Nice track; I really like the stuttering cut-up sound of it. I had only heard of Amon Tobin up to this point (and Prefuse 73 sounds familiar... perhaps I downloaded something off of Music (for Robots)
at one time?).
Current electronic music, eh? Well, most of these are current in the sense that they are from the last 10 years. Which may not be current enough. Oh well.
I really enjoy Autechre, which is, well, noisy to the extreme in places, but somehow manages to be melodic. Their career started off in ambient territory and wound up more noise/experimental as time passed. All of their albums are far better listened to in headphones than, say, in the background.
Squarepusher's Hard Normal Daddy
is a nice slice of jazzy drum+bass. Underworld's entire output* is quality, especially dubnobasswithmyheadman
and Second Toughest in the Infants
. Fluke's most recent album, Puppy
is pretty good too.
On the pop side of things, I really loved Venus Hum's Big Beautiful Sky
when it came out a couple of years ago.
Finally, if you really want to get a huge sampling of electronic music, you should really look no further than Ishkur's Guide
. It's quite exhaustive, even if a bit silly in places.
Do be sure to read his definition of "electronica". :)
* I may be odd, but I actually liked Underworld's pre-dance-music phase (c.f. Underneath the Radar
), even if it was pretty goofy stuff. This may or may not ruin my credibility.