Girls That Look Like Skrillex

this girl definitely looks like Skrillex

I deplore Skrillex and the music he makes. I cringe when people say things like, “I love dubstep! Have you heard of Skrillex?” Sure, you could make the argument that (like Deadmau5) he’s bringing people to electronic music that otherwise would have kept listening to Kings of Leon and Jack Johnson. Right. Because those are the kind of people I want at a Chemical Brothers or Aphex Twin show.

Tumblr is a wonderful thing. It gives us gems like this.

(via the infamous Coachella Forum)

Boys Noize – 1010

Boys Noize's "1010/Yeah" cover art

This track by Boys Noize was released along with the track “Yeah” as the 50th release of Boysnoize Records a few months ago. Things I love about this track / single:

  1. “1010” is some awesome acid-house and stark but fitting contrast to the electro-house Boys Noize has been putting out.
  2. Both tracks show why Boys Noize stands out as a savior amongst the shit “brostep” artists flooding the electronic music charts right now.
  3. The EP is exactly the length of time it takes me to bike from class back to my apartment.

In other news, I’m bringing back my Coachella Preview articles this year. Thanks to Kings of Leon, I think I’ll actually be able to see Boys Noize again this year!

Boys Noize – 1010

Skream – Finally (feat. La Roux)

Skream's debut album Skream! cover

La Roux’s debut album is a perfect example of a sleeper hit. It was released over a year ago, but only recently did the song “Bulletproof” get any serious air play. It’s a perfectly-paced record, that puts singer Eleanor Kate Jackson’s voice on top of bouncy electropop beats.

Producer Skream makes the kind of dubstep that proves that the genre deserves some credence. His music seats itself in the fog of night dripping in reverb,  and it stays far away from the strain of dubstep regurgitated over and over by producers like Rusko.

This new song from Skream is his second piece that involves La Roux, the first being a remix he did of the band’s first single: In For The Kill. Both songs are amazing, so take a listen.

Skream – Finally (feat. La Roux)

La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix)