It’s been a while since the world has heard from Sludge, the sinister producer who first made his appearance on Carnage’s Heavyweight Records last year with “Blacksmith.” He’s been hard at work on a new project that reflects a darker persona than ever – ‘The Serbian Monster’ EP. The release features four brand new tracks of his signature raw and industrial sound, all of which thematically tell the story of his cultural heritage. From listening to the stabbing basslines and ear-splitting synths of “The Feast” to the “Prepare to Die” vocal riffs of the EP’s title track “The Serbian Monster.” With the relentless mechanical reverberations of “Kill Them,” Sludge transports the listeners right into his family’s escape from Yugoslavia during the Yugoslav Wars to the US. “End Game” depicts a dark but victorious closing to the saga, which exemplifies Sludge’s more mature but equally heavy sound on the new EP. As seen on the video for “Blacksmith,” Sludge’s upbringing continues to be an inspiration for his music.
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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 Las Vegas-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 the sinister and dangerous Sludge. Sludge joined their prestigious ranks as a debutant with “Blacksmith” in 2019 being his first release (now having amassed 3M streams on Spotify) and “Emergency” and “Crush ‘Em” as his follow-ups, which set the stage for him to become one of the label’s premier acts going forward. ‘The Serbian Monster’ is a promising sophomore EP, sending the message that Sludge is far from over being bitter about his country’s demise during the Cold War. Follow Carnage, Heavyweight Records, Sludge, and the rest of the gang for more sinister sounds.
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Borgore & Tima Dee Come Together For “Way Up” Via Buygore Records
Globally recognized Dubstep DJ & producer Borgore and musician Tima Dee teamed up for the second time to release “Way Up” via Buygore Records.
The Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based Borgore released “Sad B*tch” with Tima Dee in December, followed by a remix pack featuring Aweminus, Tisoki, and more. While Borgore released a number of singles and EPs throughout the course of the pandemic, he is psyched to unveil his latest project with his fanbase far and wide.
In addition to the new single being available on all streaming platforms, the release is accompanied by a music video shot in Tel Aviv.
Dee’s unforgettable lyrics – “Go ahead, go ahead, try to flex on me, you won’t mess, you won’t mess with my energy” – transition into a classic Dubstep filth drop reminiscent of some of Borgore’s earlier sounds, putting him back onto the electronic radar.
Having been in the studio with Dubstep gurus SVDDEN DEATH and Yakz, Pop icons like Miley Cyrus and Bella Thorne, and Hip-Hop superstars G-Eazy, Waka Flocka Flame, and more, Borgore has long attempted to position himself as a creatively fluid artist – existing both outside of the box and in a multitude of industry spheres.
With that being said, Borgore has never catered to a specific genre or fan base – and this upcoming album will be no exception to that rule. He first exploded into the mainstream in 2012 with his breakout single “Decisions,” featuring Miley Cyrus. In July 2014, Borgore released his debut artist album, ‘#NEWGOREORDER,’ debuting at #1 on the iTunes US Dance Charts and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top Dance & Electronic Albums chart. His discography also comprises the Hip-Hop-heavy The Firest EP with Gucci Mane and THIRTY RACK – and Adventures In Time, an instrumental Jazz EP.
Following the release of “Way Up,” at the end of this month, Borgore has a few additional projects up his sleeve that have yet to be announced.
One of the earliest pioneers in the global Dubstep scene, Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Borgore has commanded the dance music world for the past decade via his “Gorestep” sound – today counting upwards of 352 million streams across his discography. Founded in 2010, Borgore’s Buygore Records has released music from electronic heavyweights like Dotcom, Ookay, and Carnage and has helped internationalize whole genres. In May 2017, Buygore launched Fresh Blood, a sub-label that discovers and develops rising artists who are pushing the boundaries of dance music. Recognized as the Best Dubstep DJ by LA Weekly, Borgore has performed at every global music festival – including Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival, in addition to headlining multiple international solo shows and worldwide tours.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tima Dee fell in love with the dance music scene and could be found at shows and festivals across the region. Recognized for her voice after just a few acoustic showcases, her first released song featured on a dance record quickly gained hundreds of thousands of streams. Labels and publishers took notice – and a few months later, she had signed her first deal and moved to Los Angeles. Tima found success lending her voice to a wide variety of dance genres as her name began to grow within the scene. She soon found herself collaborating and releasing songs with dance music heavyweights such as Tritonal, Dion Timmer, and Borgore. She has amassed well over 50 million streams of her work over the past few years. You can find her voice in the soundtrack for the blockbuster film “Uncharted,” the Oscar-nominated “Audible” and clubs across the globe.
