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[Dubstep] Bassix – Gravity (Original Mix)

Bassix is an up and coming producer from Boston. Sadly thats about all we know about him, but after listening to this track I honestly wish we could know more. Bassix is still in his early stages of producing, with the oldest track on his soundcloud only dating back 3 months, but “Gravity” gives off the vibe of a seasoned dubstep pro. With a calm intro and a massive in-your-face drop in the style made so popular by Flux Pavilion, this track hits all the right marks to take Bassix very far. Support him by checking out his soundcloud.

Gravity (Original Mix) by Bassix [Edge Productions]

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[Hard Electro] Marilyn Manson – This is the New Shit (Krool Kickz Remix)

It is indeed a special day when Marilyn Manson makes his way on to The Music Ninja. Krool Kickz is the DJ/Producer persona of Viennese record label owner (of Dreieck Records) Dom Kardashian. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of the record label, things are still small, but keeping the quality very high. This remix of Marilyn Manson’s classic “This is the New Shit” Keep just enough of the original to get you feeling positively badass, whereas the super scratchy bass synth will make your brain melt out your ears. As a debut production, Krool Kickz is definitely on the right track.

Download: Marilyn Manson – This is the New Shit (Krool Kickz Remix)

Via Epic Bass Time

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Medina – You and I (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix)

Upon discovering this track this morning, I new all else could wait, and that I had to post this monstrosity of a song. I first caught wind of the duo from Luxembourg, Dead C∆T Bounce, with their stellar remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed“. It seems I wasn’t the only one that noticed their fresh talent, as since they have had a fast growing fan base, and released this remix as a little thank you for 2500 fans. The Skrillex influence is clear, yet not overused, as they stick to the oh so scratchy electro they have come to be known for. On top of that there is one of the dirtiest dub breakdowns around the 2:10 mark, for those of you who just can’t get through your day without a dose of wobble.

Medina – You and I (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix)

’You and I (Dead C T Bounce).mp3′
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[Dubstep] Exclusive interview with Adventure Club + Free Download

Adventure Club are a DJ/Producer duo consisting of Leighton and Christian from Montreal, Canada. Though they are new to the EDM scene, their debut productions have received significant praise from blogs and listeners alike. What separates Adventure Club from other dubstep producers, is their use of original, and even sometimes unexpected, samples for their tracks, which will force even the most anti-dubstep music fans to reconsider. I recently had a chance to catch up with the busy duo:

Why adventure club? Interesting name but it’s something you’d expect from an 80s movie, like “The Breakfast Club”, rather than a hard-hitting dubstep producing duo.

We were bouncing ideas off of each other for a bit. At first we we’re playing around in the ‘grimy’ area, but the mixes we were making didn’t seem to fit any of the names. When we got to Adventure Club, it just felt good. We enjoy the contrast between the playful tones of the name compared to the dark/dirty/yummy sounds that make dubstep. Omnomnom…

Having started producing in January of this year, making music must have been a recent decision. What pushed you to get into it?

We actually started when we were pretty young (Leighton with piano and Christian with guitar), and put a band together when we met in high-school. The band changed names, styles (pop punk, emo, hardcore, indie) and members a lot, but we always ended up sticking together.

This might seem like an obvious question, but why dubstep?

Before we got introduced to dubstep, we were huge hardcore fans (the screaming stuff not the techno stuff lol). The first track we got into was a gateway of both styles. It was a Bring me the Horizon remix by Tek-one “Sleep with one eye open”, and from there we started listening to a massive amount of producers trying to satisfy our new dubstep thirst. One night we just decided to fuck around with some sounds (none of which turned out well), but having that window opened seemed to turn our attention away from any of our other projects.

It’s been less than four months since you started, yet you’ve produced numerous incredible tracks; what’s your secret?

Why thank-you. We think the progression that we made through styles definitely adds to our music, and before Adventure Club, we had been developing a creative process together for years. Besides that, we just try to make/remix songs that we would listen to.

We think it’s awesome that you distribute your music for free, and even encourage this free distribution. Sadly this is not a choice that has been popular with many other artists. Why such an unorthodox decision?

There wasn’t much of a decision. As far as we’re concerned, the more people listening, the better. We never looked at our project as a business model because it wasn’t costing us very much to do it.

Like any producers, things must have started out quite small, when did you realize Adventure Club could be something successful?

A couple days after we released Daisy, lol (although our level of success so far is extremely debatable).  It took off in our eyes (but again, any amount of attention feels crazy for us), thanks to a few blogs that took the time to check us out, (thegetdownnn, theburningear, salacioussound to name a few). That was definitely one of the coolest/most rewarding feelings.

What sets you apart from other dubstep producers is your oftentimes unusual, yet refreshing, choice of samples. Who have been the musical inspirations that have helped shape your present sound?

Oh man, this list could go on forever. We definitely take from many different genres, but a few of the guys we’re listening to right now are Emarosa, Mumford and Sons, Asking Alexandria, Thrice, Circa Survive, Miike Snow,  Portishead, Agnus and Julia Stone, the Weeknd, Flux Pavilion, Skrillex, the xx, Zeds Dead, Nero…we might as well stop at some point.

