Showing posts with label Bass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bass. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TILT Premiere: Onyx - Slam (Middle Finger Remix)


Last month we shared the mysterious production duo Middle Finger's debut remix of Drake's "Trophies" that took us totally by surprise with its pure energetic sound quality. While they keep quiet about their identities though, it seems like we can definitely expect these guys to provide us all with solid turn up tunes. We've got the first listen on their latest which throws it back to '93 for a sick remix of Onyx's classic "Slam". Go right ahead.



Yep. We're stoked on these guys. Make sure you follow Middle Finger on SoundCloud.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

TILT Spotlight: Swizzymack


I'm late as fuck to this party... Oh well... Alright. Here's the scoop with Swizzymack.

Discovered by Mad Decent's Diplo and Paul Devro, 19 year old Swizzymack is the driving force behind the rambunctious sound known as Philly Club music. His tracks and remixes have been heard everywhere from Philadephia's Hot 107.9 to mixes and festival sets by the top DJs on the planet. Swizzy's 'Bass' EP - out now on Mad Decent / Jeffree's - is the present and the future colliding as Philly Club and Trap music merge in a perfect storm.



Scope these remixes...



Swizzymack dropped his debut Ultra Records release called "Bump" today with FACT Magazine. "Bump" is a trap-club hybrid that captures the sound growing in Philadelphia, pushing the limit beyond 140 bpm so, yeah, it's fast. Ladies, prepare your booties for some rapid clappin' and guys, there will be no standing on the walls when this song comes on. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Planet Rock - Peach Trees


Planet Rock has come back from their adventures at EDC and have decided that it's time for some new tunes. Their latest track features big room festival synths and trap percussions. The track features a vocal sample from Nicki Minaj and is well down with the track. Peach Tree is a festival banger made for the turn up.



Planet Rock:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

La Roux - In for the Kill (Astral Angst Remix)

Astral Angst had promised us a steady stream of music and has delivered. I am most impressed with this latest tune. Astral Angst follows up his second tune "There's only you" with a bass driven remix of La Roux's "In For the Kill" and brings out a whole new deep and dark side to the original by complimenting the tune with fresh bass lines, percussions, and limited vocal manipulation. Astral Angst is quickly blazing a space in the Bass House community alongside artists like AC Slater and Curses.



Here is his previous tune as well:



Astral Angst:



Monday, June 16, 2014

TILT Spotlight: Liza Owen


21-year-old singer/songwriter Liza Owen just dropper her debut track "Mind Blown". Taking cultural and musical influences from multi-cultural roots, the half British/Cambodian songstress incorporates Asian samples, huge pop vocals and bass-heavy choruses to show us what she’s really made of.

With her ferocious style and exoticism, immediate comparisons to the more innovative and groundbreaking performers such as MIA and Gwen Stefani come to light. Hate to compare you that way, Liza, if you're reading this -- I know that's the last thing you want when you're striving for originality. But we hope you know it's a compliment. :)

Liza’s take on pop music is more than refreshing, as her sound breaks the modern pop mould and if this one says anything about Liza’s forthcoming EP (set to be released in September), I think we're in for a real treat!

I'm fuckin' with you Liza Owen. I don't know if I've ever really had my mind blown. But this is pretty close.

TILT Spotlight: Betatraxx (Premiere + Interview)


Not only was Betatraxx kind enough to answer a few questions for us for this spotlight, but he's also giving us the first listen to his new super bass-y downtempo electro remix of Bean's "Cops And Robbers". Go ahead. It's the bomb. A quick interview with the dude follows...



Yo BETATRAXX! What's good man? What's new in your world other than these thumping dance tunes?

Hey whats up!  Well, feels like all I’ve been doing to producing every day, but I actually have been working hard to develop in some other areas.  I’ve been learning guitar, getting real into piano, learning computer programming, but most importantly I just started my own label.  I’ve been wanting to do it for some time now.  It’s really as a means to distribute whatever I want, whenever I want and stop having to wait for approve from some A&R rep at a random dance music label.  Of course for big tracks and features I’ll be going through other labels, but my own label allows me to be creative in any way I want.

That's what's up dude... What do you got on the horizon musically?

All kinds of stuff.  I’ve finished my album and am speaking with labels now for distribution.  It’s a full concept album, but its not a throwback album or referencing some other genre like every album I hear every day.  Id like to think its different.  This might sound crazy but I stopped listening to music a little while back and am trying to not be influenced by any current trends.  Of course everyone is influenced by the world around them, and I do listen to a decent amount of classical music, but I am trying to influence myself from my own music and have it build in its own direction.  

