Posted by BIGLIFE on May 3, 2016
Toronto native Markus Cole is back at it again. This time, taking on Kat Deluna’s “What A Night” featuring Jermih, who’s having a big 2016. Sporting a mix of hip-hop and base elements, Markus brings the heat with this brand new offering. Make sure you grab the free download while it’s still up.
Posted by jewcebox on April 28, 2016
We may not know who Slushii is, but we don’t really mind, especially if he’s putting out music as good as this! Slushii recently signed to the Canadian-based Monstercat imprint, and to celebrate, he’s just put out a remix of That Poppy’s “Lowlife” that we can’t stop bumping. The remix is Slushii at his finest, as he lays down wavy synths with a pulsing bassline that will have you grooving on the dance floor.
Posted by VMan on April 28, 2016
If someone knows what new things are simmering in the bass-music game, it’s AWAL. The solo DJ brings a global perspective to his music, traveling back and forth from Korea and Canada, which can be heard through his adaptive approach to the area of dance music he dabbles in. His upcoming releases is what really gets me excited. Keep an eye out for those in the next coming weeks.
AWAL focuses on the heavier side of dance music, but your next releases will feature a bit of a genre change, what made you make this decision?
Alex: It wasn’t until recently that I’ve started to find my own sound in the bass scene. A blend of trap, some elements of hardstyle and always lots of energy. My upcoming releases really focus on the energy without always sticking to the same genres. There’s a huge driving electro/bass house track forthcoming on Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch Digital. A Hip-hop/Trap/Hardstyle heater featuring M.I.M.E. A Trap/DnB remix I’ve done for a friend. As well as a huge and wild 155bpm original track. I’m really trying my hand at taking my high energy style to different genres. I play so many different styles in my sets, that I’m trying to explore that in my music too.
Posted by VMan on April 21, 2016
Kpop and Japanese culture are coming together stronger than ever – Koinu’s sound is at an abstract intersection where popular styles of western electronic music and the recent global explosion of the tradionally eastern music trends collide.
Genres like Kawaii and artists like Porter Robinson have showcased snapshots of Western culture, in particular North America, slowing getting turned on to eastern music trends. Over time, it’s only natural that something like Koinu would be born our of these colliding cultures. I suppose we got lucky Varien filled in the gap, given his experience and deeper themes his artistry typically displays.
Koinu’s latest “Gainax Bounce” is an interesting ratio of bass and eastern vibes – a unique notch in the belt of releases the solo artist has pushed in the last few weeks.
If you like stand-out meaning and effort behind a sound, Koinu is your guy.
Posted by VMan on April 14, 2016
Now, it’s not Summer quite yet, but with festival season and Coachella here, EDM fans are living it up as though Summer has started. With so much music coming out, and set to release, it’s hard to pick and choose what tracks really stand out. Unless you are Dabin and Koven who delivered what could be one of the top tracks we here throughout the next several months from DJs all over the world. “Revenant” is their masterpiece that juxtaposes memorable melodies with some headbanging bass between drops. There’s a lot of insane records that are put out by Kannibalen Records and from Dabin in particular, but this is up there as one of the special ones. The match-up between Dabin and Koven was a perfect pairing, and I hope to see them do something again in the future. For now, stream or buy “Revenant.”
Dabin & Koven – Revenant: Purchase on iTunes
Posted by VMan on April 12, 2016
This one hits your right in the feels.
Markus Cole has been around for a bit, landing on numerous blogs and locking down spots on notable mainstage DJ’s podcasts/radioshows. But it’s “Naughty Boy – Runnin’ (Lose It All) Ft. Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin (Markus Cole Remix)” and another track track he released a month ago that are attention grabbers. The former will be the focus here.
From the very start “Runnin’ (Lose It All) (Markus Cole Remix)” brings the listener to a relaxed state via the familiar voice and lyrics. The added production from Markus is noticed and enhances/refreshes the experience overall. It’s not until the drop that you get hit with this “woah” moment behind your computer screen. The rattling, roaring bassline is fresh, but fitting compared to the entirety of the remix – which is catchy in itself.
This is one not to be missed.
Posted by VMan on April 12, 2016
This has to be on of the heaviest Koinu songs he’s dropped to date. Koinu, who’s other alias is Varien. has been continuously releasing bass music with various trending themes built in, along side original artwork that all fits within a similar spectrum and color scheme.
Beware, this track includes vocals from dogs and encourages their kind, this challenges the very fabric the internet is based on. Love of cats.
The combination of hilarious vocal samples and ground-shaking bass will make your day. Dive deeper into what Koinu has to offer, he has several recently released sounds that create colorful experience.