As if they ever needed it, the Colorado-based live electronic duo, Big Gigantic, received the coveted Diplo Stamp of Approval this past weekend by putting together an hour-long mix for the Mad Decent boss’s BBC show Diplo and Friends. In true Big G fashion, the mix starts off with a bang and continues at full throttle for the full hour, incorporating beloved Big Gigantic songs—both new and old—as well as bangers from the likes of Oliver Heldens, DJ Snake, Flux Pavilion and more. On the whole, the mix stays true to the Big G’s signature, genre-defying style of bass music, and every piece of it is dripping with the jazzy sounds of Dominic Lalli’s incredible saxophone. Tried and true, Big Gigantic is one of those rare acts in electronic music that is able to stay relevant (almost effortlessly) while still marching to the beat of their own drummer (literally). This one is essential listening for your next weekend pregame—just make sure the neighbors are gone. Now turn your speakers WAY up and enjoy!
After what seems like an eternity, Toronto’s finest export, Zeds Dead, is back with 8 incredible, diverse tracks on their recently released Somewhere Else EP. After being hyped across the twitterverse for months, I can say with confidence that this one was definitely worth the wait. In true Zeds Dead fashion, DC and Hooks have brought the fire while transcending genre boundaries and serving up tastes of everything from hip-hop beats, to bassline house, to dirty dub and drum & bass—all of which have that signature heavy bass that the duo is known for. From start to finish, the EP is an absolute gem, but for my money it doesn’t get much better than thumpers like “Lost You” and “Bustamove,” both of which make me want to cut up a damn rug. But if you prefer a traditional ZD banger, “Hadouken” will literally make you tremble (and possibly have a seizure). Buy the EP below and get ready to get down. Enjoy!
If you ask me, Bassnectar is one of those guys who can do no wrong. Period. Musically, he is undoubtedly one of the most talented, passionate producers in electronic music (or any kind of music for that matter). Socially, he is one of the greatest human beings to grace this planet, constantly showing love for his supporters, his peers, and a number of good causes.
So it’s with the utmost pleasure that I share his latest release, the full length album Noise vs. Beauty. And believe me when I say that is nothing short of a masterpiece. Encapsulating just what the title would suggest, Nectar’s latest creation draws the line between noise and beauty and then proceeds to play hop scotch over it. For the Basshead who needs some hardcore whomping in their life, there are massive thumpers like ‘Noise ft. Donnis’ or “Gnar w/ The Upbeats.” There are also tracks that showcase Nectar’s softer (but no less epic) side; check out the beautiful ‘Ephemeral’ or “You & Me ft. W Darling.” And of course, there are songs that take both sides and smashes them together like the opening track ‘F.U.N w/ Seth Drake.’ Every track has that signature sound and just is as layered and complex as you would expect from Lorin. Brace yourself, Bassheads, this one is a killer! Grab your copy below, turn it up and enjoy!