A great reworking of an already great track, Feed Me adds a little dubstep flare to Two Door Cinema Club’s “What You Know”. Feed Me does a great job of using the original elements of the song to create a quality remix that straddles the line between uplifting Indie Electronica and dirty, dirty Dubstep.
Consider this an addendum to Womp Wednesdays. And if you are a fan of bass, it is a welcome addition indeed. It looks like Bassnectar put out a “remixtape” and it slipped past our radar. According to their soundcloud, the “Color Storm Remixtape is 30 minutes of music: some completely unreleased, and some classic smashups you have been requesting for eons…”. Plus, its free.
UK dubstep producer Joker has put his debut album The Vision up for the public to stream a week before it drops in stores. It’s full of that big, grimy sound that we are used to hearing from Joker – not too frenetic, not quite rushed – but still an earful (in a good way).
David Guetta may have facilitated the marraige of electronic music and hip-hop, but the genre blend is all grown up now, and it’s moved way past innocent slices of ear candy. Rappers are becoming more adventurous as they decide to rap over dubstep and heavy electro. UK dubstep producer Joker employs Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs to lay down a couple bars over his dark, complex beat.
Dubstep doesn’t get too much play over here at TCC, but Flux Pavillion is one of the few artists that I can actually get down with. They do their thing with Example’s “Midnight Run”, to great effect.
Rusko and James Blake chime in on the American hybrid of Dubstep music:
“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers– who I can’t even be bothered naming– have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned.” – James Blake.
And Rusko, on Dubstep being “noisy for noisy’s sake”:
Are their gripes legitimate, or is this a prime example of “I was there first” syndrome?