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Tuesday
Apr102012

Crazy Moombahcore Track from Chooky

Subdrive's newest artist, Maryland based musician Chooky, recently released his new, debut EP  "The Score".

The title track, "The Score", is a big room moombahcore tune with crazy builds, even bigger pads and drops that make it perfect for peak time play.

 

To flip the vibe, the second track "Sour Nectar" opens with melancholic chords that slowly build to a laid back dubsteppish sound.

With an ear for incredible mixing and production styles that span the gamut of electronic music, Chooky is an artist to watch.

By Laryssa Loza

Monday
Apr092012

Review: Tommy Trash at Webster Hall NYC

The amount of talent in New York City this past weekend was astonishing. Picking and choosing between shows to see proved to be a chore. However, Webster Hall was absolutely the place to be Friday night. The line for entry extended around the block, and the the venue was packed solid. Fans anxiously awaited the London-based rising star Tommy Trash to take stage.

The ARIA Award-nominee began his set at 1:30am, without the use of any fancy visuals, which he frankly didn't need. Known for his real dirty sound, he wowed the crowd with a collection of his own originals, remixes, edits and bootlegs sending fans into a dancing frenzy.

Tommy Trash began his set with originals Monkey See Monkey DoCascade, and Future Folk, transitioning flawlessly into remixes of Zedd's Shave It, and Dada Life's Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker, and then back into originals Sex Drugs, Rock N Rolland The End.

He certainly commanded the crowd like I've never seen, keeping fans begging for more. Well-known artists Kill The Noise and Feed Me were spotted on stage to support Tommy Trash; at one point security was seen scolding Kill The Noise for parading around the stage (how dare they)?!

As promised on the DJ's Facebook page, "If clubbers expect to hear me play a lot of my own stuff then that’s what they’ll get. But also I plan on remixing my remixes and remixing my originals specifically for these shows. It will be a unique experience in that clubbers will only get to hear these tracks by seeing me live. They’ll get special versions that no other DJ has" Tommy Trash delivered just that. He brought the rockstar vibe to Webster Hall, head-banging and raging along with fans during his entire set. This is a live show you surely do not want to miss!

Review by Laryssa Loza

Sunday
Apr082012

Review: Justice at Ultra Music Festival

After waiting 5 years since the release of their debut album † (Cross), I finally got to see Justice LIVE at Ultra Music Festival in Miami this March.

Headlining the festival Saturday night behind Avicii, Justice brought much excitement to the main stage area with their elaborate set of sound equipment resembling a church altar, with a giant, glowing cross in the middle. 

 

The crowd went wild as the French duo unleashed their heavy electric beats on the crowd, opening with perhaps the most well known track off of Cross, "Genesis." The majority of their set consisted of other popular tracks from Cross. 

Justice owned the crowd with their hit disco track "D.A.N.C.E." The sea of people stuck to "the B.E.A.T." as they moved to the sound of "Do the D.A.N.C.E." Other obvious crowd favorites were "DVNO," which they did a hard live mix of, "Stress," and "Phantom Pt. 2," the Daft Punk-like house track.

I must to admit I was not the biggest fan of Justice's second release, Audio, Video, Disco. I consistently felt when listening to the album that the two had abandoned their hard and heavy roots in favor of less-inspired soft, electro melodies. Although the various tracks that the two played from the new album were not at the level of those off their previous release, some tracks were definitely noteworthy.

"Helix," the song that was featured in the Ultra Music Festival 2012 Phase 1 Lineup Announcement video, was a definite crowd favorite with its rock-inspired melodies. "Audio, Video, Disco," the title track off their newest release was also a highlight.

I will, however, note that compared to many other performers, Justice didn't seem to go over quite as well with the massive main stage crowd. Perhaps because their hits were released more than 5 years ago many younger festival attendees failed to recognize their sound. Nevertheless, Justice was undeniably one of the highlights of Ultra Music Festival for me this year, and they are sure to be a crowd pleaser at Coachella this month in California. Their skills in both production and live mixing impressed me greatly and it was great to finally see this epic group on tour. 

Review By Edward Fancher

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