Countdown to the 15th Global Dance Festival

In just one month, Colorado will welcome back Global Dance Festival on July 21 and 22 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Previously, the festival has been hosted at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. From this move comes a silent disco area, free arcade games and rides, art gallery, and more. The lineup is stacked with a variety of artist from two of the biggest dubstep artist, Datsik and Excision, playing a back-to-back set to Hardwell for house music fans. Everyone attending the festival will be guaranteed to have an amazing experience from the lineup to the extra activities to do. Below is a full lineup including silent disco. To check out attractions or questions, go to this link.

Get your tickets now at this link for GA and here for VIP.

Malaysian Safari took the opportunity to interview people from across the country to ask them about Global Dance and this is what they have to say.

Q: To get an idea about you guys, what is your age, location, and what you do?

Parker: “I am 25 years old and from Baltimore, Maryland. I am a student and work a number of jobs including catering, promoting, and marketing for a computer programming startup.”

Vance: “I am 19 years old and from Durango, Colorado. I am a full time student studying economics at CSU.”

Josh: “I am 23 years old, working full time, and from Miami, Florida.”

Joe: “I am from Chicago going to school in Colorado and 20 years old.”

Q: What are your expectations for Global Dance based on previous experience or by reviews?

Parker: “I have heard a lot of great things about Global Dance. Although I have never been before, the line up is incredible and can’t wait!”

Vance: “The positive energy brought by fans to connect as one and freedom to express yourself.”

Josh: “I expect to listen to some of my favorite artist, dance a lot, and meet new people.”

Joe: “I plan to have a lot of fun and put out a lot of energy.”

Q: How do you feel about it being moved from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to Sports Authority Field at Mile High?

Parker: “Red Rocks is a very cool venue but I think Mile High Stadium will be a lot of fun. The festival will still be out doors and that is a big draw for me.”

Vance: “This is going to be my first Global Dance Festival and honestly was looking forward to Red Rocks. On the up side I am excited to see how it changes and grows being at a bigger venue.”

Josh: “I am really disappointment because Red Rocks is a beautiful venue. On the other hand, its more about the people and the music rather than the venue so on that note I’m excited to see more people at this venue.”

Joe: “I would prefer to have a it at Red Rocks but it will be cool to have it at a larger venue.”

Q: Other than the music, what part of the festival are you looking most forward to? Rides, arcade games, etc?

Parker: “One of my favorite things about festivals is the food! I think many cool vendors will be at Global Dance and hopefully I’ll get to try some new things.”

Vance: “Rides will be a really cool thing to experience at a festival, I have never been to one with rides before.”

Josh: “I look forward to seeing all the different outfits that people will wear.”

Joe: “Positive vibes and energy plus meeting new people.”

Q: What artist are you most excited to see and why?

Parker: “I cannot wait to see Ephwurd or Funtcase,they have always been some of my favorites.”

Vance: “I am so excited to see the back-to-back with Excision and Datsik, I have been waiting for along time for them to come together.”

Josh: “Porter Robertson is who I am most looking forward because of the vibes his sets bring.”

Joe: “Nero and Kaskade are my top two artist and they got me into EDM.”

Q: When attending a festival, such as Global Dance, what is your ritual for getting ready?

Parker: “I always make sure I’m hydrated for the few days running up to the festival and make sure I have all my gear together; Camelback, sunscreen, ear plugs and some dope outfits.”

Vance: “I enjoy getting ready with friends and eating a good meal before we go.”

Josh: “Showering, always eating an over-easy egg sandwich before every festival, and drinking water.”

Joe: “I worry about my personal hygiene then get decked out in my rave gear including LED shoes and bandanas.”

Q: Any additional comments you’d like to make regarding the festival?

Parker: “I have never been to a festival this far away from Maryland. I am super excited to see the different type of set-up and people it brings.”

Vance: “I’m excited to see the set up for a festival at a football stadium.”

Josh:” I love going with a good group of friends and have a great time.”

Joe: “Rave on and be safe- come find me fellow ravers!”

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

Mega DC: Datsik Steals the Night

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On June 11th, the bass wubs were in the air as Datsik came to DC to play Mega DC. He headlined the show with Crizzly, Lookas, MitiS, JSTJR along with local support from The Banditz and Rawle Night Long. The night before Datsik played Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago as well as playing the same festival as Ephwurd on Sunday. The DC crowd is extremely thankful for the night he gave us although it meant additional traveling.

