Chicago based DJs J2K and Autobot, collectively known as Flosstradamus, are celebrating 1 million followers on SoundCloud with a preview of their new single, “Mosh Pit.” The Hoodieboyz tease fans with a minute long snippet of their latest track: a hip-hop infused beat filled with hi-hats, 808s and all the workings of a great trap tune. The full song will be officially released through Ultra Records on December 14th.Posted by
OWSLA is home to some of the most creatively driven, bass zealous producers around. With Skrillex at the helm, the powerhouse record imprint has become known for their formative, forward thinking sounds; turning out a wide array of music from heavy, 808-riddled tracks, to futuristic techno selections. Skrillex and his band of bass-minded brothers are pioneering the direction of their respective genres as a group of elite producers and performers. The juggernaut label’s latest release comes by way of TC‘s genre blending EP, Get Down Low. Showcasing veteran talent, the Bristol native dynamically bends high octane drum and bass with thumping trap sounds on this gritty, yet fresh four-track EP.
Los Angeles based twin-turbo trap tag team, gLAdiator, has been making big waves all year with their hard, gritty, heavily hip-hop influenced sound. The two producers have asserted themselves as a force to be reckoned with at the intersection of bass music and hip-hop by remixing the likes of Jay Z and TLC, while also showcasing major talent with bass-gushing original work as well. The duo’s latest tune comes by way of their remix of “The Pit” by Michael Woods.
The original is a pulsing progressive house tune, perfect for a packed dance floor. gLAdiator then takes the original and makes it their own, fusing the build with heavy kicks, followed by a drop riddled with metalic industrial synths and a couple of quick samples. Replacing Michael Wood’s bumping sirens and thumping electro break down with their dark, minimal trap treatment, gLAdiator’s jaw grinding remix certainly reflects these producers’ promising talents.
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Martin Garrix’s “Animals” has certainly left its mark on dance music. Aside from making the young Dutch producer the youngest to ever reach the top of Beatport, it proceed to propel the 17 year old to superstar status. While it’s received a number of unofficial remixes from producers looking to turn the track into something all their own, the first official remix comes from Garrix himself and trap icon Victor Niglio. The official remix has already received a massive amount of support, most notably from Zedd, who has played the remix at most of his performances over the past few months during his massive Moment of Clarity tour. As the title suggests, the two producers turn “Animals” into a trap masterpiece that breathes new life into one of the year’s most popular songs.
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Henry Steinway is a man of many masks. By day he is Clockwork, turning out bass heavy electro house hits and pulverizing crowds with hard hitting dance tunes. By night, he is taken over by his hip-hop-hypnotized, trap-centric alter ego, RL Grime. RL Grime is back with the second installment of his Halloween Mixtape, featuring plenty of tricks and treats and a heaping dose of Halloween spirit. RL Grime is constantly pushing the envelope in the crossing of hip-hop and bass music. His followup to last year’s mix showcases the bold and creative strides this 808-mayhem maker has made over the last year. This year’s Halloween Mix is oozing with hip-hop and packed with blood-chilling bass, making for a screaming hour long continuation to his annual mix series.
The mix features an introduction from Goosebumps author R. L. Stein, as he lures the listener into the eerie, bass-ridden hip-hop mix. The spooky session spotlights some of this year’s biggest hip-hop tracks and festival trap, seamlessly winding and weaving through deep bass and thumping beats. Everyone from 2 Chainz to Dog Blood, Baauer to Gesaffelstein is featured in this hour long free download.
Earlier this month, a friendless Diplo took to the duties of his Diplo & Friends BBC Radio 1Xtra slot and delivered a mix solo that, truth be told, didn’t need a supporting cast. Mad Decent‘s mad scientist compiled a twerk saturated, bouncy mix that features plenty of big room/festival sounds, incorporates dance hall and moombahton elements, is packed to the brim with hip-hop inspired remixes, and offers a heavy dose of bass and trap music. This mix screams Diplo, demonstrating exactly why he has become one of the most relevant and sought after music producers around right now.
Butch Clancy is a man of many faces. While he first gained notoriety for his clean dubstep remixes to songs like “The Funeral” and “Breathe Me,” Clancy went on to release an entire trap LP of nine originals. Nowadays, Butch’s style is a mix of both bass-heavy genres, supplemented by the occasional injection of festival house. His newest mixtape, #SUMMERHEATMIX, is an hour long display of unreleased originals, quick transitions, and a boisterous, trap-infused tracklist. Download it for free from Butch Clancy’s Facebook.
AlunaGeorge’s debut album Body Music is due for release on July 29th, yet 2013 has already been a monumental year for the duo, courtesy of ‘White Noise,” their charting collaboration alongside Disclosure, as well as tantalizing tracks like “Attracting Flies.” “You Know You Like It” is actually an older AlunaGeorge song from 2011 which has been added to the album. French innovator DJ Snake has snagged an official remix of the track, layering deft vocal manipulation and a catchy soft synth line over his characteristically flawless percussion.Posted by
When he’s not safeguarding the Sorcerer’s Stone or ensnaring the Golden Snitch, this young British wizard turns to synthesizers to perform his alchemy. At a meager 16 years, Muramasa has already fostered the creative command to turn his productions into gold. The stand out track from his inaugural EP, aptly named “Midas Touch” is the best showcase of his sonic sorcery. Hinged on minimalist percussion merged with a sharp bassline, Muramasa demonstrates an unexampled experimental style comparable only to Hudson Mohawke. Download his EP in full below.
Nari & Milani’s ”Atom” may have been released nearly a year ago, but its rattling drop still pervades the dusky atmosphere of after-hour night clubs and festivals alike. While countless previous anthems have been turned over into sprawling trap renditions with varying results, dubstep producers Spenca and AFK’s transformation of “Atom” is one of the best. The collaborators manage to not only preserve the clacking intensity of the drop, but somehow amplify its subsonic magnitude to a new level. With an expedited breakdown and alternating drops, Spenca and AFK’s trap remix may just re-inspire your infatuation with “Atom.”