Since being taken under Skrillex’s wing and getting adopted by the Owsla family, Getter has emerged as one dubstep’s most promising young artists. The beginning of his recent dubstep domination began earlier this year with the release of his original track “Head Splitter”. The track was part of the “Owsla Spring Compilation 2015”, but had already gained a ton of attention before its release due to Skrillex playing it in his live sets as an unreleased ID.
Getter has really been on a roll lately, putting out a high volume of good quality music. His most recent release is a remix of Brillz & Ghastly’s track “Hawt” off of Brillz’s recent “Geekin” EP. This track features a similar sounding synth that Getter seems to use in a lot of his songs, but with a new and unique melody. With classic dub drum work as well as the sound of the growling lead synth, listeners will feel as if they have traveled back in time to 2011 and the rise of Brostep with this new track.
Tropkillaz is an extremely successful Brazilian DJ/Producer duo who collectively have careers spanning more than 40 years. DJ Zegon and Andre Laudz got together about 5 years ago in 2010 to begin working together as Tropkillaz. There big hits include an original track called “Baby Baby” and remix they did for N.A.S.A. of their track “Hide ft. Childish Gambino”.
On Tuesday of this week, a new original piece was released by the group called “Try Me”. The song is incredibly inspiring with its sensual bass and smooth yet muffled vocals. Its simplicity only adds to the heavenly effect of the constant bass line; reminding me a lot of the sound style Bassnectar produces with. This is the type of song that would be perfect for driving to.
The final song for this week’s edition of Filthy Friday comes from another bass music producing duo who has seriously exploded in front of ours eyes in just a matter of a few short months. In early 215 I had never even heard of Ephwurd, yet just over a month ago they were headlining one of California’s biggest music festivals, Escape Psycho Circus.
The duo, consisting of dubstep legend Datsik as well as bass music producer Baishaus, first blew listeners away with their original track “Just Us”. When this track was released no one knew who Ephwurd was, as they decided to keep it a mystery for more than a month. It wasn’t until the release of Ephwurd and Jauz’s collaborative monster hit “Rock the Party” that the identities of the group were revealed.
Earlier this week, Ephwurd released their newest original track titled “Bring It Back”. The song was released on Doorn records and really packs a punch. The intro really reminds me of Dogblood’s (Skrillex and Boys Noize’s supergroup) style of music with its high paced blend of techno and disco elements being infused into the pounding bass line. The drop, however filthy, reminds me an awful lot of the last three Ephwurd songs that have been released; both in the pitch and melody. As is the case in most of Ephwurd’s tracks, the second drop slows down to half time, all but forcing the listener to head bang along to the beat.