Beyond Modern describes “Still Kids” as “a Drum&Bass infused hip-hop record inspired by Queen”. If that doesn’t immediately capture your entire attention, you must be very different than me. Their sound engineer, Top Secret, put together an amazing beat for them and they rocked it. The song is backed by a synth line that shifts between glitchy squeaky sounds and more traditional techno sound, maintaining the tune. The drum line shifts between a kick and clap sound that is vaguely evocative of “We Will Rock You”, a beat that sounds exactly like the Queen song, and a drum and bass line toned down to showcase the vocals. Meanwhile the vocals shift from chanting, rapping, and a dramatic style of singing for the hook. This song is the real deal, with top notch production and engaging vocals. Check it out!
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How can I not blog this? In their weekly free release series to get us all hyped for the premiere of their album “Get Wet” on September 24th, Krewella dropped this amazing remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Alone Together”. I had seen some footage of Fall Out Boy and Krewella together in studio and been intensely curious as to what they were up to. I guess this is part of an answer. But if you watch this clip, you’ll hear that this is a different song. I expect we’ll hear a full collab on “Get Wet”. They also confirmed a collab with Blink-182. Talk about hitting up nostalgia to make new music. Very exciting. My favorite part of this song is when Kewella chops and screws the vocals to make a synth hook. Not that that’s the only hook or the only synth in play. Krewella keeps their songs layered and fun and that’s what this remix does. Adding original vocals and synths, this remix attacks on several levels. It enhances the original hook with synths and creates a brand new drum and bass hook to go with it. Simply excellent, as per usual. Enjoy it!
You know what day it is folks? That’s right it’s Friday! But I’ve accumulated more EDM than mashups this week. So let’s bring back EDM lump posts. It’s no longer just dubstep, because that would get boring. I’ve got a great assortment of electronic dance music for you today. So sit back and enjoy the ride.
I have to start out with Redeye. This producer sort of came out of nowhere for me but every song they make is better and more intriguing than the last. On top of that they’re fifteen. Yeah. Redeye, like me, prefers to mix genres to make a more interesting soundscape. This track has elements of house, dubstep, and trap. Check it out!
To follow that, here is some chilled out dubstep from Zeds Dead. They’ve stayed very true to their style, maintaining the slow, constant dubstep beat with oppressive bass punctuated periodically by piano and regretful vocals. It’s atmospheric and impressive, as usual. Give it a listen!
Koda & Dabin put together a free track for the edmSpotlight compilation and it’s pretty spectacular. It starts slow and atmospheric with only a piano standing out, then it drops into beautiful male vocal harmonies. After singing the hook, the song picks up and gorgeous bell synths edged with fuzzy wobbles give the song an ominous tinge. This is dubstep at its softest and prettiest. Enjoy it.
Next up, a remix that SirensCeol made of KDrew‘s song “Circles”. This is a complextro track for sure. It’s filled with dubstep and electro synths that are far more chaotic than your average electro house track. The melodramatic vocals emphasize the over the top style of remix and pull the listener in to raise their heart-rate. Check it out!
Next up, an orignal track from PIXL. This one pulls electro and dubstep elements together in a compelling rhythm that is constant through the song. Give it a listen.
Here’s another fifteen year old producer. This one goes by MoonBeat. He puts together electro house music, like this song. And this is a good one to put on in the club to keep people moving. It’s dramatic and crunchy in all the right places and has a great hook. Enjoy it!
As always, Ravi has put together a beautiful prog house song for us all to enjoy. Using his signature mastery of synths, Ravi backs some overwrought male vocals in a more cheerful manner than the lyrics suggest. I think it may impossible for Ravi to make a song that’s actually bad. For reference, Ravi was formerly Sex Ray Vision. Check it out.
Dave Edwards has been making some amazing tracks lately. This is one of them. This remix of the Knocks plays up an excellent, yet simple synth riff that gives this song depth and traction in prog house circles. It’s catchy, with an indie flavor that just declares summer. Give it a listen!
