Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MSTRKRFT, Araabmuzik at Emo's

Alright y'all, so I wasn't going to preview this show until a bit later in the week but if you buy tickets today you can get them for $10 less. Just use the promotional code "PARTYHARD" and you could be partying hard at Emo's on Saturday night. MSTRKRFT has been making asses shake since 2005 with one of the dudes from Death From Above 1979 and the dude that used to produce their records hitting buttons, turning knobs and dropping beats. Together these Canadians have remixed some of the biggest names in music from around the globe and seeing them live is always a party.

MSTRKRFT - Back in the USSA video via YouTube

Arrabmuzik has been making music in Providence, RI since 2006 but it was only last year that his star began to rise. He is known for his YouTube videos showing him using the MPC to create complicated live drum patterns. His Electronic Dream mixtape made a lot of Best of 2011 lists and has even been reissued in a deluxe edition with 6 bonus tracks. His sound is bases in hip-hop and he likes to use vocal samples from soul records (who doesn't?). Lately he has been working in the studio with some hip-hop heavyweights producing backing tracks for them to rhyme over. Look for his name in the production credits of lots of upcoming hip-hop releases.

AraabMUZIK - Flippin a Beat video via YouTube