Considering that this track's release was back in September and leaders in dubstep had their hands on it for some time before that, we may be a little late in honoring this tune. Still, this is a track that’s become a part of a revolution in the bass scene that is well worthy of reaching back to highlight. Still collecting spins while most of its peers fall into dusty bins, Dismantle’s debut with "Computation" has become one of the highlights of N-Type’s Wheel & Deal label. Its use of new sounds and elements in bass production has exposed many of the dubstep allegiance to a new world of crowd-pleasing alternatives to garden-variety wobble.
Trance fans are in for a treat. The only trance producer to make it into our top ten in 2011, Gareth Emery, has posted his Boxing Day set in its five-hour entirety on his official YouTube page. Yes, you read that correctly, five hours of hands-in-the-air, synth-tastic Garuda glory for your listening pleasure. (Who knew it was even possible to post five-hour videos?) Check out the set above and see what's new from Gareth, one of the great rising stars of trance, here.
Having recently represented Beatport over in Japan, Berlin-based techno producer Objekt has been making waves in the underground electronic community. From his BBC mix to his SBTRKT remix, Objekt is definitely an artist to watch in 2012. His forthcoming EP on Hessle Audio typifies his dark, brooding fusion of techno and bass music; check back this Monday, February 6, when the record comes out. As for the video above, we have no idea what it's supposed to mean.
Ready to play with music? Beatport has a brand-new selection of pre-cut music packs now available for Mashbox, the app that lets you mash-up your favorite dance music and pop songs on your iPad. This week, we bring you a selection of house and tech house from some of the underground's finest, with a little techno for good measure: Double 99's "Ripgroove" (Skint), Robert Dietz' "Pandemic" (Cadenza), Noir's "Found Out" feat. Richard Davies (Noir Music), Martin Eyerer's "Bells A Go" (Kling Klong), and Pan-Pot's "Captain My Captain" (Mobilee). To download the tracks to Mashbox, just open up the app in your iPad and go to the Marketplace, where you'll find all the content available for the app. (If you don't yet have Mashbox, get it at the iTunes app store here.) Our growing catalog of exclusive, pre-cut music packs includes hits from Fatboy Slim, Josh Wink, Danny Tenaglia, Guy Gerber, Tiësto vs. Diplo feat. Busta Rhymes, Funkagenda & Big Ed, and much more. Read on to check out audio samples of the tracks.