Blackburner talks about their upcoming shows, their latest album and successes, and insight in the ever-growing genre of Dubstep.
While I was unable to attend Blackburnerâ€™s live performance at Portland, Oregonâ€™s Alhambra Theatre, the evening unfolded and fate would have its way and I was able to later meet up with the renegade dubstep duo and talk about upcoming shows, their latest album and the ever-evolving EDM genre. Being a neophyte in this particular musical realm, What better way to learn from other than the pioneers themselves.
Since Blackburnerâ€™s debut album, Feel the Burn, the group has experienced huge online and chart topping successes with rankings in the #1 spot on ReverbNationâ€™s best dubstep act in Los Angeles and holding their position on the iTunes Top 200 Album Dance Chart for the last two years with thousands of downloads. With this success and incredible genre transforming style, The single Freak You has been heard on a national Verizon FIOS Quantum ad campaign and on America’s Got Talent.
Featured on MTV’s hit show The Challenge and The Challenge: Rivals II, the Duo’s latest album From Dusk to Dub with an incredible array of guests including Lil Wayne and Royce 5â€™9â€, Kurupt, Jadakiss, Pusha T and more, Blackburner is definitely a name that will be staying at the top of the charts!
First things first, the music. With a background in hardcore and metal, Blackburnerâ€™s founding member, Skyla Talon, brings a dark side to the genre, combining seriously aggressive bass and beats typical of dubstep and glitch with melodic hooks of metal, electronic, and industrial creating a daringly unique sound which Blackburner is noted for.
Veiled in secrecy, the duo of Skyla Talon and DRATs was only interviewed with their trademark masks and glowing eyes, and while perusing a Portland Mercury news paper, we started our interview.
On the road with their latest album From Dusk to DUB, Blackburner will be traveling the states, including Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago and more. I hope they come to Detroit. It’s also in my opinion Blackburner would be a welcomed edition to an always amazing music and costume attraction at a well known Halloween event in the ‘D’.
07/28 â€“ The Marlin Room, New York, NY.
07/31 â€“ The Cave, Bakersfield, CA.
08/03 â€“ Smith’s Old Bar, Atlanta, GA.
Blackburner’s latest Album release From Dusk to Dub Track Listing:
1. Hotel Bitches feat. Lil Wayne & Royce da 5â€™9â€
2. Butterfly Ghost
3. Good Day In Hell
4. All Night Rave feat. Yellowman
5. Storm Booster
6. The Devilâ€™s Balls
7. Let’s Party feat. J. Worthy
8. Dream About feat. Styles P & BMC
9. Hi-Fi Bass
10. I Like Fire
11. Mega Ton
12. Young Gotti feat. Kurupt
13. Xtremist feat. Jadakiss
14. Yellow Brick Road feat. Pusha T
15. Take That Trip
16. Dubstep Drops & Laughs
Blackburner albums are available for immediate download from Amazon:
From Dusk To Dub CD
Drop Bass Not Bombs
Feel the Burn