Flux Pavilion, What So Not, and The Chain Gang of 1974 join forces for future bass collaboration, ’20:25′

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An unexpected triad of artistry has joined forces for a joint release on Flux Pavilion and Doctor P-owned Circus Records, “20:25.” The track is produced in part by Flux himself, with welcomed assistance from What So Not, and features indietronica group The Chain of 1974 on vocals.

Production styles from each artist can be audibly discerned in “20:25,” a trippy trap-style future bass track. The downtempo and hazy vocals from The Chain Gang of 1974 envelopes the listener in a dark, smoldering atmosphere, and the drawn-out synths effortlessly reverberate into a throbbing beat that carries the rest of the song.

Both Flux Pavilion and What So Not have been avid on the release front this year, both experimenting in a menagerie of musical formats, from drum ‘n’ bass, to dubstep, to melodic bass music. The new collaboration proves a worthy listen among the vast collection of high-profile hits from the artists.

Featured Photo: Facebook/@FluxPavillion

Wave Racer is back, new music underway confirmed

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It has been years since we’ve heard from Wave Racer, though now the Aussie beatmaker is confirmed to be on the comeback trail, ending a more than two-year hiatus. Wave Racer, commonly credited as the creator of the vibrant “bubble-trap” sub-genre that would eventually give way to the advent of future bass, planted his flag at a time when dance music was at the peak of its global expansion. With a sound akin to the likes of Lido (Trippy Turtle), Cashmere Cat, and What So Not, and Ryan Hemsworth among others, the “Flash Drive” producer helped define an important moment for electronic music before disappearing in 2017.

Now, it appears a comeback is in order, after a quiet update to the Future Classic producer’s social media channels after years of radio silence. Best of all, according to a statement provided to Dancing Astronaut from Wave Racer’s management, “Wavey is finally back,” and “new music will be here very very soon.” To introduce the roll out, the producer’s team has also launched a call-in phone number— (415)-510-2415 so fans can preview upcoming new music. Stay tuned for more updates as the story develops, but for now, prepare for Wave Racer’s highly anticipated return.

Hudson Mohawke and Lunice have hit the drawing board together once again, tease imminent TNGHT reunion

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Hudson Mohawke and Lunice have hit the drawing board together once again, tease imminent TNGHT reunionTnght

In a year jam-packed with reunions and comebacks, each with their own varying degrees of success so far, one lengthy hiatus seems to continue to garner people’s eyes, ears, and hopes more than anyone else—TNGHT. The former trap duo, comprised of Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, went radio silent with an indefinite split in 2013 and since then, people have voraciously awaited their return without the promise that a comeback would ever even be considered. Still, the masses clung to hope with nothing more than intermittent social media posts from the group’s defunct channels…for years.

Now, Hudson Mohawke seems to have ended all speculation, hinting that TNGHT has once again hit the drawing board together by giving fans a literal look at the drawing board. On the surface the image doesn’t reveal much, but just the act of featuring TNGHT imagery in a social media post is telling enough. Moreover, the group’s barely active Twitter account has shown more activity lately, further suggesting a ramp up is underway. It has been a minute since trap’s dominant heyday—leave it to Lunice and HudMo to fix all of that.

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First Listen: YehMe2 kicks off HARD Summer mixtape series with heavy handed hour-long mix

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First Listen: YehMe2 kicks off HARD Summer mixtape series with heavy handed hour-long mixYehme2dancingastronaut

HARD Summer is nearly upon us, and as the staple Southern California dance event ramps up for one of it’s biggest billings yet, the festival is rolling out its annual mixtape series with veteran beatsmith YehMe2.

The former Flosstradamus proponent split from his longtime producer partner Curt Cameruci in late 2016 to launch his new alias in early 2017. Since then, he’s built a massive catalog of heavy handed heaters and remixes, from his Steal This Mixtape series to collaborative cuts with A-Trak, WHIPPED CREAM, and more. Now, YehMe2 is primed to return to HARD Summer, a festival he’s dominated countless times over the years, and he’s locked in to deliver one of the most exciting—and hyped— performances of the weekend.

Ahead of YehMe2’s HARD Summer performance, vibe out with a new hour-long mix from the Chicago-native DJ below.

First Listen: rising bass producer Qoiet debuts vicious new project, ‘Absurd’

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First Listen: rising bass producer Qoiet debuts vicious new project, ‘Absurd’Qoiet2

Talk about a misnomer—Qoiet’s debut LP is anything but quiet. In fact, it might be the loudest low-end ammunition to drop all year long. Though, where rising bass producer Qoiet may have you fooled with his name, the title of his newly released project hits the nail square on the head: Absurd.

The new album is a 12-track listen that wears its name on its sleeve from front to back. To call Absurd dubstep would be inaccurate, or at the very least, an underestimate. The record is a bulldozing amalgam of riddim, dubstep, trap, hip-hop, screamo, and metal tropes. Bombastic, stabbing bass and raw, snarling vocals are weaved together with penetrating frequencies, as Qoiet makes his official long play introduction. If you aren’t up on Qoiet yet, that’s all about to change—but we warned, Absurd is not for the faint of heart.

Exclusive: BENZI enlists Bhad Bhabie, Rich The Kid, 24HRS on debut single, ‘Whatcha Gon Do’

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Exclusive: BENZI enlists Bhad Bhabie, Rich The Kid, 24HRS on debut single, ‘Whatcha Gon Do’Benz

When a producer has been around as long as BENZI has, especially one who has managed to gain such notoriety in various DJ circles, it’s mind-blowing that it has taken this long for his debut solo single to finally reach the masses. But alas, after years of passing personal edits to fans and fellow performers alike, the former TWRK proponent and current SiriusXM jockey has enlisted an all-star crew of rappers to help him unveil his first official solo product, “Whatcha Gon Do.”

