7 Sep 2011

    Feed The Animals Pt. I (Electric Zoo Review)

    Well it’s over. Our bodies are in shambles. We have the hearing of 80-year-olds. And our brains are more or less mush. But we did it. 3 days of Electric Zoo madness. There is so much to tell so I guess I dive right in…

    Day 1:

    My friends and I arrived to the first day of Zoo via the 103rd St. footbridge from Manhattan around 3pm. First thing I noticed was the layout. It was ideal. Each stage had its own setting, with hardly no sound leakage between them. The Main Stage was naturally enormous and could be heard far out into the large grassy expanse of Randall’s Island Park. Next was the Red Bull Riverside tent, which along with the Sunday School Grove tent, provided Zoo-goers with a much more intimate and confined venue to see their favorite artists up close. Last was the largest tent, the Hilltop Arena, aptly named for its ability to project sound clearly onto the shaded hilltop that lay on the other side of the festival field (pictured below).

     

    Apart from the well-organized stage layout, Electric Zoo also made sure to have every other raver amenities conveniently located. Bathrooms were plentiful, food stands were diverse and not too expensive (for a concert), and most importantly, water was readily available at free fountains as well as general drink stands around the park (you could even cash in 10 empty bottles that you picked off the ground for a free water, #smart). I’ve been to plenty of other festivals and I have never seen one run as intelligently as Electric Zoo, so ‘hats off’. 

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    26 Aug 2011

    Brand new tune from Feed Me. Cott’s Face is part of an entire album to accompany Deadmau5’ new Meowingtons Hax Tour. This release has Feed Me all over it, but it really can be divided into two different songs. The first half of the track is darker and has an electric glitch quality whereas the second half brings in the rocker side of the little green monster, packed with cool riffs and electrohouse melodies. Both halves are really dope, but do they make a cohesive whole?

    3 Jun 2011

    I posted about Feed Me’s ‘To The Stars’ EP a couple weeks ago and today it has finally been released. No download for this one, but if you want to listen to each track you can go here or head over to Beatport where it is available for purchasing. Really solid EP, all four tracks bring something new and unique to the table. Def worth the buy.

    I posted about Feed Me’s ‘To The Stars’ EP a couple weeks ago and today it has finally been released. No download for this one, but if you want to listen to each track you can go here or head over to Beatport where it is available for purchasing. Really solid EP, all four tracks bring something new and unique to the table. Def worth the buy.

    13 May 2011

    Here’s something that I hope will start your Friday off right. Feed Me has released a new single under his already well-established dnb moniker, Spor. For this remix he brings in Kito and her vocalist Reija Lee. The original has the strong, crunchy gesticulations of Feed Me, but with the underlying energy of Spor’s production. Those elements combined with the siren-like longings of Reija Lee and Kito’s funked-out Aussie dubstep make for a truly dynamic track. Get that dl you crave below.

    Spor - Pacifica (Kito + Reija Lee RMX)

    27 Apr 2011

    I’ve been repping Feed Me a lot because I think everything the dnb icon turned electro-house monster is so incredibly unique, it deserves notice. I saw Feed Me twice at UMF. The first time he assaulted the crowd in the Korea tent with probably the loudest, most chest-pounding set I heard during the entire festival (perhaps having to do with my positioning in the tent directly next to the front speakers). The second was a surprise set that he did in between sets before Deadmau5. Although he wasn’t able to use the main stages primary audio channels, he still delivered with an onslaught of original songs. I didn’t recognize any from the Feed Me’s Big Adventure EP, so I presumed they were unreleased and began patiently waiting to hear them again. Yesterday Feed Me posted a preview of his new EP, Feed Me to the Stars, on his SoundCloud profile.

