[Dubstep] Synchronice – Countdown EP

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The young Jersey brothers of Synchronice are back at it releasing their four track EP titled “Countdown” on Firepower Records. The first song off the track is “Countdown” and takes the listener on an electronic adventure. The whole song feels like a timer or a clock, slowly than quickly counting down until some ending appears. The boys do an amazing job mixing their electronic melodies with intense beats. The second song, “The Sentence”, could be straight out of a good sci-fi or action movie. The song starts off with some powerful dubstep drops, and I mean powerful. The voice tells the listener the sentence is death then the boys take your mind on a rollercoaster ride of captivating noises from dub to electric to drums and back again. The boys team up with PRYSM for “This & That”, a catchy tune that again is intensified with the brother’s love for strong dub sounds. The final song is a remix of Datsik’s “Machete” which features Snak The Ripper. Again, the boys show their love for the hard hitting beats, letting Snak display his lyrics while the brothers display their music. Synchronice always impresses with their own sound and they never shy away from the passion of their in-your-face-never apologizing blows.

1. Synchronice
Countdown
2. Synchronice
The Sentence
3. Synchronice and PRYSM
This & That
4. Datsik
Machete (feat. Snak The Ripper) (Synchronice Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist Interview] How Celldweller’s persistence paid off

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Filth Friends Unite (Celldweller Remix)

TMN: Today I have the pleasure of interviewing our wonderful June resident artist Celldweller, or as he is known to friends and fans alike, Klayton. Thanks so much for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions, where are you writing to us from today?

K: A place that goes often completely unused – the lounge of my studio. (That would require relaxing and I haven’t quite figured out how to do that yet.)

TMN: Let’s start from the beginning, before there was Celldweller, before the red hawked hair, let’s go all the way back to when you were a kid. Many artists talk about their musical upbringings. Did you have any music in your house or were you exposed to any instruments or singing early on in life?

K: Yes and no. Definitely surrounded by music, but not necessarily instruments. My grandfather had a massive collection of vinyl and the highlight of my childhood was when I was able to visit, getting to sit in his “music room” and put on headphones and listen to anything from classical to disco to the progressive electronic music of the 70’s & 80’s.

TMN: Do you remember what was the first tape or record or CD that you owned?

K: Hard to say. I wasn’t permitted to listen to the radio due to my parents trying to protect me from the evil messages of modern lyricists, but I did remember sneaking in some early Billy Joel, Queen & eventually Judas Priest’s “Screaming for Vengeance” vinyl which I had to hide outside in my shed so I didn’t get in trouble. (Just for the record, I love my folks and they did an awesome job raising me, although they still can’t figure out why I have a red Mohawk. I blame Judas Priest.)

TMN: Who was your musical idol as a kid?

K: If I had to go back to when I was discovering the music that I was initially trying to emulate in my teen band days, as generic as it sounds, it was Metallica. I was a drummer first, so Lars was the man.

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Datsik and His Love of the Dark Side of Music

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Rise at Night
Armed & Dangerous feat. MC Zulu (Datsik Remix)

Last weekend, Datsik came tearing into Colorado putting on two incredible laser crazy shows reminding every person in the audience what grime dub can sound like. I was able to sit down with him Saturday before his show to get some insight on his past, his love of hip-hop and even a little on Mark Ruffalo.

TMN: I have the pleasure today of sitting down with the crazy producer of dubstep, Mr Datsik, thank you taking the time to talk to us tonight before you show the Mile High City what is up.

D: Of course.

TMN: Let’s start from the beginning when you were young. Was there any music in your household or did you take any musical lessons when you were a kid? You’ve told the great story of your dad giving you a surround sound system and saying, you make it, you can keep it. Were there other musical stories like this?

D: I’ve actually never really had a musical background I’ve always kind of been into the more technical side of it I guess. So that’s why making dubstep and cool noises appeals to me and I’ve always kind of been into making the darker stuff ya know? When I was younger, a teenager, I was into dark hip-hop stuff which translated into what I am making now.

TMN: What was your first tape and/or CD that you owned?

D: Shit. Um, it must have been, I think it was an old Beastie Boys tape or something like that. I’m trying to remember I got it from my brother and that is the first one I can remember. I had one of those big yellow walkmans too (laughs) you know those?

TMN: Oh yes, I had one of those too.

