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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Becoming Real Introduces Ghost Step

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click to enlarge Keepin' it real.
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click to enlarge BECOMING REAL

I literally just heard about this guy yesterday, and I haven't be able to lay off his music since; Becoming Real is South London's Toby Ridler, visual artist and innovative electronic music extraordinaire. He has been producing for barely over a year now, but as already released two solid EPs: a four-track, white-label 12" and a three-song EP for UK label Ramp.

Over on Ridler's SoundCloud page, you can listen to both releases in full, as well as a handful of awesome remixes from the fresh music maker.

TEETH - "See Spaces (Becoming Real Remix)"

See Spaces - TEETH (Becoming Real Remix) by Becoming Real

So what does Becoming Real sound like? Well, that's a fairly difficult question to tackle. Sometimes his productions exist within the realm of more straight-forward beat-minded producers, like Hudson Mohawke or Zomby --weirdos in their own right, but still keeping things eclectically danceable. Other times, however, Ridler allows his inherent strangeness and thirst for truly original sounds to overtake his tunes.

Those kind of influences are reminiscent of the experimental sounds coming from Autechre, but when you bring the two styles together, you end up with something Becoming Real has somewhat accidentally coined "ghost step." There's no way to be sure if the genre name or style will stick around, but I think it's safe to say that this is some of the most interesting electronic music to be heard right now.

Becoming Real - "Ghost Step"

Ghost Step by Becoming Real

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