Blasterjaxx – ‘Savage‘ – After the stupendous XX Files collection blew our minds earlier this year with its potent mix of vocal anthems and dance floor bangers, Blasterjaxx has now returned with a second volume to delight their fans with: XX Files – Festival Edition. The first taste of this upcoming collection of big room tracks comes in the form of this new record, ‘Savage.’
With tense synth plucks layered with low end grunts, ‘Savage‘ blossoms into a cascade of reverbed melodies as a percussive build sends the track into overdrive. A seductive French female spoken vocal signals the drop, wherein a frenzied, distorted hook plays out over tough percussive hits and rasping bass tones.
This is the sound of Blasterjaxx doing what they do best. The track was given a serious road test on Kingsday in Holland, where Thom played three gigs in one day with a little help from their very stylish helicopter.
Buku may make some epically hard bass music, but it turns out he has an impressively soft heart; his newest release “Comic Boy” is named after a young fan’s earnest request “This kid brought me so much joy when he reached out. His love for music seemed so pure, and I felt it was reminiscent of me,” says Buku of the letter he received, which was accompanied by a hand drawn comic featuring the producer.
“I had the opportunity to light up someone’s life, so I felt compelled to honor this young man’s wishes.” The new track will certainly not disappoint Buku‘s army of basshead fans-it is a supersonic, machine-inspired journey that, true to its name, will make listeners feel as though they’ve been transported into a video game to battle robotic villains. “Comic Boy” comes after Buku‘s lastest “Ready 4,” and adds some heavy arsenal as well as goodwill creds to the Pittsburgh-based DJ‘s repertoire.
The world is quickly getting familiar with Buku; after his initial success with the fan favorite “Front to Back,” Buku received the honor of the legendary Bassnectar remixing the track. His other releases include his “No Dramas” EP on Spinnin’ Records, “Stop” with Tropkillaz on Mad Decent and his “Might Be” EP on Nest HQ.
It’s no surprise that Buku‘s talent seems unstoppable-his musical training on the drums dates back nineteen years, and he’s never relented since. He’s complimented his love of bass with other musical instruments, such as keyboard and guitar, and received formal training in music theory. His live sets have been earning him accolades around the world-he even went on an Australian tour last March and wowed crowds down under.
Buku is off to a strong start and shows no signs of slowing down – he is currently on a North American tour through July, hitting up some of the U.S.‘s most well-known clubs and festivals such as Sunset Music Festival and Something Wonderful. Catch Buku on tour if you can and look forward to his next release soon!
Gryffin – ‘Feel Good‘ Official Video – Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Gryffin has released the official music video for ‘Feel Good‘ with Illenium, which featured Daya. Described by Billboard as “melodic ear candy,” ‘Feel Good‘ dropped March 3rd through Darkroom and Interscope Records and has since amassed over 19 million streams on Spotify. Watch the video below!