Following Wednesday’s announcement that Pasquale Rotella and Allen Shapiro from Dick Clark Productions are teaming up to produce a dance music awards show comes more exciting TV-related news from EDMBiz. Another partnership has formed, this time between media company OneBeat and multi-platform network Music Choice. The newly formed twosome plan to bring TV programming with a focus on dance music to cable TV.
While we’ve seen sprinklings of dance music’s inclusion in the mainstream media — including major network television channels like MTV– it’s been sparse and often surface level. OneBeat and Music Choice hope to change that trend with over 24-hours of content. Viewers can expect lifestyle, character based, and artist profile shows including: You Should Know Me By Now, Road Trippin, and Themantics. Artists and labels whose inclusion has already been announced include: Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Skrillex, Art Department, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Pete Tong, OWSLA, Size, Toolroom, Armada, and Om Records.
The content is scheduled to become available for free to cable subscribers nationwide beginning on July 1st and runs until August 11th.
One legend remixes another: bass music juggernaut Bassnectar has taken on UK pioneers Underworld, reworking their seminal track “Rez” from back in 1993. First premiered by Bassnectar on a 360-degree rotating stage in Nashville on New Years’ Eve, Lorin chose this remix out of his entire catalogue of bodacious bass music for the culmination of the midnight countdown. If that doesn’t immediately solidify your opinion of this track, then you clearly haven’t seen Bassnectar live. Effortlessly integrating the famous “Rez” melody, the remix employs impeccable percussion work and a gargantuan dubstep drop. Pick it up from iTunes and Bandcamp today.
Bassnectar closed out 2012 by playing a sold out headlining show in Nashville on a 360-degree rotating stage. As the NYE countdown entranced what we can only imagine to be crowd of frolicking, frenetic, all-around outrageous bass heads, Bassnectar dropped this massive remix of Underworld’s famed 1993 hit “Rez.”
Remixing one of dance music’s biggest pioneers is a daunting task, but Bassnectar’s abilities live up to the challenge. His remix of “Rez” is everything we love about the bass music virtuoso: titanic bass that aptly balances melody with sheer mass. The fact that Lorin chose this as his song to usher in the new year speaks volumes for the credentials of this remix, but if you need any more proof, listen to the track for yourself below. Bassnectar’s remix of “Rez” will officially be released by Om Records on February 12th.