Sunday, February 26, 2012

Classical Dubstep, Anyone?

I have a love/hate relationship with dubstep. Done well, listening to the electronic sub-genre is something akin to an out-of-body experience. Those heavy, bone-shaking beats command you to move but the watered-down, mainstream take on the year's hottest musical trend is usually embarrassing. There's just something incredibly sad about a 10 second dubstep breakdown in a pop record. I guess that's why I like Lindsey Stirling's "Crystallize" so much. The hypnotic instrumental works within the genre to create something new and exciting instead of lifting a couple of elements for aural window-dressing. So who is this girl? A 25-year-old violinist from California, who appeared on the 5th season of America's Got Talent. Don't be put off by her talent show background. This is the edgiest classical concoction since Vanessa Mae appeared on Janet's Velvet Rope album! The video (below) is a relatively simple affair but fits in beautifully with the song. I really love this and hope it gets remixed for the clubs sooner rather than later. Brace yourself for a truly unique listening experience!

1 comment:

Ryze said...

This is amazing. :O