Township Rebellion (along with Artbat) are among my most Shazam’ed artists/acts. So many times I’ve been at a party – mostly Banana Club, dancing to Umloud playing – and yet again pulling my phone up the pocket to Shazam a fcukin’ amazin’ tune. And of course, odds are it was a Township Rebellion (or Artbat) tune.
You may wonder why, if I like their music so much, I didn’t know those tracks already. But that’s simple to answer: since 2018 or so, I’ve listened to more and more music at home which ISN’T electronic or modern. Country – especially old 60s and 70s stuff like Waylon Jennings, Claude Gray, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, etc – as well as somewhat obscure movie soundtracks. F.e. Giorgio Moroder’s synth-driven soundtrack to Cat People, and everything by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Jon McCallum (Miami Connection + Surf Nazis Must Die).
I like MUSIC. Capitalized to emphasize the concepts of music as an art form, consisting of many elements (rhythm, melody, harmony, lyrics, etc) coming together.
Personally – and with my Tazmanian Ninja releases – the one of the key elements I obsess most about are definitely melody and harmony.
Which highlights why I like the productions of Township Rebellion (and Artbat, Eric Prydz, deadmau5, etc) so much: it’s brilliant melodic techno (and melodic house, sometimes progressive house – the definitions can be blurry).