MUST LISTEN: Snails’ star-studded debut album ‘The Shell’ is a vestige of filth and grime

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If there’s one thing Montreal-based producer Snails has become synonymous with, its his slime-coated, grime-ridden brand of “Vomitstep” bass. When the up-and-comer released “Slugz” back in 2014, the menacing trap production would then incite the young producer’s ascension into dubstep notoriety. Hard to believe that nearly three years would pass before Snails would take the next step in his career with the release of his debut album.

Finally, Snails has released his long-awaited 12-track LP, The Shell, featuring support from a few industry heavy-hitters like Dion Timmer, Waka Flaka, Big Gigantic, Sullivan King, and Sarah Hudson.

The Shell is a well-conceived, expertly-executed project that spans the history of dubstep from its earliest days to its most cutting edge future. Look no further than the Liam Cormier and Travis Ritcher-assisted track, “The Anthem” or “The King Is Back” to be catapulted back to dubstep’s emergence from hard rock/metal-core. More forward-thinking tracks on the LP — from Waka Flaka and NGHTMRE collaborations to the melodic leaning HYTYD & MAX-assisted track, “To The Grave” — grant listeners a look into dubstep’s current iteration.

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NGHTMRE unveils new single ‘The Killer’

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NGHTMRE releases yet another vibrant single and adds to his ever-growing collection of forwarding thinking, dynamic productions. The production also features two newer artists, Bret James and RNSOM.

“The Killer” introduces mellow lyrics early that build to a heavy drop, infused a gravitational, raucous energy. With its thumping percussion, rumbing subbass, and staccato feel, “The Killer” is certain to be a headbanging favorite in sets going forward.

 

 

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Calvin Harris donates proceeds from Omnia show to Las Vegas Victims fund

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In this wake of the Las Vegas shooting — officially the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — the electronic dance community has come together to support victims, their families, and the city itself. Calvin Harris is the latest producer to join a growing list of high profile artists donating in the wake of the tragedy. Harris announced that he would be donating the show fee from his performance at the Omnia nightclub on October 14 to the Vegas Victims fund via an Instagram post.

Other producers to pledge their support include Diplo, Tiësto, Kaskade, NGHTMRE, and Zedd among many others. The tragedy in Vegas has shaken the music industry to its core, and artists and fans alike have come together in a show of strength and support for Las Vegas.

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NGHTMRE is donating proceeds from new merch line entirely to victims of the Las Vegas attack

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NGHTMRE has been planning the launch of a new merchandise line for some time and, in light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, the ever-rising producer has decided to use that launch for some good.

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Today only, all — 100% — of the proceeds from merchandise sold will go directly to those individuals and families affected by the attack. We’ve attached the product list below, with every product available for purchase here.

Product List:

  • Face Tee – Black
  • All-Over Face Tee – White
  • 3D Wave Tee – White
  • 3D Wave Tee – Black
  • Cube Tee – Black
  • Cube Tee – White
  • Women’s Oversized Tee – Black
  • Women’s Tank 18 Singles – White
  • Cube Hoodie – Black
  • Cube Dad Hat – Black
  • Box Dad Hat – White
  • 3D Wave Flax 5×3 – Black
  • 3D Wave Flag 3×2 – Black
  • NGHTMRE Sticker Pack

 

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NGHTMRE experiments with punk rock in genre-blending new track ‘On The Run’

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NGHTMRE masterfully blends smooth vocals, electronic music, and, most surprisingly, punk rock  in his new release “On the Run” with Passeport.

A tribal flair interweaves between the punching electric guitar and synthesized notes that pull the track together. “On The Run” is the first single off of the LA-based producer’s upcoming EP, which is set to be released on Mad Decent. The track demonstrates NGHTMRE’s evolving production style and ability to experiment with multiple genres.

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Snails and NGHTMRE are two heavyweights when it comes to raucous doses of bass, and thus it’s no surprise that their new collaboration “Only Want U” is highly anticipated. As expected, the track packs a significant punch but also some conspicuous diversions from their usual sounds.

The track has an anthemic feel from the beginning, with Akylla’s vocals draped in heavy doses of reverb. Their catchiness alone would make this dubstep production a likely favorite in many future sets but the two producers bring a heavy punch to the drop. The first features serrated synth leads and touches of Snails signature sound design. Still, the track makes room for ebullient waves that make for an undeniably powerful listening experience.