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This Canadian producer has been working with artist such as Excision since the early 2000s. Datsik has always advertised as bring in old west coast hip hop style into his music as well as some headbangers. He has played multiple festivals as well as going on several tours. Spring Loaded Tour came to Baltimore in April and was Datsik’s most recent visit to the DC area. He has played for previous Megas as well as playing at Moonrise Festival in Baltimore. Several fans awaited the night where this bass god would once return to an area that dearly loves him.

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I arrived early to the venue, around 930pm, and Datsik went on at 130am. The crowd slowly grew throughout the night and was packed when it came for Datsik’s set time. As soon as he hit the stage, everyone got their groove on which, for me, included a lot of headbanging. Standing back, I watched how his set got everyone dancing in unison and purely enjoying themselves. He took old classics, some of his new music, and remixed some popular of the most popular songs today. Along with the music, the lasers and visuals on the screens were impeccable. They added a new dynamic to the show which allowed everyone to emerge themselves in the music even more. Every time I see Datsik, his mixing style of combining all of these different sounds into and usually some sort of visual show always leaves me wanting more.

After the show, I caught up with some attendees and asked a few questions. Here are their responses:

Have you seen Datsik before, and if so how many times? Elaborate on your experience.

Avery B.: 4 times, first time was at echo, listen to for a year before seeing him, lived up to every expectation

Parker R.: 2 times before tonight, he was my first EDM event/ concert at Echostage for a Mega DC in 2013, also caught him at Rams Head Baltimore a few months ago

Sara B.: It is my 8th time seeing him, he’s my favorite artist.

Nick H.: Datsik headlined the first show I ever went to.

Tom B.: First time seeing Datsik was at his ninja nation tour last year then not too long after seeing him at EDC NY, he became one of my favorite DJs to see. I have seen him a total of 5 times now.

What’s your favorite thing about seeing Datsik?

Avery B.: Each time I see him, the sets get better and better. Always makes me fall more in love with his music.

Parker R.: Datsik has a great sound you can feel the wobbles and rhythms and its paired incredibly well with visuals

Sara B.: My favorite thing about seeing Datsik is that he can play just about any genre in his set and it’s still flawless. Not to mention he’ll throw in his old jams in it and it makes happy every time and his sets are never the same.

Nick H.: The absolute filth that comes with his sets.

Tom B.: His style is perfect. It’s deep, dark, funky, just like how he describes the roots of his music generated from old school west coast hip hop.

What was your favorite part of his set tonight?

Avery B.: The laser show was insane as well as the visuals on the screen. They went perfect with the music and just made the show so much better.

Parker R.: Tonight’s set had some great throwbacks. Datsik dropped a few of my favorite songs including Scum, Yes, Katana, and Robo Kitty

Sara B.: My two favorite parts of his set tonight was that I finally got to witness him drop Nuke Em, which is the song that got me here today, without it being mashed up with Head Crush, he ended dropping that afterwards. The other part was that he double dropped Get Back and Party In The Sewer, my mind was BLOWN.

Nick H.: There was way too much I loved about his set, it was all filthy and golden.

Tom B.: The set was all around great. He played a little bit of everything from old to new, I think his mixing was perfect.

What kind of things would you want to se from Datsik over the course of the summer and the next year?

Avery B.: New music is always a must. I would like to see a fall tour, or just an every season tour.

Parker R.: I would love to see Datsik at an outdoor venue near Baltimore. New music is always good and maybe some collabs with artists we wouldn’t necessarily expect.

Sara B.: I would want to see Datsik, because absolutely refuses to drop it, I would cry if he dropped Firepower.

Nick H.: I would love to hear Datsik and Downlink’s song Against The Machines, that was one of the first Dubstep songs I’ve heard. I would lose my mind if I heard it live.

Tom B.: I am really just waiting for another tour to kick off over the summer of at least be on the Safe in sound tour if that’s going to happen again. Also another EP would be nice, but some new collabs with Midnight T and Spag Heddy would be ideal.

Any additional comments on Datsik’s performance tonight or in general?

Avery B.: I just love how he always out does himself, hands down one of my favorite artist to this day and will continue to be. Totally stole the show tonight too.

Parker R.: Datsik had a great show tonight he kept the energy high and everyone was loving his set. Datsik is one of the best bass artists out there.

Sara B.: Datsik is life, nuff said.

 

Thank you to Datsik and his team for allowing me to cover the show this past weekend!

Datsik | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Reunited with my Daddies: Jack Ü at 1015 Folsom

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Oh, Wednesdays. Halfway through a dreary work week for most, they serve as a beacon of hope that better days are in store (namely, Friday and Saturday). Society embraces and cherishes Wednesdays- more for what they symbolize as “hump days,” rather than for what they actually entail. Perhaps that means a cozy night-in with Modern Family playing familiarly in the background, maybe some Chinese takeout in a half-satisfied belly.

