Skrillex – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [FREE]

The creator of OWSLA  is back with a brand new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Skrillex has taken North America by storm and now he attempts to win over our brethren from across the pond with brand new material from his collaboration with German electro sensation Alexander Ridha aka Boys Noize. If hip-hop influenced, acid disco-house isn’t your thing, do not fret. Sonny has included plenty of jams guaranteed to get your motor running on this hangover of a Monday.

It would appear as if this former Emo artist is changing his style once again, but what did you expect? After conquering the dubstep scene and bringing it to the forefront of mainstream music in the U.S., Skrillex diverges into yet another electronic scene. It is quite clear that he has the production skills to take on almost any genre.

So, how does it sound?

Well, that’s up to you to decide. We think it’s just more great music from Sonny Moore.

Give it and listen and tell us what you think.

Chicago’s Very Own EDM Festival: Zeds Dead [SAMF Artist Spotlight]

Zeds Dead LogoNames: Dylan Mamid (aka DC) and Zach Rapp-Rovan (aka Hooks)

From: Toronto, Canada

Origin of Artist Name: Zeds Dead is a reference to a line by Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece: Pulp Fiction.

Formerly Known As: Mass Productions also known as MP Records (primarily a hip-hop label)

Genres: Bass Music, Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum and Bass, Electro House, Glitch

Labels: San City High Records, XL Recordings, Hypnotic Records, Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Ultra, Basshead Music, Inspected Records

Upcoming Shows: (besides their relentless 35 show tour) Paradiso, Ottowa Bluesfest, Mad Decent Block Party, Mysteryland, Pukkelpop

Spring Awakening Music Festival Info: Saturday (June 15th) 8:30 – 9:30 on Da Equinox Stage 2

DC and Hooks have a long history together. Their friendship was forged over a mutual passion for Hip-Hop and music production when they were merely teenagers. Very early in the duo’s career, they produced an LP of hip-hop influenced instrumentals titled Fresh Beetz, but a stagnancy in the scene left the boys craving from something new and fresh.

In 2009 they began their introduction into electronic dance music. Zeds Dead is the tandem’s effort to coagulate ‘the ecstasy and comradery of house, the heart pummeling thrill of Drum and Bass, the beauty of ambient music, and the heaviness of electro – all in one sound’. Since then, the sky has been the limit for Zeds Dead. With countless releases on many of the leviathan labels in EDM, DC and Hooks have solidified their name among the biggest names in the business. Working on a largely dubstep-influenced platform, Zeds Dead is sure to get your blood pumping next week in Chicago.

They are certainly a group you will regret passing up.