When A Boy & A Girl Remix Krewella’s “TH2C” (Free Download)

“I’m too high to care,” the voice proclaims. Its conviction carries through filtered vocals, passes punchy percussion and settles deep in your belly.

I remember how heavy A Boy & A Girl’s latest song hit me the first time I listened to it. Though they remixed Krewella’s “TH2C,” this duo deviates from the original in unexpected ways. Gone are the southeast-asian strings and melodic musings which contribute to Krewella’s laid-back summer tune. In its place stand rhythmic synths and crisp hi-hats that culminate into hard drops. The result? A distortion of the leading lyric from a silly remark into an ominous declaration. That purpose makes all the difference for me.

A Boy & A Girl write on their Soundcloud page that they “felt inspired by Yasmine and Jahan’s beautiful melodies and flipped them upside down into a brooding trap jungle.” A transformation in tone indubitably occurs. However, I’d argue that the remix mutates Krewella’s utopia into an epic dystopia. And in this realm, A Boy & A Girl come out on top as A King & A Queen.

But I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. Check out their song below and make sure to share the love!

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And make sure to follow them on social media!
A Boy & A Girl – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram

Come See EDM Talent JACKAL Perform His New Dreamy EP At Sonia 9/9

JACKAL is one of the fastest growing producer in the EDM scene right now. Since he emerged in the scene February 2013, JACKAL has released over a dozen hugely successful remixes and recently his latest EP “Endorphins”. This EP is beautifully mastered and each song is it’s own daydream with ethereal synths and dreamy vocals. The first song of the EP “With You” massages your eardrums as you listen, featuring soft melodies and instrumentals that come together in a magical way.

Check it out below:

This is an epic EP that you are going to want to see live.

Buy tickets for his Sonia show on 9/9 below, you definitely won’t regret it!

Also make sure to listen to the rest of his awesome EP:

 

 

 

Zomboy And Dr. Ozi To Tear Down HOB On The Rott n’ Roll Tour

This Thursday, August 25th the House of Blues is going to errupt with bass when Zomboy takes over the stage for his Rott n’ Roll tour. Dr. Ozi will no doubt be throwing some filthy beats to prep the crowd for Zomboy’s set. As summer comes to an end, you don’t want to miss an epic show from two powerhouse artists.

Toronto-based Nix Chohan has been on the rise since his first release in 2011. Over the last 5 years, his releases on Firepower and Buygore have earned him international recognition and a solid reputation for turning up the crowd with his heavy synth and bass music.

Dr. Ozi’s latest EP “Blue Print” was released 4 months back and has some interesting sources of inspiration. The first uplifiting song on the Ep “Johnny” was inspired by his love for Johnny Bravo as a child. Looking up to the character’s womanizing skills and confidence, he wanted to convey that in this unique bouncy dub track.

Check it out below:

The EP also features more grimy songs like “Mr Green”, that features quirky vocals brilliantly offset by his signature head banging synths.

We hope to see you at the House of Blues for this end of summer banger that’s going to turn the crowd wild. Stay tuned for an exclusive Malaysan Safari interview with the dubstep master Dr. Ozi.

 

 

 

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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