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Carmada are back with heavy new NGHTMRE collaboration, ‘Embrace’

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Carmada cropped up in 2014, disrupting the bass music mill with their boisterous brand of futuristic dance products, though it wasn’t long before the group once again went dark. The OWSLA-signed side project of Aussie beat makers L D R U and Yahtzel made an explosive impression, and after some tantalizing radio silence, the duo appears to be back — and they have NGHTMRE in tow for a heavy handed reintroduction called “Embrace.”

The new collaboration ropes in versework from Sydney-based vocalist Xavier Dunn, paired with NGHTMRE and Carmada’s complementary styles, making for a bombastic low-end groove polished with syncopated percussion and crashing sample work. NGHTMRE continues to stake his claim in the bass genre with the new joint product, while demand for more Carmada continues to rise.

The track comes very shortly after an unexpected hilarious new video short from Carmada that alludes to a new EP and possibly even a tour in the works. Until then, we have a satiating new piece in “Embrace,” out now via Mad Decent.

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Snails teams up with Space Laces for ‘Break it Down’

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Snails and Space Laces have teamed up for the new single “Break it Down,” with vocals by Sam King. The track merges the hardest aspects of trap and dubstep with King rapping throughout. If you recognize the song, don’t be surprised. We’ve heard teases of the new track in sets over the past few months — such as in NGHTMRE‘s EDCLV set. “Break it Down” will appeal to anyone looking for a fast-paced, riotous song to get their Saturday night going.

If one has patience though, fans can experience Snails in person on one of his remain tour dates or at Colorado’s Red Rocks for the first ever Sluggtopia festival. With support from NGHTMRE and JOYRYDE — with more names yet to be announced — the levels of bass at the amphitheater are sure to be off the charts

Tour Dates:

7/28 – Tomorrowland Weekend 2 – Boom, Belgium
7/29 – Emmaboda Festival – Emmaboda, Sweden
8/4 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
8/12 – 8/13 – Moonrise Festival – Baltimore, MD
8/13 – Summer Set Music & Camping Festival – Somerset, WI
9/1 – Electric Zoo – New York, NY
9/2 – 9/3 – Sun City Music Festival – El Paso, TX
9/15 – 9/17 – Nocturnal Wonderland – San Bernardino, CA
9/29 – 10/1 – Lost Lands Festival – Thornville, OH
10/6 – Sluggtopia Red Rocks – Denver, CO
Tickets to Sluggtopia can be purchased here.

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Slander & NGHTMRE announce Gud Vibrations show at the NOS Events Center

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Slander and NGHTMRE are bringing their Gud Vibrations show back to Southern California, hosting their very own mini festival inside the NOS Events Center on Saturday, July 29.  As announced this past weekend at EDC Las Vegas, the trio of producers will perform a b2b set featuring the sizable “Atom”, which was a central component of their Gud Vibrations bus tour this past fall.

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The rest of the lineup will include artists such as G Jones, Habstrakt, ARMNHMR, and more. To celebrate the announcement, Slander and NGHTMRE have put together the following playlist for fans to enjoy in the weeks leading up to the next installment of Gud Vibrations.

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Heavy.

It’s probably the best word to describe Castor Troy’s music. With each new release, whether it be an original or a remix, the producer brings the a sonic inferno. Listeners are almost able to feel the physical heat coming off of tracks like “Always Have” or his remix of NGHTMRE and Boombox Cartel‘s “Aftershock.”

“Sleepless,” Troy’s latest release, is no exception to this tradition. The track starts off slowly, ushering in the producer’s emotion-laden vocals with a soft background piano. In his former single, “Prisoner,” the artist included a short description of the song, describing the vocal trouble he was going through at the time.

“[I] had some severe vocal issues at the time and only was able to write two songs that year with vocals,” he says. “You can hear my throat rasp in [‘Prisoner’] but I ended up keeping it… it was a snapshot of how I was at that time. Since then I had to hire a vocal coach whole saved my throat and there is more to come.”

“More to come” includes “Sleepless,” which demonstrates the strong vocal power the producer possesses. The new output manages to be both emotional and heavy, appealing to fans of both future bass and trap worlds. In “Sleepless,” it’s impossible to tell that the singer ever had vocal trouble, and this track feels like Castor Troy has really come into his own.

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