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Top 5: Virtual Riot’s Favourite US Tracks


Top 5: Virtual Riot’s Favourite US Tracks

US Crew this one’s for you!

In acknowledgement of America’s 240th Independence Day, and to celebrate the rich flow of bass music that runs between Europe and the US right now, we called up Virtual Riot for his thoughts on some of the most inspiring American bangers that have informed his own unique approach to production and turbo charged his DJ sets.

Whatever you have planned for this historic day, make sure you do it to this soundtrack.

Biggup America… Happy Independence Day!

Excision & Datsik – Swagga

“Swagga by Excision & Datsik… This was the first Robot-Transformery dubstep tune I’ve heard and was iconic for its time. It might be one of the oldest but one most significant tunes in that style.”

Porter Robinson – Spitfire (Kill The Noise Remix)

“The Kill The Noise remix of Spitfire by Porter Robinson just has everything that makes the Kill The Noise sound; gnarly basses showing off his sick sound design skills and epic chords and melodies. Incredible.”

Skrillex – Scary Monsters / First Of The Year

“The two most known Skrillex tunes must be named when it comes to a list of most influential bass music tunes. Around the time those tunes came out, everyone tried to achieve that sound.”

Herobust – Smother Shit

“Herobust – and Brillz too – are the sound of heavy US trap to me. Herobust is a bit closer to the dubstep side of things with his wonky FM sounds that I really dig.”

The Brig – All Aboard (Barely Alive Remix)

“And last but not least the Barely Alive remix of All Aboard by The Brig was – I think – the first Barely Alive tune I’d heard and it blew me away just like listening to Skrillex for the first time back in 2010. I was heavily influenced by this sound at the time and still love listening to this remix today, it never gets old.”

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