This year Skrillex took a relative breather, but it seems he’s never been harder at work. As this year winds down, the label head and ultra-successful producer has a remarkable year of pushing the boundaries in his rear view mirror. His successes this year include the acid techno onslaught the Dog Blood side project with Boys Noize brought to main stages all over the country, the promising new partnership with Diplo called Jack U, a residency in one of Las Vegas’ newest clubs, all of this before his set at Hard’s Day Of The Dead weekend festival, where he premiered a slew of new brain rattling, bass packed new music. Along with an interview with Rolling Stone, the OWSLA overlord has made it crystal clear that he is still hungry, and Skrillex will be back with a ruthless appetite in 2014.
Canadian duo Adventure Club have released their long-awaited first official EP today on iTunes. In line with their running superhero theme, the EP is appropriately titled Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 and features four full-length original productions. Despite the group’s fame for melodic and unique remixes of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You” and Brand New’s “Daisy,” Adventure Club have mastered originals of their own with signature combinations of bass heavy beats and captivating vocalists. Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 features four tracks: “Gold,” “Wonder,” “Crash,” and “Thunderclap.” After two years of remixes, traveling the world, and headlining worldwide festivals, Adventure Club’s debut EP has already hit the number one spot on the iTunes Dance Music chart and is just the first of a two-part release with more to come.
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I never thought I’d be able to write something about Slayer for Dancing Astronaut. But with one unconventional (and surprisingly effective) remix, New Jersey producer Aylen has proven me wrong and taken me right back to my high school metal head days. “Raining Blood” is a hallowed track off a seminal album by the same name in those head-banging circles, and Aylen has somehow succeeded in doing the original justice while still producing a remix that could be dropped and enjoyed at any modern dubstep show. That takes skill, something that it is becoming abundantly clear Aylen has no shortage of. Kudos for doing something different.
While winter storm Nemo tears its way across the northeast, Zeds Dead has taken to unabashedly tearing things up in the studio, all for your listening pleasure. Designed to keep you raging on these next few cold and lonely nights while that dastardly snow flexes its muscles, this latest mashup from the dubstep kings will no doubt help you stick it to that pestering cabin fever and will let it know exactly where to send all of its depressing woe. Comprised of blistering tracks from a range of artists including Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead themselves, and more, the hour long “Snowstorm Mix” is sure to keep you moving on your feet and generating some serious heat for every last second, which may be necessary for those of you who end up losing power.Posted by
I don’t remember exactly what I was doing at 17, but I’m 99.9% sure I wasn’t mixing up Grade A tracks like this latest head banger from Danny Avila. The Spanish youngster may not be old enough to (legally) set foot in a club just yet, but dear lord does he know how to produce a raging trapstep remix that is sure to get those pulses racing.
Collaborating with Generation Wild cohort Mikael Weermets on this newest endeavor, a bass-booming rendition of Skylar Grey‘s “C’mon Let Me Ride,” Avila has literally turned the original on its head and transformed it from a relatively innocuous pop jingle into a meaty, action-packed trap hit. Still maintaining Grey’s powerful vocals and general underlying melody, the Madrid native has teamed up with the Swedish DJ to add some pretty serious synth work into the mix, as well as an insanely dope drop that makes the 2012 single virtually unrecognizable. With this remarkable hit being Avila’s first release of the new year, we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for 2013.
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Since setting foot on the scene a year ago UK-based producer, Rogue, has gained quite the following for his energetic dubstep-electro beats. His latest release, “Adventure Time,” doesn’t stray from his signature sound and is sure to please even the occasional electro fan. The producer named the track “Adventure Time” because, when he listens to it, he “can imagine going on an epic adventure.” We’ll have to agree with that, given the track’s boppy start, melodic break and heavy bass line. The seamless transition between lighthearted synths and thumping beats makes this piece of work an easy integration into your everyday playlist. Take a listen for yourself and, if you like what you hear, head on over to Beatport to purchase the tune.
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Bass music superstars Chase & Status roll back the years to their drum and bass days with their latest release. “Big Man,” which features the evocative vocals of Liam Bailey, contains sections in which clear influences from hard rock and metal are audible. Fans of the British duo’s older productions will be glad to know that a more traditional Chase & Status sound is still present in the track’s breakdown. “Big Man” is available as a free download on the Chase & Status website so head over there and grab a free copy for yourself.
Those that stayed through the first morning at EDC LV 2012 had the opportunity to see Canadian dubstep duo Adventure Club drop a great set during sunrise. The two have released a free remix of Alexisonfire’s track, “To A Friend,” combining their unique blend of dubstep elements with disco fragments. The frontman’s transcendent vocals characteristic of electronic music are a perfect interlude between the dub drops, and we applaud Adventure Club’s continuous cross pollination of rock music with dubstep. Check them out at Electric Zoo on Sunday if you’ll be there. Stream “To A Friend” and grab the download below.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has been putting out great music for some time now but this is his first appearance on Dancing Astronaut. His upcoming single “Household Goods” is out on August 20th with a whole host of remixes from Zeds Dead, Zinc, Enei, Mano Le Tough, and Li’l Silva. Zeds Dead preview their take on “Household Goods” and reveal an incredibly chilled out and soothing remix. Have a listen to the preview below and stay tuned for the release later this month.
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Adventure Club are continuing their wonderful habit of giving away all their music for free. “Retro City” is another huge dubstep banger from the Montreal based duo. This hits a little harder and has a much sharper drop than most of their older work which has tended to feature slow, heavy bass drops. Adventure Club must be doing something right as their legion of fans continues to explode. Check out “Retro City” below and grab the free download.