Despite the unusual name, dubstep producer Minnesota should absolutely be on your watch list as one of today’s rising stars of the genre. He defies the usual black and white of “chill dubstep” versus “banger dubstep,” managing to make bass heavy tunes that are simultaneously low key and relaxed but still get you moving and grooving. His most popular tune by far is his remix of the classic California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas, which has been included in sets from Modeselektor to some guy named Bassnectar. And while that song is admittedly off the hook, I’m much more excited about Ancient Machines because of its amazing showcase of Minnesota’s talent for taking dubstep to the next level. His melodic, head nodding, bass banging style is one that has potential to evolve and potentially redefine dubstep as it’s known today. But don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself. Just be prepared for a revelation.
Minnesota – Ancient Machines free streaming on Soundcloud
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