Posts Tagged ‘edm’

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SINGLE REVIEW: Benny Benassi & John Dahlback – “Blink Again”

In 2014, John Dahlback and Benny Benassi have little left to prove. While Dahlback has been a staple within the electro house music scene for years through his productions and record label, Benassi has reigned as an international superstar whose popularity has transcended electronic music and bled over into the mainstream. Thus, both artists could easily throw in the production towel and perform at clubs across the globe for the rest of their days, but it appears their intentions lie elsewhere on their Ultra Records backed single, “Blink Again.”…

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REVIEW: LAXX – ‘Step Two’

Artist: LAXX
Album: Step Two
Label: Never Say Die Records
Genre: Bass music

Naysayers would lead the uneducated electronic music fan to believe it’s all downhill from here as repetitive festival house tracks among others plague the scene and producers leave behind their strengths to capitalize on trends, but it’s simply not the case. Rather, right now is a truly exciting time for the scene as there is a plethora of producers experimenting with new sounds and expanding their visibility daily, one of those being Oxford-based musician LAXX. Never looking to stay within any sort of comfort zone, he …

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INTERVIEW: HELENA Talks “Levity,” Working With Ultra Records and More

“If I’m not fist-pumping and jumping around in the studio when it drops then I know it’s not going to transpose well into a festival set. “Levity” was about combining classic house with the more energetic sounds of now.”

HELENA has blessed the electro house community with multiple massive singles in recent months, but “Levity,” her brand new Ultra Records-backed collaboration with esteemed vocalist Shawnee Taylor, just might be the one that launches the Australian producer to her inevitable position as an instantly recognizable staple of electronic music.

After hearing the exciting new material, UTG had the chance to talk …

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REVIEW: Skrillex – ‘Recess’

Artist: Skrillex
Album: Recess
Genre: Bass music
Label: Big Beat / OWSLA / Atlantic

After Skrillex’s popularity eclipsed the entirety of the electronic music scene, the star producer seemed to slip into the shadows. Yes, he released a Burial-esque EP along with the fact his explosive side project, Dog Blood, performed well within the dedicated electronic community, but neither achieved the crossover success Sonny Moore found with his main project. Regardless of popularity or sales, though, it was refreshing to hear Moore experiment with new styles as his shtick began to feel rather overdone throughout the majority of his third …

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UTG PHOTOS: Big Gigantic (2/16/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at the Big Gigantic Tour on February 16 at The Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI.

Well, back at it again. Decided to do yet another EDM event that rolled through Michigan at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. If you’ve read any of my previous photo sets, you’ll know that I absolutely dislike how the weather currently is in my home state and how sick it got me, so I was shooting a show while I was getting over the sickness. I survived thankfully and got the job …

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Free Mp3: Kanye West – “Love Lockdown” (Imanos X NGHTMRE Remix)

It is hard to believe six years have passed since “Love Lockdown” originally hit radio, but this morning its been given new life thanks to an incredible trap remix courtesy of Imanos and NGHTMRE.

Kanye West caught fans off guard when “Love Lockdown” hit the radio in 2008. People accustomed to hearing the Late Registration rapper on tracks like “Gold Digger” did not know how to approach his colder, more vocoder-driven sound at first, but the song would eventually go platinum and top charts worldwide. The remix found below, which is available as a free mp3, takes the tribal-like catchiness …

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THE DROP: Featuring Dr. Ozi, HeRobust, Kai Wachi and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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Kasum Remixes Yellowcard’s “Ocean Avenue”

Kasum is a New York based EDM artist who cuts his teeth putting together remixes of popular songs including music from artists like Smash Mouth, Green Day, The Fray and more. His latest project is a remixed version of Yellowcard’s “Ocean Avenue.” He added some heavy bass and electronic beats to the song to make it his own. You can check it out by taking a look below.

If you like what you hear, the song is available to download for free. All of his other mixes are available for free as well via his Soundcloud page.…

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THE DROP: Featuring Jay Cosmic, Kastle, Twofold and More

While electronic music is generally not the main focus of Under The Gun’s coverage, there are quite a few members of our team who enjoy everything from dubstep and d&b to hardstyle and house. Thus, staff writer Michael Giegerich is heading the revival of The Drop, a retired column some longtime readers may remember.

Focusing on producers who aren’t headlining Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (not yet, anyway), this list will provide you with five artists and their must-hear tracks. If you have any suggestions for who should be added to the next edition of this feature, contact us …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Diplo – “Revolution”

Diplo has released a music video for “Revolution,” his collaboration with Faustix & Imanos and Kai off of last year’s Revolution EP. The visuals are rather fitting for the contrasting mixture of emotional vocals and club-ready trap drops as scenes of neon lights flashing across beautiful women and people flying down the road on motorcycles are blended with the sights of a boxer tirelessly training and a lonely individual looking to drink her pain away.

Follow the jump to check out “Revolution” and be sure to check out the Revolution EP here if you slept on it in 2013.…

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UTG PHOTOS: Superheroes Anonymous Tour (12/14/13)

Under The Gun photographer, Corbin Alvae, attended the Superheroes Anonymous tour at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI.

Well, here we are again! I decided to go back and do yet another Electronic Dance Music event that came through Michigan. What a day and night this was! I have a few stories to share with you all before I get into how the tour was.

First off, to anyone that lives in the Midwest states, you probably got hit with a giant snow storm. Well, Michigan got hit pretty hard, which led me to wondering: should I drive in this? My …

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Skrillex Releases Dates And Venues For Annual “Takeover”

Starting just after the new year and going well into February, Skrillex will be performing multiple shows over the course of several days in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. This is the third consecutive “takeover” series that the DJ has put on since 2012, and you can view details here.

Skrillex, known by some as Sonny Moore (Ex-From First To Last), released his 7th EP, Leaving, earlier this year, and joined forces with EDM pioneer Diplo to form the supergroup Jack U, who made their debut at Mad Decent Block Party this past July. In October, the …