The team at MusicRadar recently sat down for an interview with Feed Me, also know as John Gooch when not behind the 18 foot grin, and he gave an in depth view of his Teeth Tour from conception to touring the world. We were fortunate enough to catch Feed Me’s performance at the Music Box in Hollywood this year, and watching this interview gives a whole new meaning to the spellbinding performance.
Now looking towards the future, here’s a little something new Feed Me has forthcoming on Mau5trap. Annie Mac on BBC Radio1 debuted his latest track, Little Cat Steps, on August 17th, and this proves Feed Me is showing no signs of slowing down his production.
A little side note to the production of this new track, but Gooch not only produces the music behind the Feed Me persona, but he designed all of artwork for his album covers as well as the artwork for this track. He was working professionally as graphic designer before taking music originally as a dnb producer, Spor, and his latest electronic productions as Feed Me.
That said, we are absolutely pumped for his new music and we hope you dig it too!
2012 is going to be the year of Knife Party. Bold statement, I know. But given EDM’s massive surge in popularity, EDM and nonEDM fans alike are partying and listening to more producers/djs who are stepping out of the progressive house and big room scene. 2011 was the year of Skrillex and I’m predicting all eyes are going to be on these guys and their fresh sound.
Chances are that you have probably heard of this duo recently assembled of two members from the band Pendulum, Rob Swire (@Rob_Swire) and Gareth McGrillen (@GarethPendulum), and they have been tearing up every EDM festival across Europe and North America. They dabble in everything from electro-house, dubstep, drum and bass, drumstep and whatever clever subgenre names people come up with. McGrillen and Swire and huge advocates of using different sounds/tempos to help push the ever-expanding genre of bass music and they are the tippy-top of EDM acts to party to this summer.
Their new EP has missed a couple of deadlines with Knife Party constantly on the road but it will be out early this summer. Their last EP titled 100% No Modern Talking is a free download on their website that comprised of tracks such as Tourniquet and Fire Hive. They have also remixed tracks ranging from hip-hop producer Labrinth, to Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, and Nero.
If waiting for their new EP is as agonizing for you as it is for me, they just released a completely twisted and demented video that might hold you over. Viewer discretion is advised!
Also, here’s a video of the Knife Party set live at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida this year. Rave your brains out to this as you power through to the weekend and happy Friday KNIFE PARTY PEOPLE.
I’m a little late in posting my photos from when Nero played in Hollywood on December 23rd, but better late than never, right? I’d like to start by saying that I have been a huge fan of the UK Bass Music scene for several years now, and I have missed seeing Nero twice in the past. Each missed opportunity was a huge bummer but this show definitely is going down as one of the best performances I’d seen throughout 2011.
At first glance, I was a little disappointed that there was no crazy LED set up on stage. I brought the camera gear and I wanted to shoot something aesthetically pleasing given the fact that the Music Box is one of the best EDM venues in Southern California. But this night was all about the bass and music enthusiasts that came to rave and love the nightlife. I took a step back only to notice that other producers/artists such as Skrillex, 12th Planet, Ellie Golding, and Dillon Francis were all on stage to catch some of the best DJing Europe has to offer.
The sound was huge and the supporting sets by Da Moth and Alvin Risk could have been headlining sets in their own right. It was an amazing night and we can’t wait to catch all three acts next time they show up to party!
Alright party people, it’s that time of the week again so turn up the b-b-b-bass! We had a crazy week with work and friends’ weddings and there was one track in particular that kept my energy up and spirits high so I could power through.
Metrik, a drum & bass producer from the UK, just dropped his ‘Between Worlds’ EP a few days ago on November 7th on Viper Recordings and his track T-2000 is an absolute monster!!!
I first heard T-2000 (or the T-1000 VIP drum step track as it was called in its prerelease days) played by Crissy Criss last summer and I was left daze and confused after it blasted my brains out. This has to be one of the most underrated dnb tunes of 2011 and I can’t believe that more DJs haven’t been blaring this song during their sets. Every time I hear this song my blood starts rushing, my head wobbles with the beat, and my body dances/flails about with reckless abandon when the beat drops (…listener discretion is advised because I have definitely had a few funny looks at work when I shook the cubicle walls with my iPod-induced raves).
Enough talk. Listen here. There are a bunch of YouTube rips currently out there, this one being my favorite because shooting pictures of turntables is one of my favorite highlights when photographing live DJ sets, but go download Metrik’s ‘Between Worlds’ EP stat.
If you don’t have any plans for Halloween weekend yet, you’re late for a very important date fellow party people. Insomniac Events is putting on their first ever “Escape from Wonderland” festival on October 29th and this will most likely be their most visually stimulating production to date. Don’t be fooled into thinking this will be your run-of -the-mill rave with a few die-hards dressed to impress. Expect concert goers to be dressed to the nines, but we think that will just be the tip of this visual iceberg.
Insomniac is pulling out all the stops to have insane performance artists, wildly costumed dancers, and a decor that is sure to make you feel like you’ve just bought a ticket to fall down the rabbit hole. Check out their trailer below and just marvel at the attention to detail in the cinematography. This should tip you off that no expense will be spared in stage design and artist appearances.
But let’s not forget how RIDICULOUSLY HUGE this line up is. I’m not going to deny that I’m most excited to see some drum & bass’ freshest producers such as the Brookes Brothers, Pendulum, Wilkinson, and Subfocus, but that doesn’t downplay some of the other names on the bill such as Steve Angello, Afrojack, ATB, and Benni Benassi.
I know I said that you’re late when I started this post… but an enjoyable Halloween is not out of your grasp. Grab your tickets from one of the Insomniac approved providers and hopefully you’ll catch us at the show so you can grab one of the Noise Train’s body stamps!
A duo from Vienna, Austria have been crafting one of the most highly anticipated EDM albums of 2011 and it’s release is just around the corner. Camo & Krooked have been turning the heads of all the major producers, DJ’s, and EDM fans and their forthcoming album, Cross the Line, is due out on Hospital Records Monday, October 3rd.
Cross the Line is a true display of the talent that is just teeming inside these two producers and why this full LP is clearly a milestone in their bright future. Check out this album preview and you’ll see how these guys threw down everything from dnb bangers, melodic house, heavy drumstep, mind-bending dubstep to produce one of the most thought provoking and progressive albums this year.
Another young gun and break through artist of 2011 has caught the attention of the Noise Train and we’ve been jamming to his new Spitfire EP since its release last week. He hails from the town of Chapel Hill, NC and probably has the South so twisted upside down that they probably think it is hurricane induced (too soon?). Who is this mystery weatherman predicting a heavy downpour of thunderous bass music you might ask? Porter Robinson of course. Robinson isn’t even twenty years old yet and if this EP says anything about how his future, we should all hunker down and get ready for a storm of success.
I know it’s a little early to start looking back on 2011, but I think we can all agree that this is a foundational year for bass music and that genres have expanded in all directions. Moreover, Robinson’s talent developed this year and it is evident in Spitfire that he has incorporated the best of 2011′s progressive sounds, including a massive blend of dnb, dubstep, fidget, house, and moombahton. With the help of Skrillex to produce the first album on OWSLA records, Robinson’s was finely tuned so that the end result would resonate with listeners throughout the entire EDM scene.
Check out the new Spitfire EP and let us what tracks you dig most!