Most of you know edIT from The Glitch Mob, but did you know that he’s also a pretty eloquent dude with his own show on Youtube now? 8 episodes in, he reviews and compares the Ableton Push with Native Instruments’ highly popular Maschine.
Bassnectar’s popularity seems to have no bounds. He’s arguably the most well known bass music producer in the world today, and with his non stop tour schedule, it’s amazing that he has any time to for new music or upcoming projects. But the man clearly has the golden touch and this latest release is no exception. With an all-star cast of producers, each remix of “Divergent Spectrum” has a unique interpretation and sound.
Don’t take our word for it, read Lorin’s description of the release.
This pack kicks off with a collaborative remix I did with my good buddies Terravita. We traded the files of “Upside Down” back and forth for a few months, and the final master that Seth did makes this one of the loudest, wildest drops to date!
After that is a remix of “Red Step” by none other than Dim Mak’s label boss, Steve Aoki. A definitive electro house banger with a beefy halftime drop, he has been the only DJ with this weapon for a few months; now it’s yours too.
The third track comes from long-time friends and collaborators, The Glitch Mob, who took “Head’s Up” into dubstep territory, with the unmistakable glitch-bass flavor.
Up next is a collaboration with Amorphous Music artist ill.Gates who spent a few days in the Bassnectar Labs this summer building synthesizers and samplers with me in Ableton. As we worked and geeked out, we built this drum & bass version of “Voodoo”, which then became a staple of my sets for the last fall tour.
Another mix of “Voodoo” follows; this time the bastions of creativity known as Beats Antique flip the original into an antique bass version with live instrumentation and some surprises.
We decided to include the full version of “Color Storm” in this package since it was never properly released, and this rounds out the package.
We hope you enjoy!!!!
I have to say, King Fantastic is doing it the right way. Consisting of two LA veterans, Killer Reese One (Bleu Collar) & DJ Troublemaker (Backyard Bangers + Rad Omen), the group has been on the relentless grind since dropping their debut record, Finger Snaps & Gun Claps last year. Self described as “Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic”, their sound is a concise yet wide range of influences, from Dre to Bassnectar, Quik to Datsik. Do you get the picture? Bass music went gangter rap, or is it gangster rap went bass? Whatever it is, their low end is immense and bumps hard in the club, trunk and iPod. The mix of Troublemaker’s tracks against Killer Reese One’s personified rhymes and flow is a match made in… well? LA.
So here we are as they announce their new EP Death of Summer dropping at the end of August with the first cut off the EP, Locals Only. Locals Only picks up where their album and remixes leave off, but one thing is for sure, you will understand that Killer Reese One is not someone you should really mess with.
Make sure to follow King Fantastic on Le Twitter as Reese is one of the funnier/no holds barred folks on there.
Two of the most respected bosses in bass music, Bassnectar and The Glitch Mob, put out free downloads this week. You know you gotta have it. Big day in bwomp beats, homies and homettes. Two completely different styles but both equally influential in shaping bass music as we know it. Pick your poison, or better yet, drink em both:
The Glitch Mob track from their upcoming EP “We Can Make the World Stop” brings their signature epic sound with a tense violin staccato that builds then drops into, well, you know. Put on your space helmets and peep it. The EP comes out July 12th.
Bassnectar brings us a wonky 87-BPM’er that will make the kids go wild. This track with its heavy beat and double-time hi-hats under a heavy rising bassline makes this a decidely drumstep banger for those who care for genres. For those who don’t, imagine a cowboy swinging a lasso in circles. Now attach a robot to the end of it.
Some freebies from Psymbionic who’s been diligenty working in the studio to give you a taste of his aural concoctions to come in 2011. His playful yet heavy style is quickly becoming a favorite among listeners and producers alike. What we have this time is a switch-up of Trillbass‘s “Chief Rocka” (Big up to Lords of the Underground), a promo for “Trillogy No. 1,” the first release on Trillbass Digital.
Also his Glitch Mob remix, which made honorable mention in The Glitch Mob‘s remix contest, is now available for DL with a Del the Funky Homosapien mashup.
While we’re on the subject, in case you missed it, here’s The Glitch Mob’s remix of “Seven Nation Army.” Go cop Drink the Sea – The Remixes: Vol.2. Donating $10 to Haiti for it will garner you Vol 1 AND Vol 2. That’s TWENTY FOUR dope remixes. OUT NOW.
Fresh out today is volume one of The Glitch Mob’s Drink The Sea Remixes. This batch features a slew of talent, including Eprom, Eskmo, Salva, Kastle, R/D, and Mindelixir, with volume two parading such names as SPL, Virtual Boy, Beats Antique, Nalepa, Machinedrum, and a hoard of others; Over 24 tracks in all! The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go to help rebuild Haiti, through the DownloadToDonate program! You donate $10, and get access to not only Volume 1 of Drink the Sea Remixes, but also Volume 2 when it drops February 12th, as well as all of the other music available on the DownLoadToDonate website, all for $10! And there are some big names on there, such as Skrillex and Linkin Park, and new tracks are uploaded each month. You can see all the details here.
And for your free downloading pleasure, we have Sub Swara’s super catchy remix of Starve The Ego, Feed The Soul. The driving percussion and clever swing have become part of Sub Swara’s signature, yet they still manage to step it up a notch with their newer stylings of intricate synthesis and laser bass melody. Definitely a keeper, and a great taste of what you’ll get when you donate for all of the downloads.
I have mad respect for The Glitch Mob and all of the remixers involved in this project. Just because Haiti isn’t the “hot fundraiser” anymore doesn’t mean that they still don’t need every bit of help they can get. So if you’re able, I urge you to please donate.. not only for the music, but for the people whos’ lives you are supporting.