Check out this video for dubstep producer xKore’s remix of “Another Day” by Modestep featuring Popeska. The original was a hit for the the electronic band from the UK, and now the remix is starting the gain headway on airwaves across the pond. The video follows a boy’s social ascension from nerd to the “cool kid” at his high school. You’ll notice a lot of hardcore/rock influence here as Modestep typically performs live with a guitarist, making a solid foundation for a hard-hitting dubstep remix. Their new album Evolution Theory is coming January 14th and this track will be available on the deluxe version.
From Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records we get Conro and his debut release Axiom. The British Columbia native drops a track that almost gets written off as just another electro house tune, but twists things up with some well-placed vocal samples and a dubbed-out drum beat. The EP also includes the basstastic “Feel You Right There”. Get it here on Beatport.
GRiZ, fresh off his Grizmatik collaboration release, has teamed up with the funk-jazz electro duo Big Gigantic to drop “Power”. The former, real name Grant Kwiecinski, is a fellow Boulder homie and saxophone indulgent which most likely lead to his connection with BG’s Dominic Lalli. As a result, the song employs plenty of sax and ends up as a perfect combination of organ synths and grinding bass. Even better, the track is released as a free download and is available below.
Dubstep enthusiast Benga announced early this month he’ll be releasing three new tracks over the next three weeks to build anticipation for his upcoming album Chapter II set to drop February 25th. The second of these songs is the nineties-esque “Open Your Eyes” which incorporates a bassline and samples that many are relating to electronic legends the Prodigy. The accompanying video, a dark, disturbing clip headlined by a cloaked, voodoo-like figure clutching a bleeding heart, is not available on YouTube but can be found here. Unfortunately, the Brit has only released these songs on UK iTunes here, but American fans can still listen below.
Atlanta’s MUST DIE! released the Sky Child EP today, his debut on Rottun Records. A 21-year-old who’s already released material with well known labels like Ultra, Mad Decent, and Atlantic, MUST DIE! is full of talent and potential and building a name on music that borders between the drum & bass and dubstep genres. The first track, “I’m So Sorry” featuring Natasha Fox on vocals, is a slightly more melodic tune that relies on synth chord progressions on its bridges. The other two, “Sky Child” and “Scorpion Dance”, are much more representative of MUST DIE!’s style. You can listen to all three below and grab the EP on Beatport here.
Psyched to see this song finally out for download! In case you didn’t know, GRiZ and Gramatik have combined to form Grizmatik, providing us with a little teaser a few weeks ago. The song is called “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom”, a play off their recent mixtape releases, Mad Liberation and #digitalfreedom, respectively. Both styles are so unbelievably unique, you have to be excited about what this duo can do when they’re in the studio together. Listen and cop the free download below.