New Era of Machine Music

Section Editor: Alex Brodofsky

Welcome, welcome, one and all! This is your loving host Pavel! Just kidding this is his American brother Paul! That’s right, I pranked you all last month! But anyways, the worst is finally over: 2016 has come to an end! The children are singing, the internet trolls stopped caring, the SJWs have almost become irrelevant, Memes have become more and more immersive, the horrible parts (in America, that is) are behind us. (No, but seriously, the world is falling into chaos day by day and nobody can stop it without sounding like a misogynist, bigot, xenophobe, or any other term that can be used to say you’re a horrible person…Makes you think what words even have any effect anymore…)

But anyways, back to the music! Literally, back to the music, because we are going back to the future! That’s right, we are going to inspect in the noise blasting, headache inducing, party starting music of Dubstep and Electronica.

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“I can’t believe the way you dubstep out of the house;  You’re like an emo Steve Urkle and you reek of Deadmou5” – Mozart, ERB

 

I remember the first legitimate Electronic song I ever heard was “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service, and I was forever encased in the rhythmic beating of electronic music. Soon all my senses became derived to fluid motions of the transition between the angelic voices that melodically placed perfectly within the song. Then, I heard Dubstep.

Dubstep assaulted my tender ears and I was completely unprepared. However, I immediately was hooked like a hipster on Starbucks, you know? The massive range in volumes in mere seconds, along with the harsh, colliding screeches just felt so imperfectly perfect. That’s right, I’m talking about my main man Skrillex. I heard his song “Bangarang” on the radio one day when my family and I were going home from Olive Garden.

And so listening to these harsh breakdowns and heavy bass lines mixed with lyrical intimacy eventually brought me to rap, but that’s a different story. Anyways, off to the part that you ACTUALLY want to see: The List.

These wonderful artists take their time and put all their time together on some program onto a computer to generate these wonderful songs. Some of these great artists include:

  • Skrillex
  • Datisk
  • Excision
  • Basshunter
  • Bassnectar
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Nero
  • Knife Party
  • Deadmou5
  • Rusko

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    Recently released, Monsters 6.66 is a mashup of all the Monsters of Drumstep

  • Zomboy
  • Foreign Beggars
  • Figure
  • Doctor P
  • Diplo
  • Daft Punk
  • Avicii
  • Zedd
  • David Guetta
  • DJ Tiesto
  • Calvin Harris
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Afrojack
  • Steve Aoki
  • Moby
  • Dj Snake
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Major Lazer
  • Glitch Mob
  • Noize MC
  • Dolphin
  • Gorillaz
  • SKisM

Listen to these guys and you’ll get the idea quick. Pretty much just get a looping sound track, throw in a heavy bass track subliminally caressing your ears to the beautiful melody in the middle, then throw in the audio recording of a bunch of metal utensils in the garbage disposal or a blender or even a food processor, then throw in a bunch of bleeps and some bloops and to top it off, sprinkle in some vocals for good measures. Boom, one certified dubstep song! Now to find somewhere to post it…

Apologies for such a short list, but my research time was literally cut in half due to some foreseen and prepared circumstances, but you listen to a few of these guys and you’ll basically understand it all. Happy listening, and enjoy the beginning of the new year!

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And here we see the wild Noize MC, in his natural habitat. He screams some Russian at you and runs away before he could be harmed.

 

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you what other people think of this music! But don’t worry, I was saving the best for last. I got some really funny quotes about this genre.

“Oh yeah, I love having my ears assaulted by the great music of my lord and savior Skrillex”

-No one ever

“Music is great, and it comes in all shapes and forms. I tend to enjoy this kind of music. I hope more people understand this kind of music, because it’s the easiest kind of music for robots to make, so we wouldn’t need humans to make this kind of stuff”

-Some random nerd I saw at Six Flags while I was waiting in line to ride the Goliath

“I don’t like dubstep, it is complete chaos and gives me a headache”

-Mom

Yeah, whatever you say, mom.

*Flips hair and puts on headphones while walking off into the moonrise*

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