Rrotik is a talent to watch who’s currently rising out of the Brazilian house and tech house scene. The producer has stood out from the large pack of aspiring DJs through his keen abilities at weaving sounds into addictive records that are built for spurring a festive mood.
His latest piece on Be Rich Records alongside Lliam Taylor is a testament to such skills. “Bounce Back” bounds along a raunchy bass-line and jubilant bursts of synths that ready it for the club or festival setting. Gritty sampling amplifies the track’s overall effect, adding to the already high energy it exudes.
While he may be new to many g-house listeners SoundCloud feed, MixMason is looking to make his own mark in fusing bass-sawwing house and bar-shredding hip-hop.
The LA-based newcomer has been cultivating his own community around his HEATRØCK imprint, hosting monthly mix shows featuring fellow up-and-coming talent. Now, he has taken the reigns of his artist project and released his first original, “Need Dat.” Recruiting rising rap talent A.Tibbz to take topline responsibilities, MixMason takes listeners into the dark, rugged terrain of the house spectrum with a grinding lead bassline that will bring a fiery energy to any party.
Chuckie and GLOWINTHEDARK had a hit on their hands with “Turn Up The Bass.” Built for festivals and large dance arenas, the cut bounces along gritty electro melodies enticing vocal samples that are anchored with subtle layers of percussion.
The collaborators made a solid choice in their music video methodology, recognizing the song’s highly shuffle-able nature and thus recruiting pros across the globe to piece “Turn Up The Bass’” visual accompaniment together. What results is an attention-grabbing array of global shufflers whose various takes on the popular dance keep the viewer engaged the whole piece through. In fact, it’s quite difficult to resist the urge of joining in the coordinated effort by the time the track ends.
While his name may not be immediately recognized yet across the globe, ANGELZ has remained a staple addition to Tchami‘s branded Confession label. After touring with the esteemed French mega-producer for his nationwide Prophecy tour, ANGELZ has caught the ears of many with his trenchant G-house approach.
He continues steady success and growth with the delivery of a voracious three-track EP, Saint Thug II, — a “sequel” of sorts to his last one. Each individual track is emblazoned with a pleasingly anomalous bass-line that effectively captivate listeners into a hypnotic state of house.
Opening the EP with the first single “So Fly,” fans are quickly drawn into underlying percussive hits layered underneath endearing vocals from Kaleem Taylor, a recurring vocalist on Confession. Pushing a gritty bass-line amongst wailing sirens, “So Fly” exerts an underground feel right from the start.
Following up with his second hit “98 J.Lo,” rap verses immediately consume listeners as tenacious synth-lines take over the core production of this track. Incorporating brusque bass-hits that tie right into the typical G-house characteristics, “98 J.Lo” constructs the workings of a late-night warehouse anthem.
ANGELZ closes the EP by adding a unique addition to his EP with “Supafly.” Clearing the dance-floor with this stomper, muffled lyrics work their way into the track’s infectious melody line.
Dr. Fresch finally released a track we have been hearing in his sets throughout the summer, dubbed “Roll it Up.” Fresch posted the song as a free download on Soundcloud, and wrote that he took influences from UK Bassline House, G-House, and Funky Swervin Booty Ghetto Tech when forming the track’s bass-y sound. While we have never heard of the genre “Funky swervin booty ghetto tech,” Dr. Fresch’s newest release proves this new “genre” is one worth listening to.
In addition to the new song release and thanks to the positive reception of ‘Roll it Up,’ Dr. Fresch took to Twitter to tell fans that he will be finishing three collaborations and another solo song this week, and that fans should expect new music soon.
The king of sinister sounds, Drezo, has released a wicked remix of Nas‘ “Made You Look” showcasing overwhelming waves of bass and staggering, ominous beats. The remix features dark, pulsating undertones, evil, distorted vocals and is tied together by gripping builds and spellbinding, earth-shattering drops.
my genre isn’t house, it’s evil — welcome to the new
The release follows Drezo’s three track EP, Jaded, which dropped about a month ago and garnered widespread support for its foreboding ingenuity and provocative, unique production. Drezo’s signature sound is unlike anything being created in the dance music realm, as the LA-based producer has dubbed his style as straight “evil not house music.” With his remix of “Made You Look,” Drezo welcomes us to the new, bringing an unmatched intensity that can only mean the best is yet to come.
AC Slater‘s Night Bass imprint has been unavoidable for the past few years. In addition to steady releases of top-tier house and U.K. garage music, they have brought live experiences to festivals and clubs around the world. Now, the Night Bass leader is back with U.K. heavyweight Chris Lorenzo with an impressive new song.
Titled “Dope Slinger,” the track starts with a lonely, creeping tick before bringing in some synths and a distorted hip hop vocal. The song builds to an energetic drop, with a bouncing bassline and a club-ready drive, perfect for Lorenzo and AC Slater on the Night Bass Summer Phases tour.
“Dope Slinger” is available to download for free here.
LA-based house heavyweight Wax Motif has released music through a variety of labels, including Fool’s Gold, OWSLA, Mad Decent, and more. With his most recent Tokyo EP, the Australian DJ and producer adds Tchami’s Confession label to his impressive résumé of imprints.
The EP, while only consisting of two songs, gives a thorough taste of Wax Motif’s signature style. The title track, “Tokyo,” pairs an entrancing synth lead with a bouncing bass line, creating a classic bass house song. The producer then flexes his G-House stylings in the second track, “Make It Rain.” Using a pitched down hip-hop sample, Wax Motif seamlessly weaves together a song with deep growls and an upbeat groove ready for any dance floor.
Fresh off the announcement of their first ever American tour, Russian house duo VOLAC have just dropped a heavy new tune. Teased in BIJOU’s EDC Las Vegas set, the track has now been released on past collaborator Destructo’s label, HITS HARD.
VOLAC truly bring the heat in this song, fading a hip hop vocal in and out before an explosive drop. Holding nothing back, the duo pump out aggressive and distorted bass growls to create a dark track perfect for the late night dance floor. It is fitting, then, that VOLAC plan to embark on their tour to Australia on July 15 and America on August 3, making appearances at HARD Summer and Elements Fest NYC.
U.S. Tour Dates:
August 3 – EOS Lounge, Santa Barbara CA August 4 – Maya Day & Nightclub, Scottsdale AZ August 5 – Bang Bang, San Diego CA August 6 – HARD Summer, Fontana CA August 8 – TBA August 9 – La Cave, Orange County CA August 10 – Ethics Music Lounge, Austin TX August 11 – The Mid, Chicago IL August 12 – Flash, Washington DC August 13 – Elements Festival, New York NY
North American prospect Bobby Nourmand continues to garner positive momentum courtesy of his energetic and unrelenting pursuit of quirky house production. As the follow-up to seamless crossover moment “Deep In NY,” the LA-native once against unites fluid club fundamentals with a contemporary hip-hop twist for latest POTION single “Mind.” True to the label’s more experimental stand on the genre, DOC & Goodmorning once again step in with infectious vocal work in tow, accompanying Nourmand’s warped house sound with considerable coherence once again. We’re liking what we’ve heard from Bobby Nourmand and POTION’s strong but sparing collaborative streak to date, keeping the bar for this North American talent reassuringly high for 2017.