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Skrillex – Recess (Album)

I was originally going to do a post on the tune with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper, but the more I listened, the more I realized that the whole album deserved a post. Skrillex really flexed his wide variety of production skills with this collection of songs. From the heavy songs with OG MC’s Ragga Twins, to the ravey club sounds of the Kill The Noize collaboration, Skrillex shows his expertise in EDM production. But it doesn’t stop there, he takes hip/hop and breaks references, there are influnces from garage and house, and then there’s the downright abstract production of Doompy Poomp.

The album goes from energetic peaks to deep melodic troughs. Its pretty clear that a lot of time was put into this album, and although it has an overtone of a Club-like vibe, Skrillex has provided a little bit for everyone. On his soundcloud the producer dedicates the album to “all the artists and fans that continue to support and propel this scene into amazing new places” showing his love for more than even just making the music but for the whole community of people contributing to electronic music. Some people may not like the heavier stuff, some people may not like the minimal stuff, but if you give this album a listen I guarantee you’ll find something that perks your ears up.

If you’re not into heavy Club or Electronic Music I’d steer you towards  – 3. Stranger, 5. Coast Is Clear, 8. Doompy Poomp, 9. Fuck That, and 11. Fire Away. If not, just check em all because from the production to the mixing to the mastering is all very well done. Biggup to Skrillex.

Support the artist and Buy the album on Beatport or iTunes

 

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Eskmo – “Cloudlight”

This track just really needed to get a post. Everything about this video deserves recognition. The song is so original yet so catchy, from the weird groove to the moving synths, to the amazing vocoded vocals, this track gives the true feeling of “floating in magically colorful pieces of sky”. Eskmo is yet another dope artist from San Fran who has been in the game for several years already. Seems he’s got a dope thing going with his music as well as the San Fran bass scene as well. The track is a part of his full length album out on Ninja Step Records and is available on Beatport as well as other online stores as well.

Check it out. You wont be disappointed.