DJ to Watch: Jkyl & Hyde
April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
From the beginning, it was a match made in heaven. While Subtronics was bursting onto the scene with his wonky and innovative sound, the riddim aficionados who make up Ganja White Night were taking note in hopes of signing the 24-year-old half human/half robot to their Sub Carbon label. Not only did he sign, but he has taken the dubstep world by storm ever since. Fast forward to present time and the duo and their now label mate have come together to give us a collaboration that is one for the books. “Headband” is a dark and gloomy riddim track that is oozing with characteristics from each artist. Between the detailed and meticulous sound design, we are so used to hearing from Subtronics to the wobbly, but intense wubs coined by the GWN guys, the song has it all. With vocals sampled from prolific philosopher Alan Watts, the track plays into a very mysterious and eerie vibe, which we find to be normal coming from these two particular acts. You can get in on the mystery by listening to “Headband” below.
For a collaboration between two artists to work, there has to be a certain level of respect and craftsmanship. Anyone can create something that they personally believe sounds good. However, combining the creative talents of three individuals and originating something that flows well is extremely difficult. The Ganja White Night guys and Subtronics have absolutely hit the nail on the head with this one, as it is the perfect duality of the qualities we have come to love from both acts. Lucky for us, Subtronics will be bringing his musical robotics lesson to the fifth anniversary of Phoenix Lights Festival with a special B2B performance with Squnto, which is sure to be a basshead’s dream. You can snag tickets to Phoenix Lights 2019 here, but be warned, we aren’t really sure what to expect when robots touch down on alien territories.