Killer collab from Dirty Talk’s new EP released on Play Me records. Love the excessive use of the funky synths and Flux-ish bass line after the drops that all works so well with Jackson’s vocals. Be sure to hit up their respective Facebooks and swoop this on up!
Brand new slammer from DJ Getter. The name is pretty perfect for this track so if you like Excision, Datsik, Ajapia, Bare, Calvertron or any of the sort you NEED this. It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from Getter, so hopefully this is indicative of what’s to come. Swoop this up and be sure to like his Facebook.
SubSynthesis recently released Bass From Above Vol. 2 in an effort to raise money for charity. The compilation is available for free, but I HIGHLY encourage you guys donate a little something as all of the procedes go to the Music For Relief foundation. This track specifically caught my attention due to its thoughtful and calculated melody and ultimately airy sound that really takes you for a trippy ride. You know the drill, hit the DL from Khemehk and don’t forget to swoop up the compilation (including a previously unreleased Protohype track). Donations greatly appreciated.
Protohype‘s new EP Ghost Hand drops today exclusively on The K. For free. For those who haven’t heard Protohype before, their sound is a compilation of southern hip-hop, heavy bass and crafty synth sounds that are sure to stick in your brain. This new release is nothing short of amazing. The familiar Protohype sound is there but with a much heavier twist. I love that these dudes continually tweak their sound in an effort to find that perfect fit and further set themselves apart from the pack. Swoop up this EP and don’t forget to congratulate our boy Forest from GlitchDrop for on winning the album art competition!
The Dubstep Kollection and Protohype have teamed up to create a contest exclusively for you, The Kollectors. As the title insinuates, we are hosting a competition for Protohype’s up and coming album: Ghost Hand. They are looking for something that fits their sound is stylistically unique, other than that there are no rules or guidelines. Good luck!
How long do I have?
The contest runs until September 1st, at which point the winning entry will be picked. All submissions sent before this date will be reviewed and judged by Protohype.
What if I win?
If your artwork submission is selected by Protohype to be used on Ghost Hand, you will receive:
- A free Kollection shirt of your choice
- A free ticket to the next Protohype show in your area
How do I submit?
To submit your entries, email email@example.com with the words ‘Artwork Submission’ in the title.
It’s been a long time coming, but here it is. Until the Light Takes Us is one of the most exciting and anticipated EP’s of the year in my opinion. At Dawn We Rage stepped it up big time with this bangin’ 4 track release. The duo has definitely come into their own and really hammered out a unique but easily identifiable sound with these tracks so be sure to swoop this up and tell your friends!
Protohype has been taking the bass music scene by storm over the past few years and I finally had the opportunity to catch up with Max and Sean. These guys are some of the chillest dudes I’ve talked to and definitely have an exciting future ahead. They were kind enough to chill after their show and give The Kollectors some insight into their lives so take seat and get to know Protohype!
PS: Dope new track just dropped yesterday, swoop it up!
So where are you guys from?
Max: I’m from Nashville, Tennessee and I’m out here in Arizona with Sean.
Sean: I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan just out here for school in Arizona.
How did you guys meet each other and how did this whole collaboration start?
Sean: Well we meet through our fraternity actually and I was making electronic music and Max was making hip hop shit and we just started collabin’.
Nice, so what kind of music would you say influences you guys?
Max: As far as influences go, I would say any sort of bass music, like anything bass heavy. Something with a sick beat is really all that matters to us. So like hip hop would definitely be the main influence, dubstep secondly and just future bass thirdly probably.
Sean: Southern hip hop for sure.
Ya, you guys sample that a lot and we all love it. What artists you listen to?
Max: My favorite artist at the current time would probably be Terravita and Datsik.
Sean: Ya, mine’s probably Freddy Todd… Ya, Freddy Todd right now. Love that future laser
What are your plans for the future?
Max: Well in September we have Nine Fest with Lil John and then from there just tryin’ to branch out and get our name out there. Just play as many shows as we can!
Sean: And we have an EP coming out late August or early September.
Do you guys have a name for that yet?
Max: No not yet, we do not.
Sean: No name yet
In what ways has the college/party music scene influenced the music you make?
Sean: The party scene has helped us become much better at gauging which tracks will keep the party going and when we should play those songs in the set. We spent a lot of time spinning at college parties and it was a good way to get our music out there quickly, too.
What artists do you want to work with in the future, why?
Max: A couple of our favorite artists that we’d like to worth it would be Zeds Dead, Terravita, The Cool Kids and The Neptunes just to name a few. These are just a couple groups who we think really exemplify what our music stands for.
What’s your favorite aspect about making music?
Sean: My favorite aspect of making music is the conceptualizing of the track. I really enjoy the early stages of the song creation process, specifically the sound design and fine tuning of all the noises.
Max: I like making my drums the most. I don’t know though…I could sit around a hum melodies all day!
What is some advice you would give to aspiring producers/DJs?
Max: I’d say make whatever music you like the most. It’s pretty obvious when producers are just trying to make music they think everyone will like. Just do you, you can’t fake good music.
Sean: What Max said is important, you have to be passionate about music. Every aspect of the music producing and DJing involves commitment and time; so make sure music is what you want to be doing. Last bit of advice is take care of your equipment, everything’s expensive and it’s easy to forget stuff after a few drinks.
Max: Yeah. I’m on my fourth Macbook in less than a year. Sucks to suck
A question I like to ask all artists: what would you guys be doing if you weren’t making music?
Max: Man that’s tough! I’ve been making music for nine years… Like other than making music I would probably be in like… I don’t even know! I’ve never even thought about that!
Sean: I’m studying philosophy right now so I would just be out wasting more money… Maybe just be a philosopher.
Max: I was a sustainability major and I completely dropped that shit… music is all I care about.
Max: We appreciate everyone who listens to our music, we release all of our music for free because we want everyone to hear it. Mad love to people who come to our shows and support us. Keep a look out for our new EP, dropping at the beginning of September. As of right now, we’re going to give it away for free through our Bandcamp. We’ve really stepped our game up on this release, make sure not to miss it! Stay posted on facebook and twitter: facebook.com/protohype music and twitter.com/protohype
This track SLAPS. I wasn’t sure how these two completely different genres were gonna work together but hot damn, this track is nuts. I love the samples from the original song and the guitar riffs that work so well with the high pitch oscillations. Swoop this up and be sure to check out both Sluggo and Nerd Rage for some good ol’ fashion slimey grime time.
Brand new banger from power-house producer Zomboy. Love the energy in this track and the talking bassline that gives it sort of a Skrillex-y sound. Some of the vocal samples remind me of Rad Omen’s Rad Anthem yet doesnt tke away from the originality of the tune. Make sure to swoop up this and his new EP Game Time!