January 23, 2007
Everyone that enjoyed M.I.A, Jahcoozi and Modeselektor should check out BURAKA SOM SISTEMA from Lisbon. When I was in that great city for new years eve, I noticed every wall was covered with posters of this great nu-dancehall act. Seems like they're local heroes over there already, but soon their fame will spread because the music is simply astonishing. They appeared live at the last EUROSONIC fest in Holland last january, where they made a great impression on almost everybody there.
Luckily for me, I bought a 7" of Buraka in Lisbon, since it's hard to get by those outside Portugal. But a cd is supposedly on the way, and that will be available allover. For those living in Holland: Buraka is coming over again in April, so don't miss it!
But first: check 'em out and fall in love!
January 10, 2007
And yet again, we present a new artist of the month: This time it's Albert Joseph to take credit for fully blowing us away. These days, we at Lock it Down are very much into dubstep, so we keep searching the internet for new goodies. Fortunately for us mr. Joseph presented himself to us by asking for a myspace friendship and a quick listen on his site became a 45 minute session of scanning his music, wishing he'd add some more.
His music featured in the myspace player is dubstep in essence, but we figure this guy's coming from a hiphop background since a lot of his music in the other player on his site is based on exactly this. Less impressive, but still good enough. However, when he starts mixing things up he's reaching great hights! A bit of hiphop, a lot of dubstep and a touch of IDM makes mr Joseph sound different than the others around, which is not only a good thing but also quite an achievement by itself.
By far the most impressive new found artist on the web since months.
Check him out here