After announcing a full-fledged North American takeover with their Hounds of Hell Tour, Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner have finally revealed their partners in mayhem. Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker will hit the road with the Hounds, adding tech and electro influences and bringing the tour totals up to two Aussies and two Kindergarten pals, respectively. That’s not all that’s worth howling about, however.
Tommy and Wolfgang have also announced the details of their Hound2Hound contest, where one lucky fan will win an after party at the show date of his choice. After witnessing an extra special b2b, the winner and 50 of his closest friends will also get a meet and greet with the pair and the chance to make everyone on Instagram jealous. Some Facebook action is required to enter, so click here for details and to get started. Running until September 24th, the contest ends just three days before the tour roars into life at LA’s Palladium.
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Sydney, Australia’s own Bass Kleph is out to destroy dance floors this week, taking to his own Vacation imprint with the release of “Less Is More.” Garnering early support from the likes of TJR and W&W, Bass Kleph summons his inner minimalist to pay testament to the song’s title, relying on signature progression and subtle chord work that is reminiscent of an all-time favorite known as “Epic.” Exclusively listen to his latest offering ahead of tomorrow’s release.
Sydney export Bass Kleph makes his return to the Beatport charts, this time teaming up with fellow Aussie Jimi Frew on a driving main stage house production out on Big Fish Records whose composition was calculated for the upcoming festival crowds. A high register synth melody leads into overdriven chords in advance of a drop that rightfully marks the track’s strongest point. Grumbling electro bass and throbbing complementary synths keep the energy aloft beneath the pounding drums that provide the backbone to this big room outing.
Australian transplant Bass Kleph throws his hat into the radio show ring with Khelphtomania, a genre-exploring, all-encompassing look back on some of the biggest tracks of the moment. Opening with a blend of his own original “I’ll Be OK” with Dannic & Jordy Dazz’s collaboration “Fuego” the inaugural mix starts off strong and continues through a veritable who’s who of big room progressive stunners — with some unlikely entrants thrown in the mix. Claude Von Stroke and Kry Wolf’s latest, “Turbosteppa” makes an appearance alongside Abel The Kid & Keylanders “Zumba Socks” along with Tommy Trash‘s remix of BKCA’s “We Feel Love.” It’s an admittedly interesting first outing from the drummer turned DJ — and we can’t help but be impressed by the live drum machine performance of Sandro Silva & Quintino’s “Epic.”
Tune in after the break.