KUURO is a duo that I’m positive you have seen a good amount of recently. These guys have been on an absolute tear releasing hard hitting, beautiful music while also playing shows to thousands of people every week. They are definitely on the fast track to super stardom, and well on their way to becoming
Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self.
Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.
Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.
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Listeners may want to plug this one into an enhanced sound system, as the duo’s outwardly turned approach to production is primed for high-decibel output.
“We started ‘Omen’ with the goal of making one of the gnarliest and gritty basslines we’ve ever done,” Shipstad says of the track. “We love how it just cuts through the song so aggressively.”
The track is a forward thrust into bass-laden chaos, with KUURO commanding the attention of listeners.
The duo have also announced a U.S. tour, making club stops in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Denver, and many others. In addition, they will be making their southern California debut at Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino, as well as a festival appearance at Phoenix Lights.
Canadian label Monstercat is ending their year on a decidedly strong note. On Dec. 6, they announced voting was open for their Best of 2017 selection, allowing fans to vote on their top 10 Monstercat tracks of the year and support their favorite artists. Just two days later, voting closed and results were released, unveiling longtime Monstercat artist Pegboard Nerds at the No. 1 spot with their track “Heaven Let Us Down,” which came out at the end of October. Also claiming top spots are Grant with “Are We Still Young,” Tokyo Machine with “Spooky,” MYRNE with “Confessions,” and Kuuro with “Possession.” View the full list of winners below.
1. Pegboard Nerds – Heaven Let Us Down
2. Grant – Are We Still Young ft Jessi Mason
3. Tokyo Machine – Spooky
4. MYRNE – Confessions
5. KUURO – Possession
6. Stonebank – Ripped To Pieces ft EMEL
7. Unlike Pluto – Everything Black ft Mike Taylor
8. Aero Chord – Drop It
9. Dirtyphonics & Sullivan King – Sight of Your Soul
10. Conro – Close
11. Muzzy – Spectrum
12. Slips & Slurs – Moving Hectic ft Harry Shotta
13. Tristam – Bone Dry
14. DROELOE – JUMP ft Nevve
15. Darren Styles – Us Against the World
16. Puppet – Bigger Picture
17. Kayzo & Slander – Holy ft Micah Martin
18. Bad Computer – New Dawn
19. Infected Mushroom – Spitfire
20. Gammer – The Drop
21. Feint – Outbreak ft MYLK
22. Ephixa & Laura Brehm – Losing You
23. Notaker & Declan James – Who I Am ft Karra
24. WRLD – Everything ft Ashdown
25. Anevo – Waiting On Your Call ft Park Avenue
26. Rogue, Stonebank & Slips & Slurs – Unity
27. Bishu – Eyes Wide Open
28. Dirty Audio & Delta Heavy – Stay ft Holly
29. Duumu – Illuminate ft Slyleaf
30. Dion Timmer – Till I Make It ft Tima Dee
Bass brethren Luke Shipstad and Jordan Post, otherwise known as Kuuro, have returned to Monstercat with their latest malevolent offering, “Doji.” The dubstep-leaning duo, first debuted on the eclectic Canadian label in 2016 with their melodic, yet forceful, “Aamon.” The two have ventured down a variety of nondescript bass-heavy genres, growing their fan base through official remixes for a wide-ranging catalog of prominent artists, including Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Galantis, and NGHTMRE.
“Doji” demonstrates the duo’s deep-seated affinity for Asian culture, which is substantially audible in the track’s sound design and ambient instrumentation in the interludes. The drop then thrusts the listener into a darker, foreboding realm of vehement sub-bass.
This past summer, Zedd and Liam Payne released a beach-ready, tropical-infused track called “Get Low” that climbed the charts all over the world. With an easygoing beat and sexually-charged lyrics, listeners gravitated toward the carefree feel of the single.
Enter KUURO, a heavy-hitting bass duo, who have crafted their own intense future house take on the track. Hastening the original’s pace, KUURO transforms the single’s mellow tone for a comparatively fierce, harder vibe destined for the dance floor. Delivering a thumping drop with dub roots, KUURO’s re-imagination of “Get Low” is a thundering take that won’t soon be forgotten.
The electronic duo is composed of Jordin Post and Luke Shipstad. They made their debut on Monstercat in October 2016 with “Aamon.” It was the strongest debut in Monstercat history, and fans quickly drove them to hit the Spotify Viral 50 in four countries. Since then, they’ve remained true to their unmatched production and sound design skills, catering to bass lovers and headbangers across the world.
Following the official remixes for Zedd, Liam Payne, and Boombox Cartel in September, the young duo has released “Swarm,” their sixth release on the Canadian label. Post says the track came to fruition from some simple sound experimentation.
“I was messing around with some sounds and came up with this gnarly bassline that just makes you want to headbang,” Post says.
The title is appropriate.
After the smashing success of its inaugural Uncaged compilation in May, Monstercat has followed up with a second set of tantalizing tunes.
The Canadian label’s Uncaged Vol. 2 came out on Aug. 25 and includes 31 songs and a nearly two-hour album mix. The album features Monstercat favorites like Pegboard Nerds and Tut Tut Child, along with newcomers to the label like Slander and RIOT. In addition to the producers, skillful vocalists like Elizaveta and David Benjamin also lend their voices to this incredible collection of music. Lovers of everything from playful house music to hardcore dubstep will find themselves immersed in this unique collection of music.
The independent label consistently pushes the boundaries of electronic music, uniting artists that might’ve otherwise never worked together. Uncaged Vol. 2 is Monstercat’s 32nd compilation album since its founding in 2011.
In addition to the collection of music, the label has also released an accompanying line of merchandise. Check it out here.
A new fan-favorite among the Monstercat family, the recently unveiled duo KUURO have quickly grown to be known for their versatility and high energy productions — the latest release being no different. If anything, “Rapture” may actually be the duo’s highest energy track to date, a feat tough to believe looking at KUURO’s track record.
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