Candyland, the co-ed duo known for their remixes, return with their first original cut “Castle Of Affair” due out on their debut Bring The Rain EP. Hailing from Santa Barbra, CA the two producers have made a name for themselves through big room reworks, winning remix contests for Bingo Players‘ “Rattle” and Skrillex‘s “Make It Bun Dem,” which was later released via OWSLA/Big Beat Records.
Now out with their first official original production the two seem like they are honing in on a more melodic sound with “Castle Of Affair.” Featuring the magnetic vocals of Peter Dawson, the Candyland duo create a hazy electro intro which wraps around his voice with ease. Midway through the two producers add plummeting bass drops to turn the track into a surprising banger, making their first original output a quality production.
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Butch Clancy just released his bass-fueled track “Xlam” for free via his Soundcloud. This Detroit-based producer has been laying down intricately produced bass music for the past few years but his sound has definitely matured on his latest release. Flexing his dubstep muscle, Butch strikes a delicate balance between throaty groans and floaty melodies – a balance that is so often missing from most dubstep releases. Equally heavy-hitting as it is bouncy, “Xlam” will appeal to bassheads and casual dubstep fans alike.
Check out his moombahton remix of Skrillex & Damien Marley’s “Make It Bun Dem” after the break.
Skrillex and Damian Marley are two names we never thought we’d see next to each other on a track but are so happy we did. The dubstep king isn’t one to shy away from off the beaten path collaborations and similar to “Breakin’ a Sweat” — his production with the surviving members of The Doors — “Make It Bun Dem” is a tremendous and unforgettable effort.
Albin Meyer’s recently released, “Bumbaclot,” had us hoping for a Jamacian-EDM fusion but the reggae influences ended with the title. We were a little disappointed to say the least but here come Skrillex and Marley to the rescue. Dubstep beats and reggae rhymes — especially when created by two modern-day masters of their respective crafts — are an absolutely terrific combination. “Make It Bun Dem” is now available on Beatport from Big Boy/ Owlsa Records.