Blood Diamonds – Barcode (feat. Dominic Lord)

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Blood Diamonds is one of my favorite producers right now and a big part of why I love him so much (aside from the fact that he’s best buddies with Grimes) is because I can hear all of his influences in his tracks, because they were my influences 10-15 years ago too.  If I were talented enough to make my own music it would probably sound a lot like Blood Diamonds’ stuff.  There’s lots of obvious throwbacks from soundtracks of the JRPGs of the SNES era, and a lot of the skittery beats and chopped up vocals actually remind me of BT’s ‘Movement In Still Life’ from back in the day.  Songs like “Barcode” produce a huge nostalgia endorphin rush for me in the pleasure center of my brain, because it reminds me so much of my earliest experiences with electronic music.  He gets what it is to be a 90’s kid who was into EDM before EDM became some shitty sellout sound.

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