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I eat filth and snort bass, and sometimes write about it. Music Over Everything

Insomniac Announces Over 30 Additional Artists and 15 New Shows for EDC Week

Insomniac has unveiled the second phase of EDC Week events taking over the premier venues in Las Vegas from June 12-19, culminating with the 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas. Over 30 artists and 15 incredible shows have been added to the weeklong schedule of pool parties, nightclub events, concerts and more. Passes to each EDC Week event can be purchased here. Insomniac’s dedicated genre brands will host their signature and debut parties, including the eclectic Audiotistic, the hardstyle focused Basscon, the dubstep and bass driven Bassrush, the first dedicated trance brand in the U.S., Dreamstate, and more »

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Insomniac Presents New Autonomous Imprint: In / Rotation

Today, Insomniac’s ever growing and evolving label, Insomniac Records, debuted a brand new sub-label dedicated to showcasing emerging artists and an open-minded philosophy. In / Rotation will serve as an extension to Insomniac Records delivering unprecedented sounds and visuals from up and coming acts in a space that allows experimentalism, risk, and creativity. The first release comes from Paris native, Dombresky, known for his unique and authentic style, quickly earning him praise from standout producers such as Diplo, DJ Snake, and Tchami. In / Rotation presents Domresky’s upbeat track, “Technikal,” as the breakout release on the new imprint. Listen to more »

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SWAGE – How We Do [FREE DOWNLOAD]

When the man behind the booty-shaking-beats drops a new tune, you put your headphones on and crank it to 11. SWAGE recently gave out a tormenting break-beat track that breathes life in to the dance floor for free download on the cloud. “How We Do” is the freshest slice of pie from SWAGE that delivers a thump with a drizzle of wtf on top. The track takes off with a dark and minimal house beat while bits of texture fill the backgroud. Rap lyrics float over splashes of noise as energy builds with a snare roll and a chant of more »

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The Riddim Chronicles: Al Ross

Alexander Al Ross, a funny guy with a rave queen side just played a set of banging dubs alongside his friends Uber, Sudden Death, and Yakz in Huntington Beach, CA and we caught up with him after to get the low down on the old/new hype called Riddim. If you haven’t heard the newest trigger word in the electronic music scene, it may be time to get out and get some sunlight. Al Ross has been pushing this underground wave of bass that gets mosh pits going and makes stank faces come out for some time now. With releases on more »

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Kinetik Groove Defines Space Bass

There seems to have always been different clicks in the music world associated by styles. Even in bass music you have brosteppers, riddim kids, and wooks. Our next artist probably gets more love from the psychedelic fan base than anything. Kinetic Groove low key has been dropping an array of well crafted tunes that take you on a journey through the depths of sound. The newest track up on the cloud, “Space Lobster” provides the soundtrack for your pet lobster to get lost in the sauce. We begin the path of bass with a funky intro using some slapping horns more »

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CHEE – Speak With Eyes And See In Tongues

Years spent in isolation have caused a flurry of unique bass sounds to emanate from South Africa. Bubbling under the radar of the local mainstream, and a lack of direct influence from Northern Hemisphere tastemakers have resulted in interesting approaches to creating bass heavy dance music. One of the producers at the cutting edge of South Africa’s rapidly solidifying bass scene is CHEE. CHEE has a fresh take on sound design and a refreshing approach to production, with a constant need to push boundaries and limits. It is fitting to say that CHEE is one of the leaders of the more »

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Nitti Gritti and Holly Team Up on “Milky”

Two of bass music’s most prominent up and coming artists have put their heads together to bring a hybrid banger with some moobahton flavors sprinkled on top. “Milky” from Nitti Gritti and Holly is the newest tune to smash soundcloud pages everywhere. With Yung Nitti’s high energy tracks and Holly’s immersive style combining, it’s no wonder this song is flame. “Milky” takes off with a chunky beat paired with plucky vocal chops and interesting percussion. A cheeky arp creates tension as the word “chocolate” fizzes through the buildup. We climb the bass mountain to arrive at the almighty drop which more »

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BIZZAR Hypnotizes with “False Pretenses”

Having recently been introduced to BIZZAR and his music, I’m quickly becoming a huge fan. With the emotions my existence went through after hearing “Castle”, I was ecstatic upon seeing a fresh upload on BIZZAR’s page. The track “False Pretenses” falls in line with the style BIZZAR is trying to push; forward-thinking, post-edm with R&B vibes and downtempo flavors. The track begins with a trickle of water creating the energy and a plucky melody setting the mood. Moans from a soft voice fizzle through the foreground as the oncoming beat slowly rises up. We are greeted by a chill beat, more »

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Party Favor Brings Signature Sound With “WAWA”

Back with his first original release since dropping the 2016 #2 iTunes Dance charting ‘Party & Destroy’ EP, Party Favor presents new single, “WAWA.” The producer’s familiar mix of festival trap and bass is evident throughout the track’s explosive roars and wobbles, giving you three minutes of non-stop energy. The music video for WAWA is entertaining to say the least; centered around an underground puppy ring, the video pokes fun at illegal fight clubs which accompanies the music appropriately applying a high energy theme and comedic motif. It’s not out til Monday though so you’ll have to wait! Party Favor more »

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NiGHTS Has Solidified Themselves with “IRREPLACEABLE”

Wonder, beauty, sadness, longing for. All these elements are brought forth by NiGHTS’ newest release “IRREPLACEABLE”. These boys are slaying what the kids these days call “the feels”. Our journey through sound begins with a shimmer of frequencies. A voice beckons us forward through the mist as a simple snap leads into a chill beat. Echoing ambient noise fades in and out while the minimal kick/snap beat marches forward. After a break to ponder our throughts, snares pan around our head as energy picks up ever so slightly. NiGHTS delivers a chill melody using vocal cuts that move up and more »

