Tarro – DeadEyes [Free Download]: Filthy Robotic Brostep

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There’s a newcomer on the dubstep block, but he won’t be one for much longer. 5 tracks in and the mysterious panda embodied Tarro can count us here at DTB as fans. We even premiered “Inbound” around a month ago, so he should be a familiar face. “DeadEyes” is an explosion of high pitched stabs, gnarling bass and tranquil piano chords. Though those 3 items don’t seem like they should go together, but everything in the mix sits perfectly together. And above all, it’s HEAVY! Released through Electrostep Network as a free download, there’s no excuse for not grabbing your own copy.

Tarro – DeadEyes: Free Download

LooKas – Loko (Sweekuh Remix) [Free Download]: Festival Trap Goes Deep House

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The final remix in the “LOKO” remix package and my favourite yet, Sweekuh takes on the LooKas trap original but with a deeper direction. Ever since I heard this in his Khross Family Blend mix, I knew I had to get my hands on it. If this made it into your #SWEEKEND playlist, be sure to give it a re-post on Soundcloud!

Because what’s more ironic than a deep house remix of a trap song?
FUN FACT: Lookas passed out on my couch after his show in Philly this past summer while waiting for a flight. Also, his manager is an alum at my university and a fraternity brother of mine.Sweekuh

LooKas – Loko (Sweekuh Remix): Free Download

5 Reasons Why Riddim Dubstep Is “The Next Big Thing”

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Image Courtesy of Riddim Community Facebook Group

EDM as a whole is based on fashion and trends. The collective name that encompasses many different genres of electronic music has produces ever-changing sounds and names based on what’s popular. In 2011 it  as dubstep, then it was trap, and now everybody has their hand in some sort of house music. Just like the stock market, it’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen next, but we can take some good guesses. The “Riddim” sub-genre of dubstep proved it’s not just something that existed in the corners of the internet with it’s diverse support over the past 12 months. Read on the find out why you’ll be hearing this sound a lot more in the future.

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Dillon Francis – Money Sucks, Friends Rule [Full Album Stream]

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“Money Sucks, Friends Rule”, the much anticipated LP from Dillon Francis, is expected to drop on October 24th. However to get your ready for the release, you can stream the album in FULL via the Spotify player below. Featuring collaborations with Martin Garrix, Major Lazer, The Chain Gang of 1975 and more, it’s going to be huge.

Dillon Francis – Money Sucks, Friends Rule: Pre-order

Crywolf & Ianborg – Rib Cage: Must Hear Live Chillstep

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Prepared to be blown away. Crywolf has been individually releasing tracks from his upcoming EP, debuting “Runaway” about a week ago (does Schmoney dance). The next track on the bill, again with Ianborg, is just incredible. I’m literally lost for words as I write this. He combines live instrumentation, authentic vocals and still managing to incorporating powerful chillstep synths. At 6 minutes of length, immersing yourself into this masterpiece will set you in a good mindset for the full day.

Crywolf & Ianborg – Rib Cage: iTunes

Kayzo x Seek N Destroy – Crank [Kannibalen]: Must Hear Electro Hybrid

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You have to hand it to Kayzo. The LA based producer has an incredible work rate; I don’t think a fortnight has passed without uploading something new from the guy. Pioneering a new breed of hardstyle / trap hybrids has been his focus of late, but here he lowers the tempo for some electro madness. The kicks are signature to the over saturated big room sound, but the sound design of the synths is just on another level. Gritty and hard, I present you “Crank”, fittingly released through Kannibalen Records. Grab it now on Beatport.

Kayzo x Seek N Destroy – Crank: Beatport

Dub Police Celebrate 10 Years With Free In Store London Event

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Caspa’s Dub Police imprint have been at forefront of dubstep ever since it’s humble beginnings. Established all the way back in 2004, the label have nurtured and developed now huge names such as Subscape, Trolley Snatcha, Emalkay & The Others. Their influence on the scene is so vital that Skrillex even mentioned them in his Grammy acceptance speech. To celebrate a mighty 10 years of operation, they’re hosting 2 events in London on Tuesday 28th October.

The first is a free in-store event for all ages. There will be a variety of workshops running, including a Pioneer DJ class, producer tutorial and music video workshop. For more info see the above flyer or contact working@submergedmusic.com.

If that wasn’t enough for you, the party goes into the night with a stacked event at The Nest. CEO Caspa will be headlining, and he’s bringing some special guests along with him. Grab your tickets at http://dubpolice10.com.

P.S. I’ll be at the in store event on Tuesday so if you’re coming say hi!

Mat Zo Admits to Using Ghost Mixers… But That’s Not a Bad Thing

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If you’ve been following any EDM blog over the past week, you would have heard that house producer / DJ Mat Zo went on a Twitter rant confessing on how he uses ghost mixers for his monthly podcasts. If not, we’ve embedded the tweets below, where he sparks controversy with the accusation “Sorry to burst your bubbles, but all your favourite DJs’ radio shows are ghost mixed”. But as he later explains, being a full time touring artist gives little time to carefully curate new music into an one hour slot. Many people have thanked him for his honesty, others have been outright shocked. We, however, are applauding this decision.

What everyone failed to look out was the fact that the Mat Zo Show is still running! Would you rather it be non-existent because there wan’t enough time to make them? The other is that the ghost mixer, Matan Segal (or @MatanYE_West on Twitter) is a master when it comes to this field. Formerly the host/ founder of The Drop radio on DI.FM, Matan has been doing this sort of thing for over 3 years with knowledge of all genres and styles. And if you avidly follow him on Twitter like myself, you’ll know that the guy is literally addicted to music (in a good way). So instead of pointing fingers and whining because you feel like you’ve been cheated, welcome this change with open arms and brace yourself for ever more diverse selections.

Read Mat Zo and Matan’s responses after the jump, and check out the newest installments in the Mat Zo Mix.

Mixes Hosted By Matan Segal aka Mass7:

Bro Safari – Bender [Free Download] : Heavy Trap Banger

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There’s no question that Bro Safari is a king of Trap Music. He recently tweeted: “I need to get some music to you guys before I lock myself away to finish this EP”. So “Bender” is perfect to pass the time waiting for what I’m sure is going to be an absolutely killer EP. The heaviness of this track with the low vocal chops make this track a certified banger!

Bro Safari – Bender : Free Download |

JSTJR – Diplo & Friends Guest Mix

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If you haven’t heard of Boston’s JSTJR (pronounced “gesture”) let this me a formal introduction. Known for his fierce 100 BPM cuts mixed with tropical influence, he creates his unique sound of “Zouk Bass”. Last week he dropped some madness on Fool’s Gold Clubhouse imprint and then proceeded to mix one hour of heavy trap on the Diplo & Friends show. Stream the full feature below and peep the tracklist after the jump.

JSTJR – Diplo & Friends Guest Mix: Stream Only

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