Has anyone heard of Skweee music? My friend stumbled across its existence while searching for a certain kind of electronic hip hop he could only hear in his head... and found something close in this weird Scandinavian hybrid of electro, autechre riddims, 8bit sounds, grime, and perhaps a bit of dubstep too. Though now that I know about it Joker sounds more like skweee (with better production values) than dubstep.
I don't know much myself yet, just got into it about a half hour ago, but this is the first place I thought to break the news. Search reveals nothing under "skwee*" so here it is.
From what I've gathered, there's only 10-15 major artists doing it so far, and they post on skweee forums and share their music via myspace. But the prime official release method seems to be 7" singles.
Descriptive interview with a founding artist:
Here's how he puts it: "Skweee is instrumental, quite primtive electronic music influenced by the rhythms of R'n'B, dancehall and funk. It usually consists of a "dirty" sound, vibes that make you think of early electro, techno and c-64 music. When you hear it, you know what Skweee is."
Some tunes I like:
"lipton service boy" and "spilled milk 2001" especially
"nine iron" and "juicy juice" (reminds me of the ocean faring music from jaws for nes)
This is a great example of the same kind of do-it-with-what-you've-got phenomenon grime and reggeton are part of... and it's fascinating to have stumbled across it in its state of infancy (at least as i perceive it so far... maybe it's older than i realize?)
Anyone more knowledgeable want to fill me in?