Frequent Flyers Magazine
Armed with this experience, roots in punk/hardcore and an appreciation for Southern rap music, Heroes x Villains start their ascent with warbling, bass heavy, electronic dance music remixes of Waka Flocka Flame’s ‘Oh Let’s Do It’ and Gucci Mane’s ‘Lemonade’. These, a remix of Lil’ Jon and Diplo’s ‘U Don’t Like Me’ and several others make up ‘We Off That,’ their first mixtape which garners critical acclaim.
Less speakers burst into flames these days but Heroes x Villains DJ sets remain as caustic as ever. Stage diving and raucous mosh pits are regular occurrences; champagne spraying in every direction and half naked women moving in ways their parents wouldn’t likely approve of come standard. The raw, occult like energy and track selection is a manifestation of how Disaster and fans of Heroes x Villains choose to live: shameless, unrepentant, maximalist hedonism.
Heroes x Villains barreled into 2012 as diverse and dangerous as ever. Beginning in early January, they introduced the weekly ‘BLXRRD OXT’ series, manipulating records like Young Jeezy’s ode to intoxication ‘WXY 2 GXNE’ and England’s dark pop princess Charlie XCX ‘NUXLEAR SEAXONX’ into soundtracks for a haunting, drug-addled haze.
And in February, showcasing the two year progression of Southern rap music fusing with electronic dance elements, comes rising Atlanta rap group FKi’s mixtape ‘Transformers In The Hood’ produced by Diplo, Heroes x Villains and Atlanta EDM producer Mayhem.
With genre-bending, rule breaking unpredictability as their calling card, it’s pointless to attempt to figure out what Heroes x Villains may do next… best to just sign the waiver and enjoy the ride
Swedish producer Sebjak and Spanish DJ David Tort came together to collaborate on progressive house track “Raveline” which released last month. As Earmilk puts it, the tune “starts off with a deceivingly standard percussion intro. From there, however, the track turns into an original masterpiece, a blend of stomping big room and classic underground vibes.”
Too fun. Avalon is excited to have Sebjak play at AVALAND this Saturday.
Enjoy Robbie Rivera’s rework of his Funkatron hit!
Joining us for AVALAND this Saturday 02.08.
Richard Beyon, the Montreal DJ who boasts several tracks reaching Beatport’s Top 10 Charts including “Close to You”, “Keep it Coming”, and “Keep Pushing”, has had an excellent start to 2014. Earlier this month he celebrated a milestone in his social media growth with a sixteen track collection of his favorite bootlegs.
He’ll be performing at AVALAND this week, supporting Morgan Page during day two of his Avalon Hollywood takeover.
Electro House Producer Lazy Rich last month released “Let’s Get Weird” which Dancing Astronaut expertly describes: “A break led by melodic chords provides the ideal amount of energy while the track builds momentum, before a relentless plateau provides the original mix’s focal point.”
Friday night at CONTROL, Lazy Rich will be supporting Morgan Page during his epic takeover of Avalon Hollywood.