Hearing a Damaged Goods tune drop in a big room club is always an out-of-body experience - and if you call that an exaggeration, you've clearly never experienced that triplet bass on a major sound system first-hand. You wouldn't expect anything less from the artist - considered one of the most interesting and eccentric characters in nightlife - who's been tweaking the recipe for over half a decade and testing it out on some of the most competitive stages in the world.
He couldn't have started the year off with more of a bang. His recent remix of A-Trak's hit "Push" brings all the intensity and energy that Damaged Goods has become known for...and then it kicks it up a few notches. A collaboration with fellow Miami-producer Cosmo, the remix is loaded with hard-hitting bass lines inserted at all the right moments. Unexpectedly, the groove of the original is left intact, creating a unique and infectious fusion of funky and fierce. It's already earned praised from A-Trak, and has been receiving heavy play in big rooms around the country, but that's no big surprise with a track that came from Damaged Goods.
Christopher Wilson, better known by stage name Riot Ten, is set to have his best year yet. He came to relevance after dropping his rambunctious remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Murda Something” - a remix so undeniable that the Trap Lord himself started playing it at his shows. Since then, Riot Ten has been getting support from some of electronic music’s most prominent names such as Krewella, Adventure Club, Flux Pavilion, Victor Niglio, etc.
Wilson, who sometimes dons a mask while performing, started producing hip hop at the age of 16 and began, around 2011, to experimenting with more electronic sounds. When the lovechild of southern-influenced hip hop and electronic dance music - which would come to be known as the subgenre trap - was born a little later, Wilson took full advantage. He quickly started making a name for himself playing local gigs in El Paso, Texas. Now, the man who admits he’s had shows where there was no one in the crowd is performing in front of thousands at music festivals and is getting ready for his Spring Fling Tour.
Ever since artists Matt Caseli and Terry Lex released their own rendition of Underworld's "Born Slippy" .Nuxx edit, it seems remixes of the classic can't seem to stop cropping up. One artist who has managed to set himself apart from the crowd, however, is Miami born-and-bred resident ES.P. In his rendition, the young talent offers fans a fresh new take on the dance floor favorite that manages to preserve the integrity of the original while still blending in a unique bass-meets-tropical twist.
ES.P's edit is soft, mellow and teasingly lush, incorporating earthy tribal percussion in the intro and gradually developing into an unexpected trap-inspired breakdown. His beat construction takes center stage in this tune, but is kept in check throughout by Underworld frontman Karl Hyde's haunting and ethereal vocals.
Popular for their unusual blend of rock and electro house, Dirtyphonics first hit the scene in 2006 as a metal band. That's right, a metal band. With the motive to transcend the energy of a rock show, over the next few years, the band evolved their sound by fusing house music, drums & bass and dubstep to create the perfect balance of electro rock. The last few years have brought the band to music festivals both in USA and worldwide to lead to this moment: their brand new EP, Write Your Future.
Come one, come all, for this is a festival you don’t want to miss! The fourth annual BUKU Music + Art Project will be commencing on March 13 and 14 in the birthplace of soulful music, New Orleans right along Louisiana's very own Mississippi River. With an eclectic line-up featuring big-name headliners including Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, and Porter Robinson, music connoisseurs will be satisfied to say the least. More than 30 acts are set to perform over the festivals four stages fusing the likes of traditional Nola talents, award-winning electronic DJs, hip-hop artists, and indie rock groups including Big Freedia ,Odesza, Flosstradamus, Thomas Jack, G-Eazy, Empire of the Sun, and Robert Delong to name a few.
With all the new artists that we see entering the EDM scene, Ferry Corsten is one to make sure that the early pioneers of Techno and EDM are still alive and kicking! Corsten is one name that's been in the game since 1999, remixing some of the most iconic music we've heard over the years, co-creating his own dance label named Tsunami, of course, seven albums and now, his much-awaited EP.
Hello World is the first segment in a series of three. With seven tracks on the list, the EP features some of the most exciting names in the world EDM and Trance. The first single, released in 2014, is the quickly popular electro-pop track, "Hyper Love" featuring Nat Dunn. "Back to Paradise" is another track to look out for with vocals by Haris. As seasoned as Ferry Corsten is, this EP is definitely a sure shot party-starter!
Today, the dance music world gets its first taste of an all-new, EDM only streaming platform called BEATGASM. It’s available for free at BEATGASM.com and has already grabbed the attention of artists and fans alike. Sign up HERE.
BEATGASM’s music library is completely hand-curated, which makes the platform stand-out from the pack at a time when music steaming is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Their team of curators includes DJs, sound engineers, radio connoisseurs and more, who work to carefully categorize and tag each track on the platform. The result is a unique listening experience that is completely tailored to the user.
Could this be the answer to the dance music industry’s streaming woes? Read on for more about the features of the platform and be sure to sign up for a free account at BEATGASM.com.
BEATGASM is so excited about their launch that they want to send one lucky person and a friend to Miami Music Week 2015. Head over to Dancing Astronaut for contest details and how to enter HERE.
Wiz Khalifa is having fun living 'Raw,' and he's even dropped a new music video for the song, which lives on his fifth studio album Blacc Hollywood to prove it. The new visual to the song, directed by Alexi Papalexopoulous & Gerard Victor, showcases Wiz in a trippy, black and white warehouse scene, filled with an entourage of females who are ready to party.
Since its release back in August 2014, Blacc Hollywood has received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for the best rap album of the year. Reportedly, Wiz is currently working on his sixth studio album due for release sometime in 2015. The title of the new project has not yet been announced.
Thrill usually ensues each time Action Bronson spits on wax, and this time is no different. Last night 'Actin Crazy,' Bronson's second release from forthcoming his LP Mr. Wonderful aired for the first time on Hot 97, and today we're more than happy to present it to you.
The 40 and Omen assisted cut features Bronson bringing his signature animated flow, with witty metaphors. Expect to hear the new project on March 24th, but until then you can count on 'Actin Crazy' to tide you over, enjoy.
While you finish up listening to your download of the Burning Bridges EP, Ludaverses mixtape, and wait just a bit longer to partake in the Ludiversal experience due for distribution on March 31st from none other than Christopher Brian Bridges aka Ludacris himself, you just might want to take a listen to his latest freestyle as he hops on ILOVEMAKONNEN's 'I Don't Sell Molly No More.' On the track, Luda let's his competition know that he's the true boss. Take a listen to the new freestyle below.
Queens-based artist Princess Nokia has released a dark new track, “Anomaly!” Nokia is a collaboration between vocalist Destiny Ortiz and producer OWWWLS aka Chris Lare. “Anomaly” will send shivers down your spine in the best way possible. We here at Joonbug originally discovered Destiny when she was featured on Mykki Blanco’s fierce banger “Wish You Would.” She blew us away with her Lil Kim-esque vocals, and spot-on Tank Girl reference, and now we’re pleased to report that her talents have continued well into her collaboration. “Anomaly” pairs Ortiz’s dreamy vocals, with Lare’s steady, pulsing beat replete with sinister undertones, creating a soundtrack befitting both dreams and nightmares alike. The track is a complete 180 from her hardass verse in Blanco’s track; it’s hauntingly gorgeous, filled with lyrics discussing everything from social injustices to personal insecurities. Check out the track below and let us know what you think!