Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So it seems that everybody is down with Lady Gaga right now. She has the most Facebook fans of any living person, nearly 6 million followers on Twitter and a slew of number 1 hits. Word on the street is that she is behind a lot of her own productions which allows her some respect as an artist. One of her most recent singles 'Alejandro' had official remix duties dealt by some of the biggest names in the biz with some surprisingly great results.
First up relative newcomer Skrillex out of L.A has taken every sound that's 'hot' right now and blended them all into a mysteriously melodious number that will without a shadow of a doubt get the DF pumpin'.
Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Skrillex Club Mix)
King of all things half beat Rusko has just made the move from London to L.A and is rumoured to be working with some of the biggest names in pop on their upcoming productions. He has taken a bit of a more laid back pop-ish spin on this one, however I think it's a welcome change to the usual ear thrashing, distorted bass that accompanies the Dubstep name of late.
Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Rusko's Papuseria Remix)
On that note I would like to delve into Dubstep quickly. As you all know we feature a lot of Dubstep on this blog, so I just thought I would clear something up. Dubstep is not defined by the 'WHAMP WHAMP' sound it's defined by the half beat time signature and has it's roots in Reggae Dub (which I can't stand). So next time you're in 'da claah gettin' tipseh' and you hear some "WHAMP WHAMP" before you assume it's Dubstep listen for the half beat and sporadic kick to be sure.
Example of Dubstep without the 'WHAMP WHAMP'.
La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream Remix)