But before that come out I’ll be releasing some singles that are more just for fun and less serious than the album.  Oh! also in August I’ll be releasing a wild track featuring Julliete Lewis.  You can see a video of me playing it here...


Where do you find your inspiration? Like what gets these tracks brewing? How do you keep the sound fresh?

Well the root of all my songs starts classically.  I write a short classical version of each song.  Whether the final product even resembles that at the end varies, but it always starts on my piano.  A lot of the time I’ll write a full song but just loop my favorite part of it and that will be the song.  It kind of gives it a remix / sample effect even though its all original.

You've been working with a lot of really cool people out here... What's been some of your most memorable experiences in the industry?

Soloing back and forth with Slash in the studio has to be up there with one of the most amazing experiences.  We were just jamming throwing ideas around the then someone leans in and goes “you realize what you’re doing right now right?”  and I kind of started to sweat a bit and mess up haha.  Second to that I made a track with Marc Foster from Foster the People.  Sadly it will never come out, but watching him in the studio, singing all his harmonies and layers without stopping the song.  That’s some real talent.  

Holy shit, yeah, that's real... Best party ever?

This is going to be a cop out but I don’t think I’ve even come close to seeing my favorite party yet.  The video of me playing in Mysteringland in 2012 was pretty amazing though.  South American fans are wild.

What's your vision for BETATRAXX now? Like where do you want to be versus where you are now? What do you think it'll take to get there?

I feel like I haven’t even started my career yet.  I’m building a full live show so I can actually perform all my songs live, I’m working on music videos, I’ve have over like 50 unreleased songs.  The problem has been getting the right people behind it to pull it all together.  I have this vision in my head and I don’t want to just dump everything out there and see what happens.  I want to present it right how I see it, and it’ll all make sense.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dirtwire - Taiga (Dimond Saints Remix)


Really wasn't sure how Dimond Saints would top their remix of Zhu's "Faded" but they seem to have done it again with their latest of Dirtwire's "Taiga". Can't thank these dudes enough for putting me onto so much dope original music through their remixes. Thank you, Saints.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Drake - Trophies (Middle Finger Remix)


Ayyyyyyy! A dope "Trophies" remix!

Can't tell you how many I've come across that just don't make the cut. But this one from Middle Finger, a producer duo that's keeping their identity on the low for now, has all the makings of a hit remix. This is their first release, with more on the way as I'm told. Listen.



Middle Finger on Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Last Dance Ft. Berry White & Astral Angst

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 Our friends at Dance & Romance will be celebrating their two year birthday and have a fun night in store for their monthly electronic event Last Dance in Northridge, Ca at the D Lounge. Astral Angst, an upcoming producer and DJ will be taking over the decks. Then we have Berry White, the house music project of Jonny Chino, who you may know from his Moombahton tunes. [Click Here] for event Info.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Drop

This first track is a deep remix of an old school R&B classic and it gives new life to this track with bouncey bass, clean sampling, and a smooth bass-line make this track a must download.
Not the typical Bass tunes we usually hear from Zeds Dead, but still a wonderful track with some interesting synths midway into the tune.
A very deep and bass heavy tune with complimentary percussions and a smooth bassline that hypnotizes you.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BRAND NEW: Zhu - Faded (Dimond Saints Remix)


There's really no doubt about it now. With a handful of #1's on the HypeM.com charts, over a million plays on their SoundCloud, and finding 10K fans on their Facebook, the Dimond Saints are not only pioneers of the future bass sound, but they're really the masters.

Their take on Zhu's "Faded" is too on point. The way they make the bass expand and contract underneath the drunk vocals is genius. What a feeling they've created here. Gonna need you guys to turn this one up and go with it. Ride.

Friday, May 2, 2014

L A Y L A - Smokestacks (Dimond Saints Rework)


The Dimond Saints just dropped off this reworking of L A Y L A's "Smokestacks". I really fuck with these guys man. Their production is always on point. Their design and image is cool and mysterious and perfectly reflects their sound. And atop all that good stuff, they're remixers. And as you all know, a good remixer's going to introduce you to dope new artists. As is the case here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Artist Spotlight: Saint [Interview]

Saint has been making lots of noise in the last year with big tunes, twerk anthems, and just changing the game with original and innovative music that follows no formula. Saint carries a very mysterious aesthetic that forces you to wonder and focus solely on the music. We were able to catch up with Saint and ask a few questions. So lets see what the Bass Shaman Saint has to say.

