Once upon a time there was blog house and everyone agreed on it. No matter what you liked before, be it electroclash, house, breaks, drum and bass, indie rock, disco, etc, blog house seemed to make everyone happy. But those days are long gone now and all the blog house veterans hove gone of in search of the new sound. Some have gone techno, some have gone big room, some disco, some heavy bass, some dubstep, and some have stayed behind to reap the benefits of the homogenization of the once underground genre.
The career of the now defunct blog house heroes, Guns’n’Bombs, might as well have been the index by which the rise and fall of blog house could be monitored. Their early mixtapes graced the pages of fluokids back when they were the biggest blog in town. Their first release on pioneering label Kitsuné came just as the second wave of electro blog house producers (The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal, The Toxic Avenger, Hostage) we’re just getting their first tunes out there. They did a wealth of remixes and toured the world as Justice were headlining festivals and selling out massive clubs. Their second and final release, showing a completely new direction, came just after blog house reached it saturation point, turned mainstream/celebrity fodder and became a caricature of itself. And, finally, Guns’n’Bombs went their separate ways, Turbotito going the nu-disco/house route, and Johnny ‘Guns’ Love becoming the new spectre of heavy-bass-deathmetal-dubstep-breakcore-club music, Deathface.
Deathface is, bar none, the hardest music you can play in the club without clearing the dancefloor. He has managed to slide a functional groove into the collection of amen rolls, think breaks, giant hoovers, double kickdrums and other sounds of death. The sound is truly unique incorporating dubstep, rave, breakcore, electro, big room, and metal. One tune will sound like Doormouse meets Tittsworth and the next is like High Rankin meets Steve Angello. His tracks have garnered support by a diverse following from Laidback Luke to Drop The Lime to Diplo to Brodinski.
Well enough about what it sounds like. Just listen to this mix that hes sent out that has just about every Deathface tune on it and see for yourself. He’s also supplied us with the first Deathface track available to the public, “10 Percent VIP” featuring vocals from Entro whom I consider to be the best rave MC I’ve ever heard. You might wanna keep a shotgun nearby, though, because the dead will likely rise and flock to your house once these Eredunic incantations leave your speakers.
Deathface – The Blood Has Gone Black
01. Deathface feat Entro MC – 10 Percent VIP
02. Buraka Som Sistema – ic19 (Deathface Blogroom House Remix)
03. Deathface – Theme to Deathface
04. Deathface – Samedi
05. Mexican Institute of Sound – Cumbia (Deathface ‘un Canto al Chapo Guzman’ Remix)
06. Deathface – The mentalist
07. Deathface – Midwest Hardcorps
08. Guns’n’Bombs – Riddle of Steel
09. Circuit Freq – Supertripper (Deathface Remix)
10. Deathface feat Entro MC – Heavy Fucking Crew
11. Deathface – We Still Kill The Old Way
12. Deathface – gift of fury
13. Deathface – ride the beast