[Drum & Bass] Crankdat feat. Sara Skinner – Say It

Crankdat feat. Sara Skinner
Say It

Crankdat isn’t one to shy away from trying new things creatively. He’s taken on genre after genre and now has added another to his catalog by way of “Say It” with Sara Skinner, who shines bright on this one.

Although he implements a few styles in different magnitudes, Crankdat focuses in on drum & bass with this catchy tune. It’s melodic nature really glues the tune to your brain, even after you’re done listening the tones play back in your head. It’s no wonder why Armada Music wanted to release this track, which is now available on digital platforms. Do yourself a favor, add it to your library.

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[Dubstep] Bassrush Massive: The Album

If you’re into bass music, then Bassrush is a name that is all too familiar. The multi-avenue entity has been killing it with their events, media platform and now label. Today marks the start of Bassrush Massive and to celebrate the crew has released The Album, a compilation of dubstep and drum & bass records to either get you warmed up for the event, or remedy some of your FOMO. The compilation runs nineteen tracks deep with works from the likes of Caspa, Spag Heddy, Boogie T, SQUNTO and so many more. Without further adieu, if you’re ready to headbang, so are we. Click that play button!

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 299)

Ever since the week started, we’ve been looking forward to this day. Friday is finally here and we’ve got a dozen huge records for you to hear from some of our favorite producers. All twelve are available for free downloads if you’re still into collecting files! Even if not, you’ll be streaming goodies from the likes of Jayceeoh, 1788-L, Birthdayy Partyy, BIJOU, KJ Sawka, PatrickReza and many more. We jump right into the party tunes and keep the heat going all night long until we end with a little segue for you to end your festivities with. Enjoy all twelve and share ’em with your amigos!

’Jayceeoh & HVRCRFT – All I See (feat. Veela)’
’1788
L – C Y B E R S P A C E’
’Bassnectar – Bass Head (Birthdayy Partyy Flip)’
’BIJOU & Gerry Gonza – Take A Hit’
’KJ Sawka x Noya – Rising Sun’
’Sam Lamar – Laserz’
’Pixel Terror – SUBMERGE’
’Goodnight Kiss – Better Days (PatrickReza Remix)’
’Terravita X Chime X Akylla – Go Higher’
’Rawtek & Juyen Sebulba – Rock High ft. Keno (Teknicolor Flip)’
’3lau – Walk Away (Parker Bootleg)’
’Bells and Robes – Jackal and the Moon’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 294)

Let’s leave the week behind and get on to the weekend at hand. Friday marks the segue into two of the most treasured days. Whether you’re looking to party hard or kick back and relax this weekend, we’ve got you covered with some tunes. We kick things off with some pre-game action thanks to the likes of Litche, benny mayne and others. From there the energy picks up with records from ZEKE BEATS, Rawtek, Birthdayy Partyy, Who’s John and more. Filled with great originals as well as remixes, this batch of free downloads is as diverse as it is awesome. Click that play button and initiate the start of the weekend!

’Litche – Winter (w/ Nrthn)’
’jutes x benny mayne – attitude’
’Go Get It (feat. TITUS)’
’DRUGS! (ZEKE BEATS Remix) – REZZ x 13 (Free DL)’
’Rawtek – Cardi Boombahton’
’Birthdayy Partyy – All Night (Original Mix)’
’1 7 8 8 – L & Blanke – D E S T I N Y’
’Who’s John – Mind 2 It’
’Deadmau5 – Ghost ‘n’ Stuff (SYN Remix)’
’Lektrique x aUtOdiDakT – Shots Fired (Reloaded)’
’Cardi B – Drip ft. Migos (BLSZRD Remix)’
’Bronze Whale – Patterns’
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Looking at the NOS Event Center from the outside, you’d never think that Insomniac would be able to transform the traditional fairgrounds into the Alice & Wonderland themed massive event that it is.

It was somewhere between walking into the Queen’s Domain Stage for the first time, with royal banners draped down from a regal dome and the stained-glass windows of a virtual castle dance on the huge Main Stage LED screens; Between fairytale teapot art cars that stood comically 15ft high just outside with their caretakers fresh out of mind-bending tea party with the mad hatter himself; and between watching every rendition of Wonderland’s vibrant characters stream into the venue all around me that I realized I had already I had already tripped and fallen deep into the Rabbit Hole.

The event was outstanding, even through a chilly rain the first day. If anything the stages had even more memorable crowds with everyone dancing and staying in cover to keep warm and dry.

