Put Skrillex and Diplo together, lay some vocals from Kiesza and you get this.
Big noise from Elliphant.
So MONSTA were featured some time ago. I’ve been a fan since realising that the lead singer was Bryn Christopher, who I was slighly obsessed with from his solo days. Anyway, they’re now signed to Skrillex‘s OWSLA label’s and this is their new video for single ‘Holdin On’ (released October 22nd). It’s a brilliant mix of dubstep and soul.
This has been online for a few months now but it’s due to blow up in the next month, so here you go. I can’t think of a better tune to feed your ears with on a cold summer Friday morning than this.
I must say, I’m not a huge fan of American DJ Skrillex, but he’s come fourth for the BBC’s Sound of 2012.
Not to sound sad but this is one of my favourite moments of the year- when the BBC Sound of 2012 list is revealed. If you are unaware of how important this list of musicians is, check out the same list from 2011 and see how many predictions are household names now. This list is a big, big deal- so get used to the names this year because you’ll be hearing from them a lot in the next twelve months. The list is compiled by music bigshots. The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 2 January. Here’s the full list:
- A$AP Rocky
- Azealia Banks – featured in October.
- Dot Rotten
- Dry The River – featured in November.
- Flux Pavilion
- Frank Ocean
- Jamie N Commons
- Lianne La Havas – featured in November.
- Michael Kiwanuka – featured in April.
- Niki & The Dove – featured in June 2010.
- Ren Harvieu – featured in November.
- Spector – featured in July.
- Stooshe – featured in March.
I’m proud of the number of artists on that list that I featured before… Boasting over and done with now!