This is a guest post by 4bstr4ck3r about the current glitch hop music movement that is taking place in France! He brought to our attention some of the big names in French electronic music, and I decided to turn it into a guest post for Bassadelic, for the on-going series, “…In Search of Bass,” where underground (or, just new electronic music) is revealed to an audience that might not have encountered some of these artists and tunes before. SO here it is, the French glitch wave…
At first, there was Powell & Lokid, in Paris, who did some parties a few years ago, near 2009, called, ‘Smack my Glitch Hop,’ and unleashed their unique sound of classy synthesizers and downtempo grooves, and, well, I don’t know how to describe it except to say it had a slow house feel (think Daft punk, some glitches similar to recent Glitch Mob albums) and I recommend their music – you better check these two guys’ work to understand – it’s gold!
“Night Watch” by Lokid
“Smack My Glitch Hop” by Powell (remixed by Robot Koch
Then came a duo from Marseilles called MC2; as a more powerful glitch mob, playing with joysticks and crazy stuff. Very fun!
“Suck my Joystick #1” by MC2
And the duo called Turnsteack, still full of glitches, and with their own sound textures.
“The New Walk” by Turnsteak
Now we’re in 2012 and newcomers are arriving and helping to spread high quality, international glitch hop: there’s Flatmate (Caliber Music, Adapted Records) – who plays awesome neuro hop, and Habstrakt (Never Say Die) who was making dubstep (at first) but now produces some heavy neuro glitch hop, as well.
“Bagheera” by Flatmate
“Get Funky” by Habstrakt
Otherwise many producers, as Habstrakt, will produce one or two glitch hop tracks, but will continue to be dubstep producers, as dubstep is still the main club music (alongside techno.)
So there you have it, some of the best artists of the French glitch hop movement!
Written by 4bstr4ck3r