5 Feb

I’ve never hidden the fact that I don’t like dubstep – some would say I’ve shouted it from the rooftops. So a large part of me feels highly dubious about these postings. It’s not dubstep-dubstep though, it’s more sophisticated – I feel like a musical elitist saying this – well I am really – but this is proper music, not just noise.

Ghost – Stories (Featuring Misty Miller)

This link up between two South London teenagers has real soul and atmosphere, the contrast of Misty’s delicate voice with the hard synths of Ghost is nice. It works so well.

Ghost – Fairytale (Featuring Misty Miller)

Much the same story as above, but this one is a tad closer to Misty’s style than Ghosts, until at 1 minute some seriously good synth work happens. It almost reminds me of Jamie xx’s version of Running from We’re New Here.

The Streets – San Frandemonium

To call this one dubstep is really pushing ‘dubstep’ to it’s very outmost limits – in geographical terms it’s like calling Watford part of London. That probably doesn’t help you to get a very good picture of the song I realise. Basically, it’s pure production from The Streets – and he really comes into his own here, with this synth driven hip hop instrumental – I can’t exactly genre-fy it, as you might be able to tell!

James Blake – Tep & The Logic

The newer, ‘next Bon Iver’ stuff has got everyone and his brother in a real frenzy about James Blake, but it’s stuff like Tep & The Logic, a rejected take from his up-coming album, that got James Blake his original fanbase.

Jamie xx – Far Nearer

This has been floating around the internet for quite a long time now but only a radio rip from XFM was available. After that it was rumoured to be appearing on We’re New Here which I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. Who knows what it is!? Anyway, here it is in all it’s deep bass-steel drums glory.

Blackbird Blackbird – Float On (Modest Mouse Cover)

This drifts out of the greater-dubstep movement and over into chillwave. I guess it’s most closely related to the James Blake track. It’s bliss for all seasons.


4 Responses to “Hypocrisy”

  1. Delphine February 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I know the feeling. I also didn’t like Dubstep, but this is something different, more sofisticated and that’s why we do like it!

  2. Paul February 7, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    This is some great stuff. This is a great new genre. whatever it will be called, I love it. The full rich sound and twisted electronica. I don’t know…Ministry meets the XX in Daft Punk’s hotel room? Just finished listening to James Blake’s album. Glad you blogged these great tunes. Stories by Ghost is amazing! Can’t stop listening to it! Thx again.

  3. jai October 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    i know what you mean, i hate dubstep, but there’s something about those Ghost tracks that makes them better than dubstep. a similar example for me is Deadmau5’s Raise Your Weapon. again, it’s classed as dub but i think they deserve their own genre.


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