So this was my first time seeing Knife Party live and I can tell you that if you have not seen them yet, then it is an absolute priority of yours to get to their next show. The absolute unreal ability the duo of Rob Swire & Gareth McGrillen have to mix the most incredible songs into a show is phenomenal. They have the ability to just whisk you away to far-off places with their music and then drop you down into a party of nothing but BASS. From their original tracks such as “Internet Friends” and “Centipede” all the way to SHM – “Dont You Worry Child” and even Missy Elliot’s “Work It”! They just have such a talent that comes with the experience behind their work that is unmatched. My favorite part of the night came is tied between the dropping of their remix of Porter Robinson’s “Unison” track (my favorite song) and when Gareth popped a bottle of champagne on the crowd JUST as “Internet Friends” dropped. UNREAL. The crowd was so insanely excited for them to come on and they definitely did not disappoint. I would even go as far to say they BLEW AWAY my expectations. Just massive. Easily cracking my top 5 favorite artists to see live. I literally CANNOT wait to see them again and I highly recommend ALL of you go check them out asap.
p.s. More Pictures & Videos to come
Also BIG shout out to the people over at their PR department for giving us an opportunity to cover them!
We recently received this submission and lemme tell you, look out for Chris Cartier, I swear he’s one step away from going big time. Recently, it’s hard to find that passion and originality in the rap game that made the greats like HOV, Nas, and Common who they are today. 19 year old up and coming talent from NYC, Cartier swags hard with a young charismatic attitude that will definitely leave an impression on you. He’s had the opportunity to open for acts like A$AP Rocky, Ghostface Killah, and Wu-Block to name a few, and plans on making a huge splash in 2013. They just dropped their first official music video for 2013 titled “12am” which has an unreal flow I’m sure you’ll like. Check it out here and check him out on Facebook and Twitter!
Kr!sh is a NYC-based producer looking to bring a harder element to the EDM scene. His most recent song, “Shloka,” blends the gritty dark, pulse of industrial techno with the rhythmic, yet varied levels and layered textures that characterize electro house. A similar style of producing can also be seen in the work of Gesaffelstein, a Parisian DJ and producer who Kr!sh numbers as one of his favorite artists.
The track name, which literally means “verse,” alludes to a type of couplet verse line that is frequently used in Indian epic poetry. Seems fitting because, one, epic poetry was often sung, and two, music is very much the poetry of sounds. At times jovial-sounding, at times restrained, and always tense and heavy, “Shloka” is worth the listen. Hit play on the Soundcloud player and check it out.
The inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival in NYC was a success. I could go on a review the stages, the lineups, the artists, and the costumes, but this post is going to be AVB specific. So, after his set at Ultra back in March, I feel like a lot of EDM fanatics started listening to Armin more and more. That also meant that there would be more trance music being listened to. Closing on Saturday, in his own sponsored A State of Trance (ASOT) stage, Armin played a set like I’ve never seen before. Not once did he stopbringing the energy. The crowd felt that, and there was a clear connection between everyone in the crowd and the performer it seemed. Words cannot continue to describe this one of a kind performance from this one of a kind producer. If you are to see only one artist ever, see Armin van Buuren. Enjoy bros, I highly recommend a listen and a download.
01. Omnia & IRA – The Fusion (Intro Mix)
02. Armin van Buuren Feat Ana Criado – Suddenly Summer (Norin & Rad Remix)
03. Shogun – ID [World Premiere]
04. Armin van Buuren – We Are Here To Make Some Noise
05. W&W – Impact (MaRLo Remix)
06. Armin van Buuren & Sophie Ellis Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love (Dash Berlin 4am Mix)
07. Heatbeat – Chow Mein
08. Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren vs Shogun – Man On The Skyfire (Dash Berlin Mashup)
09. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia – J’ai Envie De Toi
10. Laura Jansen – Use Somebody (Armin van Buuren Rework)
11. ID – ID
12. Jorn Van Deynhoven – Headliner
13. Invalyd – Beat By Beat (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [NEW VERONA] w/ Diddy Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Acappella) [INTERSCOPE]
14. Armin van Buuren – Communication (Tomas Heredia 2012 Mix)
15. Alex M.O.R.P.H. ft. Sylvia Tosun – An Angels Love
16. John O’Callaghan – Stresstest (John Askew Remix)
17. Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon Den Adel vs John O’Callaghan – In and Out of Raw Deal (AvB Mashup)
Trey Johnson, aka Vidda (pronounced vee-dah), is a progressive and melodic house producer/DJ based in NYC. Having honed his producing skills over the past year, Vidda has recently released his first EP, titled Mango. Creativity can be found all over this project from the very start, e.g., kicking off the EP by using a sick sample of Latin Gregorian chant and giving it the proper ‘house’ treatment, complete with solid baseline. Listeners of Vidda will note a predominately progressive house sound, generally accompanied by airy synths and infused with elements of basically every subgenre of house, ranging from melodic and acid house to even electro and some of that ‘dirty dutch.’ He cites his influences as that of Avicii, Sander van Doorn and Eric Prydz, but is still able to maintain a production style that is independent of these artists. Need I say more? Take a bite into Mango and savor the sounds of Vidda!
All right, so we got a few artists that we follow very intently here at CMB. All the guys that work here have varying tastes of music, giving you hopefully a nice blend. However, when all of us agree that one artist is just amazing, then we know they are really special. A perfect example of that kind of artist for us is Bombs and Bottles (click the link for one of our major stories on Bombs and Bottles).
Now, Bombs and Bottles announced that he is releasing a new EP February 13th called “The Heist”, which is a big deal in itself. However, it’s what he is releasing it for that is drawing our attention.
His EP is going to be heard for the first time February 12th at 1:30…as the background music for a fashion show during fashion week in NYC. Now, I’m gonna assume most of you guys don’t follow the high fashion scene (trust me, I don’t either), but he is doing this in conjunction with Marlon Gobel, a designer for mostly men’s fashion. Basically, the EP that Bombs and Bottles is going to put out is going to be the background music for this show.
At CMB, we are all about artist figuring out different ways to get their names out there, and this is one of them. I always thought Bombs and Bottles’ music is very visual, where you can actually see the scenes he paints out. Having visuals go along with his stuff is going to be very interesting.
I never thought I would say this, but I will be definitely be watching a fashion week fashion show (as long as it is streaming on the internet that is…I would never actually GO to one…c’mon)
UPDATE: According to Bombs and Bottles Twitter, he has an interview with MTV coming up and they just bought rights to use his songs on Jersey Shore…looks like our guy is blowing up a bit
FareOh has dropped a huge track, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it soon becomes the new EDM anthem. He takes the main beat from Archie.V’s “Magic is Timeless,” the song recently mistaken for an Avicii and Alesso power track, and amps it up a bit more. FareOh recently announced that he will be dubuting a vocal mix of the song this Saturday during the Electric Beach party at Santos House Party in NYC; CMB will be sure to keep you updated. “2012 (Twenty Twelve)” is a great start to the new year and some even say that it could very well be the next “Levels.” Enjoy!