Snails has teamed up with Kill The Noise, affectionately self-dubbed Kill The Snails, to create a heavy-handed metal/dubstep hybrid featuring Sullivan King and Jonah Kay. The new face melter, titled “Shake The Ground” finds Snails and Kill The Noise in the booth together ahead of their slated back-to-back performance at HARD Summer in August. Enlisting his OWSLA veteran contemporary on the new collaboration, Snails is officially launching his newly announced record label Slugz Music with his latest.
The track’s piercing, screaming vocals rattle over a pulsing bass backdrop. Screaming vocals pierce the listener to their core, and compliment the pulsing backdrop. “Shake The Ground” is exactly the type of assaulting output one would image would come from one of dubstep’s most venerated forces linking with bass music’s current reigning heavyweight. On the new release, Snails explains,
“We wanted to try something new and different on this one and bring our metal and rock n’ roll roots into the song. The energy of the crowds when we drop this song at festivals is what makes it all worth it. Really, really proud of this one!”
Seven Lions, Kill The Noise, Tritonal, and HALIENE just released an instant classic, “Horizon.” The track, which has made appearances all of the artist’s live sets for months now, is a beautifully anthemic ballad with all the twists and turns of an emotional rollercoaster ride.
A cinematic and hypnotic opening draws listeners immediately in, buttressed with HALIENE’s angelic vocals and deep lyrics. The first drop leads into a beautifully blended whirlwind of synths and swirling melodies coming together in perfect pandemonium. At the song’s second drop, one is taken into a fantastically different direction with a wonky and wonderful display of half-time bass, along with glittering video game synths and arpeggiated chords that are akin to a Porter Robinson track.
Finally, “Horizons” takes a precipitous turn toward DnB-imbued terrain with an impressive finale design that explores speedier tempos and brisk drum work. The track is illuminating, incredibly dynamic, and yet cleanly packaged into a carefully designed masterpiece that is sure to ignite dance floors and festival main stages for years to come. Fans will assuredly be witnessing the song’s magical energy from Seven Lions, Kill The Noise, and HALIENE at EDC Las Vegas this weekend.
HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee dance and hip-hop match ups, laced together by the underground’s finest newcomer talents, dropping off a lineup of over 70 acts. Best of all, 2018 now is officially the year of the back-to-back.
Additional firepower from Mija, k?d, Tokimonsta, Madam X, Joyryde and many more round out one of HARD’s best bookings to date. And with the festival boasting added amenities, updated safety and comfort features, plus a hilarious trailer that pins Diplo as the “Dawson’s Creek looking motherf****r” he is, we’re looking at what could be the most over-the-top edition of HARD Summer yet.
Things have been known to get weird at Holy Ship! events. The ship set sail just two days ago, and reports of oddities have already made it back to land.
Norwegian Cruise Line, the company that operates the ships used for the maritime festival, issued a statement about their open pizza bar that’s anything but normal. Previous incidents have apparently led the company to announce that their pizza bar is for eating, not fornicating.
“We feel it is our duty to remind our guests that pizza is for eating, not fornicating,” the message reads. “Sexual acts with our handcrafted pizza can bring unintended health consequences and can pose a safety hazard for other passengers aboard our journey.”
Multi-talented Mat Zo has let some more of his personality shine through on his Twitter. The Brit-born producer unleashed a tweet storm of self-recorded home videos of himself performing The M Machine‘s “Tiny Anthem,” along with a cover of close friend Kill The Noise‘s “All In My Head,” on his ukulele. The Grammy-nominated artist is an obvious fan of Porter Robinson as well, with his very own renditions of “Flicker,” “Language,” and Robinson’s debut single under his Virtual Self alias, “Eon Break.”
What incited the quirky little jam session? His girlfriend being sick on a rainy day. The string of ukulele covers shows a unique side of Zo’s talents and provides a fun and refreshing look into another side of his music and personality.
My gf is sick in bed and it’s raining so I’ve been figuring out how to play all my friends tunes to pass the time. I’m sorry for filling your timeline with ukulele covers
Monstercat has gained a well-deserved reputation for pushing the boundaries of dance music. Whether it is collaborating with the gaming community or bringing together artists no one ever thought they would see listed alongside one another, the label has done it all. In May, Monstercat release a compilation, Uncaged, that brought together incredible releases from their label regardless of genre. Uncaged Vol. 1 was such a success, that the label is back with a new offering from the series.
Now we are on Vol. 3, and the third iteration upholds the greatness we have now come to expect from the series. The album alternates between electronic mainstays like Ookay‘s “Lighthouse” and new tunes like Reach’s “Nobushi.” Other artists featured on Uncaged Vol. 3 are Pegboard Nerds, Seven Lions, Kill the Noise, Slander, and Kayzo among many others.
Three years ago, two of electronic music’s heavy hitters Kill The Noise and Mat Zo teamed up for the very first time to form a single and since limited project dubbed Kill The Zo.
Having released just one single together, “Part 1,” that exemplified Zo and Kill The Noise’s culminated creative capabilities, fans have been longing for more ever since. Three years later, the two have now revived the duo with a heavy-hitting track sure satisfy the quench of their longing audience in a downright dirty way on Big Gigantic‘s “Got The Love.”
The dynamic duo took the meaning of repurposing to a whole new level, incorporating a unique combination of sounds both within the track’s build and its smooth ending. Throwing in an atmospheric organ, guitar riff and vocals of Jennifer Hartswick, the already energetic track marches to the beat of a newly amplified drum.
Two of dance music top acts, Kill The Noise and Mat Zo, have gotten together to create an experimental collaborative track, “Part 1,” released as an EP that also features a remix by Krayysh. While the single falls within the ballpark of KTN’s sound and style it highlights the versatility of Mat Zo’s creative output.
The duration of “Part 1” contains a progressive metal type bridge, followed up by a more powerful second drop and is packed with unexpected sonic elements. From an extraterrestrial bass to the East Asian instrumental samples, this track leans in to the unexpected. The flawless sound design benefits from both producers’ expert skill in their relative creative outputs. Whether the collaboration is a one off remains to be seen, but fans are likely eager to hear a follow up from the duo after hearing this down right dirty track.
Stratus have just created one of the most nightmarish tracks of the year thus far with “Eliminate Them.”
The dubstep track is as brilliant as it is utterly creepy. Stratus’ focus on building the drama of the track takes up the first third of the track, which makes the drop even more satisfying when it does hit. The producer’s attention to detail is what makes this track stand out. Though the drops are incredible portions of “Eliminate Them,” his builds in between are even more noteworthy.