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