“Jamurai” from Nick Richards, also known as Starchasr, is one of the latest releases from Austin-based label Brawla Records for the DJ arsenal, guaranteed to start a mosh pit. If hard-hitting and reverberating bass is your thing, then “Jamurai” is the track to scoop up. You can preview the track below on Soundcloud or stream it on Spotify. “Jamurai” is the first track to be released from Starchasr’s Magnata EP and it is quite the introduction. Nick Richards started off as a musical maverick at 15 years old, choosing to experiment with bass music and craft his own sound on his laptop. A lot has taken place since Nick began to toy and tinker with beats in Garage Band. The name Starchasr is a moniker Richards used for video games. Now he is part of The Dirty Collective in Houston, Texas and is signed with Brawla Records, an Austin Texas based label that describes itself as “a music label with a curated point of view.” Brawla Records is where you will find Nick Richards’s upcoming Mangata EP, a mix of dubstep, trap, and experimental, future bass tracks. There are two sides of the musical coin in this EP. “Skwish” and “The Witch” make up the dubstep/trap side of the EP. Big Cats, Dot Matrix Demo, and Shoreline are on the future bass/experimental side of the EP.”Big Cat” is one of my favorite joints on the EP. It’s solid future bass. I love how the vocal hooks fit into the track and are made into part of the beat. The artwork for “Big Cat” is fitting. A woman blends into the night sky and out of the corner of her left eye is what appears to be some sort of aura or spirit soaring up into the cosmos. The track does have a spacey feel. “Shoreline” is one of those put-your-top down songs you play on the way to the beach. The song is stripped down and accented with finger snaps. The melody drops in this one are on point. “Skwish uses expertly timed hi-hats and atmospheric sounds like gunshots to deliver a nice hip swaying trap beat. There’s a little something for every bass music head on this EP. Look out for it on Brawla Records in the fall. Purchase “Jamurai” on Apple Music and Beatport. You can check out Starchasr’s other tracks here. Follow Starchasr on Facebook and Twitter.
Munchie Squad, consisting of Julian Propst, nico Winkler and Luca Pivetz, have had an impressive rise in the music scene since 2016, and their work speaks volumes of their attention to detail and talent. Their quirky style certainly makes them unique, and they’ve honed in on their signature sound to a tee with their productions to prove that. The producers have previously released their remix of Sam Bruno’s “Tip Of My Tongue” on Atlantic Records in 2016, “No Sleep” featuring Chelsea Collins and “Black Hole” featuring Cali. They continue to create melodic and intricate beats while showcasing their creativity and versatility in their latest track, “Keep Callin” featuring YMTK. The trio goes in a different direction with their newest hip hop influenced track featuring the L.A.-based rapper. Munchie Squad perfectly fuses together an irresistibly catchy mellow electro-house melody featuring classic hip hop beats. “Keep Callin” is full of high energy and the track comes full circle with YMTK’s hot vocals, bringing together the upbeat and bouncy vibe to create the ultimate party track. The song is set to release on Oct. 6th on FYE Music.
With a busy 2017 ahead, NGHTMRE is not slowing down on releasing music. He recently dropped “End Of The Night” with Ghastly, “Embrace” with Carmada, and remixed Fat Joe’s hit “Lean Back” and DJ Snake’s recent “Here Comes The Night.” Now, NGHTMRE just released a track with Passeport Out called “On The Run” on Mad Decent. The track is equipped with mesmerizing vocals from Passeport Out, and features a stunning electric guitar riff, descending into a seductive drop. The producer’s signature melodic-bass style is still heard throughout the song, giving it that perfect blend of harmony and enticing sounds. Earlier this year, NGHTMRE has been putting on hard-hitting shows at various festivals such as Middlelands, Lollapalooza, Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, and his own Gud Vibrations Festival in SoCal with Slander. Now, he just kicked off his tour, NGHTMRE Before Xmas, ending the year with a big bang. NGHTMRE Before Xmas Tour Dates: 9/29 – Vision – Tokyo, Japan 9/30 – Boom Boom Room – Shenzhen, China 10/01 – MYST – Shanghai, China 10/03 – Electric Sky Festival – Seoul, South Korea 10/06 – Sluggtopia – Morrison, CO 10/08 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV 10/19 – Monstercat x ADE – Amsterdam, Netherlands 10/21 – Trap Nation x ADE – Amsterdam, Netherlands 10/27 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA 10/28 – Escape – San Bernardino, CA 10/29 – Something Wicked – Houston, TX 11/07 – Omnia – Las Vegas, NV 11/10 – 11/11 – EDC Orlando – Orlando, FL 11/17 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV 11/18 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL 11/22 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI 11/24 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN 11/25 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV 12/01 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT 12/02 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV 12/16 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA 12/21 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD 12/22 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA 12/23 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY
With the help of illustrator and animator Luis Colindres, rising dance music superstar REZZ has brought her extraterrestrial ‘Mass Manipulation’ album to life in the form of a 60-page comic book. The comic book is available for pre-order now, and is accompanied with the release of an animated music video for ‘Premonition,’ giving viewers a sneak peek of the comic book storyline.
“Luis Colindres and I created ‘Mass Manipulation’ as a 60-page comic book to help tell the story of my album. It shows REZZ arriving from Neptune to mass manipulate and hypnotize planet earth. Accompanying the comic book is an animated music video for ‘Premonition’, which features images and highlights from the comic book,” said RezzPlaying a young alien from Neptune who crash lands on Earth, REZZ befriends two earthlings as they discover her incredible innate ability; hypnosis through music. The comic invites readers to step into the psychedelic world of REZZ as she embarks on a mind-bending journey to manipulate the masses and ultimately achieve her final mission, bringing peace and love to earth. Paired with a lively music video to support the comic, both new and old fans of REZZ can now fully tune into the cult of REZZ. REZZ has had a clear vision since day one, breathing life into the electronic music scene through her dark, hypnotic soundscapes while her audible, musical vision became visually interpreted with poise and accuracy by Chicago based illustrator Luis Colindres. Colindres began working with REZZ on her ‘Something Wrong Here’ EP, and has been integral in setting her visual standard by designing the ‘Mass Manipulation’ album cover, tour art, and now the comic book and ‘Premonition’ music video. The visual narrative appropriately titled ‘Mass Manipulation’ is now available for pre-order in the format of a physical comic for the very first time. REZZ will continue her ‘Mass Manipulation’ World Tour throughout the year, hypnotizing North America, Australasia and Europe throughout 2017.