[Experimental] G Jones – Pull Up

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PULL UP

Greg Jones aka G Jones has been an undisputed innovator in electronic music for years now, the champion young gladiator in the arena of filthy, hard-edged sound design, with ever-evolving new expressions of the mind-melting, cathartic bass drop. His production pace is also prolific. It seems every time he performs he’s debuting new singles and collabs, and now he’s dropped “Pull Up”, the first single from his upcoming Visions EP.

Jones’ sound has always evolved at a rate which can be hard to follow. Fans barely get accustomed to one incredible style before the artist moves on to his next manifestation, and some of the stylistic innovations he’s made in the past are now passed over in his new productions. “Pull Up”, for example, lacks the head-nod drums (“trap” beats to some) and the long-sustained synth lines of his earlier work. The track starts with an archetypal faux-dance synthesizer that’s soon interrupted by slashes of razor sharp, two-ton heavy snyths, bounced back and force with a Jamaican voice hollering “Pull Up”, and a mash of hi-hats, 8-bit beeps, and huge variety of seemingly random percussive sounds. What has never left, and will continue to define G Jones music for many ears, are the enormous, meticulously-crafted kicks and experimental snare sounds that anchor “Pull Up”.

This new single confirms what many who’ve been attending Greg’s shows for months already know, that the producer is moving into ever more abstract territory, away from clean beats a la Bassnectar, and more towards the fringes of experimental bass music a la EPROM. “Pull Up” comes ahead of Greg’s Visions Tour, which commences in January and will absolutely barnstorm clubs with support from legends like UK bass pioneer Plastician, and The Widdler.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 223)

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We hope you stuffed your face and enjoyed Thanksgiving. Now, it’s the weekend, and you get to party all you want, instead of kicking it back with your family. Sure, some of you may have even partied yesterday, but now it’s Friday so the party won’t stop. As we do every week, we collect our favorite free downloads and share them with you. Here we have twelve records, including a closing few with some chilled out vibes to bring your night to a close with ease. Records from this week come from Statik Link, ATLiens, Convex, RIOT, NIGHTOWLS and many more. Stream, download, and enjoy; most of all, #danceirresponsibly.

’Statik Link – Bring Tha Funk Back’
’Wet Paint & Apriskah – Miss You’
’Buku – Freaknik (ATLiens Remix)’
’Kyral x Banko – Every Time’
’Topi – Danger Time’
’Destructo & Wax Motif Feat. Pusha T & Starrah – Catching Plays (CONVEX Remix)’
’Knife Party & Tom Morello – Battle Sirens (RIOT Remix)’
’Bare Noize & JuJu – Thump Therapy’
’Adventure Club Ft ELEA – Dreams (NIGHTOWLS X Fransis Derelle Remix)’
’My Number (Ramzoid Remix)’
’seba yuri – floating 🍃’
’Black Beatles w/ madebyswavy and valleyz’
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 11/23 – 11/27

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Thanksgiving weekend is finally here! Along with football, epic naps, and endless plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, we can also look forward to a bass-heavy weekend at Beta Nightclub. Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.

Here’s how:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY this week.

Kill the Noise - 11/23
’AWOLNATION – Run (Kill The Noise Rmx)’
Ephwurd - 11/24
’Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party (Original Mix)’
Pendulum DJ Set - 11/25
’Pendulum – Slam’
Manufactured Superstars - 11/26
’You Got The Love – Manufactured Superstars and Noodles’
Dubfire - 11/27
’Hot Since 82 & Habischman – Leave Me (Dubfire Playa Remix)’
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[Multi-Genre] um.. do it for the kids Remix EP

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If you were to ask us if we were ready for a remix EP from um.. our response would likely be, “Um.. yes!” That’s just what we got several days ago from them that consists of eight total remixes. Below we share with you four of our favorites, but make sure to head over to iTunes to check them all out and get a copy of the remix EP, do it for the kids.

We’re going to dive right in with one of the heaviest remixes on the project which comes from the recent Disciple signee, Oolacile. This track is not only dope, but it is just another example of the producer’s unique style and talent when it comes to designing sounds. Noer The Boy kicks up a gangster flip that is one of the biggest standout tracks on the project, no matter if you’re a fan of bass music or not. Holly’s been on a collab terror right now, but focuses in himself on this remix to deliver something big that’s outside his usual arena. Lastly, we close things out with Dack Janiels, who brings another heavy set of low frequencies whose grimy textures are irresistible.

Like we said before, what we have presented is only half of the remix EP! Hit up Soundcloud, or iTunes to check out the full project, which is complete with tunes from ESQ, Elephunk, X&G and MNX.

’u kno? (oolacile remix)’
’do it for the kids (noer the boy remix)’
’u kno? (holly remix)’
’try harder (dack janiels remix)’
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[Resident Label of the Month November] Circus Records

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Here in the dojo, we’re ending the year with something special. To end November and takeover December, the Circus Records crew has joined up with us ninjas to be our Resident Label of the Month.

Since 2009, Circus Records has been one of the pillars in bass music, specifically dubstep. If you take a look at its founders, which includes Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, Simon Swan and Earl Falconer, you see how that was accomplished. The London-based label now is the exclusive home to artists such as Cookie Monsta, FuntCase, DISKORD and more. Together, these bass behemoths put out some of the gnarliest wubs you can find around the world.

