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San Francisco, California, United States | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Band EDM Hip Hop




"The Glitch Mob‘s “Fortune Days” [Dubzilla Remix]...definitely holds its own in a field of many entries."

Following the success of his last remix (Dubzilla just took the top award for NiT GriT‘s “Babylon” remix competition) Dubzilla is once again testing his competitive prowess with an entry for the currently running Lollapalooza remix contest.

The final product is a wonky re-interpretation of The Glitch Mob‘s “Fortune Days” and definitely holds its own in a field of many entries. - The Get Downnn

"This is the second time i’ve stumbled onto Dubzilla’s work and the guy continues to impress me"

Dubzilla just laid the smack down on The Glitch Mob’s “Fortune Days.” This is the second time i’ve stumbled onto Dubzilla’s work and the guy continues to impress me with his remixes. - Break On A Cloud

"His great love for bass music is bringing him to great heights in production."

Obsession brings enlightenment.
Will “Dubzilla” Bauer from Davis, California is a madman! His great love for bass music is bringing him to great heights in production. From making remixes like his Dub Fx – Fly With Me (Dubzilla remix) to making bangers like his tune entitled, “Skittles”, which have samples from the movie, “The Hangover”. Stay locked, I see more from him in the future for sure. - Afro Monk

"DubzILLa produced an awesome dubstep remix that won the competition..."

Monday has rolled back around which means it’s time for another round of the weekly series; THE DAILY DOSE! Recently, California dubstep artist NiT GriT held a remix competition for his popular song ‘Babylon’ due to the huge number of other artists requesting him to endorse their music. This competition gave up-and-coming artists a chance to prove their musical worth to NiT GriT and to boost their career at the same time. Nine tracks made the final round of the competition and they were just released for free download. I picked my two favorite remixes of ‘Babylon’ coming from DubzILLa and Minnesota. DubzILLa produced an awesome dubstep remix that won the competition and Minnesota leaned more towards the drumstep genre but still did a great job with his remix. If you missed Minnesota’s last remix of The Notorious B.I.G.’s legendary song ‘Juicy,’ be sure to check that out after you listen to these. Turn up your speakers and get ready for The Daily Dose! - This Song Slaps

"Aggie undergrad DJ wins nat'l dubstep competition"

Just like Clark Kent was a regular-looking journalist, junior evolutionary ecology major Will Bauer can be seen sitting in class, eating at the ASUCD Coffee House, or walking around campus. But instead of becoming Superman, Bauer transforms into something a bit different: DJ Dubzilla.

Bauer recently gained fame as his alter ego after winning the "Nit Grit Remix Competition," a contest hosted by popular dubstep producer NiT GriT. Bauer won the most votes for his remix of NiT GriT's track "Babylon."

Bauer beat out hundreds of entries to make the top 10, which he was selected for by a panel of judges that included popular dubstep producers Freddy Todd and NastyNasty, who selected finalists based on originality, style, and technique. Leading by 43 votes, Bauer won an all-expense paid trip to open for one of NiT GriT's shows this summer.

Bauer will perform on the quad on Tuesday from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Making music is something Bauer has been doing since he was young. But his first musical instrument may surprise you.

"It started with me playing clarinet," he admits. "I didn't really like it though, so I moved onto the saxophone, which I thought was more manly and cool to play. I played jazz throughout high school."

It was during his first year at Davis that Bauer really became interested in electronic music and DJ-ing.

"[My interest] progressed into going to a lot of shows and listening to a lot of house music. Then one day my friend played dubstep in his car for me, and I knew this was my genre. And now I've just been saving up money and trying to play a lot of shows around Davis," he said.

Bauer got his start in the Davis music scene by playing for parties at fraternities such as AEPi. According to AEPi member Alex Krasnoff, Dubzilla was the perfect choice to keep the party going.

"What we love about his music style is his continuous feel for the party," Krasnoff said. "He knows when to play house music, hip-hop, dance remixes, and really creative dubstep remixes. He always brings a fresh feel to the music that other people are just getting into."

Krasnoff even recalled an event in which Bauer was more popular than the fraternity's main music act.

"One of my favorite memories with him has to be at our Blackout Party in February," Krasnoff said. "He opened for Starting 6 at our huge Conclave party for AEPi. He brought down the house for over an hour, warming up the crowd. Many people thought his set of techno and dance music was better that Starting 6's performance."

Bauer dedicates two to three hours a day on his music, balancing his passion with his schoolwork and involvement in the Ski or Snowboard (SOS) club. According to Bauer, the amount of time spent understanding a song is essential to making a good remix.