The Mad Hatter’s Castle was the favorite music stage this year, featuring outrageous sets from the likes of R3HAB, Electric Mantis, Black Tiger Sex Machine, & Australian artist Just A Gent. Christofi dropped an awesome, intimate set early on Day 2 at the Queens Domain that went off too. Personal best set of the weekend? Valentino Khan.

With VIP experiences being hit or miss, I was excited to see what this years looked like. The Gypsy Shrine was there in all their glitter & jewels making people fabulous and there was a massive recreated mad hatter tea party table for photo ops. What truly stood out as I explored the space was an explosion of what was referred to as “wellness technology”.

A massive spinning bed that rotated 13 times per minute to balance the body’s equilibrium. Light therapy masks. Vibrating beds known as SoundLounges. Virtual Reality Experiences. Live Art. An Augmented Reality wall. The list goes on, but I was blown away.

The Courtiers were brought in by Insomniac to curate the space known as ‘The Quantum Lounge’ and they partnered with a company in the emerging cryptocurrency space called Swarm Fund to do it. The Virtual Reality was using the game Sound Self, where the object is to fill objects with your voice. Using tones, fractal patterns actually respond to the user’s voice to create intricate, hypnotic patterns. It was a trip watching how people interacted with the game, with one girl singing into the game creating incredible patterns.

After my experience there, I moved onto the SoundLounge. I was given headphones and laid down on a futuristic black bed, choosing a 5 minute audio track called “Abundance” that had been designed by a doctor to facilitate relaxation in the body. Almost instantly after I was placed in the lounge and the track started, I could feel a massive bass wave pulse through the my body and drop all tension away. It was way beyond my expectations, with one guest sitting up saying it was one of the best festival experiences they’d ever had.

I spent more time here engaged than any other VIP space I can remember. The live art was truly outstanding and left plenty of room to lounge around on light-up, fiberglass pods that were essentially art installations and seating at the same time. The Quantum Lounge was a perfect recharge and entertainment experience that every VIP experience could look to for inspiration. Truly the last piece of the puzzle to bring me fully into Wonderland and send me back onto the festival dance floor feeling my best.

All in all Beyond Wonderland was an awesome event, and a perfect introductory experience for me – showcasing how far they’ve come in the event’s 8yr run. With an amazing lineup, art installations, stages, and an outrageous VIP I left remembering why I come to these events. To connect with myself and the other amazing humans that call this otherworldly combination of music and immersive art home.

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We’re going hard this weekend, that’s all there is to it. We’ve got the festival flu – infected with the inescapable urge to get our party on and it just happens to be Friday. As we do every week, we’ve gathered a collection of free downloads to aid in your festivities. Whether you’re getting out in the sun or hunkering down in the oncoming storms in various areas, we’ve got you covered with just the right tracks. From the pre-game to the party to the after party, we’ve got it all. Records from Madnap, MEMBA x Mothica, LMBO, Birthdayy Partyy, TWO OWLS and more will serve you well. We close things out with Sam F’s Walmart Yodel kid remix because we kind of have to include it, as well as benny mayne’s acoustic version of “bounce’ to bring everything to a peaceful close. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe!

’Kill Paris – Red Lights ft. Dotter (Madnap Remix)’
’MEMBA & Mothica – Chasing Light’
’Emmit Fenn – Lost in Space (Restless Modern Remix)’
’LMBO – Dysphoria’
’Shaun Frank – Addicted Feat. Violet Days (Midnight Kids Remix)’
’Birthdayy Partyy X BigSammyZ – Bad Bitches (Original Mix)’
’Pixel Terror & Vice City – Horizon (ft. Matt Kahn)’
’IYFFE – Stalker( Original Mix)’
’GHOST VOICES (TWO OWLS x TASCIONE REMIX)’
’AFK X CARBIN FT. CODY RAY – BOSS(KAWT N KANDY REMIX)’
’Sam F – i e i e o (ft yodeling walmart kid)’
’benny mayne – bounce (acoustic)’
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The Black Marble Collective has graced us with a stunning EP straight out of left field. If you’re not ready to get weird, then you’ll need to prepare. The Weekend EP by Spotovsky and company is not your average electronic project.

Hailing from Saint Petersburg, Spotovsky came through with a cerebral set of originals accompanied by a host of remixes that share those same abstract sentiments. Together it makes for a sonic journey unlike anything we’ve experienced this year. It definitely fits the bill for burner events or even the main attraction itself, Burning Man. Have a listen for yourself and let your spirit free. The Weekend is currently available on Bandcamp.

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