SLANDER, Crankdat and Asking Alexandria Team Up For “Kneel Before Me”

SLANDER ventures into uncharted territory on their hardcore-meets-bass music track “Kneel Before Me” in collaboration with leading UK rock band, Asking Alexandria, and rising talent, Crankdat, on Monstercat/Sumerian Records. Opening with the notes of a sinister storm, “Kneel Before Me” evokes images of the Amazonian jungle during the apocalypse, filled with the sounds of the wild – grating mechanical synths intertwine with the shrieking of animals and growling basslines become one with the clap of thunder. SLANDER‘s cutting edge production style and Asking Alexandria‘s angst-ridden vocals give “Kneel Before Me” both emotional and dancefloor appeal, merging the best of heavy rock with the energetic and dynamic bass of dance music. The track has personal significance to SLANDER, as rock and hardcore music were the first genres they immersed themselves in as teenagers; they blasted bands like Avenged SevenfoldUnderoath, and Asking Alexandria themselves from their car speakers in their high school’s parking lot.

This kind of music is in our core and is where a lot of our other tastes developed from, so if you can imagine how thrilled we were when Asking Alexandria agreed to be a part of our new song with Crankdat!” the duo said. “Our goal with this song was to make our own rendition of hardcore music with dubstep at its core, essentially bringing our musical roots into 2018! Hope you guys dig it!

SLANDER has proven they are capable of so much more than a singular genre. Recently, the duo has been experimenting with an evolved, ever-changing sound on their original productions, proving their ability to produce both bass-heavy headbangers and emotionally stirring melodies. Pairing their multifaceted production with their charismatic stage presence, SLANDER has also made their brand “Gud Vibrations” with NGHTMRE into a bonafide lifestyle. In 2018 they sold out their Gud Vibrations Boat Party in less than 3 minutes during Miami Music Week, and the listenership of their collaborative Sirius XM radio show grows weekly.

In their own right, Asking Alexandria have earned their esteemed place in rock history by combining the innovation of modern active rock with the traditional attitude of the culture’s trailblazers. They’ve shared the stage with legendary artists Guns N’ RosesGreen DayAlice In ChainsAvenged SevenfoldSlipknot and more, as well as played every major rock festival in the world and headlined sold out theater tours. Their singles “The Final Episode” and “Not the American Average” were both certified gold by the RIAA. The music videos for those two singles alone amassed over 100M views on YouTube. Their third full length album, From Death to Destiny (2013), shot to #1 on the Rock and Metal charts in the U.K. and cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 in the United States upon its release. Rounding out the “Kneel Before Me” collaboration with an infusion of fresh, bass-heavy talent, Crankdat is an American DJ and producer who soon will be a household name. He’s experienced early success with releases such as “Reasons to Run,” “Lemme See U” with Ghastly, and his popular remix of San Holo‘s “Light.” Crankdat recently released a mix for Diplo & Friends‘ radio show, further solidifying his spot among dance music’s rising stars. Stay tuned as SLANDERAsking Alexandria and Crankdat continue to break down genre boundaries!

SLANDER and American Idol’s Juliana Chahayed Team Up For “So Long”


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Seemingly ever extending an impressive run of memorable singles to soundtrack 2018, SLANDERreturn today with their latest, “So Long“, a see-ya-never anthem penned with American Idolfinalist Juliana Chahayed. Initially emerging as a shy day-dreamy headphone jam, the tune quickly gains confidence, propelled by a driving backbeat that lifts off to a bursting full bloomed realization, revealing itself as a bouncy tropical tinged summer jam of self empowerment. Opting to eschew the harder sides of their sound for a skillful touch that perfectly compliments the “catch flights, not feels” sentiment of Chahayed‘s lyrics, SLANDER instead showcase the power of restraint, with infectious end results that land squarely on the target of infinite replayability. Good luck with your future ex, because they’re blasting this one with the top down till they can’t even remember your name. “So Long” is out now on Monstercat.

SLANDER first made waves in the scene when they debuted their remix of Showtek‘s “We Like to Party” in 2014, coining their unique sound. However, SLANDER has proven they are capable of so much more than remixes and a singular genre. The duo made waves with their original productions and an evolved sound, as recently evidenced on “Welcome To The Fire” with Sullivan King, “I Can’t Escape” with SAYMYNAME featuring Feli Ferraro and “Happy Now“. Their ability to produce both bass-heavy headbangers and emotionally stirring melodies distinguishes them as talented, multifaceted producers, not to mention their charismatic stage presence. Together with NGHTMRESLANDER has made their “Gud Vibrations” event concept into a bonafide lifestyle. In 2018 they sold out their Miami Music Week’s Gud Vibrations Boat Party in less than 3 minutes, and continue to branch out and grow their brand. This is only the beginning for SLANDER, so stay tuned to see what they have up their sleeve next

SLANDER Flips Above & Beyond’s “Always”

Riddim” and “heaven” may not be synonymous, but they go together like never before on SLANDER‘s new remix of Above & Beyond‘s “Always.”

