Bass Meant To Be Felt, Not Heard: Destroid — The Invasion EP [HEAVY][Massive Collaboration]

Slowly but surely, artists in EDM have been teaming up to create super-group identities.

Steve Angello, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso = Swedish House Mafia

Skrillex, Boys Noize = Dog Blood

ATrak, Armand Van Helden = Duck Sauce

Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen = Knife Party

Skrillex, Diplo = Jack U (This is a new artist persona in the making. The duo is set to reveal their new identity during the Mad Decent Block Party Tour.)

Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka (former Pendulum drummer) = Destroid

Not many artists are known for having bass so heavy that ear cavities don’t suffice; bass so deep that it can best be described as a feeling that overtakes your entire body upon impact. After releasing their two singles ‘Raise Your Fist‘ and ‘Blast Off’ on their own independent label, the crew has released their first album titled The Invasion. The group has also picked San Francisco for their first live show at the end of the month. What will set Destroid apart from most modern day shows is their use of futuristic symbols and videos to convey underlying social media and marketing concepts. They also create online graphic novels to create a stir about future work.

Their tagline: Elevate Your Existence.

Too Hyped Up? Knife Party Finally Releases ‘Haunted House’ EP [Heavy]

Today Knife Party officially released their new EP Haunted House. But, is it as good as Rage Valley?

We regret to think not. Perhaps Haunted House peaked before it was even released, as the Australian duo dropped ‘Power Glove’ months earlier – the premier track among the four. Knife Party had some issues to address regarding the title of one of the tracks, ‘Baghdad’. The conundrum resulted in a delayed release of the entire EP, and will also raise a lot of curiosity for the scratched track. Whether it was for bad timing, political correctness, or unconventional publicity, the track was replaced with ‘Internet Friends (VIP Remix)’. Needless to say, the track was a filler. And it sounds like one too.

Knife Party has been an internet sensation over the last few years. Founded by two of the members from Pendulum, anything produced by Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen is shadowed with heavy anticipation. To our critical ears, ‘Bonfire’ is still a modern-day musical masterpiece. We were hoping they’d sample more of that reggae-dub in this EP, but I guess we just set ourselves up for disappointment. But Knife Party – among the likes of Skrillex, Avicii, and Armin Van Buuren (to name a few) – will always have the bar set a little higher. So without further scrutiny, we’re not exactly head over heels about Haunted House. 

But what do we know?

It’s Knife Party and I’ll Rage If I Want To — (NEW Release) [Heavy]

Dubstep heads, like myself, bow to Knife Party.

Since exploding onto the scene with their remix of Swedish House Mafia’s Save the World, fans haven’t stopped begging for more. Evidently –  the Australian duo will play their new (untitled) EP all the way through on February 1 – streaming it live from the Sydney Opera House. After massive success from their EP Rage Valley, don’t be surprised for another epic track list.

Here is the newly released preview of Power Glove – a promising sample of what’s to come.

Categorizing epic can prove to be tricky. But because we love Knife Party…and because tomorrow’s Friday…and because Rager Onions’ loves Friday – here’s our top five Knife Party tracks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these melodic steroids.

5. Crush on You – Nero (Knife Party Remix) 

4. Apex – Foreign Beggars (Produced by Knife Party)

3. Rage Valley 

2. Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix) 

1. Bonfire