Following music is a funny thing, really.
For this Rager, it would seem that the world is saturated with an endless supply of fantastic music and there is simply just not enough time to enjoy it all, let alone share it with others. Even limiting myself to a particular sub-genre won’t allow a me to experience all that there is to out there. It’s sad really.
However, despite the inevitable disappointment that comes with the realization of this shortcoming, we are given the challenge as fans to show off musicians that we discover, that we champion in the hopes that others will catch on. It is our duty as music lovers to share the greatness and to spread the love.
Now, by no means do we claim that we discovered this next artist, not by a long shot. However, this is yet another producer we have listened to, enjoyed, but never really taken the time to sit down and thoroughly listen to his “musical portfolio”. BIG MISTAKE. You need to listen to this.
Kaylan C. Brown, aka Skrux, is a 19 year old melodic dubstep producer hailing from Arlington, Texas. On the surface, after just a few listens, he is very much like many of the trailblazing producers who have pioneered this genre today (Seven Lions, Mt. Eden, Adventure Club). But, unlike these particular artists, Skrux provides an unmatched touch to any vocal piece or arrangement. And yes, we are aware that this idiosyncrasy seems trivial on the surface, and we aren’t exactly sure what it is that Kaylan is doing different.
Either way, we strongly urge you to give a listen to the next couple of tracks and decide exactly what it is for yourself. As for us, we can’t help belting these lyrics during and long after his songs cease to play in our headphones. His original jams and remixes are infectiously ripe with simple melodies and resonating vocals in surplus.
(By the way this first remix of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is absolutely gorgeous. Nearly perfect.)