Chill | Youthxx Delivers With Empowering Dance-Influenced “New Frontier”

Posted by on January 18, 2019

With his latest, “New Frontier,” youthxx offers a low tempo synth-pop track with a provocative message. The release effectively acts as an anthem for the millennial generation; a veritable call to action for change in the face of circling opinions. Enveloped in lush sound, edgy vocals, and infectious hooks, the narrative shines through and is sure to evoke all who hear it.

Steven Mudd, otherwise known as youthxx and better known as one half of the acclaimed indie-pop duo Golden Coast, is understandable no stranger to success. Having contributed to the accumulation of millions of streams, placement on top-tier Spotify playlists, and support from Billboard, Huffington Post, and Entertainment Weekly, Steven has established an extensive list of achievements. Since October of last year, Mudd has also operated under the youthxx brand and aims to take his solo project to a global audience.

Electronic | Mandala Affect’s “Accepting The Unknown” Is A Multi-Genre Hyrbid Worth Hearing

Posted by on January 18, 2019

Mandala Affect delivers vibes that call into question one’s perception of reality with “Accepting The Unknown.” The artist displays his versatility, combining genres such as progressive dance, experimental bass, and psychedelic sounds to formulate the overall feel of the release. As a key component, the liquefied basslines aid in the driving force of the rhythm, solidifying the danceable qualities of the track.

Luke Mandala’s passion for underground electronic music was ignited in 1998, prompting him to initiate his career at the age of fourteen. Over the years, the artist has steadily built on the foundation of his brand, eventually launching his own emblem, Activated Recordings, in 2008. With numerous festival performances and releases under his belt over the past decade, Luke has become renowned in the conscious community.

Bass | Z & Z Share Crafted ‘Slow Dubstep’ Style In Bass Production “The Climax”

Posted by on January 18, 2019

Utah duo Z & Z have dropped their first release after several months of hiatus on the production front, the release undoubtedly shows an evolution and more of a signature sound when compared with past releases. “The Climax” showcases a fade-in style intro that gradually grows into a beastly build-up. The drop is intensified and elongated by its slower tempo and massive percussion feel. Before you know it the tune is over and leaves you wanting more – a reflection on the past song experienced making one understand the reason and meaning behind the name “The Climax.”

Z & Z aren’t an overnight success story, the duo have worked for years on their craft, practicing production and DJing and proving what they are made of within the Utah scene. Some peak moments, as of now, include opening for acts like GTA, Dada Life. Laidback Luke, Dion Timmer, Lil Jon, Lost Kings, Bingo Players and more, as well as performing for big-name festivals like Das Energi. The duo have a diverse experience they bring and will certainly continue the momentum in 2019.

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Bass | Focus Fire And Nanoo Team Up On Invigorating Bass Release “Spire”

Posted by on January 17, 2019

Two acts who have been crossing our paths lately have produced a banger worth hearing. “Spire” is the culmination of two bass artists who know what they are doing in the studio. One can tell that the release was crafted from all angles, the percussion being the spine behind the single while the bass is 100% the meat. “Spire” slaps with a vengeance and should not be dealt with lightly.

Christian Ellison and Zack Morgan, known as Focus Fire, are making serious strides in the scene. From headlining their first show via STAGE in Seattle, playing Naughty N Nice Festival in Salt Lake City, and slotted as direct support for Adventure Club to landing releases on NoCopyrightSounds and Martin Garrix’s label STMPED Records, the duo are on an incline to say the least.

Nanoo has been releasing since 2012 and has a plethora of releases to be experience on his streaming channels, making his way on labels such as Play Me Records, this veteran DJ/producer has the above average chops to deliver some serious production goods.

Bass | Birthdayy Partyy Celebrate 1 Year With “Unwrapped VIP”

Posted by on January 16, 2019

It’s hard to believe Birthdayy Partyy started just one year ago. Yesterday marked exactly a year from their debut, which saw the release of their Rico Act collaboration “Unwrapped.” It started off quite the venture for the twins that saw them debut live at EDC Las Vegas, among many other incredible feats and accolades. 2019 is set to be even bigger and to celebrate the brothers kicked out a little free download of a VIP for their debut single. Turn up your speakers and enjoy the bass!

Chill | Ben Attic Debut’s Music Video “Walk” Off Of “01 EP”

Posted by on January 11, 2019

Directed by Mattias Streicher, Ben Attic drops a music video for “Walk” which carries as much artistic expression as it does touching emotionalism. The video, as depicted through abstract symmetry and evocative body language, showcases a sense of romantic discord, aptly coinciding with the musical content and emotional tension of the track. Through the passionate nature of its lyrics, musical composition, and visual aesthetics, “Walk” and its accompanying video will generate considerable buzz around the artist.

Ben Attic, otherwise known as Christof Ritz and his work with the band Takeaway Sound, draws influence from acts such as Petit Biscuit, Flume, and Rudimental to form a unique approach to mixing organic and electronic elements. “Walk” is the lead single off of his forthcoming 01 EP in which the artist features a number of artists in his hometown of Graz, Austria, thoroughly displaying his support of the local music scene.

Chill | TRXD’s Sony Norway Release “Vice” Delivers Smooth Atmosphere

Posted by on January 11, 2019

TRXD return with “Vice,” an emotionally relatable future-pop track featuring the writing-work of Caroline Ailin. Musically, the track features elements such as organic instrumentation, lush synth layers, and evocative rhythms. These aspects are solidified by the release’s lyrical counterpart. Describing an endless cycle of relationships doomed to fail, “Vice” present this unfortunate narrative in aptly infectious fashion.

Truls Drystad and David Atarodiyan, better known as the Norwegian duo TRXD, have been making music together since 2016. The journey into their music career took a massive leap seemingly overnight, going from performing for friends to dropping performances for thousands of people in just over a year. With well over 30 million streams on Spotify alone, TRXD aim to further expand their reach.