But can this include a wild rager in San Francisco, speakers blaring a mix of bass-heavy music, extending into the wee hours of a Thursday? With none other than Jack Ü? Preposterous! Or… is it?

Let me break it to you, my sweet readers. No, this is not a wet dream I fabricated to inspire jealousy within the hearts of the responsible, who diligently set their alarm clocks as they tucked into bed at a reasonable hour this past Wednesday night. Instead, I want to share with you my weeknight reality at 1015 Folsom. A countdown, pretty pictures, and a dancing Skrillex included.

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Bear Grillz Rises to The Top

 

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The Paradox Tour just concluded on March 25th in Kansas City, Bear Grillz toured with Excision and Figure. This tour has been the breaking out for Bear Grillz as an artist, signed with Firepower Records. He made a break into the EDM scene after his first EP release in 2014.

Concluding the tour, his fan group has grown immensely to across North America as well as other continents across the world. Along with the growing popularity of this artist, people have been asking who is Bear Grillz? This 28 year old’s identity has remained a secret while wearing a bear costume since starting this adventure. Before embarking on his adventure as an artist, Bear Grillz managed multiple other producers and has done collaborations with people big and small. Only a select few have been able to see the Bear exposed, and if pictures are requested, he covers his face to make sure his identity remains a mystery. Recently several fans got tickets to the Bear Grillz reveal on the Jerry Springer show to be aired in the coming months.

This dubstep artist has been releasing many new songs during the tour and has announced that his EP Mo Honey Mo Problems including 4 songs. The song Going Down (Under) premiered on April 8th and will be included in his upcoming EP release. Concluding touring with Excision, Bear Grillz will be doing a short Australian Tour mid-April also announcing several tour dates across North America. He has already been booked in large festivals such as Dancefestopia and others to be announced.

Malaysian Safari is excited to see the future of Bear Grillz this summer and in the future.

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The New Face of Excision: The Paradox

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If you’ve seen Excision in the last four years you’ve probably thought his live setup, The Executioner, was one of the best in EDM. Early 2015 he announced the last tour with his executioner stage. We wondered how Excision would step his game up, and if it was even possible. following his tour he announced they were building a stage called “The Paradox.” This stage has “A face-melting 150,000 watts of PK sound,” as stated by Excision, and a 420 square foot visual display. This last Friday December 11th he unveiled it at The Myth Nightclub in Minnesota. It was one of the most stunning and mind melting experiences. Mid show Excision even managed to set off the venues fire alarms, and the show went on hold for about 15 minutes before continuing to slay the audience.

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The hype is unreal! Other artists are tuning in and turning up:

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If you want in on this madness click here and pick a date before its too late!

Video credit: Joe Create

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Dubstep king Doctor P discusses plans to start a duo with Flux Pavillion and more in his latest interview.

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We recently had the chance to speak with one of the original dubstep godfathers before his set at the DNA lounge in San Francisco. Shaun Brockhurst is a English dubstep producer who goes by the name Doctor P, and is most notable known for his songs “Tetris” and “Flying Spaghetti Monster”. He had much to say about the influences in his career, exciting plans for the future and the origins of his name.  Read on to find out more about this talented and unique artist!

How did you first get into music?

• I didn’t really listen to music until I was about 12. When I started to download a lot of songs, I discovered a world of music didn’t know existed. I started listening to artists like the Chemical Brothers, and lots of dance music from 90s. I was instantly intrigued at how they made it. I only really started making music at 16.

What are some influences apart from electronic music?

• When I was 13 I started having drum lessons. That led my interests to rock, then my musical taste got heavier and heavier, I was listening to bands like Metallica. Then my taste moved into hip hop a little bit in teenage years, I explored many genres.

When did you want to make electronic music?  

• It was never really a decision, it just happened. In my early 20s, my music had guitar and live drums. I guess I just realized I was better at making electronic music.

What does the P stand for in Doctor P? 

• When I was a teenager, my nickname was Picto because my name always autocorrected to Picto. That was my first DJ name then I changed it to Doctor P. Dubstep always had jokey names, and I wanted a name that wasn’t a joke, and sounded more hip hop.

What music did you grow up listening to?

• I mostly listened to the radio, Top 40s. Later influences came from music I listened to as a teen like drum and bass, hip hop and metal.

Where in England did you grow up?

• About an hour from London in Northampton. I also lived a couple years in Birmingham.

What song are you most proud of?

