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).

Get a look at the first volume of Snails’ new comic book series, ‘THE SLUGGERNAUT’

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Snails‘ visuals are transcending the live show circuit to move into print form. A meticulously developed visual component has always been central to a live Snails performance, but the producer now extends the thoughtful nature of his visuals to a brand new comic concept, The Shell. Snails just recently released the first volume of the comic, THE SLUGGERNAUT. The Shell will presumably grow into a multi-volume series over time.

“SLIMEAGEDDON, King Slugz, SLUGGTOPIA, and The Shell are all part of a bigger vision — one that hasn’t been fully explained…until now,” reads THE SLUGGERNAUT‘s official website. Snails fans can delve into the fictional narrative of THE SLUGGERNAUT with an exclusive first-look at the introductory 10 pages of the first installment of the series, now accessible here. Those who would like to secure their very own copy of volume one can pre-order THE SLUGGERNAUT here. The first volume will make its full-fledged debut on November 26.

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Snails crossbreeds with Wooli to create ‘Snailephant,’ and announces a new EP ‘Slimeageddon’ coming soon off Slugz Music

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Snails and Wooli have come together to cause a reckoning by bass music that combines sludge infested synths with mammoth-esque rhythms. Feeling like it came straight from a TV laboratory, the final product of collaboration comes out to be a “Snailephant” — a mixing and melding of the two heavy bass producer’s wildly animalistic dubstep styles.

The buildup contains a Mortal Kombat vocal sample describing the audio beast as “half snail, half elephant, taking over the galaxy one by one.” Insanity ensues after that, with war-like, distorted sub-bass that sounds oozing out of the speakers in a dominating way. Snails also announced his new EP Slimeageddon is coming soon off his label Slugz Music. There’s no exact date, it’s simply coming out soon. After recent releases with Boogie T, “Redline” and Zeds Dead, “Magnets,” fans are ready for an extended play filled with the gooey sounds that made Frédérik Durand so popular in the first place.