Bands We Like: LA's Free The Robots Proves That Androids Can Swing Too
It’s like a campaign slogan.
Chris Alfaro worked on a few different projects, but the one that’s got the catchiest everything is his solo work under the name Free The Robots.
Free The Robots is the cartoonish finder of delicious samples, creating tracks that are at once thoughtful and silly.
A notable trait; the stuttery stop and go beats that Madlib and J Dilla pioneered, which everyone seems to be adhering to for the past decade, are not a staple in Free The Robots’ tracks. The beats are pretty straightforward. It’s refreshing to hear something with the sensibility of yesterday that still has the experimentalism of today’s LA beat scene.
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F9301580 Ctrl Alt Delete (2010 Tour Promo Mix) by Free the Robots
Free The Robots new album Ctrl Alt Delete is out at the end of this month. Get a taste below.