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Electric Zoo Friday Preview: Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize) @ Riverside

For those of you who suffered anxiety attacks when you didn't see Skrillex on the artist list, have no fear, he will be at Electric Zoo 2013 alongside co-conspirator Boys Noize, and better than ever. Boyz Noise and Skrilly's work on side project Dog Blood has propelled the duo to the top of OWLSA's roster, as well as to the top of my must-sees in the lineup this year. Deviating from the commercial success of their two individual names, Dog Blood has become a sanctuary for both to get back to their roots and plant new ones, exploring a different genre that calls more upon style than strict adherence to form. Rooted in both Electro and Techno, Dog Blood's style is not afraid to dig deeper into the grungier sounds of dubstep that allowed them to be propelled to such heights in the first place. Whatever you want to call it, the pair's sound is distinct from other artists of equal stature. 

Since their formation in 2012, Dog Blood has come a long way, even from their not-so-humble beginnings as a duo. Their very first single, "Next Order," very quickly made it to the top of Beatport's charts. After a very busy solo period from both Skrillex and Boyz Noise towards the end of 2012, Dog Blood emerged from its hiatus to throw down the house at the first weekend of Ultra 2013. From there they casually released a few singles including casually releasing a few singles including the smash success "Wild For The Night" remix for A$AP Rocky. Since then, they've played Coachella, EDC Vegas, and Glastonbury Festival among others, and now the pinnacle of New York's electronic culture: Electric Zoo festival. These two are no strangers to Randall's Island, but we hope you're all primed for what happens when they come together this Friday. See you 8:45 at Riverside!

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By Anne Chang

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"Skyclad" (Original Mix) - Alvin Risk

Coming from Skrillex's growing OWSLA label, Alvin Risk just released a taste of what his newest album will be all about with his new single "Skyclad." Using voice-like sounds similar to Skrillex's, this song is a reminder of why crazy, hard dubstep fucking rules. Leading up to the intense drops are vocals by Risk himself, proving his musical talents far exceed his electronic background. This song is fast paced and is really fun to dance to. Give it a listen and get pumped for the release of his newest album, it's going to be ill!

By Elyse Rousseau


Free Download: Seven Lions Mix for OWSLA

Roseland just saw two huge headliners in the form of Porter Robinson and Above & Beyond, but Seven Lions needs to be mentioned as well. It's really a great day when a producer like Seven Lions, whose fame is due almost entirely to his presence within the online EDM community, gets his big break at one of America's best venues. I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to who I like when you're considering "live" dance music, but considering this tracklist I'm sure this would be very entertaining. As Seven Lions continues his push on OWSLA I hope he can continue upwards on his path from producer-sensation to performing DJ/producer, which is not such an easy task. 


Florence + The Machine - Cosmic Love (Seven Lions Remix)
Omnia & Ana Criado - No One Home
Popeksa - Karmameter
Superbus - All Alone (Seven Lions Remix)
Andrew Beyer - Monolith
Seven Lions - Tyven
Above & Beyond - On My Way To Go (Seven Lions Remix mashup)
Ben Gold - Where Life Takes Us
Heatbeat - Extra Bacon
Adventure Club - Rise And Fall (At Dawn We Rage Remix)
Tritonal - Still With Me (Seven Lions Remix)
Paul Van Dyk - I Don't Deserve You (Seven Lions Remix)
Luminary - Amsterdam (Super8 & Tab Remix)
xKore - Empty Space
Velvetine - The Great Divide (Seven Lions Remix)

By Edward Fancher


"Days To Come" - Seven Lions (Au5 & I.Y.F.F.E. Remix)

OWSLA together with Beatport just finished crowning the winner of their remix contest for "Days To Come." Californian Jeff Montalvo, known as Seven Lions, picked the winner of this one himself, and I'm sure you'll agree with his choice after you hear this one. Au5 & I.Y.F.F.E. add a Drumstep beat to the smooth bass-driven original, turning it into a more stimulating track and one that'll keep your adrenaline pumping. Be sure to grab this one off of Beatport and support these up & coming artists!

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher


"Defiant Order" - Birdy Nam Nam (Phuture Doom Remix)

It's a fact that Birdy Nam Nam always drops it hard, but newcomer Phuture Doom has officially dropped it harder. Taking the original song "Defiant Order" released Summer 2011 by the French DJ crew, Phuture Doom, a DJ out of Detroit, keeps the build ups and funky sounds but adds a whole new level. The remix starts off with an immediate build up, mixed with some Trap kicks, and then drops into an awesome dubby, fast paced beat that makes you get up and drop it low. Ironically, the new mix sounds a lot like Birdy Nam Nam's newer stuff, mixed with Skrillex's basslines. It makes sense though, seeing as the track was released through label OWSLA, which Birdy Nam Nam is also signed under. Have a listen and get funky.

By Elyse Rousseau