It’s been quite awhile since Alvin Risk has blessed us with an original mix of his own. With “Skyclad,” he assures us that it was well worth the wait. “Skyclad” is a dichotomy of sorts, a song of epic proportions with two drastically different sides representing the same coin. This may sound lame, but envision the song as a heated battle in Dragonball Z for just a second.
The minute and a half build up would represent the training and preparation needed for the huge duel. Once you hit the break though, you’re nose diving into the heart of battle, and all hell breaks loose. Risk pretty much removes all bars from there until about two and a half minutes in when the song calms down again for just a moment. That would be the period when Goku prepares his finishing move and then proceeds to unleash his entire strength on the baddie, finally ending the fight. I now expect any future fan videos to provide credit to me for bringing up the idea. Honestly, you could imagine almost any heroic scenario there, but the point is that Risk is able to create an atmosphere unlike anything else with his music. If you want to relive that fight again, I’d suggest purchasing the track, available now on iTunes.
Justin Phillips better known as Crywolf has teamed up with New Jersey super star Aylen to create a soothing new dubstep track titled “Silenced Pt. II”. Infused with angelic vocals over a backdrop of strong wobbles and flirtatious synths for a production full of substance. Even as Aylen currently experiments with Trap music, there is a certain delight on our behalf with another dubstep release. Crywolf who has been releasing fantastic remixes, most notably a rendition of Alt-j’s ‘Breezeblocks’ and The Knifes’s ‘You Make Me Like Charity’, are set to make this year even greater under the Always Never Records umbrella.
Crywolf & Aylen
Silence Pt. II
The M Machine gets remixed by Kill The Noise, enough said. The incredible melodies from “Ghosts In The Machine” get mixed with the explosive sound design that KTN is so well known for. This was recently played by Kill The Noise in an untitled Mix that was sent over to me. No release date yet, we will keep you posted. Cheers.
The M Machine
Ghosts In The Machine (Kill The Noise Remix)
via Neighbors Hate Us
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
Bart B More - February 27th
Bare Noize and Goth Trad - February 28th
Foreign Beggars & Bare Noize
See The Light
James Zabiela - March 1st
James Zabiela Paradigm Shift Pt 3
When the time for mega-producer(s) Major Lazer comes close for a new project, he usually drops some extra heat to keep his already high buzz consistent. Yesterday he took to the interwebs to grace fans for a new track “Watch out for this(Bumaye)”. Staying true to Lazer fashion, this cross between EDM and Dancehall pays off for an infectious, upbeat dance number. The dope duo brings in some collaborative help from Busy Signal, The Flexican, and FS Green to make a great listen for his upcoming LP Free the Universe and a free track if fans pre-order the album before it drops April 2nd.
Watch Out For This (Bumaye) Ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green
Explosions (Gemini Remix)
There is definitely no shortage to a remix to an Ellie Goulding song. A string of remixes to multiple tracks off her debut album Halcyon have been floating around the clubs and interwebs for the past year. Although some are more necessary then others, each Dj/producer has added their own unique spin to Goulding’s unique voice. Taking on the “Explosions” single is newcomer Gemini with a dub-step re-vamp.
Although dubstep has been on a steady decline, Gemini takes a refreshing and pulsating spin to Goulding’s vocals. Bits of the original track can be heard throughout the 140 BPM range beat and airy melody, but quickly fades with the heart-pounding breakdowns and oscillating vibes.
You’ve seen some of the best talent the world has to offer. You’ve seen the interviews. You’ve gotten our super secret free ninja cover. Now it’s time to help Beta out. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that we love hanging out at one of the most well known clubs in the world, as we’re sure you do too. Take some time to show your love, and help out some friends of ours by voting for them in the IDMAs. We’ve made it as easy as possible for you. So click this link, and vote for Beta in the Best US Club, and Best Club Sound System.
Voting ends March 1st, so don’t wait until it’s too late!