Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Song of the Day (11/24/09)

Today's Song of the Day comes from a dubstep artist named Joker. Unlike the figurehead of the dubstep genre, the enigmatic Burial, who masterfully concocts grimy mixes that you'd find in a post-apocalyptic alleyway discotheque but lack a conventional melody, Joker makes it a point to incorporate catchy melodies. And I quote:

Pitchfork: Your music seems a lot more melodically rich and funkier than a lot of the stuff we hear from London. Is that something you've been going for?

Joker: Yeah. I hate boring shit. It's gotta have music, innit?
Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/36125-rising-joker/
The track I've uploaded is entitled "Digidesign" and offers a good overview of what Joker is all about. It maintains that characteristic griminess of the dubstep genre, but it forges into hip hop and funk as well. Another element of this song that makes it so appealing is its multisectional form, introducing new parts as it goes and thus keeping the track fresh. This is key, as I find that many dance-type songs end up getting tedious at about the two minute mark. One final point I'd like to add is that "Digidesign" serves as a great driving song, its thumping bass line allowing you to actually feel the song when the bass is turned up full blast and the subwoofers are holding on to the car frame for dear life. Enjoy!

Joker: "Digidesign"



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