Kill the Noise
The music of Jake Stanczak, better known as American producer and DJ, Kill the Noise, was
born out of an era where Ridley Scott imagined utopian futures on the silver screen, and artists
like NIN and Aphex Twin rocked MTV.
After channeling the influences of his youth through over a decades’ worth of forward driven
electronic releases (Roots, Kill Kill Kill, Black Magic), and charismatic live shows (Coachella,
EDC, Lollapalooza), the name “Kill the Noise” has become synonymous with some of the
leading acts in dance music — getting creative in the studio with the likes of Tommy Trash,
Deadmau5 and Skrillex.
In 2014 alone, Kill The Noise has already won his second MTV Video Music Award, co-written
the first single (and title-track) from Skrillex’s album “Recess”, collaborated with Mat Zo (Kill The
Zo) and produced the feature track for Paramount’s 2014 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(“Shell Shocked feat Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla$”). More driven than ever to push forward
on all platforms of audio and visual collaboration, Kill the Noise now has sights set on a massive
stretch of international tour dates, as well as an upcoming EP of original work.
Over the last four years, Canadian artist Snails has made massive strides toward cementing his status as one of the leading figures in bass music. In 2017, Snails worked tirelessly on one of his biggest projects ever, his debut album and first full-production tour, both called “The Shell”. He debuted both at his sold-out Red Rocks concert “Sluggtopia” in September, where attendees were astonished by the innovative stage design and new music. Released in October, the eagerly-anticipated album featured collaborations with noted producers like NGHTMRE and Big Gigantic, and appearances by all-star vocalists such as
Waka Flocka and Collie Buddz. Hailed by Billboard as “a totally outrageous collection of grimy sounds and mosh pit motivation”, it was met with unanimous acclaim by dance music fans and critics alike. The tour was equally successful, packing out rooms across North America during the non-stop 48 show run. One might think that such a successful kickoff would be hard to top, but Snails continued to build his brand and evolve his sound to new heights. In 2018, the “Vomitstep” creator took his influence one step further by launching his own record label, Slugz Music, as a place where he and other bass-centric artists could let their freak flags fly. “There will be no boundaries musically for the label,” Snails said. “I want to release music that really inspires me and is just as weird as me.” The first release on Slugz Music was Snails’s remix album of “The Shell,” featuring heavy-hitting versions of his originals from Kill
the Noise, Funtcase, Space Jesus, SVDDEN DEATH and more. He’s made serious headway since the founding of Slugz Music and the release of “The Shell” remix album, including launching his massive “The Shell 2.0” tour, releasing his own comic book series, and
stunning fans with his new “SLIMEAGEDDON” EP. Snails’s epic “The Shell 2.0” tour spanned over 50 stops in North America and featured a holographic stage powered by groundbreaking production by Beama Visuals, the stage production wizards for Excision and other impressive clientele. During the tour Snails dropped several new tracks, including the popular “Magnets” with Zeds Dead ft. Akylla, which Billboard called “a love song illustrated through a mix of stirring melodies and maniacal glitches,” and “Follow Me,” his melodic dubstep collaboration with Adventure Club. Those lucky enough to catch Snails on tour were treated to other releases from “SLIMEAGEDDON,” such as “Redline” with Boogie T., and more. To top things off, Snails turned his world to art in his new “THE SHELL: SLUGGERNAUT” comic book series, inviting his fans
to delve further into his bizarre world and the characters that inhabit it. At this point Snails is headed for a total bass music takeover, so keep an eye out for what he has up his sleeve in 2019.