The same styles of EDM from last year seemed to dominate Beyond Wonderland this year. Mainly progressive house and various forms of bass music. I like a lot of both, but this mainstream shit sounds so manufactured. It’s like old people buying into infomercials, but at least they have an excuse (they’re old).
I know I sound like the typical music blogger bitchin about the mainstream, but I bring it up so someone will help me understand why people settle for this shit. There are just so many better alternatives. And a few were actually on side stages at Beyond. I guess the lack of awareness is the biggest problem.
So every year, since last year, we’ve put together a list of our favorite EDM tracks for Beyond. Since we’ve already covered house this year with our tropical house & deep house playlists, we decided to go for bass.
It does include deep house & electro funk, but we tried to highlight as much glitch & lazers & shit as possible. Just remember, bass is more for the feeling & dance than for the sound.
More drumstep from Bassnectar with Lupe Fiasco fitting right in. A well done track, but I’m kinda moving on from this horror-filled, game theme classic style of dubstep. I wanna hear an MC on this.
Dubstep remixes were dominated by b.e.a.utiful vocals this year…. Or maybe it’s just I’m obsessed with these beauts mixed with dirty, dirtay dubstep. Either way, this style has ruled SNG for the last half of the year and hope it rules for many months into next.
Gorillaz gon dubstep, I always wondered how this would sound. And as much as I like all three tracks separately, I wish the drops would’ve been weaved in with “Clint Eastwood” a bit more. Though, some parts were quite enjoyable (had me at the Del Drop).
Last night Datsik promised he’d release “Elevate,” another collab he did with Bassnectar, if he got 3,000 ‘Likes” on a Facebook post. Needless to say it happened and he kept his promise, releasing the track, along with a higher quality version of “YES,” earlier today.
Which do you like better out of the two I’ll throw my opinion up once I warm up to “Elevate” some more.
I may get into a little trouble for this, but I couldn’t sit on it any longer. I’ve been listening to Bassnectar’s upcoming album, Divergent Spectrum, for just around a week and it’s fuck.ing goood. I’m not gonna get into the whole thing quite yet, but damn does his remix of “Plugged In” screeeeeaaamm. Actually reminds me of my recent post on Minnesota, where I talk about dubstep lacking in “catchy melodies”. Not only does this catch, but a grip of others do too in quite different ways – especially the melodic dubstep towards the end.
Goulding has got a damn sexy voice, as we all know, but pair it up with some top notch dubstep RMX’s and ya got trip-hop’s worst nightmare unleashed. When I first started searching for Ellie Goulding dubstep remixes, I didn’t think there would be this many well done, but there were, all with their own flavor.
Enjoy ’em as much as I did
putting ’em together. If you have any other Goulding’s gone dubstep, make sure to hit ’em up in the comments below.
I feel like I have a dubstep addiction. For the last month or so we’ve been flooded with dubstep, remixes or a combination of the two. Not that I’m sick of it, but we’ve got so much other shit in our backlog and somehow dubstep keeps floating to the top.
Well, at the very top of the list is Datsik’s remix of “Boombox”, originally by Bassnectar. My first impression was that it was just another industrial grimer that went off on those dubstep tangents I […]
Bassnectar’s Wildstyle EP is jammed with dubstep goodness. A few tracks kill when it comes to the dubstep drop, mainly “Wildstyle Method” & “Underwater”, but one tops ’em all.
“Hot Right Now” made use of some damn fine MCing, one of which is Zumbi of Zion I (who I think sounds like Tech N9ne). The Hip-Hop/Dubstep fusion is starting to make waves, which I expect to swell very soon.
Get it while it’s hot
Helllooo, sexy! I haven’t been this titillated by a song since Pretty Lights. Hell, I haven’t been titillated by a song ever… and I’ll try never to be again.
I’ve been listening to Bassnectar for a few months now, but didn’t get into him past the occasional blackout session – he never seemed to sound as good when sober. Well, after coming across these two over the past month, and sober at that, I’m hooked. Both blow me away every time I listen to ’em, wasted or sober. I’ve never wanted to go to a concert so much and get completely obliterated. And Bassnectar plays in Minneapolis on Halloween, could it get any better than that… well, if he played here sooner, but whatever.
So I’m wondering which of the two do you like better I go back and fourth, but the “Massive Attack Remix” is on repeat at the moment.
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