The weekend has come and gone, and now you're deep into your weekly grind. Never fear, Wobble Wednesday is back with more of your favorite face-melting bass drops to help you make the most of your mundane lifestyle. Today I'll be guiding you along through the many variations of bass music that we see these days, new and old. I wanted to turn the Wobble Wednesday feature into more than just a section for today's dubstep, so I decided it was only right to incorporate some drum & bass as well as an oldies section into the weekly feature.
You'll be hearing amazing bass-driven tunes from the softer, chiller side of dubstep to the filthy, grimier side that everybody loves to rage to. I'll also dip into the world of drum & bass as well as add some classic tunes from the 'golden age' of dubstep. All I ask from you guys is to enjoy and download. Once the weekend hits, steal the iPod at the party and throw on these songs. Guarantee it will make the place jump!
Some big name artists released some new tracks this week. Seven Lions has a new EP out now, off of which I decided to feature his exclusive track "Isis," as well as third track off Alvin Risk's highly anticipated new EP, set to release soon. Dillon Francis officially released his new Flux Pavilion remix this week, which makes it a requirement to be featured here. Dillon has an uncanny ability in his remixes to add just that little extra bit into a song that makes it unmistakably a Dillon Francis tune, all while keeping the essence and melody that make it a great original.
When it comes to Wobble Wednesday, I like to post unknown as well as popular artists, to keep things fresh. So yes, I am including the new Skrillex tune featuring Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. This song leaked out a few weeks ago, but it was finally officially released the other day. "Make It Bun Dem" goes back to the days of early reggae dub with a new modern Skrilly-feel. About a month ago Dim Mak Records teamed up with ARTISTdirect.com for a remix competition of Datsik's new single "Fully Blown" and the winner happened to be Vermont's own The Frim. All I can say is that I told you all to be on the lookout for this guy, he's going places.
This week I go back deep with some of the more prominent names in early garage and dubstep. Plastician, N-Type, and Distance have all paved the way for future dubstep acts in their own individual ways. Here's just a taste of their earlier wobbles.
DRUM & BASS
With a heavy hip hop influence, Candyland can do more than your average dubstep duo. Their beat combinations are just as well thought out as their perfectly scorching bass lines, which is why I think they have gotten so popular in the recent years. Their newest remix of Kaskade's "Room For Happiness" shows how they can take a heavy progressive house song and slow it down to a calming drum & bass tune. Admittedly, a lot of the help goes to the beautiful vocals by Skyler Grey.
"Escape" by Mt. Eden has been around for a couple years, but it looks like it was just finally officially mastered. It's a crushing anthem with a choir that constantly fades in and out throughout the song, with a subtle but still heavy bass line that is not over powering in the least. Blackmill is the master of all things melodic. If there are any young DJs out there trying to perfect the art of chillstep, take notes from this heavy hitter, Blackmill has it down to a science.