Quintino, Deorro, and MAKJ make for one tenacious trio on “Knockout,” a high octane offering rife with the rolling bass and energetic electro elements that collectively constitute Melbourne Bounce sound.
‘Bounce’ “Knockout” does, and ‘bounce’ from decks to dance floors the song certainly shall. The song’s reverberating basslines and looping vocal overlays revel as the clear standout accents of the single, embellishments that only further amplify the song’s adrenaline-spiking quality.
“Knockout” illustrates that there’s simply no such thing as a tempered release from the combined Quintino, Deorro, and MAKJ camp, doing so with an almost palpable intensity.
I will be perfectly honest here…I cannot get enough of Melbourne Bounce. So naturally, I am going to end up absolutely loving a tune involving Deorro. This little track known as ‘Knockout’ has a few surprises peppered throughout though. So how does it live up to the hype around a collaboration featuring three bonafide superstars?
“Shakalaka” is the collective product of powerhouse producers Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, and Max Styler. An energetic, big room buildup and psy trance-inspired bassline lead into a Mariachi-tinged breakdown that implies Deorro’s Latin touch, before dropping into a colossal explosion of sound purposed to shake the dancefloor. With a powerful kick and wide stereo imaging, the track’s appeal stretches wide, showing signs of becoming a main stage anthem.
The writers behind “Shakalaka” are as big as the production itself. All four are consistently booked at festivals ranging from Ultra and Coachella, and have each clocked in a fair amount of hits under their own belts as well — a couple recent ones being Deorro’s “Bailar,” and Aoki’s venture with Little Yachty and AJR, “Pretender.”
A couple of days ago, we mentioned that some serious electronic heavy-hitters were teaming up to deliver a serious festival banger. Now, the four-man collaboration is here, and it’s even better than we ever expected. Steve Aoki x Deorro x MAKJ x Max Styler – ‘Shakalaka’ “Shakalaka” defies genres and transcends into a new realm
Powerhouse producers Steve Aoki, Deorro, MAKJ, and Max Styler have just previewed via social media clips of a collaboration on a powerful new single titled “Shakalaka.” “Shakalaka” from the few snippits we’ve heard sounds like an absolute festival banger. You can hear big room, latin, psy, & mariachi influences throughout the track and it packs
MAKJ and Deorro are two artists which were at the top of the game in 2012-2014. Soon though times changed. Deorro took some time off from mainstream EDM, and MAKJ worked much more intently on producing rather than touring. So in a way there names coming back up in 2018 are a welcome surprise for
Steve Aoki has officially release a remix package for his acclaimed hip hop album KOLONY, featuring new edits by Loopers, Dyro, Mike Cervello, Oliver Heldens, and one from MAKJ and Aoki himself. The package follows the announcement of the 2018 North American Kolony Tour, featuring Desiigner. Besides the previously released Oliver Heldens remix, all of
Ruchir should be on the everyone’s artists to watch list this year, as the Dubai-based producer’s debut single, “Sleepless,” became the No. 1 electronic track on Soundcloud’s New & Hot/Overall charts. Following that single, his tracks have seen millions of streams worldwide, gaining support from industry tastemakers like The Chainsmokers, Sam Feldt, MAKJ and more.
The 18-year-old has a unique production style in which he’s able to merge a smooth R&B sound with modern nodes of future bass — demonstrated clearly on his new track, “Made of Gold,” featuring Deverano. The acoustic guitar and entrancing vocals mesh perfectly into a drop that includes sharp, harmonizing synths and a moving bass line.
Insomniac’s Countdown has become its cornerstone New Year’s Eve event for bass, big room, and electro house enthusiasts, hosting an impressive lineup this year with A-trak, Steve Aoki, and more across two days at the NOS Events Center. Revelers this year enjoyed the lineup immensely, refusing to let weather conditions place a hindrance on their celebration. Live sets emerging from the gathering have begun surfacing, which easily justify the level of excitement catalyzed by the Countdown’s headliners’ electrifying sets. Stream sets from the likes of Diplo, Alesso, and more below.
Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” is currently climbing the charts thanks to its viral involvement in the popular Mannequin Challenge that is sweeping the nation. As such, it’s only right that the track gets remixed into oblivion. And though there have probably already been dozens that have flown under our radar, MAKJ is the first to come to us with one worth listening to.
Brilliantly encapsulating the original melody into interludes and transitions, including the last drop, MAKJ turns the original laidback hip hop track into an absolute dubstep heater that should be an excellent alternative to any Mannequin Challenge ending.
Check out the track below and grab a free download if you’re into it.