Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Parallel Universes

There was a time when I though RJD2 was electronic music's answer to hip hop's DJ Shadow. Not so much an answer, in the sense of competition, but definitely a comparison in sense of style and sound. I was so into "Ghostwriter" my freshman year of college, I used to write my essays to it (that and to Tatu's "Nas Ne Dogonyat"). It was music that really made you feel very bohemian, that had soul, funk and felt soft enough to read to, with enough beat to bop your head to. My guess is that good music has the ability to transform itself for different purposes and different contexts.

That being said, RJD2 started experimenting into being a pop-rockstar shortly after that, a love-it-or-hate-it experiment that did not put his reputation into dispute. That good faith is now being repaid with another wonderful song by RJD2 for his new EP, The Tin Foil Hat, and the song is reminiscent of that hip-hop ambient, with Madvillain-esque production. Check it out:

RJD2 - When It Wobbles (alt) via

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