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Hairitage – Overthrown [Free Download]

Nothing beats fresh tunes and a promising artist when you love music. The third release on TrapStyle Records, entitled “They’re Overthrown”, is a far out and funky dubstep track from young gun Hairitage. The up and coming, genreless producer has had releases on Ultra Records, Cr2 Records and others so we had to snag “They’re Overthrown”. The track begins with an old school film projector sample and a vocal from what seems like a 1950’s infomercial. We’re enticed with a smooth organ melody and some reggae style guitar plucks to tease our ear drums. The beat is fun and full more »

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SRNO - Stay Sane

SRNO – Stay Sane ft. Naaz [Majestic Casual]

Sometimes my inbox is blessed with music that strays from the typical electronic bangers and I couldn’t be more excited to bring you exactly that. Today’s run is featuring a smooth serenate by the name of “Stay Sane” from UK based producer SRNO with the serene touch of vocalist Naaz whom you might remember from Yellowclaw’s “Catch Me”. Stay Sane reminds me of an authentic R&B ballad that exudes a calm yet feels inducing demeanor. It’s a smooth concoction of modern day beats meeting an old school vibe that proves a beautiful progression in electronic music is here to stay. I tip my hat you more »

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Slander & Yookie Unleash Ruthless Collaboration

SLANDER & YOOKIE collide once again to gift us this deranged trap tune. Adding the talents of vocalist Jinzo, the dark and massive atmosphere this track combines gives us all the elements needed for a ‘banger’. At least that’s what the kids are calling it these days. It does not have to be said, this is one of the most wild collaborations we’ve heard this year.  The drop is just waiting to smash speakers near you! The tune is out now on Never Say Die. Stream The Track Here: Catch SLANDER at a show near you! Nov 10: Canopy Club – more »

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Mayhem Talks Music and New UZ Collab

Anthony Rotella aka Mayhem has been producing for the better part of 15 years, touching base with all kinds of musicians and genres. Mayhem has been a fundamental player in the bass scene for quite some time now, always teetering between becoming the next big bass star or lurking in the shadows running the underground trap scene. His newest collab with the masked trap lord UZ is making noise as it sweeps through the ranks of artists so we dug into his new tune and hit him up to talk music. His interesting new tune “Amazon” with fellow esteemed trap more »

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Max Styler, Devault and Luciana – Gold

Strap your seat belts on for this one, it’s going to get W A V Y. Future Bass is a genre that takes the listener from the very depths of uncertainty to the highest of highs with passion and emotion. Max Styler teamed up with Devault and Luciana to lay down a moving and vibrant work of art that I’m happy to share with you today. “Gold” starts off with a few layers of echoing vocal chops and a creeping bassline to set the mood. Luciana’s heavenly voice swirls around us telling us to let go and beckons us to more »

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XLIVE 2016 Announces Key Speakers and Workshops

XLIVE is among the top conventions for those in the live event and entertainment industry to take place in the US. Major players in the industries that bring you events catering to music, film, culinary and beverage, eSports, and the latest technology attend and speak during the conference. This year’s speakers have been announced as well as the workshops that will be held during the December 5-7 conference in Las Vegas. Check below and see a bit of the eclectic group that will be speaking on gaming, food, music and more: Jay Sweet – Executive Producer, Newport Folk and Jazz more »

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Minimal Effort

4 Sets You Need To Catch At Minimal Effort: Halloween

Minimal Effort is back for it’s 2nd annual Halloween edition of sonic madness set to take over the Los Angeles Center Studios this October 29th. Brace yourself to embrace the House music serenate for all attendees alike from 4PM to 2AM. It’s a Halloween affair so throw your best costume on and find some good dancing shoes because you will be dancing all night long.  There’s a million different parties going on this weekend but just in case the stacked af lineup drowning in House heavyweights hasn’t convinced you to join the dark side, i’ve hand picked 4 acts to highlight in all of more »

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Safe In Sound Invades The Bay Area

The Safe In Sound tour made its appearance to San Jose, California where thousands of energy filled teenagers were ready to lose their minds. Giving us a lineup of Yntendo, LAXX, Terravita, San Holo, Ookay, and Borgore; the dancefloor was ready to be packed. What was shaping up to be 6 hours of gnarly bass music, to no surprise, exceeded all of my expectations. The transitions were clean, the tempo was high, and the unexpected stage presence these DJs were able to have really opened my eyes seeing how much potential they held. Yntendo making its debut performance, couldn’t have gone more »

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Yuneer Gainz – Killdit [prod. Dimebag]

We are reaching a point in our musical journey as human beings where genres no longer hold static and rigid. If something is different, we reward that for exceeding expectations. Today’s piece of forward-thinking music is a hip hop infused trap tune coming out of Dimebag’s studio with Yuneer Gainz on the vox. The song starts with a twitchy horn and some mellow basses as Yuneer flows effortlessly over the vibrations with his vocals. Yuneer really puts some raw emotion in his upper registers and we are lifted up with an energy of youthful ambition as the drop comes out more »

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BASECAMP Destroys Boundaries With In Stone EP

It’s not often we have the privilege of hearing music that is completely unique in it’s style and sound. The trio hailing from Nashville, BASECAMP, consists of Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon, and Jordan Reyes. Having joined forces and finding an instant artistic connection, BASECAMP since the start has created a whirlwind of original sound. They have just released a much awaited EP entitled In Stone on one of the most versatile labels in the electronic music scene, OWSLA. The In Stone EP is a collection of brooding downtempo tracks that are rooted in emotion. The 6 track ep starts more »

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Will Clarke

Interview: Will Clarke Talks Dirtybird Campout, Booty Percolatin’, and More!

