Listen to Pham & Sober Rob “Albi” ft. Madi

This track blends a beautiful vocal performance by Albi and the intricate production skills of Sober Rob & Pham. We’re big fans of Sober Rob here at Malaysian Safari, check out our previous article to hear some of the best songs by Sober Rob. Pham is a less-familiar name so we did some research. Pham is a Polish producer who has been releasing music for no more than a year. We specifically like the track, “Talk To Me (ft Anuka)” – listen to the song here.The decision to team up with Sober Rob, an equally new producer, exemplifies the value of young, talented minds.

This song, as released on Zeds Dead’s label, Deadbeats Records, marks a huge step towards Sober Rob and Pham’s visibility as artists. Clearly Deadbeats is investing in fresh, diverse artists so looking forward to hearing more – in the meantime be sure to check out the artist tracks on Soundcloud and show support for these expert producers.

Sober Rob – Facebook | Twitter | Soundclound

Pham – Facebook | Twitter | Soundclound

Travel Through The Multiverse with Helicopter Showdown: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

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On November 25th, the dub and the wubs were with us at the B-side Complex in Philly for Adventures Through The Multiverse. Based off the hit show, Rick and Morty, the line-up consisted of many big names in the dubstep and bass music industry. Four different stages, all different themes, had music going for hours. The main stage was on the second floor and provided a small club feel- although there was 3 other stages downstairs. Two of the stages were in rooms across from each other, and the other one downstairs was outside.

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Malaysian Safari got to interview Helicopter Showdown. Their set was definitely a refreshing change and easily was one of my favorite for the night. Walking around the main stage room, there were many fans wearing merchandise and pushing their way to the front to experience the music. Regardless of your location during the set, people were headbanging and having a great time. Towards the end of the night, I asked some attendees who some of their favorite sets were, most included Helicopter Showdown’s set. Keep reading below for the Interview and listen to one of their newest songs.

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Q: What inspired the creation of Helicopter Showdown and where did the name come from?

A:       We all grew up in the same circles of music and in the close proximity in the bay area. We had been all doing our own things musically and at the same time we were promoting our own shows in the bay area and northern California. Once we sat down and produced our first release with Point.Blank ( Whistle Tips ) it was clear we had a good dynamic working together. The originated friend of ours that had a metal band he was jotting down names for and it was one they had crossed of the list. We liked it so much we jumped on it with his permission of course.

Q: What is it like to work as a team compared to just yourself? Positives/negatives?

A:        We all have Our own Ideas and strengths a weaknesses when it comes to production. Over the years we have found a very nice sweet spot and middle ground to what we do that is some what unconventional for this type of music. At this point it is all positive. In the end we are all friends that feel blessed to have had the opportunities we have had and we love what we do together!

Q: Any artist, from any genre, specifically influenced your music the most?

A:       Man that is tough question because there are so many great artists out there in this bass music scene. We have always had mentors and people who have helped us do what we do better. We tend to look for unknown producers that we feel deserve to shine and play out their tunes and help in anyway we can. As far as what we listen to outside of bass music we all have very diverse tastes and listen to all kinda of genres. If we were asked to shout out some of our favorites right now to name a few, YAKZ, Al Ross, Codd Dubz, CHMST, Oolacile, Curro, Xaebor, Mantis, Dack Janiels, Virtual Riot and Barely Alive. I could keep going but there are too many to name.

Q: Do you have hobbies/passions other than music? What might you be doing if you weren’t a producer?

A:        We all have great jobs outside of music and love what we do. Blake is an excellent graphic designer. Devan is a jack of trades and a mountain of fun to be around. Josh is one of the most intelligent and kind people with knowledge of all things that really knows no boundaries. I myself ( Ryan ) have an 11 year old daughter that is my world and a deep passion for wine and food.

Q: Who are some artists/producers you would like to collaborate with and why? Any future plans?

A:        We have a ton of stuff in the works which we would prefer not to mention until the tunes are done, but stay tuned cause 2017 is gonna be big!!

Q: What inspires you to create music? Describe how you create it start to finish.

A:        Music is what inspires us or any emotion that one might feel. Happy, Sad, the whole spectrum. Most importantly our fans which we would prefer to call our fam cause we could not do what we do with out your support. Every time we step on stage it’s like the first time and we give it our all. As far as production there is no rhyme or reason to how we produce. We all start project on our own but always make sure everyone gets a chance to put in their 2 cents so to speak before the tune is finished. HS is acolaborative effort and we have huge respect for each others ideas.

Q: How do you believe dubstep has changed?

A:        All music is ever changing, but iin the electronic realm it seems to happen faster. There are many trends, things that come and go and a lot of incestuous sound design and strutures that seem to play to the cliche term ” it all sounds the same ” we have always tried to stay on the outside of that. In return a lot of our tunes are a bit crazy and a.d.d. so to speak but thats us and we embrace that.

