Kill Paris has become a household name under the MMIBTY roof over the past few years as we have seen him grow and evolve his musical taste and appetite. Defining and building the genre Luvstep under the OWSLA banner seemed to entertain him for awhile, recently however he’s eyed the record label business. Creating the properly tittled Sexy Electric label, Kill Paris has set out to offer free music from some of his favorite rising stars. Having already once collaborated with songstress ALMA on “Avalanche” back in December, it was a no brainer to do a follow up track. The sounds of bass that Kill Paris loves to create require the sexual vocals that can only be song by ALMA. These two have amazing chemistry and can only hope to see more from them in the future.
If you haven’t heard, Paper Diamond is spreading the love on Valentines day at Higher Ground in BTV. Yup that’s right, the Diamond himself will be taking the stage with LOUDPVCK and Gent and Jawns as support.
Paper Diamond’s “Cold Crush” tour is sweeping the North East at the moment and it’s not something to be missed. The show at Higher Ground this Friday is actually sold out, so that really sucks if you didn’t get a ticket. But if you didn’t fear not, you have a chance to win one right here through MMIBTY, just follow the link below!
While you are doing that, make sure to check out Paper Diamond’s new track “Black Rose” right here!
Once again in the final days of January, a similar name flashed across the news feeds all over the area, Datsik was back in town. Bringing with him once again his massive Vortex lighting display, Datsik and his crew of consisting of Herobust, Getter and The Frim sold out Higher Ground yet again.
Datsik has been a pioneer of electronic music in the West. Known for pushing his patented style of very heavy bass music, something that many would describe as the sounds of mechanized war (mainly stuff that I can put on at the gym to get me going) but none the less a sound that has given him a very loyal following.
This year, when us editors got together to figure out how we were going to lay out the categories for this year’s wrap-up posts, we made what some might call a bold choice. We decided to abandon all notion of genre and categorization for trap, dubstep, glitch and drum and bass, and everything in between, and lump them all under one, substantial list. While much of electronic music suffers from blurred genre lines, it’d be hard to argue that it is no more apparent than in the “bass music” category.
Unlike the seemingly formulaic sound that plagued much of the electro-house genre this year, bass music saw a lot of innovation and change. Diplo had one of his biggest years yet, releasing more infectious and diverse tracks than ever, both as himself and with his supergroup Major Lazer. Artists like RL Grime, Baauer and DJ Snake exploded onto the scene with a long list of amazing originals and remixes that pushed boundaries. Drum and bass, with the help from artists like Rudimental, Camo & Krooked and Sub Focus, finally got its deserved time in the US electronic scene limelight. And dubstep, despite being on life support, stayed afloat thanks to several quality efforts from Flux Pavilion, Griz, Crizzly and others. This list sums up what we believe were some of the most influential, creative, addictive and groundbreaking productions from 2013. Be sure to check out the Continuous Mix Below from EASTablished!
Well it’s been over a month since Crizzly and Figure first crawled into a bus together to begin their co-headlining “All Black Everywhere” that has taken them from coast to coast playing at some of the most famous nightclubs in the country. With all of the downtime between shows and miles logged on the road it was only a matter of time that an official collaboration would surface. Crizzly, a huge fan of hip hop, has incorporated countless samples into this single while Figure has brought his signature mix of blasting bass. The teamwork goes way beyond sharing deck duties for these two as you all can now download this original track for free. And be sure to check them out as they end their tour in New York City this Friday at Webster Hall before reuniting in Seattle for Resolution NYE!
Kill Paris first featured the sensual vocals of Alma on his smash single “Falling in Love” via his EP that was released on OWSLA earlier this year. Since their first engagement a lot has changed; Kill Paris has started a label properly titled “Sexy Electric” and has signed Alma as his first artist. The two have been working alongside Sound Remedy to produce a track that stretches the length of their musical spectrum while highlighting the musical lyrics written by Alma. Receiving both the debstep melodies of Sound Remedy and the electro glitch of Kill Paris, fans of both should be rejoicing over collaboration and free download. I have a sneaking suspicion that we will be hearing a lot more of Alma’s vocals on electronic tracks over the next year!