Following the release of his highly anticipated single, “Mawlee,” Riot Ten and the Dim Mak crew continue to demolish the dance space with an intoxicating remix compilation. Combining his talents with producers Dr. Fresch, Godlands, Stylust, Chassi, Typhon, Jiqui & Dr. Ushuu, Riot Ten surprises his listeners with a honed multi-genre take on the heavy dubstep anthem. Out now and intertwined with the likes of former G-Unit rapper Young Buck as well as hip hop/EDM artist DJ Afterthought, listeners are able to experience the show-stopping track in a new light.
From wonky basslines to transic house groove and tearout dubstep, Riot Ten displays his expansive sonic artillery and promotes a new and rising class of artists. Remixes from Chassi & Jiqui satisfy the riddim ear with thrilling bounce while Godlands & Dr. Fresch introduce the house scene to the “Mawlee” universe. Notably, Stylust’s remix continues the single’s original theme of left-field bass and provides its audience with some tripped out ear candy. Meanwhile, remixes from Typhon & Dr. Ushuu round out the thrilling tracklist with a slew of slaughterous wubs, certain to beckon to headbangers near and far.
The diverse remix compilation contributes to Riot Ten’s groundbreaking year while providing an opportunity for emerging talent to join the artist and his team in the spotlight. Riot Ten does a remarkable job of balancing this collection with selections from key genres within the dance niche, consequently allowing none of these remixes to fall on death ears. An amalgamation of various sounds and styles, the “Mawlee” remix package continues the fanfare of Riot Ten’s original with a little something for everyone.
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Don Peyote Unveils Dubstep/Hardwave Hybrid “Kizuki”
A true master of sound, Don Peyote and his mind-melting catalog relentlessly break the chains of genre constraints time and time again. In 2021, his self-titled album descended from the cosmos with 13 Bass-infused heaters, ranging from Freeform to punchy Dubstep. Now, the New Orleans native returns with his second release for 2022, “Kizuki.”
Holstering a palpable swagger from the jump, “Kizuki” opens with a slew of distorted synths and warbles before descending into a frenzy of raucous beatwork. Too large to fit inside a singular box, “Kizuki” deftly fuses elements of Dubstep, Bass, and Hardwave. From start to finish, Don Peyote commands control with bestial growls, high-octane syncopation, and a pummeling bassline fit for any and every corner of Bass music’s empire.
“Kizuki was originally three, crazy Dubstep projects built with influence from different styles, i.e., Trap, Wave, Drum n’ Bass, all of that. I wanted to push the envelope further and really hone in on something special in this production, and you can feel that in the sounds!” — Don Peyote
A jack-of-all-trades, Don Peyote captivates with a sound unlike any other. Energetic, soulful, and brimming with bass, his infectious tunage has rightfully landed on respected imprints such as Electric Hawk and Headbang Society. Having performed at Buku Music Festival 2022 and more recently opening for Deadcrow at Republic NOLA, Don is now gearing up for a stream of fall shows including New Orleans’ Midnight Revival and Fête Du VOID Festival on September 30th & October 1st. With a hard-hitting, polished sound in tow, Don Peyote is catapulting toward the upper echelons of Bass music with every riveting release.
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Gammer & Pixel Terror Return With 1st Single Of 2022, “Step Back”
Dubstep heavyweights Gammer and Pixel Terror join forces for “Step Back,” both artists’ first release of 2022, out on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. True to their signature styles, “Step Back” is one of massive proportions and certainly not for the faint of heart. Opening with a glitchy, big room trap style, Gammer and Pixel Terror up the ante with a breakdown of stabbing synths and a sinister dubstep drop. The additional elements of hardstyle and psytrance clearly set the track apart from the rest, making this a strong return to the circuit for both artists. Read on for what Gammer and Pixel Trap had to say about their new release:
“‘Step Back’ is my first new original track in a while. It’s a song I’m really proud of and feel like expresses the energy we both try to create. Anyways, we spent ages on a cool dubstep drop, but everyone plays the half-baked psytrance drop instead. So 10/10. Fully recommend!” — Gammer
“Took a lot of time back and forth with Gammer to create a festival banger that will suit the needs of nearly any electronic aficionado. From the huge chanty chords to the glitchy dubstep to the double-time hard-psy, we are really thrilled that this displays so much of both of our styles in such a dangerously cohesive way. We hope this will be a summer anthem, and from the support it has already received, we believe it might!” — Pixel Terror
English producer Gammer has become known in the dance circuit for his UK hardcore sound as well as trap and hardstyle, which attracted a new and younger generation of listeners to the heavy-hitting genres. He had become a household name on Monstercat by 2017, known for his timeless party anthems such as “The Drop” or “Party Don’t Stop” and collabs, such as “Quit” with Hudson Mohawke, “Incoming” with Steve Aoki or “Digressions” with Mija. On the other hand, Pixel Terror has made a name for himself with his own dubstep style, with notable releases such as “Contra,” “Enigma,” “Amnesia,” and more. Both artists have performed at some of the world’s best festivals, including Gammer’s recent performance at Tomorrowland and Pixel Terror’s at Bootshaus – one of the top club venues in the world. Keep an eye out for more coming from these bass maestros.
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You May Have Heard This Lil Jon Remix By Spag Heddy… It’s Finally Here!
After his “Gettin That” bootleg secured #1 on Dubstep’s Top 50 tracks for a week-long stretch in May, Spag Heddy returns with his highly-anticipated bootleg of Lil Jon’s high-octane cut, “Fuccboi.” As the Dubstep don spices up the summer with his headline Saucy Summer 2022 international tour, Spag Heddy continues to showcase his heavy-hitting caliber with this pure Bass mayhem.
Building off Styles & Complete and Bailo’s original production, Spag Heddy graces the track with decimating basses, war-ready vocals, and abrasive snares. A quintessential neck breaker from start to finish, this bootleg has already seen incredible support with notable bass curators Excision, NGHTMRE, SLANDER, and several others rinsing the remix in their sets.
“Lil Jon always brings that energy that makes you so rowdy and wanna party super hard, so naturally I felt like going full nutty in this bootleg, and succeeded. The bootleg came together really quick – Lil Jon’s vocals and the original basses just asked for some simple but huge dubstep anthem. When Bailo sent over the stems for this one it felt like being a kid and your friend giving you his best shiniest toys that you’ve been enviously staring at, to play with for as long as you want. I have definitely wrecked some toys though, I’m afraid.
The original goes so damn hard, that it definitely felt like a challenge to equal that same energy but in my own style. Needless to say I brought in some of my wackiest and most obnoxious basses, put them in a bunch of easy and wonky patterns, and voila there was a terrible wall of noise that people like to mosh to. This bootleg is kind of really dumb as in how simple and textbook 2020 dubstep it is, but at the same time it’s totally fine because it has super distinctive Spag basses and sound design, so kind of the same recipe as the original in a way.” — Spag Heddy
Spag Heddy’s “Fuccboi” bootleg also highlights the recent dialogue surrounding bootleg culture within the electronic scene. While some have negative connotations with bootlegging, many artists have acknowledged that bootlegs further cultivate the scene and creative artistry as a whole. Now more than ever, Spag Heddy is building his already impressive discography with incendiary singles, remixes, and much more to come.