Dubstep

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Artist: 
BAAUER
Label: 
LuckyMe Records

 

Sounds Like: 
Life, dubstep, Brazilian Funke
Sounds Like: 
Some dancehall
Name: 
Easter Bohanon
Date Reviewed: 
04/06/2016
Artist: 
Veorra
Label: 
JASBA Records

To sum it up in one sentence: "Emerald" is a great album that you should listen to if you like EDM!

This album features a mixture of future bass, progressive, and dubstep. These genres combine to create a great mixture of beats with great vocals that form catchy tracks. These tracks are the perfect length for either radio play or listening to on your own. If you like EDM, definitely give this album a listen!

Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Eric Newberry
Date Reviewed: 
03/27/2016
Artist: 
Yellow Claw
Label: 
Mad Decent

Blood For Mercy is Yellow Claw’s best work hands down. There are so many bangers loaded in this 16-song album that it’s hard to pick favorites. This album shows how versatile Yellow Claw is, combining their signature Amsterdam-style trap with a range of genres like deep house on “We Made It” and reggae on “Wild Mustang” and “Bun It Up”. Although this album is mostly “turn up” music, there are some good softer hits, notably “Feel It”. What really makes this album stand out is the quality of vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Yellow Claw
Sounds Like: 
Flosstradamus
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Sounds Like: 
RL Grime
Name: 
Matthew Scheurman
Date Reviewed: 
12/09/2015
Artist: 
Jack Ü
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

At first, there were truly no words I could use to describe the absolutely immensity of this collaboration. Two of the biggest names in EDM, coming together to make an album? What??? To say the least, I was hyped. Jack Ü started with a highly praised single, Take Ü There, featuring recent vocal phenomenon Kiesza. It was a trap masterpiece, and make everyone way too impatient for more. The single also marked the birth of "Ü", the U-umlaut that makes the brand of Jack Ü unmissable.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2015
Artist: 
Radio Game!!
Label: 
Radio Game!! (Independent)

Although I had never listened to Radio Game!! before, this track is a guarantee to make me a future fan. One of the better dubstep tracks to come out the past month. Definitely rocking with the drop that would sound like it came form a Barely Alive track. Definitely a mustplay for any dub step enthusiast. 

Sounds Like: 
Different Heaven
Sounds Like: 
Barely Alive
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/16/2015
Artist: 
Various Artist
Label: 
Six Degrees Records

Not expecting what to expect when I first picked up this CD. As it was one of the Alt albums that was avalible and had Bassnectar on a track so I thought I'd dive right in. The music that came blaring of my speakers, I could not believe that this was in the Alt section. Being an avid EDM fan, right off the bat it gives you this chill, relaxing and laid-back vibe. But once I started going through each track, around the middle of the album there was some dupstep or dub on a couple of tracks. This shouldnt have surprised me but it did.

Sounds Like: 
Tycho
Sounds Like: 
Bassnectar
Name: 
Ryan Reyes
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2014
Artist: 
The Glitch Mob
Label: 
Glass Air Records

The Glitch Mob are masters at creating badass tracks that make you want to just drive around at night in a futuristic city.  Much of that imagery may stem from their work on the remixed "Tron Legacy" soundtrack, but they continue to prove they are the future of badass music.  For the most part you could predict what this album would sound like if you have listened to their past work.  I do not listen to much RPM so I do not know all of the correct jargen regarding dubstep and house music so I will not try to embarrass myself while trying to describe it.

Sounds Like: 
The Prodigy
Sounds Like: 
Feed Me
Name: 
Nick Cotter
Date Reviewed: 
02/26/2014
Artist: 
Far Too Loud
Label: 
OWSLA

Far Too Loud is far too awesome. He's released a ton of good music, including his Firestorm EP which blew the minds of his listeners with crazy drops and gnarly buildups. His style seems to be consistent with his old music, which in his case, works, because it's just too good to drift away from. The Doomsday Machine EP sounds great, and is really just a preview for what else he's got to come.

Sounds Like: 
Excision
Sounds Like: 
Datsik
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
01/30/2014
Artist: 
The Crystal Method
Label: 
Tiny e

The Crystal Method is pretty much the bomb.com.  I'm not even a super huge fan of electronic music but they have never disappointed me.  This dynamic duo laid dormant for a couple years but they are back and as good as ever.  The album alters between song styles and sound so it is not the typical dubstep where you can sometimes find yourself saying 'this is an incredibly long song' when you have actually listened to six "different" songs.

Sounds Like: 
The Prodigy
Name: 
Krissy Baca
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2014
Artist: 
Bar9
Label: 
Bar9

While this EP is relatively short, it definitely packs a punch. Bar9 supplies an aggressive variety of dubstep (especially in their first track), achieving a very driven and hypnotic sound that made memorizing massive amounts of information for exams more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend for any occasion involving physical activity, flashing lights, or both. 

Sounds Like: 
Matta
Sounds Like: 
Jazzsteppa
Name: 
Jessie Marman
Date Reviewed: 
12/12/2013
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