Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Probably one of my favourite bots, Breakbot, is in Sydney on the 21st of this month, and to celebrate his arrival I thought I’d share some of his more obscure tracks with all you Staying Sick readers. Both of you. (Hey, we're still young.)
As the only prerequisite for making electronic music these days seems to be a MacBook and a douchey haircut, Breakbot avoids this trend by displaying some rare traits for the genre: musicianship, individuality, and some French flair. Well, perhaps the French bit isn’t that rare. I’m sure you’ve all heard Summerparty and his Van She & Sneaky Sound System remixes, and if you haven’t, get on it. So here are some less known gems; the first of which is a DatA remix that takes a while to warm up, but at 1:40 really hits its stride.
Aerius Light (Breakbot's Rework) - DatA
Next up is a Pacific! remix that stays chilled, but mixes a few nice ambient and vocoded elements. Also below is his remix of Fatlip- a bit better known, but really showcases the individuality I was talking about before. How cool are the percussion and rainforest effects? Don’t get to say that about electronic music every day.
Runaway to Elsewhere (Breakbot Mix) - Pacific!
What's Up Fatlip (Breakbot Mix) - Fatlip