New Music Tuesday: BT

We haven’t featured mind-bending electronic music in a while.  It’s not because we don’t like it.  In fact, there’s nothing better for getting us pumped up than some hardcore dance music (other than possibly AC/DC).  It’s just that there are so many players in the game, it’s hard to keep up with all of the new music that comes out.  BT is definitely an exception.

bt2BT (full name Brian Wayne Transeau) is a music producer and “audio technician” known for his signature dance floor hits and booty-scrumpin’ music (I edited that last part with some of my own verbiage).  As an early ankle-biter, BT was dubbed a child prodigy, learning piano by age two.  He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out to focus more on his music.  So, yeah, he’s kind of a big deal.

His new 2-disc album These Hopeful Machines has more club music than you can handle, but also has dream-like “soundscapes” that offer a sweet transition from the bass-driven beats for the club floor.  It’s actually a well-constructed audio journey that offers a wide range of styles and sounds to accomplish what feels like a complete story.  I don’t get that often from the repetitiveness of other popular club music, but it’s exciting to see where he’s going to take you.

“Suddenly” is a mix of a wide range of vocal harmonies, rock guitars and dance beats and kicks off the album with full force whereas songs like “Every Other Way” and “A Million Stars” focus more on the melody than a wide range of electronic sound.  This 2-disc album definitely spans a larger spectrum than what we now label specifically as “club music”, but fans of the genre will not be disappointed.  If you want to listen to the full album, click here.  Or check out the link below to get your groove on.

Amazon Music

If you like BT, check out Basement Jaxx!

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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