It's Fresh Track Tuesday y'all! Today I share with you a not-so-new track from bass banger Datsik. Upon first listen, I thought, "Damn, this is a throwback!" And that's because it is. "Scum," although not released until last night, was originally produced in 2009. Why he kept it from us for so long, we may never know. Enjoy fam! A xx
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We are coming in HOT for this week's installment of Fresh Track Tuesday! One of my personal favorites, dub-hop mastermind PROTOHYPE (aka Max Pote) has finally dropped his long-awaited SEE NO EVIL EP on Datsik's Firepower Records. The Nashville native has been touring with Minnesota on the Eternal Frequencies tour, which will wrap up next month, where he will then take off to Summer Camp Music Festival in Illinois. Needless to say, the man is making moves, and we'll be following him every step of the way.
Happy listening fam! A xx
It's Fresh Track Tuesday y'all! It is with the sappiest of groupie love and a huuuge smile on my face that I share with you ProtoHype's remix of Datsik banger "Nuke 'Em." Originally a hip-hop producer, PROTOHYPE (aka Max Pote) has spent the last seven years fusing trunk-rattling bass with grimey dubstep beats, trademarking the Dub-Hop sound we now know and love. The creation of this amazing sound has culminated in a signing to Datsik's label Firepower Records, a tour alongside trip-hop phenom Minnesota (which starts this week), and a repertoire of remixes each dirtier than the last.
Make sure to follow ProtoHype on Facebook for new tracks, tour updates, and best of all, funny dog memes. You should also peep his Soundcloud for a full collection of tracks, many of which are available for free download.
Happy listening! With love, A xx
Just a little over a week ago, we had the awesome pleasure of catching up with the entire Firepower Tour crew as they took over the ever-famous Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Party-goers were treated to non-stop bass action as Getter, Terravita, xCore and the man himself, Datsik, took to the stage for a night that most everyone will remember. Just as Datsik took the stage, we found ourselves sitting down with Jon Spero - one of the masterminds behind not only the dubstep trio Terravita, but also the electro-house group Hot Pink Delorean (yes the two are, in fact, the same three awesome dudes just tearing up the EDM scene in both genres). Amongst the womps and wamps rambling the ceiling above us we got the inside scoop for you all -
DxE: We gotta start with the Tour. You, Troy, Datsik, Bare... everybody has been on the bus together. What is it like traveling with them day in and day out?
J: We’ve been on bus tour with Troy before, we were all on Dead Meat together with Steve Aoki. So we became really close friends on that. We’ve just got this team of amazing people on this bus together, and we’ve all been making a lot of music together, fuckin’ around, having a good time, everybody’s just having fun.
DxE: Do you actually find a lot of time to produce on the bus?
J: We’ve already got almost five tracks finished. And they are all collaborations between Datsik, Getter, us, The Frim, and xCore. So we’ve been working on a bunch of stuff on the bus, we stay up until 8am every morning just working on songs.
DxE: What’s been your favorite stop on the tour so far?
J: Oh god, that’s really difficult to answer. Every stop has been really great... except for College “fuckin’” Station, Texas, thanks for nothing!
DxE: We’ll keep that out of the interview.
J: No, you can put that right in the middle of the interview! Fuck College Station, Texas... eat a dick! Besides that, everything’s been awesome.
DxE: You guys become all close friends? So you guys are all close friends?
J: Oh yeah, most definitely. We’ve been together for almost ten years now.
DxE: Any memorable moment stand out in your mind from a tour? Keeping in mind, you get blacked out every night. We’ll keep that off the record.
J: No, you can keep it on record. I’ll tell you when it’s off the record. But Minneapolis was hands down... That show, we just did a remix of Prodigy’s “Smatch My Bitch Up,” first time we played that, it went off! We just finished a song called “Robotrippin,” it went off! Then we had a technical difficulty and the sound went off for about five straight minutes... so I just had the crowd clap their hands and I freestyled for five minutes and then the music came back on. And I don’t think anybody even knew their was a problem.
DxE: Which came first: Terravita? Or Hot Pink Delorean?
J: We were Terravita first. We started Terravita in 2004, we didn’t start Hot Pink Deloreon until about 2008. We haven’t been focusing on Hot Pink Deloreon very much recently because Terravita has gone in a direction where it’s become too much work to focus on both things at one time. We are still planning to do some stuff. We are under the philosophy that doing more than what you are supposed to do is necessary. Because if you just doing the same thing, I feel like your creative ability gets stagnant. ‘Cause I like to make a techno tune evry once in awhile, I like to make a host tune every once in awhile. And doing different things broadens your horizons...broadens your music.
DxE: So... Trap.
J: Hip-hop. It’s hip-hop. If an electronic producer makes a hip-hop song, people call it trap.
DxE: What can we expect next?
J: We’ve been working on our Terravita album for Dim Mak with a lot of collaborations with... Datsik, Getter, a tune with Datsik & Excision, Bassnectar, Borgore. We’ve been working our fuckin’ asses off!
DxE: Is there anything else you'd like to say to your fans?
J: We fucking love you! Without you we are nobodies. Thank you so much for supporting us, it’s been fun.
An all-around awesome night, filled with awesome music and even more awesome people. Thanks again to Jon for taking the time to chat with us. Be sure to keep up with the Firepower Tour as there's a rather good chance the crew will be rolling through a town near you!
