RL Grime’s ‘Core’ is four years old: remembering its greatness

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Quite a few trap aficionados point to the era of 2012-2015 as trap’s heyday. RL Grime dominated the scene as one of its prime pioneers at the time, and continues to do so today.

It’s difficult to be into bass music and not be aware of the song “Core.” Characterized by its wild horn samplings and thick, sludgy bass that whips audiences into submission, this masterful piece of trap history became one of the heaviest-rinsed tracks on the circuit for years after its release, and one of the most memorable singles of RL Grime’s already enormous collection of anthems. It also gave fans a solid taste of what was to come on the heavyweight’s groundbreaking VOID album.

As “Core” inspired quite a few young trap producers over the years, we’ve decided to look back on its goodness and honor its fourth birthday, which passed by on July 15. We’re reminded of the base it served for Grime’s most recent single off his upcoming sophomore album, “Pressure.”

 

 

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Revisit Skrillex’s seminal debut album ‘Recess’ four years later

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Ask your average Skrillex diehard and they might tell you that the follow up to 2014’s Recess sometimes feels like it’s never going to come —  Sonny Moore’s Detox, so to speak. Released on March 18, 2014, the wait since then for another solo Skrillex project feels like it’s crept by in dog years. Despite that, on the fourth anniversary of the OWSLA head honcho’s full-length debut, a circle back to the groundbreaking 11-track LP proves Skrillex’s bass sensibilities of old still undoubtedly stand the test of time. Recess is still a riveting adventure from front to back.

Since then, some of the album’s highlights have become core products in the Skrillex cannon of floor-rattling classics. Moore’s output hasn’t slowed at all since either. He’s spent the better part of these last four years building a rolodex of collaborators that include pop’s most dominating forces, from Jennifer Lopez to Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign to Rick Ross. Nowadays, a considerable touring hiatus, along with a backhanded mention of studio work from Diplo suggest that perhaps a solo Skrillex could one day soon materialize. Skrillex stans may tell you not to hold your breath, but there’s really no reason to when Recess is still so damn good.

 

Zedd’s Massively Influential Album, ‘Clarity’, Turns 5 Years Old Today: Listen Back

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It is almost unbelievable to think that this truly remarkable album is already five years old today. Zedd truly took his name from an artist who had a decent following from his famous remixes, to a main stage, headlining superstar with the release of ‘Clarity’. This LP featured countless singles that are still celebrated widely

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Krewella announce ‘New World’ EP with new single, ‘Love Outta Me’

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Gaining traction with every release, prolific duo Krewella continue to show off their feverish electro appeal in a guiltless fashion. Only two weeks ago, the team made their 2017 entrance with “Be There,” a release which showcased the sisters’ impenetrable bond.

Now, with a broadening horizon featuring a new chapter of the artists’ musical careers, Krewella once again have come forth to proudly announce their forthcoming ‘New World’ EP with the second single off the project, “Love Outta Me.” Notably, the release date of their ‘New World’ EP is scheduled for June 8, Krewella’s anniversary of dropping out of school and quitting their jobs to pursue music full time.

“In honor of 6/08/10, the day we decided to quit our side hustle and drop out of school to dedicate ourselves to Krewella full-time, we are releasing an EP called New World on 6/08/17. Through the highs and lows of our career and personal lives, not a day has gone by that we haven’t regretted that decision to stay focused and committed to making music.”

As for their new single, “Love Outta Me,” Krewella lay out a strong message of defiance and overthrowing negativity. Catalyzing a diligent tone throughout the entire track, the producers kick off the single with a bass line fueled beat and rising synths alongside hints of ethnic instrumentation, giving time to slow the groove of the song at the drop for an authoritative impact.

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Hardwell’s Smash Hit “Spaceman” Turns 5 Years Old Today

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Time flies, especially when it comes to music. Electronic music in particular is a genre that runs as fast as a cheetah, with trends that change seemingly overnight. Five years ago, EDM went mainstream and festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival became popular among die-hard EDM fans and new listeners alike. For many people, artists like Swedish House Mafia, deadmau5Tiësto and others were introductions to a whole new world of music.

Five years ago to the day, Hardwell released the smash hit that would help make him a star: “Spaceman.” Despite its age, every EDM fan on the planet can likely hum the recognizable tune from memory. “Spaceman” aided Hardwell in his catapult from rising producer to world-famous artist. Released right before one of his many-revered Ultra sets in 2012, “Spaceman” carries a massive amount of influence. It combined progressive builds with a bigroom backdrop, and a remix from Carnage paved the way for trap music as a whole. Since releasing “Spaceman,” Hardwell has scored #1 DJ on the DJ Mag poll twice, headlined every festival from Tomorrowland to Ultra, started the Revealed Recordings record label, produced a full-length album and much more. And while Hardwell’s dedication is the root of his success, “Spaceman” opened many doors for his career.

