[Dubstep] Stoned Level x Izzy Vadim – Shinobi

Montreal is undoubtedly one of the bass capitals of the world, if not THE bass capital. Two of its best up and coming dubstep producers in Stoned Level and Izzy Vadim have joined forces for the monstrous “Shinobi.” The hard-hitting original sees both producers return to Kannibalen Records following Stoned Level’s official BTSM remix and Izzy’s SWAMP EP.

“Shinobi” is packed to the brim with absolutely thrilling energy that is embodied by larger-than-life guitar riffs and its explosive sound design. Gritty and certainly heavy as hell, “Shinobi” is a must add to your workout, gaming or just all out raging playlists. It’s a fantastic single that shows just how alive the underground bass scene is!

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[Melodic Bass] Worlds Apart – Take Me Away

The Washington DC trio Worlds Apart have recently dropped their new single “Take Me Away” featuring the vocalist Scarlett. Together these four creatives delivered an emotionally charged melodic bass record akin to works you’d find if you were a fan of Seven Lions and his label Ophelia.

“Take Me Away” walks the line between vibey and heavy with the group having implemented some unique sound design that certainly fills out the bass frequencies. Scarlett’s performance is stunning, adding a whole other dimension of feeling to an already strong song. Worlds Apart continue to grow and it shows with one of their best songs to date.

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[Dubstep] Star Monster – Butterscotch Candy EP

If you’re ready to headbang, Star Monster will see you in the dojo now. The up and coming bass producer recently dropped his Butterscotch Candy EP as an independent release packed with four heavy heaters.

Butterscotch Candy shows of Star Monster’s gritty sound that he can take to a variety of styles. Although dubstep takes the lead, Star Monster switches things up throughout the project to give listeners an even more wild ride like with the drum & bass break in the title track. Overall this is a strong project from a producer that’s been steadily gaining traction over the past few years.

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[Dubstep] RUVLO – Chaos EP

New York bass producer RUVLO has dropped his debut EP Chaos on Kannibalen Records. With three track RUVLO takes the next step in his career and further establishes himself as one of dubstep’s gems.

Chaos begins with the AfterMyFall featured “Chaos In The Confines” that is a hard-hitting headbanger hit. Next RUVLO takes the energy even further alongside CRANKDAT for the party anthem “Rage Cage” that is just as heavy as you think it is. Lastly RUVLO shines on his own with the weird and wonky “Giant Spider Invasion.” Overall it’s a strong debut that sets the stage for the next part of RUVLO’s burgeoning career.

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[Dubstep] Brondo – Concrete Jungle LP

The bass jungle beast Brondo has graced 2022 with his second album Concrete Jungle. Released independently this 12-track project is a full on barrage of bass with several dubstep records and handful of records that see Brondo flex his creative abilities.

It’s not often you see dubstep albums, but Brondo’s second foray into LP territory is strong. Standouts on the album include “The King” and the house heater “Tonka” which may be our favorite song on the project. Brondo’s gritty distortion is on full display throughout the LP that is well worth the listen through.

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[Dubstep/Trap] Kai Wachi – SKINS EP

Kai Wachi. That should be enough to get you interested, but if you need more convincing about one of dubstep’s finest you’ll be interested to find out about his astonishing 8-track SKINS EP on Kannibalen Records. Ever since his single “Run” his fans have dubbed his melodic, more emotional side as “Cry Wachi” and now the Boise beast has doubled down with his first fully fledged project exploring that side of his creatitivity.

For starters Kai Wachi enlists some truly phenomenal vocalists including RUNN, Lexi Norton, Nina Sung, SOUNDR, YMIR, Calivania and TeZATalks. Each bring their own unique flavor to a project that is a wild ride from start to finish. Most of the songs are standouts which showcases Kai Wachi’s hitmaking ability – one that blends musicality with ear-shattering distortion that nobody can seem to get enough of. His ability to develop a song from start to finish is masterful, while many producers sit by and copy/paste their drops. Kai Wachi has always been a producer to keep an eye on, but now he seems to be hitting a stride that can take him to the very top of the game.

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[Future Bass] KANA-BOON – Silhouette (Tokyo Machine Remix)

Sony Music Asia has a new endeavor that is proving to be quite the cultural powerhouse. Sakura Chill Beats is Sony’s new Youtube channel where they are highlighting talent from across the world by giving them the exclusive opportunity to officially remix some of anime’s biggest hit theme songs. Their latest is from Tokyo Machine, who took on KANA-BOON’s hit song “Silhouette” which is the theme for the internationally acclaimed Naruto.

Tokyo Machine delivers a smash hit of a remix that certainly lives up to the legendary status of the original song. We totally understand that music in another language can be hard for some to enjoy, but Tokyo Machine really did a number on this one and created something that sounds so fun that it’s hard not to enjoy. So go on ahead and drop this one into your gaming, driving, partying or whatever other kind of playlists that you got rolling.

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