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Nitti Gritti & Part Native Team Up With Harvey J aka Chef Henny

What more can you ask for than the collaborative efforts of 4 talented and unique individuals? Yung Nitti Gritti and Part Native have partnered with the man in the robe, Harvey J aka Chef Henny, for a new Hybrid Trap/Dubstep banger entitled “Snappin’ and Trappin'”. The track comes paired with a music video that shows the true essence of character for these 4 musicians but this also comes across in the tune. The track itself goes from w a v e y to filthy with bits of leanin’ back as we get all sorts of different vibes. “Snappin’ and Trappin” more »

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BIZZAR Storms The Musical Castle

When you swim in the grey, oversaturated ocean that is the electronic music scene for so long you come to find that there are fewer and fewer unique producers on the come up. Luckily when I heard BIZZAR’s first ever release I almost ruined my pants with excitement. BIZZAR walked into the gladiator ring with naught but his first release “Castle” and instantly became a new favorite artist of mine. This dude has got some pure, unadulterated, emotional music that pushes the boundaries of sound. The track opens with simple static and a quiet piano melody accompanied by a man more »

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Ray Volpe Goes Stellar With Outerworld

Young Ray Volpe. The kid from North Carolina who can’t stop laying down tracks that permeate through out the dubstep world, resignating with beautiful vocals and destructive noise. With a computer and an obsession with a certain footlong-sandwich-making-company, Ray has been taking the US by storm with his relentless brand of melodic dubstep that features a sharp array of sound design and heavy bass. His latest release “Outerworld” fits perfectly in this category. Our stellar ride through galactic bass begins with a blast of sound, a warping harmonic and Ray Volpe’s own voice singing “I’m not from this world”. An more »

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Swage Takes On Zeds Dead [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Remixes can be either wonderful or a waste of time (how many Purple Lamborghini remixes are out there?) but of course we’re not here to show you garbage. Swage has been on the rise for the last year or two making his way up the musical ladder with big bass house tracks and funky sets. His newest tune is a remix of the classic Zeds Dead “Hit Me”. For those of you who recall the energy of the original, you know that remixing an already legendary tune is kind of worrisome but Swage knocked it out of the park. The more »

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Kill The Noise Down Under

Three Longs Years. That’s the amount of time since Jake Stanczak aka Kill The Noise has last toured in Australia. Well with an answer to your prayers, KTN will be bringing his signature sound to Australia and New Zealand starting in March. Kicking off with a bang in Adelaide, Kill The Noise will hit most major cities within the two countries including Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth. With huge tracks last year like his remix of Getter’s “Rip N Dip” or a collaborative remix on his own tune “Without A Trace” with Virtual Riot, KTN is sure to bring a vast more »

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STR!X – Affliction [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Dubstep has been making a huge rise in popularity since a minor decline a few years ago and due mostly in part to the growing success of fresh and up and coming producers like STR!X. STR!X has attended multiple production schools to hone his skills and with tunes like “Affliction” it shows. This new Riddim banger is raw as fuck and hits like a drunken step dad. Out now for free on the progressive Riddim Network channel, “Affliction” is a cool new take on how to lay down some American bass music. Though it’s only a short 2 minutes, STR!X more »

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Lektrique Talks New Music and Life with Trapstyle

Lektrique has been a consistent name in the music scene for a couple of years from his own productions to helping the hard-hitting Kannibalen Records with Black Tiger Sex Machine. His newest track “Shred” is an electro-destroyer that radiates heavy energy. We wanted to share that track with you and sit down to have a few words with Lektrique himself. “Shred” features Lektrique’s heavy, grinding saws and deep orchestral bellows that he robustly applies. The track opens with a funky, fidgety beat where upon a blasting guitar melts our faces off with long drawn out chords. A quick build delivers more »

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Ray Volpe Takes Dubstep By Storm With “Bermuda”

If you have dabbled in the realm of electronic bass music in the last year, you may have heard of a young, Subway-eating producer named Ray Volpe. If not, let’s introduce you to his music with his latest dubstep anthem “Bermuda”. The last time we visited Ray he had just put out his Bipolar EP which earned him the attention of top-level players in the scene such as party-boy Getter (whom Ray played a few shows with last year). Following that success, “Bermuda” was just released as a free download on Ray’s SoundCloud (yes go cop that shit). The song more »

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Lightning In A Bottle 2017 Lineup Released

Lightning In A Bottle, or LIB for short, brought to you by the Do Lab is quickly becoming one of the biggest transformational festivals in the country. Having attended last year with a group of die hard friends for the first time, my pineal gland was opened and I learned so much about myself as well as this planet we call home. Lightning will forever be one of the best experiences of my life so I look forward to this year’s festivities. With the festival slowly creeping on us from 4 months away, the initial lineup is out and it more »

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Mikes Revenge – El Jefe [PRIME]

Music can sometimes hit stale points but with this new Mikes Revenge track out now on TrapStyle Prime we got a banger that’s unique to keep it fresh. “EL Jefe” is the trippy ride through bass and space that we are lucky enough to share with you from Mikes Revenge. The Atlanta producer has quietly released a storm of solid tracks and “El Jefe” is no different. The tune jumps right in with a latin-feeling, 4-on-the-floor beat and utilizes an array of snappy percussive hits. We meet with an exuberant bellow of horns and other pieces of brasswork into an more »

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