Bands We Like: If You're in Berlin, Make It An Audionite
We’ve been noticing more and more that Berlin is the capital of electronic dance music that’s actually worth listening to outside a club setting. Just yesterday we told you about Get Wet reviving the rave scene, and not long before I personally became obsessed with Siriusmo, a young producer whose music lives up to the term ‘progressive house’ in its true sense. The producer we’ve dug up for you today is a little more an the hard side of things. Welcome to the abrasive, drill-tastic sounds of Audionite.
Originally a hip hop and R&B producer, Audionite gained an affinity for simple, driving four to the floor beats accompanied by synth noise that’s glitchy and sometimes downright scary. Occasionally, the beat switches up to something a little more two-step, breaking the monotony of a straight hard techno set. On his latest release Don’t Make Me, Audionite sticks to the heavy format, changing it up only once for the mellow electro track “Kosmonauta.”
Of the varied personalities of dance music on France’s On The Fruit imprint, Audionite’s beats cleanly fit the ‘dark/disturbed’ category to balance out some of the lighthearted, funkier, more accessible stuff. If you have a taste for something that’s a little freaky, check out Don’t Make Me. Hear the title track below.
Check out Audionite’s “Don’t Make Me”