Only those who have listened to Snails, NGHTMRE, and Akylla’s original rendition of “Only Want U” numerous times would be able to identify the similarities in Kill The Noise‘s surprising remix of the track.
The introduction opens with an Afroman level of funk infusion, and melts into slightly cunning vocal edits not featured in the original. Those familiar with Kill The Noise’s previous productions might feel a bit surprised after the first minute of the track given its calmer nature, but this surprise soon becomes familiarity once the track drops into a cacaphony of shrill synthesis and heavy dubstep rhythms. Luckily, a moment of respite follows at the end, when the remix drifts slowly off into a field of bass breaks. Such a wide range of influences and styles in three minutes makes for quite the captivating listen, but those who love the original should not go into listening to the remix looking for similarities between the two.
Jauz has been relatively quiet and cryptic with his social media movements lately, though the LA-based producer has now broken his silence with an exciting update. Fans can now move up to the edge of their seats with the official announcement of Jauz’ upcoming concept album The Wise and The Wicked, set to be released on August 31.
The “Squad Out” producer isn’t going with your average 12-track compilation and calling it a day, either. There will be 23 tracks on the album, and Jauz has structured them to fall within different ‘chapters’ because there will be three overarching themes to describe the album’s complexion. Jauz explained how and why he organized the album the way he did, stating,
“When I’m writing music, half of my brain wants to write fun, crazy bangers for parties, clubs, [festivals], etc. This is represented by ‘The Wicked.’ The other half of the time, I want to write emotional, intelligent, experimental music that feeds the ‘inner-artist’ in myself, which is represented by ‘The Wise.’ The middle ground, which is where I strive to really be, is a blend of the melodic, emotional parts of my music paired with high energy drops and climaxes. This is represented by ‘The United.’”
Collaborators on the album include Ducky, Krewella, and Adventure Club among many more. This is in addition to DJ Snake, Snails, and Example from releases “Gassed Up,” “Motherfuckers,” and “In The Zone” respectively that have already made their way out to fans in previous releases. The final track on the album, titled “Super Fly” featuring 666, is the last single that will be released before the full album is available.
Snails has released the third project from his The Shell remix album. It’s a remix done by himself and Virtual Riot of “WFSU” featuring Waka Flocka Flame. Whereas the original sounds like a caterpillar is attacking the city, Virtual Riot and Snails contrast Waka Flocka’s hype vocals with hard-hitting, slimy dubstep. Headbangers will be inclined to break the rail on this one, as the drop is not for the faint-hearted and might cause mosh pits. Gargling growls, slimy synths, and volatile bass sludge the hook while while Waka Flocka’s ad libs add fire to the flame.
Previous remixes this month consist of FuntCase‘s “Forever” and Megalodon‘s “Russian Roulette.” From the sounds of it, Snails seems to be upping the energy from his already energetic debut album.
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!”
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.