TMN: And what was the first concert you ever went to?

D: I went to a Snoop Dog concert when I was fifteen and I remember we rolled up like twenty joints.

TMN: (Laughs) You kind of have to, it was Snoop Dog.

D: (Laughs) Exactly! So we filled this little container and we snuck it in and we didn’t have floor seats but we rolled up there was five of us and we sparked them and smoked them all at once. I was definitely in a haze when I left.

TMN: On numerous occasions it has been written that you were and still are a giant rap and hip-hop fan, Wu-Tang Clan was your favorite. What was it about this type of music that you loved and still love so much?

D: I guess again, the dark shit. That has always been my niche, the darker side of hip-hop and I liked how it didn’t feel overproduced so everything felt grudgy and edgy. I think the imperfections is what made it perfect for me?

TMN: That being said, what do you think about the rap scene today? For example, Kanye West pretty much just declared himself a “God” in that department, how has the rap scene changed and what are your thoughts on that?

D: Well I think before I answer this we should distinguish that rap and hip-hop are two different things. Rap is the rap game you know about money, cash, hoes whatever. Hip-hop is more about an intellectual approach and getting a message across. I’m not that into rap but I am into hip-hop because it is telling a story. Kanye West, I don’t know it is kind of Hip-Hop because he is telling a story but he is bragging about how cool he is. I mean whatever you know, it’s cool, it will get on the radio.

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[Dubstep/Electronic] Love Inks – Skeleton Key (RUN DMT Remix)

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Skeleton Key (RUN DMT Remix)

Run DMT isn’t scarred to unlock any doors with his remix of fellow Austin band Love Inks’ “Skeleton Key”. DMT has only been around for two and a half years but that doesn’t mean he isn’t already making his mark on all the music he remixes and all his original productions. He’s Austin born and bread and we like that he took another band from his hometown, an Indie band nonetheless, and turned their sweet tune into a fabulous electronic, dub remix. DMT never takes away from the tantalizing lyrics of the song rather he just enhances the overall feel of the tune. The original song is stunning and DMT does the remix on point.

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A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night (Dog Blood Remix) + Skrillex’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

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Yesterday Skrillex‘s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 aired, and it featured of 2 hours of jaw dropping tracks. This first track we’re featuring is a rip of Dog Blood‘s remix of A$AP Rocky’s track “Wild For The Night”. It’s a healthy dose of filthy acid electro and amazing vocals edits, prepare for the second drop though it’s nuts. Next we got “Untitled (This Much Power)”, and it’s an insane solo track from Skrillex. Last we got the 2 hour Essential mix click after the jump to view the whole track list. Cheers.

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Wild for the Night (Dog Blood Remix)
Skrillex
Untitled (This Much Power)
Skrillex
Essential Mix (BBC Radio1)

Dog Blood – Untitled Demo
Knife Party – Power Glove (Adam F Edit)
Torro Torro x Astronomar – Go Deep
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn [PMR]
Destructo – Higher [Boyznoize]
Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Skrillex Bootleg)
Jeremih x D’Angelo – F*** U All The Time x French Fries
Dog Blood – Middle Finger 2
AC Slater – Out Here [Trouble & Bass]
Sluggers – Rollex
Culprate – McFunk (feat. Torqux) [Inspected Records]
UZ – Trap Sh*t V13 (Justin Martin Remix) [Boysnoize Records]
Millions Like Us – Behind You [Inspected Records]
Skrillex – Leaving [OWSLA]
Deftones – You’ve Seen The Butcher (Mustard Pimp Remix)
Boys Noize – Excuse Me
Stephen Brown – Fuego (Ben Sims Remix) [Theory]
Branchez – Shake
A$AP Rocky – Wild For The Night (Dog Blood Remix)
Skrillex – Try It Out (feat. Alvin Risk)
Skrillex – Scary Bolly Dub [OSWLA]
Felguk – Loud Blue (12th Planet Remix)
Jeremih – 773 Love (Cashmere Cat Edit)
Alvin Risk – Put ‘Em Up (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
Blood Diamonds – Barcode (The Widdler Remix)
Flux Pavillion & SKism – Jump Back (VIP) (feat. Foreign Beggars) [Circus]
Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht) [Aftermath]
Sub Focus – Tidal Wave (Flosstradamus Remix) (feat. Alpines) [Mercury]
Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness (Dog Blood Edit)
Phonat – Ride The Prejudice [OWSLA]
Bro Safari & UFO! – Animal
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
DJPJMADEDISTRACK! – Juke That Ass From The Back [Halstead Street Entertainment]
Leatherface – No Love For [Booty Call Records]
Orties – Plus pute que toutes les putes (Lecter remix) [Booty Call Records]
Valentino Khan – The Dip
Bro Safari – The Drop (Must Die! Remix)

