Category Archives: Dubstep
Actually got introduced to this guy’s music about two years ago by my friend Brendan. He gets a little too dubby for me at times, but I can deal with it because the body of his work is boss-status.
Adventure Club has been around for a little while now and over the past couple of years they’ve come out with a great mix of original tracks paired with top class remixes. I’d recommend listening to their stuff with headphones on because they make great use of stereo. They’ve really matured their sound over time – great to see.
And my favorite remix and original by these guys:
Candyland has slowly come out with some quality stuff over the past couple years – finally decided they deserved a post.
Okay, so this guy might be a little too dubsteppy for some of you guys, but he’s going to be on the same level as Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, etc. once he starts getting more exposure. He and 3LAU just put out a new EP – Relics Of A Dance Attic; I wasn’t a big fan because I don’t believe their sounds mix very well, but to each his own. This song’s pretty sweet though.
Monkey Do This (Original Mix) by Acetronik
So, I know it’s been a while – quite a while – since my last post, but I’m going to start keeping this blog up-to-date again. I stumbled upon these guys over a year ago, and they’re the tits.
I can’t describe this guy much better than the “about” section on his website:
In an era saturated with upstart MCs all vying for the coveted status of “next big thing”, the story of 24-year old North Carolina native J. Cole (born Jermaine Cole) is a refreshing exception to the quick route for fame and success. The first artist signed to Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation label, Cole made himself notable through a scholarly approach to the game – no small feat considering his Magna Cum Laude distinction upon graduating from St. John’s University.
If his sudden christening by JAY-Z shocked the haters, their doubts were quickly refuted when J. Cole dropped his recent mixtape The Warm Up, as well as a coveted guest verse on JAY-Z’s Blueprint 3 with “A Star is Born”. Soulful and strong, J. Cole’s lyrics touch on everything from his upbringing in North Carolina to the poverty and hopelessness that affect his community. The mixtape encapsulates not just who J. Cole is as a rapper, but who he is as an artist and a person.
Taking from his favorite artists a love for powerful storytelling with an intense inner-strength, J. Cole advanced to writing his own lyrics at 15, soon amassing stacks of notebooks filled with rhymes and observations. Without a DJ or producer to provide a beat, he industriously started creating his own using a beat machine given as a present by his mother. From then on J. Cole was constantly creating new music and lyrics leading to his current and flow.
For the latest updates on J Cole, visit JColeMusic.com.
Not to be confused with the rapper, Slim Thug, Slim Thugz are an electro-dub duo who should really start producing for some rappers. I think their heavy beats will really mesh with a Rawse-like vocal. Their starting to dive into remixing some artists, similar to how Ratatat came onto the scene. Best of luck.
Bethlehem, PA (or Lehigh, rather) seems to be a breeding ground for talented mash-up artists (5 & A Dime is also a Mountain Hawk). Jared Lucas, aka Kap Slap, just came out with his latest album, AA: Audio Appropriation, on the 11th – it’s a compilation of much of his recently released tracks.
I love when this guy remixes songs/gets remixed. Dude’s a boss.