While the last few years have made Las Vegas look like America's electronic music mecca, those in the know definitely recognize Miami as the spot to catch the freshest in EDM sounds. That distinction was made primarily due to the annual Winter Music Conference, which brings multiple corners of the EDM world to Miami, Florida for a week's worth of fresh beats and networking. Usually capped off by the massive Ultra Music Festival, Miami Music Week has turned into a destination spot for EDM lovers across the country...and the world.
To get heads properly in the swing of things, Skrillex's OWSLA imprint has cooked up a new compilation (OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015) for the spring of 2015, which will feature 13 brand new bangers and remixes from OWSLA-affiliates Jack Beats, Alex Metric, AC Slater, Torro Torro, and Los Angeles' own Valentino Khan. Khan's a musical shape-shifter; while he tends to keep his beats infused with hella bass and energy, he'll run from a turnt trap number to something like "Deep Down Low," which is a gritty, gutpunch of a hypnotic house number. While most house is more about the happier, more bounce-y vibes, "Deep Down Low" is repeatedly kicking you in the ass, attempting to take the beat lower and deeper with every bar. Coming off of recently remixing Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus, collaborating with DJ Green Lantern, and his In Khan We Trust EP for OWSLA, Khan's on it. Catch up.
With OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015 set to drop on March 17, OWSLA also announced that they're not only taking over the Ultra Music Festival 2015 with their own stage takeover, but they have two huge Miami Music Week parties. Their UMF stage is set to include the aforementioned names along with Salva, Milo & Otis, Carmada, and an unannounced guest–alongside a main stage performance from Skrillex himself. Before that, they'll be hosting an all-day pool party at the Clevelander Hotel in Miami that's sure to have the crowd going nuts. Word is if you forward your iTunes pre-order receipt for OWSLA Spring Compilation 2015 to email@example.com, you'll be entered to win two VIP guestlist spots at OWSLA's pool party. Details about their Miami parties are deep down low in this post. You have no excuses.