• “Tetris”. It took the smallest amount of effort to make. I actually threw it together as a joke. I made it to play once, in the middle of a set I played. It’s one of my most popular songs, yet the song I put the least effort into. Even the song artwork was a joke.

What makes you different from other dubstep artists?

• I try not to be part of the dubstep scene. Everyone does one thing and then changes to another. I just do my own thing. I don’t try to play up to it, I just make the music I like the most.

Biggest inspirations?

• Knife party. They are so creative. I listen to their tracks and ask myself “how?!”?

How has dubstep changed over time?

• The quality keeps going up and up. In the beginning it was easier to sound good but now the bar is higher and people have had years of practice. A lot more work is needed to make your music stand out. Before anything sounded unique, but now every kind of style has been done a lot of times.

Whats your favorite plug in/ software to use?

• I use Cubase. For plug ins, I try to mix it up. I used to always use Massive for everything, and sort of got set in my ways. Now I like to try new things.

Do you use sausage fattener?

• Ehh not really. Ok maybe once or twice. Can’t really tell what it does though.

Do you prefer producing from scratch or remixing?

• Remixing is a lot easier and quicker, since about 50% is done already.

How do you choose a song to remix?

• People usually email songs asking, and it’s a yes or no. If I listen to it and can envision where it can go it will accept. If I think I can’t make it better I usually won’t do it.

What artists influenced your career?

• Primarily Knife Party and their act Pendulum. They are the main guys I follow in my career. But everything I listen to has influenced me in some way. I would say Drum and Bass has had a large impact on my style.

Favorite artist to collab with?

• Flux Pavillion. He’s really good at making music. He’ll have an idea and can usually make it sound amazing, we have done 3 tracks together. We actually talked about starting a new project together as a pair but haven’t had the time yet…maybe next year.

Dream festival to play at?

• Glastonbury in UK. It’s the biggest festival in England and one of the top in the world. It is THE british festival. I’ve already played a lot of the American ones.

What is a Malaysian Safari?

• No idea…..going out to see some lady boys?

GOING GORILLAS TEASER

THE SCIENCE OF MUSIC

——Check out more of his awesome music on his soundcloud page below!——

https://soundcloud.com/doctorpcircus  

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Flux Pavilion Teases New Dubstep Track, ‘International’

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After a relatively large gap of silence, Bass Music king Flux Pavilion is back with more signature tunes. This newest song, ripped from Mistajam Radio, shows off Flux’s classic style – huge bass and a full spectrum of sound slams into your face backed by reggae vocals from Doctor (not Doctor P). Hopefully this tease means Flux has some studio material to release in the near future. His last EP, Freeway, was a massive success, spawning off dozens of remixes from amazing artists such as Milo & Otis, Kill Paris, and Bro Safari.

Listen to the rip here:

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Protohype Talks Puppies, Dub-Hop and Life on Tour in a New Malaysian Safari Exclusive Interview

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“When people come to see my show, its not just a dubstep show. It’s a Prototype show.”

We recently had the chance to talk with the talented dubstep producer, Protohype who opened for Excision’s Executioner tour this past week in Boston. Unlike his music would suggest, Protohype proved to be very friendly and down to earth, in addition to being extremely modest about his music and career. He revealed interesting stories about how he originally started producing hip hop beats, donated over 1000$ to the SPCA and where he finds his musical inspiration.

Read the interview below to discover more about this humble producer of “Dubhop” and what makes him a successful producer and DJ.

How did you begin producing?

• I started playing guitar at 12 with some friends, then got into drums. In 9th grade, my friends had a rap group and I learned to create beats for them on fl studio. 9 months later I was discovered and signed onto a local hip hop label in Nashville. When I was in college, I first listened to artists like Caspa and Rusko and found my love for dubstep, then Protohype was born. I then dropped out of Arizona state and moved to study at a music school in LA, where I mentored students and taught Ableton.

How did you find your style?

• I started with hip hop, and always loved hip hop. Everything I create has a hip hop influence. I love blending dubstep with hip hop, which led me to call it Dubhop; hip hop influenced dubstep.

What song are you most proud of?

• I’d have to say Fly. I made it a long time ago, originally as collab with CRNKN until he bailed on it. I then revisited song, got vocals and made music video which was featured on MTV and virgin airlines. I allowed me to be exposed to wider audience than just the dubstep world.

How do you feel about using vocals in your songs?

• I love vocals, if I could I would have them on every tune. Most of my tunes are melodic and fit well with vocals, they make a song more memorable.

What genre would you label your music?

• Dubhop when I first started, now it depends on tunes. I am leaning more towards pure dubstep. When people come to my show, its not just a dub step show, its a prototype show.

