Digital Gangster EP – BRAXTEK

TRACKLIST

1. Digital Apologies
2. Hardcore Gangster

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ABOUT
Braxtek is a bass heavy monster! His passion for music is driven by the screechy Synths that encompass his masterpieces. We are proud to announce the Digital Gangster EP by Braxtek. This two track EP his filled with some of the most advanced forms of bass we’ve ever seen. Big up to Braxtek!!!

Digital Apologies has got to be the most catchy tune of the season. The vocals evolve your emotions into a perfect mold, readying your ears for the thunder. It’s electro feel is perfectly in tune with the dubstep vibe. This track can do no wrong.

Hardcore Gangster is one of those tunes that you just can’t get enough of. It’s the kind of tune that make other producers wish they had made it. It can move the crowd in perfect synchronicity like the ocean itself. It will engulf you and take permanent control.

BRAXTEK Q & A
Where do you live and how would you describe the scene there?
I live in Salt Lake City at the moment but I have been moving around constantly in and out of state my whole life. I was lucky enough to get exposed to all different types of people early and also different types of music.

How has this influenced your style?
The music is always different anywhere you go and hearing new types of music and new “ideas” in music, I guess you could say, motivates and teaches me new methods of making music. Even talking to people can have a very great influence on how my next track might sound.

How would you describe your sound?
Hmm, unique? Well I at least hope so anyways! I try to constantly create new sounds and styles that I hope will sound original and pleasing to my ear and everyone else’s! I want people up and jumping to my tunes, banging their heads, shuffling their feet, whatever makes them dance and makes them happy. I try to makes songs at different BPM’s a lot of the time so that I can appeal to all styles of dance and just party music in general.

How did you come up with your name?
This is one of those questions that I wish I had a better answer to haha!! I was making some beats one day and was on facebook as well just talking to one of my friends about music and he asked me what my artist name was, but I didn’t have an answer for him. For the rest of that day I literally sat in my office for like 6 hours just thinking of millions of different names I hadn’t heard before and that I knew hadn’t been thought of. At the end of all of that Braxtek was what came out of it. I always try to think of a way badass story to tell people when they ask me how I got my name but that’s how it really went down. 0_0

What is your fav artists to listen to while driving?
ANY artist with Circus Records, Especially Funtcase. Eptic, Coven, Knife Party, Downlink, Ajapai, Obsidian, PixelFist, Zed’s Dead, Heist, There are sooo many i could go on for days!

Over the years what progression of dance music genres have you fallen in love with to bring you to where you are now?
I grew up listening to Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and Indie but I have always loved House and Electro music. As I got older I started listening to a lot more progressive house and trance. Then one day I stumbled upon Heist and fell in love with DnB. When I was about 13 I started producing Dnb and Hardstyle techno. I always loved music that was too heavy on the bass but was still electronic so I started to make Hip Hop beats with grimey synth sounds over the hooks and I loved it. It was then that I found Dubstep and damn, I never went back! I wouldn’t consider my style Dubstep but it is DEFINITELY my favorite genre to listen to and one of my favorites to produce.

Who would you say are your major influences?
There are so many artist that have influenced my music in many ways. Some of the main ones are Downlink, Funtcase, Dr.Philth, Doctor P, Coven, Basically the same artists I listen to in the car.

What do you love about performing and what are your favorite gigs?
What don’t I love about performing?!?! It’s such and extremely great feeling being on the stage with everyone jamming out to the same tune at the same time in the same place. For that period of time everyone is in sync and I love it! Just seeing the crowd smile and jump and mosh and scream and just lose their minds is amazing to me. It’s euphoric almost, being up there, you never know how they will react to your next track and then WAHHWAHH WEEEUUIIII WAHH BOOM oohhhhh daaaammmmnnn everyone is jumping and screaming and clapping and just going nuts. That’s why I love it.. My favorite gigs are the ones that are not so commercial. I like warehouses and old building made of concrete, I like a venue that says “this music is about to be loud as f*ck”. I like places that look rundown or are underground. I mean, don’t get me wrong event centers are amazing but I just prefer those spots that are “Filthy”.

How did you get into making music?
My whole family is very artistically talented in one way or another, but it seems that music is where my family excels. My uncle was a music producer but he was more into Pop and R&B and I followed him around everywhere. When I was about 8 I started hanging out in his studio with him and he showed me how to make beats and produce tracks and I fell in love with it. Over the course of the years I progressed and became better and now I am here.

What do you use to make music?
I originally stared on Acid Pro or something like that, it was so long ago. I have tried out so many different DAW’s and music programs and the one that I felt was right for me was FL studio( I know, laugh it up). FL studio is what I use now to make my tracks and I also use logic every now and again when I’m collaborating with artists. But hey, it’s not about the tools you have, it’s how you use them XD

What process do you go thru to make a track?
I don’t really have a process I go through each time I lay down a track, the first thing that comes in to my head is always the first thing that goes into my project.

How do you decide which tracks to play when DJing to get the dance floor jumping?
I like to freestyle all my sets so that I have room to play whatever I want whenever I want. There is a rule in DJing called the 90/90/90 rule. It’s supposed to mean that 90% of the people there should know 90% of your music choice 90% of the time. But fuck that, what is the point of going to a party or a rave if you’re just going to hear the same shit you listen to on your iPod 10 times a day? When I go to shows I always find myself way more hyped when the DJ drops a track that not many people know and everyone goes nuts because the beat is just too sick! I find that when I play events, depending on the event, the crowd gets excited for new tunes that are sick!

Who is your favorite DJ right now and why?
Most definitely the dynamic duo that is Funtcase and Cookie Monsta for the exact reasons I stated above! They are constantly dropping the best unreleased and unheard songs out there! And on top of that their stage presence is unreal!

How long have you been producing and or Djing?
I have been producing music for about 11 years and Djing for about 5.

For more info on Braxtek please check out https://www.facebook.com/Braxtek

PRESS
“I can’t believe how awesome these tunes are!” – Obsidian

“Love = These songs.” – Meliss FX

“Last time we played these we woke up in space the next day.” – Dumbsteppaz

“These tunes are so dope I can’t even control myself” – Jumpshot

“Great release from Braxtek and SC.” – Boylerz

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