The Harmony is really excited to introduce a new author to the ranks today. Zubin’s tastes are as eclectic as this blog, and he’ll be bringing you treats from the worlds of EDM, indie music and more. All posts will say who they’re posted by.
Check out his first post on some dubstep jams he’s been digging, below:
In my inaugural post on The Harmony, I thought I’d share some of the new-ish tracks that have soundtracked my life during the past couple of days:
CAUTION – only those who like their bass hot and heavy may proceed.
Like most of you, I have been jamming to Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s full-length collaboration a great deal these past few months. And though the duo included a dubstep influenced offering on the album (the Flux Pavilion sampling “Who Gon Stop Me”), I have found the quality of EDM remixes of tracks on Watch the Throne to be average at best. However, after stumbling upon The Bolivian Marching Affair‘s remix of “Niggas in Paris”, it’s obvious that one of the best tracks on the album received the heavy dub treatment it deserved. mp3
There’s no doubt that Skrillex‘s EP Bangarang (due for release this Friday on Beatport) is going to be his most scrutinized and high profile effort yet after being the recipient of five Grammy nominations. While Skrill-heads are primed for the conclusion of this (seemingly) interminable wait, I may have something to tide them over. If you have seen Sonny live recently, you may have heard this gem – a drum and bass, 175 BPM re-imagining of his track “Kill Everybody” that no doubt caused the minds of you and those around you to explode into a million pieces. While it may not be the brand new Skrillex originals you have been waiting for, if you rinse this track out on repeat, it’ll be Friday in no time. mp3
And even though their album Welcome Reality, which dropped this past summer, gave us more than a dozen new Nero tunes – would we ever say no to more? Harkening back to their drum and bass roots, with Alana providing a soothing vocal over top, this will get the two-step fiend in you moving in no time. mp3
And to cap it off, I have to show some love to Montreal duo Love Thy Brother, whose remix of Drake’s Crew Love has been embedded in my mind for the past week. Albeit a little more chill than the aforementioned tracks, the combination of hooks from Drake and collaborator The Weeknd with Conor and Liam’s crisp production has made this a must listen. mp3