The latest project from OWSLA arbiter Alvin Risk is a boisterous dubstep collaboration alongside New York duo Designer Drugs. “Empty Hearted” begins with a quick four-on-the-floor beat bolstered by transposed lyrics and clicking 8-bit synths. The drop that ensues is a bit rambunctious, but balanced out nicely by an overriding big room melody. Along the same lines as his previous release ”Skyclad,“ Alvin Risk has lent his own voice to the production, warping and tuning it into a robotic and melancholic vocal track.
After returning to the production front with “Skyclad,” budding OWSLA talent Alvin Risk has teamed up with New York duo Designer Drugs for a ripping dubstep track entitled “Empty Hearted.” While Designer Drugs are known more widely for their harder electro selections, the two have dabbled in dubstep on various occasions, and their newest collaborative effort alongside bass music purveyor Alvin Risk is evidence for their taste in 140 bpm destruction. Just as he did in “Skyclad,” it appears Risk has once again lent his own vocals to the track, albeit with a bit more auto-tuning. “Empty Hearted” is scheduled for release on April 16th on Ultra Records.Posted by
When Norweigan songstress Annie released her second album Don’t Stop in 2009, a flurry of reputable dance producers rolled up their sleeves to rework the indie dance princess’s lusty vocal tracks. Today for our Weekend Rewind, we revisit New York-based Designer Drugs‘ take on the original. DD takes the heavy 80s synth influence and summery vibes of the original and meld it into a harder-hitting dance track with a noticeable stuttering bassline. Stream and download the track below.Posted by
Electronic dance music continues to envelop new styles and sounds from all over the globe. This time, with a combination of synthesized electronic demonic anger. 130bpm hardcore and droning underground softcore.
You might know Designer Drugs as a New York based, ‘gutterhouse’ DJ duo who’s remixes have incorporated everybody from Mariah Carey to Annie to Thieves Like Us. Pioneers in the scene, Designer Drugs have stuck again. Hardcore/Softcore, the new album features sounds from all across the dance music umbrella. Raining down the garage style, screamo grunge house, mixed with the melodic samples of synthesized Gregorian chant.