Archive for the ‘Drum & Bass’ Category


Kids Still ft. Phillip Hartley – Beyond Modern

October 10, 2013

Beyond Modern
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!

Kids Still ft. Phillip Hartley – Beyond Modern / Or from SoundCloud


Suddenly Mashups. Everywhere. LXVIII

September 23, 2013

a unique heart for mashups
It’s been awhile. And since it’s Fri- since it’s the weekend- since it’s Monday… It’s time for mashups? Well it’s time and past time for mashups so I’m going to throw these up and you’re just going to have to enjoy them. Oh well.

Opening with the powerful and iconic synth line of Basto’s “Again and Again”, Chonald builds a beautiful mashup. Using the beautiful vocals from “No Beef” this song starts out beautiful and stays strong all the way through. Check it out!

No Beef Again in the Mammoth – Chonald / Or from SoundCloud

The Two Friends put this mashup together awhile ago and it’s about time I put it up. They successfully combine pop EDM from the current scene with pop from another. Jackson 5 adds a certain spice to this otherwise excellent mashup. Give it a listen.

Battle Scars (The Two Friends 25K Mashup) – Lupe Fiasco x Jackson 5 x Zedd ft. Foxes x Avicii ft. Salem Al Fakir / Or from Facebook

Dionysus teamed up with Poppingmelons to make this mashup, beginning with Coldplay. Building from that solemn start, they add dubstep, pop R&B and EDM. It builds to a very satisfying dubstep hook. Enjoy it!

Holy Paradise (Au5 x Jay Z x Nero x Coldplay x Seven Lions) – Dionysus and Poppingmelons / Or from SoundCloud

KDrew mashed up Aerosmith with one of his own songs. That means classic rock meets some wild dubstep featuring some rather industrial sounds. Check it out.

CitaDream (KDrew Mashup) – KDrew x Aerosmith / Or from SoundCloud

As usual, mashups that Koyote puts together sound like they were meant to be put together that way despite the diverse amount of material they draw from. Featuring a barebones electro hook, this song pulls the listener in. Give it a listen!

Wildfire (Koyote Bootleg) – Skrillex vs Dog Blood vs Birdy Nam Nam vs A$AP ROCKY vs KRUNK! / Or from Facebook

Using some of the same vocals as the previous song, DJ Schmolli gives this mashup a very different sound by throwing the Cure under the spotlight. Along with that this turns into a drum and bass track in no time. It’s a great party track. Enjoy it!

Never Hold Back Hooligans In Heaven From Goin’ In – DJ Schmolli / Or from ZippyShare

KTHRSIS does mashups in a style that I don’t really like. They put together songs in a simple A+B format, but then lose interest and switch it up after a minute or so. This means there are some awesome mini mashups inside every song but I feel they are never fleshed out enough. While this bugs me in a listening at home context, it is great in a live show context. Check out all the great mini-mashes in this track.

American Gangsta – KTHRSIS / Or from SoundCloud

DOSVEC is always quick to mash up a new pop hit and I for one am grateful. It means that I almost never have to listen to originals if I don’t feel like it. This time DOSVEC gives Miley Cyrus’s latest a festive EDM makeover, utilizing playful synth lines for the verses and heavy duty festival house synths for the chorus. This is a great one to include in a dance set. Give it a listen and have a great week!

Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus vs Dave Darell) – DOSVEC / Or from Facebook

BONUS: How could I make a mashup post without a song from Mashup-Germany? I couldn’t. So here it is. Another masterpiece. Mashup-Germany’s genius truly shows when he combines rock songs. Combining AWOLNATION, Metallica, Queen, Blink-182, System of a Down, and Robyn is an accomplishment and should be properly appreciated as such. Mashup-Germany uses Avicii to tie the loose ends together and it all comes together beautifully. Enjoy.

The Rock Harmony – Mashup-Germany / Or from Facebook


Alone Together (Krewella Remix) – Fall Out Boy

September 14, 2013

Krewella at ultra
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!

Alone Together (Krewella Remix) – Fall Out Boy / Or from Krewella’s Website


A Rapid Burst of EDM II

June 28, 2013

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!

Floaty (REDEYE Remix) – Tobes & Cylas / Or from SoundCloud

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!

By Your Side – Zeds Dead / Or from Facebook

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.

The Take Down – Koda & Dabin / Or from SpotlightEDM

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!

Circles (SirensCeol Remix) – KDrew / Or from SoundCloud

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.

Emerge – PIXL / Or from SoundCloud

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!

Violence – MoonBeat / Or from Facebook

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.

Surrender (Ravi Remix) – Hook N Sling, Evermore / Or from SoundCloud

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!

Modern Hearts (Dave Edwards Remix) – The Knocks ft. St Lucia / Or from Facebook

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!

Prototype – Redeye / Or from SoundCloud


Empire – Delta Heavy

January 14, 2013


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.


Come & Get It – Krewella

November 26, 2012

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!

Come & Get It – Krewella / Or from Facebook


A Few Extra Wobs

May 29, 2012

Some nice pretty lights

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>

Hot Right Now (Zomboy Remix) – DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora

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.”

Rave Review (Dodge and Fuski Remix) – SKisM

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.

Shots Fired – Dank

Got a cool Knife Party remix here. Love Labrinth, love Knife Party, love this song. Got a nice heavy beat at the beginning with some sweet lyrics, and then straight into the wobs! Check it out.

Last Time (Knife Party Remix) – Labrinth

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!

Must Be The Feeling (Kill The Noise Remix) – Nero

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!

Spitfire (Kill The Noise Remix) – Porter Robinson

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.

Geordie Racer – Caspa & Subscape

This is… just a great song. I love Sub Focus, I love Rusko. It’s a match made in heaven. Nice bass lines, catchy riffs. Just fun to listen to.

Hold On (Sub Focus Remix) – Rusko feat. Amber Coffman

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.

Out the Blue (Xilent Remix) – Sub Focus

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.

Out the Blue (Laidback Luke Remix) – Sub Focus

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.

Must Be The Feeling (Delta Heavy Remix) – Nero

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!

R.I.P. (Delta Heavy Remix) – Rita Ora (feat. Tinie Tempah)

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!