Yes Indeed Y’all,
“Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable,” that’s what Billy Sheehan wrote and these artists are helping to pave the way into that unpredictableness; pushing boundaries of instrumentation and production. And with a whole smorgasbord of music, who needs a long introduction.
The Pretty Lights Music label seems to be one of the fastest growing labels around amassing a crew of highly skilled and experienced DJs and producers. The latest recruit, Eliot Lipp, has been around the block quite a few times now and the release of Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake is his eleventh studio album. He has a vibey sound with synths that have an eighties feel to them and drums adding a bit of a hip hop twist to the music. And of course like all the music from the PLM label all of the music can be downloaded for free on their website.
What more can I really say about Pretty Lights that you haven’t heard already. He dropped a new banger on us a few weeks back aptly titled ‘You Get High’ and I think that gives you some sort of a hint as to what state of mind you should be in while you listen to his latest glitch hop banger. Don’t miss your chance to see him on the Full Flex Express tour with Skrillex, Diplo and more, check out the tour dates and ticket links right here.
Squarepusher emerges once again releasing his brand new album Ufabulum. Constantly pushing the boundaries of electronic music has always been something that has been integral in the creation of his music and while he has often used live musicians on his albums, this album is pure programming. Not only can he play a mean bass, but he can program it just as well.
One of the most up and coming bands in the jam scene these days is a band out of Athens, Ohio, called Papadosio. They’re one of those bands that could never decide what kind of music they wanted to play and their sound has become an amalgamation of jazz, reggae, electronic music and whatever else they feel like jamming. Like most jam bands, the best way to experience them is listening to them live, so all of these tracks come from their set at the 2010 Aura Music Festival.
Electronic artists have always had fun remixing the work of other electronic artists, but lately it seems like there’s a growing trend where non-electronic musicians are getting in the game. They are offering to put up stems and encouraging the fans to take their music and make their own creations. One of my favourite albums from 2011 was Gloss Drop by post-rock band Battles, and they have released a collection of remixes from their album entitle Dross Glop. I think it speaks to what people want these days enjoying music is no longer purely a passive thing, it’s more active and the fans want to be a part of it.
Interludes After Midnight, the latest release from Blockhead can only be described as straight up baby making music. The hip hop producer dropped some chilled out grooves with smooth bass lines that are sure to moisten your nether regions.
- Signed Sincerely, Hooch