Whether stirred by the Daft Punk hysteria or his own spontaneity, Deadmau5 has created a hype machine of his own in the past two weeks, unleashing a total of four track previews. While “Suite 03″ was a nod to his Random Album Title days, the remaining newly previewed productions have showcased an unbarred creative drive to differentiate his sound. In a rather unlikely scenario, Zimmerman’s latest preview “Killthemau5″ features clamorous OWSLA talent Kill the Noise. While the track begins innocently enough with sweeping, orchestral chords, the mood shifts a bit suddenly with a sporadic, variegated dubstep drop.
Deadmau5 said of the track: “‘I’ve bastardized it a bit. But I’ll pass it back to Jake and see what’s up.” Hence, “Killthemau5″ is still a work in progress, and judging by Zimmerman’s words, the half time drop has yet to be properly manipulated by the diabolical hands of Kill the Noise. Regardless, “Killthemau5″ is undeniably one of the more intriguing collaborations we’ve seen from the mau5.
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.
Hard Events, the organizer that brought us Haunted Mansion in years past, has announced stage lineups for its inaugural Day of the Dead celebration. The event, which will take place on November 3rd features hard-hitting acts like Justice (live), Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Knife Party, Crookers and Soul Clap, among others. It promises to knock your socks off “like no other Hard event before” with an enhanced production and four stages that will keep your eardrums fully engaged at all times. Hard-goers and music enthusiasts are also being treated to some pre-party mix tapes from select performers. Tickets are on sale now. Click past the break to check out the full stage lineups.
After a year of building a team, the OWSLA crew is ready to hit North America with their first proper label tour. Starting in Nashville October 26th, the group will make their way to the West Coast, Canada, and the East Coast, before ending in Philadelphia November 18th. The lineup will vary by date, but unfortunately, head honcho Skrillex will only be making an appearance in New Orleans with Zedd. The rest of the dates will feature Kill the Noise, Jack Beats, The M Machine, Alvin Risk, Birdy Nam Nam, Alex Metric, Kill Paris, MONSTA, and Seven Lions. Tickets will be on sale soon so make sure to checkout the linuep and dates for each location past the break. (more…)
We’ve had our eye on The M Machine for some time now. Originally shrouded in mystery, this trio from San Francisco has lifted the veil and released a handful of powerfully unique tracks. They went quiet after releasing their last EP but they return with their own take on KIll The Noise and Datsik’s “Ligthspeed.” Significantly changing the tone, TMM has created a glitchy track with progressive elements and a much lighter, more upbeat feel without sacrificing the original’s intent.
As if going head to head with Sensation USA on Saturday of Halloween weekend with All Mixed Up wasn’t enough, Pacha has added another show at Pier 94 to compete with night one of Brooklyn’s biggest white party on Friday, October 26th. The second show will have a bass-heavy lineup featuring Knife Party, Tommy Trash, Kill the Noise, Style of Eye, Baauer, and Destructo. Doors open at 10PM, so we assume that the party will be continuing until sunrise. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, September 13th, and we’ll update this post with purchase information when we have it. In the meantime, feel free to reconsider dropping close to $200 on Sensation tickets from Stubhub.
Released back in 2001, “Clint Eastwood” was the first single from the virtual band Gorillaz, fronted by Damon Albarn of Blur. 11 years later, Pierce takes the original’s wonky combination of dub, hip hop, rock and electronic and smashes it together with Jordy Dazz’s “OMG” along with some KOAN Sound and Kill the Noise cuts. By borrowing the original’s light-hearted vocals and masterfully combining it with the energy and face melting productions of Jordy Dazz, KOAN Sound and Kill The Noise, Pierce has created an edit perfect for any heavy electro set.
Dubstep producers from Canada and the USA have joined forces – Datsik and Kill the Noise bring something a little lighter than the usual fare. “Lightspeed” combines an upbeat electro synth melody with awesome bass drops that lean away from the usual body-numbing bass. This track could easily be considered a transition song for those who aren’t the biggest fans of dubstep, but want to learn a little more about the genre. “Lightspeed” is out now on OWLSA and is available for purchase on Beatport.
It’s 8:45PM on a deceptively chilly San Diego night, and already the neon-clad, kandi-covered line stretches half way around the Valley View Casino Center, littered with folks chattering excitedly as they ready themselves for the madness that is to come.
The two-hour drive from LA has gone by surprisingly quickly, buoyed by Dirty South’s solid Christmas Mix and Knife Party’s blood-curling, electro-redefining, our-name-is-Knife-Party-and-we’re-about-to-take-over-the-world-announcingEssential Mix recorded last summer at Space Ibiza. We’re very excited. As proud participants in the LA scene, we’re used to behemoth Insomniac massives and intelligently assembled HARD lineups. But the bill for LED’s anniversary party was too good to miss.
It is pretty interesting to watch the route that dubstep seems to be taking recently. A lot of artists including, Skrillex & Kill The Noise, are producing music that is quickly approaching heavy metal. KTN demonstrates that sound really well with his latest remix of Yelawolf’s “Growing Up In the Gutter.” This is available for free so check it out and download it here.
Yelawolf – Growing Up In The Gutter (Kill The Noise Remix)