So it’s been a while since I’ve written what with my running across the country frantically, and when that happens, I like to take the time to share a smorgasbord of sonic delight for all of you out there. That’s why, without further ado, I bring to you a couple of songs from the stops along the way (and a few to preface some journeys to come):
Los Angeles: While out on the “best coast,” the homie opened my eyes to Acid Crunk. A truly awesome genre that I personally think is one step ahead of trap, it combines fat hip hop beats with ridiculous west coast wobble and heavy glitching that always keeps you on your toes. Apparently, the San Francisco DJ, An-ten-nae, has taken great strides in promoting this genre, having just released the 10th installment of the Acid Crunk EP, as well as 4 mixtapes with truly impecable flow. Featuring great tracks from artists like Ooah, Marty Party, Opiou, ill.Gates, and Datsik, I would highly recommend any electronic music lover download at least a couple of these EPs. And god knows I would have liked to hear this mix of come together played at the London Opening Ceremonies over an off-pitch Artic Monkeys cover of the song anyy dayyy.
New York: I got to listening to a lot of Trap while I was in the city. I still don’t necessarily know how I feel about the genre as a whole, but it definitely has some elements I really dig. Thanks to another homie for showing me this excellent song below, despite being in a different part of the country from me, one of my personal favorite tap songs out there. Also, a few of my favorite trappy songs that I’ve been listening to for a hot minute.
And i also go into some roots of trap. Very deep roots. Some artful hip hop from The Fugees, a longgg throwback but “The Mask” is a truly great album.
Florida: Not much to do in the land of old people (the gulf coast is an interesting place) except download excessive amount of music. I found myself exploring extremely chill producers, and really found some interesting downtempo stuff. Good study and chill music. That being said, you’re not gonna get raving to these immensely beautiful songs.
And last but not least, Atlanta: Here I found some good, glitchy dubstep, thanks to a fellow producer friend. Some truly different tracks. The top two are some great dirty music and the bottom is some of the most beautiful vocoding I’ve ever hear.
Hopefully that holds all you ravers, hippies, punks, partyers, music lovers, skaters, artists, and everyone in between over for a little while (if it won’t, then we should probably be friends haha). Stay tuned for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with up and coming artist, Stephan Jacobs, later today (he’s been touring hard on Identity), as well as coverage from Shmabhala Music Festival in Salmo, CA, including interviews with Ill.Gates and Subvert, an awesome DJ who is also president of the sound company PK Sound (if you’ve been to a Bassnectar or Excision show, you know what this is, even if you don’t), and much, much more.
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