2016 has been a tremendous year for the label. To close it out, not only are they partnering with us in residency, but they recently released their compilation, Circus Three, complete with thirty tracks. Safe to say, you should be covered in December with more than your fair share of low frequencies. Stream some of the tracks below, but make sure to head over to the digital service of your choice for a copy of the full project.

’Flux Pavilion and DISKORD – Locked In feat. Flowdan’
’Doctor P and Flux Pavilion – Party Drink Smoke feat. Jarren Benton’
’FuntCase and Max Headroom – Lets Do it’
’Cookie Monsta – Ruff feat. Tima Dee’
’Doctor P and Adam F – The Pit (feat. Method Man)’
’MARK THE BEAST – In Love With The Devil feat. Seids (Circus Records)’
’Standard&Push – Wonderland feat. Rebecca Devereux (Circus Records)’
’CRaymak – Tesseract (Circus Records)’
’I.Y.F.F.E and Holly – Big Time Player’
’Cyran – Just Like You (Circus Records)’
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Axel Boy Shares His Thoughts On 2016, What’s Coming & New Single [TMN Interview]

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Axel Boy
Bun Up 'N' Tun Up

At the end of each year, artists and their teams look to not only bring things to a close, but get ready for the next year. One artist who is doing that in a huge way is Axel Boy. 2016 has been a wild year for the Bristol beatmaker who has seen releases on labels like Buygore, Kannibalen Records, Elysian Records and Never Say Die.

Through all this, the people over at Slvyvll had their eyes on him, eventually taking him on board their management roster. Now, things are looking better than ever for one of bass music’s finest gems. To celebrate this, Axel Boy has released two free downloads in the past two weeks, with the most recent being a return to dubstep in “Bun Up N Tun Up.”

We had the pleasure of having a quick chat with Axel Boy to give us a recap of his 2016, as well as give us some insight on what’s to come. Stream the single, read the interview; most of all, enjoy.

TMN: Looking back, how has 2016 been for the Axel Boy project?

AB: 2016 has been very progressive and productive! The beginning of the year saw my first tour of Australia which was life-changing, it really set me up with a ton of motivation to enter into the year with. I’ve really worked on my craft over the last year, wrote a load of music and learnt a lot about myself and the music I enjoy making! I played my biggest show to date in Paris in October which was an unbelievable experience. And of course I’ve linked up with SLVYVLL which is the real landmark of the year, I really feel a sense of optimism now I’m part of the team! Besides Axel Boy I also managed to graduate at University, so it was an excellent feeling to accomplish that alongside working on my own music project.

TMN: You recently got involved with the Slvyvll team, how did you get connected up with them?

AB: I met Steven and Christina back in 2015 when I spent a few weeks in LA. My previous manager Daniel helped me A LOT in taking my first steps towards cementing myself in the industry, credit to him, he helped me make some vital connections & SLVYVLL was one of them! He moved on in his own career and lead me to begin working with the SLVYVLL team. It was a natural progression for both off us, I couldn’t be happier with how things have worked out!

TMN: Can you tell us a little about your most recent release, “Bun Up N Tun Up” that you just dropped?

I was working on various styles of music before my show at ANIMALZ in Paris & I decided it was time to make some fresh dubstep to play. So I worked on some VIPS of other tracks and also decided to write a dubstep original. I wanted to push myself in creating some really fresh sound timbres which I haven’t necessarily heard so much before. I kind of went down a metallic route for the sound design in this track which is fairly obvious, so using Serum I tried to push the boundaries of the sounds I can come up with.

I wanted to capture a few different vibes in this track. One was a very trappy, hip-hop influenced theme which is very obvious in the structure, beat & lead melodies! And the other was a more Halloween & sinister vibe which comes across best in the chords and their progressions! I then proceeded to record and process vocals to put the cherry on the cake! The lyrics just came straight to mind during the production process which in turn helped me christen the track ‘Bun Up ‘N’ Tun Up’. I must say I absolutely love it when a track name comes to mind during the production process, it just makes everything feel so right!

TMN: In 2016, you released a ton of originals with only a few remixes including an official one for Black Tiger Sex Machine. Do you want to keep up focusing on original work next year?

AB: Original work is the number one priority for me. So you guys can expect a lot more of that, I have lots of originals lined up and ready to go. But I think early next year I will be more than happy to start releasing more remixes and collaborations, working with others can really help breathe new light into my inspiration for writing!

TMN: What can fans expect from you in the upcoming months?

AB: I’m going to continue dropping originals of all different styles! I have some singer-songwriter/future stuff on the way, some house/breaks hybrids & of course some more dubstep to come. There is also a big announcement around the corner that I think the fans will be pleased to hear, so stay tuned for that! 2017 is definitely going to be the biggest year for me yet.

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[Dubstep] Ray Volpe – Overflow

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RAY VOLPE
Overflow

The young stud Ray Volpe is currently making moves. He’s always been making great records, but now the next phase in his journey has begun. He’s been picked up by the good people over at Slvyvll, and just released his first record since being signed to his new management. That single is “Overflow.”

One thing that may be overflowing soon are requests for more Ray Volpe, whether it be for his music on the internet, or in real life via shows. With “Overflow” we get Ray’s classic sound, an upbeat, emotional work of dubstep that the he even lends his own vocal to. An all around talent, Ray is someone who is going to be doing some really big things over the course of 2017. Personally, it’s been a pleasure seeing him grow for so long, and we wish only the best to him. For those of your reading, do yourself a favor and follow this dude. Secondly as far as favors go, Ray went ahead and did you a solid by dropping this as a free download.

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