DUBSTEP || COLLIN McLOUGHLIN – TEARS OF TEMPO EP

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Those of you who watch “The Voice” may recognise a name, Collin McLoughlin, from last season. If you’re not familiar with him, he’s also garnered plenty of attention recently on YouTube. This year he’s made an ambitious stride into the dubstep scene with Tears of Tempo. This EP represents a year-and-a-half of hard work consisting of sleepless nights and long hours in his NYC apartment. Of note is the first track of this EP titled “Chasing Ghosts,” which is more melodic dubstep than anything else. While we’re not expecting this track to tear up dance floors, we emphatically praise its powerful and dramatic drop accompanied by some well-curated vocals.

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DUBSTEP, VIDEOS || JULIA LEWIS – TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU ARE (FEAT. SAINT TIMBRE)

Dubstep meets modern dance in ‘Tell Me Everything’ by Julia Lewis. While this falls somewhat outside the traditional scope of BrolicBeats, this one is worthy of some attention for its creativity and uniqueness. Dramatic lighting and innovative choreography by Babatunji Johnson & Natasha Adorlee Johnson are what make this video. Dance moves aside, Lewis’ track isn’t your typical “drop-the-bass” type dubstep; instead it focuses on deep, synth-heavy chords accompanied by a slow beat that evokes a sense of passion but also makes the listener feel very relaxed. This one’s perfect for your Sunday night.

PROGRESSIVE HOUSE, DUBSTEP || 6 FINGERS & TASS – IT’S NOT OVER – EP


Sydney based and newly formed production double 6 Fingers & Tass quickly came to realise their devastating potential as a pair, rallying over 5000 plays on soundcloud in 5 days for their eagerly anticipated debut single ‘It’s Not Over’ feat. Mitch Thompson. It seems that the best two versions out now are a club mix and a more artistic dubstep remix, the Tony Romera Remix.

Out on Beatport!

ALBUMS, DUBSTEP || SYNCHRONICE – COUNTDOWN EP

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I think I can speak for many by admitting I have been eagerly awaiting Synchronice‘s forthcoming EP. Especially after reading tweets from a slew of dubstep pioneers who got a first listen. For example, Datsik saying the EP is “Fire!” then recently Candyland tweeting: “Was starting to get disappointed in dubstep then the bass gods gave me the new @Synchronice EP.” If that doesn’t build the excitement, then you should probably consult a doctor.

We are launched into the Countdown EP by the title track; with its bright piano riffs, swelling synths and crisp drums, it builds to a great height before crashing down in a tangle of juddering bass licks and diving synths. This flows through to track two, “The Sentence,” which keeps things dark. Led by the ominous vocal proclaiming “The sentence is death,” booming drums and cascades of ascending midrange drive the track forward.

In tune with the cinematic textures that have preceded it, track three, “This & That,” encapsulates this mood while once again delivering something different. Here the sharp synth work and mangled bass are channeled into a glitch, funk-driven bounce. The Countdown EP is then completed by a remix of “Machete,” taken from label head DATSIK’s Cold Blooded EP. Staying true to the vibe of the original, Synchronice inject it with some of their trademark bounce.

Buy the EP on iTunes || Beatport

DUBSTEP || ELECTRIC VALENTINE – ALBATROSS

Get ready for a hard dose of melodic dub! LA-based EDM pop group, Electric Valentine brings us their new single ‘Albatross.’ This track should intrigue dubstep lovers as well as everyday EDM listeners with its mix of lofty vocals over a dubstep beat. Also, be sure to look out for Electric Valentine’s third upcoming studio album Circuitry, set for release on July 16.