Dubstep, Progressive House, Trance, Videos | EDM Video Round-Up – August 2012

Posted by on August 24, 2012

It has recently come to my attention that a number of important videos have dropped this month and we’ve done virtually nothing to acknowledge them. Well, it ends tonight. First up we’ve got one of the coolest and most innovative things I think I’ve ever seen — the video for Mat Zo’s “The Sky” — which gives you an insane, beautiful, jaw-dropping, stomach-clenching, how-the-hell-did-they-even-get-this-footage look into BASE jumping. This video is mind blowing from start to finish, and the fact that all of the gorgeously filmed madness is set to Mat Zo’s equally gorgeous showstopper of a track makes the entire situation that much better. If you do one thing on Fresh New Tracks tonight, watch this video. It’s absolutely incredible and you won’t regret it.

Moving on: see what Madeon, Zedd, Skrillex, and the rest of the gang have been up to after the jump… READ ON >>

Techno | Dog Blood – Middle Finger EP

Posted by on August 15, 2012

The first product of the Skrillex/Boys Noize collaboration has dropped on Boysnoize Records, and I will begin by saying that I’m feeling the hell out of these tracks. Props to Skrillex for changing it up and consistently doing exactly what he wants (questionable movie soundtrack deals and trailers for Ben Stiller movies notwithstanding) — this definitely represents a new (though not wholly surprising) direction for the 24 year-old that in some ways seems like a logical follow-up to his recent pair of Birdy Nam Nam remixes. These are dark, taut tracks that combine the hypnotic elements of Boys Noize’s forte, acid house, with the energy, playfulness, and deceptive simplicity we’ve come to associate with Skrillex. If you’ve ever had any doubts about Sonny Moore’s production chops, take these for a spin — you may be surprised. And if you’re a fan of Boys Noize and live life in the underground, this EP will be right up your alley.

Beatport (if you’re in the US): Dog Blood – Middle Finger EP

Trap | Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta (THE REBIRTH)

Posted by on July 11, 2012

Looks like the Trap wave has officially settled in with most artists. Skrillex is on this list with a trapt-out remix to Birdy Nam Nam’s Goin’ In, now we have Dillon Francis revamping one of his biggest Moombah tunes off of his hit EP “Westside”. I’m not complaining at all because all these trap remixes are opening doors once again to new styles and new fusions of genres just like Moombah did when it first emerged.