Social Media and the underground Corkers- Part 2
Written by Samantha McCallum
October 30, 2011 7:35 pm
The second instalment gets stuck in to some freaky beats to compliment the Halloween season. For those who missed the first instalment read on. Taken from Rev Phil Dread’s un-copyrighted music Facebook page and hours of scouring social media sites, we search for talented up and coming artists and put them in the spotlight.
In the spotlight
Sickbot is a DJ that has been reaching out to people via radio with his mixing. Sickbot has come up with an edgy delight jam packed with attitude, electro and breaks. Expect to have a fiesty encounter with the first track, and the tracks that are to follow are bursting with colour. Sickbot pays attention to blending synths and the beat matching indicates that he may have studied each and every detail of his tracks for an effortless mix. Expect tunes from the likes of Far Too Loud and Specimen in his set.
Wubwubwub- “Witch Haus” Revisited-Digital Skunk
Wubwubwub really knows how to incorporate a wobbling bassline with perfection, and can tastefully incorporate it in to a wide range of music genres. Dance music lovers know by now that wobbling isn’t restricted to jelly (or the effects of Ketamin), however the wobble takes practice to perfect. Witch Haus wouldn’t be the same without it’s other elements such as gliding synths, subtle 808 soundings hi hats, hot kicks and snare, haunting murky brassy bass and subtle washy effects. These elements of the track compliment his trademark. Witch Haus is adventurous and a quirky number.
Digital Folk- Occupy the World
Digital Folk has created a downtempo futuristic feel for this track. As nice as it is to hear some pumping filth at a faster tempo, a futuristic electronica piece with use of sampling makes a change. The track is dedicated to Occupy Wall Street movement and the brutal attacks that took place in Oakland during protests. Expect razor sharp nasal basslines, snappy snares and flanged sounding organs. It not very often for electronic artists to produce a track that samples the brutality of the protests and this track emphasises that sampling has no limits.
After spending last weekend hearing Rev Dread’s musicians (and himself) played live, it was similar to an animation coming to life (keep an eye out for the next instalment where we focus on Rev’s personal collection) .
Check out http://www.facebook.com/groups/288182439561/ for Rev Dreads, Uncopyrighted Music Page on Facebook
Stay connected for part 3 next week
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