Pendulum drummer extraordinaire, KJ Sawka, gives viewers a look inside his process in crafting his sweeping new drum ‘n’ bass track with Nitepunk and Mark The Beast on Circus Records, “Night Fall.”Hop behind the highly customized kit, as Sawka breaks down the ins and outs of tweaking a prophetic drum production. Sawka’s dexterous live demonstration highlights the level of intricacy and improbable complexity his ideas reach.
Since his trailblazing Pendulum efforts of the mid-2000s, Sawka has kept proactive in both his solo career and as one-third of Destroid, joined by Excision and Downlink. Have a look inside another thunderous, improvisation-privy masterpiece from the man himself.
Bass music’s most iconic drummer KJ Sawka previously teamed up with Hi I’m Ghost for the release of “WAT” on Kannibalen Records. Now they’re all back in gear, this time with a full EP that includes their first epic outing. As you’d imagine, their project Misfits is a huge statement for all parties involved, kicking
Trivecta has released Ghost of a Friend (feat. Koo). This release is a beautiful melody driven track that has an amazingly chill vibe. This is a perfect example of why I love Trivecta; not only can he break necks he can mend hearts. When he is not strumming his brains out on the acoustic, as
Lost Lands 2018 officially opens its gates tomorrow. There is no doubt that Excision and his team have poured thousands of hours of work into creating a one of a kind experience for attendees this year. That being said – we are still hearing about new surprises this late in the game! The most in
Get ready for twenty-tracks of pure bass filled, adrenaline pumping releases. Warpaint Records and Impossible Records are here to presents Blood Lines Vol. II, the heaviest album to come your way this year. Being the perfect way to follow up their first edition of Blood Lines, the new releases will take you on an adventure
Back in March, the Australian dance music group Pendulum, announced that they had been working on a 13-track remix album titled ‘The Reworks.’ The album would mark their first album release since 2011. With hinting of the album along the way, Pendulum officially released ‘The Reworks’ today with remixes from Skrillex, ATTLAS, Moby, Noisia, Skrillex,
Behind Pendulum and Destroid is the drummer KJ Sawka whose performances have rocked the world for many years. On his own, his productions have done the same, but this time around he enlists the help of Noya for “Rising Sun.” Released on Kannibalen Records, this dubstep single is a hot one, even by the esteemed
KJ Sawka has just made his case for why he may indeed be dance music industry’s most talented drummer. The Seattle-bred beat-maker has just released a drum rework of what may arguably be one of Pendulum’s most popular tunes, “Witchcraft.” The video comes just on top of his drum rework of Dirty Phonics, Bassnectar, and Ragga Twins recent release, “Watch Out.”
Fueled by the content team at WAV Media, the legendary drummer of Pendulum and Destroid finds himself at the iconic Blvd Studios in Los Angeles, the site where the likes of legendary drummer Ringo Star and Pink Floyd recorded their first albums, respectively.
Sawka’s take on “Witchcraft” arrives as the second in a series of over 20 where KJ takes on monumental productions from some of dance music’s most notableartists. The video also spurs rumors of a few more revamps of Pendulum tracks in the works and prefaces the group’s impending world tour, which kicks off June 9. The famed electronic super group will first hit Ultra Korea, followed by 15 hand-selected festival main stages throughout the summer.
View Sawka’s rework of “Witchcraft” above and “Watch Out” below:
Excision enraptured the bass music community earlier in May when he announced the launch of his own three-day festival. Though discussion surrounding the event has been substantial, its details thus far are sparse. Recently, the Canadian artist revealed the dates of the festival (September 29 – October 1) through a semi-cryptic “cave painting,” but its lineup and location have yet to be announced.
Yesterday, May 17, marked a momentous announcement for the event. After over a year of hibernation, Destroid laconically broke their silence on social media to share a cave painting of their own. The post depicts a prehistoric image of the trio performing above an etching of the festival dates.
The formidable live band – made up of Excision, Downlink, and producer/Pendulum drummer KJ Sawka – is a veritable rarity on the festival circuit, with Ultra 2016 marking their most recent appearance. Destroid’s larger-than-life aesthetic and overwhelmingly loud, aggressive sound make them an ideal candidate for a concert of such low-end magnitude, and their inclusion foreshadows an epic lineup to come.
Suffice it to say, the next cave painting has a tough act to follow.
Well maybe it is the second since obviously Excision himself will be playing his very own festival. Lucky for all bass music fans out there the second artist has taken to social groups to announce their appearance. We all probably could have guessed this one as Excision is a member of the group. The second