Posted by Mach on December 12, 2013
The Black Sun Empire & Noisia “Hideous” remix competition is over. I would like to give a huge congrats to Haywyre for winning the competition with his unbelievable glitchy, jazzed out remix. I was sad to see that the trio Audeka didn’t place, but Haywyre is more than deserving himself. Audeka has given out the download to their neuro-hop gem so not all is lost. Happy downloading.
Free Download: Black Sun Empire & Noisia – Hideous (Audeka Remix)
Posted by Mach on December 12, 2013
Nadia Ali’s “Rapture” is a trance classic in my opinion, and there have been many artists that have done their fair share of house, electro, and dubstep remixes, but this liquid drum & bass remix is a first for me. Jest*R is a lone producer from Myrtle Beach, NC and I really have to give him props on this remix. It is a serious beauty. I half expected the overuse of the vocals as most remixes of “Rapture” have, but Jest*R seems to have put much more focus on his melody, letting the vocals be that little extra something to the mix.
Free Download: Nadia Ali – Rapture (Jest*R Remix)
Drum & Bass, Electro, Electronic, Hip-Hop, House | Far East Movement x the Soundbender – Murder Was the Bass EP
Posted by FilthyTaft on December 10, 2013
Here it is – the much awaited new EP from FEM and Soundbender. The bass heavy EP features some appearances from Kurupt and even Riff Raff. Far East Movement’s Kev Nish says, “We’ve always been huge Dogg Pound and Kurupt fans and had the chance to meet Kurupt when we worked with Snoop. We thought how sick it would be to do something crazy reppin’ the West with Kurupt and here it is.” Far East Movement are currently featured on the #1 US iTunes Dance Album Dance (RED) Save Lives, Vol. 2 on their Kill Paris collaboration “There Will Be No Rain.” EDMsauce.com called the track “incredible” and Earmilk.com said it is “absolutely stunning.” Murder Was The Bass continues Far East Movement dive into production following their Remix EP of the group’s current single “The Illest.” Early this year, they released GRZZLY, a free mixtape for fans that featured a collection of song remixes along with a few new tracks.
Posted by Mach on December 9, 2013
Joe Ford is one of the hottest names in bass music right now and the majority of the population doesn’t even know it yet. After his last successful release this year, “The Mission” EP, it comes to no surprise that he has yet again dominated with his “Culture” EP. Joe Ford kicks off this fresh EP with the title track “Culture”. This song is a behemoth, it is like Joe Ford thought to himself “Build up? Nah, I’m going to rape my fans in the face with my opening track on this release”. The waves of bass on this drop are ridiculous, I feel like my ears are being beaten to death by the lightsaber mach 1. “Distilled” tones the EP down a little… just a little. The track brings in the ever growing neuro-hop styling, bouncing you through some great kicks with the addition of that lovely flavor of reese-bass. As a gamer, this is the kind of track I’d want to be blasting my through hordes of noobs with.
I can see “Immobilise” being the theme of a fast traveling Spaceship being chased by another which is firing upon it, weaving in and out of asteroids with the occasional collision. If Michael Bay’s taste in music was worth anyone’s time, he would consider “Immobilise” for a space-flight scene in the next “Transformers” movie. Now, imagine a universe where Lex Luther kills Superman, Cell obliterates the Saiyans, and the Avengers perish at the hands of Ultron. Unopposed, “Villain” would be the track played as these cocky evil doers decimated our planet. If villains actually won, this song would be perfect, but considering they never do, we will just have to sit back and bump out to this badass tune with our imaginations.
Last, but not least we see the return of Asa on yet another EP ender with Inspected. “Real Talk” isn’t the kind of track we have been seeing throughout Joe Ford’s EP, it is the end of the story we have been listening to. “Culture” started us with the intense game changer that set the premise, “Distilled” the attempted fight through the initial bass threat, “Immobilise” the fight to the death, and “Villain” the defeat and utter destruction of what is left. Last, is the calm after the storm, with those left alive wondering what else is to come, the “Real Talk”. This is one of the best works I have heard all year, Joe Ford just set the bar.
Posted by Mach on December 5, 2013
Kursa has been a big up and coming name in my book, his blended productions based around Drum & Bass have been an absolute delight to indulge on. Feels like it has been some time since he has given away a free track, so today I bring you an incredible glitched out piece of art sampling the ever famous Björk. The kick and snare continue the same throughout this, but the progression of the deep bass and vocals is where the true prize of this song lie. Just kick back and let the waves take you away.
Free Download: Kursa – Björk
Drum & Bass, Glitch | Upscale Recordings – The Collective EP (Ft. Evoke, Frequent, Masq, Audeka, Paurini, & Spectric)
Posted by Mach on December 1, 2013
Damn, the sub-label of Adapted Records, Upscale Recordings with the goal of sharing strictly Neuro-Hop (Blend of Glitch-Hop and Neuro-Funk AKA Drum & Bass), drops this dirty EP of some of the top up and comers in the newly rising twisted genre. The EP kicks off with an original from Evoke. Carrying the title of the EP, “The Collective” thumps in smoothly, only to progress into that deliciously glitched out funk. Next, Spectric remixes Evoke’s original, adding a few more layers to the mix of the glitch to take you on deep stroll of bass. A commoner on FNT with his Neuro/Trap blends, Masq teams up with Frequent. Their collaboration “Firescape” starts out with a calm, slightly glitchy melodic euphoria, leaving you bumping out at a deep multi-bass layered drop. A larger name and personal favorite of Neuro-hop, come Audeka with a funky remix of Dino Safari’s Breakspeed. This remix has to be my favorite on the EP, I love how deep the bass on this track is and how it maintains the funk with the chill throughout it. Something that KOAN Sound and Asa introduced to the majority of the population on their most recent collaboration EP. Last, but certainly not least, Paurini introduces himself with a chilling original, “Lumberjack”. Paurini is a new name for me, and after hearing this original, I’m blown away. I suspect this is just the beginning of his epic Neuro journey. Neuro-Hop is a genre on the rise, while Dubstep introduces new artists by the minute and becomes more and more repetitive by the minute. “The Collective” EP is a must have, and count on Upscale recordings to introduce countless more great tracks in the future.
Free Download: Upscale Recordings – The Collective EP
Posted by Mach on November 30, 2013
Feels like forever since the last time I enjoyed a song with some Japanese-Pop influence, never imagined it would be this addicting, sugary Drum & Bass. Listening to this track reminds me of the first time I heard Mord Fustang’s “Lick The Rainbow”, it’s obviously not the same style but the way the progression and melody play out together puts me into an incredible euphoric instrumental trip. This is just one of those tracks that never stops giving.