Shlohmo- “Sink”

A track from the new Shlohmo album, Bad Vibes, which is out now via Friends of Friends. The guy is a L.A. beatsmith who puts together the kind of lo-fi, glitchy hip hop instrumentals that I had almost given up on. Though none of the tracks on Bad Vibes really jump out at me, I’m finding a lotta detail carved into these tracks. The thirteen songs here are extremely calming, and easy to engage with.

The track “Sink” is one of the most understated moments on the album, filling in the percussive gaps with swelling, atmospheric keyboards. With the slow and lazy tempo, the whole think almost sounds like a lullaby.

Skrillex- “Rock N’ Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)” ‡ STREAM

A major perk of what I do is I’m constantly running into music I’d never hear otherwise. The EP pictured left is one in dozens of examples.

A very passionate Needle Drop of mine took it upon himself to spread my fandom of electro, house, and techno a little further past the usual suspects: Deadmau5, Justice, Daft Punk, Boys Noize.

Skrillex, a.k.a. Sonny Moore, is a California producer, and his music is hard to play, but only because it’s a little bit of everything. The track below rocks harder than an all-night rager, but there’s way too much detail to simply cast it off as a party song. There are elements of house, but the speedy builds and whizzing samples make it pretty progressive. The bass programming calls out to the world of dubstep pretty loudly, too.

Give a listen to the track and let me know what you think. It comes from Skrillex’s new EP, Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites. It’s out now via Mau5trap.

Stream: Skrillex- Rock N’ Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain)

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