First Listen: Smog Recruits Vaski For New Music


Vaski is the young Beatport chart-topping, Minneapolis-based producer known for his previous releases on Excision’s Rottun Recordings, and influences by screamo, metalcore, and hip-hop. Vaski’s ‘Explorer’ EP features him exploring more electro-house sounds, while maintaining the hardcore sound he’s known for. His tracks have gotten regular support from names like 12th Planet, Excision, Diplo, Rusko, Nero, and Kill the Noise.

Check out “Can’t Bring Me Down,” off the ‘Explorer’ EP before it comes out tomorrow (Feb 25) on SMOG Records.

“The inspiration for “Can’t Bring Me Down” comes from the same mental space as metal or punk music. When I was writing it, I was upset over some drama, and I got those angry feelings out in this song. The title shows the idea behind it. I think a lot of people can relate, sometimes when you’re not having the best week, all you need to do is rage it out on the dance floor. The song is a big middle finger directed at people who try to drag you to their level, no matter what the drama, you Can’t Bring Me Down.” – Vaski

Order the ‘Explorer’ EP here.