Valentino Khan and Kayzo‘s new track “Novocaine” should come with a warning label: not for the faint of heart (or hearing). Prepare for an assault to the senses from the start of the track, which begins with intense hardstyle-influenced percussion. Khan uses this as a warm up to deliver jarring, distorted synths and a heavy dose of bass, melding elements of trap and drum & bass to make “Novocaine” a hybrid of modern bass music. The track, which is out on Diplo‘s Mad Decentrecord label, follows a huge announcement from Khan: he will be playing his biggest live show to date at the Hollywood Palladium on March 9th, joining the ranks of legendary artists who have graced the iconic venue’s decks before him. Attendees can expect to hear new music like “Novocaine” as well as Khan‘s popular tracks from the last year, including “Feel Your Love” and “Lick It.”
The world was introduced to LA-based DJ and producer Valentino Khan in 2014, when he burst onto the scene with his debut EP “In Khan We Trust” on Skrillex‘s OWSLA label. Khan‘s sound possessed a unique versatility, incorporating elements of trap, bass, hardstyle, house and more into a driving, oftentimes heavy sound that found homes on labels such as Mad Decent, Spinnin Records and Ultra. In 2015, Khan‘s original track “Deep Down Low” became an international sensation, earning the title of “Most Played Track Of The Year” and topping Sirius XM’s #1 Songof 2015 on Electric Area. Since then, he has earned a reputation as a remix master with official renditions of RL Grime‘s “Pressure,” Alison Wonderland‘s “Good Enough,” Calvin Harris‘s “One Kiss” and more. His recent original productions include “Pump,” which has over 17M streams on Spotify, “Gold” with Sean Paul, as well as production credits for the likes of 2 Chainz, B.O.B., Dizzee Rascal, Iggy Azalea, T.I. and more. Khan has set the stage for a strong 2019 with the release of “Novocaine,” so look out for more massive releases coming soon!
Gregor Demise is back and has whipped up a banging second EP titled, Things That Move. This explosive four-track EP ishowcases Gregor Demise a.k.a Matthew Ehinger’s unique and versatile sound. His tracks, “Lost Temper,” “Morph Me,” “Things That Move” and “Stillness In The Bottom” provide an eclectic and hair raising mixture of trap and dark electronic beats. Not afraid to experiment with his sound and unbound by genre, Gregor Demise’s EP will have the listener transported on a journey with an abundance variety of heavy claps, bass, brass synths and sick beats!
“Things That Move EP is a recognition of the intense and sometimes overwhelming emotions that we experience as humans – excitement with a sense of fear, sadness with a pang of guilt, anger sometimes without reason. These are the things that move within us, and these are the emotions that are woven into each song. I produced the songs during a particularly emotional time for me, and I let my own feelings guide the sound; they were my inspiration and my North Star.”
Although, relatively new onto the EDM scene, Chicago based DJ and Producer Gregor Demise is quickly on the rise with his dynamic beats and style. Gregor’s talented ear for music allows him to craft and create powerful works of art through music.
Gregor Demise is a cinematic electronic producer based out of Chicago, IL with a passion for creating dark, and intense musical compositions. As he grew up in Connecticut, Gregor collected musical experiences: he joined his church’s youth choir, formed a rock band in elementary school, and joined his middle school’s jazz ensemble. Ultimately, he fell in love with electronic music, which jump started his passion for creating music digitally. His biggest musical inspirations are producers such as KRANE, Troyboi, Alexander Lewis, and Deadmau5.
Aiming to provide a platform for artists of all calibers, the Buygore Records sub label Fresh Blood says hello to a new face known as SubDocta. In this debut single, “Skeleton Key” is an attention grabbing, dub heavy sonic concoction introducing the darker, more innovative side of electronic
Opening with a slow-burning introduction, “Skeleton Key” dives head first into a deep abyss of phlegmatic wobbles and ravenous rhythms. SubDocta successfully delivers a smooth blend of metallicsounds, speaker rattling basslines, and eerie melodies keeping the listeners on their toes. Releasing on April 10th via Buygore’s Fresh Blood imprint, “Skeleton Key” illustrates experimentation at it’s finest.
SubDocta is known for throwing down his own brand of dubstep, trap, and hybrid styles too odd for the typical nightclub scene. His eclectic taste and production skills have landed him performances at festivals and shows throughout the west and beyond including Lucidity, The Bounce, Emissions Bass Culture, Enchanted Forest, The Untz, StillDream, The Pirate Party,
and Bass Camp multiple years in a row. With releases on labels such as MalLabel and ShadowtrixMusic, plus with Bassnectar supporting his songs, he has proven himself worthy of our ever-growing scene. Look forward to forthcoming singles, EPs and heavy festival/touring performances in 2018; SubDocta is on his way up.
“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.