After three long years of pioneering the “Vomitstep” genre, Snails finally released his long-awaited debut studio LP, The Shell. So what could be next for the Canadian party boy producer? Why, birthing his very own record label of course.
The Vomitstep pioneer has officially announced the creation of Slugz Music via his Facebook page. In what is sure to be one stop destination for slime-coated, grime-ridden bass music, one can only imagine the names that his newly minted imprint will attract.
Netherlands-based producer Dion Timmer has accomplished more than most kids his age. By the age of 10 Timmer had discovered dubstep and realized his passion for music. Fast forward about 7 years and now he has collaborated with Snails, Bro Safari, Adventure Club and gone on tour with Excision.
If that’s not enough, then hitting play on his latest release on Monstercat, “Shiawase,” should be enough to reinforce the fact that the kid is talented to say the very least. Following his theme of pitched up vocal chops along with his exceptionally technical sound design, he creates a light-hearted and dynamic song that feels as if it was exported directly from a video game.
If that cup of coffee didn’t do it’s job this morning, then Dion Timmer has you covered.
Additional artists performing at “Summer’s Last Stand” include Vulfpeck, Snails, RL Grime, Gramatik, and more. This year, North Coast will also debut all-new daily showcases curated by industry collectives, showing off the best sounds in hip-hop, house, rock, and beyond with sets from the likes of The Cool Kids, Lyrical Lemonade, and more.
Few things announce intentions as well as a strategic use of “Motherfucker.” Keenly aware of this fact, Jauz and Snails named their gripping new collaboration “Motherfuckers.”
An eponymous sample drops all sense decorum in the first few seconds as the track’s tension builds. Unsurprising, given both producers’ status at the forefront of bass-heavy music, the drop itself manages to surpass its title in terms of grinding power and propulsive energy. It’s a welcome new addition to both’s catalogue, and another win for Jauz’s Bite This label.
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.
Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment.
In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.
Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.
After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival returns to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, on August 10–13, 2018. Organizers of the transformational event have already dangled some tantalizing teasers in REZZ, The Glitch Mob, Kyle Watson, and DJ QBert. Today, the festival announces the first phase for its 21st annual edition.
BUKU Music + Art Project has just announced the final lineup additions for their seventh annual festival, held March 9–10, 2018 at Mardi Gras Worldin downtown New Orleans. Set across five unique stages, including the backdrop of an abandoned early 20th Century power plant and a warehouse featuring the city’s iconic Mardi Gras floats, the urban two-day event fuses hip-hop and electronic acts into a forward-thinking and diverse musical lineup, along with live street art, custom-made industrial graffiti installations, and dozens of surprise “pop-up” performances.
Joining 2018 headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Virtual Self on this final phase roster is chart-topping Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert, and melodic maestro Illenium, who’ll be bringing his full “Awake” production for a special live show. Other support on the phase three bill includes “vomit-step” pioneer Snails, Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God, Chicago rapper Noname, Dirtybird house duo Walker & Royce, and exclusive VIP b2b performances from Eprom and Mad Zach. Also big on spotlighting local NOLA talent, Buku will showcase curated by acclaimed local artist collective Pink Room Project.
Tier four tickets are on sale now, starting at $190 for GA and $275 for VIP. More information on ticketing is available here. Buku Music + Art Project is an 18+ event.
Back in 2015, French-Canadian bass maestro Snails was a featured guest on an episode of Skrillex‘s OWSLA Radio residency on Apple Music. Between bouts of friendly banter, the superstar DJs showcased two hours worth of tracks in their personal rotations, even going as far as previewing unreleased selects over the air for each other. One such track from Snails, affectionately nicknamed “Squishy Riddim” by Skrillex, is now finally getting an official release as “Break It Down,” on OWSLA, and while Skrill’s unofficial title didn’t stick, it still gave an accurate representation of what the listener is in for.
While the track hasn’t changed much since its infancy, the final product, which also features Space Laces and Sam King, comes with a striking new music video, serving as the follow up to Snails and Botnek‘s previously released “Waffle House” video. The accompanying feature, by Spanish filmmaker Ernest Desumbila, matches the track’s high octane kick with an animated 80’s-inspired sci-fi thrill ride which perfectly complements Snails’ belly-churning production style.