So this is a group that has been gaining some pretty massive hype on youtube. And I’m here to…well…hype it even more! The duo, consisting of Corin Roddick and Megan James, first posted three of their tracks on the purity ring tumblr thepurityring.tumblr.com/ about a year ago. Recently, they have announced that they will be releasing an album on July 24th of this year. In celebration of this announcement, a new track entitled “Obedear” was unveiled. All I have to say is, Crystal Castles had better watch their back!
The charm in this group comes from the perfect blending of low-fi syncopated beats and the pitched vocal melodies of the lead singer. Thick but smooth bass lines grace every song and add an extra dimension that differentiates them from similar guy/girl duo electronic acts. Lyrically, Purity Ring is a very refreshing reminder that EDM can be very emotionally moving and poetic at times. According to Megan James, most of the lyrics are taken from diaries that she has written in since she was a child; which makes the group’s name rather fitting.
After exploding on the internet via Soundcloud.com, San Jose’s NiT GriT has been gaining traction in the concert world. He played a string of shows over a period of 4 weeks in the great state of Colorado in early 2011, ending with a Sold Out Press Play show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.
As his summer began, the booking requests increased ten fold as did his concert resume. Still the most modest and humble of people, NiT GriT comes back to play another Mind-Blowing Denver show filled with the west coast bass sound that he has so masterfully made his own.
BELOW: NiT GriT at Cervantes for the February 10th, 2011 show
Cloud-d is a grime/lazer bass producer based out of Denver, Colorado. He is apart of dubanimals and the Mile High Sound Movement, two of the most respected music collectives in the Colorado area. As Cloud-d’s popularity in the Colorado dubstep scene is growing, so is his production quality and live performance. Cloud-d stylistic take on crunk/dirty south hip-hop, combined with original grimey dubstep provides a sound experience like none other.
Cloud-d was the winner of Press Play‘s King Of The Hill live P.A. battle in Boulder, Colorado judged by NiT GriT and won the prize of being direct support for this show.
Rodway is an up and coming dubstep DJ/Producer out of Denver, Colorado, who has been steadily garnering praise from peers and established figures in the electronic scene. Within two weeks of the release of his debut EP, High Life, he was picked up by Noiseporn Records and featured on many prominent blogs, including mind your (dub)step and Got Bass.
What separates Rodway from other contemporary artists is his distinctly musical brand of dubstep, a product of formal music training with a sound that draws from classic rock, jazz and heavy metal.