So Jamie Grind, recently signed to Infrasonics alongside such names as Spatial, xxxy, Hot City, and Ike Release, recently recorded an absolutely head-spinning mix for one of my favorite blogs, Sonic Router. Its packed with all kinds of future music across a number of genres, but underneath it all is a tendency towards broken beats, odd syncopations, as well as big bass and chopped, pitched-up, wonked-out vocal cuts. It’s really challenging, provocative stuff that doesn’t sacrifice the GROOVE that so many people overlook in trying to support head-y, bizarre, art music. You should check out the interview over at Sonic Router, as well as Jamie Grind’s recent release on Infrasonics, Balloon, which is more of the same twisted, dis-orienting but ultimately GROOVY rhythm-driven club music that is incubating in and around the UK right now. Still, doesn’t anyone else get all nostalgic over a time when Dubstep was just Dubstep?? Just kidding.
Infra12003 a2 jamie grind – balloon by Jamie Grind
Anyways, I love Sonic Router and I love this mix; the blog is consistently smart with their reviews, cutting-edge music taste, and it seems that since they’re so involved in the scene over there across the pond, they’ve got a direct line to the artists and the industry people that are making the changes that we get to report in the blogosphere.
By the way, if you check out the Infrasonics website, they’ve got a bunch of unreleased downloads from some of the label heads… Check it out here.