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The Ragings of Valleys

Posted: June 9, 2012 by jerkmag in BLARE -- music
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Knife Party, the original Australian-duo that we hear blasting on the speakers of Fiji, has released a new album that some Syracuse students say, is going to be the new hit not only at parties, but all around campus.

The duo being known for their first EP, 100% No Modern Talking, Knife Party went on a peak of popularity, especially in the party scene. Their most popular song from the album, Internet Friends, not only gave us a taste of the style of Knife Party, but their unique drops that made the duo famous.

Approaching the sound with the sense of raging and excessive fist pumping, Knife Party’s sounds consist of the bass at different levels in combination with lower bass wobbles. Making the audience wait for the ultimate bass drop that clenches their fist in excitement and what defines, dubstep.

However, this clenching fist beat is nothing similar to the dubstep that is similar to Avicii or Skrillex that just makes you want to take shots and dance on tables. But rather, the sound that you want to listen to when angry or want to go past the point of hard to extreme raging. This is because of Knife’s Party unique sound that is the lower base frequency in repetitive bass wobbles that leads up to a drop that when peaked, pauses then peaks with low, hard, and slamming beats.

These raging beats are heard in their new released E.P., Rage Valley. In the new E.P., Knife Party brings a sound that is similar to the Bloody Beetroots but with their unique twist. The very electronic and excessive beats define the E.P. to be its title, Rage Valley. Knowing their raging audience, Knife Party compliments the bass drop with a progressive, extended, exciting build up that when released, makes Syracuse students rage hard. Knife Party’s new E.P. not only brings new music to Syracuse, but what memories, beats, and drops the new E.P. will bring in the fall.

-Lakota Gambill

Think Lady Gaga has history?  According  to Billboard, “When Stefani ‘Lady Gaga’ Germanotta was an 18-year-old New York University sophomore, DJ Tiesto was DJ’ing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.”

DJ Tiesto will join the lineup of techno DJ’s hitting the Syracuse area this tonight at the Oncenter.  DJ Chuckie headlined Dayglow at the Oncenter earlier this month on September 2nd, and Avicii opened for B.o.B on September 11th at Juice Jam.

Tiesto is a world renowned DJ who has had a name for himself for quite some time.  This specific tour, though, is something new to him.  For the first time Tiesto is reaching out to conquer the minds of college students on his Club Life Campus Invasion Tour.  Tiesto is even on the cover of Billboard Magazine this month.

His worldwide manager, Michael Cohen of Complete Control, commented on this upcoming tour in the magazine saying,  “College kids are really discovering this much and scene for the first time, and they need a test of the Tiesto experience.  It’s almost a rite of passage.”

So frolic to American Apparel and buy all the neon you can, seek out your best friend Molly, and risk your life for a night you will never forget (or maybe never even remember it existed).  Here is one of Tiesto’s better known songs, “Escape Me.”

-Hayley Isaacson

Have you ever wanted to DJ for an entire mass of people?  Does the idea of playing music from your library for the sheer enjoyment of a crowd excite you? Well, a new website called lets you do these things and more–at least, on a digital scale. allows users to play and share music for digital crowds, represented by other users of the website.  Even though it’s still in its beta phase, this new social music experience is already attracting attention from the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga.

When I first heard about, I decided to give it a shot, and I was thoroughly entertained.  There are hundreds of rooms to choose from with different genres of music.  In these rooms, you can hear plenty of new music and, of course, play your own music.  The website is also very intuitive, because it allows DJs to upload and arrange their music as they like.

If you’re a music lover looking to find some new tunes in a fun way, I would definitely recommend  A simple free sign up is all it takes before you can become a part of this new music phenomenon.

-Mike Thal