Zomby’s 8-bit grooves are some of the few that I can get behind. The jumpy vocal samples on “Labyrinth” and the ominous, meandering “Trap Door” are high points. Also peep his awesome album Dedication from earlier this year.
Jonwayne owes just as much to Koji Kondo as he does to the beat scene and not just for his surface level video game references. “King” is built on top of classic Nintendo boss level gloom. But not the boss fight itself — “King” summons the ominous tones of the dungeon/level that precedes the final showdown. Anyone who has played Ocarina of Time knows what I’m talking about. “King” will appear on The Death of Andrew EP, which drops October 25.
I’m still taking baby steps with this dubstep stuff, but I dig this. Lex NV (whoever that is) uses disembodied voices and an ambient orchestra to create an epic beat that’s more accessible than some harsher, mechanical sounding stuff.