Dubstep

Artist: 
Seven Lions & Kill the Noise
Label: 
Monstercat

For those who do not know, Seven Lions and Kill the Noise are big names in the electronic music scene. Seven Lions is known for mixing dubstep with trance, and Kill the Noise is known for his dirty dubstep mixes. Fans of both of these artists may still enjoy this collaboration; however, listeners who are not fimiliar with these two may be less than satisfied. Right out of the gate, "Cold Hearted" seems unable to make up its mind on what kind of song it wants to be.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Zomboy
Sounds Like: 
Ahee
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
10/26/2017
Artist: 
Ahee
Label: 
Impossible Records

Taking a glance at the title of the EP, and the Rick and Morty inspired cover art, one could guess that they would be stumbling upon a variety of wacky, creative tracks; and that's exactly what happens on Ahee's latest release. This four-track EP showcases the unique ways that bass can be used to help create a desired atmosphere. The opening track, "4U" establishes the alien sound, blending modified vocals with dark beats, and squelching synths with grimy dubstep bass; and maybe it could be thought of as the alien party-anthem.

Sounds Like: 
Knife Party
Sounds Like: 
Kasbo
Name: 
Nick Ramos
Date Reviewed: 
10/03/2017
Artist: 
G Jones
Label: 
Illusory Records

            G Jones has done it again. The Visions EP is 23 minutes of your life that you will not get back, not that you will you want to get back.  While trying to come up with comparisons to other artists G Jones is a possibly more glitchy Bassnectar. Jones definitely stayed true to his style in the “Visions” EP. After seeing G Jones DESTROY Gem and Jam I could not be more excited to review this EP.

Sounds Like: 
Bassnectar
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
02/14/2017
Artist: 
J-HAMZ & Jaculator
Label: 
Digital Empire

I can tell you that the remixes of the original track are far better than the original. I believe the talent that these artists have,  almost went to waste if they didn't have to remix this song. The dubstep remix said it was #12 in the dubstep section of BeatPort, its not even the top 100...  I believe the instrumental it's self would be a better than what they had to deal with, and I'll tell you why. The vocals almost gave me cancer. If the tracks didn't have the vocals in them they would be stellar.

Sounds Like: 
Beltek
Sounds Like: 
EDX
Sounds Like: 
Felix Cartel
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
09/16/2016
Artist: 
Just a Gent
Label: 
Lokal Legend

I took this CD at the recommendation of our local banger adviser Tatum, and boy am I glad. Overall it's an okay album, fairly predictable at first, but it gets more exciting at the end. Don't waste your time with the intro song honestly. 

Track 2, Sounds of Her Mind is a nice laid back chillwave piece, fairly catchy, but nothing crazy special. It is beautiful though.

Sounds Like: 
Slumberjack
Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Jacqui Kientzler
Date Reviewed: 
09/09/2016

Aa

Artist: 
BAAUER
Label: 
LuckyMe Records

 

Sounds Like: 
Life, dubstep, Brazilian Funke
Sounds Like: 
Some dancehall
Name: 
Easter Bohanon
Date Reviewed: 
04/06/2016
Artist: 
Veorra
Label: 
JASBA Records

To sum it up in one sentence: "Emerald" is a great album that you should listen to if you like EDM!

This album features a mixture of future bass, progressive, and dubstep. These genres combine to create a great mixture of beats with great vocals that form catchy tracks. These tracks are the perfect length for either radio play or listening to on your own. If you like EDM, definitely give this album a listen!

Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
03/27/2016
Artist: 
Yellow Claw
Label: 
Mad Decent

Blood For Mercy is Yellow Claw’s best work hands down. There are so many bangers loaded in this 16-song album that it’s hard to pick favorites. This album shows how versatile Yellow Claw is, combining their signature Amsterdam-style trap with a range of genres like deep house on “We Made It” and reggae on “Wild Mustang” and “Bun It Up”. Although this album is mostly “turn up” music, there are some good softer hits, notably “Feel It”. What really makes this album stand out is the quality of vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Yellow Claw
Sounds Like: 
Flosstradamus
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Sounds Like: 
RL Grime
Name: 
Matthew Scheurman
Date Reviewed: 
12/09/2015
Artist: 
Jack Ü
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

At first, there were truly no words I could use to describe the absolutely immensity of this collaboration. Two of the biggest names in EDM, coming together to make an album? What??? To say the least, I was hyped. Jack Ü started with a highly praised single, Take Ü There, featuring recent vocal phenomenon Kiesza. It was a trap masterpiece, and make everyone way too impatient for more. The single also marked the birth of "Ü", the U-umlaut that makes the brand of Jack Ü unmissable.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2015
Artist: 
Radio Game!!
Label: 
Radio Game!! (Independent)

Although I had never listened to Radio Game!! before, this track is a guarantee to make me a future fan. One of the better dubstep tracks to come out the past month. Definitely rocking with the drop that would sound like it came form a Barely Alive track. Definitely a mustplay for any dub step enthusiast. 

Sounds Like: 
Different Heaven
Sounds Like: 
Barely Alive
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/16/2015
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