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As dubstep bleeds ever closer to mainstream pop music, it helps to remember that this is a form of music that mutates faster than the flu. Much of the best dubstep is truly hard to categorize, nocturnal in mood, and throws sounds at you that are hard to recognize. Emika is a proud member of the Ninja Tune Records farm team, and she has finally stepped forward with a strong debut album. The timing couldn't be better. With the days getting shorter here in the Northern Hemisphere, creepy ambiance makes perfect sense. This song's opening piano lulls you in, then the chopped beats and tectonic bass rumble grab you by the lapels. Warped sounds dart from the shadows now and again. It's a bracing, challenging track that embodies the true spirit of dubstep in late 2011.



On iTunes: Emika/"Drop the Other"

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