Snails will be embarking on one of the largest tours in North America this year with his 52 date tour, which will feature his brand new stage The Shell 2.0. The stage is being called a “holographic bass music experience powered by groundbreaking production” and is done in part with Beama Visuals, the stage production wizards for Excision and other impressive clientele. The tour kicks off at the iconic Red Rock Amphitheater with his own festival Sluggtopia where “The Shell 2.0” is being unveiled to the world. The tour also features some incredible support with Kill The Noise, Liquid Stranger, Cookie Monsta, Svdden Death, Ubur and Hekler with some more tba. All dates are below.
Snails also just dropped the fourth release from his upcoming remix album of “The Shell: Remixes,” and it’s an epic spin on the original. Kill The Noise takes on remixing Snails and NGHTMRE’s track “Only Want U” featuring Akylla, cycling through a myriad of bass music’s dirtiest tricks: stabbing synths, mechanical percussion, hardstyle-esque basslines and a warped intermittent vocal sampling. Earlier this summer, Snails and Kill The Noise collaborated on “Shake the Ground” featuring Sullivan King and Jonah Kay, which was the first release on the king of Vomitstep’s new label Slugz Music. Since then, Snails has released the first three remixes from the album – including Funtcase’s “Forever” remix, Megalodon’s version of “Russian Roulette,” and Virtual Riot’s take on “WFSU” – on Slugz Music.
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!
09/02 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
09/07 – La Cygne, KS – Dancefestopia
09/08 – Gatineau, QC – Riverside Fest
09/15 – Thornville, OH – Lost Lands
10/05 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/11 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
10/13 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
10/15 – Reno, NV – Cargo: Whitney Peak Hotel
10/16 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
10/17 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
10/18 – Fresno, CA – Rainbow Ballroom
10/19 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/21 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
10/24 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/25 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/26 – Las Vegas, NV – World Market Center
10/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/30 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/31 – Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Town Center
11/01 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall
11/02 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA
11/03 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11/04 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
11/07 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
11/08 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/09 – Richmond, VA – The National
11/10 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Charlotte
11/12 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen Music Hall
11/14 – Tallahassee, TN – Bajas Beachclub
11/15 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11/20 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
11/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/23 – Montreal, QC – Telus
11/24 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/26 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
11/28 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/29 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/30 – Washington, DC – Echostage
12/01 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
12/08 – St Paul, MN – The Myth
12/14 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
12/15 – San Marcos, TX – The Marc
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Find Out About Protohype’s Unique Tribute To The Music Of Agnes Obel
Protohype shares something extremely good before the end of the year. I’m talking about his unique cover of Agnes Obel‘s 2013 hit, “Run Cried The Crawling”. With EDM touches and Dubstep wubs, this is the best rendition to the original. Surprisingly, Obel’s “Run Cried The Crawling” has achieved 7 million streams on Spotify to date. The American producer is proud to start off on the right foot as this is the first release of his newly-announced label, Underdog Records. Besides that, he is not afraid to deliver lots of bass on this cover as he prefers to remain true to his signature style. Obviously, all this is complemented by Charmae’s seductive vocals. Check this out!
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LISTEN NOW: Phocust Shares Bass-Heavy Two-Track EP, ‘Space Wonk’
Tyler Shiffer aka Phocust has dropped a new EP in collaboration with producers Dyatic and Nasty Purple. These creative minds approach these tunes with bass-heavy drops and loud Dubstep as you would like them to be. Both cuts “Space Wonk” and “Mind Reader” show their willingness to deliver overwhelming energy that surely pumps through your veins. I know it all depends on your mood, but in my case, this is the type of music that makes me wanna get up and move.
Sonically, it’s intense on different levels, the first track is purely instrumental, and the other one uses the power of vocals. Not for nothing, this EP is on high rotation on radio stations and clubs alike. Having performed at important festivals like HeavenFest, Global Dance Festival, and WinterFest, it is fair to say they are receiving a lot of support from the dance music community lately. Listen to the ‘Space Wonk’ EP below.
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LSDREAM & Shlump Give Dubstep Fans Their Best EP — ‘UNIVERSAL WUB’
‘UNIVERSAL WUB’ is a fresh release via WAKAAN that comes packaged with four amazing tracks. In addition to wubs, this EP produced by LSDREAM & Shlump also includes frenetic synths, wonky beats, bass, and sci-fi-influenced sounds. What’s more, Dubstep fans will get hooked immediately due to its trippy nature. The cover art looks kinda psychedelic, and it matches the futuristic concept behind this project. Clearly, it revolves around extraterrestrial stuff, and somehow it’ll launch you into a new sonic dimension. If I had to pick my favorite, I’d definitely go for “Starchild”. It begins pleasantly enough, and there’s a good contrast between the complex/dense soundscapes and Sarah Hudson’s sexy feminine vocals. Grab your free download here.
