Doctor P's original mix of Shishkabob is a gnarly dubstep heater that proves that the genre's still got a beating pulse after all these years, naysayers be damned. Of course, many of dubstep's best and brightest have since moved on to the fertile realm of trap music, and Cookie Monsta's remix is booming with its own unique flavor while still highlighting just how much these two bass-centric genres have in common. Who needs genres when we can all rage together under the banner of bass?
After little more than a week since the release of the French foursome Birdy Nam Nam'sDefiant Order LP, OWSLA has released what's presumably the first of four remix packages curated by each of the four members. First made available to NEST members June 7, volume one, curated by DJ Pone, hit SoundCloud today. Read Pone's thoughts on each selection below.
Jaded Future (La Femme Remix): La Femme is a young band we met recently. They support us at Le Zenith (Paris) and we knew that they would create a truly unique remix. I love it because It almost sounds like a song by Gainsbourg.
Defiant Order (Breakbot Remix): Breakbot shows his skills but keeps the original vibe of this song. It's perfect.
Parache (Maelstrom Remix): Play this song in a club! Guaranteed success!! Congratulations Mael!
The Plan (Bambounou Remix): Bambounou belongs to the new generation. It is simple and catchy. I really like the Hip Hop vibe and how the drums have been remixed.
Written In The Sand (Gucci Vump Remix): Gucci Vump at his best! It sounds like a movie soundtrack and brings back a lot of memories... I think it moved me, ha ha ha!
Cadillac Dreams (Teki Latex Remix): Teki Latex is a longtime friend; it was the first time we made this kind of track. My old love for rap music encouraged me to do this remix.
Black Bird (DVNO Remix): DVNO is my childhood friend and we used to play in a band together... This remix is very creative and highlights new aspects of the original song. This is definitely one of my favorite remixes.
-Thomas Parent aka DJ Pone
Traktor For Travelors
Loving your new iOS-based Traktor program? Now it's time to step your game up. Native Instruments announced its ultra-compact controller built for Traktor DJ and Traktor Pro 2, the Kontrol Z1.
The hardware itself is a two-channel mixer that integrates with the Traktor DJ app and allows users to reserve the screen of the iOS device to focus exclusively on modifying the "waveform." NI claims the built-in, 24-bit soundcard can boost the output of your iOS device to "club-ready" levels. As an added bonus, it also charges your iOS device while you play, and the Z1 will come with Traktor LE, their entry-level software for Mac and PC.
At $199, this is the perfect introduction for a fledgling DJ or one who needs extreme portability and ease of setup. No official store date as of yet.
A Bottle A Day Keeps The Doctor At Play
Circus freak Doctor P has something big to toast to today, so grab a glass.
Heard first on Diplo And Friends, Doctor P's latest dubstep banger, The Champagne Böp, saw the light of day today via his SoundCloud page. Like champagne, it starts out smooth and bubbly, but before you know it, it's got you feeling wild. Grab the track when it releases officially June 24.
iTunes Radio En Route
Apple finally unveiled the long-awaited iTunes Radio at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 10, which will allow users to stream music available on the iTunes store. Apple claims the system will have more than 200 radio stations curated in-house and will boast the ability to create playlists using track or artist names á laPandora. The interface will also make use of Siri for song recognition and control.
Although eager users will have to wait until the rollout of iOS 6 in the fall, it will also be compatible with iTunes software on PC and MAC. The free version will be ad-supported, and users of Apple's iTunes Match storage service ($24.99/yr) will get it ad-free.
Feel The Surge With Clockwork
Clockwork has got us craving the weekend already with his wild and outdoorsy video for Surge, which premiered yesterday.
OKAY GUYS, HAPPY TO PRESENT THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'SURGE'
(DIRECTED BY THE KING SUS BOY) http://t.co/hHklKdH56M
The vid features imagery of friends dashing off into unknown wilderness on a weekend trip juxtaposed with psychedelic landscapes and imagery full of electrified skeletons surging to the beat. Pick up the original here.
Searching for more bass while you're in Miami for Miami Music Week? Look no further! Circle Talent Agency is throwing a Day N' Night party with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Datsik this Saturday, March 16th at the Shelborne Hotel (21+) South Beach - get your tickets here!
The stacked lineup features a variety of EDM genres from house to trap, with marquee artists bringing the heaviest bass music this side of the Atlantic. Batten down the hatches Miami, hurricane season is about to start at the Shelborne Hotel!
We're also giving away two pairs of tickets to this party that stretches from 10am to 10pm! Both lucky winners will also receive a selection of gear from bass music clothing line NGHTBRND - perfect attire for representing the scene we all know and love. Be sure to submit your entry soon as the contest ends on Friday at 8pm EST when we email the winners.
Speaking of new sounds, the comp includes Flux Pavilion's wicked trap collab with SKisM and Foreign Beggars, Jump Back; this welcome dive into a new style very much underlines the label's potential, and damn did they pull it off well. Doctor P takes things in a new direction as well with a banging electro house version of Music In Me by Roksonix that drives with high energy and also introduces beautiful strings in its breakdown. The fresh release still maintains an emphasis on dubstep with monstrous tunes like Chimneys by Genetix; this beast builds up steadily, lets out the diva, and then slams you down with a ruthless drop. Listen to all the great tracks by purchasing them here.
With a PhD in wobbles and womping bass, Circus Records co-founder Doctor P just dropped his latest 4-track EP entitled Animal Vegetable Mineral Part 1 on Big Beat Records. For those unfamiliar with Big Beat, it's a subsidiary of Atlantic Records whose parent company happens to be the super-major label Warner Music Group. Fans might be a little nervous that the dubstep producer decided to release his latest EP through a major label, but rest assured, Doctor P brings the same maddening beats, bleeps, buzzes, and blaring bass usually found on his acclaimed Circus imprint.
Right out of the gate, this EP demonstrates that dubstep isn't Doctor P's only proficiency; he's actually a general practitioner of all things bass, with Animal Vegetable Mineral Part 1 showcasing two tracks of the mombahton and glitch hop variety. Regardless of genre, the entire EP has Doctor P's signature jump-up production style written all over it, making all selections on Animal Vegetable Mineral Part 1 quite affable to common dubstep fans. For example, Flying Spaghetti Monster, the glitch hop track, is full of modulated bass and galloping percussion phrases--very similar to Doctor P's earliest dubstep productions. Another superb track on the EP is Keep On Dancing--appropriately named for the Marvin Gaye sample from the tune Got To Give It Up. One of Doctor P's most melodic productions, this tune's deafening, squelchy mid-range will likely be punishing people's eardrums for the rest of the year--in a good way, of course. Lastly, the chest-thumping moombah workout Stars & Galaxies featuring the dancehall vocals of Ce'Cile certainly illustrates that Doctor P's raw sound translates swimmingly into other genres of EDM. Make sure to check out the entire release, which also includes dubstep banger Bulletproof with Eva Simons, on Beatport here.