In this column, I cover songs for you to nod your head to in the EDM scene [electronic dance music, not extra dancey music, for those not in the know].
If you have not heard about this fellow from Bristol, you may want to consider what musical rock (or Rolling Stone) you have been living under. Seriously though, Phaeleh (pronounced “Fella”) has been at the forefront of sub sonic bass purveyordom since 2008, literally being eponymous with *good* dubstep since the beginning. His sweeping sonic textures, steeped in dubstep and garage underpinnings, have made him the rightful heir to the Bristol throne and more than deservedly earned him a spot in the same pantheon as fellow Bristolites Massive Attack. Phaeleh’s last two releases “Fallen Light” and “The Cold In You” were the resounding answer to the current good dubstep dearth and the next link in the trip hop chain.
Atoms For Peace members Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich appeared on LA radio station KCRW to spin some music and promote AFP’s debut album. While they were on the decks, they decided to premiere the unheard Thom Yorke track “Honey Pot,” which was born as a remix of a Radiohead track: “This is a remix of ‘All I Need’ that turned into a new song that no one’s ever heard and we didn’t know what to do with,” Yorke explained.
3. Kastle – “Been Awhile”
A track from Kastle‘s debut album, Been Awhile illustrates why the San Francisco-based producer calls his music “forward thinking.” This is future bass at its finest. Having finished the first leg of his tour recently, look for Part 2 to bring more of his innovative style to the masses.