KAYZO and xo sad serve up bass with a side of emo for ‘FAKE FAKE FAKE’

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KAYZO seems to have the scene on lock-down since his rather recent, thunderous entrance. The perpetual bass-wielder put out his riot-inducing debut album less than a year ago; and yet, he still hasn’t missed a beat–endlessly toiling away in the studio, procuring tracks on a semi-regular basis.

KAYZO’s latest, “FAKE FAKE FAKE” is a fiery douse of dubstep tinged with more than a hint of sadness. The latter comes with help from a recent Becko alias, xo sad, fusing morose punk/screamo-infused vocals, grinding guitar chords, and pelting bass melodies. The track depicts a trouncing tale of heartbreak: “You’re the reason I still hate / Is this really what you wanted?”

An emotional KAYZO took to Twitter to designate the release a memorable milestone along his rather nascent sonic voyage: “I’m finding my sound and I couldn’t be happier. I love you guys. Thank you for following me on this journey.”

Kayzo and Gammer link up for new release ‘Forever’

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KAYZO and Gammer are have teamed up for a new track titled “Forever,” and the result is is as gargantuan as one might expect from a collaboration between these two powerhouses. It starts off in a deceptively melodic way, but this peace is only temporary. Soon, the beautiful opening falls into bouncy chords and an enchanting vocals that cascade over a raunchy drop. Their robotic weapons in store, the two collaborators douse their audiences in headbang-inducing chaos that operates as a weapon on the dancefloor.

“Forever” is out now via Ultra Music. Prior to merging his talents with Gammer, KAYZO had been immersed in an immense tour schedule which has seen his name pop up on a variety of iconic festival rosters. His latest single, an edit of Papa Roach’s “Last Resort,” gave a taste of the influence the LA-based producer would have on his Gammer collaboration. Gammer in the meantime has been putting out his own grimey series of bass-infused house and dub records, percolating until “Forever’s” release.


Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort’ gets a modern day facelift from Kayzo

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The 2000s were a time for head banging, alternative rock/metal, and angst…so much angst. For all the kids or teens in the aughts, there is no doubt that they heard Papa Roach’s “Last Resort.” The original featured grimy guitar riffs, hardcore percussion and the iconic, catchy, dark vocals.

As time progressed music started to change, electronic music started to rise, and those kids turned into adults. But being an adult doesn’t mean they can’t scream lyrics at top of their lungs and remember every word from the songs that built them, and this Kayzo remix proves that it is in fact still cool to do just that.

Kayzo slows”Last Resort” down just a touch and turns it into a modern dubstep banger. By keeping the original guitar intact for the verses and then infusing the build ups with blistering bass and staggering synths, he reimagines the track while still keeping the originals integrity. So if you’ve been looking for a bit of revamped nostalgia, Kayzo has you covered.

Breakaway Music Festival announces two feverous lineups for Columbus & Grand Rapids

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Prime Social Group is back with their biggest unveil to date. Now boasting nine festivals under the Breakaway, Prime, Haunted Fest, and #Fest brands, PSG’s elevating the supreme curation the brand’s been exploring at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. This year, Breakaway Music Festival serves as an outright testament to the booking that’s taking the industry by storm.

The festival will return to Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park on August 24 & 25 and Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium on August 24–26, expanding into a three-day festival installment for the first time ever.

Columbus’ Breakaway Music Festival Columbus welcomes the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade, live electronic innovators ODESZA, the modern 4/4 master Chris Lake, OWSLA’s own bass champion Ekali, Phantoms, Kayzo, and more. Columbus will also invite some of contemporary music’s most in-demand acts including pop maverick Halsey, Khalid, and Quinn XCII.

Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids will also host ODESZA, as well as Borgeous, NGHTMRE, Migos, and many, many more.

As PSG’s booking outreach continues, Breakaway Music Festival will only continue to serve as an emblem of the brand’s coveted understanding of its young audience.

Photo Credit: Tyler Church

Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

Featured photo: aLIVE Coverage.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 25

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Since it came out a few days ago, Mielo‘s track “The Wayfarer” with Pauline Herr hasn’t left my rotation. There’s something completely riveting about this track — from Herr’s haunting, melancholy vocals to the journey-like soundscape Mielo’s composed. Every time I listen, I find myself completely caught up in “The Wayfarer” and its pure beauty.

This one was discovered because of a Savoy repost, which makes perfect sense given their “electronic rock music” branding. This track by newcomers Crymynals and Fatherdude is a fierce electronic tune that dips its toes into elements of rock ‘n’ roll along the way. With a driving bassline and powerful vocals from Fatherdude, “One More Day” caught my ear immediately.

Kayzo‘s debut album, Overload, has been out for a full week now, and I’m still hooked on almost every track. For me, nostalgia hard with this LP, as Kayzo’s incorporated elements of punk rock into almost every track. Songs like “Alright Then” feature The Zealots’ Micah Martin, whose voice matches up impeccably with Kayzo’s heavy style.

