After 17 years, the grime veterans Foreign Beggars, best known for their work on Skrillex‘s brostep screamer “Still Getting It” and their joint effort with Noisia on collaborative album I Am Legion, broke up in 2019 to pursue new ventures. Now, Vulgatron, a vocalist from the now-defunct the group, arrives on the scene with his debut solo track, “Deadman,” featuring Mark The Beast and Nitepunk on production duty. Also released with Vulgatron’s debut is a heavier remix of “Deadman” from Krimer. Both tracks were released on SKisM and Nick Sadler’s bomb-dropping Never Say Die imprint.
The original runs wild with Vulgatron’s grime vocals racing across gritty bass and growing tension. Listeners then run into melodic filtered bass and heavy metal percussion rides that create an intentional atmosphere of harmonic lunacy. The heavily percussive track contrasts nicely with the UK rapper’s high energy and aggressive pace.
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.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
As 2018 winds down, Rusko cranks it back up with the release of the feisty “Mr. Policeman.” W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS‘ “Waste It On Me,” and Galantis close the year with the reveal of their latest original, “San Francisco” with Sofia Carson. The Disciple Records team got together to create one massive holiday collaboration called “Fix The Rail.” NGHTMRE shows no mercy on a VIP remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Save Yourself,” and Koven tap into Ilan Bluestone‘s new remix compilation with their take on “Another Lover.” Xilent and Chime team up for a hefty dubstep tune, “Twinkle,” and Promnite takes on Alexander Lewis‘ “Off Guard.” Throttle unveils a groovy new Spinnin’ release, “Like This,” and Lipless takes on Nervo in “Emotional.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.