Since I first heard Boston-based producer iMAGiN8’s trap record ‘Turn Up’ which was featured on TrapMusic.net, I immediately knew I had to work with this guy. A couple weeks after contacting him, we managed to fuse both of our styles together and create a huge Drum & Bass track called ‘The Shark’. Today, we are releasing it as a FREE DOWNLOAD!
Dakota is a young (20) DJ/producer/artist from Chicago that has been making alot of noise (pardon the pun) in the scene lately due to his bass-heavy dubstep, and trap productions. We hired Dakota to bring the bass to one of our parties in early June and thought I’d take the time to sit down and get to know him a little better. Here is how that panned out …
Nick Isasi via iBrostep.com:
Festival season is getting closer and closer every day, and I know I’m not the only one excited about it. As part of our pre-coverage, I wanted a quick way to showcase some artists on the lineup, but at the same time bring attention to at least a few DJs on the local lineup that not everyone may be familiar with. And starting off our first edition of iBrostep exclusive festival mixes and interviews is none other then long time friend of the site, Dakota.
You may recognize Dakota’s name from the remix competition we hosted with him earlier in the year, and frankly I wanted another opportunity to work with this young aspriring producer and DJ. So before you check out and download his mix he made for us, check out this short interview and learn more about Spring Awakening 2013 artist, Dakota.
Well, It’s been a month, and we are finally ready to announce our winners.
First of all, on behalf of iBrostep and fans alike, thank you all for making this such a hard decision. When I decided to team up with iBrostep and have them host this competition, we did not expect the feedback we did. We received 31 total submissions, and narrowing it down to the best 15 was nearly impossible. I was losing sleep narrowing it down to the best 3. We recruited the help of some great blogs like Young Girl Party and The Dankles to help us narrow down the choices. We based our judging off of, originality, creativity and use of stems.
Please believe me when I say, this was not an easy choice. We didn’t want to make this contest one of the many “Get the most facebook likes, and you win our prizes contest.” We really took a lot of time listening to them all, slowly knocking some off the list. If you didn’t win, please do not let that discourage you. keep making music, keep sending it to us. As much as we love to host big names on this website, we love being able to post music that our readers create.
Without further ado, here our are winners
In 3rd place, Llulagan
Valorous is our runner-up
And our grand prize winner is Wali Finkbeiner, all the way from Argentina
Thank you all so much for making this competition a success for iBrostep and I. iBrostep hopes to be apart of more remix competitions, as I do also. Thank you all for showing me what you guys can do. Keep creating music, keep sending us music. We love you.
Winners will be notified via E-mail.
We love you
-iBrostep and Dakota
On Valentines day, Kat Von D sent her lover Deadmau5 a cover of his song “Ghosts N’ Stuff” as a gift. Her soft vocals and triumphant background synths inspired me to create a remix!
This 140 bpm track changes up the original song and creates a deep, emotional heartache with hard hitting drums and screaming basslines to feed your filthy needs.
The first wave of the much anticipated Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 lineup has been announced today, bringing you two epic headliners - Bassnectar and Calvin Harris. As you move down the list, your eyes will catch a glimpse of some other stellar artists such as Figure, Krewella, Zeds Dead, and…wait…who else you ask? DAKOTA!
That’s Right, Dakota will be playing at SAMF 2013 in Chicago at Soldier Field. More event details coming soon! Stay Tuned!
“This 20 year old artist is quickly on the rise, you can hear his ferocious bass all around Chicago and coming to a city near you.” - Joel Tornquist
Last week I was interviewed by one of Chicagos hottest EDM blogs, WompWorthy.com! I’m so grateful for their overwhelming support they’ve given me thus far, they’ve got a truly unique group of people working over there.
When and why did you begin producing?
D - I started producing when I was 14, it was around that time when you just try different things out of curiosity. I was messing around at a music store by my house and made my first beat there on a demo Motif keyboard. I caught on really quick and it was history from then on.
Check out the full interview here