What is your name, favorite food, and what city you from?
My name is Virgil. I’m based in Los Angeles, and my food of choice is water.
Describe your sound in three words?
Hip-hop. Club. Aggressive.
What three songs you have been into lately?
‘2 On’ by Tinashe, ‘Run These Streets’ by K. Michelle, and ‘Melba’s Call’ by Bok Bok and Kelela. That and everything DJ Mustard and Young Thug are putting out- I know you said only three though. And Nicki Minaj too, sorry.

What audience do you have in mind when you DJ and produce?
I never really had an audience in mind, I kind of just go for stuff I like and would want to hear when out.
You have collaborated with a good amount of artists, how has the process been? Do you feel you have developed your sound with these collaborations?
It’s always fun. I try to bring them into my sonic world and find some type of middle ground. Some people I work with i’ll bang it out (G-Buck, Jesse Slayer), and others i’ll really dive and make something deep and more art based (AGLORY). You pick up something from everyone, really.

You have received a lot of cosigns, and your tracks have been played at festivals by some of the biggest names. How does it feel to have your tracks being heard by thousands of people?
It doesn’t feel real some times. I’ve been in crowds when Major Lazer has played me, and seeing something you made in basically isolation do that to people is insane. Then there’s stuff like DJ Shadow, who is someone I listened to and admired growing up, doing scratch routines to my track with G-Buck that is, like, unbelievable. Hearing yourself on the radio too, out driving, is something i’ll never get used to. It’s really hard to wrap your head around the fact that your music is reaching that many people. Even looking at Soundcloud plays and trying to wrap your head around each number being a actual person sitting somewhere in the world, listening to you… it’s a blessing. And crazy as fuck.
You are working with Aglory on a new track, how has the process been? the track called Cordoba?
Yes, Cordoba. It originally started as a rap beat I was doing just for fun- which is what I do when I get irritated with club/dance music. I posted a video on Facebook of it just cause, and Anthony (1/2 of AGLORY) immediately messaged me asking what it was. I explained it was just me having fun, and he insisted we make it a full track. We went back and forth a few times, and the end result was an R&B sequel to our last EP.
Is it true you have a crush on Angelina Jolie and when did it start?
Not a crush at all- she’s my hero, my life inspiration. I don’t even know in all honesty, I feel like i’ve always admired and looked up to her even when I was a child. She’s poised, intelligent, worldly, but still maintains this amazing aura of cool and edgy. There absolutely no one like her. I want to be her, honestly. One day i’ll be that poppin’… hopefully.
How did the Gijibae collab come about with G Buck?
We had just did Mata Hari and really enjoyed the process. We actually sought out to make another club track- Gijibae was originally 145 BPM instead of 100. It had an entirely different lead instrument as well. We slowed it down to twerk-BPM. The song was finished but we happened on another track that had a synth like the one we were using. I wasn’t having it, so we scrapped it. I came up with the bells, we revamped the track, and that’s basically it. I think G-Buck has actually played the original out once or twice, and people were just like, wait what the hell?


You have released Twerk, moombahton, and trap style songs. What has been the most fun to produce?
Twerk, easily. Rap and hip-hop beats come the easiest to me- making dance music can get very tedious. With rap you can just go right into things- club music you have to build the tension.  There are rules. It’s so nerdy. When the whole twerk thing came about it was literally perfect. It caters to both sides of my musical interests. I’m obsessed with rap in general, but the fact that twerk is so heavily based in NOLA bounce music, Bay hyphy, and Atlanta snap music made it a given for me. I have the most fun making it, hands down.
What is War House?
War House is an offshoot of Baltimore/Jersey/Philly club music I created that follows the typical house/big room structure, only with club type vocals/kicks/leads. I don’t really make it anymore, though.

You have produced a bunch of tracks for Chapman, an upcoming rapper.
Chapman is a really good friend of mine, one of my best friends. I originally just did one track for his debut EP. He ended up flying to LA for a string of shows early January. We hung out a lot during that time and ended up working really well together. There’s definitely a lot more music coming with him.
Any future releases planned?
Many. My main focus is a full-length rap album, IMMACULATE. It’s my take on The Neptunes Clones and Timbaland’s Shock Value. Th entire thing was produced by me, and features a lot of friends and amazing vocal talent from all over the country. I have an EP coming out with Stezus Christ for our new collective NO. I have tracks with G-Buck, AGLORY, Fei-Fei, and tons of others that’ll be dropping soon. There’s also a few official remixes for both vocal artists and other dj/producers I have coming out. I got an EP of all club/twerk music too, which is untitled right now. Really excited for that one though. There’s two tracks, Naomi Campbell and Zoloft, that are really fun and probably some of my favorite things i’ve ever done. And then there’s beats for a bunch of really amazing rappers.
Have you ever thought of including face veils as part of your merchandise?
Never. The veil is more so commentary on the modern artist in the social media era- not a way of keeping a secret identity. I think a lot of the magic is gone because artists share themselves so freely on the internet. You always know where they’re at, what they’re thinking, wearing, eating. Music, at least for me, has always been an escape, so I like to keep some air of intrigue around me.
What do you carry in your DJ Bag?
 Just my laptop, a selection of cables, and an Akai APC.
What three Producers should we be listening to?
Jesse Slayter, G-Buck, and Cratesz.
Anything you want to tell your fans?
Thank you for supporting me and listening! I’m working so hard to bring everyone the best, most fun stuff I can come up with. And i’m working extra hard to get out and play for you all. I see every message and i’m trying to get out to these places, just know that. I hope IMMACULATE is something you all enjoy. Keep it classy, drink a ton of water, and love yourself.

