Montréal hosts a steady stream of premier musical talent at all times of the year. During the summer months in particular, the city welcomes individuals from all corners of the world for back-to-back festival weekends and one-off events held throughout the city’s quarters. Approaching the second weekend of August, event promoter evenko gear up for îleSoniq Festival, their third and final musical event of the season.
Returning back to their initial homebase on the city’s île Sainte-Hélène from August 9-10, îleSoniq boasts a world class selection of electronic artists across three uniquely curated stages dedicated to representing the best in house and techno, bass, and main stage festival talent. After last year’s edition brought the festival to a new section of the island, locals and festival veterans have been quick to express their excitement over the venue switch.
To round out their weighted lineup, the festival introduces a bevy of hip-hop performers in an effort to match the increasing trend of multi-genre electronic music festivals. Ahead of the impending weekend, attendees can expect to see a wide variety of talent—spanning from hometown heroes Adventure Club and Snails, to embracing main stage steadfast KSHMR’s momentous debut in Quebec.
SNAILS is perhaps one of the most exciting purveyors of dubstep’s resurgence, and he’s just put out his first single of 2019: “Jackhammer.” As with all of SNAILS’ work, “Jackhammer” kicks restraint to the curb, firing frequencies at the listener like a high-caliber machine gun.
Released on his own imprint, Slugz Music, SNAILS tapped Krimer, another rising star in the world of dubstep, to collaborate on this track.
“I’m so happy with how Jackhammer came together,” SNAILS said in a release. “Krimer and I live 20 minutes away from each other so we finally decided to sit down in the studio and give birth to this filthy banger!”
SNAILS will embark on a massive tour this summer, hitting massive festivals like Bass Canyon and Lollapalooza, as well as his own headlining events including the third annual Slugtopia at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on Oct. 4. Find the full schedule here.
If you’re looking for the heaviest bass you can possibly find, look no further. After a bit of a hiatus, Snails and Krimer have come together to release a killer collab “Jackhammer”. Both Krimer and Snails are known for their earth-shattering bass and now that the two have come together, they have made something out
îleSoniq has commemorated their sixth anniversary with the anticipated reveal of their phase one lineup, giving festival-goers an idea of the explosion of artists in store. As previous years have found success in fusing the hip-hop and electronic music spheres together, the 2019 edition returns to parc Jean-Drapeau over Aug. 9-10 for the return of the annual event.
Headliners Above & Beyond and Marshmello are scheduled to close out festivities throughout the weekend, and will be accompanied by main stage selects Alesso and Kaskade to light up the weekend, in addition to by sets from fan-favorites across the electronic spectrum. For the first time in îleSoniq history, attendees can expect to be immersed with the sounds of its inaugural underground house and techno stage, complete with sets by Nicole Moudaber, Lane 8, Yotto and Claptone.
Released on Proximity, this talented group of musicians do Taking Back Sunday plenty justice. The vocals from Saint Slumber are impeccable, harmonizing perfectly for an aesthetically pleasing cover of the famed rock band’s original. When layered over some light piano and staccato leads, the perfect verse is born, building into a euphoric, synth-heavy drop.
Saint Slumber is on the rise and Modern Machines is coming off headline shows at Marquee NYC, E11EVEN Miami, and more, so expect this one to climb the ranks.
If you are a long time dance music fan, chances are friends and family have asked you what you find so special about seeing a DJ/producer in concert. The question is usually followed up with the phrase, “I mean, they are only pressing buttons…”. We laugh to ourselves because the truth it – EDM has
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
RÜFÜS DU SOL lead off volume three of the Solace remixes with a gorgeously atmospheric take on “Lost in My Mind” from Icarus. Prince Fox continues his string of recent releases with “Rock Paper Scissors,” and Approaching Nirvana returns with the emotive and melodic “Lost The Signal” with Cara Leigh. Summer Was Fun brings Lil Dweeb aboard for “Simple,” and Oliverse returns to Disciple for a formidable dubstep track, “Somethin Good.” Adventure Club tackle Underoath‘s “Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape” in a new remix. Fytch takes on DROELOE‘s “Step By Step” in the duo’s new remix package for The Choices We Face. Shaun Frank wraps up 2018 with a groovy house tune on Spinnin’ Records, “Shapes.”
It wasn’t long ago that Snails announced his new EP SLIMEAGEDDON. The EP hit streaming services last week and really took off, but we could always use more bass. Today, Snails released volume 6 of his Snailed It! mix series in celebration of the killer EP. This mix goes so hard, that I really can’t see how
On December 7 dubstep artist, Snails, shook Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (literally) on his The Shell 2.0 Tour. His bass heavy set, prefaced by Hekler, SVDDEN DEATH, Voyd and Bro Safari, featured cinematic visuals and was centered on remixes of his own album, The Shell. While the transitions were seamless and the drops heavy, the set
“RAVN,” “Crank Bass,” featuring Liam Cormier, and “Bonkers” featuring Sirah are the newly released tracks off the project, all of which carry Snail’s signature cutthroat bass format and mayhem persona. “RAVN” has more of a cinematic appeal, acting as the opening segment to what is undoubtedly a well-curated project amongst friends.
The EP’s rollout comes soon after the unveiling of Snails’s original comic book, THE SLUGGERNAUT, a culmination of the music producer’s persistent use of vivid visuals and unique character fantasy. His website describes the comic book as “SLIMEAGEDDON, King Slugz, SLUGGTOPIA, and The Shell are all part of a bigger vision — one that hasn’t been fully explained…until now.”