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Seven Lions has always been at the forefront of ethereal synths, using powerful drums to create his own breed of heavenly dubstep. The kind of stuff that has you closing your eyes and being fully immersed in the sound waves. His massive tour makes way to not one, but TWO nights in Oakland this weekend. The new collab “Rush Over Me” below, is a testament to his style and what to expect at one of his shows.

 

Seven Lions x Illenium x Said The Sky – Rush Over Me Feat. HALIENE (right click-> open new)

 

 

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Portland based producer EPROM excels in all things underground bass. Where he stands out is in a wide-ranging background in drum and bass, dubstep, beats and trap. Having last seen him live at HARD Summer 2014, we can only expect he’ll put on a show that’s just as wild both visually and sonically. Check him out Thursday at 10:45pm at The Grotto if you’re trying to start your fest off with some really bizarre and forward thinking sensations.

 

Alix Perez & EPROM – Chiron

EPROM – VAMP

EPROM – Beasts of Babylon

Kendrik Lamar – M.A.A.D. City (Eprom Remix)

 

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Philip Mendoza

Bassnectar | Event Photos | Buy FREESTYLE EP

Gramatik | Download Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1

The days leading up to this show felt like weeks. Every once and awhile an event comes around that you are especially confident in. A show that you know is going to be at the right place, filled with the right people. At Bassnectar shows, everyone is family. And as for the Palladium? Debatably the best venue in Los Angeles. One of the world’s music capitols. I mean what else could you ask for? “A good opener!” Well, that night we just happened to be in luck: Gramatik’s been on the up and up, especially since we interviewed him, and Bassnectar wanted the crowd to have only the freshest beats as a warm up. Enjoy the pictures and scope the full review of their sets after the jump!

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Philip Mendoza

Bassnectar | Event Photos | Buy FREESTYLE EP

Gramatik | Download Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1

The days leading up to this show felt like weeks. Every once and awhile an event comes around that you are especially confident in. A show that you know is going to be at the right place, filled with the right people. At Bassnectar shows, everyone is family. And as for the Palladium? Debatably the best venue in Los Angeles. One of the world’s music capitols. I mean what else could you ask for? “A good opener!” Well, that night we just happened to be in luck: Gramatik’s been on the up and up, especially since we interviewed him, and Bassnectar wanted the crowd to have only the freshest beats as a warm up. Enjoy the pictures and scope the full review of their sets after the jump!

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HARD Summer being over has finally given me time to focus my energy on this Thursday, where Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be playing at the Echo in LA to a sold out crowd. With this guy’s slow but steady rise to his well deserved fame comes an EP for the song that made me fall in love: Household Goods. This was the only song of its kind on his new album, which definitely adds to it being a standout track. Zeds Dead took the liberty of slowing it down, but maintaining the beauty that lies within. Sit back. Light up. Relax. Enjoy.

Household Goods EP will be released August 20th with remixes from Zeds Dead, Zinc, Li’l Silva, Enei and Mano Le Tough.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/TEED/Household%20Goods.mp3]

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HARD Summer being over has finally given me time to focus my energy on this Thursday, where Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be playing at the Echo in LA to a sold out crowd. With this guy’s slow but steady rise to his well deserved fame comes an EP for the song that made me fall in love: Household Goods. This was the only song of its kind on his new album, which definitely adds to it being a standout track. Zeds Dead took the liberty of slowing it down, but maintaining the beauty that lies within. Sit back. Light up. Relax. Enjoy.

Household Goods EP will be released August 20th with remixes from Zeds Dead, Zinc, Li’l Silva, Enei and Mano Le Tough.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/TEED/Household%20Goods.mp3]

Rusko, the man who originally spiked the dubstep fruit punch bowl with fun, is back again with his second full length album, Songs. His first album, O.M.G! was a piece of work start to finish, introducing us to classics like “Woo Boost” and “Hold On,” during a period in which dubstep was being transformed from a purely headbanging affair to something that involved the whole body. That album was honestly tough to follow up. But in a sea of insanity with every other person throwing any combination of distorted w0bs and thunder together, I trusted cap’n Rusko to remind us what is great about bass music. And he pulled through again.

