This week we shift attention to some younger lesser known talents to get a sneak peak into the future of tech. These young soundcloud based producers are unsigned to a major label, have very few if any “official releases,” and are working with crazy new sounds that certainly don’t conform to any genre you’ve heard of. All of them are pushing the boundaries of tech and may very well be tomorrow’s rising stars so take note know so you can brag to your hipster friends later.
First up is is young INTERNET DAUGHTER who’s been making waves recently with everything from trapped out bangers to absolutely filthy G-House. The Toronto based producer will try anything at least once it seems and has been getting support from the likes of NEST HQ and Nina Las Vegas. Her track “Rude” combines straight up gangster rap with deep bouncy bass in a grimey tune that would make the Dirtybird crew blush. All of her productions have a distinct post-vaporwave meets URL collectivism vibe making them recognizably her’s.
You know you’ve stumbled onto some really cutting edge stuff if an artist has premiered a track on DIS Mag’s Soundcloud, that same page that helped PC Music rise to fame. I first heard “Pick & Roll” by Bruce Smear on the latest Jack댄스 and I immediately went to his soundcloud to find the buy link. Its stark industrial beat and metallic samples sound incredibly fresh paired with whooping sirens and a quazi-footwork rhythm delivering one of the most hypeworthy tech tracks I’ve heard in a while.
And last we have rising star Dark0 who is quickly making waves with support from i-D, Fader, Fact, Mixmag, and secured a coveted spot on the MoMA PS1 Warm Up lineup this summer. His “goth tech” sounds like a cross between Schlomo and a more experimentally minded Brodinski with chill trap beats and crystalline synths rolled up in a vaguely tech-y package. His recent remix of Pictureplane’s “Hyper Real” is perhaps more recognizable as trap but through attaching the genre of “tech” to it we’re forced to revist our preconceived notions of what that means. Take a listen for yourself, you’ll probably have more questions than answers.