Hi there bass heads! Welcome back to another lovely installment of Unreleased Gold, a variation on my weekly Filthy Friday post where I show you some of the hottest new unreleased tracks that they don’t want you to hear.
The first track this week is an unreleased and rarely played remix by dubstep super star Must Die! of the classic Flux Pavilion track “I Can’t Stop”. Lee Austin Bates, stage name Must Die! is a dubstep/drum and bass producer and DJ from Atlanta, Georgia. He started producing back in 2009 and released his debut album in 2012 on Dim Mak Records. Since then he’s released tons of ahead of its time music on Play Me, Owsla and Firepower Records, but is now considered a full time member of SKisM’s Never Say Die Record label.
Now as a preface, I have never heard a remix of this song that I remotely liked, until now… I first heard Must Die!’s take on it in a live recording of SKisM b2b LAXX from EDC Las Vegas last summer. The track really took me by surprise the first time I heard it with the piercing and polarizing synths used in it. I’m sure you’re all very familiar with the original (it gets played at literally every single concert and festival), so you must know how heavy that wobble bass is that Flux has become so famous for using. Must Die! somehow managed to take the stems from it and warp the lead bassline into a cyclone of tasty and tantalizing beats, forcing the listener into a mandatory state of head-banging ecstasy. Listen for yourself and see why Must Die! is one of dubstep’s best up and coming artists.
Next are two unreleased tracks by everyone’s favorite Shark Boy, Sam Vogel, aka Jauz! This guy is someone that I’m sure you’re all very familiar with, as I’ve written about this genre defying bass music producer many times. His “music has no genres” attitude is what helped him get so famous, blending so many different elements together effortlessly and producing tracks all over the board.
The first track of his is a remix that he did with Aryay from Skrillex’s track “Stranger”. I should be more specific and say that it actually sounds like a remix of Skrillex’s remix of his own track “Stranger”. The intro resembles Skrillex’s remix of the track almost perfectly, but the drop is a complete change of pace from the slow and calm intro. Heavy dub and drum elements are used in the drop, showing that Jauz is continuing on his all dubstep path (his last two releases being filthy as all hell). The second unreleased track by Jauz is a collaboration with Eptic. I first heard this song as Hard Summer last year, where it surely passed the crowd test. A hailstorm of high paced pinching synths rains down in what will surely be one of Jauz’s best tracks to date once released.