BONUS: I also have to share this track from Redeye with you all. Starting off with some highly energetic drum n bass, this moves through other genres like dubstep and trap, while making it sound like the logical next step of the song. Enjoy it and have a fabulous weekend!
Hey everyone, new Delta Heavy track out today! I could talk about it, but I’d rather just let the duo introduce it themselves:
We have been enjoying so much music at 110 bpm, we wanted to capture the epic atmosphere and aggression of some of the old drum & bass tracks we grew up with and inject that into the genre. This is definitely our own take on the tempo. We’ve been opening our sets with ‘Empire’ everywhere for the last 6 months and it’s been going down really well. We wanted to give it out to people now before we got stuck into writing our debut album.
Enjoy the track! I know I did. Stream it below, or download it for free by following this link.
Have a good break? Hope so. Time to get back into the swing of things. And how better to get back up to the frantic pace than with some electro DnB from Krewella? That’s right. There is no better way. As usual, Krewella showcases beautiful female vocals and tight, catchy production. I don’t have much else to say except, enjoy this to its fullest and blast it!
Well, it’s been too long. I’ve been busy lately, but I’ve built up quite a collection of fun wobbley tracks to share with you guys in my absence! I know it’s not Thursday, but I think we can always enjoy some hard bass. So here goes dubstep mania!
First track up is not particularly new, but it has not been posted on here yet and I think that’s a damn shame. It’s a very enjoyable remix from our friend Zomboy. Well I’ll have you know, <hipster> I was into it before it got hot! </hipster>
Next we’ve got a remix of SKisM‘s Rave Review, which I find absolutely hilarious. The sound clips were used pretty well in the original. While this version doesn’t focus as much on the satire of making the song out of the scathing comments, it hits much harder than the original, leading to a killer drop. Also, for some reason I’m sucker for needlessly explicit drops. “God this sucks!” “Here, take these drugs.”
This is just a fun song with some really freakin’ heavy bass, a catchy synth line and some cool rhymes on top. Check it out.
I’ve been a big fan of Kill The Noise ever since I saw him open for Feed Me, and this is a pretty awesome remix of Must Be The Feeling that slows it down, chills it out, and still manages to be absolutely awesome. Make sure you turn up your subwoofer or you’re gonna miss some awesome low sounds, especially right before the drop!
One more track from Kill The Noise before we move on. This one is a bit faster, and absolutely awesome. It’s a remix of Porter Robinson’s Spitfire. Someone once said “dubstep is like an autotuned drum solo,” and I think this applies well to this song. It’s very rhythmic; it just makes you want to move. Enjoy it!
This song isn’t particularly new either, but it’s an absolute blast to listen to and it’d be a shame if anyone missed out. Caspa is not new to the dubstep scene by a long shot, but he teams up with Subscape on this tune to deliver something absolutely awesome. Don’t listen to this on some crappy Apple earbuds, you need a good subwoofer to really appreciate this one! Especially when it cuts out and the bass just… flies.
Out the Blue by Sub Focus is a really good song, and there have been many good remixes as well. Here is my favorite dubsteppy one.
This one isn’t really dubstep, but who said I can’t put some other stuff into this post too? This is probably my favorite Out the Blue remix. If you love House music, I think you’re gonna dig this.
The last few tracks on here come from a personal favorite artist of mine, Delta Heavy. DH should have been on here ages ago; they’re making some of the best DnB and Dubstep songs right now. They just came out with an EP, Down the Rabbit Hole, and I heartily recommend you check it out. I won’t be posting any of the stuff on that EP on here because it’s not up for free, but here’s some remixes they’ve done in the past.
This one’s pretty old, but it remains one of my favorites. I got really sick of Nero remixes after that Kill The Noise one burned me out, but this takes the song to a new level. I love it.
This one is more recent. Cool little remix of Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah’s R.I.P. I noticed that it uses one specific sound that’s pretty similar to the one in the Must Be The Feeling Remix, but I am pleased to report that they did not rely on that one cool sound in their EP. Check it out!
BONUS: As if this post wasn’t long enough. Since I just love pimping my favorite groups, check out this sweet music video of Get By from Delta Heavy’s new EP!