Next up for our 6 year anniversary spotlight series is a guy who almost needs no introduction. AC Slater has been the party master of ceremonies for quite some time. Effortlessly flowing through genres and styles, this guy can give as good as he gets when it comes to both DJing and production.
Here's an excellent case in point video of Slater running a crowd at One Five One in Australia:
His latest mix is a furious blast of beats, bass, and electro. This is some big room weaponry.
It's all too fitting that his "Sidewinder" release (available on Beatport) should be a perfectly condensed mingling of these sounds, packaged in a sure-fire banger.
In case you missed it, here's a free Nina Sky remix to take with you:
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Bio: Raised on ’90s hip-hop and nourished by old skool rave, AC Slater has combined his influences and love of music to birth his own production style, which is currently breathing life into subwoofers worldwide. Slater is a member of the Trouble & Bass family, as well as heading his own record label, Party Like Us. His music is consistently played on the UK’s tastemaking BBC Radio 1 and Kiss 100, and his tracks have appeared in DJ sets from Crookers, Armand Van Helden, Jack Beats, Craze, Tommie Sunshine, Freestylers, MSTRKRFT, Sinden, Drop the Lime, and Stanton Warriors, to name a few. AC’s first major EP, Jack Got Jacked (released in September 2008 on Palms Out Sounds), hit the #1 bestseller position on Juno, Moby picked his remix of "Turn the Music Up" as one of the top 10 songs of the decade, and Beatport and XLR8R Magazine named him one of their "Artists to Watch" in 2009, just to list a few accolades.
posted by Anonymous – 9/20/12 2:39 PM
Star Eyes is back, once again, with another superb interview for XLR8R. This time with notable producer and Mixpak head, Dre Skull. They cover a whole host of exciting topics, from how Dre Skull got started in music, to his recent stint recording the new Snoop Dog Reggae album, to dealing with the controversy surrounding Vybz Kartel. Hot on the heals of her interview with Mala, this one is well worth dropping everything for a quick read.
posted by Anonymous – 9/18/12 1:49 PM
Our friends in Clicks & Whistles just dropped a free track on XLR8R. Not only are they the nicest of guys, but they've been runnin things in the progressive bass game for a minute now. "Adventure Tune" is an drum shuffling, upbeat number, well worth your time.
Grab it from XLR8R: HERE
posted by Anonymous – 9/12/12 12:29 PM
Star Eyes, is no stranger to adding the written word to her massive toolbox of skills. She recently conducted a stellar interview with one of the living legends of bass music, Mala, for XLR8R. Check out the engrossing conversation they have about creating his new Cuban inspired album, how he navigates production, and how his views on music have grown with age.
Read the whole thing on XLR8R: HERE
posted by Anonymous – 9/11/12 3:01 PM
Dark Ages is the result of a Taoist gangster mind meld between Star Eyes of Trouble & Bass and 5kin of San Francisco's very own 5kinAndBone5. The First Born EP is a ratchet slice of 140 bpm madness, from the sinewy snake-charmer "Anansi's Revenge" to the smoky bong-ripping "Ark Storm" and the evil joyride of "Wrong Ghetto."
The release is out now via Fritenite.com and XLR8R Magazine is giving away a free download of "Wrong Ghetto".
FTNT015 Dark Ages - First Born EP *Preview* by fritenite
posted by Anonymous – 6/13/12 1:56 PM