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Aug 27
2015

CRSSD Fest Reveals Phase Two Of Fall Lineup

San Diego's upstart music festival CRSSD Fest announced an impressive talent spread today in the phase-two lineup for its second go-around in 2015, which will be heavy on the house, indie, and disco that defined their inaugural edition.

Organizers Goldenvoice and FNGRS CRSSED follow up July's phase-one lineup with the addition of Tchami, Autograf, Jai Wolf, and more, including three b2b sets pairing together Cashmere Cat with festival sophomore Trippy Turtle, Classixx with Holy Ghost, and return act Goldroom (pictured below from March, 2015) with Le Youth.



CRSSD goes down in San Diego's Waterfront Park Oct. 11. Peruse all announced artists below, and get tickets here.

LINEUP (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
ALUNAGEORGE
ANDHIM
ANNA LUNOE
AUTOGRAF
BAIO
BANKS
BEN KLOCK
BICEP
BIG DATA
BLONDE
BOB MOSES
BONOBO (DJ SET)
CASHMERE CAT b2b TRIPPY TURTLE
CLAPTONE
CLASSIXX b2b HOLY GHOST
CLIENT LIAISON
COYOTE KISSES
CUT SNAKE
DETROIT SWINDLE
DJ TENNIS
GALLANT
GIORGIO MORODER
GOLDEN FEATURES
GOLDROOM b2b LE YOUTH
HAYDEN JAMES
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
HUMANS
JACQUES GREENE
JAI WOLF
JAMIE XX
JONAS RATHSMAN
JUSTIN JAY
KLATCH
LEE K
MANO LE TOUGH
MATOMA
MAYA JANE COLES
MONAKR
MONKEY SAFARI
NICOLAS JAAR (DJ SET)
OLIVER NELSON
PANDA BEAR
PLAYMODE
REDLIGHT
ROUTE 94
SNBRN
ST. LUCIA
SWIMM
TCHAMI
THE FLAMING LIPS
TODD TERJE
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (DJ SET)
TOUCH SENSITIVE
TOYBOY & ROBIN
TV ON THE RADIO
WAX MOTIF
WILD NOTHING
ZHU
Aug 27
2015

Bro Safari and Boombox Cartel Blend Bass Styles On ‘Flip’

Riding high on the success of major 2015 hits such as B2U and Jamba, Los Angeles bass-mongers Boombox Cartel appoint Bro Safari to lend a helping hand on their most energetic track to date: Flip.

The song eases in with a velvety breakbeat before splintering into a series of unforgiving trapstep and jersey-inspired drops. This will be right up your street if you're into trap with vivacious drops and epic energy throughout, and it should please both fans of Bro Safari's classic trap sound and Boombox Cartel's new-age hybrid trap/twerk sound. The team finishes the tune by upping the tempo in anticipation of the final devastating twerk drop that Major Lazer himself would be proud of. Flip’s stamina is something to behold; I would love to hear more tracks from this trio.

Download for free here.
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Bro Safari & Boombox Cartel - Flip
Aug 27
2015

Illenium Wins Again With Soothing Bass Remix Of Kaskade’s ‘Disarm You’

2015 has seen Illenium possibly be bass music's most prolific producer. For his latest, he takes on Kaskade's recent big room jam Disarm You and transforms it into a a glistening bass anthem.

In releasing roughly two remixes of mainstage winners to one original track, Illenium has been able to both develop a new fanbase and keep them locked into his growth via this strategy. As a remixer, Illenium excels by being able to give massive vocals the room to soar in the mix, while also creating a soulful swing in the bassline, and this remix, which also features shuffling drums and frieze-like synths, is the perfect example.

Grab this tremendous remix here.
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Kaskade feat. Ilsey - Disarm You (Illenium Remix) [Free Download]
Aug 27
2015

Bootie Samples: The Doors

Ever since the surviving members of The Doors released their collaboration with Skrillex Breakn' A Sweat back in 2011, the iconic American rock band's name was brought back into the musical spotlight. The release piqued the interest of a younger generation of electronic music devotees that wondered how these wizened artists from the '60s could hold such a place of high esteem for the dubstep overlord.

Few artists have had the same privilege as Skrillex to work alongside The Doors, but many have been influenced by the band's psychedelic work. Countless covers remain in circulation, and many modern productions reference the band's singer, Jim Morrison, who passed away at the early age of 27 in 1971.

Though the tragic death of Jim Morrison left the band without their frontman, The Doors still celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, having first formed in Venice Beach in the summer of 1965. To honor that milestone, we've collected some of our favorite bootlegs, remixes, and edits made in the last five years that have been inspired by The Doors for this edition of Bootie Samples.

