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!
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!
Finally found some time to reminisce about last week’s Identity Festival in San Diego and it’s giving me the itch to get over to another rave as soon as possible! Though the Noise Train’s arrival to the Cricket Amphitheater was a little delayed, we managed to make it in time for Hercules & Love Affair and Holy Ghost! at the Dim Mak Records stage. It was at these performances that we eased into the festival atmosphere, met a ton of new friends, tagged some ravers with the Noise Train stamp, and broke in our dancing shoes. While these two bands grooved, massive crowds began to pour in, but not before we got some killer shots up close (post to follow with photos from the Bullitt)!
Next stop, Datsik, who stepped up to the tables and went in HARD! Talk about a change of pace from electro rock to mind numbing dubstep. The two-stepping, head bobbing crowd exploded with energy and threw up their hands with every break and drop. This was definitely a personal afternoon highlight and by far the festival’s heaviest dubstep set.
We finally pulled ourselves away from the Dim Mak stage and cruised over to catch Afrojack on the main stage. Apparently even internationally recognized Producer/DJ’s aren’t immune to the hassle of traffic jams. While waiting for Afrojack to make his way to the venue, Steve Aoki dazzled the crowd with an impromptu opener and some exclusive new productions of hard-pounding house. However, as the sun began to set, Afrojack began to “take over control” of the decks with a monstrous set. It was apparent from the vast number of festival attendees, bouncing from the front of the pit to the top of the amphitheater, that this had to be the biggest Identity Fest crowd to amass yet! With our blood still pumping to the beat of Dutch House, we darted off into the night to stop at the RockStar Energy Drink tent and watch Crystal Method deliver a masterful performance.
Crystal Method’s set was mesmerizing to say the least and if you haven’t seen their stage design yet, it’s sure to impress. Custom built by one of Scott and Ken’s buddies, Crystal Method’s gears and instruments were situated upon a welded a light fixture. Just picture a massive, industrial-looking arch that resembles an electronic command station. Take a look at these pics that TCM took at the show last Friday.
With the nightlife rave energy in full swing, Pretty Lights hypnotized the crowd. Playing from a huge LED tower on the main stage, the DJ/Producer lulled festival goers into a rocking trance. Remixes of Pink Floyd, hiphop beats, and uplifting house commanded the crowd’s full attention. All in all, Pretty Lights had the most stunning and stimulating light show at the festival, but the thudding bass of Steve Aoki in the distance drew me back over to the Dim Mak stage.
Whatever you’ve heard about Steve Aoki’s out of control, high-energy sets is completely true. Though he had to fill in for Afrojack earlier in the day, Aoki completely lived up to his reputation and delivered a huge set of nonstop bangers atop his seemingly 100-foot tall scaffolding. Closing his set with Warp, the crowd shouted in unison, “1, 2, WOOP! WOOP!” and got charged up for Kaskade’s headlining set.
Kaskade killed it. Enough said. No but seriously, his set was well worth the wait and his stage design created an intimate ambiance that encapsulated the entire amphitheater. Deep house was one of the first genres that got me into electro music and Kaskade has mastered and perfected by producing and performing its sound. Here’s a little piece he threw together on Youtube that includes both of his performances in San Diego and San Francisco.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to see all the artists at the show and I’m super bummed because this is the second time I missed Nero. Nonetheless, this was definitely the best electro festival to roll across the U.S. this summer and we can’t wait for next year. If you were at any of the Identity shows and have some experiences that you want to share, let us know and leave a comment!
One of the newest drum & bass DJ/Producers that has really caught my attention this year is Wilkinson. His debut album will be out Ram Records this winter and he’s been blowing away everyone in the drum & bass scene this year, most notably, the godfather of heavy drum & bass himself, Andy C. A couple of his big tracks to note are Refugee and Every Time but I highly recommend you check out his “bathroom beats,” which he produced with Bailey from BBC 1xtra’s last week.
Next up is a youngster whose future is so bright, he’s gotta wear shades. Whether it’s production, remixing, or mashups, Madeon is a new talent that is destined for a very prosperous career. Madeon has created some incredible remixes (check out Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5 if you haven’t already!) and recently grabbed the attention of BBC Radio1 DJ’s, including Pete Tong. His most recent track I’ve found, in which he mixes with Abelton live, has already generated several million views on Youtube since mid-July and is sure to help him gain more traction in the scene.
You better put your hands up for these young guns and get ready for some wubs, dubs, wobs, and whomps… Apologies for the excessive puns, I just can’t help but get excited knowing that we are all in store for a barrage of hits from these guys. Did I mention that both of them are under 20?
The NoiseTrain would like to introduce its first post of the Whomping, Wubbling, Wiggling, Wobbling, Wednesday series. That’s right! This is going to be a weekly feature that dives into the depths of electro sounds and nothing is out of the question. From house to drum&bass to dubstep and beyond, we’re going to get you warmed up as you enter the downhill stretch to the weekend. Without further adieu, let’s dive in.
I thought it only suiting to start off with one of the hottest new genres that’s been blowing up the dance floors around the world; moombahton. Born out of the Washinton D.C. electro-house scene, this sound can best be described as the illegitimate child of dutch house and reggaeton. This fluid tempo is centered around the flow of 104-110 BPMs and the sexy rythms of reggea and house. Moombahton is proving to be a limitless genre for dj’s to morph seductive, mellow, dancy, sexy vibes from all genres and while dj’s push its boundaries and the crowds groove out.
Get up, get down, or whatever you gotta do, but let the 2 step rock, your shoulders sway and your head bob with the beat. Here’s a few numbers to help get you started on moombahton’s addictive journey:
Here’s David Heartbreak – Chavvi (BOYFRIEND remix): David Heartbreak – Chavvi (BOYFRIEND remix) by BOYFRIEND