The Atlanta electronic and dub scene is quickly becoming an undeniable force. Some stellar releases and artists have come my way lately and it'd be such a disservice to ignore them. So here's a diverse list of just a few of the best Atlanta has to offer.
Graham Yoder hails from the local band Jungol which has already distinguished itself with sold out CD release shows at the Earl and a loyal following. I can see the same thing happening for Graham's solo project as "Comment T'appelles Tu" is a sickeningly sweet track, with soft melodies cruising over pretty interesting samples of a french monologue and what sounds like a scary monster, invoking notions of a weird alternate reality.
"Comment T'appelles Tu?"
Comment t'appelles tu? by Graham Yoder
Comprised of one artist already known to the indie hip-hop scene, Ethereal, and newcomer Darius Brandenburg, Optimus Pikachu is a delightful addition to the electronic hip-hop scene of Atlanta. According to Ethereal's relentless tweeting, they're cooking up some serious sounds to be devoured later this year. They released a tribute EP to Michael Jackson last year that may elicit strange stares from people nearby as jamming is impossible to prevent. Download "She Wants To Get It" at your own risk.
Also check out this awesome 8-bit tribute to UGK on the duo's bandcamp page.
"The Emancipation" is a promising start, boasting the dope video below, making it impossible to miss the small yet steady waves Tricil is surfing in the local scene.
Where Are We?
None can deny the talent Chris Brooker exhibits in the stellar mixing and mastering of Red Sea's Cruel Future EP, but equally as good is his own work, the Superplexed EP, under the moniker Where Are We? It sounds like an electronic psychedelic dreamscape, with tracks like "Dirty Girl" conveying a contemporary Doors sound. If you've got any peyote caps or ’shrooms, you're in for a stellar time.
Labels Are Limits
I don't know what rock this group has been hiding under but, damn, they need more shows. They provide a classic glitched-out dub sound, but they're at their best on I Can't Feel It an uber-sexy track that's apt to make you leave the dance floor to go handle some grown folks' business. Can't wait to hear this one live.
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