Parisian producer Edn Hak makes his own Burial-esque interpretation on his new Reapers EP. ‘Wanderer’ is one of the standout cuts. It crackles on the surface before dipping into delicate, heartwarming samples and kicks.
Boxcutter is Northern Ireland electronic producer Barry Lynn. I first discovered him back in 2006 with the drum machine track ‘Skuff’d‘ on his Oneiric album debut.
Boxcutter has released multiple albums, EPs, and singles since but on his latest track ‘Canopy,’ he’s proving once again that class is permanent. The chopped jazz break is sure to delight fans who admire his moody dubstep aesthetic.
Big Peace, also known as Big War, is a producer and a co-founder of the multidisciplinary Generic Greeting Collective in Manchester, UK.
According to the Bandcamp page, the Peace/War albumis a collection of hip-hop beats made from 2010 – 2016 that incorporate elements of Balearic dance music, dub, and grime. The vibe is next-level, to say the least, as is the artwork.
Electronic music is mainstream, which is odd considering fifteen years ago it was a niche genre placed in the back section of US record stores.
I grew up listening to Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, and more obscure electronic DJs like Roni Size and Photek. I never thought electronic music would be popular.
To see dubstep break electronic music is even more surprising. Just a few years ago dubstep was completely underground with the likes of Burial, Skream, and Benga. Skrillex now makes $15 million a year.
Money taints music development. Just look at the destruction of hip-hop, which like electronic music grew out of dance parties and peaked out after the rise of Eminem. When music becomes more about Hollywood than the sound itself, it self-destructs. Electronic music will burst as well but the real crate diggers will continue to support it.