Nov 4 2012
On a night that could not have been more flooded with music in New York, we set our sights, not on Sensation America or All Mixed Up but, on Girls & Boys’ Halloween Meltdown. Headlined by Nero and Adventure Club and riddled with guest performers of all varieties the night had no shortage of thrills, thirst-quenching energy and of course, earth-shattering bass.
Youth (Adventure Club Remix) – Foxes
When Adventure Club comes to play, you better be ready to dance as hard as your legs will let you. Every time we’ve had the chance to catch one of their sets, they continue to raise the bar, challenging themselves to use a wider variety of styles and more difficult mixing techniques. This night, AC was in top form, putting together a fun, multi-faceted set as good as any you could imagine. To make the performance even more impressive and all the more memorable, it was a solo show. Christian’s other half, Leighton, had to sit this one out after having some back-problems. Amongst some crazy mash-ups and their painstakingly good remixes, he dialed up a game-changing array of trap music. The perfect amount. When it comes to dropping the hottest new genre in bass music, there’s an art to playing just the right amount. AC, nailed it. There were enough mood swings and tempo changes to keep the crowd in check every track along the way.
LOUDPVCK’s “Retro City” remix has been a hot ticket these past few weeks.
It’s one of two tunes by the LA-duo that were dropped during the set.
Retro City (LOUDPVCK Remix) – Adventure Club
After Adventure Club left the stage, the lights dimmed and the dramatics went up a notch. The backstage curtain was lifted to reveal the true setting of the Halloween Meltdown: the Hammerstein nuclear facility. Two massive nuclear silos, paired with two life-sized smokestacks, spewed smoke into the stage and over the crowd. Mounted with the best laser equipment money can buy, the decor was calling for Nero to take the stage. Again, it was a solo DJ performance that delivered. Since the release of their album ‘Welcome Reality’ each track has become somewhat of a classic for dubstep fans internationally and as has been true for Nero performances throughout 2012, that was the focus of the night. The craziness of the night escalated as Nero dished out their newer tracks, such as the frenzy-enducing single “Won’t You” or their latest tune, an OWSLA released remix collab with Skrillex:
Holdin’ On (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – MONSTA
Alana, as promised, made a vocal guest appearance as she swooned the crowd with a live performance of Nero’s biggest song to date, “Promises.” Although her stay on the stage was short it was oh so sweet and the crowd vibed to it with open arms.
Nero’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (November 2010)
Despite being just shy of a sold-out venue, the crowd was electric from start to finish. The atmosphere was terrific, there wasn’t a single sad face to be found anywhere, even on the faces of the security guards, promoters, AND bartenders — the artists were reeling in it. Christian (of Adventure Club) was especially vibing, claiming that we were one of the best crowds he’d ever seen. It was a brilliant night and a successful one at that. It’s safe to say we’ll be seeing a good number more of GBH’s heavy bass events, big scale like this one, in 2013 and beyond.
Oct 26 2012
By now, most of you have probably heard the news that Crookers, the most famous Italian duo out there, have decided to part ways. Phra & Bot, the members who have been working together for over 8 years, have decided to move down separate career paths. Bot has decided to explore other musical venues whereas Phra will continue to produce & tour under the “Crookers” alias. In the wake of this decision Crookers will be doing a quick, week-long North American tour with the first taking place this evening (10/26) at Webster Hall.
“Don’t Be Sad” Mix – Crookers [Click to DL]
Animals (Crookers Remix) – Miike Snow
Oct 22 2012
Tom Staar‘s first original since the release of “Home” on July 30th is out today worldwide. “Cheyenne,” released on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records, is a jarring electro house tune that has been an unsung hero in the sets of those electro DJs lucky enough to get their hands on it. Pure piano chords create the ample setting for a massively exciting build that really shows off how talented this experienced up & comer is. The praise for this track is starting to creep out from all levels in all directions and from the looks (and sounds) of it, this will be Tom Staar’s biggest single yet. If you love Wolfgang Gartner, just give it one play and you’ll have this on repeat all week long.
Release Date: October 22, 2012
Cheyenne (Original Mix) – Tom Staar
Oct 22 2012
Sound Remedy is on fire. The LA-based producer continues to put out an impressive remix after impressive remix, month to month. No matter the approach, his fans and most of the viral community can’t help but find themselves addicted to the sounds. In this new remix Sound Remedy shows off a more tempered side of his production style, creating a brilliant synth melody that cheerfully pairs with Carousel’s original vocals. The catchiest section of the song comes at 4:36 with a striking interlude that is powered by his own guitar solo, which revs up steadily as the bass kicks back into play. This is what uplifting dubstep sounds like.
Let’s Go Home (Sound Remedy Remix) – Carousel [Click to DL]
Oct 21 2012
Los Angeles-based bass producer Whiiite has released a huge 8-track bootleg pack, perfectly seasoned for the Halloween holiday season. It’s a collection of bootlegs and originals from producers of all kinds, covering genres like moombahton, hardstyle electro, and dubstep. To keep the theme intact throughout, every track is singed with some eerie production element that will place you right into the middle of a Halloween fright night. Whether it be rickety organ chords or old thriller movie samples, these tracks are a Halloween soundtrack unlike any you’ve heard before. ETC!ETC!, David Heartbreak, Folie A Deux, Cold Blank, and the rest of this action-packing crew bring their best energy and production finesse in an effort to make sure your Halloween party transforms into a Halloween rager the moment you press play. Download them all for free below and enjoy.
Whiite Presents: Halloween! [Click to DL]
Oct 21 2012
Connecticut’s Audien is one of an all too few and far between list of US trance & progressive producers that are together causing a stir on the global dance music scene. Even more important then that, he is playing a vital part in the rapidly growing infatuation this country and it’s millions of EDM fans have for trance music in general. After just over two years of producing he has found himself comfortable with both trance and progressive house, already establishing a confidence to his sound that reminisces of Arty or Mat Zo at the beginning of their careers. He’s been recognized by Armin van Buren and Above & Beyond as an extremely talented & promising artist, and when it comes to detecting talent those guys are the best in the business.
Eventide / Unity – Audien
Memorize Me (Audien Remix) [Feat. Databoy] – Rune RK
Oct 20 2012
Here’s to house music. A genre that thrives with millions of producers exuding a wide array of styles and sounds. Some fall short of the standard and others propel themselves far ahead of the pack, we’re focused on the latter. Every week, sometimes twice, this segment will bring you three brand new, exasperatingly good house tracks to stock up your music library. All we ask is that if you find yourself infatuated with a track, support the artist in their future releases and buy a little something.