I mentioned this last night, but I figured this deserved its own post. EZ is three days this year and Identity is a new nationwide electronic tour with a lineup that’s an awesome complement to EZ’s lineup without much overlap. Absolutely planning on going to both. Dates and the preliminary lineup for Identity as well as ticket prices for EZ after the jump.
Archive for the ‘Dubstep’ Category
Dubstep is such a joke of a genre that the dude from From First to Last came and became the biggest star in it overnight. Unrelated: screamo was an underrated genre. Skrillex’s music is akin to a middle school bully who’s so talented in being obnoxious that you can’t help but admire him. Is it still socially acceptable to change your friend’s homepage to Meatspin? Or better yet PHONETRACE???? Can I pull that in a corporate office?
But yeah First of the Year is pretty much the La Roux remix. Disco Rangers is pretty much Slats Slats Slats. I’m not mad at all. The Zedd remix of Scary Monsters blows the original out of the water, btw.
Purchase Skrillex: Beatport
Fresh New Tracks is pretty much a landfill of songs from garbage white rappers and dudes who produce “dubstep” remixes in their stepmother’s houses in cities like Rochester and Tallahassee. It’s gotten to the point where the bolder, bigger and italic-er the font on the “Must Download” note next to songs are, the more I’m convinced to completely avoid those songs . Much like 2DopeBoyz is an aggregate of what white 16-year olds listen to, Fresh New Tracks is an aggregate of what white 19-year olds listen to. Hakuna matata.
So yeah I obviously got this song from there and obviously I’m a little ashamed to say it’s fire. New rule: I only want to listen to dubstep that’s like 160 bpms+ like Bassnectar and that Rusko remix from way back when. The silly basslines were novel at first, but the only way to keep them relevant is if the track is fast enough to maintain their energy. Second new rule: I’m only fucking with vocal tracks for the next few weeks; it’s too nice out and I need some soul in my soulless electronic music. Take that Zero 76 FLAC off of your Serato playlists.
Purchase Hirshee: Soundcloud
New Burial !!!!!11111111. So minimal, but mood music to the fullest. I highly recommend Untrue if you’ve never heard it. I almost kind of wish there was a British DJ yelling over it to hype up its exclusiveness. How dope would it be if DJ Clue dropped a new “exclusive” mixtape like tomorrow morning??
Purchase the Street Halo EP on vinyl here.
The internet is saturated with such bullshit that dubstep has went from a genre of music to a weird pejorative buzzword that white people use to describe loud electronic music they don’t like. That said, the only people who seriously listen to dubstep are probably weedheads who are biding their time while waiting for The Carter IV. Wasn’t Rusko supposed to produce for the new Britney album? The internet seriously lost that war: unfortunately the rest of the world is going to avoid listening your music for the next five years.
ANYWAY, the bass on this is awesome, not a “OMG I just came on my speakers awesome” but a “hey I enjoy this” awesome*. Perfect summer music. New Major Lazer album soon???
* This is a compliment.
I would feel socially irresponsible if I didn’t post this. Props. The phrase “droopy-eyed armless children” is probably the most underrated part of this whole saga. Couldn’t you see Charlie Sheen becoming a motivational speaker down the line like Tom Cruise in Magnolia???
I feel a little weird as a 22-year old male reviewing a Britney Spears single, but by reviewing the Lady Gaga single the other day, I made a conscious editorial decision to become a seventh-tier pop culture analyst*, and a new Britney jawn is a cultural landmark, given that it premiered right before the most notable show** on TV right now. I feel weird not because I’m listening to a Britney Spears song (we used to bump Britney in the basement), but because I feel like an out-of-touch Spin writer talking about the cultural impact of a culture I’m not even a part of. For fuck’s sake, I’m listening to Radiohead while writing this.