Dubstep continues its Borg-like assimilation of all music ever with Flinch’s new single, “Underwater,” released this week on Scion A/V. The dulcet vocals come from Kylee Swenson, best known as the singer of mild-mannered San Francisco indie poppers Loquat. She’s hardly a vocalist you would have associated with the rave-tested mayhem we’ve come to expect from Flinch (Adam Glassco), a Los Angeles producer who records for SMOG and Trouble & Bass. She holds her own, adding a human touch to the song’s enormous slabs of crystal and steel, but Flinch’s grinding mid-range riffs leave no doubt as to the winner in the coming war against the machines.
The free, five-track EP is out Tuesday, July 17; it joins digital releases from the likes of Moodymann, 12th Planet, and Dave Nada in Scion A/V’s growing catalog. Stream a remix of “Underwater” by Los Angeles dubstepper Bare here.
Flinch, “Underwater” Ft. Kylee Swenson
Flinch, “Underwater” Ft. Kylee Swenson (Bare Remix)