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RIOT Releases Dark, Stylistic Sci-Fi Thriller Concept Debut Album ‘Dogma Resistance’
Monstercat veterans RIOT introduce their most epic project to date, the storyline-based, immersive sonic journey known as ‘Dogma Resistance’. In the form of a ten-track studio album and accompanying visual comic book by company HERØ, RIOT brings to life the story of Raymond Colt and his descendants in a fusion of past and future. ‘Dogma Resistance’ begins in the year 1936, when Colt and his sidekick accidentally uncover a nefarious force of evil that the world has never seen before. Fast-forward to the year 2045 and this evil, known as Deinos, has been ruling the world for over a century. Follow along as Colt’s descendants rage a war to fight for all of the humankind against the alien enemy, an adventure that will test them to their very limits and brings them into contact with things of legend, such as the protector of the long-lost city of Atlantis.
Each of RIOT’s ten tracks evokes a different phase of the plotline, beginning with the adventurous and assaulting “Jungle Fury” and the drum & bass influenced “Disorder,” which signifies the rebirth of Deinos. RIOT explores a myriad of sound and genre inspirations on the album, from eastern exotic instrumentals in “Desert to Desert” to fury-filled bass in the climactic “Overkill.” A storyline of this complexity is truly an artistic achievement, something that RIOT has been hard at work on for quite some time. Read below to check out what the duo has to say about ‘Dogma Resistance’:
“‘Dogma Resistance’ is an album we have been working on for well over a year and a half now. The production from start to finish was one of the toughest challenges as producers that we have faced. Creating a seamless storyline in electronic music can sometimes be tough, we wanted to give the fans something more, something they would want to listen from start to finish on repeat over and over again. Allowing the fan to create their own vision and storyline for the music, becoming imaginative and creative, which as a musician, is one of the best feelings a fan can give you. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed this journey. It means a lot to us!” – RIOT
Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based duo Tom Davidson and Daniel Magid – better known as RIOT – have built their brand by fusing the extremes of progressive melodies and heavy basslines into a sound that leaves an unforgettable impression. RIOT’s music has found homes on labels such as Monstercat, Dim Mak, and Insomniac Records, including collaborations with heavyweights SLANDER, Kayzo, and Dirtyphonics. One of their most successful tracks is 2017’s “Wake Up” in collaboration with Kayzo, which has amassed over 23M streams on Spotify and is still currently one of the most-played dubstep tracks on the platform. Their collaboration with SLANDER “You Don’t Even Know Me,” which was featured on SLANDER’s EP “The Headbangers Ball,” has over 5M streams on Spotify and rose to the Top 10 on iTunes Dance Charts. RIOT’s massive remixes for Infected Mushroom, Knife Party, and Pegboard Nerds have placed them at the forefront of the modern bass scene. We predict that the sophisticated, dark sci-fi thriller debut studio album, that is ‘Dogma Resistance’, will make major waves, signaling the beginning of RIOT’s rise to stardom.
RIOT‘s upcoming dates:
11/08/19 – Calgary, Canada – Palace Theater
11/09/19 – Edmonton, Canada – Union Nightclub
11/10/19 – Victoria, BC – Distrikt
11/13/19 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck
11/14/19 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/15/19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft
11/16/19 – Fresno, CA – Trapfest
11/21/19 – Orlando, FL – Iron Cow
11/22/19 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/23/19 – New York, NY – Avant Gardner
11/27/19 – Los Angeles, CA – ExchangeLA
11/29/19 – Denver, CO – Church Nightclub
11/30/19 – Pontiac, MI – Elektricity
12/07/19 – Toronto, Canada – Forbidden City
12/11/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sky SLC
12/12/19 – Montreal, Canada – L’Astral
12/13/19 – Atlanta, GA – Ravine
01/23/20 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live
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GRAVEDGR Drops “6 FEET UNDER” –– First Single From His Debut Album
Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive GRAVEDGR, for he has mortally sinned. In his new single “6 FEET UNDER” the nefarious Producer shows his darkest side yet with the confession of a series of murders in the name of cleansing the world from evil. In the heavy-hitting and yet predominantly lyrical track, our vigilante anti-hero repents for the harm he has caused to “bad people” and asks forgiveness for his future transgressions, as he seems gripped by inner demons that render him unable to stop his path of destruction. “6 FEET UNDER” begins a story that will unfold throughout the rest of GRAVEDGR’s upcoming debut album, told from the perspective of someone with good intentions with evil repercussions. Justice is sometimes a twisted path, isn’t it?
Take one look at GRAVEDGR, and it’s easy to see where his name comes from – constantly donning black attire and his signature face mask, it’s no surprise that his day job is literally digging graves. All the time spent contemplating mortality must have inspired his musical sound, which can be summed up as simultaneously scary, melodic and hard. Having made his debut performances during insane shows at EDC Las Vegas and LA’s El Rey Theatre last summer, this mysterious character also seems to have a knack for creating catchy music that always works the crowd into a frenzy. “6 FEET UNDER” is GRAVEDGR’s 7th release on Heavyweight Records since his debut single “RAMPAGE,” which has amassed over 11M streams on Spotify alone, as well as follow-ups “JESSE JAMES,” BE WARY,” “KAMIKAZE” and more. GRAVEDGR has already inspired a cult following and is about to drop his highly anticipated first studio album, so stay tuned for more new tracks soon!
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