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Top 10 Songs of the Week (11/6)

on November 06, 2015, 1:00pm
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08. Jlin – “Nandi”


Very few dance music genres allow as much freedom as footwork. A product and resident of the underground, its percussive mercilessness has always invited new forms of synthesis. Ripped from Jlin’s forthcoming four-track EP, Free Fall, “Nandi” reflects the boundary-less aural consumption of its creator.  On “Nandi”, the Gary, IN native imbibes the genre’s stuttering post-industrial vibes with African-inspired polyrhythms, creeping dubstep bass rolls, and console-ripped video game samples. In this Internet age, no sound or texture is off limits in the loosely structured bedlam of footwork. The sound might be without its godfather, but DJ Rashad’s influence lives on with Jlin and her Chicagoland contemporaries. Free Fall is available November 27th via Planet Mu. —Derek Staples

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