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DUB Nation & New Skrillex

Don’t skip over this post cuz its got the word DUB in it. I haven’t ever been an avid fan of the Dubstep – more of a hater actually. But a few of these jams have really started to sway my previously close-minded view. Everyone knows the DJs that dabble with it, like Bassnectar and Skrillex, but I’ve never given the straight Dub DJs a chance. Flux Pavillion and Zeds Dead (pictured above, respectfully) are crushing it with HEAVY bass-in-your-face remixes like the ones below. I didn’t think it was possible, but I really dig it. Maybe you will too. Seriously, check em out..

#1) Gold Dust (Flux Pavillion Remix) – DJ Fresh

#2) I Cant Stop – Flux Pavillion

Gold Dust is pretty well known but both are essential. I’ve been looping em non stop.

#3) Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix) – Blue Foundation

CRACK. Zeds Dead on a Mega.

#4) Magical World (feat. Nelly Furtado) – Bassnectar

So chill. Dare I say better than his remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” – maybe a stretch.

#5) Hold On (feat. Amber Coffman) (Sub Focus Remix) – Rusko

**The essence of a dope Dub Step track. I’m sure you’ve heard this dropped live. MUST download if you don’t have.**

#6) Just Be Good to Green (feat. Lilly Allen) (Joker Remix) – Professor Green

Funky Dub.

#7) Reptile – Skrillex

Skrillex at it again. Man’s on a run.

I’ll try to lay off the Dubstep for a while for all you house lovers, but give it a chance!



Rusko Popped as well.

So I’ll be honest, my knowledge of Dubstep is about as good as my knowledge of Physics (Thanks Ms. Steer), but I went to Rusko’s impromptu set at The Green Dolphin last night and shit popped. My qualms with dubstep have always been the lack of danceability, and the unsavory crowd that these events bring, but homie had such an amazing stage presence, he opened himself up for photo-ops, etc. Cool peeps. I’m officially on #TeamRusko

1) Woo Boost (Original Mix)-Rusko


I need to get the fuck out of Chicago. I’ve been going so fucking hard this weekend. It’s time to get back to Madison right in time for the midnight release of Madden. I wasn’t too familiar with Rusko before last night, but Dillon tells me that this is his big hit, so peep.