I always find it interesting how people end up in the same place considering the angle they take to get to that place.So I've recently decided to put actual effort into listening to new (well, for me anyway) music instead of listening to the same 20 tracks from 2007 over and over again. So here's some things I've been enjoying recently:
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Throughout my college years I pretty much only listened to dubstep & garage, but that lead to me listening to things like Modestep & pendulum, and fox stevenson back in his really early days (see - Fox Stevenson, sandblast)
Despite various groups I hung out with listening to everything from drill to death-core, I never really strayed too far from these genres until I moved to Germany for a bit and for some reason really got into dnb there.
Fast forward to last year and I realise music I used to love, the likes of Linkin Park, Slipknot, Green Day, BMTH et al through to lowsteppa, redlight and even bogan aussie bands like the chats, I had completely neglected; rediscovering all of these amazing bits of music was like spending months of just leaving my ears in an unlimited pick n mix. I only discovered Shikari through a remix album. Pale waves gets tweeted about a lot and I'd never normally pick it myself but their recent releases have been fab too! And the rest have just been suggested by pals.
Gully underground dance tracks will always be front and centre for me and I'll take a sweaty rave over a live show every day of the week, but I find it funny that only in the last year or so I've found myself listening to literally all those artists you've posted in an effort to just appreciate more music more.
If you enjoy Fox but fancy something more rock inspired, I really recommend Muzz, (obvs pendulum), andToronto is Broken!
But if I had to recommend just 1 thing, it would be Modestep - London Road.
It's got every sound you could possibly want on an album all wrapped up perfectly. The band themselves have now partially split up and do really headache inducing dubstep stuff these days, but this album is probably my personal favourite body of music ever, because it encapsulates all the kinda sounds I enjoy and grew up with. Couldn't recommend it enough to anyone!