The Bay Area production force known as Helicopter Showdown has earned the reputation in the underground bass music culture as “Wu Tang” of Dubstep. These West coast bass monsters have been turning heads and crashing parties worldwide with their unique blend of heavy dubstep, melodic electro house, and thundering trap. Having dominated the Bay Area bass music scene over the past several years, HS has been called out of their homeland to perform and curate events all over the North America in cities such as New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Montreal, and many in between. Supported by such highly respected artists as Rusko, Borgore, Mt. Eden, Calvertron, Skism, Downlink, and Reid Speed amongst others, their music is quickly being recognized everywhere from the most distinguished UK dubstep pioneers to the smaller pockets of bassheads in middle USA.
While playing some of the biggest festivals the scene has to offer (EDC, Electric Forest & Electric Zoo), HS has consistently remained high in the Beatport charts with their steady flow of original mixes and collaborations alike. The HS crew smashed their way onto the Beatport charts early on with their monumental releases “The Wrestler” [Ultragore], followed by “Holy Ghost” [Play Me] feat. MC Messinian. Recently HS has become even more of a household name in the Beatport Dubstep charts, planting themselves firm within the top 20 with their latest releases “Cali Born” with Virtual Riot, Midnight Marauders and Drippin' on their own ANEMNESIS label. They are currently finishing up their next FULL-LENGTH album featuring the fresh vocal talents of Young Aundee, and have a laundry list of collaborations in store that will make 2014 a marquee year for them.
Helicopter Showdown also stands out from the rest of the bass community due in part to their reputation for holding their fans in the highest regard, proving their love through their consistent efforts to give away FREE music; with highly acclaimed releases “These Vile Creatures EP)”, “Wallpaper - Ricky Reed Is Remixed EP", “On The Shoulders Of Giants EP", "Churched Out / Nobody Loves No One EP [Dubstep.net Exclusive]” and the classic “Major Lazer - Original Don (HS Remix) all given gratis to their hungry fanbase. HS even takes it one step farther, giving away free downloads of their signature sounds and production templates.
With their dedication to production, their fans, and taking their 3 person team onto the stage and turning any given party into a full blown event, keep a close eye on Helicopter Showdown as they bring the party from the West Coast underground to a city near you.