DUBSTEP || COLLIN McLOUGHLIN – TEARS OF TEMPO EP

Colllin McLoughlin Ghosts

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.

DUBSTEP || PROTOHYPE – HEAR NO EVIL EP

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Today, Protohype makes his return to Firepower Records with the second installment of the SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL trilogy. Having launched the series with SEE NO EVIL back in March, next up is HEAR NO EVIL, which continues Protohype’s exploration of the different facets of his productions as he constructs bass music in its multifarious forms. Blending dubstep, hip hop, drum & bass and more across the EP, he brings these diverse sounds together, utilizing the contrasting tones to bring out his own unique sound across four melodic new tracks.

Protohype draws the curtain with “Fly,” featuring the voice of Alina Renae. Layering superstring synths, electric chords and powerful vocals over crashing beats and heavy bass, it sets the backdrop for the EP in grand style. Up next, “Jelly Roll” amps up the gritty bass and dub beats over infectiously smooth melodies, bringing a more fluid and jacking feel to the EP. Further demonstrating the cross section of sounds on the EP, the expansive, euphoric tone of the intro to penultimate track “Bright Side” featuring Ras give way to a spiraling, chasmic drop.  Adrenaline running high, the emergence of the final track “Shatter” turns things on their head once again. Layering classical orchestration over clipped beats, Protohype fuses the traditional components with razor sharp synths and speaker-busting bass to create another unique production, dissipating into a tail of reverb that leaves the door open for the final part of the trilogy.

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MIXES || XILENT – AUDIOPORN PODCAST 005

Tracklist:
Ellie Goulding – Figure 8 (Xilent Remix)
501 – Feel For You
KOAN Sound – The Edge
High Maintenance – I Want It
AU5 & I.Y.F.F.E – Flower Of Life
Xilent – Boss Wave
Xilent – Boss Wave (James Marvel Remix)
Landscapers – Chords From Woods
Mediks – Terminal (feat. Texas)
Calyx & Teebee – We Fall Away
Modestep – Saved The World (xKore Remix)
Insideinfo & Mefjus – Mythos
ShockOne – Chaos Theory
BAR9 – What You Gonna Do
Skope – Crooked
Dirtyphonics – The Mechanism
Xilent – Do Your Thing
Xilent – Boss Wave (Dodge & Fuski Remix)
Xilent – Pixel Journey
Astronaut – Pinball
She – Be Alright
Xilent – This Life