10 March 2009

Robot Koch - Robots dont sleep mixtape

The Hip hop of the future is here!

I’ve never been a big fan of classic hip hop or gangsta rap, however with the emergence of glitch hop, strip hop, lazer bass and the similar post-modern music styles last year, with the entire army of talented producers and remixers releasing fantastic beats for emcee’s who use their skills for more ambitious projects than just mere signing about pussies and cash, I had to open my ears (which I did quite willingly in the end) , to an alternative hip hop flavored electronica. I must honestly admit that I found there an ocean of interesting, creative and fresh music concepts supported by top-quality production skills. I really hope this scene will grow. BTW – check a new forum devoted to glitchhop

Robot Koch is one of such future-oriented producers. He resides in Berlin, is part of famous Jahcoozi trio, and is also busy working on his solo projects. He has just sent me a new, hot of the press mixtape – robots don’t sleep

It’s a kind of sequence to his great mixtape released last year - death star disco mixtape (more hip-hop oriented, and also definitely worth downloading - great beats, great emcee’s again - spank rock - loose feat. amanda blank & rich boy - throw some d..s - starkey rmx - killing tracks!!!).

Robots don’t sleep is full of exclusives and unreleased goodies, and honestly speaking pretty strange ‘mash up’ remixes like e.g. Conquest vs. Perseph One or Skream vs. Jahcoozi (!!!!) But, you know what – this shit f…g works. The mixtape includes heavy, classic dubstep tracks and pop melodies plus glitch hop, distorted beats which create quite a unique final product. Apart from that, Robot Koch delivers a wide range of his own productions and remixes which are the true highlight of this tape. I mean here in particular his collaboration with Cerebral Vortex and ‘madness’ which I’m sure will be another hit, just like vortex cookies. Other strong items on this mix are: fantastic Dabrye+MF Doom – Air20(Robot Koch vs Flako20rmx) , a beautiful nosaj thing’s “aquarium” (I love this guy), Frikstailers -tartamoodo disco and many others.

In April, Robot Koch will release two new records:

Another project by JAHCOOZI – Watching You (suagarcane rec) (incl. rmx by oliver $ and two fingers) and ROBOT KOCH VS CEREBRAL VORTEX – Upside Down (jakarta rec) (inl. bugatti force rmx).
I will be eagerly waiting for both releases, in particular for Robot vs. Cerebral Vortex, as I believe this duo has an enormous potential, already proven by fantastic Vortex Cookies.
Tracklist in the comments section.