There are plenty of artists who proclaim the influence of hardcore, but there are very few whose birth was possibly induced by it. “She used to go out raving constantly, even when she was pregnant with me,’ laughs Etch, aka Brighton-based DJ and producer Zak Brashill, on his mum’s story that she was at The Zapp club when, aged just 18, she went into labour with him.
“When I first started making music I was just soundtracking my walk to school,” says Zak of his earliest productions in 2005 using Fruity Loops. Although conversant in hardcore and jungle, helped by inheriting his uncle’s record collection after he’d moved to the States to work for a computer games company, it wasn’t until he came to London in 2011 that he started thinking about the dancefloor.
Skrillex has shared a sneak peek video of his new studio on Instagram, furthering excitement that the he will have a lot of new music on the way in the near future.
The series of short clips, which you can check out here, show off the EDM luminary’s new studio which is still in the process of being built.
Skrillex fans can expect something special from his long-awaited new material, if Los Angeles-based artist and producer Yultron is to be believed.
Benga debuted his first new music since 2016 last Wednesday 7th February on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show. Two days before DJ Mag gave the track its online premiere, the dubstep pioneer discussed the inspirations behind the track on the show, and gave an update as to what he has been up to since we last heard from him.
Skrillex has once again enlisted the vocal and songwriting talents of American hip-hop artist Sirah for a new single. ‘Deadbeat’ follows early Skrillex and Sirah successes ‘Bangarang’ and ‘Kyoto’.
‘Make It Bun Dem’ collaborators Skrillex and Damian Marley are set to release new track ‘So Am I’ with Ty Dolla $ign this Friday, 1st September.
2017 has seen dubstep pioneer Skrillex develop into a master collaborator, not only with Diplo on Jack U but more recently with artists like RL Grime, What So Not, Habstrakt, DJ Sliink, Wale, Vindata and NSTASIA.
Hatcha will be dropping 140 fire in London this Wednesday (9th August), as he takes over our DJ Mag Bunker livestream with his Hatcha & Friends party!
A host of true dubstep legends are set to join the bossman at Work Bar in Angel, Islington. Rinse FM stalwart, Youngsta, will be bringing untold killers to the booth, as will renowned spinner, Kromestar.
Still riding high off the back of his latest album 'Dynamis', Chestplate honcho, Distance, also joins the fray. And genre-hopping genius, J:Kenzo, and Wheel & Deal don, N-Type, complete the massive line-up!
Fixate is back with another slice of half-time gold, this time remixing Doctor Jeep's 'Laff Trak' for Aufect Recordings, the label headed up by Canadian duo Greazus.
Taken from the new 'Jawbreaker' EP by Doctor Jeep, 'Laff Trak' is a moody, minimalist march, but in the hands of London's Fixate it becomes a homage to Skream, Benga and the like, drawing on the quickfire wobbing bass of late noughties dubstep.