Dirtybird Campout made for one hell of a camping trip and if you weren’t there it’s safe to say that you missed out. Do not fear –  check out my recap here so you can vicariously relive or experience Campout in a nutshell. Don’t forget to check out the new updated article here. I had the pleasure of chatting with the notoriously bearded Mr. Will Clarke before embracing the full on Booty-House action of the weekend. His beard as much as his distinctive percolating sounds have made him a staple to the DIRTYBIRD Records fam and it was fairly obvious more »

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AMERIA – Indestructible [Free Download}

It’s 2016 and the females are killing the game. From Mija to Alison Wonderland to Ducky, gender means nothing in music and Ameria is soon to join in ranks. Her vocal trap anthem “Indestructible” is a blissful montage of sound and bass. The tune starts with a rush of emotion as arpeggiated vocal chops and a piano melody intrigue us. A simple bassline and beating drum pattern supporting Ameria’s raw vocals push the tune along. We follow her down the rabbit hole to the drop where we’re met with an interesting collision of sound and a pop-rock-like drum beat. Between more »

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Heroes x villains - Novocaine

Heroes x Villains – Novocaine Feat. Naz Tokio

Daniel Disaster aka Heroes x Villains (HVX) is back with Novocaine, an emotional fueled single that fuses the realities of life and music into a sonic masterpiece connecting with you on an intimate level. Featuring the serene vocals of the lovely Naz Tokio, Novocaine is a representation of Daniel’s drug and alcohol addiction that he continuously faces in his life. Drug addictions are insidious in nature and Novocaine is the utmost accurate representation of that. With heartfelt lyrics exposing only one of the many faces of addiction, it’s a cry for help meeting boisterous bass that makes for an authentic Trap tinged tune. more »

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Down To The Nitti Gritti and Waxin’

It’s not often you come across a previously unheard of producer that absolutely exceeds expectations. Luckily for you, I was sent a tune from this upcoming bass prodigy named Nitti Gritti coming out of Miami, Florida. Nitti Gritti is everything you want out of a musician and then some. He has an unbelievably clear sound, an incredible variety of styles, and puts out a steady stream of tracks to tickle your fancy. He’s put out a slew of hard hitting tracks over the last 5 months, including massive support from some of the biggest names in the music game. Nitti more »

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Rhythmstar – Blood MagiQ EP

Rhythmstar Blood MagiQ EP // OUT NOW on ShadowTrix   The newest EP from Rhythmstar has just been released on the thundering label ShadowTrix Music. This EP consists of 6 tracks driven with massive undertones of 808 psychedelic global bass sounds featuring some fresh underground MCs laying down fire on top of the Dancehall and Exotic Rhythms. The sounds of Blood MagiQ rattles the tombs of Pharaohs with its percussive overtones, a sound evocative of millions of scarab beetles crawling up the inner walls of the pyramids. Rhythmstar has performed live at countless festivals including the following Lightning in a Bottle, The Cosmic Convergence more »

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SoDown – Never Ending Story ft. Jubee

I’m down for all kinds of music, but I’m so down for SoDown’s newest single with Jubee. “Never Ending Story” is the most recent, pristine work of audio art from Ehren River Wright aka SoDown. The Colorado bass musician has been rising through the scene with this unique brand of far out and pure music. With a strong focus on using organic instruments in his tracks, SoDown creates insanely funky tunes. Topping the cake with Jubee’s smooth vocals on his new track, SoDown was able to give a push to his sound design further and strectch limits in new areas. more »

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Destructo Takes Over Avalon Hollywood with E-40, Too Short + More [Photo Gallery]

This past Friday, October 14th, Destructo’s Renegade Tour landed at the Avalon Hollywood dance floor for a night fueled by G-House and Hip-Hop. The night took an unexpected turn as the bill featured E-40 and Vindata yet AC Slater, Wax Motif, Ty Dolla Sign, and Too Short found their way into the set to stir the party up a bit. From throwbacks like E-40’s “Tell Me When To Go” to the Destructo x Wax Motif collab, “Catching Plays”, it was like stepping into the Power 106 edition of  2003 all over again with a modern twist. What made for a dope night can’t be fully put more »

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Nathaniel Knows – Soundsystem Remixes

A lot of producers try and put out “bangers” all day but sometimes you need to have fun with a tune and make it a more about having a good time. Nathaniel Knows is a staple in the bass scene and has been putting out tracks from a variety of styles with a multitude of artists over the last couple years. His more recent joy ride of a tune “Soundsytem” came out with a little remix pack attached, showing a couple different takes on the song. While Nathaniel’s original is a bass house break beat funk machine, let’s dive into more »

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The NGHTMRE That Haunted The Bay Area

On October 14th 2016, the night creeped up as did the thousands of bass heads forming in the San Jose Civic Auditorium. It was written in stone, we were all prepared to hear music curated by Sam F, Swage, Boombox Cartel, HeroBust, and NGHTMRE. Needless to say, this lineup brought a lot of value to the table. Two upcoming names in Sam F & Swage along with arguably the top 3 independent trap acts this year in Boombox Cartel, HeroBust, and NGHTMRE. All with very successful campaigns this year, the fans were in for an amazing show. The crowds gathered more »

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Dirtybird Campout

Dirtybird Campout 2016: The Good, The Great, & The Beautiful

Feature photo: Juliana Bernstein / Get Tiny With the Dirtybird vibes in abundance it was obvious that Campout 2016 had you in for a kick ass time drowning in Booty House and hypnotizing four on the floor beats. If that’s not Dirtybird in a nutshell, then I don’t know what is.   This time around the Dirtybird crew was celebrating their 2nd annual Campout at the luscious Oak Canyon Park with a sold out edition featuring the likes of Papa Bird (Claude Vonstroke), Green Velvet, Sacha Robotti, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, J. Phlip, and a handful of Dirtybird favorites. Just like more »

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