Prepare your eardrums for annihilation, because Snails has just released his first track on his new label Slugz Music, and it’s every bit as assaulting as you’d expect from the artist who coined the term “Vomitstep.” The Montreal-based producer teams up with good friend Kill the Noise on “Shake The Ground,” which lays the foundations for the aesthetic of Slugz Music with its rock n’roll and heavy metal influences. From the second that “Shake The Ground” begins, Snails and Kill the Noise subject their willing listeners to an intense experience filled with growling vocals, electric guitar riffs and bone-shaking bass that may just make you lose your breakfast. This level of gut-wrenching perfection doesn’t come overnight; Snails and Kill the Noise began the track more than a year ago, enlisting the help of metal influenced artists Sullivan King and Jonah Kay in its evolution. “We wanted to try something new and different on this one and bring our metal and rock n’ roll roots into the song,” Snails explains. “The energy of the crowds when we drop this song at festivals is what makes it all worth it. Really, really proud of this one!” Press play on “Shake the Ground” and just remember: you’ve been warned. For those fans making it to Hard Summer this year, look to hear “Shake The Ground” dropped at Snails and Kill the Noise’s special Kill the Snails set.
Frédérik Durand, better known as his DJ/producer alias Snails, is truly an artist whose music has no boundaries. After spending years crafting music featuring the most grimy sounds and unrelenting bass – including working with Skrillex and Diplo on their Grammy-winning album – his “Vomitstep” sound found a home on labels like OWSLA, Dim Mak and Monstercat – along with a cult following that truly embraces it. His singles “Into the Light” feat. Sarah Hudson, “WFSU” with Waka Flocka Flame, and “Only Want U” with NGHTMRE and Akylla set the stage for his game-changing debut album “The Shell,” which served as a testimony to exactly who Frédérik is as an artist. Now with the launch of Slugz Music, Snails has a home for his music and others’ that is as outrageous as they want it to be. “I want to release music that really inspires me and is just as weird as me,” he quips. Stay on the lookout for more upcoming, blackout-worthy releases from Snails and Slugz Music!
The music of Jake Stanczak, better known as American producer and DJ, Kill the Noise, was born out of an era where Ridley Scott imagined utopian futures on the silver screen, and artists like NIN and Aphex Twin rocked MTV. After channeling the influences of his youth through over a decades’ worth of forward¬driven electronic releases (“Roots” “Kill Kill Kill”, “Black Magic”, “Occult Classic”), and charismatic live shows (Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Lollapalooza, Hardfest), the name “Kill the Noise” has become synonymous with some of the leading acts in dance music – getting creative in the studio with the likes of Dillon Francis, deadmau5, AWOLNATION and Skrillex – and as 2018 unfolds, he’ll be unveiling even more material.
Snails’s upcoming dates:
06/28 – Mooloolaba, AU – The Helm
06/29 – Brisbane, AU – The MET
06/30 – Cairns, AU – Who Said, Fred Moule Pavillion
07/05 – Adelaide, AU – Fat Controller
07/06 – Northbridge, AU – Metro City
07/07 – Sydney, AU – The Metro Theatre
07/12 – Scranton, PA – Came Bisco
08/04 – Fontana, CA – Hard Summer
08/10 – Nelson, BC – Shambhala Music Festival
08/11 – Eugene, OR – Global Dub Festival
08/11 – 8/12 – Baltimore, MD – Moonrise Festival
08/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Das Energi
08/25 – Nürburgring, DE – New Horizons Festival
08/31 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival
09/06 – La Cygne, KS – Dancefestopia
09/02 – Boca Raton, FL – Deadbeats w/ Zeds Dead
09/14 – 9/17 – Thornville, OH – Lost Lands Music Festival
10/05 – Morrison, CO – Sluggtopia Red Rocks
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Carnage Drops New Tune “Holy Moly” Ft. Terror Bass, Including A Sinister Music Video
King heavyweight Carnage debuts his new tune “Holy Moly” ft. Terror Bass, and it’s perhaps his most sinister track to date. Accompanied by a darkly themed music video that brings his production to life, “Holy Moly” opens with cinematic, orchestral tones as the video depicts a young girl who stumbles upon a monastery after witnessing the horrific murder of her mother. She quickly finds out that these nuns aren’t as holy as they seem as they teach her some dark secrets to help revenge her mother’s murder. “Holy Moly” breaks down into jarring basslines and serrating synths as she undergoes a shocking transformation, combining elements of trap, dubstep and bass music for one of Carnage’s most heavy-hitting tracks to date. The new release is the third in a string of Carnage’s recent EDM releases, following “Blitzkrieg” and “Slot Machine.”
