This isn’t the first time we feature the German electro-wunderkind on Epic Bass Time. We’ve known of Zedd back in 2010, when he released his single “The Anthem” , and have been fans ever since. Therefore, it makes us happy to see our boy progress over the months and get the praise he deserves. Ever since signing up on Skrillex’s label, OWSLA, and releasing their first breakthrough single, “Shave it”, the only direction Zedd has been going is up. But being recognised won’t last you long, you also have to show improvement in your skills, and that is noticeable in his latest Skrillex’ remix, “Breakn’ A Sweat’.
Zedd truly did step up his game by incorporating smooth build-ups and magnificent chord progressions, highlighting both the original melody while incorporating his own twist. And, with the whole world currently addicted to bass (we know you are ), Zedd includes a generous dose of his signature “Shavestep” bass drop.
I might as well say that this is probably the most impressive work from Zedd up to date. I look forward to what else Anton Zaslavski can offer to the EDM community in 2012.
I’ve been a fan of Edmond Huszar aka OVERWERK since day one. Edmond’s talent was impossible to ignore in his early production with “The Girls Can Hear Us” and when the news of his solo project “Overwerk” reached me needless to say I was excited. A mere year later, Overwerk is set to release his first EP “The Nth Degree” on November 30th, with Buzzin’ set to be a preview of the quality we can expect, and to be honest, it’s a masterpiece. Overwerk’s electro-house sound is evident throughout the whole track, which has a monumental build up that leads to a drop which leaves you winded like a strong punch to the gut. It’s bouncy, It’s scratchy, It’s wobbly, It’s amazing. It’s music like this that reminds me why I started reviewing EDM. Expect a full review of the EP from us soon.
Porter Robinson has often been called a prodigy of the electro genre, so you know that when he releases his first full EP, electronic music lovers the world over took note. What made it an even bigger splash was that it was released on Skrillex’s OWSLA records. People looking forward to this EP for tracks similar to those that contributed to Porter’s astronomical rise to fame will be dissapointed, as Porter Robinson takes this EP as an oppurtunity to try out a multitude of different generes of the EDM scene. Read on for a highlight of the 6 tracks of the EP to see why change is not necessarily a bad thing.
The title track of the EP is by far not its standout track. In Spitfire, Porter dips his toes into dubstep, yet the song lacks originality due to the significant amount of help received by Skrillex. It seems all that is missing to make it unmistakable from a Skrillex track is the monster synth, yet Porter does add a little of his own flavour, making the wobbles extra scratchy. Spitfire sets of the sinister tone of the EP perfectly, a tone which is carried on through every track.
The sinister tone of the EP is immediately present from the get-go of this track, and again Porter tries out a little dubstep. What is entirely refreshing is that its visible that the style of the track is entirely his own, and when the bass drops…my God, its heavy, its scratchy, its in your face. To put it simply: its amazing.
With Unison, Porter takes on an entirely different side of EDM. The synth and melody give this track an epic festival vibe, yet the Warp styled synth breaks and frequent breakdowns shows that Porter certainly hasn’t forgotten what got him to where he is. This should become a staple to every electro dj’s festival set, it’s that simple.
To me, the standout track of “Spitfire” is Vandalism. An electro-house gem with clear influences of Porter’s original style, albeit toned down a little. The calm intro is misleading(and absurdly long, I mean it’s 3 fucking minutes long), but once it drops down into some heavy bass with hot vocals on top of its already sinister feel, hear this in a club and you will definitely want to do some nasty things to this song. Perfect to introduce Porter to the less hardcore electronic music lovers.
100% in the bitch:
Porter tries to give his own flavor to moombhaton, yet since it’s moombhaton i refuse to review this.
The Seconds sees Porter Robinson return to his usual style, and honestly after so much change it’s a nice wrap up to the EP. It shows that the Porter we know and love is here to stay but he is also ready to take on the veterans which aren’t afraid to switch up their style.
Overall Review -
Spitfire represents a monumental milestone for Porter Robinson, not only in terms of progress in his carreer as his first true EP, but also in the sheer amount of change in style it represents. Generally Porter Robinson plays with new styles and gets it right, all the while keeping a unique twist which clearly marks it as his music. A solid EP, earning it 4/5 epic bass heads.
While you may already be a bit sick of the successful hit by DJ Fresh, “Louder” and maybe even it’s staggeringly impressive dubstep remix, there’s still one more remix that’s definitely worth checking out. Hardwell, known as a Progressive House giant, has included smooth synths that highlight the vocals of Sian Evans, building up louder and louder and then- HOLY-BEJEEZUS-HARDWELL-YOU-ARE-A-GOD
Entering uncharted territory, the young producer successfully incorporated such HEAVY BASS into the drop that it may leave you with punctured eardrums if not used responsibly.
Exams are done, school is over, time for some heavy reviews. Or heavy bass in this case. Not much is known about the 17 year old (!!!) producer, Superginger (LOL), from Stockholm, Sweden. With only 600 “likes” on Facebookand 400 “Followers” on Soundcloud, he is not big in the music world, but has shown enormous potential with his newest remix, “Gimme The Loot”. Keeping the hip hop feeling from Biggie Smalls, Superginger has added A LOT of bass to create one of the finest dubstep remixes of this classic song, turning any whiteboy ginger into a real OG by listening to this. This clash of genres remix is certainly one badass track. “Gimme The Loot” is only one of Jakob Zetterberg’s great remixes/tracks and most probably the best one up till now, but I am sure there’s more epicness to come.
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Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot (Superginger Remix)