By now most EDM and Rock fans are well aware of who and what Destroid is. The Electronic Rock outfit led by Canadian bass master Excision, Downlink, and drummer KJ Sawka of Pendulum fame was created not just to make music but also to be able to take their ideas into a live show and performance and take EDM and Bass from behind the decks and drop it right on top of the crowd — like an anvil destroying any preconceptions on what to expect at a live event.
A ‘live’ show indeed… if you haven’t had a chance to actually check these guys out… it’s …
This week’s URB podcast is a special delivery courtesy of TJ Hertz, better known in the underground as the man behind the sounds of Objekt. Within a two-year span, the Berlin-based producer has seemingly taken storm of the worlds of techno and bass music by simply blurring the line entirely; with his two self-released white-label 12s causing a spike in maniacal dancefloor activity worldwide. It didn’t matter where you went; a rooted dubstep party in London, a techno party in Berlin, or a NYC event that catered to both; you were going to hear an Objekt tune.
This week’s URB podcast heat comes from Philadelphia’s favorite son of the sub; Starkey. After a thunderous return form with his Civil Music debut, “Orbits,” the Philly bass technician has been busy running things on and off the dancefloor, splitting time between bringing the most refined bass on the planet and being all business with his label, Seclusiasis.Yet, while he’s always juggling one thing or another in his life, he’s still bringing consistently thunderous music to the forefront, still with that classic dubstep foundation surrounding it all, first and foremost. In this exclusive mix for URB, Starkey exhibits the best of grime, dubstep and off-everything bass music; as he covers the spectrum, from Dexplicit, MRK1 and Rustie; all while crushing it with a plethora of his own tunes. Tracklist down below, please pick your ears off the floor when done.
We’ve had our hands on this mix for quite a bit now and are glad that our good friends at PLSTK were behind the scenes on helping to commission one of our favorite DJ’s Justin Ner aka Nerstylist to put this bad boy together. When you have one very reputable source of cool hunting creatives touch base with a DJ with a big set of musically curative cajones, only good things can happen.
Grey Areas 2 is a sequel to an aforementioned mix series that Nerstylist began a short while ago in what was the forerunner of our current Friday Fresh column. While continuing down the path of exploring the world of ‘post-music’ where genre’s have co-mingled and become an ever evolving grey area of sounds, moods, and musical cross-pollinations, Grey Areas’ is both …
This Thursday, the late-night ceremonies at Sullivan Room will be focused on the darker spectrum of bass and techno fury, courtesy of the Autopilot series of events that have been going on for some time now. While delving into house and bass in previous Autopilot sessions, this one promises a more head-on approach, by highlighting two heavy-hitting new kids on the Brooklyn block. We start off with Brookyln-via-Toronto bass specialist Aquarian, as he’s riding high off his tremendous debut EP on UNO as well as sharing remix duties with techno godfather Juan Atkins for Rone, which will be coming out in a couple of weeks on French label Infiné. On the other side of the bill is the just-brandished bass and techno fury of Divvorce, who runs the ever-growing and impressively fastidious Fifth Wall label with fellow producer Hound Scales. His latest release, Used Experience has come out to acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and XLR8R and has gotten people to remember the feeling of a fist-pump and a good sweat. That’s good, considering the combination of these two producers playing together should be nothing short of fist-pumpingly brilliant and sweat-inducing. Rounding off the night will be local techno masked-man Sheepshead and resident of Autopilot (and one half of the End Fence label), Your Move. Check out all the details on their Facebook event HERE, as well as a way to get entry free (with RSVP). Also, feel free to vibe down below of what’s to come when you switch to Autopilot tomorrow night.