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Gammer Drops ‘Better Together’ EP Representing His Evolution
British legend Gammer got together with some of his closest artist friends to release his new EP ‘Better Together,’ which features 9 tracks on which he collaborated with artists such as Hudson Mohawke, Fatman Scoop, Riot Ten, Linney, MYLK, Technikore, Stonebank, and more. The 3 new works include the EP’s opening ominous and hard-hitting “Tech,” in collaboration with Stonebank, as well as the upbeat and bass-heavy “Falling Down” with Technikore and MYLK, and “Underneath,” featuring Linney, a cinematic vocal hardstyle gem. The new tracks complement some of Gammer’s earlier hits, like “Quit” with Hudson Mohawke, “NGMF” with Riot Ten, or “Stampede” with Fatman Scoop, proving that his growth and evolution are constant and that he’s never going out of style. Read on for Gammer’s take on his new project:
“I have always felt like I produced my best music when I work with other talented musicians. Having someone else in the room inspires me. Their skill pushes me to be more inventive and to try new things. It’s how I’ve most evolved since the day I first started creating in tiny studios around England. I had recently felt that I’d hit a bit of a creative wall and wanted to evolve again, and had this realization. So I got in touch with a lot of my closest friends and fellow producers. This EP is the product of that. I am very proud of it and what we have all created together. I believe it represents growth and evolution in the Gammer project in some tracks, as well as occasionally getting me back in touch with the sounds that originally made me smile and want to make music. I hope that anyone who hears “Better Together” will feel some of the excitement that I felt while making it. Additionally, if I am being fully honest, I also love being a tad lazy, and it’s always easier only having to produce half a track” — Gammer
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. Revered for his musical versatility and high-energy DJ sets, Gammer is a staple at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, including Tomorrowland, EDC, Ultra Music Festival, and many more. Gammer’s addictive sound has brought him to the furthest corners of the world. As a storied producer, celebrated DJ, and powerful trendsetter, there’s no one quite like Gammer.
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RIOT Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary With New EP Via Bassrush Records
A memorable moment in time, RIOT are owning the 10-year anniversary of the group’s inception. Taking the time to reflect on it all, the Israeli-born duo are ushering in the next chapter in their careers with the release of their ‘IN CASE OF FIRE’ EP. The 3-track project is out now via Bassrush Records.
Celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the duo’s birth, Tom Davidson and Daniel Magid are taking their brand to newer heights as they look to cement themselves as one of the most dynamic and electrifying acts in dance music. From the streets of Israel to Ultra Music Festival, RIOT’s ascension has been nothing short of eventful. Battle-tested and resilient as can be, the bass music duo is letting their music speak for itself.
Featuring a mirage of skull-shattering bass, RIOT push speakers to their limits on the “IN CASE OF FIRE” EP. Infused with undeniable energy, each track on the 3-track project explodes with pulsating soundscapes. As layers of animated synths whir and basslines pound, RIOT invites all to join them as they celebrate the past 10 years and look forward to reigning supreme across the dance music empire.
“During Covid, we hit a point where we felt exhausted creatively. We felt that something needed to change. We went on a quest to explore new avenues and sounds. We owed it to ourselves and to our fans. Something about the hybrid of Hip-Hop and Dubstep just felt right. That’s how this EP was born. It’s groovy and super fun for us both to produce and listen to. It’s different from anything we put out before and we’re excited to see how the fans will react to it!” — RIOT
RIOT has released multiple chart-topping originals on Monstercat, Dim Mak, and Insomniac records which includes collaborations with Kayzo, Slander, and DirtyPhonics. Along with trend-setting originals, RIOT has massive remixes for heavy hitters Infected Mushroom, Knife Party, and Pegboard Nerds. Israeli-born and raised DJ duo RIOT, Tom Davidson and Daniel Magid, recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA to bring their mix of progressive melodies and heavy bass lines to the music capital of the world. Their style mixes two extremes of electronic music which energizes their fanbase to make an immediate impression and memory that can last a lifetime.