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DJ.Skagnetti

Band Info
DJ.Skagnetti
Band Name: DJ.Skagnetti
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: Minneapolis, MN
Year Formed: 2001
Band Members: Jack Skagnetti
Genres: Electronica

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DJ.Skagnetti Background Info

“I have made electronica for over 10 years. My music is dark electro, breakbeat, drum and bass, a little bit Daft Punk, a little bit Aphex Twin, a little bit Pink Floyd, and a little bit Punk Rock rolled into one.  I’ve made music for independent films (“Up North”, “People Talk” by Restraining Hollywood and “In III Dragon” by LMC Motion Pictures) and TV shows (“Going Hostel” by Stolen Films, “2Puppets” and “The Freestyle Show” by ?TV.)

MarsBands Review

DJ.SkagnettiWho’s up for a little Electronica?  DJ.Skagnetti has just released a new album called “Please Insert Me” for your listening pleasure, and I must say, it is a fantastic listen.  You’re going to need a good amount of time to listen to this album as it’s over an hour long.  So if you are a long distance runner, have a long drive to work, or just have some time to sit around and enjoy some brilliant sounds (or perhaps dance around, depending on how much the music moves you) “Please Insert Me” is the perfect album to listen to.

For me, listening to Electronica is a much different experience than when I listen to, say, Rock music.  Rock music tends to create feelings of excitement, anger, sadness – depending on what song I’m listening to.  When I listen to music like this from DJ.Skagnetti, I get an altogether different set of feelings which are more euphoric, trippy type of feelings.

In fact, the biggest difference that I noticed while listening to “Please Insert Me” versus any other album I’ve listened to was that rather than having all my regular thoughts, worries, or day to day thoughts in the back of my mind, all those things disappeared when listening to DJ.Skagnetti.  As if some kind of switch was flipped, all I could hear, think, and focus on was the masterful set of sounds that bombarded my ears.

I was a big fan of “Friends With My Enemies” as it had a deep, funky beat that quickly grabbed my attention.  The song slowly builds a dark ambiance that is both pleasing to the ear and disconcerting to the mind.  Although it isn’t a particularly long song, it is so encompassing that I easily lost myself in it.

I also really liked “Drowning Not Waving”.  The ending was fantastically spooky.  I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that the vocals play a big role in this song.  Overall the song had a rather sad, foreboding feel to it, which given the song’s title, seems fitting.

I would also suggest that you give a listen to “Dark Chaos”.  That was probably my second favorite song on the album.  It had a very Techno, spacey, almost alien type feel to it.  “Dark Chaos”, like many of the songs on “Please Insert Me”, are more about the sounds than the words.  And the sounds that DJ.Skagnetti makes are fantastic.  His ability to combine what are seemingly mundane sounds by themselves with a multitude of other sounds to create something that is not only a pleasure to listen to, but inspiring, is quite an accomplishment.  The creativity it takes to create this type of music should not be overlooked.

But my favorite song off of “Please Insert Me” is “That’s the Sound”.  It has a quick, hypnotic beat that drives its way into your ears very quickly.  It only took a few seconds of listening before I knew I loved the song.  “That’s the Sound” is one of those songs that as soon as you hear it you know it’s going to be a hit.

DJ.SkagnettiOne of the reasons that I like Electronica music is because it is so vastly different than what I normally listen to.  And because I don’t listen to it as much as I do Rock, Folk, or Pop, for example, my standards are a little bit higher.  That might not seem fair, but that’s just how I operate.  If you’ve never been introduced to Electronica, starting out with DJ.Skagnetti and his new release “Please Insert Me” would be a fantastic starting point.  Give the album a listen below via SoundCloud and let me know which songs you liked.  Enjoy!

 

 

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