I'm into anything with a groove. Although I have an affinity to Trance and House, I don't discriminate against genres. If a Hip-Hop or even a Hardcore track has a good groove, makes my head bob when working or driving, that's cool with me. That having been said, I was never totally into the Breakbeat or Nu-Skool off-shoot. I mean, there are a few artists that I do like, but never would I seek it out. That is until I head the promo CD for Rennie Pilgrem's latest release "Pilgremmage".
I've been listening to this CD for the past week and am completely hooked. The bass, the melody, the BREAKS. Rennie masterfully constructs a dichotomy of styles on one album. With Punk, Jazz and even a touch of House thrown in, the CD satisfies fans craving diversity in their music. My favorite track is Gladiator; brutal, gritty with a vocal dig at Techno.
Artist: Rennie Pilgrem
Release: November 23, 2004 on Thursday Club Recordings