New Jersey producer Au5 is known for his transcendent melodic dubstep tracks on labels like Monstercat, Simplify, OWSLA, and more. Over the years, fans have come to expect beautifully vivid soundscapes from the producer, but his latest release is something a little different.
In a genre he’s calling “future trap,” Au5 has released his latest song “I Miss You,” featuring vocalist Kenny Raye, on Simplify.
“I Miss You” initially appears to be completely different territory for the producer, but upon a closer listen, the components that make Au5’s music so unique are still very much present. The chorus contains heavy-hitting dubstep elements, and Raye’s vocals expertly capture the emotion of the song.
Perhaps the best surprise of the HARD Summer Musical Festival 10th anniversary line-up was the news that Dog Blood would be topping the bill in 2017. As the supergroup side project conceived by Skrillex and Boys Noize, the two haven’t appeared together since HARD Red Rocks nearly two years ago.
On May 18th, however, Dog Blood took to their Facebook socials to express their excitement for HSMF, but also to announce to fans that it would be their only show in 2017. The announcement most likely comes as a joy to HARD founder Gary Richards, since Dog Blood is sure to draw in a massive crowd on their own. Now that it’s been confirmed as their first and only show in nearly two years, tickets should be start flying off the decks.
Maybe there’s a possibility for the return of Dog Blood in 2018? There’s no way to know for sure, but their HARD Summer appearance is sure to be the 2017 festival set to see. Grab tickets here to join Dog Blood August 5-6, 2017 at The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Though Jochen Sablon and Vincent De Boeck have prolific histories in the Belgian dance music scene, they’ve only just begun their venture into stateside consciousness. As Madou, the duo may be newcomers to the American music industry, but their tasteful production is likely to soon make a lasting imprint.
In their recently-launched project, Sablon and De Boeck proved their knack for combining an eclectic range of stirring garage, house, and downtempo elements with their first single, “Changing.” With this recent release, Madou began to define themselves as sitting somewhere in the stylistic nexus of Jamie xx, Four Tet, and Moderat.
Madou’s newest track, “Nowhere Else,” fuses these varied, sedate influences into a deep, warm melange of house and indie dance. The song’s sultry vocal line builds upon subdued bass patterns, stripped-back rhythms, timpani-like chimes, which culminate in an end product which is likely to garner significant attention in the coming months.
Already supported by The Magician in his Magic Tape 68, “Nowhere Else” is backed by OWSLA’s NEST.
The Prototypes, a name synonymous with repeatedly achieving what no one has done before. Championing #1 after #1 time and time again, only to venture off into the previously undiscovered territories of the recording world, and can you guess? Totally smashing the label game to absolutely no one’s surprise. Late last week, they announced the Friction premiere of “Electric” being crowned his official Track Of The Week. Let’s just say, the Far Too Loud remix is just as special.
Far Too Loud is a name that’s quite literally electrified households in the past. With massive releases on heavyweight labels such as OWSLA, Never Say Die and Monstercat, this eclectic mix of bassweight and sound precision will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the man himself. While the breakdown shares the same classic Prototypes Prowess as the original, the drop is an entirely new collective of sound. Crank up your monitors, strap in and prepare for one of the most thrilling twists of our time.
Skrillex recently released a mini-documentary called ‘The Same Place’ which takes us through some times in Skrillex’s insane life as he travels around the world, plays shows, and spends some quality time with his friend Slushii. The highly viewed video gave us a glimpse into his life and even gives some advice to aspiring musicians. The most talked about
Known for branding himself beyond the music he produces, Skrillex, aka Sonny Moore, has become one of the most recognizable musicians in the EDM scene. The innovative artist released a captivating and inventive 2016 recap video, titled “The Same Place,” on his YouTube page earlier today. The video proves that Skrillex is once more stretching
Every year, on January 15th, the dance music community celebrates the birthday of one of (if not the most) iconic figures within the space: Skrillex.
Today, Sonny Moore turns 29-years-young and EVERYONE is showing him love; from SiriusXM, to Slushii, Zedd, Marshmello, and more, we all have something in common to say today: Happy Birthday, Skrillex, and thank you for all you’ve done!
happy birthday g.. @Skrillex .. every year u spend on this earth is a blessing for us all.
OWSLA continues to stand in accordance with good people and good times in this four minute video, featuring some of best moments from their European showcase.
The tripbegins with Valentino Khan standing on the ledge of a giant crane before cutting to various scenes of Khan and Vindata‘s Branden Ratcliff roaming the streets of Europe from performing at renowned nightclub Favst to trying new treats at the Cereal Killer Cafe in London.
One of the more significant bits highlights Khan and Ratcliff taking a moment to acknowledge the music scene in Europe and how it helped develop their craft as producers:
“It’s just dope being influenced by people across the globe and they like inspire you to take what you grew up on and put a twist on it..and you know..bring what you have to the table.” – Ratcliff.
A key takeaway from this European recap is the true sense community between the artists who refer to OWSLA as “more than just a label” which is what makes this collective a driving force in today’s industry.
Aryay and OWSLA first released “Never Gonna Leave” on September 29 with a message: “As of September 26, 2016, there have been 556 murders in Chicago this year. You can help stop the violence. Donate to Kids Off The Block for the chance to win live production lessons from Aryay and and a 2-month Splice