Saturday, January 2, 2010

Foxdye- M4g1c47 G71mm3r1ng R41nb0w

Foxdye is queen of (what she describes as) the meta-genre. Generally refered to as a breakcore artist, she tends to take a dozen styles of electronic music and put them into her blender, destroying Youtube blockbusters and the last few decades of pop music in the process.
M4g1c47 G71mm3r1ng R41nb0w (aka: Magic Glimmering Rainbow) is her first truly full length. Last year's Nothing to Lose But My Stomach was maybe closer to an ep in length, but this is an hour of sensory overload genre-hopping. Just released yesterday on Portland's FKDP Records, I see this bringing her into a larger audience. Already garnering nods of approval from the likes of Shitmat, Ebola, and DJ Rainbow Ejaculation, it's not hard to believe that most people who are into the fun side of breakcore are going to like this.
The more ambient and glitchy side of Foxdye also might open her music up to an audience that the above-mentioned artists don't have. Maybe in the same way that the softer side of Aphex Twin lead a ton of people in who wouldn't have otherwise ventured into his harder/faster tracks.

There is so much going on that it's hard to break it down. Some songs are like Raymond Scott on crack- more so than most breakcore, actually; something about the cartoonish beat elements of tracks like "What is Toot-Toot in French" make it sound like what I would imagine Scott composing today for a new era of Looney Tunes. There's some sinister hardcore ("Peter's Peterror") and toy piano ambience ("Learning and Leaving"), but what I think she does best is dubstep, or, rather, her interpretation thereof. Calling it "crapstep" and poking fun at the seriousness of the genre, she adds everything from banjo to the Seinfeld slap bass to breakcore beats and Christina Aguilera into dubstep's typical LFO bass wobble. My favorite track is the most focused of the crapstep genre, "Train Wreckstep," a hilarious jam that's as danceable as it is funny.
Foxdye- Train Wreckstep


  1. oh, yes, there's also a release party that should be mentioned. happening in portland, or, next weekend (january 8th, to be exact):

  2. AND, for those who love breakcore, i was passed this massive downloadable archive of live sets by tons of breakcore artists. total boon.