"I practice, to try and get to know the tracks, because you have to know what's about to happen with a song when you're going to play in front of so many people. Plus, I try to find tracks that will blow people's minds, with so much bass that you can't even think," Bauer said.

Finding the tracks is only half the job. Making the remixes or an original song is a huge part of Bauer's creative process.

"I have to have a filter, and think about if [someone] would actually listen to this song in their free time or on the dance floor, and it cuts out a lot of tracks that I decide to let the public see," Bauer said. "You have to constantly make new, unexplored and unexpected sounds - and the filter helps me decide if something sounds good and if it's interesting."

It's the possibility of blowing people's minds with new music that is Bauer's favorite part about DJ-ing.

"There's some part of me that likes to be able to control the music, and when you're up there on stage you just feel like a badass. Feeling the anticipation of people waiting for a drop, and teasing them and teasing them until finally giving it to them, and then watching them go crazy and everyone's having a great time, that's my favorite part," he said.

This, said friend and fellow SOS member Patrick Leahy, is what makes Bauer such a great DJ.

"Will is my favorite DJ to have at a party. His song selection guarantees a great dance floor," Leahy said. "I don't know what it is, Will just has that terrific taste in music and puts in the time and effort to produce amazing songs and perform great live."

Since winning the NiT GriT competition, Bauer has received gigs at bigger parties with better time slots. Bauer played at the Tres Hermanas show "Do the Dance," and will be playing at the electronic event "Planet Bass" at Old Fellows Hall on Second St. on May 6, and at "Unity," a show hosted by Electronic Music for Change and Theta Xi, at Freeborn on May 12.

With all his current success, Bauer hopes for a future that involves making music.

"Ultimately my goal is to one day tour and show people music that is not their typical, everyday Top-40 that they hear on the radio. Music would be an ideal life for me, the starving musician without the starving part," he said.

It's this prospect of sharing his love for dubstep that seems to excite Bauer the most. Both Krasnoff and Leahy recall memories in which Bauer taught them how to use his DJ equipment. Bauer also wants to spread the sound of dubstep to people who aren't as familiar with the genre, even if it means going mainstream.

"Lots of DJs and hipsters get really butt-hurt if their music is 'found' and have to move on to the next unknown genre," Bauer said. "I view DJ-ing as a way to share the music I love and meet people with similar tastes. The only negative I can see with it becoming mainstream is pre-teen girls saying 'Dubstep? I love that band!'"

More information on Bauer, whose motto is "Less pants, more fun," can be found on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/DJDubzilla. You can find, listen, and download (for free!) his tracks at soundcloud.com/wbowser. - The Aggie

"Prepare your face for some bass folks, both of these choons are massive!"

If you’re up on your remix contest homework, then you’ve definitely taken a stab at NiT GriT‘s “Babylon” and today (after all of your hard production work) the remix competition’s winners have finally been posted up.

Producer DubZilla has been announced as THE lucky winner, and in honor of the occasion we’re posting up his remix of the track, as well as an original mix by the name of “Skittles” –both tracks are bass-filled dubba, and we’re chomping at the bit to share em’ with all of you.

Prepare your face for some bass folks, both of these choons are massive! - The Get Downnn

"I haven’t heard too many new tunes worth posting… until now."

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted some good dubstep on the site. There’s really no reason except that I haven’t heard too many new tunes worth posting… until now. - Mr. Knobby Music



The Goop Chronicles (Forthcoming Release):
- 2Pac- Still Ballin (Dubzilla and Spoken Bird Remix)
- Too $hort - Blow the Whistle (Dubzilla Remix)
- Smile For Me
- Still Gettin Mine

Emblematic Vision (Forthcoming Release):
- Prickly Goo
- Corkscrew


- Glitch Mob - Fortune Days (Dubzilla Remix)
- NiT GriT - Babylon (Dubzilla Remix)
- Jay-Z - 99 Problems (Dubzilla Remix)
- Nas & Damian Marley - Patience (Dubzilla Remix)


-So Thick



Please refer all booking inquiries to: megowan@zerodbtalent.com

In less than two short years, Dubzilla has risen from being just another EDM fan to a rising glitch-hop DJ/producer with quite a bit of talent and serious potential. Less than half a year after starting to create songs, he won first place in a Soundcloud remix contest for his interpretation of NiT GriT’s “Babylon,” beating big names in the dubstep scene including national talents Minnesota, Getter, and Stylust Beats.

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