He sets it off with an intro that explains a little theory on how and why music should evolve. “Original come from the heart – whatever’s in your heart. You say you want to create a different sound, you create that different sound. Who is anyone to say there’s any boundaries? … Takin’ it from that school, and building it up to a different dimension.” True words. That jumps straight into the anthem that’s already been lighting up dance floors and faces, “Somebody to Love.” That track is 24k gold. “Skanker” is the first of 5 reggae influenced songs (“Love No More,” “Be Free,” “Roll Da Beats” and “Mek More Green”) that bring the sound back to its dub roots and simultaneously brings the album to the next level IMO. It just works too perfectly together. There’s a couple headbangers (“Opium,” “M357”), and a couple high energy tracks (“Pressure,” “Whistle Crew”) to round it out. If you had the attention span, I would go into detail on every track. But it’s time to just listen. Thrown together, it’s a complete, awesome album. This is meant to be enjoyed by some body of water, sippin’ on a beer with a slice of citrus and shmokin’ on a ground up gram of the finest.

Purchase

Catch him in SD @ 4th & B on 5/31 (Tickets), and LA @ The Palladium 6/1 (Tickets).

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Rusko, the man who originally spiked the dubstep fruit punch bowl with fun, is back again with his second full length album, Songs. His first album, O.M.G! was a piece of work start to finish, introducing us to classics like “Woo Boost” and “Hold On,” during a period in which dubstep was being transformed from a purely headbanging affair to something that involved the whole body. That album was honestly tough to follow up. But in a sea of insanity with every other person throwing any combination of distorted w0bs and thunder together, I trusted cap’n Rusko to remind us what is great about bass music. And he pulled through again.

He sets it off with an intro that explains a little theory on how and why music should evolve. “Original come from the heart – whatever’s in your heart. You say you want to create a different sound, you create that different sound. Who is anyone to say there’s any boundaries? … Takin’ it from that school, and building it up to a different dimension.” True words. That jumps straight into the anthem that’s already been lighting up dance floors and faces, “Somebody to Love.” That track is 24k gold. “Skanker” is the first of 5 reggae influenced songs (“Love No More,” “Be Free,” “Roll Da Beats” and “Mek More Green”) that bring the sound back to its dub roots and simultaneously brings the album to the next level IMO. It just works too perfectly together. There’s a couple headbangers (“Opium,” “M357”), and a couple high energy tracks (“Pressure,” “Whistle Crew”) to round it out. If you had the attention span, I would go into detail on every track. But it’s time to just listen. Thrown together, it’s a complete, awesome album. This is meant to be enjoyed by some body of water, sippin’ on a beer with a slice of citrus and shmokin’ on a ground up gram of the finest.

Purchase

Catch him in SD @ 4th & B on 5/31 (Tickets), and LA @ The Palladium 6/1 (Tickets).

+jangbar

18 year old Belgian whiz kid Eptic released his Like a Boss EP on Monday. 4 tracks of upbeat, jump around and lose your head brand of dubstep that Rusko and others brought to the scene. His production is a nice mix of gritty sounds with plenty of rhythm. I’m hoping/expecting “Oh Snap” to be worked into a lot of sets this summer. If you’re into 12th Planet, Doctor P, Flux, etc. you’ll probably enjoy this. He also threw together a pretty fuckin awesome mix for Never Say Die Records that you should definitely grab. Who would you get in a fight, Eptic’s little robot or Feed Me?

Tracklist

1. Like a Boss
2. Fast Forward
3. Oh Snap
4. Death Ray

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Eptic – Never Say Die Volume 20 (MIX)

Eptic: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

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18 year old Belgian whiz kid Eptic released his Like a Boss EP on Monday. 4 tracks of upbeat, jump around and lose your head brand of dubstep that Rusko and others brought to the scene. His production is a nice mix of gritty sounds with plenty of rhythm. I’m hoping/expecting “Oh Snap” to be worked into a lot of sets this summer. If you’re into 12th Planet, Doctor P, Flux, etc. you’ll probably enjoy this. He also threw together a pretty fuckin awesome mix for Never Say Die Records that you should definitely grab. Who would you get in a fight, Eptic’s little robot or Feed Me?

Tracklist

1. Like a Boss
2. Fast Forward
3. Oh Snap
4. Death Ray

BUY

 

Eptic – Never Say Die Volume 20 (MIX)

Eptic: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

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I’ve found myself drawn to the calmer spectrum of dubstep lately, enjoying the beats side more than the liquidizing of jaw bones and other facial features. Maybe I’m maturing or something. Maybe the recent affinity for jameson on the rocks is artificially inflating the perception of my maturity. In any case, I haven’t been able to stop listening to Draper the past few weeks. His 4 track self-titled EP is filled with delightful synths, ambient sounds, and glitchy samples with solid drum work. He pretty accurately describes it as “liquidstep” and also posts up a lot of other good artists on his facebook on the reg. Pretty rad.

Draper: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud