LA dubstep outfit SMOG has been making more regular appearances on the radio waves this year, from weekly podcasts on RinseFM coming out of their home-base “The Compound” to their feature on MistaJam’s Daily Dose. This week SMOG player SPL added his talents to the Daily Dose, bringing in a artillery of his own productions and remixes, along with plenty of new stuff from his record label Hollow Point Recordings, and of course a fine selection of bonafide SMOG tunes.
You can listen to (and download) the mix below, and if the immensity of the track selection is any indication to the year ahead for SPL, it’s gunna be a heavyyyy one…
It’s March. Jesus. Just about that time where everyone’s well into the swing of their year (at least they better be), which means it’s time for me to interrupt your regularly programmed schedule and shake things up a bit. GDD’s guest mix gets dark and heavy this week. Like… really dark and heavy. Que me grinning and doing this. Enter Kelly Dean.
AEI Media, home of several illustrious bass brands like UKF, Drum & Bass Arena, GetDarker and more, are back again for a new This Is Dubstep compilation! The 2013 edition is bursting with heavy bass and dark dubstep and with 35+ tracks and several exclusives it is proving to be one hell of a release!
The stylish and multifaceted producer/DJ, TheFatRat, releases his first original of the year via Spinnin’ Records. With this incendiary new track, “Splinter,” TheFatRat takes on a much heavier sound with monstrous dubstep weaving in and out of beautifully orchestrated strings. “Splinter” is certainly not for the faint of heart, so proceed with caution, you have been warned! Check out the new tune after the jump and be on the lookout for TheFatRat with some more original secret weapons in his arsenal this year.
This week, we are switching gears and kicking it up a notch with the promising Finnish dubstep producer 501. Coming off of releasing his forward-thinking Smash EP, the Never Say Die Records artist has been working diligently in the studio cooking up some more unique bass heavy tracks. Additionally, 501 has provided us this excellent guest mix that showcases his versatile music taste by seamlessly moving through several different dance music genres with ease. With a massive 44 song tracklist, this one is not to be missed by the lovers of the low end. Get your bass fix courtesy of 501.
Kelly Dean‘s Firewall is the latest from SMOG and the first of what I’m sure will be many massive releases this year from the likes of the LA label. The release demonically traverses across four original tracks and two remixes from the likes of District and Drumcell. Kelly Dean keeps with his traditional style of the darker, hollow and driving spectrum of dubstep, each track combining an eerie essence with a dance-floor drive and tight production. District delivers a stripped-down remix of “Samurai”, and Drumcell infuses his remix with a dark techno vibe.
You can stream all of the tunes over at the SMOGcloud and cop the whole thing over on Beatport.
The hip-hop influenced electronica masterminds from Canada, Zeds Dead, released a majestic remix of Marina & The Diamonds’ hit song “Lies.” After closing 2012 with an eclectic “Holiday Mix” as a gift to their loyal fans, they return to begin another massive new year in proper form.
Their remix of “Lies” draws vocals and melodic elements from the original and adds a gritty dubstep twist along with lush pads. Listen/download below and ♥ on the Hype Machine.
Aside from the lucky witnesses at his shows, TheFatRat has maintained his anonymity. Although his assistant, Chris, was finally exposed, the true identity of the artist is still shrouded in mystery. Despite the lurking curiosity, we still have the pleasure of receiving incendiary tracks such as this brand new original, “Splinter,” coming out January 25th via Spinnin’ Records. With this release, TheFatRat takes on a much heavier sound with monstrous dubstep weaving in and out of orchestrated strings. “Splinter” is certainly not for the faint of heart, so proceed with caution, you have been warned! Be on the lookout for many more originals from TheFatRat this year.
Today marks the release of the latest collaboration between mighty bass producers, SPL & Nathaniel Knows, titled “Right There” — a trapped out heater out on Hollow Point Recordings with heavy support already from the likes of AC Slater, Excision, Reid Speed, and more. By combining elements of big room rave and the 808 thump of the south, this release truly is as epic as it is swagged out.
To coincide with the release, SPL & Nathaniel Knows have gathered up a grip of fresh new gear, including T-shirts, tanktops, pendants, and a whole lot of stickers (see photo below), to give away to 5 (!) lucky individuals. Have a listen to this killer new track and make sure to read contest instructions and enter in Punchtab below!
Major Lazer has become a movement. Amidst touring the world with their massive collective and spreading the noise, Mad Decent chief Diplo and his new partners in crime Jillionaire and Walshy Fire teamed up this year with UK bass aficionado Flux Pavilion to create “Jah Not Partial,” putting the Rasta spirit into a heavy dub driven anthem. The music video for the track premiered today, focusing on the life & times of the group at festivals and road trips far and wide. Oh, Mister Marshall…