Americo Garcia and Jorge Medina together make up Boombox Cartel, one of Los Angeles’s best kept base music secrets. The duo has been producing music together for just over two years, since they released their very first track together, a remix for Knife Party’s track “LRAD”. Since then the pair has released tracks on some of electronic music’s biggest record labels such as Mad Decent and Owsla. Their crowning achievement and most well known track is their original trap/future bass hybrid anthem “B2U” featuring the beautiful vocals of Ian Everson.
Earlier today Louis the Child released a brand new five track remix EP for his song “It’s Strange”. Boombox Cartel got the chance to rework what was a great original, and managed to turn into something completely different while still incorporating a lot of elements from the original. The track is a lot more on the dubstep side of the spectrum than what we normally expect from Boombox, but in a very good way. The first drop is a quick paced fire storm of bass, but slows down to double time halfway through, giving the listener that classic trap feel that we have come to expect from the two. Sprinkled into both the first and second drop is a sample from a Barely Alive track titled “Doggo”. It also sounds like Boombox might have used the exact same lead synth as Barely Alive for their drop as well, but with their our tempo and melody of course. We’re still waiting on a debut EP or album from Boombox Cartel, but it’s safe to say that when it comes it will be fire!
2015 was an insanely huge year for Sam Vogel, stage name Jauz. His original tracks “Feel the Volume” and “Rock the Party” blew the bass world away with their genre defying styles, mixing dubstep, future bass, electro and trap all together in one. The young and promising producer has made a big name for himself with his unique style of music, self titled Jauzstep. His remixes of Slipknot’s “Duality” and Knife Party’s “Plur Police” are two great examples of this.
On Wednesday, League of Legends released an eleven track remix album of some of their original tracks from the game. The album featured some of electronic music’s most talented artists including Minnesota, Mitis, the mysterious Marshmello and of course Jauz. Jauz remixed the League of Legends track “Welcome to Planet Urf” into an killer dubstep slasher. The intro to the song educes a feeling of traveling in a space ship through time and space, until the bone shattering drop teleports the listener back to Earth. The extremely heavy drop is one of Vogel’s darkest pieces to date, and reminds me a lot of his last dubstep track “Plur Police” in its effective simplicity. As heavy and dub filled as the first drop of this song is, the second one is even more so; something that has become quite a trend in Jauz’s recent tracks. Jauz seems to always been working on and releasing new music, so we can expect some new work from him in the near future. His unreleased track “Claim to Be” for instance has had fans drooling for months now, since he first played it at Ultra Miami back in March of 2015.