Saint:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Haunter's Fave's

So we love to share music at Tilt and we have some tunes you need today! Some great genre variations that will get you stoked for your week(-end) and give you all the right vibes.

Quinn Kyle has been solid with his releases and this rework does well with the original, keeping true to the tune and adding his QK style to the track. 
 
If you like a good remix of Jodeci, then this is the one for you. The beat is bouncy and possesses you to start dancing and grinding all in one track.
Some mellow vibes with a Jersey Club R&B style tune we been seeing lately. Good tune and familiar samples makes this a fun song to just vibe out too.

Everyone remembers the song Lovefool and this remix just is magic. Smooth trap beat and perfect sampling of Lovefool.


/////FRNCH CNNXT

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brokechella Ft. Chippy Nonstop

Recently, we posted about Brokechella lineup and what to expect,  but we have just got word that Chippy Nonstop has been added to the Brokechella lineup. Chippy Nonstop is not the conventional rapper, but has created a natural brand that is worthy of praise. In my opinion a fresh take on female rapping with a very unique style, and a live performance you must see. Her performances are energetic and have been known to bring out the rump shaking side out of girls and boys alike. We recently spoke to Chippy, and had a few questions for her.


Word on the street is you're working on an album? How has the process been for you and what can we expect from this release?

Chippy: Hi! How are you? Yes, I am working on an album. It's taking longer than I anticipated. LOL. It's weird, because I make music really fast and release it fast so holding on to music gives me so much anxiety, but it's fun, just working on music and not playing that many shows I guess. I'm just excited to finish it, put it out and tour. It's going to be really refined compared to my old stuff. A lot of pop sounding tracks, but also a lot of interesting, different tracks. It's going to be a full rounded fun album with some surprising elements of songs with actual depth and content. I think all my old songs don't really have any substantial content or a message other then like ; ' I don't give a fuck let's just have fun' which is a good message, but when working on an album I wanted to be more personal, vulnerable and maybe even make slight impact if I can.

We noticed you have been partying with Kreayshawn lately, can we expect one of your music videos directed by Kreayshawn?

Chippy: I mean, I haven't really been partying with Kreayshawn lately, we went to Skrillex Birthday party, but that was the extent of the partying. But she is a really close friend of mine and I love her. I think I'm going to get her on a song on the album, I like working with her a lot and with friends in general. I really want her to do one of my videos for the album for sure. 

You have said that you cook Tandoori Chicken. Are you a secretly talented chef?

Chippy: Lmao! Well...my mom is literally the best cook ever. She forced me to learn how to cook a bunch of stuff before I moved out. I wouldn't really say I am a talented chef, but I mean I can cook a pretty good meal. 

Swizz beats had begun to follow you on twitter, what artist has got you the most excited because they started to follow you on twitter?

Chippy: Skrillex. LOL

Finally Verified was a huge success and Bang Bang was a standout track on the EP, what inspired that track?

Chippy: I don't know if 'Finally Verified' was a huge success, but thanks. Bang Bang is my favorite track on the album. I don't I had been going into the studio with Felix for a while and he just played that beat for me, because he knew I liked 'ethnic' sounding beats, so he played that. I always say that when I like someone I would literally do anything for them, theres not much depth to that song. I like reggeaton and I guess I'm a self proclaimed 'ride of die chick' in the song. Lol 


You recently remixed a Reggeaton song titled Rakata by Wisin and Yandel, what made you decide to go in that direction and are their future projects to be on songs with dem bow beats?

Chippy:Um...Basically I just got a new microphone in my room and I wanted to record something and I just like that song. It wasn't really something I over thought. I'm just obsessed with that song and I made it. So far there aren't any reggaeton-ish sounding stuff. 
I might try to sneak one in there though..Lmao . 


