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Kill Paris - To A New World EP

Kill Paris – To A New World EP

Having just finished a nationwide tour with Big Gigantic, the Los Angeles producer Kill Paris, né Corey Baker, is continuing his year with much promise today, as he’s released his newest EP via Skrillex’s OWSLA. The masterpiece, To A New World has several KP originals, along with an extremely eclectic set of remixes to those originals....
Kill Paris - Slap Me (Griz Remix)

Kill Paris – Slap Me (Griz Remix)

Kill Paris and Griz are two producers who need no introduction. This latest remix from Griz has him reworking “Slap Me” by Kill Paris, and it’s as good as anyone would expect. The both of them bring a unique sound to the scene, and when brought together, it creates a hard hitting electronic track that is sure...
311 - Amber (Psymbionic Remix)

311 – Amber (Psymbionic Remix)

Psymbionic brings back the classics with his latest remix of 311‘s “Amber.” It feels like yesterday we had the original blasting out the car windows on a hot summer day, but now its been revamped and re-formed into an equally awesome track yet again. In case you haven’t heard of Psymbionic, aka John Burcham, he has shared stages...
Gramatik - Bluestep (2012 Recap Video)

Gramatik – Bluestep (2012 Recap Video)

Fresh off the news that  he’s severed ties with Pretty Lights Music, Gramatik releases a back-to-basics, funky electronic bombshell. “Bluestep” is the first release off his upcoming EP The Age of Reason, and is an exciting return to Gramatik’s original style. The video is a well-made, chronicling the absurd extent to which Gramatik toured this past year....
Kill The Noise - BLVCK MVGIC (Kill the Noise Pt. 2) (Video)

Kill The Noise – BLVCK MVGIC (Kill the Noise Pt. 2) (Video)

Combining claymation and dubstep, Kill The Noise unleashed a bloody awesome video. The release of “BLVCK MVGIC (Kill the Noise Pt. 2)” may make you queasy, but just press play… This short film wrenches you on a gory journey that follows a witch hunt, angry villagers and plenty of brains and guts. Your mind will be reeling....
Conspirator - Unleashed EP

Conspirator – Unleashed EP

Conspirator, a four piece band consisting of Marc Brownstein and Aaron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, guitarist Chris Michetti, and KJ Sawka the tour drummer for Pendulum, has finally released their new EP, and its huge! Conspirator seamlessly fuses electronic music with live instruments to create the sounds of the future. With their hard hitting electronic dubstep...
Infected Mushroom - Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Infected Mushroom – Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1

Israeli power group, Infected Mushroom, released Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1, a four track EP released through Dim Mak Records. The duo team have no problem experimenting with genres and always evolving their sound. From psytrance to dubstep, the artists are able to captivate their fans, creating a psychedelic listening experience. With heavy bass lines,...
Knife Party - Power Glove (Preview)

Knife Party – Power Glove (Preview)

If you’re looking to rage, Knife Party never disappoints. The Australian duo played a surprise set on TurtableFM in the #AnonFM room during which they dropped some of their unreleased tracks including “Power Glove.” This infectious, high energy track will have you begging for more. Knife Party uses their traditional repetition style to create an electronic...
Flux Pavilion - I Feel It

Flux Pavilion – I Feel It

Few electronic acts need less of an introduction than Flux Pavilion. Since 2008, Flux has been bringing a melodic touch to the dubstep genre. His newest release “I Feel It” is no different. The track maintains a driving beat and bass samples, while Flux’s signature melody pervades the entire time. Its hard to be surprised by a...
Datsik - Cold Blooded EP (Part 1)

Datsik – Cold Blooded EP (Part 1)

Datsik, otherwise known as Troy Beetles, a dub DJ and music producer from British Columbia, Canada is back with his famed dark sinister beats to test the strength of everyone’s sound system. The entirety of Cold Blooded EP (Part 1) reflects heavy snarls and cool punchy wobbles. Each song was tested by fans in the audience...
Rez - Underworld (Bassnectar Remix)

Rez – Underworld (Bassnectar Remix)

The king of dubstep does it again. Bassnectar has created another work of art with his remix of “Underworld,” originally by Rez. The song starts off slow and soothing, and progresses towards a beautiful explosion of sounds all layered together perfectly. With this song Bassnectar takes you on a journey of different feelings that all want to...
Savoy - AfterShock ft. Big Gigantic

Savoy – AfterShock ft. Big Gigantic

The hard hitting electronic masters Savoy are starting the new year with a bang! They have collaborated with electronic rock juggernauts Big Gigantic to create the massive song “AfterShock,” which will surely blow your hair back. “Aftershock” is one of the tracks off of Savoy’s latest EP, Personal Legends. With deep bass, heavy synths, and sax this is...