Articles tagged dubstep

Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers

With an astonishing lead single and an enveloping album besides, the Manchester producer offers the most vivid expression of his ghostly, brooding vision yet.

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17 Nov 2014 // 3:02 AM

Steve Aoki: Neon Future I

This collection of songs are serviceable tracks that would fit well on any EDM-lovers playlist, but it lacks a certain something: experimentation.

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Let the People Play What They Want to Play: An Interview with Moon Hooch

James Muschler, drummer for EDM and dubstep infused jazz trio Moon Hooch, discusses his group's new record, being shut down by the cops, and finding happiness in jazz.

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25 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1

With eight singles and his two City Limits albums released on the DEEP MEDi label to date, Silkie is truly a stalwart in Mala’s army of bass pressure junkies.

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8 Aug 2013 // 11:05 PM

Commodo: $pace Cash

Commodo, resident DJ for Sheffield via Nottingham’s mighty ‘20Hz/RubberDub Soundsystem’ drops his impressive new EP $pace Cash in a flurry of experimental, grime infused dubstep madness for Mala’s seminal bass music label, DEEP MEDi.

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18 Jul 2013 // 11:03 PM

Emika: DVA

Has Emika, the Native Instruments sound designer and Ninja Tune stalwart, lived up to the hype and the promise shown on her experimental, laptop-driven self-titled debut, a work that joined the dots between hypnotic German techno and the sub-heavy styling of London’s underground dubstep scene?

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Hervé: Art of Disappearing

I’ve come to know it as a grower -- a curiosity I wouldn’t dream of playing for a friend but a secret I might keep, locked within my music player.

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16 Jun 2013 // 11:03 PM

Benga: Chapter II

While there's nothing wrong with an artist exploring new avenues and using diverse styles, it seems Benga is possibly being carried by the tide and not forging his own paths and directions.

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Major Lazer: Free the Universe

Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.

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Trap Music and Old-School Britney: The Use of Music in ‘Spring Breakers’

Harmony Korine’s film plays games with both the audience’s and the character’s perception of reality, fantasy, and familiarity. The various ways the music is employed throughout the film helps confuse, disorient, or ground us, and the play between diegetic and non-diegetic music brings us in and out of the characters’ perspective.

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10 Jan 2013 // 8:30 AM

Monokle: Saints

From genre-bending to sonic spoon-bending, Vlad Kudryavtsev’s fidgety and melodious album throws some real whimsy and majesty at what might loosely be called dubstep.

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Spacek producer and one half of the Shining, Morgan Zarate has a second single release coming from Hyperdub on 2 October. On "Broken Heart Collector", Zarate teams with upcoming singer-songwriter Stevie Neale for a hook-filled R&B/pop tune with dubstep roots.

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Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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14 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

Burial: Street Halo EP

Street Halo presents an even more compromised, even more ambiguous, Burial than before. Existing outside of hi-fi, lo-fi, and ghettoising genre divides, his is a shattered appeal and it's difficult not to get sucked in.

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Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.

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2562 - “Aquatic Family Affair” / Fever (new album / stream)

On this inaugural release for his When In Doubt imprint, Holland's Dave "2562" Huismans allows for a peek at the third LP on the way from him in April 2011.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground

To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground - 2/16/11

Despite frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could prepare Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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Waveform: New Highlights from the Electronic Underground

Electronic music is atomizing and reinventing itself like few other musical sounds, partly because these avenues of distribution are so widely embraced and promoted by the electronic music community.

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3 Feb 2011 // 10:00 PM

Sepalcure: Fleur

In their lush and widescreen bass music, Sepalcure show a little love.

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