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MUST DIE! IN 2023

Lee Austin Bates, circa 2023.

MUST DIE! logo 2022

Lee Austin Bates, also known as MUST DIE! and hivemind, is a Houston-born and Dallas-based bass music producer and visual artist. MUST DIE! creates dubstep, trench, hardstyle, hardcore, techno and drum & bass

Bates released their debut album Death & Magic on Skrillex's label OWSLA on 13 August 2014, and then released their second feature length LP CRISIS VISION on Never Say Die Records on 8 April 2021. On 4 November 2022, Bates released FERAL FANTASY, their first self released studio album.

Bates' pseudonym is based on the title of the 2006 film John Tucker Must Die.

Bates uses He/Him and They/Them pronouns.

Albums[]

Artwork Title Details Tracklist
Death & Magic (Cover Art)
Death & Magic Release Date: 30 September 2014

Label: OWSLA

Runtime: 39:28

  1. Gem Shards
  2. Together
  3. Zipper ft. Ragga Twins (with Datsik)
  4. Filter System (with Descender)
  5. Imprint ft. Tkay Maidza
  6. Feathers
  7. Hellcat
  8. Project Ghost
  9. Pay Me (with Mantis)
  10. Star Throne
MUST DIE! - Crisis Vision LP
CRISIS VISION Release Date: 21 May 2021

Label: Never Say Die Records

Runtime: 51:12

  1. NIHILISM BEGINS AT HOME
  2. LOL OK (with Akeos & Skream)
  3. FUCK UR STYLE
  4. LIFE SUCK (with IMANU)
  5. DON'T EVEN BOTHER ft. The Pom-Poms
  6. SORROW TECH
  7. BODY SCREAM
  8. HELLBURST
  9. ERROR (with onumi)
  10. CHOOSE ONE (with LINK)
  11. NERVE DAMAGE
  12. DELETE IT ALL ft. Ducky
  13. WHEREVER U GO
MUST DIE! - FERAL FANTASY LP
FERAL FANTASY Release Date: 4 November 2022

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Runtime: 33:59

  1. EAT DIRT
  2. CREEPSHOW
  3. VIOLENCE
  4. IN MY HEAD (with Water Spirit)
  5. KEEP U SAFE
  6. MOVE I MAKE
  7. U SHOULD KNOW
  8. GRAVEBLOOM
  9. NEW YORK CITY (with Descender)
  10. GAGGED & BOUNDED (with Lil Texas)
  11. FERAL FANTASY

EPs & A/Bs[]

Artwork Title Details Tracklist
Sky Child
  1. Sky Child
  2. I'm So Sorry ft. Natasha Fox
  3. Scorpion Dance
Live It Up
  1. Live It Up ft. Sue Cho
  2. Live It Up (Dub Mix)
  3. Arcadia
Water Temple
  1. Water Temple
  2. Charm Chain
Caffeine
  1. The Arena
  2. Caffeine
  3. Skull Kid
  4. Wide World
  5. Symmetry (with Terravita)
  6. Nightwatch
Dead On The Other Side
  1. Dead On Arrival (with Evol Intent)
  2. The Other Side
Tokyo Police
  1. Tokyo Police (with CRNKN)
  2. The Palmtop Tiger (with CRNKN)
Fever Dream (Cover Art)
Fever Dream
  1. Fever Dream (Part 1)
  2. Snowcone
  3. Payback (with Computer Club)
  4. Multiple Exits (with Mantis)
  5. Recovery Crystal
  6. Haxadecimal (with Dr. Bread)
Fever Dream Pt II (Cover Art)
Fever Dream Pt. II
  1. Serpentine
  2. Lazy
  3. Glass Castle
  4. Fever Dream (Part II)
Neo Tokyo (Cover Art)
Neo Tokyo
  1. Onii-Chan
  2. Neo Tokyo
  3. Fan Service
  4. Ebi (Shrimp)
Forever Digital
  1. Shibuya Overdrive
  2. Ultra Beam
  3. The Weapon
  4. Nova Machine
MUST DIE! - VAMPIRE WEAPON- CRIMSON EP
VAMPIRE WEAPON: CRIMSON Release Date: 29 September 2023

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Runtime: 22:34

Cover Artist: vinne

  1. CEMETARY DUB
  2. BETTER OFF
  3. SLIME (with Jiqui)
  4. SOMEONE 2 TRUST
  5. UNDERGROUND
  6. DALLAS
  7. ETERNALLY

Singles[]

Artwork Title Details
MUST DIE! X ETC! ETC! - PANIC ATTACK FT
Panic Attack ft. Anna Yvette (with ETC!ETC!) Release Date: 5 March 2013

Label: Subhuman

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 04:13

MUST DIE! X ZOMBOY - SURVIVORS
Survivors (with Zomboy) Release Date: 26 May 2014

Label: Nest / Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Features on: The Outbreak

