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Tags: Avicii, Calamari Tuesday, Chas Goudie, Damage Control, EDM, EDM Blogs, Feed Me, Griz, Mat Zo, Rager Onions, Rebel Era, Sub Focus, Taurus, top albums, Top LPs, True
The Top 5 LP’s of 2013:
5. With the most musically diverse album on the list, Mat Zo has electrically paved his path with Damage Control.
4. Sub Focus never disappoints, and his latest LP, Taurus, may just prove to be his Sistine Chapel.
3. Avicii fused two polar opposite genres into something truly magical. We’re calling it electro-folk. Unfortunately Avicii’s manager put his money where his mouth is, and denied us the pleasure of a free listen on SoundCloud. Don’t worry, we marked it down for future reference. Bad little Ash…
2. Dinner and drinks for two at Feed Me‘s Calamari Tuesday.
1. These are the times that we live in, the times we’ve created. This is Rebel Era.
Easily the darkest of the bunch, Let It Burn proves once again that American dub-step does have a name. And it’s spelled DATSIK.
In the words of the great Griz-
“In a time where words and phrases like the occupy movement, personal freedom, the NSA, riots, elections, and war are on the tips of everyones tongues, I can feel a shift in global energy. This is a time where classism and competition is tearing a rift in society. A time where imperialist democratic capitalism is fighting its way to dominate cultures and separate people into selfish consumers. A time where people are turning against the powers that be and are speaking out against these values. A time that is inspiring people to seek change. Its the time that we live in, an age that we created.
I wrote this record over the past year in many different states and phases. From tour busses, to bedroom studios, from green rooms full of friends and scenesters, to planes thousands of feet flying through the sky. I’ve met and worked with so many new people through the creation of this album and pushed my limits as a producer to create something challenging and dynamic. Taking every single moment that I wasn’t on stage and dedicating it to developing ideas of sound; at times, left me breathless and laid out on the floor of my room with songs on repeat – anxious thoughts melting away into space.
But thats the thing. I’ve found that music sets me free. Its up to us to use that which is most compelling and manifest a new reality. One free of apathy. A world of compassion, empathy and cooperation. A world of action of and love.”
This is Rebel Era.