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Pyramyth – Pharaoh EP [DUSTLA]

Well howdy there folks. Can’t rightly say I heard you fellas come in, shucks.

Welcome.

Today, we here at Rager Onions proudly present to you another release that’s fresh off the presses over at DUSTLA. And for the last god damn time, no. We are assuredly NOT talking about OWSLA. We heard the new Skrillex ok? We’re just trying to talk about something else here. So just drop it.

Moving on, D-U-S-T-L-A, who is definitely not owned by Sonny Moore, does indeed share a few common musical threads with its similarly monikered mega-label from LA. Besides offering listeners uncanny EDM jams with “massive drops and rough, fat basslines,” DUSTLA prides itself on how their repertoire of producers follow these intensely clamorous pieces of electronic psychosis.

Utilizing their superior production knowhow, the lineup over at DUSTLA, which includes artists like: Karetus, ak9, Spag Heddy, I.Y.F.F.E., Alex Mind and Shirobon, elegantly and almost effortlessly laces “melodic” and “innocent breakdowns” with other intensely complex, filthier sections to amalgamate a style truly unique to this up-and-coming label. Promising prospective listeners “fresh talent” and “unique new styles”, DUSLTA will keep that infectious, thunder-like euphony rolling out of your speakers with each and every release.

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Recently, I was turned onto this next electronic dance musician, William Gonzalez, or Pyramyth, by a buddy of mine working over at the label (D to the USTLA). When I was informed that Mr. Gonzalez would be releasing a 4 track EP (which dropped about a week ago now) titled “Pharaoh” on DUSLTA, I was nothing short of ecstatic in anticipation. Then, after I actually got a chance to listen to this piece of art, it was all smiles for the rest of that day.

I mean fuck, I’m still smiling.

Employing a hefty portfolio of both modern and classic electronic techniques, Pyramyth applies his own brand of nostalgic, chip-tune influenced, glitch style to opening track, “The Pharaoh.” This has got to be our favorite of the quartet. From here, this Mexican producer delves into the more macabre side of the electric spectrum with “Gravity Gun”, an Electro House banger on par with any of the beats from the geniuses over at Knife Party, and “Taco Bass”, an enigmatically erratic yet melodic dubstep production.

Lastly, Pyramyth steps into a more unfamiliar territory in terms of production methods with his final song on the EP, “Miami Borderline Syndrome.” The result is a beautifully diverse, trap-resemblant jam with hints of complextro Nu Disco funk.

Check it out. Hell, while you’re at it, check them out!

SoundCloud: @pyramyth | Facebook: www.facebook.com/DUSTLA | Twitter: twitter.com/WeAreDustla

SoundCloud: @dustla | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pyramyth |Twitter: twitter.com/pyramythmusic

BUY BUY BUY:  Beatport: dust.la/PharaohBP | iTunes: dust.la/PharaohiTunes | Spotify: dust.la/PharaohSpotify

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He’s Back! | 123MRK – ‘Versatile / Secret Secret’ EP

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Unfortunately, due to the disheartening fact that 123Mrk has left us without any new releases in quite some time now, we have not been able to properly introduce you to our favorite producer of the increasingly popular genre, Future Garage (Future Bass). Most notably in America, this genre of electronic music is gaining a lot of speed as its counterpoint style, Dubstep, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

It’s kind of funny actually, it only took America an additional two or three years to catch up with the electronic dance music trends that had already taken deep root in the rest of the world (Europe/Australia). We are predicting that Future Garage, or Future Bass, whatever you want to call it, is going to be HUGE in the old US of A. This particular musical motif, that outrightly stands against and rejects the increasingly watered down dubstep scene, combines several musical aspects that we Americans seem to already dig.

Future music is a bit hard to describe really, but we will do our best. We believe that Americans will immediately fall in love with this type of music because they absolutely LOVE Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B. Utilizing the chilled-out and soulful downtempo aura of these musical predecessors, Future producers apply a particular touch to make a track their own.

This may include “re-pitched vocals” (probably the first thing you will notice), “soft leads with a round attack, subbass or square wave bass with a modulating filter” (source: Wiki) and classic, finely tuned snare drum/high hat arrangements. In fact, many remixes of the Future Garage flavor typically choose an original Hip-Hop or R&B track to restyle.

This next artist classifies his production style as “Future Garage Post Dubstep Hip Hop Electro,” so yeah. It’s a bit complicated to say the least.

However, without any further ado, we bring to you his Highness, the Future Bass legend, 123Mrk with his latest EP release, “Versatile/Secret Secret.”

While your at it…

friend within

Sub Focus – Close (Friend Within Remix)

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Speak of the devil.

This is EXACTLY what were talking about right here.

About a year ago now, one of my best friends came back from studying abroad in Spain with a new style of EDM in which I was rather unacquainted. Apparently, all of the Dutch students (Remco Boers, this is your shout out) my buddy had befriended were simply obsessed with a new type of music. If you follow our site at all you just might notice our recent obsession with the multi-monikered genre: Future Bass. I must begrudgingly and embarrassingly admit that personally, I did not care for this sort of music at first. I certainly did not hate it however, I definitely did not love it as I do now. It will grow on you for sure.

However, to be completely honest, deciphering between genres in general is becoming the most tedious part involved in posting these great songs for you guys. Frankly speaking, it blows. Unfortunately, we feel as if we have to. This is what people want, classification.

Old-school EDM junkies will assuredly call this next song “Deep House” and new-age, Hip-hop influenced EDM producers might call it “Future Garage” or “Future Bass” due to the fact that it uses R&B vocals. From an outside perspective, I don’t believe there’s a goddamn difference between the two sometimes. Given EDM’s most recent all-out-attack on every other musical genre in existence, these lines are becoming less and less distinct as we press on through new releases.

Taking all of which I just stated into mind, we are left with one question now. “Who gives a fuck?”

Not us, and we hope for your own sake, not you.

Enjoy this next “Electronic” production of the musical variety from Liverpool native, Friend Within. Just a ‘lil sum sum to make ya bump this Monday afternoon.

Get down.