by Adam Crayfizz
EDM, Happy, Heavy
Tags: EDM, EDM Blogs, Flux Pavilion, Foreign Beggars, Jump Back, Never Say Die Records, Noisia, Sexism, SKIsM, Skrillex
Find yourself annoyed clicking from song to song? Craving a mix that satisfies those ears a bit longer than 5 minutes? Well my lazy Onionites, you’re in luck.
Earlier today, Skism released an 80 minute FREE mix on SoundCloud that will keep you busy, well for 80 minutes. Known amongst his peers as the ‘DJ’s DJ’, SKisM’s technical prowess and energy on his multi deck setup has gained him notoriety as one of the busiest and most electrifying mixers around. His impressive portfolio includes the banger ‘Jump Back‘ with Flux Pavilion and Foreign Beggars as well as a collaboration with Excision last year on the grimy track ‘Sexism‘.
As co-owner of one of the most prolific independent record labels in electronic music today, Never Say Die Records, SKisM has had a hand in bringing some of the freshest dubstep music to the masses. With names like Noisia, Skrillex, Flux Pavilion, and Zomboy on the label, there’s no question they have established themselves as a top tier label in the global bass music scene.
August will once again be quite busy for Skism with shows booked in France, Canada, the US, and Austria. No plans for a show in the Midwest as of late, but were optimistic that the time will come.
Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy 80 minutes of pure energy.
At his core, Mat Zo is a good man.
Let me start over.
At his core, Mat Zo is a great man.
Rarely has an artist made such an impact on the industry with not only his music, but with his character. Anyone who meets the young British producer has nothing but great things to say about his musical taste, composition style, and most importantly, his temperament toward a somewhat uncongenial industry. Coming from a musically talented family gave Mat the insight and skill set to master just about any genre, and his most recent single exemplifies his unique ability to build intricate and innovative compositions.
Recently, Mat decided to deactivate his Twitter account which was one of the most popular and controversial accounts in EDM. When asked why, Mat responded, “I took it down because I was starting to spend more time on twitter than making music, which is what I really love doing. Spouting my inconsequential ramblings was proving to be a bad habit. Reading other people inconsequential ramblings was also proving to be a bad habit. I’m much happier without it.”
Well Mat, all we can say is thank you for finding more time to make the music we love.
His latest single, ‘Pyramid Scheme’, has been in production for the past two years and has been played in many of his live sets. It started out as a hard-hitting electro track, but over time each piece of the composition developed and re-shaped itself. The largest contribution came from a sample of Public Enemy’s ‘Can I Get a Witness’, which took months for Mat to clear the rights to. After a long and grueling process, Public Enemy’s Chuck D decided to step in and provide the vocals instead of just securing the rights.
by Jake Groch
EDM, Happy, Heavy
Tags: Berkeley, Dubstep, EDM Blogs, Electronic Dance Music, Jake Groch, Lovestep, Savant, SirensCeol, Stephen Burke, When The World Falls
What a strange journey it has been.
We’ve kept a watchful eye on our friend Stephen Burke aka SirensCeol for quite some time now. Let us tell you, this man is relentless. Besides a select few producers (Savant being the major exception), not too many artists release music at a pace that leaves the listener scrambling to hear them all. SirensCeol is constantly dropping fresh tracks on the reg and we can all certainly get down with this method of production.
Well, it would seem that his omnipresence in the studio has payed off. His latest single, ‘When The World Falls’, is the fruition of countless hours spent honing his already impressive production skill sets. But don’t get us wrong. We have thoroughly enjoyed many of his other productions, however, we feel as if this latest tune is far and away his most impressive production yet.
SirensCeol has done everything right on his latest original mix. The piano melody, the synthesizers, the vocals, the percussion, the love-step break, all coagulating into a dubstep track that just might redefine your idea of the genre. It’s not gritty and it’s certainly not grimy. The track is simply beautiful.
If you have never heard of this Berkeley-based producer, now is a great time to start. Follow him on Twitter, follow him on SoundCloud, follow him on Facebook. Shit, follow him around everyday if you’ve got the time. Then report back to us with any juicy details.
This one deserves your ears.