SLANDER amps up the original’s delicate, downtempo instrumentals with a percussive buildup and a melodic, dubby bassline – and the result is both dreamy and dance-worthy. The “Always” remix preserves the beauty of Above & Beyond‘s classic track featuring vocals by Zoë Johnston while giving it a fresh spin that is reminiscent of the vocal, ethereal dubstep of the earlier 2000’s.

This is the second track in which SLANDER has deviated to a melodic sound, following their recent release “Slow Motion” with Bret James. “Always” is SLANDER‘s premiere release on Anjunabeats, and we hope it won’t be their last.

SLANDER first made waves in the scene when they debuted their remix of Showtek‘s “We Like to Party” in 2014, coining their unique sound. However, SLANDER has proven they are capable of so much more than remixes and a singular genre.

The duo made waves with their original productions and an evolved sound, as recently evidenced on “Welcome To The Fire” with Sullivan King, “I Can’t Escape” with SAYMYNAME featuring Feli Ferraro and “Happy Now.” Their ability to produce both bass-heavy headbangers and emotionally stirring melodies distinguishes them as talented, multifaceted producers, not to mention their charismatic stage presence.

Together with NGHTMRESLANDER has made their “Gud Vibrations” event concept into a bonafide lifestyle. In 2018 they sold out their Miami Music Week’s Gud Vibrations Boat Party in less than 3 minutes, and continue to branch out and grow their brand.

Slander & Bret James Team Up For Feel-Good “Slow Motion”

While there’s no doubt that the duo behind SLANDER knows how to throw down some heavy drops, their newest release “Slow Motion“, co-produced with Bret James, explores deeper into their original melodic style. With layers of rolling, molten basslines and ethereal vocals, “Slow Motion” is a track that transports the listener into an entirely new world.

 

SLANDER expertly dissipates the pressures of daily life with velvety melodies and lyrics that are sensual, wistful and blissful all at once. “Slow Motion” expertly demonstrates their ability to continuously evolve their sound while staying true to their dynamic and unique style that has earned them a devout following of listeners. SLANDER and Bret just played “Slow Motion” to a packed crowd at EDC Las Vegas‘s kineticFIELD main stage. The duo will be making appearances for live sets later this summer, so make sure to catch them in a city near you!

SLANDER first made waves in the scene when they debuted their remix of Showtek‘s “We Like to Party” in 2014, coining their unique sound. However, SLANDER has proven they are capable of so much more than remixes. The duo made waves with their original productions and an evolved sound, as recently evidenced on “Welcome To The Fire” with Sullivan King, “I Can’t Escape” with SAYMYNAME featuring Feli Ferraro and “Happy Now“. Their ability to produce both bass-heavy headbangers and emotionally stirring melodies distinguishes them as talented, multifaceted producers, not to mention their charismatic stage presence. Together with NGHTMRESLANDERhas made their “Gud Vibrations” event concept into a bonafide lifestyle. In 2018 they sold out their Miami Music Week’s Gud Vibrations Boat Party in less than 3 minutes, and continue to branch out and grow their brand. This is only the beginning for SLANDER, so stay tuned to see what they have up their sleeve next.

Bret James, born and raised in LA, has years of experience as an artist as well as other areas of entertainment. He has been a working musician, actor and performer since 5 years old, but over the past few years, he has begun to shift his focus to solely music creating a cohesive sound with infectious energy when he performs with his live band, captivating crowds and invoking raw and relatable emotions. Notably, Bret is a part of “The13th Grade” collective, which includes stars NGHTMREJ-LouisSLANDERZacari, and more. Through his experience in this collective, he has been able to develop amazing relationships with striving talent who will support him.

Zeds Dead Brings Deadbeats Tour To Miami

Zeds Dead recently announced that they will be going on a North American Deadbeats tour, stringing along a special lineup of other DJs.

The Deadbeats tour will be making one special stop over Labor Day weekend in Miami. BLNK CNVS Presents, Miami’s very own prestige nightlife events company, will be bringing Eprom, Slander b2b with Kayzo, Space Jesus, Champagne Drip, and the Bass monsters themselves, Zeds Dead. So if you’re still looking for some fun Labor Day weekend plans, Deadbeats Miami is the way to go on Sept. 3.

 

 

The tour kicked off on June 30 in Calgary, Ab. and will continue to hit other cities such as Kansas City, Victoria, BC., Salt Lake City, London, Chicago, Seattle and more. A variety of artists will be a part of the tour including REZZ, NGHTMRE, Boregore, K?D, Ghastly, Mija, Anna Lunde, Sleep Bloop, Diskord, G Jones, GG Magree and many more.

 

 

End off the summer with one of the hottest parties to go down in Miami this Labor Day weekend, and get your tickets at www.blnkcnvs.com. 

 

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