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What’s new in dubstep?

21 Mar

In this article I’ll highlight some of the newest and hottest dubstep stuff on late March 2011. You’ll hear new tracks from Dirtyloud, Subvert & Excision, Sluggo & Liquid Stranger, and Nostalgia.

Everyone is now familiar with Dirtyloud after the resounding success of their “Rock It Roll It” remix. It sat at the tip top of the Beatport dubstep charts for weeks and is still in a very good place at #6.
Now they have a new remix. It is of Byob’s “Chillin.” Buy it here on Beatport:
https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/345922/Chillin%27

Out now on Rottun Records is a new release from the duo of Excision and Subvert. It’s a two track record, titled “Rude Symphony / Darkness.” It’s doing very well, currently being supported on Beatports “Must Hear Dubstep” chart of the week.
Here’s the link so you can purchase it:
https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/345153/Rude%20Symphony%20/%20Darkness

Sluggo is a strong up and comer in the dubstep scene, gaining some recognition along his friends in Helicopter Showdown with their collaborations (listen to “The Wrestler” and “Hostage”). But now Sluggo is pairing up with a different artist, Liquid Stranger. Together they have put out a banger of a dubstep track on Ultragore Recordings titled “Stalkers.” It was released coupled with Helicopter Showdown’s “Hostage,” and it is also featured in Beatports “Must Hear Dubstep” chart.
https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/343269/Stalkers

The Legend of Zelda — new trend in the electronic music world?

14 Mar


At the end of last month, I made a post about upcoming dubstep tracks. Among that list was a song called “The Hero” by an up-and-comer, appropriately named Nostalgia. It featured an intro sampling the old-school theme song to the video game classic, The Legend of Zelda. We can expect that song to drop later this month on Play Me Too Records.

Now we have another EDM song to look forward to coming out this month featuring the legendary sample.

Zedd, an extremely hard working electro house producer, made famous by a couple of high profile Skrillex remixes, is now giving his fans a blast from the past. On Bazooka Records, he’ll be releasing his single “The Legend of Zelda,” along with Electrixx’s remix of it on March 21st. I have yet to hear the Electrixx remix, but it’s sure to be sick considering some of their fiery electro house tunes in the past like “Tetris” and “Tokyo Rush.”

Here’s a clip of Nostalgia’s dubstep take on the Zelda theme:

This is Zedd’s electro house take on it:
http://soundcloud.com/zedd/zedd-legend-of-zelda-original

And just for fun…here’s Deadmau5′ old mix of “You Need A Ladder” which used this sample for an intro:

Upcoming dubstep tunes from SKisM, Nostalgia, and Helicopter Showdown (preview clips)

28 Feb

While Excision & Downlink produced an absolute banger back in 2010 with “Heavy Artillery,” SKisM’s remix is looking to be incredible. Here’s the preview clip that he provided on soundcloud

 

Almost completely unknown in the dubstep world, we have Nostalgia. He has one release on Beatport, Crackin Skulls EP, which had a nice variety of Dubstep and Drumstep, and definitely deserves recognition. However, the clip below is one of the dubstep tracks that I am most excited for in 2011. The Zelda sample at the beginning is an automatic plus for me since I am a nerd who loves samples like that, and then the heavy drop is reminiscent of late Flux Pavilion, which is an amazing compliment. It’s a melodic and poppy dubstep song that doesn’t pull any punches whatsoever.

 

Finally, Helicopter Showdown has been doing huge things in 2011. His Wrestler EP was a breath of fresh air for the genre, mixing the melodic hooks and gated vocals of Skrillex with the heavy wobbles of Doctor P. Now he is collaborating with Sluggo again (like he did in his EP’s best/title track “The Wrestler”). For whatever reason, the soudcloud player is not showing up for this link, but if you just follow it to the official soundcloud site, then you’ll be able to hear it.

http://soundcloud.com/helicoptershowdown/helicopter-showdown-sluggo