The term dirty pop has been used by many people. Of course, ‘N Sync had a hit song about it. In the gay club scene, there is Drew G and Brian Cuo who describe their DirtyPop sound as a mix of hip-hop, electro, dance, and rock for a modern pop feel. From L.A. comes Clinton Vansciver, whose “trademark” Dirty Pop style is a mix of electro, disco house, and prog. Catching a lot of buzz right now is his track “Indie Anna Jones,” a glitchy electro track with stutters, sick studio effects, and the kind of pretty breakdown that you would expect from a progressive track. Yet, he keeps a beat going so even the most timid punter can keep moving. The rumbling keyboard run and stuttered vocal effects, which leads to a sick drum fill and then crescendoes to an almost guitar solo sound is maddeningly brilliant – I could only imagine how sickening that sounds on a big room sound system. It’s no wonder that the Armada camp has enlisted him to work on tracks from Armin van Buuren and Emma Hewitt. With “Indie Anna Jones” coming out simultaneously on Dim Mak and Transmission on both sides of the pond, Clinton Vansciver is definitely one to watch.
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