Datsik & Terravita – Losing Control [Firepower]


Matt Simmers, Chris Barlow and Jon Spero of the dance floor trembling trio, Terravita, have teamed up with the king of dubstep himself, Datsik, to provide another glimpse into Terravita’s new LP, “Rituals.” From what we’ve already heard of the album via SoundCloud, it certainly looks to be a promising release for these three LA-based producers on their rise to EDM stardom.

A stamp of approval via a collaboration with Datsik doesn’t hurt either.

“Losing Control” is a wildly melodic, Drum and Bass rager infused with hints of classic, old-school grime provided by the Canadian bass aficionado, Datsik. To us, the track is a beautiful infusion of the two group’s styles in a entirely new, unique fashion.

Check it out.

Oh, and the full “Rituals LP” drops via Firepower Records on April Fool’s Day (the 1st, stupid).

Nostalgia – Corruption EP [Play Me]

If we are not mistaken, the last time we received a proper dose of good, old-fashion Nostalgia, it was on Andew’s reinvention (VIP) of his original production, “The Hero,” an homage to the classic, 8-bit theme song from the Zelda video game series. This time however, we’ve got four times the filthy bass in the form of four tracks comprising his brand new “Corruption EP”, which dropped on Play Me Records February 24th.

Nostalgia certainly seems to be making great strides as a composer. Upon glancing over the past year or so of music on Andrew Hill’s SoundCloud, a close examination of his tunes will prove this, as will a quick listen to his new EP, “Corruption.” Drawing influence from all corners of the dark, heavy bass-driven realm of the electronic dance music world, Nostalgia has stepped up his game in a fashion less resemblant of his name and former chip-tunesque motif.

Personal favorite: “Bad Machine (The Other Side VIP)” – includes an incredibly euphonic, high-pitched, synthesizer whine that blasts straight out of your speakers and fills the room with physiology-altering static.

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BUY ALBUM: bit.ly/CorruptionEP

Bustre – Shadow [Monstercat]

Honestly, we don’t quite know what to say about this.

By all accounts, we are not bias when it comes to selecting music to post. No one is paying us that much (yet), and the fellows in Vancouver over at Monstercat most certainly are not supplying us with any “cheddar”, “bones”, “skrilla” or however you whippersnappers refer to money these days. With the first month of 2014 coming to a close, it is safe for us to say that Monstercat Records has easily edged out any and all competition involved in the release of quality electronic tunes.

Besides maybe Lil Kim, Alanis Morissette, Macy Gray, Switchfoot and Kesha.

That being said, and all brown-nosing aside, you-know-who is up to their old tricks again with their latest, epically stygian Drum and Bass single from Bustre, who apparently has resurfaced from his brief stint away in the shadows of despair (possibly crafting this beat?).

Buster Charles, or Bustre as he is cleverly known by, hails from Dundee, Scotland and has been “mixing all genres of D&B into 174 futuristic beats per minute” for quite some time now. His latest track, “Shadow,” is a nearly seven minute beast of a song. The entire first atmospherically driven minute is spent merely setting the mood for Bustre’s initial break of immense aural magnitude. We believe Mr. Charles has done an excellent job in varying the chords, instruments and overall mood in a way to make the rather lengthy track time seem almost irrelevant. Nicely done sir.

For this Rager, Drum and Bass music is ideal for one thing: getting shit done.

So get out your to-do list and throw this next one on repeat. Before you know it, you will have pumped out all those tasks with enough time to come back and read our next post.

Until then my friends.