Battle of the Beats: Netsky vs. Rogue – Escape
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Netsky – Escape
Belgian wunderkid Netsky teamed up with vocalist Darrison for his 2010 “Escape.” The drum n’ bass aficionado stayed true to his layered sound, sneaking piano play and string work sneak between the unrelenting beats. The result is a less heavy dnb sound that is both complex and complete. The first track off his first album, the sound is a bit stripped down when compared to his latest efforts but packs a purity that is more refreshing than tired.
Rogue – Escape
One of the all-stars of the Monstercat team, Rogue released his Dreams EP late in 2012 and his “Escape” along with it. The track is loosely described as dubstep of the melodic sort, introed by piano, marked by sparkling synths and held together with uplifting vocals. The dub breakdown dirties it up a bit, but to call it anything other than lush would be a lie. Though there is yet to be a follow-up EP, by most accounts the young producer has successfully escaped genre boundaries with his brand of journey music.
So whose track let you escape reality better?