The bass music world has truly exploded over the passed few years, resulting in a wide spread of different approaches to different genres, and generally different sounds. But a few talented producers shown through the crowds of self-proclaimed “DJs” even early on, and still to this day deliver heavy doses of relentless filth. Eptic is undeniable one of these producers. The Belgian producer and Never Say Die Recordsartist’s newest release has finally officially hit the shelves. The Mastermind EP presents three heavy new tracks ranging from the dubstep to drumstep ranges, and of course a fourth obligatory trap song. This EP doesn’t come a moment too soon though, with Moonrise Festivaljust a month away, and Eptic now officially added to the lineup!!
We hope you all had a great weekend, and to help you all recover from the holidaze we got a brand new track from Manic Focus! We caught him on our radar not too long ago and we are eagerly waiting to see him throw it down this festival season at Electric Forestand Camp Bisco! Today, he dropped a new short track to hold us over until his new album drops (hopefully this summer!), and it is an absolutely killer dubstep remix of Petey Pablo’s “Raise Up”. With funky vibes and deep heavy wobbles, Manic Focus is the perfect glitched out music to chill to while we all get ready for what’s sure to be a great summer of festivals! Crank up those speakers, sit back, and don’t forget to check out the 3 FREE!! Bonus Tracks (2 remixes, and 1 original) we’ve included below!
Oh Philly love, Philly love, what do we have for you today? None other than the great MitiS with a fresh new release for the world. The Philadelphia producer and DJ has been hard at work on his Born EP the passed few months. The first glimpse we had into the project was his track “Endeavors”, which left our jaws on the floor and our mouths watering. This EP definitely lives up to the MitiS standard, with that wistful bass sound that just makes you think everything’s going to awesome and happy. It’s bass that takes you to a better place. Enjoy guys!
I really feel as though Figure‘s been cranking ‘em out lately, but the man is absolutely relentless. It’s more a question of whether his work ethic or just the straight evilness of his music is more relentless. For this new remix, the drumstep king teamed up with OWSLA Recordsto bring you the release. It might seem like an odd combination at first- it certainly made us cock our heads for a second- but when it comes to evil, EVIL music, OWSLA certainly turns up the heat too. Not to mention, Blood Diamonds is one of the latest editions to the label — this track is actually taken off his new Barcode EP. Drumstep at it’s finest.
This is by no means new music, but it’s still awesome music, and less known than it should be. I myself just discovered Metaform, a California producer and musician who creates his own beats and lays his own vocals on top. His most recent album was called Electric Mist, and it moves away from more traditional hip-hop beats into some other more experimental sounds within the electronic music world. It results in some seriously knocking tunes, some of which have been repeating on my computer for a straight day now. The most mesmerizing thing about this album is its span across the plane of electronic music, covering glitch-hop, dub, drum & bass, even some trap, and also still taking it down to groovy synthpop tunes that resonate an essence of such acts as Cherub. If you enjoy chilled out rhythms, then don’t let this one slip through your fingers!
We have another treat for you today, this one coming from Philly native and Glitch Squad member, Architekt. This Glitch Squad release, the Detonator EP, is a 3-track EP featuring an original mix and two remixes, yet covers quite a wide range of the EDM subgenres. The Architekt’s original mix has that heavy, glitched out sound that we have come to love so much, and fellow Philly natives, The Nineties, take a different approach, giving the song a great Drum and Bass/Drumstep vibe that’s sure to pull you out of your seat to start raging. Finally, the 3rd track by Atlas gives a nice change of pace for all of our house/trance fans, with a smooth progressive house remix! The EP is available on Glitch Squad’s Bandcamp with the option to name your own price. While it’s always nice to pick up some free tunes, be sure to support the artists when you get the chance! We’ve seen incredible things happen to the local scene here in Philly over the past few years, so lets continue to contribute by using some of that newly acquired Christmas money to buy some killer tunes that are well worth it!
Okay, now if you’re looking for something truly unique, than look no further. It’s always humbling to see how much local talent we have here in Philadelphia, and this new release from Psy-Fi Productionsartist, Redhat, is a true testament to that statement. His production technique incorporates elements of glitch, hip-hop, bass, breakbeat, dub, and plenty of experimental influence as well. The [ot]c[G]ah EP is a total success in my mind, but “Gotcha” is definitely a standout track on the release. As always, enjoy!!
Looking over the site today I noticed there was something we forgot to post, but I simply cannot pass up the opportunity to post. It’s the newest release from live electronic dubstep/drumstep trio Destroid. The trio is officially composed of Excision,Downlink and drummer KJ Sawka, but this track also features an appearance from producer Space Laces (who actually had a remix on Excision’s X-Rated: The Remixesalbum). It’s hard to imagine how powerful a sound you would get when you combine the immense production power of Excision and Downlink, and then throw in the element of a live drummer, but “Wasteland” is truly the result and, oh, is it magnificent. Bass attack!!
The first I heard of Apashewas that dirty trap tune “Bubble Gun” he put down with SNAILS. Needless to say, I was hooked. So when I saw that the Canadian producer had a track with Dabin on his new Awakening EP, I knew I had to check it out. The track is absolutely relentless, and so is this entire release. If you didn’t know Dabin’s name before now, I’m sure it’ll stick in your memory. Enjoy!
It was a bit of a long weekend for us here at Funkadelphia, and we’ve been recovering all Monday morning so far. So this, FREE!, new tune from MitiS has been doing us pretty good. It’s got that light, melodic, almost airy feel to it that I’ve come to expect and love from the rising Philadelphia producer. At the same time, he turns up the BPM to that fast-paced drum & bass/drumstep goodness to get your head really rocking. Be sure to pick it up below if ya dig. Enjoy!