Adam and Andrew from electronic DJ/production duo Doctor Werewolf drop in with Music Feeds at Fat As Butter Festival to talk bass music. An ever present force on Australian festival lineups, tours and club nights, Doctor Werewolf know better than most just how much the Australian scene is growing. They talk about the benefit of Festivals like Fat As Butter getting behind bass music as it grows domestically, and huge impact exports like Knife Party are having on the local scene.
Doctor Werewolf are experiencing success also, with their latest EP Wolfzilla tracking incredibly well on Beatport. Keen to build on the success and enjoyment of Wolfzilla, they are aiming to get straight back into the studio to deliver more original material. Keep an ear open for Adam's MCing on future releases.
Wolfzilla out now via Beatport
Following on from the monstrous success of their debut EP, Knife Party return with round 2 that is certain to have everyone asking “where the bloody hell is Knife Party!?” The duo from Pendulum deliver their brand of self-labelled ‘seizure music/death electro/derpstep’ to the masses with hard-hitting breaks that scored Knife Party touring slots with Future Music Festival, Skrillex North American ‘Mothership’ Tour, and most recently UKF’s 3rd Birthday Show.
The purists and the haters have been labelling Knife Party as ‘just another brostep act’, and of course the similarities have tied them to Skrillex, Kill The Noise for its aggressive nature, mid-range bass lines and massive amounts of wobble. However, anyone who has heard a Knife Party track drop live knows where it’s at! On numerous threads I’ve heard Internet Friends quoted as a guilty pleasure even amongst the brostep haters. Oh, and if you saw the crowd they pulled at Sydney’s Future Music Festival this year, you’d know what’s up – half of the goddarn’ festival was at their tiny side stage!
So put your differences aside and just enjoy the music! If this aint yer thang.. give it a go! You’ll be hearing these new tracks in the clubs/on yer radio very soon!
There are already a host of tracks leaked on Youtube so here’s a few:
Here's Knife Party's full UKF 3rd Bday set from last Friday (28.04.2012)
Imagine being to blend jazz elements with Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Minimal House, Techno and Electro into a seamless flow of funky, fresh and quite danceable beats. Well, Flying Lotus has done exactly that, leaving a league of other producers who attempt the same feat completely bemused. The mood of the album changes quite drastically throughout. Opening track Pickled! is an ecclectic mix of drum & bass, dubstep and a chaotic flurry of jazz funk inspired bass guitar, accompanied by atmospheric synths and electronic blips and whirs. The bpm of this track is amped to create a sense of chaos and confusion, which is aligned with the confusion that these elements are working together so well, and gives no sense of where the record is going, apart from having the potential of an experimental wonderment. All of Flying Lotus' tracks contain a smorgasboard of dance elements hand picked from different genres to create a different mood. The track Mmmhmm (feat. Thundercat) is a enters an atmospheric and almost celestical domain, combing an RnB drum line with gorgeous harmonies and soft piano and guitar, which extend the track to a relaxing and flowy track. The jazz bass is still present and as fast as ever, but is overriden by the softer aspects to create a much easier listen. Other tracks would be definite booty shaking dance floor material with plenty of pumping bass lines, cool synths and experimental glitches to boast. To make us mere mortals even more jealous, Flying Lotus has created some of the most visually stunning, and entertaining music videos I've ever seen, as well as some of the trippiest. Ahh i love experimental music for your trippy music videous! However, I can't be content at posting one. The first is a collaboration with animator Beeple in video 'Kill Your Co-Workers' which is undoubtable the most randomly entertaining and dryly hiliarious music video I've ever come across. Followed by Zodiac Sh*t which has such smooth animated transitions you will wet yourself in delight, while your jaw hits the floor! High praise! You be the judge!
collaborating with Kanye West
. Unlikely combo right? Well it seems Kanye has a sense of humor! He asked Zach to perform an alternative music video to Can't Tell Me Nothing
after seeing one of his stand up shows back in 2007. Arguably the hottest comedian on the scene right now. This guy is the KING of awkward humor, and this music clip is another masterpiece, and includes a folk singer Will Oldham
being equally as weird. Funnily enough, the low budget clip was ranked 3rd best clip of 2007 by Rolling Stone
and 30th best of the decade by Pitchfork
. Highlights include DIY tractor hydraulics, grotesque booty dancing, and drooling goodness. There are so many great laughs to be had from this clip, see for yourself!
Ethereal and relaxed in its approach, Emeralds second record Does It Look Like I'm Here? grasps many elements that allow the listener to completely zone out and relax. An ecclectic mix of soft guitars, and synths that are equally frantic and flowing, but intertwine effortlessly to take you into a different musical realm. The track Candy Shoppe oscillates throughout and is quite fittingly adjoined to a vintage athletics video which features equally disjointed slow motion and playback sequences.