Posted by Scott Willats
Today is the day we dubheadz have been waiting for all week. Sam and Biz continue their tour as they make a quick homecoming at The Mod Club. Tonight it’s all about the bass!
In case you’ve been situated in a wormhole for the past couple of years, I’ll explain who Sam and Biz are. They’re a pair of DJs — a.k.a. The Killabits — who (along with their cronies Zeds Dead) are changing the face of dubstep. They have taken this genre and created a culture. Along with the folks at Embrace Presents, they started what has become a ritual on Wednesday nights in the streets of Toronto: Bassmentality. Borgore, Skrillex, Doctor P etc. have all blessed the stage at Wrongbar because of the reputation these guys have.
When you get a chance to talk to them, it becomes easy to see where they get it. Besides being among the most innovative artists Toronto has produced in recent times, they are incredigbly open to all genres of music. When I talked to Sam and Biz at WEMF, I referred to them as a dubstep group and was pulled up short right away: “We’re not pigeonholed to that role, we play good music.” How could I argue with Biz? Just 15 minutes earlier, these guys were playing an almost jungle-sounding track with a heavy bass influence, so nasty the clouds themselves took issue and decided to shut down the festival for half an hour with a torrential downpour. Sick.
Whatever you call them, make sure you add “hard-working,” because these guys have put in their time and effort, and now they’re enjoying the well-deserved fruits of their labour. I’m not going to waste time talking about the songs I’m posting because the sh*t is hot — ’nuff said! Do yourself a favour though: CATCH THESE DUDES LIVE (!!!!) and see what music is all about. They weren’t the last set at the timeless Social Club in Toronto by accident. For those of you who can’t make it to their shows, no stress: bpm:tv has got you covered. Our Live Sessions Canada crew will be on hand at The Mod Club tonight. And if you can make it … well, be sure to load up on the Gatorade and vodka, cuz it’s gonna be a long night. See you there!
Also, help out your Canadian artists out and buy these on Beatport!
The Killabits – Just A Fool
Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix) (The Killabits Moombahcore Edit)
Freedom Or Death – This Crowded Room (The Killabits Remix)
… and if that last one wasn’t enough: say goodbye to your speakers. On repeat all day!!!
If I were to ever try to make a song, it would be for just one reason: the off-chance they might remix it … xx