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Ian Blow

Hey, I'm Ian. I'm 19 years old, and I'm a lover of all music except country (RIP sorry not sorry). My favorite works are those that push the limits of current norms. Follow me on Twitter to catch all my articles when they go live! https://twitter.com/Blow_The_Trap

William Crooks Drops Inspiring LP ‘if i don’t live forever’

Let’s get straight to the point: William Crooks‘ LP ‘if i don’t live forever’ is more than a song, more than beats, but a work of art. A compilation of 12 works, the album mixes in LoFi styles in such a way that it is distinctly still Hip-Hop while showing a clear consciousness of the current LoFi movement. There is no single mood of the album. It seems to tackle a very wide range of emotions, but carries a sense of nostalgia with it’s vinyl sound. And it makes sense that it has this air of nostalgia, as the project was more »

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HEKLER Drops Massive Trap Banger ‘MEGALINK’

When it comes to HEKLER, the only thing you can know for sure that you’re gonna get is top level sound design, and all the bass you could ever ask for. We’ve reported on HEKLER twice before, both on his collaborative EP with WHIPPED CREAM and on his single with Lemay. Both were Trap and Bass inspired, and both had next level sound design. But the sound of each work is entirely different. And that is true of all of HEKLER’s works, where the most common theme is ironically how unique each track is in its own right. HEKLER continues this more »

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Graves Unveils Debut EP, Atmospheric and Emotionally Heavy ‘Hilo’

Graves has always been able to deliver with cleanly produced hard hitting tracks, highlighted by impressive command over the atmosphere. They deliver the Trap experience that all bassheads want, while remaining remarkably conscious of their tone and mood. Because of this, within each Graves track there is always a feeling of them being more than just the bangers that they are. The hard hitting trap beats have always been the crux of his work, with the atmosphere being the cherry on top helping Graves stand out. Graves New EP ‘Hilo’ Flips The Dynamic of His Production Style. In comes the 6 track EP more »

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Oshi and Sober Rob Collaborate on… A Riddim Banger?

Oshi and Sober Rob are two incredibly talented artists. Oshi’s style of hip hop instrumentals under playful melodies and Rob’s similar style with a slightly heavier and more distinctly Future Bass sound to it came together once before in a track called ‘Lost‘. ‘Lost’ has a hard hitting drum line, but it plays under a very light medley of synths. It really is quite a relaxing track, a good one to listen to while you’re just chilling. So if you ever told me that Oshi and Sober Rob were going to make a Dubstep track, I would laugh directly in your face. In more »

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Luca Lush Releases Cleanest Track Yet With ‘0 BB’

If you’ve heard Luca Lush before, you’re used to a certain sound from the remixing mastermind. The style can vary for from Future Bass to Trap, but you can expect the sound of vibrant and lush reverberating synths to be found. Luca’s traditional strength comes from the power of his rich and effect-packed synths. His newest track ‘0 BB’ then comes as a pleasant surprise for all of his fans. Luca Lush’s cleanest track to date, ‘0 BB’ packs a powerful punch. Now that’s not to say we don’t love Luca Lush’s vibrant flowing synths that he’s used to. Those more »

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Cashmere Cat Demonstrates Powerful Versatility With New Album ‘9’

Cashmere Cat seems to be an artist born in exactly the right time. There has never been a more favorable overlap between EDM, R&B, and Pop Music simultaneously than there is right now. The 29 year old Norwegian superstar therefore gets to live in a world where he gets to be a power player in each and every one of these fields thanks to style of producing. And we’ve seen this in his success producing for the top artists in each of these markets. From Kanye West to Ed Sheeran, Cashmere Cat has shown some of the most versatile production ability of more »

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Artist KaTT Takes Narrative Approach To Music In ‘The Opus Collection’

After hearing a playlist entitled ‘Opus Ira‘ by Toronto producer KaTT, there was no doubt in my mind that he has the potential to be a real force in the current Trap scene and Bass scene in general. A holistically structured body of works, this project delivers not only on each individual song but also as a collective composition, like chapters of a book. And they literally flow into each other. The ending of each song serves as the beginning of the next, emphasizing the connected nature of the story. The theme is very clear: “Ira”, meaning wrath. ‘Opus Ira’ take more »

