Not much is known about today’s featured artist, SBTRKT (pronounced subtract). He’s a producer based in London who’s started making a name for himself with remixes. What I have learned, however, is that he wears a mask, has a debut full length coming out at the end of the month, and is damn good. I discovered this song through Little Dragon who guests on the track. The song starts out with a simple beat, featuring Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano soulfully crooning over. The sample I chose starts shortly hereafter and breaks with a slightly jarring siren. Just as the siren fades out Yukimi comes wailing in. I love the surprise and power behind her entrance. The song continues on carrying the slower yet groovy manner. SBTRKT does a great job with the syncopation; playing with the beat, and keeping your ears guessing.
Get a look at the mask and check out the full single here!
OK I know what you’re thinking, “He’s really gone off the deep-end this time.” I swear I haven’t! Tonight’s post is all about the down and dirty dubstep. Skrillex is relatively new to the scene and making waves as a producer. Most noteworthy are his remixes of a certain Lady (seriously check out the “Alejandro” mix). The track I selected is off of his latest EP aptly titled “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” The song starts out with a heavy beat and deep mechanical sounds. After a brief pause (and some dark lyrics), things really start to pick up. I really love the different and interesting sounds Skrillex uses; they create nice visuals. My sample picks up right in the heat of things and you start to see some playfulness shine through. This song caught me by surprise last week and has been on constant repeat. I can’t get enough!
Check out the full track here – it’s well worth the 5 minutes!