Starting off the week with something a little different. I haven't done any dubstep, yet, so I thought now would be as good a time as any. I'm still relatively new to the genre, so I've only got a few favorites. But hey, favorite songs are like best friends. You only need a few really good ones to get by, right? ;)
Anyway, today's featured artist is Travis Stewart of Machinedrum and he's from North Carolina. Apparently, there's a lot of good music, including electronica, out of North Carolina (e.g., Toro y Moi, Dreams West). Stewart started Machinedrum during his final years in high school (1998 - 1999). He released his first album,"Now You Know," in 2001. Pitchfork described it as the "standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires." The track above is #8 on Stewart's latest album, "Rooms" (2011).
Stewart's latest EP is "SXLND" (Jan. 2012). It's described as a mix of house and electro, which is quite a deviation from his previous work. Below is Track 4 from SXLND.
I love when a track's vocals sound like an instrument. In this track, the vocals blend in with the other samples beautifully. What do you think? I think it's a great tech-house track! If you like what you've been hearing, be sure to check out Machinedrum's official webpage for more info.