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When assigned to review this EP, Google directed me directly to Diplo’s “Express Yourself” music video. The video features a plethora of people, mostly women, shaking their ass in some ghetto. Some of them even do handstands while booty-clapping, which I didn’t think was physically possible. Couple this imagery with fast-paced EDM beats, and it’s oddly enthralling. Putting the clapping ass cheeks aside, I’ve got an EP review to do: Diplo’s Express Yourself EP is a six-track multi-genre creation from the Philly [...]
Culprate, a one man-band electronic/experimental band signed to Dubsaw records, just released his maniacal album, Flatline. I actually have no idea who Culprate is, name-wise, he’s a mystery from Watford, England. The only real thing that is not a mystery to me is the man’s music. Void of vocals besides the very rare sprinkle of sample voices like on “Curious George,” which for brief moments seems like Culprate’s insane version of Madison Avenue’s “Don’t Call Me Baby” Spawned in 2008 [...]
Baobinga’s Joint Ventures covers the broad range of the dubstep genre, some songs paying homage to Jamaican dub, and others abandoning the usual qualities of dub altogether in favor of a more trance-like sound. Though nothing particularly original happens on this album, its track variation and invariably catchy manipulated bass notes make Joint Ventures an excellent club playlist all on its own. Baobinga shows his versatility working with several starkly different artists, adapting to suit a wide range of styles [...]
Dubstep is a genre I’ve generally avoided because of what I’ve perceived to be homogenous monotony, lack of appreciable variation and the general dearth of stimulation for the musical mind. I admittedly wrote the scene off as an ecstasy-infused, computer-driven block of noise with which I would rather not associate. I firmly believe all musical genres have at least an inkling of something to appreciate but I’ve struggled to list examples for this specific classification beyond the notion that some [...]
The debut album from Screamo/pop band That’s Outrageous (a.k.a. TO) hailing from Poughkeepsie, New York is a broad overview of the talent’s of the band. They touch on a few different genres and styles, it was fun listening to how it all came together. The main ingredients are screamo hardcore and throat throbbing roars by vocalist Doriano Magliano, and the sort of whiny pop rock angsty vocal stylings of Tom Degrazia. Quite a contrast, which is why it works. The [...]