The self proclaimed enfant terrible of EDM and Bass Music, Borgore is gearing up and chomping at the bit to get the crowd massive turnt up in the coming months. Coming of an ear slaying turn at Coachella, he is setup to release a new EP, entitled Legend, on June 25th and his solo debut shortly thereafter. Along with the EP launch, he has embarked on his #TURNTLIFE tour, which will include headline turns at EDC Chicago, Kanrocksas, Orion Music + More, Free Press Summer Festival, Boonstock Music & Arts Festival, and points in between.
As the tour progresses, he’ll slowly be releasing tracks that will be featured on his EP, and we have the first of them here.
Cubez are fun, and their music is eclectic, intricately orchestrated and combined with an incredibly skilled live performance. They are a sampling and drum playing powerhouse. Showcasing Angelo Tursi’s mastery of tonal exploration and Eric White’s (aka lil Panda) 808 beat crafting skills, Cubez is hot on the scene with their debut EP Skams (released on SpinSpinNYC just a few days ago and receiving tons of love), featuring a dark, minimal remix by Philadelphia’s Starkey.
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 …
Given that it’s home to such seminal acts as Diplo, The Roots and Josh Wink, Philadelphia doesn’t seem to really get the props it deserves. Maybe that’s because these diverse acts fail to congeal into a singular ”Philly Sound” for the town to hang it’s hat on. Another genre alive and well in the city of brotherly love is grime and dubstep, buoyed by Starkey and his Seclusiasis Studios crew.
With previous releases on top-shelf imprints like Ninja Tune and Planet-Mu, this bass mechanic just dropped his latest album, Orbits, on London-based Civil Music. “Street Rocker” dates back a bit farther, to 2011′s Space Traitor, Vol. 2 EP, but this new remix from the longhaired king of low-end, Bassnectar, is seriously fresh fruit.