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Entries in Drum & Bass (39)

Friday
Aug032012

Track of the Day: "Spectrum" - Zedd (Bogusdank & Electrode Remix)

Zedd’s hit single “Spectrum” makes a unique appearance with an unofficial drumstep remix from producers Electrode and Bogusdank. Much of Zedd’s listener-friendly electro elements are maintained, as this uptempo remix incorporates a synth melody harmonized with the original breakdown, accelerated builds, and drum punches that gives the song more bounce. The collaboration between the two producers led to one of the best remixes of this song out there, as there's hope for another collab of this proficiency in the future. To all you pregamers getting ready for a crazy weekend, pack a little punch with this energetic track somewhere on tonight's playlist!

By Kiren Srinivasan

Thursday
Jul262012

"Goin' In" - Birdy Nam Nam (Skrillex "Goin' Down" Mix)

Not to be confused with Skrillex’s other remix off Birdy Nam Nam’s Jaded Future EP, this "Goin’ Down" remix is not to be forgotten amongst the huge popularity of its more drum and bass alternative.  Released on Skrillex’s own OSWLA, this track is sure to be featured at his upcoming shows such as Electric Zoo and by other artists on the label that represent a more moombahton and drum and bass style such as Dillon Francis and Birdy Nam Nam. This remix starts off more acoustically than its alternative with a background chime tune that sounds eerily similar to Skrillex’s own "First of the Year," but the drop surprises with a loud, resonating bass that is slower than the "Goin’ Hard" remix, but equally as powerful. Although its bpm of 140 is faster than the 87 bpm of the "Goin’ Hard" mix, its main synth is slower and more chopped to give it a slower and deeper feel. Another unique feature of the song is the chopped vocals that imitate the main melody with an added light synth that livens the mood.  

It is hard to pinpoint the ever changing genre of Skrillex; he has meddled with complextro, dubstep, and more recently of late drum and bass and even moombahton, but the eccentric artist continues to create incredibly unique sounding music and set trends that others cannot help but follow.

By Tommy Carolin

Monday
Jul232012

Moombah Monday: "Everybody Rock" - xKore

Today’s certainly a Moombah Monday, as young UK-based producer xKore gives his fans a preview of Everybody Rock on his EP Stabs, set to release on Inspected on July 30th. With an appropriately titled EP name, the track stabs listeners with a variety of scintillating electro synths, hard kick drums, and striking glitch elements. The entirety of this EP, inclusive of this track, takes an equally niche and very similar composition to that of Knife Party’s Rage Valley EPMatt Cavender demonstrates great prowess as a dubstep & drumstep producer, and he would fare extremely well if he decides to venture on any feats of electro house. If he does so, a release of some kind on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records is definitely a wise course of action and at least shouldn’t be out of the question. That’s all for now, but make sure to look out for big leaps from this Brit, over and out!

By Kiren Srinivasan

Saturday
Jul212012

Track of the Day: "Goin In'" - Birdy Nam Nam (Skrillex Goin' Hard Mix)

Released 7/17 on OWSLA is this nasty drumstep infused R&B collaboration. Recently signed to OWSLA, Birdy Nam Nam are the veteran four-man turntable crew hailing from France. Skrillex adds some drum and bass spice to this mix. Beginning with a funky beat, the first drop is fire, but just wait for the second drop because it is absolute mayhem! Check out the music video which shows live footage of Birdy Nam Nam rocking out with a massive crowd!

By Laryssa Loza

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Thursday
Jul192012

"Killin It" - Krewella (Dirtyphonics Remix)

I always hate to sound biased, but Krewella is hands down one of my favorite dubstep acts in the EDM scene right now. And hot off the press is the Dirtyphonics remix of the Chicago trio's hottest new single "Killin' It". Always sexy, always heavy, and never disappointing, Krewella can only get better as they go international. French Electro-D&B quadruplet Dirtyphonics is all serious business in this futuristic sounding remix that goes hard - and I mean it!

...Speaking of going hard, Krewella’s EP debut, Play Hard will be featured worldwide in Beatport’s weekly’s live stream tomorrow at 5:00 PM EST. Comprised of sisters Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf, and their producer Rain Man, this EP is bursting with top-notch vocals and nasty drumstep beats. Trust me, this is one trio to keep your eye on as they blow up across the EDM world. 

By Anne Chang

Follow me on Twitter: @Ann3c5