Dubstep | R Rated #43

Posted by on August 22, 2012

Man do we have a packed R Rated this week. So many quality tunes to unleash on you guys that it has had us excited all day! We have all kinds of tracks so lets begin with the first pick, Figure. Let me start by saying, HOLY SH**! We haven’t known Figure to ever dissapoint, and that streak continues. This tune is next level on all kinds of nasty and is epic enough to melt your brain with some supersonic brainwaves.

Next up we switch gears to a darker tune by Skywalkerr. Yes, here on R Rated we love the heavy filthy tunes, but we also enjoy the deep, heavy dark ones as well. Skywalkerr shows promise in this track with some glimpses of early Cookie Monsta and even a little bit of Bassnectar. Everyone keep an eye out for this Californian by following him on Facebook HERE and shout outs to WhompTexas for the find.

This next one by Truth is also another deep tune, but with a little more nasty dabbled on top. Using some aggressive distorted wobbles to accompany the bass and deep sounds, this album looks very promising

I’m not going to lie, I was a fan of the original of this remix at one point in time, but hearing this remix sparked my interest in the track again. Vital Technique and Mikey B outdid themselves on this fun remix, giving it a little bit of Datsik flavor to carry the vocals through.

This next one is by Texas native, Treg. Shout outs to WhompTexas again for showing me two absolute bangers in one day! This one isn’t anything like what we heard earlier from Skywalkerr, but 10 times heavier. At first we were only going to preview the song, but we were able to get the exclusive hook-up on this one for the FNT fans, but I need everyone to go follow him on Soundcloud and like his Facebook page HERE.

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Events, Preview | Starscape Festival 2012: Preview

Posted by on May 24, 2012

EDC NY went out with a bang and a bass drop on Sunday night, leaving us to stagger numbly out of MetLife, onto public transit, and back into the bleak, bleak world beyond the gates. Exiting a festival is never a great feeling. But now we’re a few days out and it’s officially time to start looking ahead to the next event — in other words, it’s time to get hyped.

For some of you, that next event will be EDC’s flagship festival. But for those of you who won’t be able to jet off to Vegas in two weeks, pay attention to these next few sentences. On June 9th, Starscape Festival brings the garden of Eden to Baltimore’s Ft. Armistead park for the fourteenth year in a row, and by all accounts it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.

There are two things to take away from the above infographic. First: Sixteen hours of nonstop music. Yes, you read that correctly. Sixteen hours. By the beard of Zeus. And second: Holy facemelt, Batman, that lineup is insane. I don’t even want to run through it because I’ll probably wind up transcribing it in its glorious, dubstep/DnB-heavy entirety. But for the sake of conversation…

Flux Pavilion. Chase and Status. Modestep. Shpongle. Funtcase. Camo & Krooked. Noisia. Cookie Monsta. Zomboy. Dieselboy. Skism. Terravita. Bare. Delta Heavy. Figure. Mimosa. GOODNESS. That is quite literally a litany of filth. Then we’ve got Sazon Booya, Tittsworth, and ETC!ETC! bringing the moombah love. And finally, a few nondescript, under the radar acts you’ve probably never even heard of: Zedd, Dillon Francis, Kill The Noise, and Dada Life. Who are those guys? Yeah, no idea.

If Knife Party’s Rage Valley EP can’t come soon enough, if you find yourself head knocking unabashedly at your desk at work, if you hate it when festivals end at 11 p.m. and you don’t know what to do with yourself, if you enjoy watching the sunrise from a beach….then Starscape has your name on it. Middy and I will be out in full force bringing the FNT party. We hope to see you there!

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Dubstep, Review | Cookie Monsta – Riot! EP

Posted by on April 3, 2012

When it comes to filthy dubstep, the artists that come to mind are usually Circus Record’s own FuntCase and Cookie Monsta. The filth monger Cookie Monsta dropped his new EP, ‘Riot!’ today, and there is no doubt that he out did himself again. Cookie doesn’t need to make a name for himself, just about everything he releases is dirty gold.

The title track ‘Riot’ I assume to be influenced greatly by number of riots that have been held recently in England. Cookie Monsta definitely inspires people to stand up…on cars and well… RIOT! The track is filthy, destroying your ear drums one decible at a time. Videogames seem to inspire all of us nerds in some way, in the case of ‘Level Up,’ the 8 bit sound effects just lead up to the finishing blow, #1-up. Between ‘Time To Get Crunk’ and ‘HedRokkA’ I couldn’t decide which one was my favorite on the EP. coming in second place is ‘Time To Get Crunk,’ sampling Mad Decent’s Lil Jon (that is correct, Lil Jon was signed onto Mad Decent by Diplo). I love the pace of this track, it starts off fast drumstep/drum & bass and halfway through Cookie takes it down a notch for us to enjoy a slower nasty drop. Sev and I both agree that ‘HedRokkA’ is the filthiest track on this release. Smooth and grimy, this track is nothing short of a panty wetter, and for guys it is like if Borgore just created a website to post up all the “submissions” he receives from the ladies. Dubstep fans, this EP is a must have. Buy it, rip it, torrent it, what ever you have to do to get it, because you need this.

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Dubstep, Moombahton | Varien – Mirrors

Posted by on February 10, 2012

This track portrays a new style of BPM change mid-track that we have been seeing a lot of lately by other big names in dubstep. Varien starts off nice and dirty in this track with heavy bass and ruff synths. The track starts out as a drumstep track and changes midway to a slow heavy Moombahcore track. Recently we have seen the likes of Doctor P, Cookie Monsta and other names doing the same thing in their tracks. Get this track on Beatport HERE.

DOWNLOAD: Varien – Mirrors

Dubstep | Datsik & Cookie Monsta

Posted by on January 31, 2012

Two dubtep heavy weights, releasing two monster tunes this week. It is fair to say there has been a constant flow of good releases for the past few weeks and that there is more to come. Datsik’s new single Fully Blown featuring Snak The Ripper on the vocals goes all out. With Datsik on the track you know not expect anything less than his heavy synths and bass. If this is a preview of what is going to be on his album then things look promising. Get it on Beatport HERE.

DOWNLOAD: Datsik – Fully Blown (feat. Snak The Ripper)

Finally we get something new from Cookie Monsta and it came at the perfect time. John Dahlback’s electro remix to this track was posted a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t expecting Cookie Monsta to crush this remix. He uses the vocals superbly to build the suspense into his bass packed drop. I can only imagine how heavy this track is on a good sound system, but either way this remix is a must have. Also keep a look out for a release date on his EP, which should be soon. Grab this track on Beatport HERE.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Kirsty Hawkshaw, Liquid Kaos – Back In Time (Cookie Monsta Remix)