The Rise Of Hydraulix

Say hello to Sydney bass operative Hydraulix.

Frequently spotted writhing in aggy, mucky badlands between dubstep, trap, halftime and hip hop, he seems just as happy knocking you sideways with gritty, rolling, rock-edged mosh-inciting thumpers as he is knocking you out with deep-assed, canyon-plunging system-melters. Don’t take our word for it though, just chow down on his last release Crown Jewels.

Released last month on Never Say Die, it runs the gully gamut from the all-out rage of Pressure (with Mayhem and riot conducting MC MACTurnUp) to the abyssal low-end licks of Flatline and contains some serious wobblers in between. It follows a whole string of releases on the like of Quality Goods, Twonk and Mad Decent and collaborations with the likes of UZ, Rickyxsan, Oski, Eliminate (to name but a few) and is a fiery statement of intent to start the new year. Continue reading

‘Don’t Kill Live Music’ Petition Racks Up 100,000+ Signatures

More than 100,000 people are standing up against the NSW Government’s apparent war on live music. The Don’t Kill Live Music petition on change.org has set a goal of 150,000 signatures, a number within close reach.

The petition starts off suggesting — “Your music is under attack.” This comes as multiple music festivals and events are being downsized or even cancelled. Festivals like Mountain Sounds, which organizers claim was hit with an outrageous fee of $200,000 for police presence just days out from the event.  Continue reading

JOYRYDE Teases The Announcement We’ve All Been Waiting For

JOYRYDE is dropping some news on us tomorrow…

“announcing first record tmrw,” the producer shares in a post below. “I speak with teams & teams of people a day now, but all I can think about is how u all gonna feel them.”

Not only is he signaling the announce of the leading single for this forthcoming debut album, he’s letting us in on his state of mind when he created it. “wrote it recovering surgery on too many opioids. gone in the [brain]”

“im at peace, this song isn’t normal.” Continue reading

Ellie Goulding Working On Environmental Anthem For Sir David Attenborough’s New Netflix Series

Ellie Goulding has collaborated with some of the biggest names in dance music — Calvin Harris, Diplo, and Major Lazer. Now, in an unlikely pairing, she’s working with Sir David Attenborough to bring Our Planet the theme song it deserves.

According to a report, Sir Attenborough has enlisted in Goulding for his project, a new nature documentary series on Netflix titled Our Planet. The singer is revving up an “environmental anthem” called “In This Together.” To add to the high profile production, it’s being recorded at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. Continue reading

Illenium Drops Brand New ID During Atlanta Set & We’re In Love [WATCH]

Brand new Illenium music incoming!

The video below shares an unreleased ID, captured by a loyal Illenial during the DJ/producer’s tour stop at Believe Music Hall in Atlanta, GA over the weekend. With all the hands and phones in the air, it’s obvious the track was well received by the crowd and fans can’t wait to hear more of the new, euphoric song very soon.

Not only does the track sound incredible, the visuals Illenium brought to his set really amplified this moment. Even through our screens at home, we can feel the energy. Continue reading

Jean Marie, Flaremode & Matt Joe Team Up For Opera x Psytrance Single, “Dolci Pensieri” [Smash The House]

Gear up for one of this years hottest tracks coming from a few of the most talented producers around, Jean Marie, Flaremode, and Matt Joe creating the iconic “Dolci Pensieri”. It features a sensational vocal performance over a electrifying arrangement, cementing this single as a true anthem.

“Dolci Pensieri” translates to “sweet thoughts” and the song lives up to the expectation. It’s Italian Opera and Psytrance all in one, and achieved with sheer perfection. If there’s place you can expect to hear this, it’s going to be at Tomorrowland this year. Continue reading