Though Robotaki is in the middle of his “I Want You” tour with Manila Killa, he somehow still has time to drop new, groundbreaking material. The tour itself has already seen major success and is just getting started, as the two young producers are set to perform all across the U.S. and Canada up until mid-November.
Robotaki has remixed Montreal native Billboard in his latest piece of work, putting a more positive, hard-hitting spin on one of the fellow Canadian’s most popular tracks off of his Memories EP. Keeping the original vocals in the same key signature, Robotaki adds in some groovy lead synths and chord progressions that brighten the track even further. The fact that Robotaki is able to continuously construct brilliant music while on his first major tour illustrates how much talent he truly possesses.
Manila Killa and Robotaki delivered a season favorite with their single, “I Want You.” Much like Porter Robinson and Madeon did for “Shelter,” the two have created an entire tour with several dates all focused around one seriously strong collaborative composition. Their recent two sold out shows in LA appear to have had an influence on the extensive amount of dates this time around, it appears, bolstering the tour’s potential. On top of this, a remix pack is coming out featuring host a quality artists is already out.
Check out the original, tour dates, and remix pack below.
Following their collaboration “I Want You” on Moving Castle, Robotaki and Manila Killa will also be hitting the road one week from now for the single’s accompanying tour. The two artists will begin the tour with two New York stops, the first in Binghamton (9/6) and the second in Brooklyn (9/9), before adventuring close to
As the dawn of the 2nd weekend of Splash House nears us, fans and attendees are preparing themselves for another weekend of madness in the sunny oasis of Palm Springs. An abundance of talented artists will be descending upon the desert next weekend for two days of sun-drenched and pool soaked fun at various hotels
Both rising stars from the Internet electronic music community, Robotaki and Manila Killa have recently formed a multifaceted alliance as the duo take on back-to-back sold out shows at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre. As Robotaki comes off supporting Madeon and Porter Robinson on their shelter tour and Manila Killa’s buzz continues to swell after his recent collaboration with AOBeats, “I’m OK,” the pair release their debut collaboration “I Want You” via online collective, Moving Castle.
Drafting Matthew John Kurz for breezy yet charismatic vocals, the production duo build a sturdy base of powerful percussion while keeping the synths upbeat and layered in an innovative way, allowing the tracks elements to breath, yet drive the song in their own rights. Between the sold out shows and slam dunk of a original, Robotaki and Manila Killa have found a synergy that could bring more success as they continue to develop the prospering partnership.
With Robotaki and Manila Killa set to co-headline two Los Angeles shows this week, the first of which will be tonight and has few remaining tickets on sale, the two DJs had also teamed up to produce a track to coincide with the show. The track, released today on Moving Castle and titled “I Want
Big Wild’s emergence to the forefront of the indie electronic scene through ODESZA’s carefully-curated Foreign Family Collective with singles “Invincible” and “Aftergold” has really turned him into one of my personal acts to follow through 2017. And speaking of well-curated, his last single “Invincible” has just received a shiny remix pack from some truly quality remixers Manila Killa, Point Point, and J. Phlip.
As a collective pack, all three of the remixes are unique in their own respective ways, which comes as a relief both as a listener and as somebody prepared to write a few words about them. Manila Killa’s starts off strong with some cinematic drums and carries on in an anthemic vein. Point Point went a completely different route with theirs, utilizing soft piano keys and going for a far more stripped down approach. And finally there’s J. Phlip, who ‘phlip-ed’ “Invincible” on its head with a minimalistic house-leaning approach that will serve as the after-hours anthem of the pack.
Hotel Garuda saw a meteoric rise to the spotlight characterized by the duo’s impressive catalogue. To add to that success, the duo recently came out with the single “Fixed On You,” a retro sounding house jam. This is their second official release with PRMD. The duo decided that this track would be a good one to remix and I couldn’t agree more. The hand selected remix EP out now is a refreshing mix of genres from some talented producers.
The four track remix EP features remixes from four talented artists. The first comes from the prominent house producer jackLNDN. His house roots undeniable bleed through the remix, making the track into a chilled out, vibin’ new house tune. Aire Atlantica slows down the track, creating a more hip-hop inspired, future bass environment with the remix. The track is naturally of the more laid back variety and the two first remixes demonstrated that well. However, the next two remixes took the energy up a lot with their remixes. Taiki Nulight took the track to a grimey, techno styled remix. Masayoshi Iimori traps out the original track in a way that I wouldn’t have imagined possible. This remix EP is one of the better selected remix EPs I’ve heard in awhile, blending a good variety of different genres into one. Check it out below:
Earlier this summer, Manila Killa headed down south for his first ever Australia tour. While he was there, he also found some time to return home to – well – Manilla, performing his first ever show in his home country. Teaming up with an up-and-coming media platform designed to “bridge the gap between East and West,” Manila Killa walks us through his musical origins and what the city means to him in a short yet revealing clip.
Intertwined between clips of the actual performance are segments where Manila Killa walks through some of his earliest memories of dance music and how the ‘Manila Killa’ project came to be. His old childhood house, his old high school where he was first exposed to electronic music at Battle of the Bands, the local club where he first started DJing – since transformed to a Japanese restaurant – all of these memories and experiences and more have combined to shape Manila Killa into becoming who he is today as a musician.
Stream the video below for an intimate look at the man along with some bumping club footage.
Dance music currently has the reach to touch all corners of the earth.
Having split his childhood between the Philippines and the states, the now LA-based Manila Killa founded his artistic project after immersing himself in the online producer community. In the time since, he’s blossomed into an exciting up-and-comer with a bright future in the industry.
Although he has a touring résumé that includes stateside festivals like HARD Summer and Camp Bisco, Chris Gavino had yet played his hometown of Manila until this summer. He recently returned to the city in which he spent his childhood to perform at a local venue, Black Market, and documented his travels in a mini-documentary.
Taking a trip down memory lane, the video alternates between Manila Killa discussing his rise as a musician and clips of the producer visiting nostalgic spots in the city like his old house alongside shots from his memorable debut at Black Market.