Rising g-house sensation Bijou has released a bruising original on Dim Mak titled, “Gotta Shine.” Featuring gritty vocals from $uicideboy$-affiliate Germ, Bijou incorporates elements of hip-hop with deep house vibes.
“Gotta Shine” is saturated with ominous undertones, unrelenting waves of bass, and is tied together by eerie interludes of dissonant notes. Bijou flexes his signature style within each build and climax, as the up-and-coming producer creates an intricate structure categorized by many different layers of sound on top of intriguing rhythmic patterns.
Bijou quickly amassed support among listeners from all over the world for his distinct take on the genre. He’s also been championed by house music powerhouses like AC Slater, Destructo, Don Diablo, and Malaa.
With his first track of the year, Bijou has set the bar high for future releases this forthcoming year.
Known for producing ominous, earth-shattering originals categorized by unrelenting waves of sinister bass, G-house mastermind Drezo has released a newwicked original titled, “Night.”
The chilling track begins with a stunning kick layered upon eerie reverberations of sound. As it builds, breathtaking harmonic chords slowly escalate into a dark climax of otherworldly beats accompanied by mysterious vocals. Drezo creates an intriguing rhythmic structure mastered by layering many different textures of bass on top of each other.
Riding a wave of success from 2017, Drezo has garnered widespread support for his hit single “House” featuring Dustycloud, as well as the release of his first EP, Jaded. The Los Angeles based DJ and producer is about to begin Phase 1 of his Evil Live Tour, hitting major cities such as New York, Denver, Atlanta, and Phoenix. With his latest addition to the growing arsenal of tracks Drezo has engineered, “Night” sets the bar high for what’s to come in 2018 from one of house music’s most innovative acts.
Claude VonStroke‘s first love was hip-hop, and as is said, “you never forget your first love.” In an effort to hone in on his love for the genre, VonStroke released a debut LP under his own name, Barclay Crenshaw, in January of 2017 and as the year went on, he released a satiating slew of extraterrestrial-friendly hip-hop, and honeyed-jazz, leading listeners on tantalizing trip-hop odysseys.
In October, Barclay Crenshaw played a cavernous, bass-saturated set at the Dirtybird Campout. After delivering what was largely regarded as one of the best West Coast bass sets of the year, Crenshaw’s now shared the near hour live mix and its an appeasing culmination of unrelinquishing, dirty bass and hip-hop opulence.
“Alien visitors have chosen to send messages across our channels of abandoned technology. Our old phone lines are currently running complex data formulas that have allowed enemy visitors to take control of all “A.I.” devices such as Alexa and Siri. This “A.I.” is now fully controlled and the brainwashing of the human population has commenced.”
Continuing, “Barclay Crenshaw took a stand last October somewhere off the grid in Bradley, California – shielding 4,000 listeners from the imminent takeover. The DJ set was actually a series of bass waves deconstructing the brainwashing process. Please listen now to this recording especially if you feel like you are no longer in control of your life. Save yourselves.”
Destructo has a long and fruitful history of collaborating with rappers for hip-hop and G-house hybrid club cuts that always seem to turn dance floors into saunas. From Ty Dolla $ign to Pusha T, Destructo has undoubtedly earned his street cred, and the latest collaborator to join those ranks is Memphis-bred rap veteran Yo Gotti on “Loaded.” Gotti rides a classic Destructo house beat, spitting bars over thumping bass plucks and crisp claps, falling right in line with Destructo’s groovy, sinister club fare.
The track was first premiered over the summer, during Gary Richards’ star-studded final set at HARD Summer. Yo Gotti joined Richards on stage in front of a swarming crowd to debut the new collaboration, and now the track is finally seeing the light of day, coinciding with the swelling popularity of Gotti’s Nicki Minaj-assisted “Rake It Up”
With the radio cut currently charting, Yo Gotti does drops one off for the underground with Destructo on “Loaded.”
Dr. Fresch has prescribed a potent new g-house track. The LA-based producer, Tony Fresch, has consulted with NuKid on the intoxicating prescription, and it’s an undiluted dosage of bass — to say the least.
