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In a nod to his newly acquired Prophet One synth, the Zane Lowe-premiered ‘Prophecies’ takes the lead of the second part of Metric’s ‘Ammunition’ EP series. Driving screeching synths alongside an expertly tailored bass line, ‘Prophecies’ is a testament not only to this leader of the British new school, but the promising UK scene to which Metric reigns a key player. Accompanied by a funky collaborative track alongside Oliver called ‘Motion Study’ and a slew of remixes of previously released ‘Rave Weapon’, this EP makes for an impressive debut on Skrillex’s Owsla Records and a worthy follow-up release to the successful first ‘Ammunition’ EP.

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Update: A full Soundcloud stream is now available.

In a nod to his newly acquired Prophet One synth, Metric previews the first single off of the upcoming part two of his ‘Ammunition’ EP series, as premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1. Driving screeching synths alongside an expertly tailored bass line, ‘Prophecies’ is a testament not only to this leader of the British new school, but the promising UK scene to which Metric reigns a key player.

Out December 3rd alongside ‘Motion Study’ with Oliver and a slew of ‘Rave Weapon’ remixes.

In spite of the familiar low-end phenomenon currently dominating the global Dance explosion, London’s Plus One & Beni G have taken the concept of British bass music to unchartered heights. Joining Skrillex’s OSWLA imprint at the final fold of summer, the Careless EP shoves the duo back into the spotlight with eclectic force for 2012.

Extending the warped lead work and gritty beats that have become firm hallmarks of their Electronic overhaul, collaborative spots from Diplo and Dillon Francis bring a wide sense of artistic progression and all-embracing genre defiance to the EP, while a further vocal appearance from Example marks a smooth yet unpretentious turn of experimental value to this eccentric journey into unconventional club music. Wobbles and beeps at the ready, Jack Beats strike back with an EP that defies the tedium of Electro House to show that amid the European explosion, there are still artists out to make milestones amid Dance music’s popular movements.

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You don’t need us to remind you that Sweden is looking pretty paramount as far as its contributions to global Dance music are concerned. Maybe it was something in the water, but even the kids are giving its fair share of bonafide legends a run for their money. One of the grittier contenders, Linus Eklöw, has incessantly fought any predispositions that it was all tame-Euro House with a consistent wave of heavy-handed Electro grooves to suit every walk of the industry.

But the mechanically superior stylings of Stockholm’s Electro orientated master prove on ultimate form for the formatively sharp ‘Devastate’. As precise and melodically scattered as the seminal offerings that made his name, Style Of Eye’s transitions from euphoric lead work to aptly devastating drops marks exactly why there has been so much hype surrounding this contemporary Swedish Electro-stud. It isn’t rocket science, but his latest concentrated dose of aggressively sound club fuel is sure to make a lasting impression on the more timid European exports currently cluttering the Beatport charts and international airwaves alike with the aftermath of a fatal shot to the crotch.

‘Devastate’ is released March 13th via Owsla Records.

Words by Dan Carter

Fresh off the chart-topping release of Slam The Door, Zedd’s forthcoming third installment on Owsla Records had the honour of getting an exclusive play on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection last night. Following his two remixes for Skrillex in late 2010, the now 22 year old Anton Zaslavski is brought back as one of the protégés of the powerhouse that is Skrillex to remix a third record from the head honcho of Owsla – his ground-breaking collaboration with the rock music veterans of The Doors, entitled ‘Breakn A Sweat’, to be precise. Whilst preserving parts of the original’s dubstep oriented appeal, the German gives ‘Breakn A Sweat’ a dash of that heavy-stepping signature sound we saw go viral as a dominant part of his Owsla debut for another milestone in the continued ascent of Zedd.

The Zedd remix ‘Breakn A Sweat’ is released February 7th.

Update: Official sample added

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Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski, continues his pursuit of indisputable acclaim as he makes way for a second installment on Skrillex’s Owsla Records, following the fluctuating and outrightly massive Shave It which ultimately broke him a whole new level and led to the appraisal of Zedd as a top-tier DJ. Recognized for his quite universal style as a producer of diverse and heavy-hitting club tracks, often graced with some software-produced vocals, and his predilection to entitle his tracks with an ”s” in the beginning, Slam The Door is the next chapter in the progression of the Kaiserslautern-born DJ, and his first release of 2012. From a mellow and melodic break to a thunderous and slamming kick with hints of some French house inspired loops and an old school sounding male vocal chanting ”Don’t Slam The Fucking Door”, Slam The Door is one of those tracks you would find hard to make your mind up about yet pump your fists to when experienced on a proper club speaker system.

