New Zealand-based producer QUIX has a knack for unique sound design, which shines through on “Riot Call (feat. Nevve).” Ebullient vocals juxtaposed with low-end hypnotic drops push the boundaries of pop on yet another creative single from the rising young producer.
Dutch producers Laidback Luke and Made in June join forces on Dim Mak for their aptly titled single “Paradise.” Fusing warm synths with the airy vocals of Bright Lights, the blissful tune shows Laidback Luke’s range as he steps out of his electro comfort zone on this stunning crossover house song.
Sam F is back on Dim Mak with his upbeat future bass jam “Limitless,” featuring the flawless vocals of Sophie Rose. Synthesizing harmonic piano keys with clean saws, the song leads into a melodic trap breakdown with feel-good vocal chops.
Croatia’s Matroda wastes no time getting down on this bass house single. Through haunted vocals and distorted basslines, Matroda creates a contagious late night warehouse jam.
Returning to Dim Mak with a vengeance, the bass house trio known as BROHUG unleash their “Knuckles” EP. The record’s title track brings thumping horns and a grimey bassline to the forefront, while “Guns Go Boom” goes the tech house route, using rhythmic hi-hat hits and vocal chops to propel this energetic B-side.
For their debut single on Dim Mak, the London-based duo Stööki Sound collaborate with Latroit and Lliam Taylor to deliver the sublime “Echoes.” Featuring Latroit‘s ethereal vocals, the track incorporates shakers and bubbly synth plucks to create a stunning future soul ballad. The package also includes remixes from R3LL, Sam F, Lliam Taylor, Plastician, and a VIP from Stööki Sound themselves. While R3LL throws down his signature Jersey Club style, Sam F and Lliam Taylor take the house route with club-ready renditions. Rounding out the package is Plastician, who takes “Echoes” to the dark side with his UK bass makeover.
Brilliantly juxtaposing melodic soundscapes with metallic trap synths, MAKJ and Max Styler team up to unleash the future bass heater “Knock Me Down” featuring the powerful vocals of Elayna Boynton.
MORTEN returns to Dim Mak with the grimy club heater “TTFU,” teaming up with New Jersey duo Riggi & Piros to offer up a ruthless 128BPM dubstep-influenced beast.
In a fierce blend of bass house and breaks Croatian beatsmith Matroda delivers the sinister “Ghetto Funk,” using eerie synth plucks and wicked wobbles to deliver a behemoth of a Dim Mak debut.
Swedish electro ace Garmiani recruits The Partysquad and Hasse de Moor to remix his big room bomb “Voodoo.” With the soca-themed vocals of Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire at the forefront, the two heavy-hitting remixers flip the original into genre-shattering renditions touching on moombah, dancehall, and trap.
Bermudan producer / DJ Noise Cans returns to Dim Mak with “Caan Dun,” a gleaming crossover tune evoking an irie Caribbean vibe through warm bass undertones and the R&B-tinged vocal stylings of Louise Chantál.
Rain Man and Krysta Youngs present “The Remixes” of their crossover collaboration “Habit.” Grammy-nominated Morgan Page brings his signature peaktime sound with a euphoric progressive house number, while Dim Mak young guns T-Mass and EXSSV each offer fresh future bass makeovers. Akari also goes the melodic route with his breathtaking indie-dance version, before fellow newcomer Impala delivers a wonky downtempo interpretation. Coming in with bass-heavy reworks are LA producer INDO, who offers up a fierce moombah / electro remix, and Dack Janiels & Wenzday, who morph the original into a massive dubstep bomb. DUCKY rounds out the bundle by dialing up the BPM in her hyper nightcore edit.