You will be performing at Brokechella, what can a new fan expect from your performance?

Chippy: I would like to think that my live show is the best part of me, as an artist. If you didn't 'understand' me before after seeing my live show and how much I care about it, how much it excites me and how much I put into it, I feel like if you don't understand why I am doing this after watching me live, you probably just have no heart...lol. My live show is something I put everything into and I hope that's transparent to people even if they don't really like the music, they appreciate my energy. 

You will be on the same bill with the M|O|D crew at Brokechella, how has it been performing and partying with the M|O|D crew?

Chippy: Well I'm dating one of them, so we are all mostly really close...... lol...hope he doesn't kill me for saying this......*oops*  They are all amazing and extremely talented people though and I've grown really close with them. I really hope this year they thrive as much as they deserve to, they are literally one of the best people and talented producers I've been around...and trust me I've been around A LOT. 
Anything you want to tell your fans?

Chippy: Love you! <3 and stay happy and positive, even though I always have a hard time staying at a positive energy, I will always try to bring myself up for my fans and always keep making music and thriving for them and myself. <3
Luv xoxo Chip

Friday, April 11, 2014

Brokechella 2014 [EVENT]

These days musical festivals have become huge and grown to many different events. Coachella is one of the biggest events and has expanded to two weekends. Seems these days that only the wealthy can afford Coachella, and at a price that almost hits $400, there has to be a better alternative. Thankfully, if your in the Los Angeles area and have $20 you can experience a festival at a fraction of the price of Coachella. Brokechella is your solution to good music, memories, and food. The lineup is stacked with great talent from the Hip Hop Stage, DJ Stage, and bands stage. Let's not even forget the many comedians who are also on board for the fun. I honestly can't find something as culturally relevant and organic as Brokechella in Los Angeles. Amazing artists will be rocking all the stages. From picking which food truck to eat at and which stages and artists to see, it can be a little overwhelming in an awesome way. So make sure to get your Broke Pass [HERE]
Brokechella:

Here's some tunes you can expect to hear at Brokechella:


///FRNCH CNNXT

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Drop Vol. 2


Gonna give you list of tracks that i have found and think they are really good. Check them out and find new artists. Different sections will be dedicated to the various genres.




House: Lets start this off with House music and all its amazing sub genres. We got Deep, Bass, Garage, Disco, and everything in between.


Trap: We got some very Trappy music for you. Variations of the genre are all represented here.

Bass: We Got you if your into Dubstep, Drum n Bass, or just Bass music. Even some Glitch Hop for you. Enjoy!     
Hip Hop: Here we have some underground Hip Hop for you to enjoy. Make sure to cop that Flatbush Zombies track though!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fugitives - The Escape EP

Born in Los Angeles, Fugitives are becoming a dance club name. Tracks that range from Moombahton, Dubstep, and House music and the versatility of the productions keeps going. Fugitives have received much support from various touring DJ's and have even begun to tour in events across the country. Fugitives will give you a taste of their style with every tune and never leave out the epic builds and drops. 

Their first official release on Dance & Romance titled "The Escape" mixes House with a festival friendly sound.   


Fugitives have had many releases and here are some of their other tunes from their soundcloud.


Monday, March 24, 2014

BRAND NEW: Doobious x DJ Sweap - Get Up


I don't even know what to say about this track to be completely honest. I mean, the title says everything. It's time to GET UP.

"Get Up" is another collab by the homie Doobious and his homie (the homie by association) DJ Sweap. Together they've made a dark, hard-hitting moombahton thumper that'll make your system go bu-rom-bum-bum-bum...the kind of beat that go ra-ta-ta-ta. The sort of club song that separates the men-speakers from the boy-speakers. "Get Up" is a certified bass-heavy, twerk-friendly, rump-shaking moombah-twerk-bomb that'll rip any dance floor to shreds. Turn it up below and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Villa Kang - Naked Trees


On "Naked Trees", Toronto-based post-EDM artist Villa Kang offers an eerie, emotive, electronic slow-burner as he channels feelings of uncertainty and regret with a tangible aggressiveness. The lyrics deliver personal themes about betrayal and the inevitable split that occurs when people grow up and away from one another. To compliment his brooding subject matter, Villa Kang invites his listener to a drug-addled, pre-dawn soundscape that intros sparsely with choir, guitar and vocals but soon drops with dark, pitched vocal yelps, a thick driving bass, rich synths, and a down-tempo, dance beat.

So curious to see what you guys think of this one! We're definitely loving these unique sounds and can't wait to hear more from the man. Go ahead.