As summer heats up and the festival season officially takes off, the music scene awaits those few breakout hits that will become the anthems of the season. For fans of the darker, grimier side of Trap music, look no further than newcomer BLVD.‘s debut track “Crowd Control”. The mysterious artist delivers contrasting elements with dark, driving basslines and larger-than-life melodies, creating an electric atmosphere that he rules over with ironclad control. BLVD.’s fan-first attitude toward music production is truly present in his music with tracks like “Crowd Control,” which will be a guaranteed dancefloor smash no matter where in the world it’s played. Armed with his signature safety green clothing and a sound that fuses the grittiness and grandiosity of Hollywood Boulevard, BLVD. is setting out to create not just music, but to inspire a movement.
Boulevards are made of much more than stone, sand, gravel, and asphalt. At their essence, they are a culmination of a million journeys – so many individual steps, tires, waste, and grime – and yet they are enduring, through rain and snow and heat, and majestic in their ability to withstand all that humans and nature may throw at them. BLVD.’s music represents the beauty in grit through his heavy-hitting yet welcoming sound. Although not much is known about BLVD. to date, he’s already received support from influential artists such as Diplo & Friends, Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, 4B, Nitti Gritti, and Ekali. We can bet that “Crowd Control” is only the beginning of something much bigger. Stay tuned for more music and news from BLVD. coming soon!
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NAZAAR Releases Hard-Hitting, Yet Emotive 6-Track ‘VISNS’ EP
Following his recent single release “WAR CRY” with Virus Syndicate, and earlier “Shadows” with Louiejayxx, the American-Pakistani artist NAZAAR releases his full EP ‘VISNS,‘ a 6-track package that is a true sonic journey through the realms of Bass music. From the ominous and eerie “WITH U” to the vocal-forward, emotive “LIES” featuring Hera Lynn, ‘VISNS’ is a representation of NAZAAR’s creative genius as he produces music that appeals to the heart and on the dance floor. The EP’s outro “LOVE BURNS” leaves the listener with a catharsis that’s especially rare for the type of heavy-hitting and yet cinematic music that NAZAAR has created. ‘VISNS’ gives NAZAAR a strong start to the year, leaving us wondering what else he has in store for the rest of 2022.
“The ‘VISNS’ EP is more than just another project; it stands for a cause that’s greater than me. VISNS is a body of work that’s supposed to help listeners dig deeper into their thoughts and make sense of the visions they have for themselves. In a dark time, I found my peace in writing music, stories with an audible addition to them. Each song on this EP is a story within itself, a story about the inner fight to find peace, the struggle with anger and fear, and the relief of finally letting go. VISNS is a story about me finally finding myself and having absolute clarity about my future. 6 songs, 6 stories, 6 different feelings; that is what VISNS is. I hope everyone who gives it a listen is able to feel what I felt when writing these songs and finds out just a little bit more about their own VISNS.” — NAZAAR
Raised between Pakistan and America, Farhan Zahir – better known as NAZAAR – has made his signature sound a combination of his roots and his western upbringing, the hidden riches of the Middle East, with the prominent sounds of electronic dance music. He has previously worked with Carnage on “Blitzkrieg” and had a stream of solo independent singles, such as “Jinn” or “Guru.” His past releases have found homes on Never Say Die, Space Yacht, Bassrush, and Columbia Records, where NAZAAR has put out his remix of The Chainsmokers’ “Sick Boy.” In 2018, he released a single titled “A Dance With Death,” which enjoyed unprecedented DJ support from the likes of Excision, RL Grime, Zomboy, and many more. The success of this single forged the path to NAZAAR’s debut 5-track EP titled ‘The Legacy’ on Never Say Die in early 2019. Keep an eye out for more new music coming soon!
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XAVAGE Returns To Circus Records With Groundbreaking EP!
Tearing up the dance floor with colossal trap-infused heaters, XAVAGE’s genre-benders have previously touched down on renowned imprints such as Elysian Records and Quality Goods. Now, XAVAGE rightfully returns to Circus Records for his new EP, ‘Stay Xavage 2.’ A standout collection of heavy-hitters and raucous Trap tunes, ‘Stay Xavage 2’ solidifies XAVAGE as one of the most prolific talents rising within the contemporary trap scene.
Following the 2020 release of his debut ‘Stay Xavage’ EP on Circus, ‘Stay Xavage 2’ displays the evolution of XAVAGE’s sound with polished expertise. After giving listeners a taste of the magic with “Hot” earlier this year, XAVAGE continues to carry the energy with three more tunes packing sweltering 808s, hypnotic tempo changes, and oscillating beatwork. Lead single “Get Down” sees XAVAGE’s undeniable swagger in full effect as he delivers an onslaught of Trap-infused wobbles, while the remaining tracks holster a scintillating freeform edge irresistible to bassheads everywhere. In its entirety, ‘Stay Xavage 2’ stands out not only as some of XAVAGE’s best work yet, but as a force to be reckoned within dance music.
“I released my first EP with Circus Records in 2020 and we have kept a close relationship ever since. As we approached 2022 it only made sense to release my sophomore EP with them. I’m honored to have Circus Records give me a platform to showcase my bouncy trap music even though historically the label is known for bass music. They truly believe in me.” — XAVAGE
A jack of all trades, XAVAGE doubles as a dancer and electronic music tastemaker. With a mission to bring back the “dance” part of dance music, this aspiring artist brings listeners together with his bouncy Trap flair and immaculate production.
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ALRT Is Taking The Dance Music Community By Storm With “POPPIN”
In “POPPIN’,” ALRT serves up a homogeneous mixture of jersey-club bounce and Trap-inspired synth work to deliver the perfect example of a hybrid heater.
Off the bat with intoxicating white noise and quick House beats, ALRT flips the switch on the second drop, surprising fans with a slew of scattered synths for the ultimate surprise. From its distorted percussion, surprise half-time drop, and fluid vocal chops, this modernized masterpiece is sure to leave listeners wanting more.
Known as Irad Brant to friends and family, ALRT has quickly established himself as a certified tastemaker with his atypical muse since beginning his career in 2018. Over the years, he’s rightfully gained momentum and support across the electronic music scene with his keen production skills and revolutionary artistry, landing him a spot on last year’s EDM artists to watch out for.
Incessantly thinking outside of the box, and experimenting with elements of various genres to produce his token sound, ALRT exceeds modern-day music expectations. Utilizing influences of Trap, old-school, House, Dubstep, and Hardstyle, ALRT continues to push the limits of music production, inspiring electronic music lovers and producers everywhere.