SNAILS, Kill The Noise, and Sullivan King are back together on ‘Front 2 Back’

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SNAILS, Kill The Noise, and Sullivan King have teamed up to deliver their next heavy-hitting masterpiece in the form of “Front 2 Back.” The single follows previous collaborative effort “Shake The Ground.” Fans of the infusion of screamo and electronic music will find a small slice of heaven in the song, which lures listeners in with Sullivan King’s gut-wrenching vocals from the single’s first note.

Initially, the song seems to be a primarily metal release until a surprise drop engulfs the listeners with the heaviest sounds the three producers can come together to yield. “Front 2 Back” will leave listeners’ heads spinning as bass drops, pulsing metal accents, and dubstep accents overtake the final few minutes of the release.

Kill The Noise speaks about the collaboration in an official release, stating, “Even when this was still a demo it went off so hard every single time. Literally the first time I played it people heard the hook once and were singing along. Really cool moment for sure! Really stoked to work with these guys again we always have a lot of fun workin’ on ideas together.”

The track is out on SNAILS’s own Slugz Music imprint.

NMF Roundup: Madeon reveals ‘Good Faith,’ deadmau5 takes to the skies on ‘SATRN’ + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

At long last, Madeon’s sophomore LP, Good Faith, has arrived. Though it’s been long-anticipated, the electronic music community didn’t have time to anticipate new deadmau5, which dropped out of thin air on Nov. 15. Dillon Francis’ Magic Is Real makes a full appearance alongside these, tapping artists like Vera Hotsauce for “Barely Breathing.” MK and Sonny Fodera link with Raphaella for “One Night,” and Chris Lake and Solardo “Free Your Body” on their latest. GRiZ’s Bangers[4].Zip has arrived, featuring songs like “Tiger Kingdom Space Camp,” and MJ Cole’s remixed Flume and Vera Blue’s “Rushing Back.” Friction delivers some drum ‘n’ bass goodness on “Good To Me,” and Eli Brown puts his own spin on Dom Dolla’s “San Frandisco.” Snails, Kill The Noise, and Sullivan King team up for a new mega-collab, “Front 2 Back,” and NGHTMRE and Gunna bring the heat with “CASH COW.” Gammer returns to Monstercat for “Brostep Strikes Back,” and Klingande releases his long-awaited debut LP, The Album. Oliver Heldens links with Firebeatz, Schella, and Carla Monroe for “Lift Me Up,” and Dirty South and Marion Amira prove a formidable force on “All I Need.” Dillon Nathaniel goes deep on a new tech house heater, “Do It Again,” and R3HAB teams up with ZAYN and Jungleboi on “Flames.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Subtronics and Snails connect for monstrous joint effort, ‘SNAILCLOPS’ [Stream]

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Subtronics continues his seismic collaboration streak, this time with the kingpin of Slugz Music, Snails. The pair’s joint effort is titled “SNAILCLOPS,” a namesake logo combination and a menacing beast of bass. Beginning with an ominous mist, a jack-in-the-box crank melody, and clear “WARNING” vocal chops cropped straight out of a nuclear reactor meltdown scene, the buildup leads into a heinous, stomping break that combines Snails’ grimy sound design and Subtronics rhythmic syntax.

Subtronics has been on a roll this year, releasing selects with the likes of Ganja White Night, Rusko, and GRiZ. His “Griztronics” partnership with the saxophone swinging electro-funk figurehead has been a festival pleaser as Subtronics continues to establishe himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bass acts on the scene in 2019.

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îleSoniq Festival adopts île Sainte-Helene as home for 2019 edition

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Montréal hosts a steady stream of premier musical talent at all times of the year. During the summer months in particular, the city welcomes individuals from all corners of the world for back-to-back festival weekends and one-off events held throughout the city’s quarters. Approaching the second weekend of August, event promoter evenko gear up for îleSoniq Festival, their third and final musical event of the season.

Returning back to their initial homebase on the city’s île Sainte-Hélène from August 9-10, îleSoniq boasts a world class selection of electronic artists across three uniquely curated stages dedicated to representing the best in house and techno, bass, and main stage festival talent. After last year’s edition brought the festival to a new section of the island, locals and festival veterans have been quick to express their excitement over the venue switch.

To round out their weighted lineup, the festival introduces a bevy of hip-hop performers in an effort to match the increasing trend of multi-genre electronic music festivals. Ahead of the impending weekend, attendees can expect to see a wide variety of talent—spanning from hometown heroes Adventure Club and Snails, to embracing main stage steadfast KSHMR’s momentous debut in Quebec.

View the festival’s daily schedules below.

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GA and VIP wristbands are available for purchase online.

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SNAILS and Krimer combine forces for ‘Jackhammer’

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SNAILS is perhaps one of the most exciting purveyors of dubstep’s resurgence, and he’s just put out his first single of 2019: “Jackhammer.” As with all of SNAILS’ work, “Jackhammer” kicks restraint to the curb, firing frequencies at the listener like a high-caliber machine gun.

Released on his own imprint, Slugz Music, SNAILS tapped Krimer, another rising star in the world of dubstep, to collaborate on this track.

“I’m so happy with how Jackhammer came together,” SNAILS said in a release. “Krimer and I live 20 minutes away from each other so we finally decided to sit down in the studio and give birth to this filthy banger!”

SNAILS will embark on a massive tour this summer, hitting massive festivals like Bass Canyon and Lollapalooza, as well as his own headlining events including the third annual Slugtopia at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on Oct. 4. Find the full schedule here.

