With New Years Eve quickly approaching, the city of Denver is gearing up for a huge night of dance music. After a great summer of music, Global Dance and Triad Dragons are back to bring us one of the premier NYE parties in the US of A. If you are familiar with the event you know about the top notch production and the top notch talent that it garners. This year is no exception! From trance to dub-step, the line-up includes A-list name after A-list name and a little something for everyone to enjoy. There is nothing better than a night of dancing to ring in the New Year! Catch the Decadence NYE 2014 Trailer after the jump and also check out the latest track by the Triad Dragons.
Fresh off the lot is a remix of Bassnectars “Noise” by the one and only PANTyRAiD. Yesterday the NVSB (Noise Vs Beauty) Remix album came out featuring 22 tracks, including new Bassnectar remixes and bonus goodies. Featuring artists like Craz, Run DMT, Stylust Beats, Champaign Drip and many more, this remix package is as well-tailored and produced as the original NVSB album that hit shelves about 5 months ago.
Bassnectar is known for taking his time and releasing high quality and cheese free tunes, so it is no surprise to me that when it comes to putting his name behind something, he was going to make sure he had the crème de la crème in bass music behind his remix package, PANTyRAiD being one of them.
The NVSB album was a massive hit and if you’re lucky you may be able to catch Bassnectar at a venue near you, as he is currently on tour. In the mean time check out this remix of my favorite track on NVSB “Noise”. It is absolutely dripping in guttural bass lines and deep dark melodics, while still keeping true to the original tune.
Remember that first time you heard Bassnectar and you went something like “holy shit that bass!”? Yeah, I do too and that’s why I’m pumped to share Bassnectar’s latest release with you today. Back in June Lorin released his Noise Vs. Beauty (NVSB) album and a couple days ago he began his Fall Tour to support the LP. To celebrate Bassnectar’s album, tour, and his massive show last night at Madison Square Garden he’ll be giving away a free track each week from the Noise Vs. Beauty Remix package. The releases will contain over 20 remixes from different artists as well as Bassnectar VIP cuts and some new material. The first track came out Friday and it’s a collaboration with Canadian Bass music producer Stylust Beats for their remix of “Loco Ono”. When I say throwback Bassnectar, this release is exactly what I mean. I played the track for a couple people yesterday and their reaction was “wooooow” – it hits hard and really got me excited to check out Bassnectar on his current tour. I don’t think I have to sell you this song – the music does the talking.
10/3 – The Main Street Armory – Rochester NY
10/4 – Madison Square Garden – New York City NY
10/8 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
10/9 – Memorial Auditorium – Burlington VT
10/10 – The Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford CT
10/11 – Tsongas Arena – Lowell MA
10/15 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh PA
10/16 – LC Pavilion – Columbus OH
10/17 – Agora Theater – Cleveland OH
10/18 – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro NC
10/23 – Baton Rouge River Center – Baton Rouge, LA
10/24 – Austin Music Hall – Austin TX
10/28 – The Pageant – St. Louis MO
10/30 – The Midland – Kansas City MO
10/31 – Peoria Civic Center – Peoria, IL
11/1 – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
11/2 – HARD Day of the Dead – Los Angeles. CA
11/5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas NV
11/6 – MontBleu Resort Showroom – Lake Tahoe CA
11/7 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium – Sacramento CA
11/8 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco CA
Still riding the hype wave from his Foreplay EP release earlier this year, Colorado-based OWSLA bass producer Kill Paris is back in action with a hot new remix of Louis Futon’s “Silk.” Kill Paris is relentless in his unique exploration of the Future Bass genre. Perhaps it’s safer to call his style “Future Funk.” I mean, he does bust out the keytar at his live shows. It really doesn’t get much funkier than that.
Regardless, it is the pulverizing bass lines that lay the groundwork for his catchy key riffs, resulting in tight, polished, and always-excellent future bass tracks. This signature sound was showcased when Foreplay dropped in April, and it was brought to light once more last week with the release of his Foreplay Remixes EP, featuring remixes of the 4 tracks on his EP produced by other artists.
Luckily for us, Kill Paris didn’t leave us hanging as far as his own music goes. His latest remix for Louis Futon shows us that he’s still got it. Coming in at a tight 3 minutes, the track wastes no time sending listeners on a funky, bass-heavy journey through space. As futuristic as it may be, it is upbeat as always. It just feels good to listen to. Seriously, just hearing the words “Kill Paris” puts a smile on my face, and this track is just another reason to feel that way. Louis Futon is already a pretty bass-heavy hip-hop duo, but Kill Paris gives their track “Silk” a funky, soulful twist that brings a new vibrant energy to the song. From the opening synth hook to the last bass drop, this is a feel-good future bass banger through-and-through.
For the uninitiated, stream the track below and download it for free on SoundCloud*. Keep your eye out for Kill Paris this Fall as he will be joining Bassnectar on his NVSB tour** (dates listed below). Also, Kill Paris is having a Reddit AMA this Thursday, 9/4 at 12pm EST. He’s also been tweeting about a new album, so fans have a lot to be excited about.
Now please excuse me as I go back to being simultaneously attacked and caressed by the silky smooth bass madness that is Kill Paris.
*The download link on SoundCloud isn’t working properly at the moment, but the track is supposed to be available to download for free
**Kill Paris will not be joining Bassnectar at the San Francisco show on Nov. 9, though he will be replaced by GRiZ
Few festivals demonstrate such a pure dedication to music as much as those put on by HARD. Year after year, HARD puts together stunning lineups spanning all genres of electronic music for their flagship events, including HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, and Holy Ship! to name a few.
Case in point: today’s announcement of the absolutely stacked HARD Day of the Dead lineup, just another in the long line of excellently billed HARD events. This year’s spooky party will be taking place on November 1 & 2 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, home of the L.A. County Fair. Bringing in the haunted vibes will be a spectacular cast of artists, including some exciting headliners and a shockingly good supporting bill.
Headliners include Knife Party, a live set by Pretty Lights, Diplo, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Bassnectar, and an exciting VS. set between big-room progressive superstars deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Day of the Dead’s insane lineup includes a sweet lower bill that features everything from future bass to deep house to live German techno. Some notable acts include the likes of Seven Lions, ODESZA, The Gaslamp Killer, AraabMuzik, Giraffage, Klangkarussell (live), Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip, Eats Everything, Cajmere, Pete Tong, Galantis, Benoit & Sergio, Booka Shade (live), Aeroplane, Thomas Jack, Felix Cartal, Valentino Khan, and so, so, so much more. Seriously, so much more. We’ve never quite seen a lineup like this. It’s insane.
Maybe take it easy on Halloween this year, because the following two days, it’s time to go HARD.
Grab your tickets HERE starting this Thursday, 8/28 at 10 a.m. PST.
Bassnectar‘s new album Noise vs Beauty is shaping up to be his best work in quite some time. Last night he dropped the third track “You and Me”, and it certainly did not disappoint. This track is classic Lorin Ashton. It’s airy vocals, provided by W Darling, combined with its melodic Dubstep beat are a perfect compliment to the first two releases; the Summertime banger track “Now” and the instrumental track “Ephemeral”. “You and Me” has a similar ‘Nectar sound to that of “Breathless” ft. Mimi Paige” and the “Lights” remix. Bassnectar has previously stated on his website, www.Bassnectar.net, that this new album which drops June 24th is going to be a “combination of all of his favorite types of music,” which he has proven time and time again to redefine what we know as bass music.