Dog Blood have returned with a new EP. And to celebrate, Skrillex and Boys Noize are calling on fans to help them create collectible action figures.
Announced via Twitter, Skrillex is asking fans to submit their drawings of the duo. Whoever wins will have their illustration transformed into an official Dog Blood Collectible Figure.
The competition is run with Fan Forge and Good Smile Company, and comes with the release of the new Dog Blood EP, ‘Turn Off The Lights’.
Dog Blood have just dropped a new EP, 'Turn Off The Lights', their first release together in six years.
Bass titans Boys Noize and Skrillex, the latter who's also been releasing new solo remixes, have recruited guest collaborations for the four-tracker including Otira, X&G, and Josh Pan.
Logos is, by his own admission, not the most prolific producer. The London-based artist, otherwise known as James Parker, still works a dayjob, and in the near-six years since the release of his groundbreaking debut album ‘Cold Mission’ has added the rather time-consuming endeavour of raising a kid to his list of non-musical pursuits. What his discography lacks in quantity, however, is made up tenfold in quality.
“I ended up working with a few synth patches I really liked, and I basically just rinsed them,” recalls Parker, mentioning the cohesive sound of the album ‘Tooth’ by Blackest Ever Black regulars Raime (who also released on Different Circles last year) as a point of reference. “‘Cold Mission’ was me trying a lot of things out, and then this one was me saying I actually just wanna focus in on one or two ideas, and then reiterate,” he adds.
When we decided to relaunch our flagship mix series, one artist remained at the top of our hit list to kick things off from the outset. With her eclectic style of bass-focused club music arguably having more of an impact than ever before on both European and US dancefloors, Jubilee perfectly epitomises everything On Cue is intended to represent.
“Miami is inside me no matter what I do”
Born in Miami, Jubilee — real name Jessica Gentile — relocated to New York in 2003. But there’s no doubt that the city she was born in still has a huge impact on her musical output, both as a DJ and producer.
Her style of playing is also something Gentile says came to her quite naturally as a young DJ. So what advice can she offer to young DJs trying to do the same? “My only advice to DJs doing the same is to know their songs very well,” she explains. “And to actually go out and dance and see what works. Taking risks is cool but mashing up a bunch of stuff together with no flow can really just kill everyone's groove. Everything needs to flow.”
“Theatre people and I aren't really the same. I fit in more with the ravers”
Through Miami’s previously vibrant jungle raves and her own digging in subsequent years, the UK scene is also something that had a huge impact on her as an artist. “[The UK influence] is in there,” she smiles “I got really into UK music when I was a young raver in high school listening to d&b. From there I learned about two-step, garage, and then grime and dubstep. Florida actually had a really decent jungle scene, and when I moved to New York, Breakbeat Science was still open. So I was heavily influenced by the UK when I started buying records.”
Since launching at the end of 2017, Reprezent Radio resident High Class Filter and Definite Party Material's Ian DPM’s Scuffed Recordings label has been going from strength to strength.
A core member of London’s mighty Reprezent Radio crew, the independent station has done much for growth as a DJ and producer, as well as linking him up with like-minded individuals who share his determination.
The next V/A EP on Martyn’s 3024 will be released early next month.
Featuring four fresh cuts from Jacques Greene, NKC, Djoser and Martyn himself, the suitably riotous release follows breakthrough bass wizard Yak’s debut on the label in December 2018.
Premiering below, we’ve got Egyptian-born, Washington DC-based Djoser’s ‘Wera’. A percussive, low-key rattler that could subtly alter the mood of any dancefloor, it’s one of four gems in an increasingly essential series of V/A releases on the label.
22-year-old Henry Greenleaf is one of the young leading lights in the UK’s bass-led techno sphere. Relocating from his native London to Bristol after graduating from the same Creative Music Tech course in Bath Spa University as his favourites Addison Groove, Shackleton, Appleblim and the Timedance crew, he is carving a sound and reputation for himself that is rooted in richw, low-end, percussive sound.
The moniker is a shoutout to Gavino’s Filipino roots. He grew up moving between the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United States, attending international schools while developing an early love of music, drawing and breakdancing. Soon he was listening to Daft Punk and Justice, and by the time he moved back to Virginia for high school, he was ready to make music with a close group of friends.
Birmingham’s Yilan is next up on Ganesa’s Jelly Bean Farm with a ferocious five tracker, ‘Diaspora’.