Runtime: 04:17

MUST DIE! X HABSTRAKT - EDEN
Eden (with Habstrakt) Release Date: 28 October 2016

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:31

MUST DIE! - 2020 AD
2020 AD Release Date: 9 December 2016

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:21

Various Artists - Never Say Die Vol
Kill It Up Release Date: 6 December 2017

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Features on: Never Say Die Vol. 5

Runtime: 03:43

CARMADA X TRIBES
Carmada - Ready For It ft. tribes. (Remix) Release Date: 17 August 2018

Label: Circus Records

Genre: Dubstep

Features on: Ready For It (Remixes)

Runtime: 03:31

MUST DIE! - BLISS 2K
BLISS 2K Release Date: 4 February 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:27

MUST DIE! - CHAOS
CHAOS Release Date: 10 May 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:21

MUST DIE! - EPIPHANY RUSH
EPIPHANY RUSH Release Date: 21 June 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 04:29

MUST DIE! - MISERY SYSTEM
MISERY SYSTEM Release Date: 30 August 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:19

MUST DIE! - FUNERAL ZONE
FUNERAL ZONE Release Date: 8 November 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:45

MUST DIE! - I DON'T WANT 2 LIVE VIP
I DON'T WANT 2 LIVE (VIP) Release Date: 19 December 2019

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Runtime: 04:07

MUST DIE! - NERVE DAMAGE
NERVE DAMAGE Release Date: 27 March 2020

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: Dubstep

Features on: CRISIS VISION

Runtime: 04:01

MUST DIE! - DON'T EVEN BOTHER ft
DON'T EVEN BOTHER ft. The Pom-Poms Release Date: 8 May 2020

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genre: House

Features on: CRISIS VISION

Runtime: 04:42

MUST DIE! - HELLBURST
HELLBURST Release Date: 31 July 2020

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genres: Hardstyle, dubstep

Features on: CRISIS VISION

Runtime: 04:59

Kompany - Feel It All (MUST DIE! Remix)
Kompany - Feel It All (Remix) Release Date: 8 January 2021

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genres: Dubstep

Features on: Feel It All - Remixes

Runtime: 04:51

SORROW TECH
SORROW TECH Release Date: 31 July 2020

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genres: Dubstep

Features on: CRISIS VISION

Runtime: 03:48

Akeos, MUST DIE! & Skream - LOL OK
LOL OK (with Akeos & Skream) Release Date: 16 April 2021

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genres: Dubstep, trench

Features on: CRISIS VISION

Runtime: 04:03

MUST DIE! - ANGELWARE
ANGELWARE Release Date: 25 March 2022

Label: Never Say Die Records

Genres: Dubstep

Runtime: 03:48

MUST DIE! - GRAVEBLOOM REAL
GRAVEBLOOM Release Date: 3 August 2022

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Genres: Dubstep

Features on: FERAL FANTASY

Runtime: 03:09

MUST DIE! - GRAVEBLOOM
U SHOULD KNOW Release Date: 23 September 2022

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Genre: Hardstyle, hard dance

Features on: FERAL FANTASY

Runtime: 03:51

MUST DIE! - KEEP U SAFE
KEEP U SAFE Release Date: 14 October 2022

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Genre: Dubstep, trench

Features on: FERAL FANTASY

Runtime: 03:39

SUBTRONICS - METAFRACTAL (MUST DIE! REMIX)
Subtronics - Metafractal (Remix) Release Date: 16th December 2022

Label: Cyclops Recordings

Genre: Hardstyle

Features on: Antifractals

Runtime: 02:44

MUST DIE! X LIL TEXAS - WE NEED A DOCTOR
We Need A Doctor (with Lil Texas) Release Date: 2 June 2023

Label: TEXCORE

Features on: TOO FAST

Runtime: 02:36

MUST DIE! - DALLAS
Dallas Release Date: 7 July 2023

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Genres: Dubstep, hard dance

Features on: VAMPIRE WEAPON: CRIMSON

Runtime: 03:55

MUST DIE! - UNDERGROUND
Underground Release Date: 21 July 2023

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Features on: VAMPIRE WEAPON: CRIMSON

Runtime: 03:02

MUST DIE! - ETERNALLY
Eternally Release Date: 18 August 2023

Label: MUST DIE! MUSIC

Features on: VAMPIRE WEAPON: CRIMSON

Runtime: 02:40

MUST DIE! X LINK - GOT THAT
GOT THAT (with LINK) Release Date: 2 November 2023

Label: Basscon Records

Runtime: 03:13

OLIVERSE - PLAY WITH FIRE (MUST DIE! REMIX)
Oliverse - Play With Fire (Remix) Release Date: 19 April 2024

Label: Disciple Recordings

Tracklist:

  1. Play With Fire (MUST DIE! Remix)
  2. Play With Fire

Runtime: 03:05

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