Today the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience added Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia, Public Image Ltd., Metric, Peaches, and Ruby Amanfu to this year’s lineup. The festival returns to City Park on the Halloween weekend with Florence + The Machine and Jack Ü (Diplo and Skrillex) headlining Friday, October 30; Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash, and Steve Angello topping the bill Saturday; and Zac Brown Band and Deadmau5 closing the festival on Sunday night.
The 17th edition of the Voodoo Music Experience presents perhaps its most eccentric top-line talent when it returns to City Park’s Festival Grounds October 30 to November 1. Florence + The Machine will headline, along with Diplo and Skrillex’s trap team-up Jack Ü, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash, Jane’s Addiction, Zac Brown Band, and Deadmau5.
This week's "Freshly Spilt Milk" soundcloud playlist includes jangle pop from The Cairo Gang, soul from Willis Earl Beal, glitchy techno from Oslo, and a sunny instrumental from Joey Bada$$'s producer.
On A Very Decent Christmas, the artists on the Mad Decent label do Christmas music their way. Diplo continues his exploration of bounce with Nicky Da B on "Frosty Bounce," while DJ Snake folds "Jingle Bells" into his "Bird Machine." I'm particularly entertained by Vijuan Allure's "RUDE-OFF 2013," perhaps because of my affection for computer-generated voices.
DJ Quickie Mart's roots are in hip-hop, but he has broadened his musical horizons. He still makes hip-hop with Gotham Green, has done a Girl Talk-like mash-up mixtape, and has recorded dubstep remixes of The Vettes and Ricky B. Still, bounce remains a through-line in his career. He has done yacht bounce remixes, and he's half of Gypsyphonic Disko, which mixes bounce with Klezmer and Balkan folk music.
Big Freedia's Scion AV EP put off purists who felt she had drifted from bounce into EDM, but the EP made the logical connection. The current style of high speed, high impact bounce has as much in common with electronic music as it does with first generation bounce, which is one of the reasons it makes sense and works so well in The Republic.