Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Well...he's done it again..the much awaited follow up EP from Skrillex is finally out...and its huge!
On the back of his previous free release which featured a blend of disco, breaks, dubstep and electro, Skrillex delivers another mind-melting blend of genres...
This time round the EP features collaborations/remixes with some of the best in the game including Noisia, Bare Noize, Foreign Beggars and Penny.

The whole EP is worth getting, with some stand outs being the Noisia remix of the EP title and the track 'Scatta' which includes collabs with Bare Noize and vocals from Foreign Beggars.

Click HERE to head over to Beatport and buy this now!

You can get the EP here too:
but remember if you like the music to support the artists and purchase it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Premium Sounds, Premium Venue

If your not up to much this Friday head down to Adelaide's most premium venue and night, 'Indulge'.

Located in BarCuba, above the Union Hotel on Waymouth St; Indulge is all about finishing your week in style. Kicking back in absolute luxury... Sipping on some fine rum, cocktails or imported beers from Australia's largest selection...
On the music front there is nothing but top quality for those with a defined taste. The most innovative sounds of Tech House, Tribal House, Deep House and Bar Grooves are delivered by the Indulge residents.

This week, special guests include our very own Mellow D, previously posted on the blog. This local DJ is always busy at work putting out new mixes with the freshest sounds, as well as promoting 'US', a club night focusing on a more diverse sample of tunes from what most of Adelaide is used to.

Check out his soundcloud here:
and head down to BarCuba this Friday for something different....

Friday, October 22, 2010


A little while ago whilst compiling a track list for a Reggae Dubstep mix, I came across

Dubtrash, a 23 year old DJ and producer hailing from Ireland. He has spent the last few months creating reggae influenced dubstep tracks and is steadily picking up a strong fan base online. I was immediately hooked onto his different take on dubstep, and managed to ask him a few questions about life as a producer.

What got you into producing music and dubstep in particular?
‘I've always had a huge interest in music. As a young lad I used to play all those music making games for the Playstation (Music 2000 in particular). So that's where I began my producing. As for dubstep, it's only a recent thing. I love all different kinds of music, from House, Electro and Techno, to Metal and Hip-Hop, but I first heard dubstep roughly about two years ago. It was a set by Rusko called 'Bloc Mix’ that I got free with DJ Mag, and ever since then I've gotten more and more obsessed with it. It's all I listen to now!’

How long have you been producing for?
‘I started doing it seriously this year (2010) in May, and it was initially just an experiment to see what I could do. Me and my friends spent an entire college year not doing any work and we just sat around listening to dubstep. I wanted to see if I could make my own stuff.’

What software do you use to make your music?
‘At the moment I’m using Garageband for Mac, and Audacity. They’re great little programs, but I’m gonna upgrade to Reason soon. I also like record my own sounds for tracks, guitars, vocals and percussion.’

What are your thoughts on the tendency for dubstep producers creating mainly the 'filthiest drops'?
‘Ahhhh the good old 'filthy drop'. It can be so rewarding when you see people's faces after a good fat fucker of a drop haha. It has definitely become an integral part of dubstep now. Although for me personally, most of my own tracks don't have that 'filthy' edge, they tend to flow along with a chilled out reggae groove. So, I like to think that my music has a different approach to dubstep than most other producers out there.’

What gave you the idea to produce dubstep infused with Reggae and Islamic/Arabic samples?
‘I have always had an interest in original roots style dub music. I love it’s atmosphere. Dub was an instrumental sound that originated from Jamaica, what we often hear today in dubstep is a million miles away from that. Don’t get me wrong, that ain’t a bad thing, I love the filthy robotic stuff too, but I wanted to keep that old reggae style sound in my music. As for the Arabic stuff, I’m such a music nerd. I’m always interested in different styles of music from around the world. Arab music can be so beautiful and hypnotic sounding. I wanted to see if I could make that work within a dubstep structure.’

You seem to be getting a lot of support on-line, what do you think of websites, such as Soundcloud, as mediums for getting your music out there?
‘Yeah it’s been a great year for me so far. When you consider the short amount of time I have been producing, the support I am getting is quite phenomenal. Soundcloud has definitely helped me in getting noticed and gaining fans. There’s so many talented producers out there and Soundcloud provides a great way to hear what other people are doing to help push the scene forward. I would recommend anyone, and not just producers, fans too, to join up and find some themselves some great underground music.’

Dubtrash will be releasing ‘Zion EP’ soon on Monkey Dub which will be available to buy on major online digital music stores. Release date TBC.
You can check out Dubtrash’s tracks @ Dubtrash

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Finally reach 3rd Bass...

A new club night is coming to a lane near you....
3rd Bass @ Electric Circus is a new club night hosted by Adelaide's finest, Loot & Plunder.
The new night promises to bring the freshest sound's combing tech house, main room house, ghetto house, filter house as well as UK funky.

Residents include Adelaide's finest: Loot & Plunder, Skippy, Brains!ss and Brad Lee.

Opening night promises to be big with 'Sweat It Out' Dj's Little Bambalam headlining.
Look out for free merch at the DJ booth as this won't be one to miss!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Forgive us our sins...

Ok so we've all been pretty busy with work/uni but heres a quick update of some major tunage...not necessarily the newest..(we haven't posted in a while) but still stomper's nevertheless!

The Vocal clip in this sounds like a kid with retardation is getting all excited about the bass drop. (you'll know what I mean)

One of my favourite tracks for a while now, Just been behind on posting it :(

The track name says it all

For something different, check out Wolfgang Gartners new electro release.
It's much more catchy than his collaboration with Deadmau5, and apparently he put 3 weeks and 300 hours into making it.