1. The Doors - People Are Strange



Written in 1967 by Jim Morrison and guitarist Robby Krieger, this track has become one of The Doors' most recognizable hits. Many covers of the song have been released including versions from Tori Amos, Evanescence, and most famously by Echo & The Bunnymen.

2012 | Deep House | Kolombo - People Are Strange (Original Mix)

Using just the vocal stems in his version, Kolombo then distorts Morrison's vocals past recognition while still keeping the meaning of the lyrics in place. He places the repeated vocal chorus against his own house beat for a warped ode to the original. To purchase this track head to Beatport here.

2012 | Psy-Trance | The Doors - People Are Strange (Infected Mushroom Remix)

Infected Mushroom takes a completely different direction with their remix to open with a lone piano that re-creates the track's iconic chords before an atmospheric soundscape is introduced alongside Morrison's bare vocals. The pair use longer vocal phrases, and even sample the original's saloon-piano interlude at their own midway point. You can listen to this track, and their other sampling of The Doors' Love Me Two Times, here.

2012 | Deep House | Adana Twins - Strange (Original Mix) [Exploited]

Ironically, one of Adana Twins' most listened-to tracks is also their sampling of The Doors' People Are Strange. Much like their deep house contemporary Kolombo, Adana Twins choose to use only a few vocal clips for their version, using the specific phrases "when you're a stranger" and "when you're alone." A creeping rhythm emphasizes the dejected meaning of the lyrics, while the heavy bassline keeps things dance floor-friendly. Grab your copy of the track here.

2. The Doors - Roadhouse Blues



2012 | Big Beat | The Crystal Method vs. The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Original Dub) [Elektra]

As far as veteran status goes, The Crystal Method might be the only duo in this group who were actually alive to appreciate The Doors in their prime. The UK big beat duo crafts a stunning rendition of this bluesy Doors number, replacing harmonica riffs with angular synth stabs for a futuristic approach that remains true to the original's moody intentions. The pair not only sample Morrison's vocals, but insert a lot of the song's instrumentals alongside their own production as well. For more from The Crystal Method head to their SoundCloud here.

3. The Doors - Riders On The Storm



2015 | Nu disco | The Doors - Riders on the Storm (Luxxury Live Remix)

Known for his re-appropriation of retro tracks, Los Angeles producer Luxxury turns his eye to this classic hit to infuse track with a skulking bassline and a vocoded croon of Morrison lyrics. The entire edit progresses at an easy pace while the chiming piano chords iconic to the original ebb in and out for a result that feels like a sonic mirage. Download the live version of the remix for free here.

2011 | House | The Doors - Stoners on the Storm (TJR Bootleg) [Free Download]

TJR ups the tempo in his rendition and samples both the vocals and instrumentals. He also adds in a clip of Jim Morrison's spoken word, which he then offsets with a chugging four-on-the-floor bassline and more echoed vocal syllables. Grab your free download here.

4. The Doors - The End



2013 | Tech House | The Doors - The End (Riva Starr Re-Trip) [Free Download]

London producer Riva Starr chooses one of The Doors' more somber tracks The End to edit. While the original clocks in at a lengthy 12 minutes, Starr shortens his version to eight. Just as the original builds to a steady cacophony, so too does Riva build the layers in his rendition for a subtle, hypnotic suspense. You can claim your free download here.
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Kolombo - People Are Strange (Original Mix) [Seoul Community]
The Doors - People Are Strange (Infected Mushroom Remix)
Adana Twins - Strange (Original Mix) [Exploited]
The Crystal Method vs. The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Original Dub) [Elektra]
The Doors - Riders on the Storm (Luxxury Live Remix) [Free Download]
The Doors - Stoners on the Storm (TJR Bootleg) [Free Download]
The Doors - The End (Riva Starr Re-Trip) [Free Download]
Aug 27
2015

Rising Star Mija Breaks Out By Turning Up Major Lazer’s ‘Be Together’

Rising starlet Mija (pictured) has a massive winner on her hands with her remix of Major Lazer's Be Together, combining sultry vibes, 8-bit soul, and blissed-out, turnt-up feels.

Mija's been on Diplo's radar for about six months now, having already appeared on his Diplo and Friends program for BBC Radio 1. She's also had a release for OWSLA, and appeared at TomorrowWorld, so the sky's clearly the limit regarding her career to come. Mija literally has a worldwide set of club and festival gigs forthcoming, playing everywhere from Indonesia and Singapore to Brooklyn and Las Vegas, too. Check to see if or when she'll be near you here.

Download Mija's fanciful and breezy take on Be Together here.
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Major Lazer feat. Wild Belle - Be Together (Mija Remix) [Free Download]