After a slew of original collaborations including “Signal,” “Mr. Lover,” and “Incredible,” Carnage continues on with his big room metamorphosis on his own rendition of Martin Solveig’s latest “Hey Now.” Lending his newfound festival talents to the Frenchman’s bouncy summertime vibes, Carnage douses the track’s dance-pop aesthetics and sugary-sweet hooks in a tidal wave of thunderous synthwork. The reworked break sets the mix ablaze with Dutch-tinged, heavy electro stabs and pads transforming the candy-coated original into a razorblade-riddled Jolly Rancher – this is one time you should take candy from a stranger.
“Hey Now” will be released on May 28th with the official remix package soon to follow.
Carnage continues on his festival music production tear with his latest original “Signal.” Sharing production duties with New & Used, Carnage deftly assembles a squealing big room blitz of anthemic chord progressions and thunderous kick drums. Blaring horns and a wonky phasing synthesizer build into a drop designed for the summer festival season, adding another impressive outing from the re-imagined DJ Carnage to his ever-expanding back catalog.
The day saw Carnage drop “Incredible,” Michael Calfan unleash “Resurrection,” Cedric Gervais rediscover “Molly” and Showtek throw down on “Slow Down.” Not even a spell of pouring rain could put a damper on the festivities. As the day wore on and the tent filled with bikini-clad beat-seekers, we took a break between sets to catch up with some of the Spinnin’ team to give you their own version of a Spinnin’ showcase. Click past the break to check out our five questions for five Spinnin’ artists. (more…)
Carnage has conquered trap over the past few months and now the Guatemalan producer is experimenting with the harder sounds of house. He showed his production chops with the electro-house cut, “Incredible,” alongside Borgore, and now Carnage is returning to the punching beat booms with his latest production, “Mr. Lover.”
His latest track is another collaboration, this time with L.A. based KillaGraham. The two producers incorporate grinding bass groans with charging synth dives on “Mr. Lover,” supplying listeners with another electro-driven output. Combing their gritty bass line with soft feminine vocals on the track, Carnage and KillaGraham form a pulsating production ready for the forthcoming festival season.
Before I go ahead and even begin this review, I’m going to be up front and admit that I may be the slightest bit biased on this one. Full disclosure: I love everything that Heroes x Villains produces, and this new remix of Borgore and Carnage’s “Incredible” is certainly no exception. The Dirty South duo has once again taken a traditionally clear-cut electro house single and, how shall we say, given it the business–effectively transforming the ear-shattering original into a truly nasty trap remake.
While genre crossovers are not all that rare, a house collaboration from a notoriously dirty dubstep producer and a well-known trap artist is definitely not something you see every day. In fact, it’s something you hardly ever see. Against all odds, dubstep’s raunchiest DJ, Borgore, has teamed up with Carnage, one of trap’s most iconic producers, to create “Incredible,” a dirty house track in the purest (or dirtiest?) sense of the word.
It’s safe to say we didn’t expect to see Borgore release big room house tracks any time soon. In rare form, the audacious dubstep veteran collaborates with trap prodigy, Carnage, to produce a dance floor trembler to rival “Epic.” “Incredible,” set to release on Spinnin’ Records, almost feels like the sequel to the Silva and Quintino original. In the same way Terminator 2 turned up the action, Borgore and Carnage’s sequel turns up the bass. We probably could have just condensed this track description by referring you to the title. Dropping February 4th, the day after the Super Bowl, “Incredible” will either console fans in Monday mourning or continue the celebration. (Let’s go 49ers.)
TJR’s “Ode to Oi” was undoubtedly one of the coolest track tracks of November (it even made our Top 10), as its unique bassline effortlessly rides the line between dutch and acid house. Just as he did with Carnage on their remix of “Cannonball,” Victor Niglio has transformed “Ode to Oi” into a thumping trap anthem. Ramping up the tempo to 140bpm, Victor Niglio preserves TJR’s catchy acid-dutch drop while incorporating lovely string play. There is definitely something “ethnic” about the track, from the Spanish classical guitar, to the “oi” chanting, to the rattling hi-hats. While the response to his and Carnage’s trap rendition of “Cannonball” may have been lukewarm, Victor Niglio’s take on “Ode to Oi” is assuredly a winner. Download it for free from SoundCloud.
Dancing Astronaut‘s number 1 track of November just got trap-sized. If it’s big-room house with enough echoing synth to fill the Rungrado May Day, we can expect Carnage to blitz the beat with sweeping builds, 808s that sing, and a drum pattern so hood you can’t help but say, “Damn son, where’d ya find this?” Spearheading the festival trap movement, Carnage has received support from Tiesto, Hardwell, A-Trak, and Diplo with reworks of “Spaceman” and “Epic.” It was only a matter of time before Showtek and Justin Prime’s “SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT WHEN THE MOTHER F*&KING BEAT DROPS” breakdown was revamped. Alongside the Questlove-cut Victor Niglio, the “Cannonball” festival trap remix packs enough afro-punch to level Afrojack himself. Add this to your Trapper Keeper, bro.
LA-based producer Carnage is the latest DJ to jump head first into the electronic sounds of trap music. After topping the charts of Hype Machine with his numerous Festival Trap Bootlegs, he is back with his official debut release via Fool’s Gold Records. The Bang! Single EP is accompanied by two other tracks, “Kat!e” featuring Chicago’s underground Katie Got Bandz as well as the instrumental version of “Kat!e.”
The three track compilation highlights Carnage’s eerie trap tendencies, giving producers some new trap instrumentals to loop into their sets. “Bang!” opens with some wobbling synths before Carnage adds grasping 808s to create an entirely instrumental slow-building production. Click below the break to listen to “Bang!.”