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  • We’re going wild for the night to this incredibly hard set from Skrill dog out in Chicago.

    I am still speechless from that Jack U track he dropped 😐😐😐😭😵🙏

    Block Party Report

    We out here at Mad Decent Block and Cashmere Cat is absolutely killing it! Technically skilled and faceless like a robot.

    Woah. Did I just step into a worm hole? This new mix from Zomboy is absolutely mental, and I feel like I’m back in 2010.

    This has that filthy, fast-paced style with that drum kit that is undeniably reminiscent of dubstep (and drum n bass) coming out of the UK around that time.  I feel like I’m listening to the Zomboy I first heard around then, or Doctor P—any of those guys from Circus and (now) Never Say Die, really. 

    But this is so filthy. Straight dirty, like the portapotties at the Hudson Project. This is undeniably ZOMBOY and the nuclear zombie apocalypse has finally arrived.

    Eagerly awaiting the full release of his new EP.

    Minnesota brings us a huge remix of Adventure Club’s 2013 anthem, Gold (ft. Yuna.)

    Super funky, and stunningly futuristic, this is as deep and ambient a remix as we’d expect from him.  There is a lot of variability in styles here, as he mashes up the vocal sampling in a manner similar to that used by AC in their hit, “Do I See Color.” 

    Seriously, check this one out, as you drive down a far out coast, in the deep, dark night.  This is great cruising/chilling/vibing/discofreak music.

    Stomping onto the scene with eclectic techno infused style, MANT is set to release their debut EP with MTA Records later this month.

    The UK duo—whom I couldn’t find anything on, by the way—possess a unique skill set with hard hitting electro sounds and tech house proficiency.

    The ability to produce music that has tangible roots in popular genres while not fitting within those labels is becoming a commodity in the crowded landscape of EDM.  These guys have it in spades, and I can’t wait to hear more (soon.)

    I remember another artist who appeared to come out of nowhere with an infectious theme song.. oh yeah, that was Skrillex.

    This is massive.

    Diplo previewed a track from his upcoming album with Skrillex (as Jack U) during a set at ZigZag in Paris.

    Amidst pubescent screams of “we love you, Diplo!" digital shots are fired with this heavy hybrid trap mix, featuring vocals from Canadian artist, Kiesza.

    Much, much more to come from these two dubstep dons, genre gurus, as the entire EDM community eagerly awaits their label smashing release.

    Minnesota and G Jones team up for one crunchy, hood-rich mix.

    The drum kicks hard in this track, with a pulsating bass line backing it all up.

    This has the experimental, deeply creative feel you expect from Minnesota with some grungy trap’t tendencies, courtesy of the collaborator, G Jones.

    Keep an ear out for him, he’s on the rise.

    Throwback Tuesdays featuring…

    Durty Phresh with this underground anthem turned club smashing banger, Speakers Up!

    You may have heard this last year, albeit a bit distorted, in Bar9’s Bass Monsters Promo mix.  Back in 2010-11, Durty Phresh, Bar9 and other UK producers, the likes of Nero, put out releases on the forgotten label Audio Phreaks.

    DJ turn the speakers up to [sweat the phuckin’] people up!

    Trucco and Suarey—the boys from Miami who make up GT—have told me again and again that Zeds Dead is one of, if not, their biggest influence(s.) This is blindingly obvious with their new remix of Felix Cartal’s Ready for Love.

    Those little “zaps," that melodic drum pattern and these resonant bass lines.  This screams DC and Hooks, like calling their names from atop a mountain peak, across a quiet valley.  Yet Glow Team brings so much originality and uniqueness to the sounds they produce. 

    You wouldn’t expect this level of production quality (so damn clean, just flip to 0:38) from two not-yet-twenty-something music students.  Bringing in some 808s at the opening, and following that up with some uplifting chords, they delve into a hollow drum pattern that’s as hypnotic as Chloe Angelides voice. All while respecting the integrity of the original, as they fire off a stream of lasers.

    It echoes the same soul wrenching melodies as “Only You,” which Trucco had “in mind the entire time producing [this remix.]”  Get up on these guys.  Blink and the next time you hear their names it will be at your favorite club, if not on the line ups for next summer’s major festivals.

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