How’s touring with Excision?

•Pretty low key, Excision is a production genius. He’s an introvert at heart, but extroverted when he performs. His brand is everything….in terms of visuals, auditory experience and of course that bass.

What music do you listen to on your own time?

• When driving I usually listen to oldies or something very different because it refreshes your ears. When you get back to studio, it’s nice to have a new fresh perspective on music.

What is the #puppycrew?

• I have always loved animals and one day I started a tweet where every retweet it got I promised to donate a dollar to ASPCA which is an animal shelter. When I woke up the next morning, I found out that Bassnectar had retweeted it and it had gotten like 1000 retweets. Definitely a lot more than I anticipated, but I ended it and gave over 1000$ to ASPCA.  I found out that 12$ saves about 5 animals, so I saved an animal a day for a whole year which felt like a great thing to do. I am currently working on making a non profit organization of my own.

Why do you represent the west coast? (Even though you’re not from there.)

•Because thats where everyone thinks I’m from. I was born and raised in Nashville and left at 18. When people here that they are like; “but you don’t look like a redneck!” I’ve been in cali for about 4.5 yrs, and the southern boy in me has pretty much disappeared. Still comes out when I get angry though.

Whats hardest part of being on tour?

• This is my third bus tour. There are several stages to a bus tour, in beginning its getting to know the squad. Then two weeks in everything gets dialed in, and a month in people start to get a little edgy because you know how long you have left. 11 shows in, I asked my manager how many shows we had done, expecting like 25. You lose track of time and live in a coffin. Staying focused and continuing to work on music is crucial. I make a promise to myself to keep making music every night of the tour. I also have to miss Ultra this year which sucks.

Do you prefer producing or performing in general?

• I love producing, depends on how good song comes out though. When everything comes fast and easy, they are fun and inspiring moments. But when there is an amazing crowd, it feels amazing as well. I never really wanted to be a DJ, I always just loved creating music, and then it became a thing where I had to learn how to DJ.

Do you change your sets at every concert?

I work hard on keeping my sets fresh . It’s tough to switch is up completely because I play mostly my own stuff. I spend like 3 hrs every day finding new songs to add into the set. The first 40mins are pretty pre planned though.

What made you ditch Ableton for DJing?

• I used to use Ableton then it got boring. I started using CDJ then eventually added 3 more. I also felt stupid opening up a computer and plugging it in, just doesn’t feel right. I’d rather come on stage with a couple USBs and headphones in hand and start DJing.

When did you first use CDJs?

• First on the Minnesota tour. I also used them at 12th planets place, and I collab with Datsik a lot. Datsik’s a good friend of mine, he lives a couple blocks away. Love that dude!

What are your goals for the next year?

I want to do something unique, production-wise that I can afford while being super original. I also want to continue keep going up, even at a snail pace.

Do you ever plan to headline your own tour?

I dream about headlining a tour all the time but i’m not ready or big enough yet, and still need to save up. When i tour,  I want to do it right. I want people to be like “protohype’s first tour was fucking dope!”

Who are some people who have influenced your career?

• Paper Diamond was the first guy to really support me. He’s also one of my best friends. He’s been a big inspiration to me since day one, both music and business wise. Datsik is also another homie, and my first big release was on Rottun (Excision’s label).

What major festival to you hope to play at?

• Tomorrow World, although I don’t see that ever happening but it would be dope!I played at Electric Forest last year which was awesome.

What’s your favorite synth/plugin?

• Massive and Serum

What inspired the song Downfall?

• I wanted to make something different. I spent a lot of time with the UFK guys and Trolley Snatcha. I spent a random day screwing around and it came out really cool. I enjoyed trying a new side of production. I also made a couple other ones and they weren’t as good.

What is your spirit animal?

• A Penguin. I love penguins. I’ve always loved penguins.

What is a dubtep?

• I don’t know, sounds like a dance or more of a head bob maybe?

What is a Malaysian Safari?

• I think of some Zoolander shit.

 

Excision Premieres ‘Codename X’ – New Album out Tuesday

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Nobody is more excited for the new Excision album than I am. Having seen Excision live about six times and listening to his music since the very beginning, it’s exciting to see how amazing of a career Excision has built for himself. This new song is filled with bass, and as usual, is incredibly heavy. Soundcloud user Psycho Step comments, “OMFG I CAME’. That’s how great this new album will be, so great that soundcloud users across the globe will be cumming and soundgasming all over their computers. Dangerous stuff. Stay tuned for Excisions new album, Codename X, out this tuesday.

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