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  • The chills I got from hearing this track again just left me wide awake.

    I’ve been into Vaski for some time— there’s something about unique, multidimensional production that gets me every time, haha.

    I’ll admit, this one had slipped through the cracks in my mind, and I last remember hearing it at last summer’s *casualty-free* Mad Decent Block Party (DC stop.)

    It was a day filled with sun and marred by clouds.  We were exhausted and I was having a rough time for most of the day dealing with serious stomach pain.  My friend and I were about as active as quick sand as Flosstradamus finally took over the decks.   Then I woke up.  Piercing vocals "going INSANEEEE" in front of an incredibly deep, layered bass line sent a shock through my body. 

    We instantly got back up and ran towards the bass, and danced the night out.

      Thank you, Vaski, and big ups to Floss for the support. You guys created a memory that I still vividly recall whenever I think of that summer.

    We will return with your scheduled programming shortly…

    Hello bass heads, freaks and kandi kids, we just wanted to take some time to explain the lack of material on our page recently.

    We have been very busy— expect a few major things coming soon.  Ray and I attended Moonrise Festival in our home town of Baltimore a couple weeks ago, and we cannot say enough wonderful things about that heavenly place.  Bassnectarthrew down the hardest set I have ever seen, and completely melted our minds, as he fought and obliterated the sound bleed from Carnage’s ill-timed set on the main stage.

    Ray is almost finished with a comprehensive review of Porter’s new album Worlds, and I will be heading to Electric Zoo next week.  In September we will be covering our first official event with press passes (!!!)

    Love you all, and thank you for all the support!

    Special shout out to Trucco & Suarey from Glow Team, for continually encouraging us!  We may (definitely) have a recap of their first major show with Kill Paris and Antiserum up very soon. 

    Until next time, keep it classy you freaky people.

    -Christian (and Ray)

    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.

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