Sunday, October 30
The scene is no longer tied down by geography. The internet allows producers to spread ideas instantly, so something that is popular in London today could be the trend in Buffalo, or Auckland, New Zealand tomorrow. Not so surprisingly then, one of the biggest dubstep acts in the world right now is the duo of Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner, known as Mt Eden, who hail from the north island of New Zealand. How did this unsigned, independent dubstep duo become one of the most popular acts in their genre? Well it certainly has something to do with their 2009 album Mt Eden Album full of drum n’ bass and dubstep remixes of songs by everyone from Sigur Ros, to Burial, the Prodigy, and Madonna. Even singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan makes a vocal appearance on their remix of “Silence” by Canadian industrial band Delerium. It could be hard for some to imagine how that mismatched fistful of artists could ever fit cohesively onto one album, but Mt Eden does this by spraying a sheen coat of wobbling bass and heavy laser riffs over everything. Be one of the 11 million people to listen to their hit “Sierra Leone” on Youtube and catch the duo at Town Ballroom this Sunday (Oct 30) with local DJs HXLY, Medison, and DJ Bittle. —cory perla
8pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / townballroom.com). $15 advance, $20 at the door.