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Plasmapool Records on a roll in the Beatport charts

12 May


The up-and-coming electro house focused record label has been having a great few months. Their success is greatly attributed to Mord Fustang’s first Beatport release, “The Electric Dream.” Since then, Mord has put out a few more popular singles, the most recent of which, “Lick The Rainbow,” is selling at #3 in all of Beatport.

Plasmapool also has the coveted #1 spot on Beatport’s main chart with Hypster’s “The Uprising.” This song samples the epic orchestral “O Fortuna.” You’ll recognize it as soon as you hear it.

Go pick up these singles on Beatport.


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Sorry for the lack of posts!

12 May


Finishing up freshman year with final exams kept me so busy that I couldn’t come on here and update the blog. Sorry guys.
Now back to posting…

Feed Me releases a new Nero remix and gives his fans a preview of his upcoming EP

27 Apr


Feed Me has been hard at work since his Mau5trap debut EP, Feed Me’s Big Adventure sold incredibly well on Beatport.

He has since performed on the main stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and put out various singles and remixes such as the remix to Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.”

Now Feed Me has a new remix…this time it is of Nero’s “Innocence.”

Another gift that Feed Me gave his fans recently is a teaser for each of the songs on his upcoming 4-track EP, Feed Me to the Stars. So far, this EP is sounding fantastic, incorporating some electro house, some dubstep, even some breaks. It’ll be nice to hear the full versions of each of these songs.

Here is a longer clip of the title track “To the Stars,” being performed by Feed Me at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival.

Skrillex featured in the new trailer for Playstation’s Uncharted 3

24 Apr


This is the second time, this month, that Skrillex’s music has been used in a trailer for a video game. First, his “Reptile” track was used in the main trailer for the new Mortal Kombat 9.

Now, the trailer showcasing the brand new multiplayer modes and features inUncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is all to the tune of Skrillex’s original mix and Bare Noize’s dubstep remix of “Kill Everybody.”

Just for fun, here is the aforementioned Mortal Kombat 9 trailer featuring Skrillex’s “Reptile.”

Hard Events announces its lineup for ‘Hard Summer’

19 Apr


This August 6th comes one of the most incredible lineups I’ve seen lately for a single-night event. It’s going to be held at The Los Angeles State Historic Park. Buy tickets here.

Duck Sauce
Boys Noize
Chromeo
Ratatat
Skrillex
OFWGKTA
James Murphey & Pat Mahoney
Digitalism
Jack Beats
Nero
Caspa
Carte Blanche
Busy P & So Me (as Busy Pictionary)
Holy Ghost
Karlsson & Winnberg (of Miike Snow)
Noisia
Emalkay
Gesaffelstein
Gaslamp Killer
Nadastrom
Destructo
Juan MacLean
Shit Robot
Still Going
Dillon Francis
Acid Jacks
[+ more]

Here’s the official flyer for the event:

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand

Skrillex – Hey Sexy Lady remix

Odd Future – Earl (live)

Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors (tracklist included)

15 Apr


With the brand new Mortal Kombat’s April 19th release date quickly approaching, I thought I’d take a minute to comment on the amazing soundtrack.

Instead of just going for the standard fighting game soundtrack complete with orchestral ebbs and flows possibly mixed with hard-driving rock aspects, this game went in a wholly different direction.

This game’s soundtrack is comprised completely of original tracks made by various current DJs and producers. Each of these electronic music artists was given the task of creating a song for a specific character. Here’s the tracklist so you have an idea

01. Scorpion – JFK (of MSTRKRFT)
02. Mileena – Tokimonsta
03. Sub-Zero – Harvard Bass
04. Liu Kang – Congorock
05. Goro – Bird Peterson
06. Reptile – Skrillex
07. Raiden – 9th Wonder
08. Johnny Cage – LA Riots
09. Baraka – Run DMT
10. Kung Lao – Felix Cartal
11. Kano – Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn – Sound Of Stereo

There’s something for everybody on this album…Skrillex’s “Reptile” is a downtempo club feel but with his hard dubstep synths. Run DMT’s “Baraka” is a pulse-pounding drumstep tune. 9th Wonder captures a hip hop feel with his theme for Raiden. There’s even some standard electro-house in the “Liu Kang,” “Sub-Zero,” and “Johnny Cage” tracks.

But even though this soundtrack covers so much ground, all of the songs seem to be matched up well for the game and I could imagine many late nights playing this game and listening to the various original songs by these great artists.

Skrillex – Reptile

LA Riots – Johnny Cage

Metropolis — “Trust in the ‘M’ Machine”

11 Apr


Not much is known of Metropolis.

I remember two weeks ago when Porter Robinson tweeted a link to the following teaser video, my attention was successfully grabbed. Since there was basically no information given on the artist or the upcoming release, I just put it on the backburner.

Now Skrillex is also promoting this teaser and it has my full attention now. It is very intriguing that still no information is available on this (these) enigmatic producer(s). Metropolis has no previous material, their twitter account and facebook page only follow Skrillex and Porter Robinson, and neither of those accounts give any information on the artist.

If I had to guess, this is a collaboration between Skrillex and Porter Robinson. The style of the teaser is consistent with both of the aforementioned producers, and even the visual style of the video is similar to the teaser video of Skrillex’s Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP and his recent tour promotion.

Well, regardless of any assumptions I’ve made, it’s sounding really solid. It has Skrillex and Porter’s hectic and melodic styles, incorporating heavy drops and very catchy hooks (complete with female vocals). There are also some strong influences by Daft Punk, bringing thick and driving synths into play.

Take a listen