The industry at large has a close collective eye on Whipped Cream. Her energy and emotion is felt in every meticulously crafted release and seen in her vibrant stage energy during live performances. Last year she released a highly-anticipated collaboration drenched in hip-hop influence with Lil Xan, and now she’s released an even heavier take on “Told Ya” with her own VIP remix.
The “Told Ya” VIP stays true to the original mix in key places, highlighting the distorted vocals from Lil Xan, while adding a heavier drum ‘n’ bass spin to the first break. The second however, more experimental in nature, is a testament to the forward-thinking innovation that characterizes Whipped Cream’s output.
Returning for its second edition, Ubbi Dubbi Festival has announced its phase two lineup. The two-day electronic event will take place at Globe Life Park in Fort Worth, Texas over April 18 – 19, 2020. Ubbi Dubbi’s inaugural year saw massive artists like Zeds Dead, Illenium, and Ganja White Night perform and featured a Deadbeats-hosted stage.
Phoenix is quickly becoming one of electronic music’s favorite New Year’s destinations with Decadence. The festival’s consistent ability to lock in top-tier electronic talent gives party goers a two-day sonic snapshot of the year’s most popular music just ahead of the ball drop. While there’s no snow or skating in sight, Phoenix generally tends to make up for its lack of winter with an unbeatable year-ending Decadence lineup. Now, previously announced headliners Skrillex, Diplo, Illenium, Malaa and Tchami are joined by a final wave of talent that completes this year’s billing.
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.
A veritable force to be reckoned with in electronic circles, Whipped Cream has brought her blistering brand of bass from one United States city to the next in an explosive exposition of her high-octane sound. The Canadian-born producer’s festival season agenda included Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival, where she commandeered the event’s Stellar Stage. Whipped Cream’s edgy, dubstep-flecked style of bass music blared from the speakers as the rapidly rising artist delivered a ground-shaking set, which included several sonic sneak peeks of unreleased material soon to come.
Dancing Astronaut caught up with Whipped Cream for a rapid fire Q&A session, complemented by an ORBIT Playlist. Although Moonrise Festival 2019 has concluded, the intense, low-end technics of Whipped Cream’s set expand on her ORBIT Playlist, which arrives as a speaker worthy collection of cuts featuring Bassnectar, Excision, Tory Lanez, ATLiens, and more.
What catalyzed you to want to make electronic music specifically, as opposed to any other genre of music? Did you always want to become an artist and producer? Honestly when you’re making music on a computer you can make any type of music. I wouldn’t say my project is mainly electronic music–my tastes are always evolving and there will be more records to come in the next few months that will show you what I mean by that.
I believe that I’ve been an artist since I was a young child. When I was a competitive figure skater I would express myself through music on the ice.
Do you recall the first electronic song that had an impact on you? If you do, what was it and what about the track got your attention?
I think the song that had the biggest impact on me was Active Child’s “Hanging On.” I saw it performed live the first time [I attended] a music festival and it completely blew me away.
What was your vision [for the music that you wanted to create] when you first began producing. Has that vision changed at all in the years that have followed your initial entry into the music industry?
My vision was to make exactly what I wanted from the start. Music has always given me purpose. That has not changed since day one.
You overhear a group of festival goers talking about the set you just played. How do you hope that they describe it?
My only hope is that people connect with my music and feed off the energy at my shows, [that] my music is their own experience.
What has been the biggest music industry learning experience to date for you since you’ve been active in the scene? The biggest thing I have learned is to follow my intuition and always be open to listening and learning. I want to live like a child and create like a child.
What’s next for Whipped Cream as 2019 winds down? Do you have any other projects currently in the pipeline before year’s end? [I shared] lot of new music [shared at] Moonrise Festival this weekend, and I absolutely can’t wait to debut some [other] new stuff. I’m also looking forward to some time off the road this fall to work on more new music.
Looking ahead, do you have one particular musical goal that you’d like to accomplish in 2020? If so, what might it be? My goal for 2020 is to be fully at peace and share my art to the fullest [extent] I can.
When people think trap music, they think RL Grime.
Ever since Henry Steinway departed from his open-format moniker Clockwork in favor of the RL Grime banner, he has served as the paragon of heavy bass. With numerous genre-defining hits like “Core” and “Tell Me,” his anvil-drops are now the basis point for the genre, and in 2019 he’s using that universal reverence to help curate rising artists via his imprint Sable Valley.
At this point, the label only has less than ten official releases in its catalog, but Steinway just announced a tour that might give a glimpse into what’s coming in the near future for Sable Valley.
The tour is entitled Research & Development, and it features a series of well-known bass enthusiasts like Baauer, Whipped Cream, KITTENS, Boombox Cartel, and more. So far, seven dates are listed with three more stops currently under wraps. Denver, Brooklyn, Dallas, and Atlanta are locked in to see the Sable Valley crew, with more stops around the US very likely to be announced soon.
View the full roster and schedule for the Research & Development tour below. Tickets have yet to go on sale, but you can sign up for info on the official Sable Valley website
Rising artists WHIPPED CREAM and LICK collaborated for a deliciously dark release on Zeds Dead’s own Deadbeats imprint. “The Greatest,” is moody, sinister dubstep—gripping and explosive in nature.
“The Greatest” begins with ominous trumpet-like synths and works into a drum line drop, not before a chillingly deep vocal chop claims, ‘I’m the greatest.” The track only intensifies as it progresses, an irresistible trait of a headbanger’s delight. Primal and electrifying, LICK and WHIPPED CREAM’s joint effort is a declaration from both artists, staking their claim in dirty dub game.
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.
Mat Zo has unleashed a brand new Mad Zoo compilation into the world, complete with a new original from the head honcho himself: “Motivate.” Lost Frequencies puts his spin on Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy’s “Summer Days,” and Whipped Cream and LICK team up for “The Greatest.” Cedric Gervais joins forces with MJ Cole and Freya Ridings on “Waking Up,” and MK takes on Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again.” BIJOU flexes his hefty house chops on “Floetry,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Natti Natasha deliver a mega-collab called “Instagram.” Foxen remixes Gill Chang and glasscat on “One For You,” and Leandro Da Silva has released a take on Oliver Heldens, Devin and Nile Rodgers’ “Summer Lover.” Sick Individuals, Justin Prime, and Bymia team up for “Not Alone,” and Frank Walker delivers his cut of Kygo and Chelsea Cutler’s “Not Ok.” Don Diablo has remixed Zara Larsson’s “All the Time,” and MOTi and Riggi & Piros collaborate on “Habibi.”
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.