Minnesota, 3LAU & Wick-It Playing Lights All Night Festival in Dallas 12/29-12/31

By on December 9, 2012

Download Minnesota’s New Altered States EP For Free HERE

After dominating the Hype Machine Charts this month with both the #1 Remix and #1 Popular Song with his lush remix of Adventure Club’s “Need Your Heart” (Ft. Kai) (available for download HERE) Minnesota isn’t quieting down anytime soon. Dancing Astronaut describes the producer and DJ as “known for his melodic productions and spanning synths…adding his [signature] chillwave dubstep vibes.”

Before Christian Bauhofer takes the stage, it’s difficult to believe that he assumes a nightly party-crushing alter ego of a DJ and producer Minnesota. With a huge grin and relaxed, friendly demeanor, the whole civilian-to-DJ process is comparable to Peter Parker-to-Spiderman in drama factor. While on his nationwide Altered States Tour this season, the fun-loving red-headed producer spins soaring synths and whomping electronic, bass-fueled tracks with ease alongside hip-hop duo Zion I, who Minnesota has collaborated with on his recent single “Float”. With such a heavy hip-hop influence, it’s no wonder Minnesota’s  five-song Altered States EP (release date November 23rd) marks his foray into the world of progressive electronic music with a trap and hip-hop swerve.

Available as a free download on his website, Minnesota’s new release is loaded with singles such as “To The Floor” and “Yoga Pants”, all packed with traphouse booty beats, percolator-ready rap samples and drugged-out 4 a.m. vibes. Featuring hip-hop collaborations with Zion I  and G. Jones, this album is heavily dosed with trap rhythms and beats, only with the BPMs revved up on seven cans of Red Bull.  Minnesota comments,“This EP is more dancefloor-oriented than on my last release.” Staying true to his own style is far more important to Minnesota than just playing banging dubstep, keeping his fans coming back for more.


“Minnesota transcends genres by combining smooth, raw hip-hop lyrics with bassy undertones and hypnotic synth styles that zone you out– in a wonderful way.”  


“We heard that Minnesota is considering changing his name to Midas, ’cause everything he touches turns to gold.  Kai’s vocals crest and dip with the soaring synths for which Christian Bauhofer has become known. There’s no telling from where his inspiration stems, but there is some really deep, sensitive stuff going on in this producer’s head.

      – The Untz

“Pretty filthy, but in a smooth way. Turn up the bass and enjoy!”
– This Song is Sick

“Minnesota is easily one of my favorite dubstep artists out there today..[he] continues to explore dubstep’s limits…upbeat and chill.”
– The Music Ninja


Free Mix Download HERE
Part of 3LAU’s Set From Electric Zoo (Cleared For Posting)

Ranking #3 on BeatPort’s overall chart, and with ten “Top 10” spots on Hype Machine, Justin “3LAU” Blau – rising house music DJ and college student – is taking the electronic dance movement to the next level: charity. Currently, 3LAU is raising another $25,000 for Pencils of Promise by donating $1 from every ticket at 22 dates of his 3LAU Your Mind Tour.

When 3LAU’s remix of “Back To New” came out on Beatport on April 30th (and hit top #3 on the site’s overall chart), Justin pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of the track to Pencils of Promise. “’Back to New’ Gives Back to PoP” was a global initiative by 3LAU to raise $25,000 for Pencils of Promise (PoP), a non-profit organization that builds schools for underprivileged children in developing nations such as Guatemala, Laos, and Nicaragua. “Education is a right that all human begins should have,” reiterates Blau, “yet there are 75 million children just like us without access to it. I’m ready to help that change. Let’s harness the power of the dance music movement to give something real: to give back.”

Within 48 hours of the song’s release, 3LAU achieved 20% of his goal and as of June 21 he had raised the entire $25,000 needed to build the first school. Groundbreaking just began on the Justo Rufino Primary School in Guatemala.


Fundraising Page
Justo Rufino School Page


Download Wick-It’s New “We Have Arrived” Re-Spliffed Remix HERE

 “The production is a dubbed out moomba-mash-up that would make Bob Marley happy, Bassnectar proud and Bone Thugs give props.” -VIBE

Andrew “Wick-it” Owsley a.k.a. Wick-it The Instigator has been slaying the “dirty south” with his filthy beats for the past decade, and although his roots are in hip-hop, he’s quickly evolved into an eclectic producer of dubstep, trap, and moombahton alike. Not to mention that Wick-it puts on one of the most entertaining shows you’ll ever see. 


Wick-it’s destructive mash-ups have earned him a reputation with acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Z-Trip. His remix repertoire includes artists from Dr. Dre to Motley Crüe, as well as a notable mash-up that put him on the map between Big Boi and the Black Keys called The Brothers of Chico Dusty. Wick-it’s most recent full-length release, Grindhouse Basterds, is a Quentin Tarantino-themed mash-up masterpiece, featuring remixes from Aesop Rock, Ghostface, Notorious B.I.G., and more.


Wick- it is currently on select tour dates. He recently opened for dubstep’s kingpin Rusko and is playing one of this year’s biggest NYE events at Lights All Night in Dallas, along with Avicii, 3Lau, Minnesota, Nero, Bassnectar, Feed Me, and more.


 “There’s no lack of genre-crossing album mash-ups, and while most are for-kicks novelty, some are much more meaningful, like the Beatles-Jay-Z mix The Grey Album, which launched the career of Danger Mouse. Here’s another one definitely worth a listen: SPIN Artists of the Year the Black Keys mashed with OutKast rapper Big Boi.” 

– Spin Magazine

“Wick-it the Instigator does not fail to impress with his live set…With his roots firmly planted in the hip-hop genre, he sampled several known pop-culture beats, mashed them with heavy bass-lines, and his energy was contagious. The entertainment that stemmed from his sampling, sick drops, and performance speaks to his success in the future.”

 – Earmilk.com  


“He’s got a reputation for doing some thoughtfully fresh and mind-blowingly original remixes that take him from beyond a standard dub step or mash-up artist to a DJ/producer with skills that have turned heads and caught ears all over the Southeast. In a live setting, he sends people off with his mix of humor, ingenious pop culture samples and beats that can’t be touched.” 

 -The Untz










Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.