Most good electronic musicians are sonically adventurous. Some manage to be sonically disruptive. But very few are true sonic rebels. Rebellion requires imagination. Rebellion isn’t an accidental act: it’s a well-considered protest against the way things are, done on behalf of the way things could be. Tammy Hurt, for instance, has no time for the stratifications and restrictions of genre. With Sonic Rebel, her one-woman project, the Atlanta percussionist throws open all of the windows. She juxtaposes house with hip-hop, modern pop with electrosoul, progressive rock with music that sounds like it could have scored a late ’80s video game. Everything goes into the pressure cooker. And when Hurt sits down at the drums, she really turns up the heat.
It also drew the attention of other rebels. Tyler Stone is a pioneer herself: she was one of the first female artists to distinguish herself as a house music producer, and she remains a master of the style. Her mix of “This Vibe” pulls an already kinetic song closer to the club floor and bathes the track in dreamlike radiance.
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