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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The Story Behind Nitepunk’s Debut Album ‘HUMAN’
A true story of grit and determination manifests itself with the release of Nitepunk’s highly-anticipated debut album ‘HUMAN,‘ out now via HARD Records.
Nitepunk’s journey began in his homeland of Georgia, where he spent his days surrounded by mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. Dancing and raving from a young age, Nitepunk was fueled by his love and adoration for music. He was able to harness this love and build a community for ravers in his country. Though his successes in Georgia were palpable, Nitepunk knew there was something bigger in store for himself and his future in music. The artist packed his bags and headed to New York on a tourist visa, where he struggled to earn enough to keep a roof over his head.
Though he faced many trials and tribulations throughout his time in New York, Nitepunk spent every ounce of energy he had left to focus on his undying passion for creating music. Heavily influenced by the underground scene that surrounded him, Nitepunk quickly gained support from notable industry leaders who believed in his craft including Noisia, Joyryde, Foreign Beggars, Moody Good, and more.
“Moving to America was monumental for my personal and artistic growth. I had hit a massive reset button on my entire life and all of a sudden I was in New York on my own. This album reflects every moment of my time here. I wanted every track to be a record I could be proud of, where I would have the freedom to push my own musicality. When I approach a song I’m always trying to capture where I currently am in my life so when it was time to put the album together I realized that all the ideas I had written over the past six years were representing significant episodes in my life.
During the creation of this album, there were many radical changes that affected my workflow and environment. At the very end, it seemed like everything was falling into place, and the project became exactly what it was meant to be. I am excited to share this with the world and step into the next journey of new experiences and inspirations. I called this album HUMAN because it’s very complex musically and emotionally, as we all are. I wanted to capture raw emotions and experiences through music because that’s the one thing in this life that I know best.” — Nitepunk
Nitepunk’s eclectic and high-energy break-beat-inspired songs surely set him apart from the rest. Creating a style that is rooted in originality and distinctive synthesis, the artist designs an environment for fans to get lost in a labyrinth of sound.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Nitepunk’s determination to shine only blossomed into something bigger. With the release of ‘HUMAN,’ Nitepunk showcases his unorthodox, yet captivating delivery of music. The artist emphasizes that he perceives music visually, being able to see what he wants to create before bringing his art to fruition. As he employs his gifts in the audiovisual realm, Nitepunk invites listeners to take a journey with him, not only from the beginning to end of the album but through his impressive feat to get to the top despite all odds.
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DVBBS & Wiz Khalifa Collab On Viral Single “SH SH SH (Hit That)”
Canadian brothers DVBBS keep showcasing their creative prowess by breaking genre barriers with their new single with Wiz Khalifa – “SH SH SH (Hit That),” a record sitting on the intersection of Bass and Hip-Hop music, infused with a sample coming from a startup rapper, urfavxboyfriend, that DVBBS accidentally stumbled upon on his TikTok account on one of the uploads. They loved the line from the get-go and knew they had to make it into a full-length track. Wiz wasted no time jumping on board, and the rest is history – a unique sound that sees DVBBS experimenting and Wiz’s signature flow with the catchy “SH SH SH” vocal overlay. This unusual release is part of the growing trend of TikTok mashups that have become popular with the platform and Instagram’s videos, giving previously unknown artists yet another way to break through to the masses. Viral dancer and social media personality Casey Frey recently uploaded his video take on “SH SH SH (Hit That)” with DVBBS & Wiz Khalifa’s track to Instagram, which has amassed over 280K likes and surpassed 6M views within only 3 days from its upload.
Only a few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with hits like “Tsunami” and “Not Going Home” and never let it go. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012 and have racked up an impressive display of collaborations with renowned names from diverse musical backgrounds, such as blackbear, 24kGoldn, Jasmine Thompson, Belly, NERVO, Juicy J, Galantis, Cody Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Icona Pop, GASHI, and more. DVBBS continue to prove there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. Their hits, such as “La La Land,” “Gold Skies,” and the breakthrough “Angel” are staples in every dance music fan’s library. Prior to the global pandemic, DVBBS performed a staggering 250 dates per year at some of the world’s hottest music festivals and top-tier clubs, including Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Hakkasan Las Vegas or Ibiza’s Amnesia, and Ushuaia. Throughout their career, DVBBS has proved they are relentlessly dedicated to expanding their global footprint and bringing cutting-edge new music to their listeners.
A perfect balance of pop hooks, effortless charm, and stoner rap swagger, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was one of the highest-rising stars of a certain sect of mainstream hip-hop in the 2010s. With a series of hits built around slick rhymes and slicker production, Khalifa moved from mixtapes to stadium anthems and even major motion-picture soundtrack collaborations with pop star Charlie Puth. In 2018, Wiz released the single “Hopeless Romantic” with Swae Lee b/w “Real Rich” with Gucci Mane. Both tracks appeared on his sequel, “Rolling Papers 2,” which arrived that summer. Khalifa returned in February 2019 with the Trippie Red and Preme collaboration “Alright,” and revisited his collaborative friendship with Curren$y for the nostalgic mixtape 2009 and the cloudy, old-school-tinged “Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young.” These more off-handed and casual mixtape releases were followed in 2020 by the brief but manicured production of the seven-song EP “The Saga of Wiz Khalifa.” In addition to strongly stylized pop production, the EP included high-profile features from Logic, Quavo, Tyga, Megan Thee Stallion, and more. After devoting much of the next few years to collaborations and rapid-fire mixtape releases like the Juicy J joint project Stoner’s Night and the quadruple-threat Full Court Press with Smoke DZA, Girl Talk, and Big K.R.I.T., Wiz returned in July of 2022 with his seventh solo studio album, “Multiverse.” Recorded primarily in Khalifa’s home studio in Los Angeles, “Multiverse” was a more mature outing for the rapper and dealt with lyrical themes of self-acceptance, fatherhood, and emotional growth. His charm, persona, and weedy wit have been in peak form from the time of his major-label debut – 2011’s “Rolling Papers,” to 2022’s more mature “Multiverse.”
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“Trust Me,” The Mind-Blowing Jam From Bay Area Producer UFCK
San Francisco, California is home to many talented artists, but one producer, in particular, aspires to make waves in the music industry. UFCK, hailing from the Bay Area, has just released a new single that is sure to turn heads.
This dope song titled “Trust Me,” is a tribute to a fallen brother, Solomon Anselmo, who meant the world to the vocalist, WG. Certainly, the emotion and passion in the lyrics are palpable, making the listener feel what the rapper is feeling through his rhymes and delivery.
On the flip side, “Trust Me” is a tune that sticks in your head as it showcases UFCK’s mind-blowing production skills. Moreover, the Trap sound is undeniable, but it’s combined with a unique blend of acoustics and smooth drums. Truly one-of-a-kind!
Up for nodding along to the beat? Press play below.
Clearly, UFCK’s slow, sultry melodies sweetly complement WG’s intimate lyricism. Overall, their talents work well together, creating a musical experience that resonates deeply with all people.
One way or another, the whole composition allows you to see the difficulty of earning or maintaining trust in a relationship. Definitely, a catchy number that is easy to relate to.