I know I’ve mentioned my love of Bassnectar in one of the many posts about mainstream dubstep but I have to revisit this. Because I rely so heavily on pandora for all my music needs, I don’t hear new albums until a year too late from artists I love. Recently pandora has been playing Bassnectar’s 2011 album Divergent Spectrum, and what can I say, I’m in love. Its a cleaner sound than their previous EPs (Wildstyle & Timestretch) had and has some hip hop feel to it that I always love in Bassnectars music, and its even a little eclectic with a remix of a Gogol Bordello song (if you love Gogol Bordello you need to watch Wristcutters, a love story). Anyway, some favorites… (and no I have yet to hear their newest release from this last month)
“The Matrix ft D.U.S.T”
“Boomerang” (ps the opening totally reminds me of Linkin Park, amirite? lol)
I have a confession. I love a LOT of mainstream dubstep. Back in my punk rock and hardcore/metalcore days I wouldn’t be caught dead listening to anything mainstream, let alone trendy…but in my old age I don’t have more than 1 shit to give, let alone give 2 shits about whatever anyone else thinks of my musical preferences. I know what I like, I know I can appreciate good music (or fun aka trendy music), and I have no shame bumping my favorite songs in my little 08 Nissan Sentra, Sally. She loves that shit, the bass sounds pretty decent for a stock car sound system, good call Nissan.
ANYWAY. Here are a few of my favorites, they just happen to all be dubstep today, and yes, a little mainstream, if you don’t like it…well thats too bad for you cause these are pretty dang good songs.
Gemini – “Blue”
The Neptune Project – “Aztec (Marlow Remix)”
Ellie Goulding – “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
Easy Star All Stars – “Money (The Alchemist Remix)” this one is for all you old school peeps out there. <3
Hope you enjoyed these few songs I’ve been loving on this weekend.