The new track is a souped up posse cut featuring bars from Bhad Bhabie, Rich The Kid, and 24HRS. Each has had their own foray with electronic music, with 24 previously linking with Flosstradamus and A-Trak in 2018, and Rich The Kid racking in credits alongside Diplo, DJ Snake, and others. Now the rappers all convene over a bombastic BENZI trap beat, broken up by a chopped up vocal hook that serves as the track’s infectious break. Toeing the lines between trap, hip-hop, and future bass, BENZI comes through with an aced debut single that’s drenched in the producer’s undeniable swagger. Get the first listen to “Whatcha Gon Do” below.

Meet Arthur Dubois, the 72-year-old grandpa producing trap

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Old ain’t nothing but a number, and Arthur Dubois is telling it like it is. The 72-year-old grandfather and Chicago resident caught the attention of Windy City rapper Add-2, who tweeted a now-viral video of Dubois’ beats. The tweet has racked up more than 17,000 likes after being posted on March 4 and caught the attention of outlets like XXL and Buzzfeed News with overwhelmingly positive reactions from people online.

Dubois’ journey started six years ago when he decided to give producing a try. He discovered trap in his sixties and was drawn to it as it was a sub-genre that didn’t exist during his time. As he kept improving his producing abilities as a hobby, he finally committed to seeking feedback, leading him to Haven Studios where he met the owner Andre “Add-2” Daniels and asked him if he could play him a beat.

While Daniels originally hesitated, he gave Dubois a shot and was immediately taken aback by the quality.

“When I heard his music I was in complete disbelief because you wouldn’t expect him to make this style of music, to be able to do it well, and to appreciate it as music, where sometimes our elders don’t see it as music,” Daniels said.

Dubois has been since been coming into Haven Studios almost daily to work with Daniels on arranging and mixing his songs as well as set up his Twitter. His story has resonated and inspired the community in a heartwarmingly beautiful message that says it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.

“A person can do whatever they want to — if they want to do it, let them do it,” Dubois told Buzzfeed News.

H/T: Buzzfeed News

Photo credit: Andre “Add-2” Daniels

Getter delivers wobbly, experimental trap cut on ‘Ham Sandwich’

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Getter delivers wobbly, experimental trap cut on ‘Ham Sandwich’Getter Visceral Album Release

Getter is becoming an expert at keeping fans on their toes. Whether he is quitting electronic music or just renouncing dubstep, the artist has switched creative directions plenty of times and thus proven he is far more than a one trick pony when it comes to manufacturing screeching synths and heavy drops.

Getter released full length album Visceral in 2018 after opening up about his desire to produce more than just the hard-hitting electronic music that catapulted him into stardom. The album spanned a bevy of genres, and the LP ultimately enjoyed widespread positive acclaim. At the time, some fans of his earlier, heavier handed sound expressed displeasure when the “Big Mouth” producer stepped away from his championed genre entirely, so now Getter is back and he’s giving the people what they want on his latest, “Ham Sandwich.” Well, sort of.

“Ham Sandwich” combines wobbly, wonky synth layers with a steady drum beat for a syrupy, downtempo drip that has all the makings of a menacing bass cut, but rather opts for a more laid back disposition that relies heavily on the experimental trap sound Getter fans know and love.

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BENZI unloads new ‘Girl Trapz 15’ mix featuring Flume, RL Grime, Rihanna, and many more

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BENZI, A favorite “make-out party DJ,” let loose the 15th rendition of his high energy GIRL TRAPZ series. Featuring 45 cuts and all-star caliber sounds from the likes of Flume, RL Grime, Rihanna, Calvin Harris and many more, Benzi continues to showcase his energized appeal on a platter of popular new edits paired with older gems. The future bass and trap mix is perfect for fake iPhone DJing, divorce ceremonies, keggers, pregames, slapping the bag, primetime, tailgates, frat parties, and even festival sets if a DJ forgets their go-to USB.

Known for his beloved edits, mashups, and bootlegs; BENZIis a BBC Radio 1 mainstay and Diplo & Friends stop-by who is also featured on Sirius XM #BANGUERS with BENZI. With crates running deep, there’s no telling what this genre chemist will come up with next, but what’s certain is uncontrollable head bobbing while organizing an impromptu party with all your friends. 

 

Ekali road tests explosive Skrillex trap ID [Watch]

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Ekali road tests explosive Skrillex trap ID [Watch]Ekali Teases Skrille Trap Id

Skrillex hype fever is in full swing, and the prescription is more Skrillex hype. Thankfully, OWSLA label mate Ekali came through by unleashing a rumored Skrillex ID during Sunday’s tour stop on his Crystal Eyes tour. The unreleased trap heater called to mind past trap anthems from the producer like the “Purple Lamborghini,” with signature growls and blaring horn stabs filling out a slapping drop.

Reddit user u/Samwise78 caught a quick clip of the track’s build and drop while Ekali’s crowd basked in the ID. The song is rumored to feature vocals from fast-rising vocalist Dounia, who Skrillex was pictured with this summer. Music fans have eagerly awaited teasers of what to expect from the bass legend’s much anticipated new album, and if this and his upcoming collab with JOYRYDE are any indicator, it’s going to pack some serious heat.

 

Ekali playing new Skrillex heater last night from r/trap