Virtual Riot proves dubstep’s not dead in new EP, ‘German Engineering’

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For his latest release, Virtual Riot revs up the intensity with a six-track compilation that shows him flexing the heavier side of his production style.

German Engineering takes off straight out of the gate, opening with the ferocious “Pray For Riddim.” Virus Syndicate lend a hand in “Show Up,” incorporating energized rap and hip-hop elements into Virtual Riot’s production. As the EP continues through tracks like “Chop Chop” and “Jump The Gun,” Virtual Riot proves the grimiest of dubstep is here to stay.

A slight wind-down begins to take shape in the EP’s later two tracks, as “Komputermusik” — while still heavy on the bass and dubstep elements — incorporates soothing piano melodies into its verses. The final track of German Engineering, “The Darkest Night,” leans into the melodic side of Virtual Riot’s production with playful, choppy vocals and a simple bass-infused melody. He closes out the EP on a high note, reminding listeners just how broad his style range truly is.

German Engineering is out now on Disciple Records.


Datsik Drops Powerful ‘Master of Shadows’ EP

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Datsik is starting off his 2018 with some serious heat. The dubstep ninja just dropped his newest EP, Master of Shadows. The EP was released for a matter of hours today before it reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Dance charts. But that’s no surprise when you see the talent that Firepower Records cultivated

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Datsik and Virtual Riot Release New Future Banger “Warriors of the Night”

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Recently, Datsik released his first song off his new soon to be released EP titled “Warriors of the Night.” This new track is a collaboration with talented Dubstep DJ-producer, Virtual Riot, that will definitely have you breaking your neck. This new headbanging banger creates the synthetic sounds of the life of a ninja warrior or

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Datsik & Virtual Riot – Warriors of the Night

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Two certifiable bass maestros have combined forces for a grueling, riddim-inspired festival tune.

“Warriors of the Night” amalgamates Datisk‘s heavy set bass lines with Virtual Riot‘s snarling synths in a sonic concoction that is certain to have bass heads across the country leaning and rocking come festival season. The track comes on the heels of Datsik’s collaboration with 1000volts on “Monster” back in August. Recently, Datsik has been trying his hand experimenting with the alter ego known as Ephwurd. Virtual Riot recently turned heads with his satirical outline of ‘EDM News in 2055’ and the VIP release of his track “Everyday”.

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Virtual Riot offers a satirical outline of ‘EDM News in 2055’

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Monstercat alum Virtual Riot offers a potential shape for “EDM News in 2055” in a recent slew of tweets that show shades of the producer’s futuristic sense of humor.

Highlights of Virtual Riot’s vision of the electronic future include a “half-robotdinosaur-half-human surgery” for Excision, a Skism-secured Guinness World Record for a 20 CDJ-supported set, and the sale of EDC Las Vegas “virtual reality tickets,” for tech-transcendent “owls.”

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Virtual Riot – Everyday ft Yosie (VIP)

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Virtual Riot is finishing off 2017 strong with a fiery VIP mix of his summer track “Everyday.”

The song, which came out in July, was a light and breezy tune that showed a softer side of the versatile producer. Featuring the alluring vocals of Yosie, “Everyday” captured a perfect summer vibe.

Months later, Virtual Riot has released a VIP mix of the song — one that’s much heavier than the original it’s derived from.

The VIP mix starts off much the same as the original: focused on Yosie’s soothing vocals over a lighthearted bed of synths. Virtual Riot builds to something much more formidable, though, as he takes the listener through a bridge that contains elements of drum & bass. The first drop is hard-hitting heavy bass and dubstep, while the second drop leans more to trap stylings.

The VIP mix serves has a perfect showcase for the variety of genres the artist is well-versed at producing.

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NMF Roundup: Merk & Kremont’s future house anthem, Breathe Carolina reworks R3HAB & Khrebto + more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.

INTERCOM returns to Monstercat with a ferocious drum & bass VIP mix of his September track, “Decoy World” with Park Avenue.

Adding to the VIPs hitting the SoundCloud stream, Virtual Riot has released his hard-hitting mix of his track “Everyday.”

Dubspeeka has released a deep 10-minute anthem, “Enter Theme.”

Merk & Kremont are ending 2017 with a bang, releasing a hefty future house tune called “Turn It Around.”

K Theory have reworked their 2014 track “Stadium” into a fresh and clean remaster.

After playing it out for years, The Prototypes have finally released their insane drum & bass bootleg of Knife Party‘s “LRAD.”

Breathe Carolina reworks R3HAB and Khrebto‘s “You Could Be” into a lively house anthem.

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Wobbleland announces 2018 lineup boasting REZZ, Feed Me, Crankdat & more

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After a fervent 2017 edition, the founders of the traveling bass music festival Wobbleland are bringing the festival back to its home of Northern California, alongside Vital Events and Another Planet Entertainment, where the festival will enter its eighth year in a row. Hailed as the biggest bass festival in the state, Wobbleland follows-up on its vehement previous edition with an astonishing array of bass-adjacent acts.

From artists like REZZ, a Barely Alive b2b with Virtual Riot, Crankdat, Feed Me, Minnesota, Rickyxsan, and more; Wobbleland promises to be a most appropriately-named destination. Wobbeland takes place Februrary 23 and 24 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Tickets are available here.

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Wobbleland 2018 Lineup:


Barely Alive b2b Virtul Riot


Feed Me

Kai Wachi


Midnight Tyrannosaurus



Whipped Cream



Mad Zach



Svdden Death b2b Yakz


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Virtual Riot – Degenerates

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Virtual Riot is virtually unstoppable. With dubstep hard-hitters like “Juices,” “Throwin’ Elbows,” and “Alien,” Virtual Riot continues to impress us with his impeccable ability to maneuver his way through the audio spectrum, curating perfectly crafted bass and dubstep wobbles. Now, he’s released yet another dubstep arrangement called “Degenerates.”

Don’t be misled by the beautiful introductory piano. The strings fade in and complement the piano, but the build shortly follows, bringing in orchestral horns, an arpeggio and epic cinematic drums. Virtual Riot builds “Degenerates” up superbly, letting everything go in the drop with his inevitable hard-hitting sound.

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Barely Alive & Virtual Riot “Basement Dwellers” Tour Is In Full Effect, Check Out Where To See Them

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Barely Alive & Virtual Riot are both some of the most respected names in the bass and dubstep scene and now they are teaming up for an absolutely massive North American tour with over 30 more stops to go. The tour began September 1st in Portland, Oregon and is going across the country and into

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