Electronic dance

How Subsurface changed the European bass music scene


Italian DJ duo Subsurface began their career in 2010 after meeting at a party and discovering that the two members have a passion for electronic dance music. After their first concerts in their hometown of Bolzano (Italy), they quickly chose to move away from conventional club music and were signed to the local label Culture Assaults Records, which allowed them to become known on the first Italian and Austrian dubstep scene. Heavily influenced by bass pioneers Skrillex and Zomboy, they began to produce their own music, leading to the release of “Mr. The Magician’s Achievement.” Leanne Louise on Moshbit Records in late 2015, which received over 250,000 streams in a short period of time.

In October 2016, Subsurface released a remix of the Chainsmokers single “All We Know”, which went viral on Soundcloud and was released within weeks by millions of streams. In January 2017, they capitalized on their recent popularity by releasing another remix of the track “Paris” by the Chainsmokers. The remix was featured on the Trap City Youtube channel and features vocal covers from British singer Shaun Reynolds and Swiss singer Romy Wave. It was their most important release to date, and it paved the way for their first overseas concert a few weeks later at Somnium Festival Peru.

The duo expanded their presence on the Future Bass scene in 2017 and 2018, regularly releasing new music and receiving support from musicians around the world such as The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet and R3HAB. In early 2019, they embarked on their first bus tour, which took them to three different countries and included a performance at BCM Planet Dance, a DJ Mag Top 100 nightclub (Mallorca, Spain). They were also chosen for the official live broadcast of the Austrian Festival of Electric Love, which was broadcast live internationally on all platforms.

Subsurface has had to cancel more than 60 concerts scheduled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They took the time to focus on new music, releasing “Get Lost”, a collaboration with other Italian AVE producers, as well as a cover of Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix and DVBBS’s “Gold Skies”. Along with their close friends Karim MC and Abstrakt, they also created their own label, KARDO Records. “Gold Skies” was one of their first releases on their new label, and it received backing from Martin Garrix, KSHMR, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and other well known musicians. Subsurface began incorporating acoustic aspects into their live performances in 2021. They took to the stage with live guitars and vocals, announcing that they would focus on a new mix of electronic and acoustic music in the future.

Subsurface has established a very distinctive style of fusing dubstep and bass music with mainstream music over the years, and they are frequently seen live with Karim MC. When the duo started DJing, Skrillex, Deadmau5 and The Prodigy were among their first influences. When it comes to live performances, the team aims to include inspirations from various genres. They said they admire Nu-Metal band Limp Bizkit and German hip hop artist Cro, to name a few.

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