After a insane summer and festival season, aces of bass Ephwurd are blazing full steam ahead into fall with the launch of their own record label and its first track release. Eph’d Up Records is Datsik and Bais Haus’s latest venture in expanding their popular Ephwurd brand, which they created from a desire to bring original music to their fans more quickly, while staying true to their own sound. Their first release on Eph’d Up Records is Phunky Beats in collaboration with JVST SAY YES, which features groovy, electro synths juxtaposed by mechanical basslines. The track is a modern, dance-floor friendly take on the notorious vocals “if you really like to rock those funky beats,” and will certainly be a staple during the coming months. In a message to fans, Ephwurd expressed their excitement over their new imprint and release on Eph’d Up Records. “As artists who enjoy a broad range of music going from the most hype tunes to the most chill, we wanted to be able to freely give music to our fans without the time constraints of a label. Sometimes we finish a song and it won’t be months until you, the fans, get to hear what we have been working on and it’s such a huge bummer. Eph’d Up Records gives us the freedom to give you folks music when we want and when you deserve it, because life is happening now and it’s not set on some schedule. With that said, we are launching the label with a tune of ours that we’ve been dropping for well over a year now and it always goes off! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Phunky Beats.” This past summer, Ephwurd was busy touring the US and Canada, including performing headlining slots at the EDC Las Vegas main stage, Lollapalooza, Shambhala, and the Global Dance Festival. Even with such a packed schedule, they still managed to find time to remix GRiZ and Big Gigantic’s “Good Times Roll” and team up with iHeart/Evolution to launch their Eph’d Up Radio. Now that the duo is back in the studio, expect them to heat up the fall and winter months with new releases every few weeks! As for live performances, this winter they are embarking on an Australian tour from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney, and then capping it all off back in the States with a headlining gig at LA’s Belasco Theater. Catch them on tour to experience their combination of insane production dexterity and explosive performance expertise. What do you think of Ephwurd’s new label and release? Do you have some favorite performances of their this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments! Jamie Gib 26 years old, with a voracious appetite for bass, dancing, all things art, and a flair for the dramatic, Jamie Gib grew up in the rave scene, having been introduced to electronic music in the late 90s as a small child from his cousin and he joined the rave scene in 2004, and never looked back, A DJ, Promoter, Go-Go Dancer, and writer, Jamie has made his mark on the Vancouver Island scene and beyond, having worked or attended 90% of the festivals on the Pacific North West and has no plans on stopping there. If there's dirty house, drum n bass or glitch hop to be heard, you can bet he's not far behind.