“Big, big, big.” It’s June 25th 2009, and one hour into his still-pirate Rinse FM show, Blackdown is jittery. An unmastered new track is drifting through the mix like fog, and the host DJ’s voice cracks with anticipation: “I’m not going to lie, this tune is massive.” He yammers excitedly over the second drop, shouts out Hotflush Recordings boss Scuba for signing the track first, and bigs up the unknown producer, Joy Orbison.
Avernian and Strick will release their debut collaborative effort, ‘Hairline Fracture’, on Monday 22nd July via ROW Records.
US-born, Manchester-based Avernian - real name Joshua Lee – and Ottowa’s Strick – real name Dylan Sullivan – are both well versed in the weighty styles of dubstep and hard drum. Fusing each of their areas of expertise on this release has yielded some immense results, with both the title track and B-Side ‘Smoking Gun’ sounding like suitably raucous affairs that will do more than satisfy fans of labels like Timedance, NAAFI, Flood and Kaizen.
Just when you thought you’d escaped the portaloo, they pull you back in, with almost all July 2019’s top UK events void of plumbing. Not that we’re complaining.
Leeds institution Cocoon In The Park takes our number one spot for the northern regions, bowing out after 11 years. Don’t miss homegrown talent Annie Errez and Bobby O’Donnell alongside big guns like Sven Väth.
There's now a dubstep album that repells Mosquitoes.
In April this year, Acta Tropica published results of a study which found Skrillex's 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' causes the bugs to forget to search for human blood and look for mates to reproduce.
After the news broke, Apotek Hjärta, a pharmacy in Sweden, hired duo Kloudmen to reimagine six nursery rhymes in a dubstep fashion, using intense frequencies throughout the tracks to confuse the Mosquitoes.
Skream has confirmed a one-off old school dubstep set for this year's EDC Las Vegas.
The Croydon dubstep icon had been hinting at a back-to-roots set for some time over Twitter, and after he was announced as playing EDC Las Vegas this year, he confirmed fan suspicions that that long-anticipated set will happen this May, quote-tweeting with a simple but very effective "it is indeed".
Consider us hyped.
Razat — the Portuguese bass producer, who sadly died last year — has a posthumous release coming via Alix Perez's 1985 Music.
Real name Baltazar Gallego, Razat was known for experimenting across mutiple genres, from dupstep to hip-hop and drum & bass, the latter of which saw him release on Flexout Audio and Vandal LTD.
He passed away in August 2018 following a long battle with cancer, he was just 31.
Skrillex and Hikaru Utada have shared their 'Kingdom Hearts III' theme song, 'Face My Fears', an emotionally-charged piano number that eventually gives way to a choppy, broken track.
DJ Mag first learnt of the work back in September, when the dubstep aficionado and noted fan of the Disney video game— AKA Sonny Moore— confirmed a collaboration with J-pop vocalist Utada and producer Poo Bear was in the pipeline.
Skrillex says he’s going back into the studio with Travis Scott, according to a recent interview.
The pair are currently enjoying the success of Skrillex's remix of 'Sicko Mode', the lead track from Scott's third album, 'Astroworld', which also features Drake and dropped as a freebie earlier this week.
When asked if they would consider collaborating in the future, the answer was a resounding yes.