It’s only been 3 days since my last Song Of The Week post, but I’m bored and I have a good one for y’all. Anyone even barely interested in electronica knows that Skrillex is the next big thing. His abstract yet party-friendly approach to house/dubstep is actually pretty popular (he sold out a show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ before I could get tickets!). I, for one, am a huge fan of his wackiness. Yet as crazy as his productions are, he’s not the most extreme, by a longshot. From what I’ve heard, that title belongs to Israeli dubstep producer Shekel. His music is sometimes umbrella’d under the term filthstep, though that’s mostly a term constructed by fans. Shekel’s style is generally abstract. His music contains dark, atmospheric vocal samplings that are terrifying in the right contexts, slow, shuffling dubstep rhythms, and a sonic palette so weird and otherworldly it’s hard to believe you’re still listening to music. This song, “The Number of The Beast,” is the darkest, freakiest track his Mind Fragments EP has to offer. If you like what you hear, you can check him out on Facebook. It’s definitely worth your time.
October 3, 2011
Song of The Week: “The Number of The Beast” by Shekel