Carnage, who is based in Las Vegas, established himself as the reigning champion of Festival Trap and Hard Bass music with early hits, later becoming one of the first artists to transition electronic music into hip-hop, rap, and urban styles. Carnage founded his label, Heavyweight Records, in 2017 as a home for hard bass and hip-hop music. Since then, he has gathered a formidable crew of cronies on the imprint. After taking a break from music in 2018 to focus on his mental health, Carnage is back and more aggressive than ever returning to his EDM roots with “Blitzkrieg,” “Slot Machine” and now unveils the brand new “Holy Moly.”
Carnage’s 2019 Tour Dates:
08.16.19 – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – Alfa Future People
08.18.19 – Pacos De Ferreira, Portugal – Citania Summer Fest
08.22.19 – Nurburg, Germany – New Horizons Festival
08.23.19 – Munich, Germany – Neuraum
08.25.19 – Osaka, Japan – Music Circus
08.27.19 – Tokyo, Japan – Club Warp
09.01.19 – Houston, TX – CLE Nightclub
09.06.19 – Bangkok, Thailand – RARE: Bangkok
09.28.19 – Leon, Mexico – Holidance
10.04.19 – Atlanta, GA – Believe Music Hall
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What Happens When An Artist Named Gunadi Refreshes Dubstep?
Dubstep is getting a refresh today with ingenious artists like Gunadi. Nowadays, the genre includes a fusion of different tones, and the overall sound feels diverse. Well, a clear example is Gunadi’s new single “Why Does It Hurt?”. Indeed, you’ll soon realize it’s simultaneously melodic, chill and distorted. This track is proof he’s looking forward to the future.
Of course, Dubstep is not dead at all. On the contrary, new music festivals emerge as its rhythm evolves. Taking this into account, the American Producer based in Okinawa is ready to tear up the scene again reenergizing the wobbles we all enjoy. On top of that, he isn’t afraid of taking an easy-listening direction, that’s why he stands out from the rest. Remain alert over the next few months as he will finally unveil his first EP in which he experiments with Deep and Progressive House too.
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Sludge Releases His Second Bone-Chilling Track “Emergency” On Heavyweight Records
The newest bomb from Carnage’s Heavyweight Records comes from up-and-comer Sludge in the form of his single “Emergency”, and it’s one of the most intense tracks of the summer so far. From the moment the track opens with an ominous, dark beat and a bone-chilling voice demanding “Who shall be next?” It’s clear that Sludge is not for the faint of heart. He continues to deliver shocks to the system with serrating, mechanical synths, and blackout-inducing basslines complemented with sound effects that sound uncannily like human screams. “Emergency” was inspired by the bloody, dark times of Sludge’s parents living in Yugoslavia during its inner conflicts. “Emergency” follows Sludge’s recent release “Blacksmith” also on Heavyweight Records.
Iconic DJ and producer Carnage founded his label Heavyweight Records in 2017 as a home for hard bass and hip-hop music. Since then, the LA-based artist has gathered a formidable crew of cronies on the imprint, from the masked mastermind GRAVEDGR, Melbourne bounce frontrunner Will Sparks, trippy up-and-comer GOMMI, and now the sinister and dangerous Sludge. Sludge joins their prestigious ranks as a brand-new artist, with “Blacksmith” being his first release and “Emergency” his follow-up, and has set the stage to be one of the label’s premiere acts going forward.