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Odesza Returns With TWO New Tracks, ‘Line of Sight’ and ‘Late Night’

I Love Future Bass. But man, we’ve gotta admit that since the success of The Chainsmokers smash hit, ‘Closer‘, fans of Future Bass have been fed a stream of generic tracks in an attempt to copy that success and hop in on the trend. With exceptions every now and again, it seemed Future Bass had become the new cash crop of the industry. The next version of EDM POP, the successor of Future House and Big Room House/Melbourne Bounce before it. It seemed to have become a genre prone to formulaic entries rather than the avant-garde genre it began as. more »

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Chuck Sutton Chops Together New Track ‘Me, Not You.’

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Chuck Sutton landed himself on many people’s radar after the release of his debut EP Tripolar. With 3 Nest HQ premiere’s under his belt, this up-and-comer has made waves with his distinct choppy style of Future Bass/Trap mixed with 8-bit synths. His most recent track, ‘me, not you.‘ is a powerful reinforcement of the Sutton brand. Like any Chuck Sutton track, the critical component to ‘me, not you.’ is the clean and precise vocal and synth chopping. Chuck’s command over the vocals as an instrument allow them to be the main instrument of the song. Meanwhile, the synths take a more »

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HEKLER and Lemay Bend Minds With Track ‘Crooked’

If you are familiar with the level of sound design offered by either HEKLER or Lemay, then you know that separately they have the power to make you fell like you’ve lost your mind with their beautifully chaotic drops. These talents come together on their new track ‘Crooked‘ which gives us some of the cleanest chaos we’ve seen out of either artist. The song is kicked off with the rich and dark atmosphere we’ve come to expect out of a HEKLER song. The cinematic drums of the intro quickly transition into a high impact buildup, and thus the carnage begins. The most powerful more »

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Awoltalk Delivers Golden Remix of “Gold” by Max Styler

Like many great Future Bass songs, Gold by Max Styler blurs the line between Future and Trap. With help from producer Devault, the reminiscence of the 808 bass and drum patterns add a hardness to the euphoric theme provided by vocals from Luciana. It gives a powerful Future Bass experience while also whetting one’s appetite for Trap. As if to answer this call, Awoltalk delivers the full heavy Trap rendition of this work with his new remix. This track makes it known from the start that this is a change of tone from the original. You are well prepared when the more »

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HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 RETURNS TO THE SPEEDWAY IN FONTANA AUGUST 5 & 6

HARD consistently touts, represents and flaunts the future of music. Since its launch in 2007 with the inaugural HARD New Year’s Eve, the festival series has answered the pervasive question of, “What’s next?”   Today (March 29), HARD is pleased to announce its flagship festival HARD SUMMER–in celebration of its 10 year anniversary–will return to The Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6. The eclecticism of the very first HARD–featuring Justice, 2 Live Crew, Steve Aoki and Peaches– would in many ways inform the festival’s diversity to this day. The HARD stage has played host to everyone from Ice Cube, The Weeknd, A$AP Mob, Pharrell and Future to Giorgio Moroder, Die Antwoord and The Chemical Brothers. Moreover, the brand has continually evolved. HARD has delivered an unforgettable experience to more »

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Insomniac Surprises Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada with Charity Auction

Insomniac Surprises Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada During Special Event Surrounding the 2017 EDC Week Charity Auction Las Vegas – On Monday, March 27, Insomniac visited the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s Lied Clubhouse for a special surprise, announcing the local nonprofit will serve as the 2017 beneficiary of the Third Annual EDC Week Charity Auction. The funds raised from this year’s auction will go towards creating much-needed art programs for the children across all Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Nevada. Insomniac transformed the Lied Clubhouse gym into a colorful celebration with EDC-inspired daisies and more »

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HEKLER and WHIPPED CREAM’s Immersive New Work, Mirrors EP

It seems that when HEKLER and WHIPPED CREAM made the decision to come together and give us their Mirrors EP, they temporarily forgot what genres were. And we are so much the better for that. From the first titular track to the very end, Mirrors EP is an immersive journey of epic proportions. You never fully recognize this unique bass heavy atmosphere you are given. It has elements of the EDM landscape that you’ve been used to the last few months, but it is certainly in a world of its own. Sure, you can find a hint of Dubstep here and more »

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