With the recent boom in bedroom producers and “next generation” beatmakers – it has become somewhat overwhelming to wade through all the over-designed MySpace pages and endless bleeps, blurps & unquantized drums in hopes to find some real worthwhile artists these days.
And without turning this into yet another rant, there’s also been an oversaturation of uninspired remixes or updates of old classics going around too. Luckyily, I think today’s selection goes against both of those stereotypes.
It comes from Simo – an up and coming producer based out of Korea, who can make off-kilter, glitchy, left of center beats but still manages to retain a sense of melody and rhythm to them. He also shows on “MaCheA” that he can breathe new life into one of the most over-done soul standards of all time – which is really no small feat.
Simo is part of a new Korean collective, called !NSiDE, which I definitely think we’ll see making some waves in the near future. So keep an eye out for more from them coming soon and, in the meantime, let me know what you think of these tracks.