Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party
After first turning heads with their fresh remix of Major Lazer‘s “Lean On,” electronic music’s mysterious new bass music duo, Ephwurd, lifted the veil of anonymity this past weekend in tandem with the massive release of their joint single with Jauz, entitled “Rock The Party.” After garnering support from the likes of Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Tchami, and Tiësto for the track, the electronic masterminds behind Ephwurd finally revealed themselves as none other than American dubstep pioneer, Datsik and fellow bass music heavyweight, Bais Haus. Since its release through Spinnin’ Records last Friday, “Rock The Party” has already hit #1 on the Beatport Electro House charts and collected over half a million plays.
Although Ephwurd, is still very much in its budding stages, the musical pairing between Datsik and Bais Haus has already proven to be an undeniably natural match. Between trading broken beats, twisted synthesizers and shuffling hi-hats, the producers are capitalizing on their different bass music backgrounds to cleverly navigate through new house arrangements while still using heavy underlying bass-heavy influences from their previous productions.
While Datsik told us in sparing detail of his forthcoming 128 garage-y, future house alias during an interview back in April, a more recent interview with Billboard revealed the interworkings of the project with Bais Haus, as the two artists sat down as Ephwurd to discuss the specifics of their collaboration. Bais Haus and Datsik explained that their new joint alias was cultivated as a platform for the two to experiment with a different side of electronic music and as an opportunity to explore a more interesting sound while pushing the boundaries of the bass music envelope. Their newest collaboration with Jauz, “Rock The Party” provided the perfect opportunity for the duo to flex the reaches of their musical creativity, as the release offers bass music fans the grittiness of Datsik’s signature style under the refreshing format of future house’s upbeat tempo.
Check out the music video for Jauz and Ephwurd’s “Rock The Party” below and purchase the track here!