DJ Mag Top 100 Recap
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
SLANDER has ventured into uncharted territory on their hardcore-meets-bass music track “Kneel Before Me” in collaboration with leading UK rock band, Asking Alexandria, and rising talent, Crankdat, on Monstercat/Sumerian Records. “Kneel Before Me” evokes images of the Amazonian jungle during the apocalypse, filled with the sounds of the wild, grating mechanical synths intertwine with the shrieking of animals and growling basslines become one with the clap of thunder.
SLANDER’s cutting-edge production style and Asking Alexandria’s angst-ridden vocals give “Kneel Before Me” both emotional and dancefloor appeal, merging the best of heavy rock with the energetic and dynamic bass of dance music. The track has personal significance to SLANDER, as rock and hardcore music were the first genres they immersed themselves in as teenagers; they blasted bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Underoath, and Asking Alexandria themselves from their car speakers in their high school’s parking lot.
“This kind of music is in our core and is where a lot of our other tastes developed from, so if you can imagine how thrilled we were when Asking Alexandria agreed to be a part of our new song with Crankdat!” the duo said. “Our goal with this song was to make our own rendition of hardcore music with dubstep at its core, essentially bringing our musical roots into 2018! Hope you guys dig it!”
Digging this new one? Come to Goldrush Music Festival and catch SLANDER sliding you into the feels, then sending you into the pits with this one. Grab your tickets here before they’re sold out.