Speaking about the new track, Fresch said, “when NuKid and I decided to collaborate we wanted to create something that represented the cutting edge of g-house. We brought together a project that is a perfect mesh between contemporary bass house and west coast hip-hop. We’ve been rinsing this out for awhile now and hope our fans dig this one!”
While Dr. Fresch’s reputation has risen steadily over last year, 2018 seems as if it will be a fruitful year for his practice; one in which he’ll be admitting feverish basslines and seeing out a number of sick ghetto house cases alike.
Russian bass house duo Volac are back with their newest single “Walk Around.” The duo displays their unique style in cartoon comics through their own podcast, ‘VOLACAST,’ where they host guest mixes from friends and showcase their own original music.
Earlier in the year, Volac joined forces with HARD founder Destructo to make “What I Got.” The incendiary tune received more than 1 million streams on Soundcloud.
Volac’s amalgamation of bass music, g-house, and deep house has primed them for success in the current house music climate; the group’s heavy bass lines and grunting synths are carnal candy for sweaty dance floor boppers. Newest single “Walk Around” rolls as much as it thuds, synthesizing rhythm and aggressively saturated bass creating a thickly layered four on the floor sound.
House music fans should keep an ear out for Volac’s single while they “walk around” festival grounds this summer; they might recognize what they hear.
LA-based producer Tony Fresch, aka Dr. Fresch, has released his g-house rendition of rapper A$AP Ferg‘s “Plain Jane.” The remix is what Fresch refers to as “Future Ghetto,” with Ferg’s a capella over Fresch’s dark, booming bassline and nefarious production style, which combines electro and house elements.
Infusing Rap and Hip-Hop into his tunes is the name of Fresch’s game. The Ph.D in dance music has also remxied Gucci Mane‘s “Pillz,” and adapted N.W.A‘s “Gangsta Gangsta,” as a tribute to the deceased Hip-Hop legend, Eazy E –– the song that catapulted Fresch’s name to forefront in 2016.
Destructo has been entrancing dance floors long before DJs even had a face and a name in the music industry, let alone capacity for six figure paychecks. In the early 90’s, he orchestrated and DJ’ed massive warehouse raves in the LA underground scene, before eventually recording his own material.
“Bassface” is an instrumental blend of bass house and his characteristic g-house. With a sweeping, low-end bassline and dark, reverberating vocal sampling, it is safe to predict “Bassface’s” deliberate, ardent beat will be heard emanating from clandestine dance floors across the country.
The music video is equally as enticing, as the viewer gets to watch half Destructo’s face melt clean off his head due to bass overload.
Before Destructo became the king of west coast dance events and G-house’s popular champion, Gary Richards resumé already boasted the legwork that galvanized the 1990’s rave scene, creating and operating his own label, as well as a co-sign from Rick Rubin to lead Def American’s early electronic A&R channel. Richards is effectively a living time capsule of modern underground music’s most formative moments and at the root of his complexion is techno. He’s seen where it’s been from a firsthand perspective, so those looking for a crash course in underground dance history, tune in. Destrcuto has dropped off a new Spotify playlist curated to be a crate digger’s dream.
Stocked with cuts from OG’s including The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Moby, Kraftwerk and The KLF, Destructo offers up a lesson in techno and house history, showing off 30 of his personal favorites. Lords of Acid, who Richards had even signed in a past life, 808 State, and The Prodigy make appearances all well, giving an inside look at the tracks that shaped the industry leading tastemaker Richards has become today. Tune in and take notes.
London’s very own experimental trap producer TroyBoi has been hitting it hard with new releases lately — with his 20-track debut album, Left and Right, and an original single titled “Don’t Want.” The artist even made time to open up to Dancing Astronaut about his continuous rise in the electronic music scene. Now, TroyBoi is back with another brand new track while on his extensive North American tour.
The track, “Creeper,” comes as a Halloween night gift to fans featuring the artist’s signature trap-influenced undertones and dark, funeral paced progressions. The song’s true essence is built around muddled bass lines, hip-hop-styled 808 kicks, and breakbeat rhythms — all overlaid by the intro’s haunting vocal samples from the chorus of They’s “Jem.” From that point, the song progresses into a more ominous direction with a complexity that keeps listener’s glued to the track’s playful, spooky tone.