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Downfall of Gaia
Like their post-rock cousins, post-metal bands often evoke starry night skies with their classically influenced epics. There’s just something celestial about all the sparkly guitar tone and slow motion break downs. But German quartet Downfall of Gaia has an earthier feel to their music, which falls somewhere between post-metal and post-hardcore.
With the looks of a Nylon cover girl and the coyness of a kitten, Dillon’s like that pretty girl in high school you wanted to hate but couldn’t because she was objectively awesome. Humbly boiling her regal birth name – Dominique Dillon de Byington — down to a simple two syllables, the German electronic songstress brings an honest, human sound to a genre dominated by androids.
Hip-hop was never intended for easy listening, yet few groups have deep-dived into the style’s more difficult, grittier aspects than K.T.R., a duo out of Chile that might as well hail from a distant galaxy. KTR is Rapper Ka and DJ/Producer Patoxhea, two Chilean guys who started in the hip-hop scene as teens — one tinkering with lyrics, the other with cassette samples and ever-evolving computer programs.
From wierdo goth music to cutting edge design, then back to wierdo goth music again, Mexico City is positively popping, neigh, crackling with creativity. It’s no surprise then that the dance music scene is happening as well, and from what we can tell, its lord and mayor is one Mateo Gonzalez, alias Bufi. For a few years now, Bufi has been churning out detailed nu-disco originals and crafty remixes, deftly walking the line between dancefloor sophistication and crowd-pleasing fun.
Buke and Gase
Remember making guitars out of empty tissue boxes and rubber bands in third grade music class? That’s probably the closest most of us have come in the field of DIY instrument-making, and damn, is Buke and Gase putting us all to shame. The Brooklyn-based band members Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez get their name from the self-improvised instruments they play: the “buke,” an electric, six-string baritone ukelele and the “gass,” a guitar-bass hybrid.