The WAV Awards: Favorite Releases of 2022

Across all genres of electronic and dance music, fans were graced by an outpouring of new singles, EPs, and albums during 2022. From the minimal tech house mastery to wonky beats, hyperpop, and everything in between, we found ourselves going back to many of the instant hit releases this year, but there were a few […]

Smoakland at WAKAAN Music Festival 2022

Welcome to Smoakland: Duo Talks Rise Amidst ‘Smoak Sesh’ Tour

The Oakland-proud duo known as Smoakland has exploded to the forefront of North America’s electronic music scene in 2022 — fueled by multiple national tours and festival appearances across the U.S. In 2020, Smoakland graced the sole cover of MP3DU, our former sister outlet, as their fiery passion and honesty radiated through digital stream-land and […]

Deadbeats Releases Stacked Label Compilation, We Are Deadbeats Vol. 5

In today’s electronic bass scene, there are numerous different collectives, labels, and groups that are all striving to make their mark in the music world. For those who know Deadbeats, the renowned record label headed by Zeds Dead, know that they release nothing short of bangers from established and up-and-coming artists for us all to […]

Lightning in a Bottle

6 Acts You Can’t Miss at Lightning in a Bottle 2022

Since 2006, the iconic Do LaB helped the west coast festival movement proliferate behind enigmatic curation and capturing festival goers imagination each time out with unparalleled production. Do LaB’s key note event, Lightning in a Bottle, remains a prized destination for fans and artists around the world to showcase their unique crafts within creative stage […]

The Sights and Sounds of Dubaween 2021

Sacred Hive Productions’ fifth annual Dubaween wins the award for Nashville’s dopest Halloween party. For two days, fans got to enjoy fabulously spooky decorations, bumping bass music, and top acts in the genre. Artists such as Yheti, Shlump, and Smoakland wowed fans at Further Farms on the spookiest night of the year. Despite the rain, […]

Wild, Weird & Wonderful: How Sound Haven 2021 Electrified the Underground

All the best things in life are worth waiting for. In the case of Sound Haven Festival, the best thing was the ability to finally (and safely!) gather with friends to vibe out to mind-melting bass music. Sound Haven Festival 2021 absolutely slapped. The sold-out event brought 3,000 people to the Tennessee hills for four […]

Sound Haven Strikes Again, Shines Light on Underground

The experimental experience that is Sound Haven returns for its grandest, third installment this July. Since its inception, the festival has moved from its location just outside of Nashville, Tennessee to it the spiritual oasis of Jaceland in Grueti-Laager, TN. Sound Haven attendees and veterans have anxiously awaited its return since August of 2019. What […]

The Untz Turns Up the Volume on Underground Artists, Culture [Fest Feature]

Bass music has always glorified the ‘underground’ because that’s what powers the machine. The next-up artists and biggest, most innovative sound help push forward the genre, add notoriety and more widespread acclaim for a growing genre. The Untz Festival, hosted in Brows Valley, California, is one of the foremost festivals when it comes to living […]

Opalyte Opens Up About Career, Creativity & Colorado [Interview]

Colorado is home to an immense variety of musical talent. From psychedelic funk to experimental bass, CO’s Front Range has it all, especially when it comes to EDM. While New York and L.A. have long been the traditional music hubs in the United States, Denver has become one of the top cities in the country […]

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Oakland Duo Smoakland Talks Love for Bud, Dirty Bass, & Taking it the Next Level [Interview]

As of late, Oakland-grown duo Smoakland has appeared to be destined for the limelight. After four sold-out shows in Denver and back-to-back sets at the Lunar Landing Drive-In shows in AL last Fall, the duo spoke with MP3DU about their recent success, origins and motivations.