Revisit “Spaceman” below:

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Daft Punk’s Debut Album “Homework” Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Though Daft Punk didn’t become immediately recognizable to the general public until after Discovery, their first album Homework occupies an important place in the history of the robot duo. Homework comes before the robot persona of the group, which was introduced in 1999, and demonstrates a particularly raw and intimate look at the productions that they were in love with at the time.

Like much of house music at the time, most of the tracks are cut with disco samples and are put on loop, but Daft Punk managed to put so much of their soul and personality into the record. With influences from Frankie Knuckles and Juan Atkins, or Romanthony and Todd Edwards (the latter two who were referred to in “Teachers” on the album), Homework was a stepping stone to greater things in the careers of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Songs that blew up from the album include the seminal hit “Around The World,” as well as “Da Funk” and “Alive.”

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Skrillex’s “Bangarang” EP Was Released Five Years Ago

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Perhaps one of the most divisive artists of 2016 is Skrillex. The LA-based OWSLA don has done a lot this year in the way of collaborations and major pop productions, but many fans are unhappy that he’s seemingly lost his own sound. That’s to be debated, with tracks like “Killa” and “Purple Lamborghini” continually being played out at shows, but the discussion rages on.

One thing we can take away this holiday season is that his seminal Bangarang EP was released five years ago today, December 23. At the time, bass music was mostly dominated by the Brits (and Dieselboy), but Skrillex showed that a bedroom producer from LA had just as much potential as any of the greats. It was during a time of a large shift in sounds in electronic music, what with the advent of “brostep” and the beginnings of trap, so there’s a lot to consider with the release.

Not only was the production impeccable, but it also saw Skrillex teaming up with a number of other well-respected producers and artists, like The Doors, Ellie Goulding and Wolfgang Gartner. Of course his collaborations with Sirah, “Kyoto” and the title track “Bangarang,” should not be overlooked either.

While we hope for another Skrillex album (we’ll settle for an EP) in 2017, we still have works like Bangarang, Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites and Recess to look back on.

 

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Skrillex’s ‘Bangarang’ turns 5 years old today; revisit the critically acclaimed EP

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2011 was a critical moment for electronic dance music. It hadn’t yet hit the massive tipping point that sent it snowballing into the mainstream music space, but it was close. 2011 was defined by the emergence of new sounds and genres that propelled many of today’s biggest artists into bold new places. One such genre was dubstep, the UK craze that crossed the Atlantic and landed on American shores a few years prior, with one such artist at the forefront of that wave: Skrillex.

In late 2011, Skrillex released his now canonized Bangarang EP — which turns five years old today, December 23. The EP set out to prove that bass music could live outside the UK basement and exist in ways nobody had ever heard before. It also showcased Skrillex’s propensity for collaboration and the idea that nothing would ever be too out-of-bounds for Sonny Moore.

The EP paired the OWSLA head with The Doors, Wolfgang Gartner, and Ellie Goulding, where he hopscotched from blistering electro to pounding rock-dubstep fusions — even making way fro some vocally-driven house. Moreover, the EP’s title track, along with “Kyoto” and “Right In,” have become some of the most favored offerings in Skrillex catalog.

Although Skrillex’s complexion as an artist has changed tenfold since the EP’s release, five years later Bangarang still stands the test of time as perhaps his best EP to date.

 

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Goshfather Ends 2016 On A High Note With Ookay Remix [Interview]

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It’s been a year since Goshfather & Jinco parted ways and began their own solo production careers. The split was mutual, and has allowed both artists to pursue styles that feel more genuine to their own tastes. For Goshfather’s part, that sound has been this infectious, bubbly, fun music that is without a care in the world.

I’ve covered a number of his releases over the past year, and many of them were on repeat for a week after they came out. But now, he’s shared a remix of Ookay’s “Stay With Me” that absolutely drives me insane (in a good way). With swinging rhythms and a housey beat, not to mention those contagious vocals from Brenna Campbell, this is definitely one of his finest works this year.

Considering the anniversary of his breakup and the new track, I felt it was appropriate to reach out to Goshfather and ask him about his feelings over the last year, why this Ookay track in particular inspired him to pursue his sound, and what’s to come in 2017. Check it all out below.

