Example has released his fourth studio album, The Evolution of Man: a rock-dance crossover, featuring a star studded lineup of producers. Example, ever-keen on his EDM-game, has recruited everyone from dubstep/drum ‘n’ bass legends Skream and Benga, to electro house technicians Laidback Luke and Tommy Trash, to big room maestros Alesso and Dirty South for production duties. Example’s rapturous flow is on point as usual, treading the line between soft, reflective musings and intensely evocative wordplay.
With The Evolution of Man, Example has successfully merged EDM, rap, and rock n’ roll. While nearly the entire spectrum of electronic music is represented on the album, each track maintains a distinctive rock feel. Though less strictly EDM, this is undoubtedly the most impressive lineup of EDM producers on a vocalist’s album to date. And as we’ve already seen with Dyro and Hardwell & Dannic’s revisions, Example has bestowed producers with an endless supply of remix material. Click past the break to hear our favorites from the album.
Riding the tail of a summer of touring alongside his OWSLA labelmates, Kill the Noise returns with an extended release, Black Magic. The EP veers away from the 32-year-old producer’s typical aggressive bass heavy tendencies and gives dubstep fans a reinvented version of the genre most well known for its drops.
After three years of honing in on the hard sounds of bass music, Kill the Noise steps out of his comfort zone on Black Magic to show he isn’t just another bass plunging producer. Adding melodic tones, instrumental chords, and vocal harmonies to the tracks on this EP, Kill the Noise seems like he has something to prove.
After previewing the original mix of “Love is all I Got” just over a week ago, Feed Me is back with his own personal remix of the track. The drum and bass native has swapped out the original uplifting synths and guitar sounds for grungy mechanical beats and wobbles. This is more of the Feed Me that we have come to love, but also shows his incredible versatility as a producer. If you live in the UK you can pre-order the EP on iTunes — which includes the original, this remix, and three others due for release on November 18th.
Last Sunday, the man behind the teeth, Jon Gooch, made his first ever appearance in the hallowed halls of Pacha NYC – joining the nearly endless list of talent that have blown out the speakers at New York’s largest club. Despite the Sunday night tim
e slot and his 1am start time, Pacha’s main dance floor was packed to the brim with die-hard bassheads eager to get their dose of Feed Me’s signature guttural groans and wobbles. The club, as is to be expected on a Sunday night, was decidedly less hectic than Friday or Saturday, allowing for true fans to force their way front and center.
September has been jam-packed with shows and if you want to end it with one last hurrah, consider checking out Feed Me tonight at Pacha NYC. For those unfamiliar, Feed Me is one of the stage names for Jon Gooch, a British dubstep and electro house producer and DJ. His Feed Me project has gained widespread notoriety worldwide since its early beginnings on Deadmau5′s label, Mau5trap, in 2008. Doors open at 10PM; RSVP to Pacha’s guest list for free entry before midnight.
This is the moment Feed Me fans have been waiting for. After teasing us with a short mix on Annie Nightingale’s radio show, Feed Me finally delivers a 2 hour long Essential mix for the estimable Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Showcasing the full scope of his production talents, Feed Me brings his unique style of melodic bass music to the forefront on this mix – traversing much of his own personal catalog of tracks including his unreleased collaboration with Kill the Noise “Thumbs Up (For Rock And Roll)” as well as his incredible remix of the Aphex Twin classic “Windowlicker.” Even his old drum and bass persona, Spor, is represented here on the never released “Push Me, Pull You.” Have a listen below and then mark your calendars for his Sunday, September 30th DJ set at Pacha NYC – seeing Feed Me live is not something you’ll want to miss.
Less than a week after we brought you the extended rip via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Feed Me has formally released his latest effort, “Little Cat Steps.” The London-based producer incorporates a pounding electronic bassline complimented by a consortium of wobbles, scratches, and progressive synth play that makes this track a formidable follow-up to his Escape from Electric Mountain EP. Check out the rip below and head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length from mau5trap Records.
We first heard Feed Me’s upcoming single, “Little Cat Steps,” when the London-based producer dropped it during his twenty minute mix on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show at the end of July. However, a longer version of the track has surfaced via Annie Mac’s own Radio 1 time slot. “Little Cat Steps” features a pounding electronic bassline complimented by a consortium of wobbles, scratches, and progressive synth play that makes this track a formidable follow-up to his Escape from Electric Mountain EP. Check out the rip below and hold tight for August 20th release via mau5trap Records.
We have a serious question — why doesn’t Feed Me get more credit? His sound is brazenly different, a feat so rarely accomplished in a scene fueled by imitation. He makes an effort to release high quality EPs, rather than one off remixes of pop garbage, and anyone who has seen his live shows will attest to their unique-ness, yet somehow Feed Me continues to attract only a niche amount of fans. It’s a disservice to one of the most skilled producers in electronic dance music today. His production style may not be for everyone but the scope of his sound speaks volumes to his talent – it goes far beyond heavy bass and groaning wobbles. On this mix, Feed Me features a slew of originals including his heavy hitting remix of AWOLNATION’s “Sail” and a handful of brand new tracks from this prolific producer. If you are looking for your bass fix this Tuesday morning, look no further – Feed Me delivers, just like he always does.
Deadmau5 might not be headlining Ultra Music Festival this year, but that doesn’t mean he won’t get his time to shine on Saturday night. On the 24th, the infamous DJ and producer will play poolside at the Fontainebleau alongside Feed Me, Moguai, Steve Duda, and a new artist called The Frederik. This event is in addition to his ‘mau5hax‘ production-inclined outing with Beatport, and will probably be more along the lines of a standard Deadmau5 show. What we don’t know at this point is whether the show will be “unplugged” or if he’ll have Professional Griefers in tow — or a new production altogether. (We’re told the production at this venue on New Year’s was top notch, so consider our expectations high.) One thing is for sure though: making plans for Saturday just got a little bit more difficult — so make sure to check out our event guide to see all your options!