the combined forces of
movement (Drift) and stillness (Static)
Drift Static. The Yin and Yang of movement and fixation or, in our case, that ground-breaking producer who came barrelling out of Berlin with a ton of insane tracks ready to destroy dance floors worldwide.
Standing strong in the dubstep scene but coming from electro, house, and e-swing roots, Drift Static has brought his music to a new level – a nirvana where dirty bass and beautiful melodies can flow together in harmony.
Take a look through the Drift Static SoundCloud page and you’ll see a collection of music that spans multiple genres and sub-genres. There’s the “Swing” series and an orchestral piece, samples of old classics and remixes of new pop hits. But what keeps this eclectic mix together is Drift Static’s attention to musical detail. In each track, the melodies, harmonies, and chord progressions are skilfully examined and manipulated to maintain a level of musicality and originality that is hard to beat. Take a listen to his “CAPS” remix (originally by Drughead) and compare it to the original. Or how about his remix of Kevin Rudolf’s “Let It Rock”? No matter which track you select (I highly recommend starting at the top, hitting Play, listening to every song in a row, and then repeating), you will find that every single one pays respect to the original composition first and foremost. It’s that sort of musical appreciation and attention to detail that separates the fans and amateurs from the professionals.
Drift Static is nothing like the sounds of static on your audio devices. His music has a distinctly produced sound, but it’s not just about production – each track is truly composed. Drift Static knows how to take chord progressions and tuneful melodies and layer them through a dubstep track to create not just music, but a musical experience. He’s had a couple tracks featured on Dubstep.net, Hypem.com and Indie Shuffle by now, but his SoundCloud currently has 30 for your listening pleasure. With thousands of plays per track and over 9.000 followers, Drift Static’s music is obviously striking the right chords with people worldwide – find your track in his collection.
by Mitch Buchanan