• Snavs Delivers Blitzkrieg Mix of 46 Songs in 58 Minutes Ahead of Countdown 2016


    When Denmark’s Snavs takes Countdown’s Bassrush-hosted Quantum stage at 5pm, seven hours before the big switch into 2017, he’s sure to not only blast fans with face-shattering bass, but he’s also got a few unexpected tricks up his sleeve.

    “At the moment, I really like to make the more melodic stuff,” he says. “I found out maybe one and a half years ago that I actually was pretty good at it, so why not do it and see what people think?”

    If you’re a serious Snavs fan, you may have noticed the experimental producer flexing his future bass muscles a lot recently. Though he made his name in the trap and dubstep world, his latest remixes of Kanye West’s “Wolves” and Yellow Claw’s “We Made It” have belied playful, even sensual sensibilities. Each track still overflows with bass and hip-hop-infused attitude, but the chameleonic changes are there. In fact, it was precisely trap’s room for growth and experimentation that first attracted him to the genre.

    It’s also that ability to expand and evolve that brought Martin Garrix to his door, asking Snavs to submit an official remix for the mega-hit “In the Name of Love.” He says his faster, beefed-up, percussively explosive version was one of his most exciting challenges to date.

    “It was a great opportunity,” Snavs says. “I feel like the original is [so similar to] my softer style, it was hard to make it. I didn’t want to make it a hard track. I wanted to keep it in that vibe, but do something different. It went a bit experimental, but I like the final version I made.”

    The experience brought him closer to the superstar DJ, and it whet his appetite for more daring adventures in the studio.

    “Last night, I made a drum & bass track,” he says, his voice smiling through the phone. “I make a lot of tracks I don't release, but I like to work with it and have fun with it. If I make something really weird but really good, I might release it, as well. I never really tried to make drum & bass before, and it ended up quite good, actually.”

    When he’s not in the studio experimenting with his own sound—which a quick peek at his Instagram will show is almost all he’s ever doing—he’s helping other artists get their music heard through his start-up label Riotville Records.

    “I don’t really have hobbies,” Snavs laughs. “You can say that my label is my hobby, and the music I release has something to say about me and what I like. On the label, we release every genre… and I’m the nice label guy, not the hard ‘you get 5 percent’ kind of guy.”

    In 2017, Snavs has plans to release a lot more across the musical spectrum, whether it be his own experimentations or those of his friends and most admired peers. You can hear for yourself how he fuses these different influences in the Countdown 2016 mix below. He bobs and weaves between tempos and styles with a deftness that has fans from around the globe flocking for more. But don’t you worry, bass fans, the mix comes packed with plenty of teeth-crunching bass drops and sinister trap synths, as if to promise, no matter where he goes, he’ll never venture too far from the low-end.

    Countdown 2016 is an 18+ event taking place Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are available now. For more information, visit the official website.

    Track List:

    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “Murda” (Snavs Intro Edit)
    Cesqeaux & Mightyfools “Murder”
    Nonsens & Holly “2 Kill a Stage”
    Mike Cervello & Laidback Luke “Front 2 the Back” (Junkie Kid Remix)
    UZ & ATLiens “Cavern” (Unkwn Remix)
    Nero “Promises” (Skrillex Remix) (Quix Flip)
    Flosstradamus & Valentino Khan “Mfu”
    JSTJR “Phases”
    Dillon Francis ft. Snappy Jit “Candy”
    Hydraulix vs. Oski “Skirt Safari”
    Sanjin, Walshy Fire & Salvatore Ganacci “Nah Tell Dem” (Fabian Mazur Remix)
    Skrillex & MUST DIE! “VIPs”
    Aaron Jackson “Rotate”
    Joyryde “Hot Drum”
    Martin Garrix & Florian Picasso “Make Up Your Mind”
    Valentino Khan “Deep Down Low”
    Eptic “The End” (Breaux VIP) w/ “Deep Down Low” Vox
    Mercer & SAYMYNAME “Wanted”
    DJ Snake & Moksi “Pigalle”
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “ID”
    Hydraulix “ID”
    Getter “Sick Jet Pack Bro”
    Snavs “Riot” (MadVamp Remix)
    Flume “Free” (Luude & Creepa Flip)
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “ID”
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “Wolves”
    Slumberjack ft. GRRL PAL “Enigma” (Slumberjack VIP)
    LOUDPVCK & NGHTMRE “Click Clack”
    DJ Snake & Yellow Claw “Ocho Cinco” (ID Remix)
    Vincent “Alpha”
    Louis the Child “It’s Strange” (Boombox Cartel Remix)
    Borgore ft. Barrington Levy “Blast Ya”
    Jack Ü ft. Kai “Mind” (Ekali & Gravez Remix) (Karol Tip Edit)
    Skrillex & Jauz “Squad Out” (Retrohandz & Stereoliez Remix)
    Makla & M3B8 “Bun Dem”
    Snavs “Roar”
    Basstrick “Ghost Buster”
    NGHTMRE “Get Back”
    Herobust “Skurt Reynolds” (VIP)
    Fabian Mazur “ID”
    Hasse de Moor & GLD “Work”
    Stoltenhoff “Tonque Pueblo”
    Stoltenhoff “Tonque Pueblo” (Breux Remix)
    NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel “Aftershock” (Boombox Cartel VIP)
    Party Favor & Gent & Jawns “Back Again”
    Bro Safari “Follow Me” (Zomboy Remix)
    Torro Torro “Make a Move” (Skrillex Remix)
    RL Grime “Core” (Dion Timmer Edit)
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “U Be”
    Snavs “Time”
    Martin Garrix “In the Name of Love” (Snavs Remix)
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “Exhale”
    Bro Safari ft. Sarah Hudson “Reality” (Maddface Flip)
    Snavs “ID”
    Snavs & Fabian Mazur “ID”

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