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Under The Midwest Sky 515 Alive Music Festival Crushes Again!

515 Alive

This past weekend we headed to 515 Alive Music Festival to cover one of the best festivals in the Midwest. Last year they hosted the event in downtown Des Moines at Gateway Park. It was a great festival for being in a smaller city. However, this year they hosted the festival at Water Works Park just south of the city. This site which is much bigger than the previous park, housed camping for patrons 21+ and four stages. This year they had Excision, and GRiZ headlining with other giant national acts such as Gucci Mane, Hopsin, Tech N9ne, Mija, Pouya, more »

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WATCH: SNOE Releases Music Video for ‘New Generation’

SNOE, a bedroom hip-hop artist from France, has just released a music video for his new single ‘New Generation.’ But who really is SNOE? According to his general manager, he’s a young rapper who tries to create a universe you don’t see all the time in hip-hop. He released his first project when he was fourteen years old, and much of his inspiration and motivation comes from spending time living in New York City. Stylistically, his music is part of a growing niche in France where many of the rappers are increasingly influenced by the conventions of hip-hop/trap artists from more »

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‘What You Know’ about Troyboi’s new single?

UK trap lord Troyboi has just released a new single titled “What You Know“. An established artist in the bass scene, Troyboi has helped push trap music forward throughout the years with his unique style, but this track feels pretty left-field, even for him! The first thing I noticed about this track was the ridiculously loud saw-wave synths that attacked me with murderous intent, and the lack of an overpowering 808 bassline that we’ve come to love and expect from all things trap. Troyboi is no stranger to wild and aggressive synth stabs, but usually these are relegated to a more »

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Ahee Releases Tune With A Catchy Grit Featuring Apaulo8

Ahee

LA’s Ahee is turning up the heat as he follows his Dank Sauce EP with an all new pop banger featuring the talented Apaulo8. The tracks vocals fall into the hip-hop category which gives this record a perfect twist to match the tunes underlying grit. Chris Adams, the name behind Ahee, is a solo producer who has been turning heads as he builds brand awareness and gains steady momentum in the industry. With his foot in the door having released his last EP with Play Me Records it seems as though he has a bright future ahead of him the electronic more »

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(T)rapstyle – FLU : “Carte Blanche” feat. Has-Lo & Fashawn.

If you have not yet got any Flu in your life, it’s time to get exposed.. For years now, as an emcee and producer, Melbourne’s Flu (AKA Fluent Form) has put out a barrage of sonic treasures. His workload is stacked, diverse and both of it’s time yet timeless all at once. All mediocre influenza puns from above cast aside, it’s more timely than ever to get all up on Flu, the well rounded and well seasoned artist. It all started in April this year when Fuck This I’m Buying A Gun (FTIBAG) was released to coincide with World Record more »

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TroyBoi’s “Hooper” A Slam Dunk From New Album ‘Left Is Right’

Troyboi is the king of all things swag in music. Every beat this man touches brings groove, funk and a little uumphh with it. Gearing up to release his new album ‘Left Is Right’, the british bass and hiphop “Music Manipulation Specialist” has premiered the first single “Hooper”. The game of rhythm in “Hooper” begins with a kick drum reminiscent of a certain Flume track and Healthy Chill spitting bars. The beat is minimal with naught but the rise of white noise building to the drop. Healthy delivers a final lyric and we’re warmly welcomed by TroyBoi’s head-bob inducing beat more »

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Free Download: Hikeii – I Write Sins Not Tragedies

If you need new remixes in your life Hikeii has the supply to meet your demand. Based out of LA, at a young age Hikeii is bringing East Coast “Jersey Club” sounds to the golden coast. If you aren’t familiar with Jersey Club I suggest doing a little research before continuing, but if your just in the mood for good music you’re in luck. Most of the time when one thinks of remixes they think of new sounds and more being added to original tracks but in the case of Hikeii’s Jersey Club remixes its the exact opposite. Combining minimal more »

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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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Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3 (Produced By TM88)

Coachella Valley Music & Arts // Playboi Carti With Lil Uzi Vert “Two of rap’s most buzzed about young stars came together during one of their Coachella sets: Playboi Carti appeared to perform “Woke Up Like This” during collaborator Lil Uzi Vert’s Sunday appearance.” –Rolling Stone Magazine  “Lil Uzi Vert is, for better or for worse, yanking people into the future, a world in which rap is a swirling kaleidoscope of post-regional styles and post-genre sounds…Uzi is the proper arrival, pushing that sound into more colorful, gleeful territory with the help of a murderers’ row of current producers.” – noisey 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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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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Vokab Kompany & 9 Theory Beneath The Shallow EP

Beneath The Shallow Vokab Kompany & 9 Theory New EP Out Now!! Stream Beneath The Shallow Here Vokab Kompany and 9 Theory recently released their two track EP titled Beneath The Shallow. Vokab Kompany is best known for bringing their high energy live-band electronic hip-hop with commercial pop sensibility sound to festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle and Coachella, and 9 Theory’s style could be described as indietronica with heavy flavors of golden-era hip-hop and indie rock vocals. Vokab Kompany delves deeper in their collaboration with 9 Theory discussing the painfully human topics of depression and addiction.  Vokab Kompany, Beneath The Shallow – OUT NOW High energy, synth driven hip-hop group Vokab Kompany and indietronica vocalist/producer 9 Theory bring more »

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Macrohard X Radio Adidas podcast – “Bass”

Big ups to DJ MacroHard with release, simply entitled “Bass” as just one amoung a slew of numerous other MacroHard mixtapes and compilations, is now being broadcasted on Radio Adidas, at Istanbul, Turkey. Of umpteen achievements, this Duke College graduate has managed to build a solid team behind him as well as a successful and sustaining career as a modern DJ/musician. Playing major clubs within the EDM circuit on the Asian-Pacific market, in countries such as Singapore or his homeland Korea. His collaborations and choice of tracks are so good, off top shelf of grade A+ quality club tunes that are more »

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Bassrush Presents bassPOD at EDC Las Vegas 2017

Bassrush Presents bassPOD at EDC Las Vegas 2017 bassPOD will showcase seven iconic X-shaped robot structures for the last time Tickets to North America’s largest dance music festival are on sale, here Los Angeles, CA – Today, bass music lovers rejoiced as Insomniac announced the return of its infamous Bassrush Presents bassPOD stage to EDC Las Vegas 2017.  The fully-immersive design that fans have flocked to for the last two years will make its way back for a third and final year in June. Its seven robot-like X figures measure 60-feet tall, spewing massive flames and displaying over 600 lighting fixtures. Take a more »

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CONTRA – Latest single “Oneistoomany” & “Divi Filius”

ShadowTrix Music is a homebase-lease-place expanding label, whom are on the rise and dishing out some of the finest 808hop/glitch/(anything)-step/ bass music that the web has to offer. In this avenue of psychedelic- intelligent dance and experimental music ShadowTrix takes a chair among sonic comrades and fellow labels like Gravitas and Street Ritual Records. All three labels are among, I would say, the top “go-to” hubs for underground electronic bass music. These entities share and feature an array of different emerging artists; take Astro Raph for example, or an artists such as Soulular whose music trumps in the test of time. Specifically distributed via ShadowTrix some of the best renders are output here by Soulular, Pilzbeats, more »

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