Heroes x Villains
One of the main trends I see gaining momentum in Atlanta and worldwide is the growing popularity of post-dubstep; the inevitable, more subtle backlash to the heavier “brostep” sound ... Together with local “curator of cool” BLKKMORRIS, we're pushing our own version of this type of sound, half-jokingly named "luxury trap" where we take inspiration from Southern trap music, chopped/screwed, post-dubstep bass music and throwing it all together.
There's a new creative class of young kids doing really interesting music in this city that doesn't sound like anything before, but you can see the influence of not only Atlanta history but the influence of Atlanta's influence in LA's “jerk” music scene which has come full-circle back to here.
I see Future and Tity Boi, aka 2 Chainz being next to really break out of the Atlanta bubble to nationwide and hopefully worldwide success. This sounds ridiculous living here because if you go out to any club, you'll hear songs that either of them are on for 30% of the night but they are just now really catching on across the country. The lifespan of a record is on hyper speed inside of 285. It's a completely different timeline....
Another thing that would greatly help the Atlanta music scene is coverage more in tune with the creative community here....
I miss the days when Creative Loafing felt dangerous, like back in high school when I felt like I'd get in trouble for reading it. Now it just panders to yuppies and its advertisers.
George Pettis, singer / guitar player for Wowser Bowser
I want to see more weird-ass shows. You know, those shows where the whole time you're standing there thinking, "who the fuck actually booked this selection of bands to play together?" Those shows are always the most fun to me, mostly because it keeps the audience guessing. I want to go to shows where one minute it's a noise rock band, then an ambient electronic group, then a punk band, then a stoner math rock band! Maybe it's just because I play and see so many shows, but it gets pretty tedious when you're playing or going to see essentially the same bill once a month at the same venues. Keep Atlanta Weird!
Farbod Kokabi, Lyonnais (keyboard, guitar, vocals)
"I think TJ [Blake]'s subconscious resolution is to bang 50 chicks and get 50 checks, which I can be quoted directly as saying on his behalf."
Mike Netland of Qurious
I'd like to see more large-scale music events that local bands can be a part of. The Criminal Records benefit show at the Cottage had a great turnout, so hopefully 2012 brings some more "mini-festivals." We've been talking to a few people about organizing our own mini Atlanta music festival so maybe we'll try to make that happen.
Ruben Johnson aka Rozewood
Atlanta needs more unification, though I sense a lot of strong bonds here. As a newcomer to the scene I cant really make a proper judgment. I just hope that my music finds its proper place in the music biz in general. I’m thinking international recognition, God willing.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?
WWW you trying to date big boi? Sounds like you got a lil bromance bruh