While Belgium’s own Daily Dubstep held dominion over a Wheel & Deal-hosted stage at Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld’s All Your Bass Are Belong To Us lineup reveals a distinctly North American take on bass music: Instead of Britain’s Benga, Canada’s Excision will be holding the headliner spot, with Savoy, Figure, NiT GriT and more further repping the continent (For those worried about potential blasphemy, original dub descendents Rusko, Zomboy and Delta Heavy will also hold reign.) While the OWSLA stage will keep the bass banging on Sunday, the dirtyness officially kicks off with Sound Remedy’s set on Saturday. But don’t worry if you don’t have a full 12 hours to devote to the bass gods: We’ve assembled a nice sampler platter to give your day just the right amount of crunch.
In a time when standing on stage and mixing just doesn’t cut it anymore, Destroid are taking the live idea to another level. We reported earlier this year about Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka forming dubstep supergroup Destroid, and after their first show it seems dubstep might not be dead after all. Using MIDI guitars and a modified drum kit, Destroid proves that live music and dubstep can be one in the same. If you think this set is prerecorded, think again. They’ll also be playing at this year’s Camp Bisco.
“All drums parts & bass samples are played live, in Ableton samplers and drum tracks. We had to actually split our 75 minute set in to two separate projects as Ableton could not handle having an entire sets worth of individual samplers/drum racks for each bass sample/drum hit.”
Last week TomorrowWorld announced Alesso, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso would all be performing at its inaugural festival and today ID&T has announced a brand new stage catered to fans who like a little more bass in their face. The stage, dubbed ”All Your Bass Are Belong to Us,” is a strictly bass heavy affair with Excision, Rusko, Gramatik, Zomboy, Delta Heavy, Figure, Savoy, Grandtheft, NiT GriT, and Sound Remedy all taking center stage in one of the grittier corners of TomorrowWorld.
If bass isn’t quite your thing, stay tuned as more TomorrowWorld artists are expected to be revealed next week.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Rukes, Dillon Francis, and more.
Aggressive dubstep producers Excision and Downlink have joined forces with drummer KJ Sawka to form the group DESTROID. Both producers are known for their hard-hitting industrial sounds and KJ Sawka– former drummer of the electronic rock band Pendulum– adds the live instrumental element. The group has been in the works since 2009 and after Excision‘s sold out X Tour this year, the trio decided to unveil their new dubstep powers.
This new experiment delivers a custom sound with brutal bass and their latest creation is “Crusaders.” Starting out with rushing guitar chords, the trio unleashes a drum & bass driven beat that is met by Excision‘s signature wobbling bass booms. Click below the break to hear the hard-edged “Crusaders.”
Datsik went on a trap binge this weekend, reinventing the womps and wobbles of two of his original songs: “Swagga” and “Bonafide Hustler.” “Swagga” has been getting play time during his Firepower tour and live videos from the event indicate that the reaction has been appropriately massive. While many of Datsik’s productions are too hard for this dubstep weakling, these trap remixes feel fine when banging down my eardrums. Both tracks are available for a free download.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Hardwell, Pasquale Rotella, Diplo, and more.
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It might be a bit of a stretch to crown a new ‘midwest festival king’ since Lollapalooza has quickly become one of the biggest shows out there, but North Coast has a lineup that should satisfy a range of EDM listeners. Pretty Lights, Axwell, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Excision, Alesso, Mord Fustang are some of the announced names in the first wave. The festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, August 31st to September 2nd, which is also the same dates as Electric Zoo. Tickets for the three days are only $110 for general admission and $350 for VIP. If you can’t make it to New York, Chicago seems like the next best option — until Vegas puts out a Labor Day Weekend schedule that is.