Philly-based producer and mash-up virtuoso, 5 & A Dime is back with his heavy new anthem ‘Thump’. Teaming up with Portuguese bass-maestro, HOLLY for the release, ‘Thump’ is out now as a free download on 5 & A Dime’s SoundCloud.
Stream – ‘Thump’ on Spotify
A combination of Dubstep, Trap and Bass House elements, ‘Thump’ is a distinctive track that showcases 5 & A Dime’s mash up roots. Utilising melancholic melodies, dramatic builds and dynamic drops, 5 & A Dime weaves seamlessly between the bass genres. Successfully merging such a plethora of sounds and styles into one complete track is no mean feat, and 5 & A Dime’s execution is flawless; ‘Thump’ is a testament to 5 & A Dime’s production abilities.
Joining 5 & A Dime on the release is 22-year-old HOLLY, whose musical background comes form Hip Hop, Dubstep, Drum n Bass and Trap. 5 & A Dime comments on the collaboration and production process below:
“Thump is a track that both HOLLY and I feel showcases our styles and sounds well. It was actually started over a year ago, but as soon as HOLLY and I began to collab we knew we were creating something special to us. The melody from the piano came at a very emotional time for me and the drop itself naturally came together between the two of us, since we both love making crazy energetic bass sounds. I’m so happy that it is finally releasing now and that it already has support from our DJ friends and people that we respect.”
After a small hiatus from releasing music since the latter stages of 2016, Greg Kantor, aka 5 & A Dime has burst back into the scene in full force, with two new releases and the first edition of a mix series all accomplished since June this year. Originally known for his mash up mixes, which saw him rise to fame in 2010, the bass producer was quick to garner attention from the industry’s finest. Tour support for superstars such as Steve Aoki and Kendrick Lamar furthered 5 & A Dime’s ever growing fan base, and his bass driven productions garnered praise and plays from the likes of Tiësto, DJ Snake, and The Chainsmokers. With an array of new music on the way, make sure to keep up with all 5 & A Dime’s socials in the upcoming months.
David Guetta & Justin Bieber – R3HAB – ‘2U‘ Remix – After remixing David‘s ‘Play Hard‘ with Ne-Yo and Akon, R3HAB now adds ‘2U‘ to his list of high-profile remixes. R3HAB says, “It’s always an honor to work with David Guetta and now on top of that with vocals from Bieber, it’s incredible! I wanted to bring that emotion to the festivals, but when it drops people still can party hard!”
‘2U‘ was quickly labeled as one of the soundtracks of summer ’17. The superstar collaboration shot to the top of the charts and is still making big waves. Just 6 weeks after its release, the single has already hit over 200 million streams, with 165 million on Spotify alone and racking up numerous gold and platinum certifications across the globe. The release was accompanied by a video treatment from the Victoria’s Secret models which has almost reached 150 million views.
Borgore – ‘Savages‘ – It’s been a hell of a busy year for Borgore and with the release of his latest single ‘Savages,’ the talented dubstep producer shows no signs of slowing down.
The track starts off with a suspenseful build up leading into a futuristic melodic wave that crashes into a drop of pitchy-bass swings and addictive wub loops. Borgore‘s signature heavy sounds will strike you like a lightning bolt full of grimy energy and leave massive crowds wilding out like true savages.
Having just closed out their debut ‘Only 100s’ Australia tour, which saw the duo play 6 major cities throughout Australia, The Aston Shuffle have now released the July edition of the ‘Only 100s’ mix series.
Featuring fellow Australians, Motez and Peking Duk, this mix is a round up of the top tracks heard throughout their sets this July, alongside their top selections from music received over the month. This month’s edition spotlights fresh cuts from Icarus, Thomas Jack, and Solardo, not to mention other massive efforts from Adrian Lux, EDX, and AC Slater.
STREAM & DOWNLOAD: THE ASTON SHUFFLE – JULY [ONLY 100s]
Kicking off in Melbourne, The Aston Shuffle took their ‘Only 100s‘ tour cross-country, stopping off in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. Keeping with the ethos of the ‘Only 100s’ mix series, the tour showcased the Aston Shuffle’s hottest selections of the moment, packed to the brim with dance floor fillers. With Icarus and TCTS joining the duo as special guests, the tour saw packed out venues throughout. This summer has been red hot for the Canberra duo, with gigs at Tomorrowland via The Magician’s ‘Potion’ stage, and Ibiza at Hï with Thomas Jack, the two are now on a well deserved break. Check out the ‘Only 100s’ aftermovie above, and be sure to stay tuned with the duo’s socials below for new music very soon!
08/20/17 | KABANA ROOFTOP | RICHMOND, VA
The sixth edition of the world’s most open-minded and unapologetically diverse music festival Milkshakerecently took place in Amsterdam on the 29, 30 July . The larger than life festival wowed a sell-out technicolour crowd with standout performances from Village People, Miss Kittin and a ‘Last Christmas’ stage complete with show machines, tinsel and dancing snowmen dedicated to Wham! in honour of the late George Michael.
The rain on Saturday evening did nothing to dampen festival-goer’s spirits as 30,000 festival goers of all shapes and sizes came together to celebrate love and diversity and dance at stages hosted by Wut?Club: London, House of Vineyard, Transformer, artist Erwin Olaf and more.
Sunday was awash with sunshine and festival goers were treated to an exclusive performance from one of disco’s most iconic acts, Village People, who won over the crowd with legendary hits YMCA, Macho Man and In the Navy as well as stages hosted by Supertoys, Pakhaus Berlin, Vieze Poezendek, This Is How We Drag Galore and Totally Female amongst others.
Milkshake is a true celebration of diversity and freedom of expression, created from the thought that ‘nothing should be mandatory and anything is possible.’ Stay tuned for updates on Milkshake 2018 in both Amsterdam and Sao Paulo!