I had been hearing for weeks about the Never Say Die showcase that was slated to take over Girls and Boys at Webster Hall last Friday night. The lineup included a multitude of hard-hitting dubstep artists including Laxx, Must Die!, Skism, and Eptic. Most of my basshead friends were left collecting their jaws off the floor when they'd originally heard of the event.
Black Tiger Sex Machine is a three piece electronic group from Montreal, Quebec, made up of Marc Chagnon, Julien Maranda, and Patrick Barry. They specialize in what they have come to claim as "Future Thriller," a genre that spans multiple styles of dance music but remains heavily rooted in dubstep and drum and bass.
It has been a whirlwind year for Royal Blood. The Brighton, England, band formed last year and since the duo came together, everything has clicked for them. Before they even released their first single in 2013, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders wore the band's shirt on stage during his band's headlining slot at Glastonbury.