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Metropolis — “Trust in the ‘M’ Machine”

11 Apr


Not much is known of Metropolis.

I remember two weeks ago when Porter Robinson tweeted a link to the following teaser video, my attention was successfully grabbed. Since there was basically no information given on the artist or the upcoming release, I just put it on the backburner.

Now Skrillex is also promoting this teaser and it has my full attention now. It is very intriguing that still no information is available on this (these) enigmatic producer(s). Metropolis has no previous material, their twitter account and facebook page only follow Skrillex and Porter Robinson, and neither of those accounts give any information on the artist.

If I had to guess, this is a collaboration between Skrillex and Porter Robinson. The style of the teaser is consistent with both of the aforementioned producers, and even the visual style of the video is similar to the teaser video of Skrillex’s Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP and his recent tour promotion.

Well, regardless of any assumptions I’ve made, it’s sounding really solid. It has Skrillex and Porter’s hectic and melodic styles, incorporating heavy drops and very catchy hooks (complete with female vocals). There are also some strong influences by Daft Punk, bringing thick and driving synths into play.

Take a listen

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Deadmau5 — new dubstep project in the works

4 Mar


Deadmau5 just finished updating his loyal facebook fans saying that he has been messing around with some new dubstep. I suppose after the well received “One Trick Pony” and “Raise Your Weapon,” he decided to give this dubstep thing another go.
Well, he just uploaded a zip file onto mediafire for us all to have a look at. It’s full of samples he’s come up with on Ableton — everything from wobbles, to kicks & snares.

Check it out…the file is named Cool Story Brostep, playing off of the new “brostep” moniker for new-age dubstep that Porter Robinson helped make infamous. Here is the mediafire link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?3cqypc6d7zx0n01