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îleSoniq reveals phase one lineup for Aug. 9-10 takeover: Above & Beyond, Marshmello, Kaskade, and more

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îleSoniq has commemorated their sixth anniversary with the anticipated reveal of their phase one lineup, giving festival-goers an idea of the explosion of artists in store. As previous years have found success in fusing the hip-hop and electronic music spheres together, the 2019 edition returns to parc Jean-Drapeau over Aug. 9-10 for the return of the annual event. 

Headliners Above & Beyond and Marshmello are scheduled to close out festivities throughout the weekend, and will be accompanied by main stage selects Alesso and Kaskade to light up the weekend, in addition to by sets from fan-favorites across the electronic spectrum. For the first time in îleSoniq history, attendees can expect to be immersed with the sounds of its inaugural underground house and techno stage, complete with sets by Nicole Moudaber, Lane 8, Yotto and Claptone.

In addition to the influx of house and techno artists, bass fans will witness the return of head-banging dignitary Excision, along with the likes of Mastadon, Peekaboo, Midnight T, G. Jones and Montréal native, Snails amidst the weekend.

Two-day festival passes available for purchase here.

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Adventure Club links up with Modern Machines for euphoric Taking Back Sunday rework

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The last leg of 2018 featured a whole lot of Adventure Club, including a remix of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices” and an explosive Snails collaboration “Follow Me.” To keep things rolling, the Canadian duo enlisted NYC-based DJ Modern Machines — who’s coming off an official remix for Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero — and alt-pop trio Saint Slumber on their latest cover of Taking Back Sunday’s “MakeDamnSure.”

Released on Proximity, this talented group of musicians do Taking Back Sunday plenty justice. The vocals from Saint Slumber are impeccable, harmonizing perfectly for an aesthetically pleasing cover of the famed rock band’s original. When layered over some light piano and staccato leads, the perfect verse is born, building into a euphoric, synth-heavy drop.

Saint Slumber is on the rise and Modern Machines is coming off headline shows at Marquee NYC, E11EVEN Miami, and more, so expect this one to climb the ranks.

Lunar Lunes: Oliverse releases ‘Somethin Good,’ Adventure Club take on Underoath, Shaun Frank creates ‘Shapes’ + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

RÜFÜS DU SOL lead off volume three of the Solace remixes with a gorgeously atmospheric take on “Lost in My Mind” from Icarus. Prince Fox continues his string of recent releases with “Rock Paper Scissors,” and Approaching Nirvana returns with the emotive and melodic “Lost The Signal” with Cara Leigh. Summer Was Fun brings Lil Dweeb aboard for “Simple,” and Oliverse returns to Disciple for a formidable dubstep track, “Somethin Good.” Adventure Club tackle Underoath‘s “Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape” in a new remix. Fytch takes on DROELOE‘s “Step By Step” in the duo’s new remix package for The Choices We Face. Shaun Frank wraps up 2018 with a groovy house tune on Spinnin’ Records, “Shapes.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Stream Snails’s ‘SLIMEAGEDDON’ EP, a grotesque project from the ‘Slug King’ himself

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Snails‘s SLIMEAGEDDON EP is here, with its arrival just as viscous as the sagely chosen title intends.

The seven-track mass of swampy tracks saw release off the Canadian dubstep DJ/producer’s newly minted Slugz Music. Prior to the EP release, the “Slug King” slowly seeped out a foreboding foray of offerings from the project, including “Follow Me,” with Adventure Club featuring Sara Diamond, “Snailephant” with Wooli, “Redline” with Boogie T, and “Magnets” with Zeds Dead featuring Akylla.

“RAVN,” “Crank Bass,” featuring Liam Cormier, and “Bonkers” featuring Sirah are the newly released tracks off the project, all of which carry Snail’s signature cutthroat bass format and mayhem persona. “RAVN” has more of a cinematic appeal, acting as the opening segment to what is undoubtedly a well-curated project amongst friends.

The EP’s rollout comes soon after the unveiling of Snails’s original comic book, THE SLUGGERNAUT, a culmination of the music producer’s persistent use of vivid visuals and unique character fantasy. His website describes the comic book as “SLIMEAGEDDON, King Slugz, SLUGGTOPIA, and The Shell are all part of a bigger vision — one that hasn’t been fully explained…until now.”

Lunar Lunes: Golf Clap remix BROODS, Chime takes on Super Smash Bros, Volac return to Night Bass + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

In this week’s installment, Golf Clap put a groovy spin on BROODS‘ “Peach.” Nicky Romero re-imagines Martin Garrix‘s “Dreamer” with Mike Yung as a melody-centric big room track, and Moscow duo Volac return to AC Slater‘s Night Bass with their Funky EP. Chime holds nothing back on an creative dubstep remake of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate “Main Theme / Lifelight.” Prince Fox continues his string of remixes with a take on Travis Scott‘s chart-topping “Sicko Mode,” and QUIX puts his own spin on GASHI‘s “Creep On Me.” KUURO deliver a formidable Monstercat release, “What U Wanna Do” with Spencer Ludwig, and Alvin Risk reveals his latest as HA with Hodgy, “O.P.E.N.” Culture Code and Rabinik tug at the heartstrings with “Love Somebody,” and Trivecta pounds out a powerful trance beat on his remix of Myon and Late Night Alumni‘s “Hearts & Silence.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).