As you recently posted on Facebook, it’s been a year since the end of Goshfather & Jinco. What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned as a solo artist in the past year?

Hands down, when you’re an emerging artist at any level, you need to remind yourself you have nothing to lose. There is absolutely zero reason to not take major creative risks. I am constantly surrounded by peers who are making a certain sound and I know I just can’t copy what they are doing. The minute I feel the temptation to imitate the ‘now’ sound when it comes to all the stuff that is coming out at any given point, I have to go check myself. That’s the big reflex that I have been training for several months now. I wanna make something new that people haven’t heard recently and I want to bring new people into the fold through doing that.

How long have you been dying to make music like the kind you’re currently putting out?

I have been dying to make this music since I first heard an Armand Van Helden or a Daft Punk record. Making these types of tunes is literally second nature to me now. Producing music has becoming this thing of wonderment again… digging for samples and forcing myself to listen to music that has nothing to do with my genre is one of the most fun and explorative processes that I know. I am so excited to see where I can take this.

Tell me a little bit about the Ookay remix. You say that it inspired you to pursue your own sound.

He put this song out a couple of years ago when trap was really becoming a big, big, big thing, and he was obviously at the forefront of the movement. He put it out and it gave me this feeling of wow, you can tell that this came so naturally to him. It was him just freestyling. However, he put it out, and the amount of negative feedback he got from people on Soundcloud, of these naysayers saying “HEY THIS ISN’T TRAP!” and things like that made me feel so bad. You could tell however, he didn’t care, and that’s what was so inspirational about this. It was him going “listen, I’m an artist, I have many facets to what I do, take it or leave it.” He’s had so much success especially in 2016, but I wanted to take it back and update a song that, to me, became a modern classic, and I wanted to have a proper excuse to start hearing it again on dancefloors. I also wrote an original little vocal for it, performed by my friend Brenna Campbell, and she nailed it. It gives it that modern/classic dance music vibe that I am constantly trying to achieve.

Your sound is clearly reminiscent of disco. Did you listen to a lot of disco when you were younger, or is it more of a newer passion of yours?

Just the renegade guerrilla warfare process of cutting samples together and putting them over a kick drum has always been my favorite thing. I want to use disco & this type of sound the same way a singer/songwriter users a guitar or a piano. I want to smash older textures together with newer textures. I want someone to listen to one of my songs and go “what was the original song he sampled here?” and I want them to go down the rabbit hole looking it up and then listening to other older artists through that and expand their musical pallet. Disco, after it ran its course in the 70s, kind of became this commodified joke of a genre and began to represent yuppies and rich, excessive lifestyles. I’m trying to use the textures and create something rebellious, but in this case trying to rebel against the super commonly used types of sounds in the kind of dance music everyone else is making right now. I am not re-inventing the bicycle hear, this is standard Armand Van Helden type of stuff but with much more modern textures thrown in. Also I am going to be doing a lot more singing/lyric writing on my next releases so I’m excited about that as well!

It really does seem that you’ve completely found your sound. That must feel incredibly good, right?

It feels amazing, but whats even more amazing is that people are starting to listen. It feels awesome that I cam kind of forcing this back into existence but doing it my way. Yes, it feels amazing.

As 2016 ends, what do you have in store for 2017?

Several surprising collaborations are on the way, a side project, and plenty of me singing on more of my tracks and writing lyrics/melodies for other people who I admire very much. I feel like 2016 I had to find myself, now I am going to spend 2017 with a revitalized energy. I want to put out a gajillion songs. I can’t wait to share them with everyone.

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Source: Goshfather Ends 2016 On A High Note With Ookay Remix [Interview]

Celebrate The Tenth Anniversary of Deadmau5′ “Faxing Berlin”

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Oh, how time flies.

It has been exactly 10 years since deadmau5 released “Faxing Berlin,” a track that would later become one of the most iconic and celebrated works in his career. Included on his debut mau5trap album, Random Album Title, the song came along such classics as “I Remember,” “Alone With You” and “Complications.”

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The album remained on Billboard‘s dance music charts for 12 weeks following its release, and peaked at the sixth position. Pieces of the album were used in various forms for years after its inception by the likes of Taio Cruz, Kylie Minogue, Alexis Jordan and more.

One of the most exciting parts of revisiting “Faxing Berlin” 10 years later is noticing how far deadmau5’s production and style have evolved since his third studio album. Featuring a more minimal and atmospheric foundation than anything heard from Zimmerman in recent years, the track now listens as a full-on throwback to the good old days of mau5.

Revisit the song below, and join us in celebrating its very special 10th anniversary!

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