    Like Big Adventure this 4-track EP contains a blend of electrohouse and dubstep, all infused with Feed Me’s bass-gnawing sound. The first track To The Stars is perhaps the best of the four. By far the most unique, the song’s colorful sound and guitar-shredding riffs make it destined for popularity. The second track Strange Behavior seems to be Feed Me’s take on Deadmau5’ Raise Your Weapon, offering a strong female vocal that swims in a pool of inegmatic dubstep potential energy until the floodgates are open and well… we all know what happens next. Pink Lady, the third track brings the most genre fusion of the EP with what can best be described as a dirty dutch house riff set atop an electro-dub beat. Chain Smoker brings up the rear on Feed Me to the Stars. I was actually least impressed with this song, finding it somewhat devoid of depth and sound, but I’ll save final opinions until the full EP drops soon. Keep a look out.

    1 Mar 2011

    Today’s track is the newest single off Robyn’s completed album Body Talk, which was released in two different parts and a final 3rd EP installment. ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ is just one of the many synthpop singles from the Swedish recording artist. Like Elly Jackson of La Roux, Robyn has defied gender/genre stereotyping that often occurs in pop music, producing tracks that have something for everyone, whether it be lyrics lamenting adolescent ailments, euro-house hooks, all-out electro drops, or a swag-infused verse by Snoop Dogg. Robyn’s music is comprised of so many different musical elements that you will be hard-pressed not finding something you don’t want to rock out to.

    http://www14.zippyshare.com/v/51420125/file.html

    Also keep a look out for the Feed Me Remix

    3 Feb 2011

    My brain just about exploded when I saw Feed Me on the Ultra line-up. ImmediatelyI went out seeking anything and everything I hadn’t yet heard from the artist. Along the way I found this amazing remix of the Gorillaz song ‘Melancholy Hill’. I was shocked by the difference in this track’s tone compared to Feed Me’s other melodic yet soul-crushing bangers. This song really keeps the Gorillaz vibe pure and doesn’t stray into unnecessary sound. Just relax and be happy with this one.

    http://www.4shared.com/audio/x7wUqQRF/Gorillaz_-_On_Melancholy_Hill_.html

    21 Jan 2011

    This is my first single track release! I’m super excited to see what you all think. Look At Me Blood is a mashup I created using Feed Me’s track ‘Red Blood’ and Chris Brown’s single ‘Look At Me Know’ featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.  Any comments and critiques are welcome. I can only grow as an artist if I look beyond myself. I hope you enjoy. Thrash and juke to the hopstep!!!



Look At Me Blood by BASSCAMP

    This is my first single track release! I’m super excited to see what you all think. Look At Me Blood is a mashup I created using Feed Me’s track ‘Red Blood’ and Chris Brown’s single ‘Look At Me Know’ featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.  Any comments and critiques are welcome. I can only grow as an artist if I look beyond myself. I hope you enjoy. Thrash and juke to the hopstep!!!

    Look At Me Blood by BASSCAMP

    9 Jan 2011

    Get 2 Know A DJ - Feed Me

       

                                  

    Feed Me is an artist who completely caught me by surprise. A couple months ago, I picked up Feed Me’s remix of ‘Knights of Cydonia’ by Muse. I was impressed by the mix and eager to find more music by him, but could not locate anything else. As it turns out, Feed Me is the new electro house side project of Spor, a revered name in the DnB industry. 

    Feed Me’s Big Adventure, released under the Mau5trap label, is by far one of the most innovtive dubstep EPs that I’ve heard. Many will be quick to compare Feed Me to Skrillex, noting the groaning leviathan bass drops. However there is something about the tones and musical elements that are particularly refreshing. I feel that certain arenas of electronic music are starting to sound very redundant and Feed Me has tapped into a new source of colorful and imaginative sound. It sounds like nothing else you’ve head. I’ve never had much more of a reaction to dubstep than the immediate desire to throw on my thizz-face and begin thrashing, but this album offers depth to the dub, which dense roots in progressive house, glitch, and electronica.

    There’s not much more to say. Feed Me has kept a low-profile, but due to the success of his EP, I would venture to say that this will not last long. Feed Me is gearing up to open for Deadmau5 in 2011, so prepare for a ‘Big Adventure’.