Q: Lastly, is there anything else you believe your fans would like to know?

A: Anything our fans would care to know feel free to message us on Facebook we respond quick and love that interaction. We would more like to thank anyone who has ever supported us because we could not do this with out you and we owe this all to you. You are our drive and if there was time we would hug each and everyone of you!!

Helicopter Showdown | Soundcloud | Facebook | Instagram

LO’99 Makes Mark in U.S.

 

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Welcoming the month of July, LO’99 visited DC, his 4th stop on tour. The U.S. is a new territory for this up & coming Australian DJ, but he sure made his mark on July 8th. To get a taste of LO’99, here is a link to a recent mix, you’ll definitely feel the future bass and house vibes!

Personally, after hearing this mix and seeing him live, I do believe he is an artist to watch! This was my first time at Eden Lounge in DC but for LO’99 it was perfect. It was an intimate space and really got the positive vibe off everyone including the employees.

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Most of the night, everyone was in a circle with one person showing off their shuffling moves. As soon as LO’99 came to the stage, it got crazier and even those who didn’t know how to shuffle were trying. While adding his own music and vibe, LO’99 added in mixes of classics such as Jump Around and crowd favorites from artist like Zeds Dead. As far as set up, there was an alarm clock blinking with “LO’99” as well as 3 red siren lights. It was a night to remember with a great new artist emerging in the scene.

LO’99 | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Classy $avage Premieres ‘This Is It’ Music Video

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Everyone loves a savage. This 19 year old Boston rapper just dropped a feel-good music video for his track, ‘This Is It’, directed by Hal Hyatt (halhyatt.com). Catch good vibes and shots of Boston that will make you feel like it’s a classy summer. Be sure to find Classy $avage on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Instagram.

Classy $avage: Soundcloud | Twitter | Instagram

Above & Beyond’s Acoustic Show Is One For The Books

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With the looming approach of their second ever acoustic album, Acoustic II, the world-famous trio Above & Beyond have taken to the streets to bring their fans a sensational orchestral experience unlike any other. Their show is specially crafted for iconic performing arts venues such as the Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Albert Hall, not to mention it’s recent debut at the Wang Theater in Boston.

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Above & Beyond to Unveil ‘Acoustic II’ at the Wang Theatre in Boston

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That’s right. The world famous trio that brought you the acoustic rendition of two of the most influential trance albums of our time is once again returning to their instrumental roots. After the overwhelming positive response from recording a fusion of both ‘Tri-State’ and ‘Group Therapy’ as ‘Acoustic’ (their third studio album) with a live orchestra, Above & Beyond were ready to build on their success with new mesmerizing material.

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Space Jesus Throws Down at Middle East Downstairs in Light of New Album

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Space Jesus once again got the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge turnt up as he opened for G Jones on their tour together. Jasha Tull, better known as Space Jesus, is an electronic music producer based out of Brooklyn.

If there’s one thing Space Jesus brings to the table, it’s good vibes. He completely embodies his music and the crowd can visibly see and feel it at all throughout the set. His unique style of heavy bass music is also inspired by many different musical influences in his life (namely hip hop). This gives his music a refreshingly timeless feel. It’s almost reminiscent of Bassnectar with a more spiritual twist and I found it hard not to feel resurrected after an hour or so of his soul-driven bass.
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Doppelgang Releases ‘Doppelgang Presents 2’ [Free Download]

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Doppelgang is giving us another treat: 10 more free tracks from their featured artists. Including production from palmingo, feewet, michael and raps by Doppelgangers AceTheKidd, Eli Baker, and Bryan Martinez. Our favorite track from this one is “Kiss Kiss”, a hip-hop version of Lido’s remix of the original track. This song shows the unique ability of Doppelgang to mesh club music with hip hop. Only expect more stellar content from the group in the future and be sure to follow Doppelgang on Soundcloud and Facebook and check out their website, doppelgangmusic.com

Download ‘Doppelgang Presents 2’ for free here.

If you missed out last time, check out Doppelgang Presents 1 here.

Doppelgang: Facebook| Twitter | Soundcloud

The New What So Not x GANZ Collab You’ve Been Waiting For

 

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Brand new banger alert! Legendary artists GANZ and What So Not have come out with a fresh new tune, and trust me when I say it is fire. New single from What So Not & GANZ ‘Lone’ (feat. JOY.)’ is available on OWSLA this Friday 4/8. Beautiful melodic vocals paired with a mastery of delicious synths make this song a definite keeper. This is the first release by What So Not post-Flume and he certainly did not disappoint. With a huge 2016 tour schedule, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future.

Do yourself a favor. Kick back, relax and check out the new release below!

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