Archives for category: OWSLA

The M Machine released their new EP, Metropolis Pt. I today, after it’s premier on Rolling Stone. After 23k Facebook “Likes” and summer gigs at EDC and Electric Zoo, little was still known about the three man DJ group. Now, after months of silence the San Francisco trio has unveiled the mystery behind their sound. The first half of their debut album contains six tracks oozing with original sound. Bridging genres, the M Machine incorporates Electronica, Electro House and even Indie influenced dance elements that together create complex atmospheres, beautiful melodies and amazing synth riffs. Not only has their sound created a huge buzz in electronic music, but it just happened to catch Skrillex’s attention. Metropolis Pt. I was released on OWSLA Records. 

“The beautiful part of electronic music right now is that it’s literally infinite,” Coenen explains. “We write songs just like any other indie band or rock band would, but every instrument is powerful and big because it’s all electronic. You have the best of both worlds – the heaviness of dance music, but you then have the soul of vocal driven music.”

Andy Coenen

Since the begining The M Machines intentions have all been visual. They  wanted to write an album  conceptual and immense with imagery. Metropolis is a concept album. Each song is a different chapter in the story of dystopian city. With this release, The M Machine looks to perfect the union between Man and Machine.

“Sonically, the driving bass of  ‘Immigrants’ and dubstep dancefloor killer ‘Shadow In The Rose Garden’ aggressively assert the raw power of electronic music, while ‘A King Alone’ and ‘Faces’ showcase the band’s human touch: vocal-driven synth-pop at its finest. Replete with massive string arrangements, ‘Deep Search’ and ‘Black’ further demonstrate the trio’s production prowess, yet reveal a refreshing emphasis on musicality, further highlighting the cinematic feeling that has become one of the band’s trademarks”.

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Rewind to May 2011 when Skrillex released Free Treats Volume 1. A measly 3 track compilation featuring 12th Planet, Flinch, and Zedd. Fast forward to 2012 and witness the flag-bearer for a new industry model in electronic music.  OWSLA, helmed by the 3-time Grammy winner Skrillex has changed the game. Yesterday was the release of a FREE, and totally exclusive collection of 19 new songs by artists both new and familiar. Free Treats Volume 2 offers new tracks from Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Koan Sound, The M Machine, 12th Planet, Alvin Risk and more.

“OWSLA Presents Free Treats Vol. 2 stands as a declaration of the OWSLA ethos: to excite listeners by delivering new, fantastic tracks from a team who is genuinely invested in the culture of quality music.” 

-OWSLA

The only thing Skrillex loves more then his fans is producing music. That’s a win-win. Bass is best when it’s free!

For a complete free download of the 19 track collection visit Beatport.

OWSLA PRESENTS FREE TREATS VOL. 2 TRACK LISTING

2. The Juggernaut- Chess Fight
5. Sazon Booya feat. Anna Yvette – Secret Heart
6. Nick Thayer – Wake Up Call
7. Plastician – Alone Time
9. J. Rabbit – A Shot Of Bruschotti
10. Flinch feat. Jamtech Foundation – Bad Boy
11. Alvin Risk – Cities

14. The M Machine – No Fun Intended
15. Ghastly! ft Arielle Williams – Funky Flex
16. culineR – Glowing Owl
19. Two Fresh – Leaving Here

A couple of Skrillex’s friends got together to take you away at lightspeed. Hear the freshness from Kill The Noise and Datsik, released today on OWSLA. The talent combo in this track is absolutely perfect.

Dillon Francis is at the start of making another huge run in 2012. His long awaited Ep Something, Something Awesome dropped today on OWSLA and the only negative is how short it is. Last year, Dillon managed to tour the U.S. and the U.K. solely on the release of his Masta Blasta Ep. Be honest until Dillon Francis dropped a grip of free tracks last year, you had probably never heard of Moombahton. Francis went from a $10 show to a pre-Grammy party with; Skrillex, A-Trak, and Diplo in just over a year. Another massive tour will follow this release and probably with some good company.

Dillon Francis still hits you like a rock. Time for the get down!

Download: Falling Up (Original Mix) – Dillon Francis

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Download: Now Hear This (Original Mix) – Dillon Francis

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Download: Dill The Noise (Original Mix) – Dillon Francis & Kill The Noise *(H.A. Favorite)*

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2011 was only the beginning for Zedd. ‘Slam The Door’, is his first release of 2012 on OWSLA Records. Its a tweaky, hard hitting electro and everything else you expect from the German producer.

Download: Slam The Door (Original Mix) – Zedd 
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Before the recent hype for Skrillex’s remix of ‘Levels’ their was Hardwell’s rendition. Previously premiered on his Sirius XM Radio show, Hardwell’s version blows every other producer/DJ mix out of the stadium. Hardwell consistently releases high quality tracks with a fresh sound that won’t be getting old anytime soon. The added deep rolling bass combined with Hardwell’s epic chords make this remix a big room Anthem!

Download: Levels (Hardwell Bootleg) – Avicii

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The blogosphere has been buzzing ever since low quality videos were uploaded ,of Skrillex dropping samples of his new ‘Levels’ remix. Is this remix good? Yea, I like it. Is it his best work? Not even close. With such a popular track in the hands of the Skrill monster I was hoping for something as epic as ‘Cinema’. Ok, so my expectations were blown. However all that is trivial at this point, because its still Skrillex. It will still have you raging tits, and its still an Anthem. I’m just glad you have the Hardwell bootleg to compare!
Download: Levels (Skrillex Remix) – Avicii
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If your a Skream fan, then you have been awaiting the release of Slream’s EP Anticipate for what seems like ever. Collaborations between Skream and Sam Frank in the past are notorious for calm, smooth dubstep. Its obvious Skream takes his time and puts a lot of work into every release. Out today on OWSLA recordings the anticipation is over!
Download: Anticipate (feat. Sam Frank) (Original Mix) – Skream
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Nice Drum & Bass mix from my boy Netsky
Download: Anticipate (feat. Sam Frank) (Netsky Remix) – Skream
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Little heavier, just a little.
Download: Anticipate (feat. Sam Frank) (Cassius Remix) – Skream
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