Pay attention kiddos, big tunes ahead! In this week’s edition of “The Dirt,” we are proud to present the incredibly talented, Linus Eklow, aka Style of Eye. The Stockholm native is known for his eclectic sound, which stylistically utilizes a fresh blend of techno, house and a healthy dose of raw, grinding electro. He has had a considerable amount of success with releases on Dirtybird Records, whom you’ll recall from the from Claude VonStroke/Justin Martin CONTROL at Avalon last Friday. With support from some of dance music’s biggest names (John Dahlback, Tiga, and Swedish House Mafia to name a few), Style Of Eye is on track to fulfilling DJ Mag’s prediction of becoming an “Important Future Star.” We predict he will continually blow us away with innovative productions, pumping DJ sets and generally just being a really cool guy. Most of these are unreleased or brand new so read more for streams of his top tracks with my commentary after the jump…
NT89 – DB (demo) by GottaDanceDirty
Linus is a big fan of this unreleased monster that NT89 was nice enough to send us a demo for. With support coming not only from him but from Tiga, Erol Alkan, Laurent Garnier, Diplo, The Bloody Beetroots, Congorock, Shinichi Osawa and Brodinski as well, NT89 is absolutely the latest Italian to watch.
Swanky? Not really. Epic? Most definitely. Especially the break down. Cosmic brutality. Is this track a nod to Daft Punk – Rollin’ & Scratchin’?
Jacking, darkness that lets out into one solid distorted groove. Surround DJ with brick walls, place underground, play loudly, watch walls drip sweat.
You know how much we love Mumbai Science and all of Boys Noize Records. In true Mumbai Science fashion, this beast kicks off into a sinister bangin’ techno take on Mixhell.
Sound familiar? Botnek put this in The Dirt #32. Out there rhythms challenge and delight the ear as they crank along with a fresh take on a classic house lead. Can’t wait for more to come from Marble Players, the inarguable force to be reckoned with lately.
ACT YO AGE proclaimed that “ACID MACHINE FUNK WILL NEVER DIE” after listening to this. Funky organic squeals twist up and funk up into a nod to the acid of years past. Gotta love the robotic children’s choir at the end, too.
Crookers latest collab album under pseudonym Dr. Gonzo is massively bonkers and, as Annie Mac put it, “sounds like it’s from another planet.” Be sure to check out Bust ‘em Up as well.
Ravey sirens without getting too over the top provide just the right amount of squelch in some fresh Cartal.
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