Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the electronic acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe dance music. It’s the least we can do.
Dog Blood will not be performing at this year’s Stereosonic Festival in Australia due to “unfortunate circumstances” according to Skrillex, who took to his Facebook to announce the unfortunate news. In the duo’s stead, Boys Noize will be performing as himself while GTA will be filling the void left by the superduo on the touring festival’s lineups.
It’s not all bad news, however, Sonny’s reasoning for not attending the festival was in no way attributed to Stereosonic or the OneLove team and that he would be “be spending the rest of this year finishing my new music but will be coming back to do some SKRILLEX shows over New Year’s Eve in a couple weeks and will be spending more time in OZ in ’14. Thanks and really looking forward to seeing you guys soon.”
Shortly after the one year anniversary of their first collaborative extended play, Skrillex and Boys Noize reunite to release their sophomore Dog Blood EP, a sequel to their inauguration, Middle Finger Part 2. While the original Middle Finger offered both its title track and “Next Order” as two of the hottest records in dance music during 2012, they’ve doubled up in quantity and quality with their follow up — sticking to their promise that it would be “the best shit [they] done.” After dominating festival season side by side, Sonny and Alex’s latest work had leaked early last month, but is finally seeing its official unveiling with its Boysnoize Records release today.
Electric Zoo ’13 Artist Spotlight: Skrillex, Boys Noize unite labels for Riverside Dog Blood display
Two of dance music’s most revered heavyweights have also been two of the genre’s most selfless figures this season. Putting solo efforts aside, Skrillex and Boys Noize and recently shifted focus towards their collaborative Dog Blood project that’s resulted in a sophomore EP that both artists have referred to as some of their greatest work. Simultaneously, the poster boys head their respective imprints, OWSLA and BNR, and at Electric Zoo this weekend the duo will bring their labels together as they’ve done with their independent talents for a Dog Blood-themed and headlined showcase at Riverside.
Dog Blood’s new EP unveiled; three new productions, ‘Middle Finger’ sequel, remixes from The M Machine and more
Originally scheduled for August 6th, Dog Blood’s new EP (speculated to be titled Middle Finger 2) was postponed to an August 20th release date. A bit ironically, the EP was leaked yesterday on its originally planned release date.
The new EP boasts some long-awaited originals like “Chella Ride” from Skrillex’s Essential Mix, and “Middle Finger 2,” Dog Blood’s classic opener. In addition, the EP features the M Machine’s stellar “Middle Finger 2″ remix, as well as an additional rendition from Millions Like Us. The EP is still set for an August 20th release. Click past the break for the revealed tracklist.
What is expected to be the second EP from Skrillex and Boys Noize‘s tag team Dog Blood side project, the “??? ????? EP” has had its release date pushed back to August 20th. Previously scheduled for an August 6th release, the much anticipated collaboration will be the duo’s first release since their debut Next Order/Middle Finger EP. Those of us eager to get our hands on some new Dog Blood material have a few more weeks to wait as OWSLA’s drip.fm page reflects the EP’s new release date.Posted by
HARD Summer Saturday: Disclosure, Dog Blood, TNGHT, and Flying Lotus galvanize tenants of quality dance music
LA electronic music fans descended upon downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, ready to experience the sights and sounds of HARD Summer. Providing music that could attract ears of all types, from deep house to techno to electro to dubstep and back, the twelve hour event provided a well-curated display of the current pulse of dance music. Click through to read more about the moments that will be cemented in our minds.
Initially collaborating as Dog Blood one year ago, Skrillex and Boys Noize have since taken their aliance out of the studio and across the festival circuit. It appears the duo have finally returned to the production front, preparing a new EP to follow their two-track effort released last August. In their most recent Tweets, Dog Blood have revealed that their sophomore EP is complete, calling it “the best shit we be done yet” and using the hashtag “#middlefinger2,” perhaps signifying the official sequel to Next Order/Middle Finger.
Via: Twitter (Dog Blood)
Update: Dog Blood’s own hints and EP announcement could be related to the below image. Nest, OWSLA’s subscription service, indicates the release of an unknown EP Tuesday, August 6th. All signs point to a Dog Blood EP bearing their sequel to “Middle Finger,” as showcased in Skrillex’s Essential Mix. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
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When Boys Noize and Skrillex joined forces back in August of 2012 to form Dog Blood, it was uncertain whether it was a one time collaboration or the inception of a new superduo. With Ultra Music Festival and Coachella at their back and an upcoming performance from Hard Summer, it’s quite clear that Dog Blood is here to stay. After igniting the Sahara Tent to a riotous state of enthusiasm for two weekends straight at Coachella, countless fans were left harkening for the release of their live set from the festival. A month later, Dog Blood’s set from Weekend Two of Coachella has been released. With some thoroughly inventive mixing and heavy selections from Tracques, Alex Metric, Kill the Noise and more, this is one live set worth reliving.
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The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.