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Favorite ThisNatty's Picks of the Week - Volume 3

Published: January 23, 2011

By: Natty Morrison

Greetings, salutations and greetings again, my fair readers! I apologize for the delay last week, sometimes even Natty can’t be everywhere at once. But rest assured, later this week we will be back on schedule with new entries in Natty’s Picks of the Week every Thursday! Let’s jump right in.

1. “Act Like You Know”- Nero

I’ve been thinking that maybe I’m featuring too much dubstep. So it makes total sense that I would seek out Nero under the recommendation that he does great dubstep. Turns out these guys also dabble in Drum and Bass. Turns out they are fairly incredible.

2. “Vision Vision” – Loyal Divide

I was introduced to this Chicago collective by our very own Anand Harsh. Now, when I say Anand introduced me, I mean that he forced me to watch it no less than five times. It felt like that scene in Red Dragon. “Do you see? Do you see?!” But in the end, I’m ever-so thankful that he did. Even if he did forget to untie me for a measly couple of weeks.

3. “California Dreamin’ (Remix)” – Minnesota

While I’d been hearing about Minnesota for quite some time, for whatever reason his name slipped beneath the stacks upon stacks upon stacks of dubstep artists people suggest I check out. Seriously, these stacks are just outrageous. Dangerously high even. But lucky for me I stumbled upon his Soundcloud late one cold, winter afternoon and it’s been playing non-stop ever since. I seriously could have picked any one of his, but this remix of the Mamas and the Papas classic rock tune seemed too good to pass up.

4. “Resistance” – KOAN

Sound It’s just an absolutely bewildering track, one of the more unpredictable. Fading in with swells, it’s a huge intro that packs on the heavy drums and even heavier sounds until it all come crashing down. Good thing it landed in that random pile of bass wobbles; this one should knock the socks off you and everyone within a 30 foot radius. Use it with caution.

5. “Another Dimension”- Phrenik

Last up this week is Simplify Recordings artist Phrenik. What drew me to this track most of all is simple: it’s 3 minutes and 40 seconds of non-stop momentum. It’s an absolutely perfect blend of drum and bass, dubstep, drumstep and any other steps you can find under the wall of powerful noise blasting from the speakers. It’s all in there; you just have to look for it.

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Tags: Drum and BassDubstepHouseBreaksElectroLivetronica