Those familiar with LA’s Icon Collective know that its alumni have made serious noise in the world of dance music. Jauz, NGHTMRE, and Slander are just a few of the heavyweights who got their start at Icon. Another more understated notch in their roster is Effin, who recently executed an out-of-the-box remix of the Chris Lake classic, “I Want You.”
Lake is an unequivocal staple in the house music domain, and one of the driving leaders in the genre’s global ascension. But one of the reasons he has found such sweeping success is because his music taps into up-to-the-moment sounds and styles and packages them with more classic, subtle nuance. In his explosive rendition, Effin took those subtleties and put them under his serrated microscope lens.
“I Want You” came out on OWSLA in 2017, and because the Skrillex-headed label features cross-genre categories throughout its prolific catalog, its identity pertains more to an all-encompassing energy from a collective vantage point. Effin harnessed the same energy Lake did for dancefloor cut and morphed it into a heavy-hitting bass tune.
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Bass boss Jauz’s fledgling label Bite This! is coming out swinging with a new 3-track EP courtesy of 20 year old Russian phenom HYPRESSION. The “Cold Blood EP,” isn’t HYPRESSION’s first time in Jauz’s orbit, the pair collaborated in 2018 on “On Fire,” featured on Jauz’s album “The Wise and the Wicked.” This EP, his first original on Bite This!, is testament to the Russian’s production prowess and fearless style that is just as unforgiving as his mentor’s.
The lead off and title track, “Cold Blood” features Networth in the studio. The pair deliver a fast-paced tune that relentless drives forward with bass house beat structures before a barrage of slow-brewed trap sequences. HYPRESSION’s heritage is front and center on “Kitchen House.” The beat twists and tangles around Russian language samples, strange stabs and hollowed kicks. Next up is “I Just Wanna,” a track that stays true to its title and comes out guns blazing to wrap out a 3-track EP of the best and brightest bass house from an imprint that is leading the charge.
What originally started off as a joke on Twitter, has now become a full blown reality. After going viral, Jauz decided to put together what the fans clearly wanted: a full blown remix of “Baby Shark,” the song that has been such a huge hit with little kids and adults alike. What resulted was the
The world was begging for this remix for months. The second that the children’s song, ‘Baby Shark’ hit the airwaves in an insane resurgence, fans were pretty insistent that Jauz try his hand at remixing the track. After months of waiting, and a lot more teasing than was probably necessary – Jauz finally gave the
This story has almost written itself. Jauz took his shark imagery seriously from the very beginning…how could he not with a name like Jauz. Nobody could have ever seen that backfiring. Then an incredibly catchy children’s song had a resurgence and became hauntingly omnipresent. Naturally with the new popularity of ‘Baby Shark’ fans were immediately
Shambhala Music Festival is recognized as the longest-running music festival in Canada. It is known for its eccentric art installations, educational workshops, and unique blissful experiences that soothe the soul. The wait for the 2019 lineup is over, and Shambhala has delivered a promising set of talent for their 22nd anniversary, returning to the Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada on Aug. 9-12.
This year is poised to perpetuate Day Club’s star-studded reputation, with sets from deep house, South African/Swiss tastemaker Nora En Pure and Australian producers of the SOLACE album, RÜFÜS DU SOL, taking control of the first weekend installment; followed by underground sets on Sunday curated by LA’s Sound nightclub, whose Day Club sessions have brought the likes of Dubfire, Hot Since 82, Nicole Moudaber, The Martinez Brothers to name just a few.
Weekend two turns the energy up a bit with a Mad Decent turn up hosted by Diplo and his friends on Friday, followed by Latin Grammy award winner and all-around lovable guy, Dillon Francis, on Saturday. Jauz and his Bite Me label affiliates look to bring bass house to Sunday to wrap it all up.
Of late, EDM fans around the world have been seeking new sounds. Mainstream electronic music is not going anywhere, but the maturing ears of fans around the world are seeking something fresh like Jamba Juice but rage worthy like Donkey Kong. Over the past year, we have seen acts like Grammy-nominated Fisher taking the world
Jauz had a truly massive 2018, releasing hit records that blurred genre lines with the likes of DJ Snake and many more. Unfortunately, it seems that Jauz created much more music in 2018 that will ever be heard. This weekend, the artist took to Twitter to share the frustrating and unfortunate news that he lost
Jauz has fallen victim to a hard drive crash that, according to the producer, has set him back by almost a year’s worth of unheard productions. In a recent social media post, The Wise and the Wicked producer revealed to fans he might have lost all the music he wrote in 2018 due to a technical mishap and no backup in place. Coming off of a year packed with non-stop touring, his debut full length album, as well as a steady stream of new music and Bite This releases, there’s no telling how much new, unreleased music Jauz had up his sleeve—perhaps now it’s best we don’t know as it might be gone forever.
Well, might have to say goodbye to all the music I’ve written from 2018 to now (that hasn’t come out yet)…. so much good stuff in the dirt. Back up ur computers kids. Time for a fresh start I guess
Softening the blow with a positive perspective, Jauz is trying to look at the data crash as a new beginning, though a trove of work is likely now gone for good. Hopefully Jauz can manage to salvage some of last year’s work, but it seems that even in the year of our Lord 2019, this one is still a lesson that bears repeating: please, please, for God’s sake, back up your damn hard drives.