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Sub Antix – 80 Weight EP // Out 18th Dec on Firepower Records

Sub Antix – 80 Weight EP // Out 18th Dec on Firepower Records
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Sub Antix
’80 Weight’ EP
(Firepower Records)
Release Date: 18th December 2012

Sub Antix – 80 Weight EP
(Firepower Records)

1. Sub Antix – 80 Weight VIP
2. Sub Antix & Phantasma – Radical

Release date: 18th December 2012

Next to come from Datsik’s Firepower arsenal is SUB ANTIX, a rising talent whose productions have led him to the forefront of Canada’s ever growing electronic music community and beyond. With a musical background that ranges from classical piano to playing in a metal band, his diverse musical history filters through into his unique sound and has already caught the attention of Datsik, Downlink, Funtcase, Requake and plenty more. On the two track ’80 Weight’ EP set for release December 18, Sub Antix channels the raw energy and cavalier approach of Trap, putting his own powerful spin on the explosive sound. The ’80 Weight’ track immediately caused a huge reaction earlier this year when Sub Antix’s released it for free download on his SoundCloud and to kick off the proceedings on the EP he has laid down a special VIP version. The VIP’s full frontal sound is an amalgamation of crisp snares, descending synths and booming 808 bass that ramps the pressure up even further. Injecting a fresh electronic angle to the pure hip hop foundation, it results in a pure dance floor slayer. Up next, he joins forces with his Canadian companion Phantasma on ‘Radical’, cranking things up with a double time intro that delivers the unexpected. As it drops, ‘Radical’ dives into a low-slung beat backed by deep subs and winding synth lines. Sub Antix always manages to find a way to combine his influences and cleverly create something fresh and stimulating. With a stream of new producers coming through, it’s clear when you’ve struck upon the real deal.

For DATSIK, FIREPOWER stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona. “I come from the dark, hip hop-influenced side of dubstep, and I’m trying to create a haven for that style,” he explains. “There are all of these incredible young producers on the rise. I want to elevate them and promote them. If I’m playing a track in my set, I’m likely to sign it and release it. Those are my guidelines, and FIREPOWER‘s dance floor ammunition is my contribution to the EDM world.” DATSIK‘s specialty is wrecking the dance floor. Barely out of high school, the Canadian artist and producer inked a deal with Excision’s Rottun Recordings. He released a series of successful singles and EPs and rose to prominence as a leader of the underground dubstep scene in North America. After collaborating with the legendary Korn on The Path of Totality, he toured the U.S. with the group. Then, 2012 saw him release his proper full-length debut, Vitamin D, via Dim Mak Records and featuring the epic single ‘Evilution’ [Featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn & Infected Mushroom]. However, founding a label has always been part of his plan. FIREPOWER began formally contributing to that landscape with the release of AFK & Hizzleguy‘s 10-song EP, ‘Full Clip’. Unveiled in February 2012 on iTunes and Beatport, the collection solidified FIREPOWER as an explosive force to be reckoned with. Shortly after, the second signing Getter dropped the razor sharp ‘Psycho’ EP. Other acts that make up the roster include Barron, Rekoil, TERRAVITA, THE FRIM and DATSIK himself. With tours planned under the label banner and more music on the horizon, they’re well on their way to domination. Either duck and cover or storm the gates with them.

Preview ’80 Weight VIP’:

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