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Oliverse Releases Five-Track Experimental Bass ‘Outerworld’ EP
At a time when Bass music is at its peak, it can be hard to find an original sound among the womps. Enter Oliverse, the young Producer who is forging his own experimental Bass sound with his newest EP, appropriately titled ‘Outerworld’. The five-track collection spans a variety of genre inspirations, from the electro, dubby and futuristic opener “My Vibe” to the ethereal vocals and melodic basslines of the sensual “Unspoken” ft. Elle. Oliverse employs the fusion of elements from Electro House, Future Bass, Dubstep and more to make his unique sound, which is sometimes brought to life with the synth-laden drops of “Parachute,” or the more cinematic and melodic outro track that gives the EP its name. No matter your taste on the bass spectrum, this EP has something for you. ‘Outerworld’ is out now on Disciple Records.
Ryan Oliphant – better known as Oliverse – was always destined for music. An emo kid at heart, the UK artist started playing guitar at a very young age, which eventually led to the exploration of producing music. In his earlier career, Ryan used multiple different aliases to create Dubstep primarily, but Oliverse was born in 2015 when he decided to shift his focus to a more experimental Bass sound. The talented youth quickly found his feet in the Bass scene and released his debut EP ‘Mountains’, which he quickly followed with his single “Hold It Down” alongside the highly anticipated remix from recurring collaborator, Tisoki, which earned a staple track status in Skrillex’s sets throughout the year. He’s also lent his high-energy, dynamic sound to remixes for Modestep, Emalkay, Dodge & Fuski. Since then, he’s earned the support of legendary artists including Excision, Getter, Borgore, and Diskord. As the ‘Outerworld’ EP demonstrates, Oliverse is just getting started, and he’s only going up from here. Keep an eye out for more from Oliverse coming soon!
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Riot Ten Drops Dubstep & Hip-Hop Influenced ‘Hype Or Die: Sun City’ EP
They say everything is bigger in Texas, Lonestar state native Riot Ten proves this true for music as well with his new ‘Hype Or Die: Sun City’ EP. Out now on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, the six-track EP hits hard out of the gate with the stabbing, robotic bass of “Los Pinches” and never stops, carrying through on tracks like the absolutely relentless, heavy-metal influenced “Ain’t Scared” with Pierce featuring Hashu and the hip-hop tinged “ShutYaMouth” with Foreign Suspects featuring Atarii. The EP’s closing track “Sun City” provides some respite from Riot Ten’s massive assault to the senses, serving as a well-needed breather after an adrenaline-inducing sonic experience. Riot Ten teamed up with 9 producers and singers/songwriters for “Hype Or Die: Sun City,” making for an all-star lineup of bass, hip-hop and dubstep names. To tie it all together, he’s preparing for the premiere event of his own “Hype Or Die” festival in his hometown of El Paso, Texas on May 31st. Get ready for a day of pulverizing basslines courtesy of Riot Ten himself with support by Bonnie x Clyde, PhaseOne, G-Rex, Moonboy and more. Get your tickets here while you still can!
Riot Ten is best known for his breakout single “Rail Breaker,” which held down a place on the Beatport Dubstep Top Ten chart for almost half a year and continues to be one of the most played out records in dance music over 2 years later. Even across genres, fans of The Chainsmokers will recognize Riot Ten’s “F*ck It” as the track they opened every show with on their massive “Memories Do Not Open” tour. After those early successes, the American producer dropped his debut EP with Dim Mak called “Hype Or Die: The Dead” in February 2018, recording a Top 10 debut on the iTunes Dance Album charts. Riot Ten followed up with a second EP “Hype Or Die: Genesis” to coincide with his 40+ city “Hype Or Die 2018 Tour,” selling out shows across the US in nearly every major market. Although he’s a gamer geek at heart, Riot Ten also knows how to throw a party, having performed live sets at popular festivals including Coachella, EDC, Electric Zoo, Nocturnal Wonderland, Lost Lands, and more. Keep an eye out for more new music and exciting appearances from Riot Ten coming later this year!
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