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Now Playing: Perfect Weapon (JohnBrah Remix)

Now Playing: Perfect Weapon by Black Veil Brides (Remixed by JohnBrah)

Wow! Is my first response. JohnBrah has been producing dubstep remixes and beats for little over a year now. As a fan of dubstep and bass I’ve heard a lot of the same DUBs and WUBs that I’ve always heard. You can see that some producers really have a grasp for totally changing a song and making it their own creation. Others take a simple beat and there’s not much to it. With JohnBrah (&  sometimes Svyable) songs that I personally love such as Paramore’s CrushCrushCrush or Tyga’s Coconut Juice turn into dubstep bangers.

This new song he has remixed called Perfect Weapon by Black Veil Brides is too awesome. Black Veil Brides is a screamo band. I love me some rock, but I’m not totally in love with screamo, BUT this track was so perfect that I didn’t mind it. The scream-step or dub-o mix he did with this song works so well. There’s enough rock, scream, and dub to make this so kickass.

Make sure to check this tune and him at http://soundcloud.com/johnbrah

Follow him on twitter at: @JohnBrah

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Now Playing: TkO

Today my music review takes us into the world of Electronic flash Dance with a little House splashed with Dub. As of late there has been a lot of artist, such as Britney Spears and The Black Eyed Peas, that are using more electronic or dance type feel to their music. Many people who love mainstream music don’t realize that there’s a whole group and movement with Electronic music. There are people that have been making this music way before Britney Spears. I have a young artist, age 19, recently started in this music genre.  I say recently as in the last 4 or 5 years of his life picked up producing this music. He’s from London, UK and his name is TkO. I received a message to check out his music and I thought sure why not. When I heard “Call The Amb’b’Lance” I instantly started moving my shoulders and saying, “there’s a fire”.  The backbeats are composed very well and the chipped voice is perfectly spaced. After the first time I listened to that song the words were imbedded in my head. I found myself an hour later saying, “There’s a fire, there’s a fire”.  From a song like “A Love Letter For Ms. Rogers” and “I Left My Heart In Durban” you can see how all over the map this guy can be. He isn’t only using Electronic dub beats. He puts a piano, strings, Hip-hop bass, drums, etc. People who make music want to express themselves, but at the same time differ from everything you’ve already heard. TkO expresses himself and differs from most of the music I’ve heard. He’s music shows no boundaries and I like that. There’s a fire starting in my heart and it will start in yours when you check out his music.

ARTIST – TkO

GENRE – Electronica/ Dance/ House/ Dub

MUSIC – http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/tkizzo

TWITTER – @TKODurban

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