I’m a huge fan of mid-tempo music. I think the recent skyrocketing of moombahton’s popularity is great, because its in that funky region of BPM where dubstep’s groove is mashed up with the high-paced, ‘jump-up’ energy of electro house. However, in the shadow of moombahton exists it’s darker, grimier cousin: glitch hop. Recently made more popular through the efforts of OWSLA signees KOAN Sound (them two dudes up top), it’s high time glitch hop got a bit of the spotlight here on RCP, so here are six tracks, handpicked by yours truly, to make you bob your head and tap your feet. All heavy, all grimy, all RCP approved.
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OWSLA just released today a compilation of new, exclusive tracks from friends and family featuring productions from some RCP heroes like Style of Eye, Alvin Risk, and Nick Thayer. The album is a clusterfucques of raging electro house and dubstep, with some moombahton and tech house included for good measure. Free music from Skrillex’s label showcasing some of the best up-and-coming production talent – you can’t complain. One nitpick, however, is that I’ve been waiting to hear the version of ‘Devastate’ that Style of Eye uploaded from a radio rip from Pete Tong – instead, we got some half-assed, earphone friendly version in the compilation. Not to worry, Style-fans, cuz the word is that the version we heard in the Pete Tong radio rip is his dub mix, and he’s “planning something special” for that. Stay tuned, and peep some of our favorite remixes below.
Motherfuckin’ Dutch house is back. Vato Gonzalez brings the heat with Foreign Beggars, who you should know through their recent collaborations with none other than Skrillex, such as Still Gettin’ It or Scatta.This track samples Japanese ‘Kaijuu’ (read: Godzilla) movies for the driving synth, in particular that one scene in all of those movies where the big monster approaches a city and is about to, quite bluntly put, fuck shit up. Basically, this song is the monster, your party is the city, and things are about to get entirely out of hand. Big ups to Foreign Beggars for their usual super-hype, unintelligible raps that still manage to sound catchy as hell.