London producer Wilkinson has been making huge strides over the past year, from a fiery collaboration with Dimension to his sophomore studio album in April of last year. His latest track, “Decompression,” is another fine example of his drum & bass proficiency. Wilkinson skillfully builds and drops the track throughout its length, drawing the listener in with computerized sound bites and a fast-paced drum & bass pattern.

Continuing with the UK drum & bass theme, The Prototypes have released a sweltering remix of their standout 2017 track, “Electric,” by Mind Vortex. This incredible take on “Electric” is part of The Prototypes’ Get Hype Remixed EP, which is chock full of bold, energy-packed reworks like this one.

Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz among artists added to Tomorrowland 2018 line-up

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Crowned recently as the world’s most celebrated social media event, Tomorrowland is ramping up for it’s 14th iteration with a bevy of announcements this month. For this year’s duly themed edition, dubbed “The Story of Planaxis,” expect to see spectacle performances from headliners Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Axwell / Ingrosso, Netsky, RL Grime, and a fresh new face in REZZ, along with specially-curated stages from Carl CoxJamie Jones, Tiësto, and Pryda.

The illustrious global gathering is known for showcasing the top talent in dance music, and 2018 is shaping up to be no different with the announcement of Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Ben Nicky, Coone, KAYZO, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.

Tomorrowland returns to Boom, Belgium from July 20–July 22 for its first weekend, revisiting from July 27-July 29 for its second. Tickets and travel packages are still available here.

Full the full list of Tomorrowland 2018 artist additions:



Alison Wonderland

Ben Nicky

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Recondite (live)

Mark with a K

Eric Prydz


Jamie Jones

Martin Solveig

Richie Hawtin


Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Tale Of Us

Vini Vici

French Montana

Yellow Claw

Kayzo releases debut LP ‘Overload’

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Kayzo — has officially released his debut LP titled Overload. The Los Angeles-based producer has climbed the ranks of electronic music, gaining notoriety for his non linear approach towards production. As is the case on his album, listeners can expect the unexpected, with songs often shifting tempo two or three times before ending.

Capuozzo’s injection of hard rock guitar samples into forward-thrusting dubstep ballads characterizes his artistic versatility. Seemingly non-related styles blend into a cohesive, yet tough sonic landscape. Overload’s eponymous second track, for example, sounds as though a rogue force is orchestrating the entire effort. Beginning with doomsday breakdowns, it shifts around the 2 minute mark into breakneck psy, flooding the listener with acidic production touchstones.

The album features vocal accompaniments from Micah Martin, whose voice emulates a 2000s punk singer  — an apt inclusion to Kayzo’s industrial soundscapes. What starts out like a melodic build might transform into darkness in an instant, thanks to Micah’s assistance.

“The Overload album started with an idea of bringing the music I listened to in my youth and most vulnerable time with what I have been able to cultivate in the electronic space” Kayzo notes about his LP. “I grew up on rock and pop punk so for me it was really important to bring the musical sound that helped shape me as a kid with what I love now.”

Capuozzo’s tendency to err on the side of extreme audio textures is something that has come to define him as an artist. The synthesis of punk elements into the electronic sphere is a point towards the pure aggression embodied in nearly every track.

“I grew up on rock and pop punk so for me it was really important to bring the musical sound that helped shape me as a kid with what I love now.”

Kayzo’s debut album marks a steep departure from the electronic mainstream. Although sometimes its thrusts feel a bit overwhelming, its influences come from a genuinely authentic space, and their translation into the electronic sphere is a chaotic, wonderful mess.

Dancing Astronaut recently named Kayzo as one of our 2017 Breakout Artists of the Year.

KAYZO – OVERLOAD feat. Micah Martin

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Hayden Capuozzo — aka KAYZO — has ascended the ranks of dubstep and trap producers, solidifying himself as one of electronic music’s most versatile young producers. His discography has received support from a flock of A-List producers, even going deep on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends show. To begin the year Capuozzo went b2b with HerobustJauzOokayGetter and Slushii on Holy Ship!

Newest track “OVERLOAD” featuring Micah Martin begins as a textbook dub heavy release, shifting gears around the three minute mark to take the form of a psy-trance-inspired firework. KAYZO’s mercurial artistic progression, off kilter approach to production, and stringent devotion to his craft are all certain to propel him further into the electronic music stratosphere in 2018.




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Tritonal transforms DJ Snake’s ‘A Different Way’ in remix

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Tritonal is the latest group to try their hand at remixing DJ Snake‘s “A Different Way.” Notable remixes of the track so far have included Henry Fong, DevaultKayzo, and Bro Safari with ETC! ETC!

Tritonal totally transforms the backdrop of the song, retaining only the vocals from the original. The duo inserts their signature upbeat sound and an elaborate chord synth progression for the drop, making the track a perfect radio song or club hit.

The progressive house duo has been busy touring and releasing hit release after hit release in 2017, and with this remix drop, they show no signs of stopping in the new year.

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