Adventure Club thus far has stuck to sampling. Are there any vocalists or producers you would like to work with in future productions?

We’re excited to work on some original tracks, to get an E.P out. We’ve got some cool collabs lined up already. If we could choose a couple vocalists they would be Jonny Craig, Jesse Lacey, Ellie Goulding (we’d probably only spend our time pretending to not check her out), Elly Jackson (even though those two run a huge part of the dubmix world atm) oh… and obviously Ke$ha.

Your popularity has arisen from top-notch dubstep productions. Are you considering experimenting with other genres, or are you sticking to what you do best?

Uhm, we actually have a bit of drumstep work we’re sitting on at the moment, and maybe when the time is right we can unleash a few of our indie tracks. We still sit down with our guitars sometimes…

Dubstep was born in the UK, yet has experienced a recent boom in popularity in North America, to such a point that pop singers are playing around with it. How do you feel about dubstep going mainstream?

We like the idea of making dubstep more accessible. It’s a big umbrella already, but there are probably a lot of people who would love the pace and feel of the genre once they found a style that suits them.

When can we expect the world tour and platinum album release from Adventure Club?

When Leighton stops reffing little league baseball to commit to Adventure Club 110%. As he say so himself, there’s no ‘I’ in Adventure Club…what a goon.

Does Adventure Club have something special planned anytime soon?

We’re actually planning on eventually renting out a church to put together a real life Adventure Club.. oh and boys only.

With the dubstep filled release of the new Mortal Kombat, it is only appropriate for me to ask, what character would Adventure Club be, and why?

Based on our levels of in-game success with said characters, Christian will be Liu Kang and Leighton might as well be Sub-Zero (biggest noob ice-spammer in the world)

You’ve gathered quite a few music ninja fans after your release of your “We Don’t Eat “remix, anything you would like to say to the ninjas? … we would never manage to put it better ourselves.
And a huge shout out to the Music Ninja! We’ve found more than a few gems on the site.

Bonus Track:

Keeping with their style of smooth, soothing vocals with deep resonating basslines, here is a new track from the duo released today
Thrice – Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

’Thrice – Broken Lungs (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)’


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[Electro] Felix Cartal & Keatch – Solar

The Canadian-born Felix Cartal, of the infamous Dimmak record label, dropped this gem on his soundcloud this week. We first got a glimpse of this track back at EDC 2010, but it would seem it will be seeing a proper release on April 26th. The buildup creates absolutely ridiculous amounts of tension, which is unleashed by very hard hitting drop. Felix Cartal’s style is immediately recognizable, yet the collaboration with Keatch shakes thingsup a little. The collaboration overall is fantastic, and definitely one I would like to see repeated in the future.

Felix Cartal & Keatch – Solar

’Felix Cartal & Keatch – Solar’
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[Mixtape] Dada Life April 2011 Mix

Another month and another insane mix by the dedicated duo Dada Life. Their April mix is filled with jaw-dropping electro tracks lively tunes and, of course, top-notch heavy-hitting bass. Featuring such acclaimed as their remix of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” , “Awooga” by Calvin Harris and Dada Life’s own “Fight Club Is Closed (It’s Time For Rock’n’Roll)“, you know that this month’s mix won’t disappoint. Find 45 minutes to listen to the whole Dada Life April 2011 Mix in one go; you won’t regret it.

Dada Life April 2011 Mix

’Dada Life April 2011 Mix’

While the whole mix is great, here are two unknown gems that stood out from the others…

Get ready to rock out cause the German producers Spencer & Hill offer you a track with some mindblowing basslines. While S&H are known for sticking to Electro House, they do play around a bit with the wobble and even go all the way 3 minutes in (best 5 seconds of the track!).
Spencer & Hill – Beatrocka (Club Mix).mp3

’Spencer Hill – Beatrocka (Club Mix).mp3′

Even without the highly anticipated Hardwell’s track, «Encoded», released yet, Dada Life already manages to make a remix on it. Still maintaining the smooth arpeggio of the original, the Swedes spice up “Encoded” Dada Style.
Hardwell – Encoded (Dada Life Remix)

’Hardwell – Encoded (Dada Life Remix)’

Tracklist: Continue reading

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[Pop/House] Martin Solveig feat. Kele – Ready 2 Go

Who ever said the french and the english can’t get along? “Ready 2 Go” is the second single by Martin Solveig for his upcoming album “SMASH”. Featuring strong vocals from the lead singer of Bloc Party, Kele, “Ready 2 Go” is determined to do well. Its catchy beat, warm, uplifting vibe, surprisingly hard drops and simple chorus are perfect for the current April mood. With the success of his previous hit single “Hello”, I wouldn’t be surprised if remixes to this track start popping up soon.

Martin Solveig feat. Kele – Ready 2 Go

’Martin Solveig feat. Kele – Ready 2 Go’

via Epic Bass Time

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