Zedd – Slam The Door [Owsla Records] – Beatport Link

Update: Official video added

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Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski, continues his pursuit of indisputable acclaim as he makes way for a second installment on Skrillex’s Owsla Records, following the fluctuating and outrightly massive Shave It which ultimately broke him a whole new level and led to the appraisal of Zedd as a top-tier DJ. Recognized for his quite universal style as a producer of diverse and heavy-hitting club tracks, often graced with some software-produced vocals, and his predilection to title his tracks with an “s” in the beginning, Slam The Door is the next chapter in the progression of the Kaiserslautern-born DJ, and his first release of 2012. From a mellow and melodic break to a thunderous and slamming kick with hints of some French house inspired loops and an old school sounding male vocal chanting “Don’t Slam The Fucking Door”, Slam The Door is one of those tracks you would find hard to make your mind up about yet pump your fists to when experienced on a proper club speaker system.

‘Slam The Door’ is out January 3rd 2012.

*Updated: official sample

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As given an exclusive first play by Steve Angello at Escape From Wonderland last weekend, the second release from Skrillex’s newly launched Owsla label gets itself an ultimate electro treatment from the man of the moment – Tommy Trash. Borrowing brilliantly from Shave It’s asper headmark sound, Zedd’s hottest record to date sees an aftershave alteration emerge from the now London based protagonist of stodgy electro house. Having pioneered a huge wave of warped and brutal offerings to go viral in the scene previously dominated by big room synths, many electro-house heads are to thank Trash, if they not already have, for pulling out champions like The EndFuture Folk and a widespread bundle of hit remixes on Carry Me HomeEdge Of The EarthOne Last Ride and Alive.

The original’s occasionally dizzying reminiscence of the soundtracks in computer and TV games was taken seriously in consideration by the Australia-bred Thomas Olsen whom managed to turn it into one of the leading elements in this dynamic cut.

Besides the filthy remix from the Aussie producer, the Aftershave of Zedd’s most recent single release gets surprisingly hard take from Ryan Raddon, professionally known as Kaskade, whose admirable advancement lately includes the release of his seventh artist album, named “Fire & Ice“. Bringing forth a monstrous electro-house progression and kicking baselines, the American boasts a new production side of himself in opposition to his else happy and strictly progressive style. And to round proceedings off is 501 to deliver a vivid dubstep alteration.

Zedd – Shave It (Tommy Trash & Kaskade Remixes) [Owsla Records] – Beatport Link

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As given an exclusive first play by Steve Angello at Escape From Wonderland this past weekend, the second release from Skrillex’s newly launched Owsla label gets itself an ultimate electro treatment from the man of the moment – Tommy Trash. Borrowing brilliantly from Shave It’s asper headmark sound, Zedd’s hottest record to date sees an aftershave alteration emerge from the now London based protagonist of stodgy electro house. Having pioneered a huge wave of warped and brutal offerings to go viral in the scene previously dominated by big room synths, many electro-house heads are to thank Trash, if they not already have, for pulling out champions like The End, Future Folk and a widespread bundle of hit remixes on Carry Me Home, Edge Of The Earth, One Last Ride and Alive.

The original’s occasional reminiscence to the soundtracks in computer and TV games was taken seriously in consideration by the Australia-bred Thomas Olsen whom managed to turn it into one of the leading elements in this first remix out of three to be revealed. It’s due out November 8th along with remixes from Kaskade and 501, have a listen!

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As a representative of the record label of Skrillex, Zedd comes off the release of Dovregubben via Dim Mak earlier this year to present the second ever instalment of the brand-new Owsla label. Being commonly known that most producers run a wide bundle of genres to stagger their most indulgent sounds and innovatively be the usherings of new vogue’s. However, the young and humble producer from the south-west of Germany has managed to enforce his asper and twisted signature sound from the very beginning, which has resulted in a firm and quick dive into electronic dance music aristocracy and the punchier sounds of club music to vitrify the ability to scoop recognition from the grandest of icons, Steve Aoki and Skrillex included. As he unequally marches to Owsla headquarters as a part of the small horde requested to feature their most unprecedented tenderings on the newly launched record imprint, Zedd, with the underestimated remix on Save The World under his belt, boasts the popular dynamics of his hard beats and the affectional breakdown melodies yet again as Shave It is officially released.

Zedd – Shave It [Owsla] – Beatport Link

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