The neat description on Raerock’s website reads: Raerock is a person. He is all about transmedia and loves format design, especially when it involves hybrids of physical and digital space. A prize winning writer, filmmaker and photographer, music is also in his blood. His projects have been shot and shown in locations worldwide. He was educated by the University of Toronto, The Canadian Film Centre, Ryerson University, Centennial College, and BCIT. He has worked with many great people including Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen and Emily Blunt.
Of “Get Up, Stand” (Free The People)” Raerock says: “This track was originally released as an instrumental called ‘Free the People’ on the Raerock Album ‘B-Seksie’. Then one day I heard the basic tune of the legendary track by Bob Marley and the Wailers in it, and here we are.”
Quite frankly, this track is a strange beast, especially if you’re a die-hard Marley fan like me. Part dubstep, part glitch house, part electro…part lots of things. Yet it all adds up to a very unique sound that will have your sub blasting and you’ll start doing the wobble.
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“Get Up, Stand Up (Free The People),” kicks hard, tight, and boomy all at the same time. The vocals is at the very least, dissonant and even disturbing at times, but you absolutely can not stop bobbing your head or tapping your feet all along. The thing with this version here is, although it may sound like a bunch of random noises at first, it really grows on you, and this is exactly what happens when you mix the traditional beats of electro and house music, and twist them up with all of the filth and ingenuity of dubstep.
Of all Raerock’s tracks I’ve heard thus far, this one’s probably the most accessible, either due to the popularity of the tune, or maybe its just the added vocals. Fact is, there’s more bounce in this track than on many of his previous ones. Many people dismiss Dubstep as simply noise and not true music. Sure, by nature Dubstep will assault your ears with a barrage of hard-hitting drums, vocals and insane, soul-bending beats. It’s probably an “acquired taste,” so to speak, but if you like intense rhythms and electronica, you will love this.
So be prepared to destroy your sound system with Raerock’s, “Get Up, Stand Up (Free The People),” single release.
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