one of YouTube’s most heralded channels for electronic releases.
For those who like hard drops and dirty chords, there are few bigger names than Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus. The two artists started teasing a collaboration after Josh Young and Curt Cameruci of Flosstradamus split this past summer, leaving Cameruci as the sole member of the moniker. Their collaboration, which is titled “Tern It Up” is finally here.
The track starts with trap chords, bass synths, and a build that ebbs and flows throughout the first half of the song. Electronic chords come in halfway through the track, heightening the energy and fall into a more elaborate trap drop. “Tern It Up” is a track built to be dropped during a set, and fans can expect to hear this one in the club for months to come.
It’s been a while since listeners have heard anything from Flosstradamus‘ label Hi Def Youth. However, Curt Cameruci continues to prove that he wants the imprint to really shine a light on up and comers in the dance/trap scene. The label’s latest release comes from LA based DJ, producer, and vocalist YULTRON, who has been climbing the ranks by collaborating with top acts like rapper YG and Jay Park.
Just last year, he released an EP titled Sushi, Friends & Everything Awesome, which included “Milk Was a Bad Choice,” a track that was used on the 2016 So You Think You Can Dance finale. He’s also been seeing support from major acts like Jack Ü and Adventure Club at their live shows.
Now, he’s releasing “Stronger,” which proves to be the perfect track to kick Flosstradamus’s HDY label back into gear. With catchy vocals by YULTRON himself, the song includes dreamy, harmonized synths over a chill drum beat, which builds up into a drop that’s sure to catch listeners off guard and send shock waves through a live audience with its off beat dub noises and arpeggiated synths. Look out for more to come from the young producer and future releases off Hi Def Youth.
Flosstradamus and ORA Miami are joining forces to give back to #HDYNATION members for their upcoming show on July 1. The collaborators agreed to provide one lucky winner the chance to kick off their July 4 weekend in style, earning themselves and five other friends a table and accompanying bottle service. Given the fact the show is likely to a rambunctious time, exclusive bottle service is a perfect complement to such an affair.
In addition to the lucky winner, three runners-up can also score free tickets for themselves and three additional friends to the show as well. Winners will be announced on July 1 at noon EDT.
It’s hard to envision a harder drop on Anna Lunoe and Sleepy Tom’s “Stay Awake,” but YehMe2 (real name Josh Young) has achieved just that with his remix, However, the producer’s ability to make the song even harder is not surprising considering that Young was, until recently, one half of Flosstradamus.
YehMe2’s take on “Stay Awake” speeds up the BPM and adds another layer of synths to create a more trap-driven version of the dubstep tune, replete with transformative, vocal-layered drop. Young has been releasing both originals and remixes via his Soundcloud, and we can expect a lot more music from the former Flosstradamus component.
In a recent interview with Billboard about his departure from Flosstradamus and what is ahead, Young stated “It’s totally new to me, but I’m in a headspace right now where I feel like I can take it on,” Young says. “I wouldn’t have left if I didn’t feel capable, and that’s the best part about this. Not only am I excited to have that freedom again, I’m also excited to see what I can do.”
While the news that one trap’s biggest duos is now a solo act was disheartening to some fans, Flosstradamus hasn’t slowed down in its reduced state. Now led solely by Curt Cameruci, the producer has announced that HDYFEST 2017 will be held at Red Rocks and, in a powerful display of brand synergy, will take place on national stoner holiday 4/20.
The producer will be joined by What So Not, Gryffin, and Branchez, guaranteeing fans far more than the daily recommended dosage of 808 rumbles and ribcage rattling subbasses.
Tickets for the all-ages show are available for pre-sale to those in the fan club starting January 30 with the general public gaining access on February 3. Tickets will be available here.
Rickyxsan is a name you’ll need to remember in 2017. The young gun producer follows up a laudable remix of DJ Snake’s “Ocho Cinco” with an equally impressive touch up on Flosstradamus’s Ultra Records release “Came Up.” A lushly layered future bass rework, Rickyxsan takes the edge off of the original and uses Post Malone’s vocals as the framework for his chopped and screwed adaptation. A sign of big things to come, this LA based talent is another shining example of the sound and skills coming out of the West Coast music scene.
It looks like HDYNATION is in need of a new leader. The original trap pioneers who established themselves with an anthemic remix of Major Lazer‘s “Original Don”, Flosstradamus, have just announced their indefinite split. One half of the duo, Josh Young, took to Instagram to announce his split from Curt Cameruci to pursue his side project Me2. It is still unclear whether Cameruci will continue under the Flosstradamus flag.
Trap fans were in for a surprise earlier this week as Flosstradamus prepared to perform their second show for the night at Toronto’s intimate Hoxton nightclub. Admission was set at around $20, and headliners — in addition to Flosstradamus — included Slushii and Toronto-based artist Thugli. Little did guests know however that that was just the beginning.
After wrapping up their iHeartRadio concert at the Air Canada Centre, The Chainsmokers decided to swing by and throw down themselves along their colleagues. Shaun Frank, Grandtheft, Keys n Krates, and more followed suit, resulting in what quickly became a 12-DJ back-to-back performance and what is quite possibly the most extraordinary impromptu lineup the Bathurst Street venue has seen in its five years of operation.
Few trends prove to be as infectious, wide-spread, and dominating as the Mannequin Challenge has turned out to be. The challenge requires its participants to freeze in place while in a variety of positions while a camera swoops in and out capturing the arrested mayhem. The accompanying track is always Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles” and has popped up in the mundane, such as local high schools, to the extraordinary, with multiple professional sports teams taking their crack at the challenge.
Perhaps the most impressive iterations, however, have come from the world of electronic music. With massive crowds of willing participants, videographers on hand, and an easy way to connect with fans, the trend has truly taken off. Numerous artists from a wide variety of genres have taken their swing at the mannequin challenge, with the following standing (frozen) above the rest.