Now typically I post House music on here because that IS my favorite genre of electronic music but lately I have been all about Glitch Hop. Having worked with the likes of Bassnectar and Datsik, ill Gates is one of the more talented Dubstep/Glitch Hop producers to date. His track TriLLogy featuring Opiuo & Vent has been stuck in my head since I heard it the for the first time last week. Get ready for a funky ride.
Yesterday it was announced that Steve Aoki will be will be embarking on his BIGGEST TOUR EVER along with Datsik. Check out the official press release that we received from our good friends at MSOPR:
To support his debut studio album WONDERLAND, due out January 17, 2012 via New York-based Ultra Music in conjunction with his own label Dim Mak Records, DJ/producer and electronic dance music entrepreneur Steve Aoki will launch his biggest tour ever: DEADMEAT, presented by Dim Mak.
For the DEADMEAT Tour, Aoki will partner with dubstep’s hottest new producer and Dim Mak label mate Datsik. The pair will travel across North America throughout winter 2012 and perform at some of the most renowned theaters and concert arenas, including the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Fillmore in Denver, Boston’s House of Blues, Montreal’s Metropolis and New York City’s legendary Roseland Ballroom (Los Angeles details are forthcoming).
The DEADMEAT Tour will showcase the debut of new live visual productions from both Aoki and Datsik alongside an all-star supporting lineup of some of the most sought-after, up-and-coming producers in electronic music today, including Alvin Risk, Mustard Pimp, Autoerotique, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Terravita, who will perform throughout the trek on alternating dates. More supporting acts and dates will be announced soon. Tickets for the DEADMEAT Tour will go on sale starting Saturday, December 3 at 10 a.m. at www.deadmeattour.com.
Be sure not to miss out on this! Congrats Steve! As a little bonus here's a video that recently came out (made by our friends over at Digi10ve) telling the history of Dim Mak Records.
With the Meowington Hax Tour taking off, Deadmau5 has released a collective album that includes a bunch of dirty tracks and remixes. If you're into producing and mixing definitely check out the kits below and throw them into your DAW n turn your speakers up.
"As Deadmau5 embarks upon the Meowingtons Hax North American tour alongside a host of the Mau5trap stable, the label head leads the charge with a brand new compilation. It features new and exclusive tracks from Deadmau5 himself and a host of the artists featuring on the tour, as well as a selection of tracks from new additions to the label that you can expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months. With contributions from Feed Me, Tommy Lee & Aero, Excision & Datsik, Zedd, Moguai, Al Bizzare and James Njie, this compilation is set to be the soundtrack to the tour carnage that will undoubtedly ensue. Opening with the insistent, driving powerhouse that is Where My Keys, an exclusive track from Deadmau5 himself, the compilation goes straight for the jugular. Moving through the jarring Cotts Face by Feed Me which fuses together glitchy drums and erratic synth lines and onto recent tour additions Tommy Lee & Aero the compilation doesnt hold up for a second as they deliver two fidgety electro house party starting tracks. Excision & Datsik turn up the heat with Deviance as grinding beats and growling basslines meet extra-terrestrial synth lines, proving once again why their star is most definitely in the ascendant. Zedds remix of Skrillex smash Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites channels the power of the original into a filthy 4x4 monster while Moguais Beat of The Drum surges forward on the elastic synths and rolling bass line with Sofi delivering her vocals with attitude.Upcoming Mau5trap artists Al Bizzare and James Njie also feature on the compilation. Al Bizzare brings Blast Wave to the table, a many-headed beast that switches up glistening synths and swelling bass and is in turns both euphoric and gritty. Rising talent James Njie rounds off the compilation in style, introducing himself with two futuristic progressive house tracks that are at once delicately nuanced and full of impact, speaking volumes of his talent. Mau5trap has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007 and become home to some of the most exciting electronic artists in the world. The new compilation features just some of the talent that the label champions and offers up a decisive musical statement whether you are going to the upcoming tour or not. To celebrate the release of the compilation, the Beatport version will come with selected track parts available for digital DJs giving them the chance to get creative. *The Meowingtons Hax tour runs from 11th August to 5th November, starting in Vancouver and ending in Toronto." [Beatport Link]
01. Deadmau5 – Where My Keys (6:52)
02. Feed Me – Cott’s Face (5:56)
03. Tommy Lee and Aero – Static (4:18)
04. Tommy Lee and Aero – LFO Tool (5:23)
05. Excision and Datsik – Deviance (4:32)
06. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix) (5:57)
07. Moguai featuring SOFI – Beat Of The Drum (7:19)
08. James Njie – U-Turn (9:32)
09. James Njie – Anti Crisis (7:24)
10. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (6:51)
11. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Drums) (0:30)
12. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Sub Bass) (0:30)
13. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Wah Bass) (0:30)
14. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Lead 1) (0:30)
15. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Lead 2) (0:30)
16. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Piano) (0:30)
17. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (End Bass Lead) (0:30)
18. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Bass) (0:30)
19. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Lead) (0:30)
20. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Breakdown Pad) (0:30)
21. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (FX 1) (0:30)
22. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Special FX) (0:30)
23. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Synth FX) (0:30)
24. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Bass Section 1) (0:27)
25. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Bass Section 2) (0:27)
26. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Build Up) (0:27)
27. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Hats) (0:13)
28. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Melody 1) (0:14)
29. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Melody 2) (1:06)
30. Datsik, Excision – Deviance (Vocals) (0:04)