Cynematic announces new Viper releases

Posted: September 16th, 2014

Brand new Russian drum & bass duo Cynematic is ready to release their debut single, “Daytona/Space City,” on Viper VIP. Vladimir Vorobyev and Dmitriy Dadushin drop the release—which is described by the label to include a “mix of ’80s synths, infectious funk and fat bass”—on September 21. These tunes follow their debut on this year’s Summer Slammers album with the track ‘Vortex.”

Check out “Daytona” and “Space City” below, purchase the music here, and follow Cynematic on Facebook.


By Lori Denman-Underhill

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Fire the Bass Cannon!

Posted: September 15th, 2014

If there’s one thing booms true of junglists, it’s this: we wear our bass loud and proud. Now our dreams have come true. The shoulder-mounted Bass Cannon fires off beats with the massive levels of bass we crave.

Music fiends can give thanks to creator Adam Munich, a hardware hacker from the sunny state of Cali, who used AirZooka’s ball launcher as part of its construction.

Alas, me D&B pirates, Munich has finally given us the “weapon of mass production” we’ve been looking for. He even gives a breakdown of the cannon on his site, where he says, “Every once in a while I build something ridiculous, and this would be one of those whiles.”


By Lori Denman-Underhill

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America’s Best DJ Contest Awards Bass Boomers

Posted: September 10th, 2014

Bass is the place, says 2014’s America's Best DJ poll, sponsored by Pioneer DJ USA and DJ Times. Congratulations go out to beloved bass boomers like Dieselboy (#23), A-Trak (#3), Bassnectar (#4), 12th Planet (#45), Shogun (#26), DJ Craze (#39), Kill the Noise (#31), Skrillex (#5), Dillon Francis (#7), Carnage (#15), Vice (#11), DJ Godfather (#27), and others!

“It feels good to be recognized for DJing on a list in which I didn’t wear a Halloween costume, throw food at people, or crowd surf on people’s faces,” says Dieselboy of his achievement. “This is a win for real DJing and drum & bass.”

See the complete list here.


By Lori Denman-Underhill

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Andy C Recruits Ravers to Donate Bone Marrow

Posted: September 9th, 2014

Andy C took a philanthropic turn at the recent SW4 festival in London in an effort to promote awareness for bone marrow transplants. As he explains, the “Give a Spit” campaign seeks to take the phrase “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” to a whole new level. “It’s your age group in particular that will make a difference,” said the RAM Records label boss.

Statistics say that every 20 minutes a person is diagnosed with blood cancer.  UK blood cancer charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan—an organization that matches 1,000 individuals in need of bone marrow transplants with willing donors each year—set up shop at SW4 on August 29 and 30 and tested festival attendees for eligibility.

Watch Andy C’s video below, where he explains the process of donating blood stem cells to those with blood cancer.

By Lori Denman-Underhill

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Netsky to Tour North America

Posted: September 8th, 2014

Netsky has announced new plans for his Stay Up With Me North American fall tour, which will feature a live band that includes drummer Michael Schack, keyboardist Babel, and vocalist Script MC. Netsky’s new single “Running Low” (featuring Beth Ditto)—along with classic tunes and other tracks from his upcoming third album on Ultra Music—will undoubtedly be showcased. 

Tour stops will include Seattle, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago, with a closing date in Washington D.C. on Dec. 13. For more info on Netsky’s newest releases, including the single “Running Low,” check our recent story.

By Lori Denman-Underhill

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Safe in Sound Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted: September 5th, 2014

You’ve heard about Safe in Sound Festival's banging speaker system. Now, we're bringing you the news that Bassrush is presenting the October 16 installment of the 20-city tour at the Hollywood Palladium and tickets are now on sale! Flux Pavilion, Adventure Club, Destroid, Caked Up and Terravita will be creating some low-end magic on a one-of-a-kind speaker system. PK Sound will be enhancing the show with a 150,000-watt rig that the company says is the most "powerful touring sound system" ever used in dance music. This is seriously something you have to hear to believe. To get your tickets to Bassrush Presents: Safe in Sound, click here

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