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Actual colors may vary’s “Best of 2011″ Post-Dubstep | Skweee | Electronic Pop

Even though we’re aware most people are following “Actual colors may vary” because of our photography features, we would like to share some of our favorite music in 2011 (although some tracks are from late 2010 and early 2012).

We would like to introduce you to a wide spectrum of electronic music that could be filed mostly under “Dubstep” even though this categorisation would be too general and ignore the fact that this postmodern genre mixes so many influences apart from Dub und 2-Step that it would better be called “Post-Dubstep” and even that would be misleading. Listen to young producers from Norway, Finland, USA, Belgium, Russia, Japan, Romania, UK, Brasil, Lithuania and Germany experimenting with new sound aesthetics that could be blueprints for future pop music.

In case you’re interested please follow Oliver’s and ACMV’s profile on Soundcloud and listen to even more of our favorites.

If you are annoyed that you have to start each track manually you can listen to an automatically playing list here.

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Sprutbass – Ulykke

Sprutbass – Ulykke from Video Marsh on Vimeo.

Sprutbass – Ulykke,

Directed by Video Marsh,
Cinematography by Nic Brown and David James,
Edited by Nic Brown.

From the album Dødpop: A’s & B’s.

Limonious – Degenerate

Limonious – Degenerate
Made by Landström & Westerberg.
Taken from the album House Of Usher (©2010 Flogsta Danshall)

The low end theory

Everytime I’m losing contact with contemporary Hip-Hop it pulls me back in again. After breakdancing like a clown to Old-School Hip-Hop and Electro there was a guy ten years later who gave me a tape with music by A tribe called quest’s “Low end theory” to get me started again. Now Dubstep has done it again, combining Dub, Hip-Hop and Electro, exploding now in many different directions.

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Skweee is a new music-genre by itself combining compressed digital Funk, Electro, Hip-Hop and Dubstep with Eighties Disco Flavor. People like Eero Johannes, Daniel Savio and Mesak are only a few among a lot interesting projects from Sweden, Finland und Norway. For a beginners guide, check out my mix from weeks ago or buy the new compilation International Skweee Vol. 2″ or “Skweee Tooth” as long as it’s available. Continue Reading →