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[Hip-Hop] Jez Dior – Scarle†† Sage

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You know, it’s kind of strange to have an album release on a Wednesday, considering industry protocol has always been Tuesday. But why follow convention when your music doesn’t do so? Over the last few months the team here at TMN have steadily fallen in love with Jez Dior‘s music one by one, and that’s mainly because he’s consistently been able to differentiate himself from your average rapper. One of the many endearing qualities about Jez is his versatility. Sampling artists like Lana Del ReyDaughter, and even Eiffel 65, Jez draws influences from a wide range of genres from dub to alternative rock, which allows him–alongside producer Danny Score–to construct a sound unlike anything else out there. Maybe that has something to do with his upbringing, as being the son of rocker Steve Dior, he’s stated he’s looked to idols like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Kanye West for inspiration.

At only 21 (wish him a Happy Birthday), Jez Dior displays confidence well beyond his years. He brings with him a fiery intensity that shines through on bangers like “Blue” and “Move On” as well as more emotional numbers like “Love Me To Death” and “Tough To Talk To.” It’s the authentic approach to his music that’s noticeable in every one of his verses. Jez Dior strives to make real music, with true feelings regarding subjects of love, death and drug abuse, making it all easily relatable. Normally we only feature a few selections from every album we review on here, but we felt it wouldn’t be fair to just share a handful of tracks when every one of them is so special. At a length of only 10 tracks anyway, Jez Dior takes the “less is more” approach with Scarle†† Sage, providing us with a high quality experience from start to finish.

Check out a full stream of the album below, and make sure to grab yourself a free copy of the project as well.

DOWNLOAD: Jez Dior - Scarle†† Sage

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Candles
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Nice Day (ft. Anabel Englund)
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West Coast
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Blue
Jez Dior
Move On
Jez Dior
Hide
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Tough To Talk To (ft. Wes Period)
Jez Dior
Love Me To Death
Jez Dior
Dreamcatcher (ft. MDNT)
Jez Dior
Downfall
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[TMN Resident Artist] Celebrating 10 years of Celldweller

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In any industry there are huge accomplishments to achieve. Whether it is winning a gold medal, being recognized nationally for your talents, or taking home numerous awards, each person in these industries has goals and dreams they wish to reach. Ten years ago, Celldweller released his first cd of music for the world to experience and since then, his popularity has only grown and the love for his music has flourished among his numerous fans. Today, Celldweller has released a ten year anniversary edition to celebrate his great accomplishments and to show his fans just how much he appreciates their support over the years.
Check out this amazing behind the scenes mini documentary on the making of this ten-year edition and enjoy the insane beats that Celldweller continues to master up to this day. Already at #10 on the electronic charts in iTunes since being released this morning, this collection is sure to keep rocking for ten more years to come.

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Switchback
Stay With Me (Unlikely)
The Last Firstborn
Under My Feet
I Believe You
Frozen
Symbiont
Afraid This Time
Fadeaway
Cell #2
So Sorry To Say
Own Little World
Unlikely (Stay With Me)
One Good Reason
The Stars Of Orion
Cell #3
Welcome To The End
Ghosts (Feat. Tom Salta)
Uncrowned
Tragedy
Shapeshifter
Goodbye (Remixed by Klayton)
The Last Firstborn (Remixed by Klayton)
Frozen (CPR Remix By Copy Paste Repeat)
Switchback (Remixed by Klayton)
Atmospheric Light (Demo Redux)
Own Little World (Remixed by Blue Stahli)
Shapeshifter (Remixed by Klayton)
Goodbye
Waiting (Unreleased Demo 2005)
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Waiting For So Long (Unreleased Demo 2006)
Blood From the Stone (Unreleased Demo 2006)
IRIA (Unreleased Demo 2005)
Switchback (Dead By Dawn Remix by No Im Not)
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