Review: Adventure Club @ Governor’s Island & Pacha, NYC (July 26)

Yesterday, some friends and I got the chance to chill with and see Adventure Club perform at Governor’s Island and the after party at Pacha. Being from the Chicago area, I get the chance to attend extremely cool events like Lollapalooza, Spring Awakening, etc. Having said that, Governor’s Island is definitely my favorite venue I’ve attended. You see the Statue of Liberty on the ferry ride over and the island itself is something special. The sand leading up to the tent gives you beach vibes and the NYC skyline is glowing past the water. Anyone who lives in the area should attend a show at this venue on the water.

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Album: “The Invasion (Remixes)” by Destroid

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If you like filthy, dirty, grimy dubstep, Destroid is the right group for you to be listening to. The combined forces of Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka together produce some of the nastiest stuff I’ve heard yet, and it’s so satisfying. This remix album is out now available for listening on SoundCloud and for purchase on iTunes, and the Bounce remix is a free download through SoundCloud. The original Invasion album has been remixed by some true musical geniuses such as Antiserum, Mayhem, Funtcase and Bar 9 to create the new Invasion Remixes album.

Sit back, relax, and let the bass hit you so hard in the face you won’t know what happened.

“Quartz Emerald” by Extra Terra

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Extra Terra, up and coming dubstep artist, brings together DnB and dubstep in his newest release “Quartz Emerald.” Definitely a talent to keep a look out for.

“Quartz Emerald” has the pace of a drum and bass track but uses the synths of a dubstep track. Not too intense, but just the right amount of griminess and heaviness that dubstep fans will look for. The synth chords used for the second drop almost reminds me of Bassnectar’s more uplifting and epic tracks. Free download is included below.

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“Gunmetal Black” by Varien

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Assuming that the characters on the cover are accurately referencing the sample, there’s definitely a Japanese influence to this track. The sample has a faster sounding pace to it. As the percussion start going off, the track almost has a drum & bass vibe but more Asian sounding.

Varien goes with this fast-paced vibe and surrounds the sample with dubstep sounds. Dark and heavy is the result, and this new balance is what will get you excited.

Release Date: July 21, 2014 | Bandcamp | Beatport | iTunes

Video: “Outbreak” by Zomboy ft. Aramanni Reign


Ever since hearing “Vancouver Beatdown” lift the spirit of the crowd as I walked into a random stage at Spring Awakening two years back, I have been a Zomboy fan. He does dubstep the right away and his drops always go hard. His music can be described as filthy, based infused beats similar to Rusko or Skrillex but with his own sound. He is a great mixer which he demonstrates in his Never Say Die “NSD” hour mixes.

Zomboy and Armanni Reign put out this video today with UKF Dubstep. Armanni’s rap flows quickly over Zomboy’s choppy uptempo beat. The video is well made with an old school flow combined with crazy concert footage. Check it out above and check out Zomboy’s explosive music as he is growing rapidly.

Release Date: July 15, 2014

“V!BE MACH!INE” by Alex S

Creating electronic songs that follow the classic model of melodic sections into heavy breakdowns can be a double-edged sword for budding producers: it is a tried and tested formula for a festival hit, but because of that proven success, everyone out there is trying to do it and the pool of tracks following the same or a similar structure is extremely over-saturated. That being said, emerging artist Alex S did it right with this tune, laying infectious samples over a bubbly, optimistic melodic section before exploding into a rage-inducing breakdown over a slower, glitch tempo. Enjoy and support this rising star by throwing him a like on Facebook and grabbing the free download here.

“Recess (Flux Pavilion Remix)” By Skrillex & Kill the Noise Ft. Fatman Scoop & Michael Angelakos


Flux Pavilion throws some heavy bass to the Skrillex and Kill the Noise original track “Recess.” This soothe, psychedelic introduction gets wildly interrupted with Fatman Scoop’s “turn it up” vocals. The song has a unique feel about it, as the bass drops, the energy rises and the shouting continues throughout the song.

Any time a group of artists like this works on a track, you know it is going to be a good one. The intro pulls me in from the start with the catchy vocals. Flux Pavilion knows how to build a track up with the drums and then he does his thing on the drop. This song only released 7 hours ago and I’m sure it’ll climb its way to the top. Milo & Otis, Ape Drums and Valentino Khan have also added their own touch to the track but it’s fantastic to hear a track like this from Flux Pavilion. It reminds me of his music from a few years back, which is the same music that made me like dubstep!

Release Date: July 7, 2014