So, shortly after posting my little blurb about Nit Grit’s new remix, a little birdy stopped by my FB wall and dropped off another remix of a track I happen to love! That track is The Mars Volta’s “Televators”, which you will kindly listen to here:
I absolutely love The Mars Volta. Their style is so unique and progressive; almost like a new-school, latin influenced, experimental Pink Floyd. Naturally, this makes The Mars Volta a perfect choice to remix. And that’s just what that little birdy did – I’ll let you listen to the remix as soon as I’ve said a few words about him.
That was young new producer, Christopher Lenel, aka StrikeStone. I’ve been listening to his tunes now on SoundCloud for the last hour or so and I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed. He’s got a super unique style; vicious transitions, hard breaks, off-tempo interludes and melodies, and an aggressive attitude that compels you to listen. He declares his genre as Jungle/Grind/Breaks, but there are definitely touches of other genres everywhere. I hear drum & bass, glitch, and psytrance, among others. His SoundCloud has a different genre for every track, ranging from “Dark Ambient Drum & Bass” to “Battle Techstep” to “Filthypsyjtekbreaks”. Best yet, all of his tracks have that Organic Progression you all know I love. Anyways, without further adue, I’m going to introduce you all to that remix, a few tracks I particularly loved off StrikeStone’s SoundCloud, and his full playlist. Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Enjoy!
The Mars Volta – Televators (StrikeStone Remix) [Awesome remix, stays true to what The Mars Volta created, but with a fresh melody]
SS Epic Interlude [Some "Psymetalstep"!? - craziness! Love this track]
SilkTrip [Quite possibly my favorite StrikeStone track... a little jazzy feel with a lot of distortion and some sick breaks]
And his full playlist, which is definitely EDM5 recommended listening!
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