Shaq reveals he performs as DJ Diesel for free, ‘for the sport of bass music’

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Shaq reveals he performs as DJ Diesel for free, ‘for the sport of bass music’Shaq DJ Diesel Live

In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Shaquille O’Neal compared bass music to game seven of a championship game. The wholesome personality said in the interview a lot of people ask him why he performs for free, to which he responds “I’m doing it for the sport of bass music.”

He goes on to describe when he started DJing in 1988 with an SP1200 Gemini mixer he got from a pawn shop. When he retired from the NBA in 2011, he needed to fill that void of excitement he used to get from roaring crowds after a Shaq slam. So he went to Tomorrowland and was shocked by the pure energy of the fans and made the connection there are only two things that help one stop all the negativity in their life: sports and music.

View the interview clip below.

8.08 Day: A bass lover’s neck-breaking nirvana [PLAYLIST]

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8.08 Day: A  bass lover’s neck-breaking nirvana [PLAYLIST]808 Day

8/08 day is an annual cause for resounding celebration. The iconic Roland drum machine played a quintessential role in electronic, hip-hop, and pop’s development, with its imprint permanently stamped on a vast amount of top-charting singles of the ’80s and ’90s. While, the mechanism became antiquated by the turn of millennium, on account of oversaturation, lack of availability, and Roland’s plans to propel newer gear to the forefront, this was far from the end of its legacy. 

Fast-forward another decade: the 808 revival had begun. Rappers like Kanye West found that the instrument added a unique, crisp edge to the low-end of their productions, whilst dance music innovators like Aphex Twin found other creative ways to utilize the 808 for maximum impact. Today, a good deal of producers appreciate the vintage appeal it offers; so much so, that Roland even revived the 808 in 2017. 

We honor this musical staple with a series of larger-than-life tunes by Skrillex, Eptic, RL Grime, Dillon Francis, Bassnectar, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, and more from heavy-handed listeners’ legion of 808 legends who have allowed this instrument to shine in the dance space over the years. In 808, we trust.

MASTADON Officially Changes Name To MARAUDA Across All Socials

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The dubstep wizard that is MASTADON has just recently changed his name. Now going by the moniker MARAUDA, the name change comes as a little bit of a surprise and was unexpected to say the least. However it seems he had good reason to change his name and it is probably for the best. The

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Sub Focus looks to the heavens with cosmic two-track release

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Sub Focus looks to the heavens with cosmic two-track releaseSub Focus Snowbombing

Modern drum ‘n’ bass pioneer Sub Focus returns to low-end-gushing form with his latest, a double A-side single that gives newcomers to the genre a worthy welcome while still satisfying the headbanging tendencies of the UK producer’s longtime fans.

“Solar System” is the quintessential space track, and a great set opener at that, first walking its listeners to the launch site before penetrating synths slice the sky open wide and they’re catapulted through the atmosphere into Sub Focus’s low-grav d’n’b nether. Once breaking through, however, “Solar System” simply cranks, fusing equal parts melody and kinetic bass for a 174 bpm single that can stand with the genre’s best.

Following “Solar System” is second single “Siren,” dripping with low-end filth. While “Solar System” invites fans to ascend to the skies, “Siren” straight-up pushes them in the mud. The second single doesn’t try to be anything it’s not, but instead sticks to its strengths—tearing its way to the heart of avid bass lovers.

Sub Focus is in the midst of a gargantuan summer-long tour, having already made stops at EDC Las Vegas, NEVERSEA and Glastonbury. The drum ‘n’ bass laureate is next scheduled to play a back-to-back set with Wilkinson at UNTOLD.

First Listen: Kompany steps up with monstrous remix of Excision’s ‘Power’ [Stream]

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First Listen: Kompany steps up with monstrous remix of Excision’s ‘Power’ [Stream]Kompany Rectangular Press Shot

Excision enlisted a dream team of bass music power players for his new Apex remix collection, with 12th Planet, Downlink, Spag Heddy, and more all lined up to deliver their own bone-rattling takes on Excision’s work. Kicking off the high octane action comes Kompany with the remix pack’s lead offering—a bulldozing spin on Excision’s “Power.”

Upping the ante on the original with his own menacing spin, Kompany swaps out “Power’s” distinct two-step jab for a pair of steep builds and two aggressive, elbow-throwing breaks. In short—Kompany snaps on his stomping new Excision remix, notching another profile-building remix on his growing rap sheet. The LA-based Icon Collective alum is putting together a formidable track record as one of bass music’s most exciting young talents, and his “Power” remix is just the tip of the iceberg.

Duke & Jones Drop Massive Single “Vacancy”

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On a devilish tear through 2019, Duke & Jones continue to impress the most adamant fans in the music industry. With their latest release “Vacancy” the standards are bound to be through the roof. This track is an outstanding reflection of their signature production encompassing earthy/organic synth choices, & minimalist production, which brought them to

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Eprom + G Jones Release New Track “Daemon Veil”

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Eprom and G Jones are back with some more experimental bass to bend our minds with. “Daemon Veil” is quite unlike anything I’ve heard before, and not only lives up to the DJs sound but goes above and beyond anything they’ve produced before. The track starts out slow with ambient noises but quickly changes to

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UK Producer Bassboy Releases “Awkward” On New Noise Imprint

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UK producer Bassboy brings bassline music for his New Noise debut “Awkward.” Having spent the last decade perfecting his talents as both a DJ and producer in the underground bassline scene, Birmingham’s Bassboy has arisen from the ashes and gone global. Today he has millions of on-demand streams to his name and counts A-list artists (such as Drake) amongst

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Excision and Dion Timmer Debut “Time Stood Still” Before New EP

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Bass music is about to be blessed again. Excision and Dion Timmer are set to drop their joint EP Breaking Through tomorrow – June 21st. And, to give us a little teaser, they dropped “Time Stood Still” and it is everything you could want and more. This new track is the perfect combination of melodic chords and

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Watch G Jones’ Mind Bending Set From Second Sky Music Festival

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If you’re into the bass music scene I can guarantee you’ve heard of the legend that is G Jones. This dude has been on an absolute rampage over the past year. He not only released an incredible album but also toured just about everywhere and is continuing to do so. Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Music

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