Glitch-hop

Artist: 
Machinedrum
Label: 
Ninja Tune

Machinedrum is an American Glitch-hop artist who has been on the "underground" music scene for a while. I listened to a few of his old tracks, and it seems like he used to do mostly relaxed chill glitch that you can just sort of jam to. This album stands out from his last works as it's got a bunch of tracks that you could see playing in a DJ set that people could go hard to. His sound is hard to explain. It definetly has that main glitch influence, but this album incorporates some trap aspects, more house aspects, and over is just much more danceable.

Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Zack Esets
Date Reviewed: 
09/28/2016
Artist: 
Shlohmo
Label: 
True Panther Sounds

It's about time. This new Shlohmo album is fire - but not for the typical Shlohmo reasons. You could probably already tell that from the singles he released before (Beams, Buried, and Emerge From Smoke). The tracks on this are a lot heavier and somewhat creepier than his older stuff. They're not very wam or happy or dreamy? They're also slower/more drawn out and of course meticulously crafted. As always he effectively sets up subtly epic soundscapes for the listener to get lost in (I got a trippy space alien vibe coming from most of it).

Sounds Like: 
Baths
Sounds Like: 
Flying Lotus
Name: 
Lili Steffen
Date Reviewed: 
04/05/2015
Artist: 
Robotic Pirate Monkey
Label: 
Self-Released

Robotic Pirate Monkey's first completely original, non-remix based album is definitely a pretty chill collection of songs.There's also plenty of bass-heavy songs for you to play at a party. Overall, this is a really good crossover between dubstep and instrumental hip-hop. A lot of the album sounds like Pretty Lights, so check this out if you're a fan of his stuff.

Sounds Like: 
Pretty Lights
Sounds Like: 
Ratatat
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
02/07/2012
Artist: 
S.P.E.C.T.R.E
Label: 
True Movement

Mmmmm dirrrrty electro. Wide variety of music here, but mostly hard, highly mechanical electro and dubstep. The last track is a pretty chill dubstep, but I'm not that big fan of dubstep, so I'll let you be the judge. Really heavy stuff that makes you want to like fistpump the air like a pro at a super grimey underground electro show. (See track reviews for more detail)

Sounds Like: 
TC
Sounds Like: 
Benga
Sounds Like: 
Rusko
Sounds Like: 
a dirty Caspa?
Name: 
Jen Akazawa
Date Reviewed: 
04/29/2010