Exploring the ‘Industrial’ Genre: Medic gives us the skinny ….

Our stateside friend Medic currently has a mix hammering it’s way to the top of the Industrial chart on Mixcloud but just what is the history of this lesser known genre? Here’s a bit from the man himself:

Industrial Music: Industrial music began in the mid-70s with its roots in places like the United Kingdom and Chicago. A fusion of rock and darker, more hard-edged electronic music, industrial draws its influence from the likes of Kraftwerk and Joy Division and tends to carry strong political and transgressive themes, though artists such as Nine Inch Nails added a more personal tone in the late-80s. Many would say industrial reached its peak between the mid-80s and early-90s, though its presence and influence are still present today. Industrial music relies heavily on the use of advanced sampling techniques and various electronic devices implemented in the creative process. Prominent and mainstream examples include Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, Front 242, and Ministry, but much of this more obscure genre’s finest staples exist below the threshold of any mainstream attention with a loyal, devout, cult-like following. More on Industrial music can be found on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_music.

To see for yourself, listen here:


01 – Nacey Ft. Angel Haze- I Own It (Jauz Remix)
02 – Die Antwoord Ft. Dita Von Teese – Gucci Coochie
03 – IAMX – Heatwave
04 – Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (Dirty South Mix) 05 – The Bravery – Time Won’t Let Me Go (Tall Paul Remix)
06 – MUSE – Dig Down
07 – De/Vision – Blue Moon (Void-Style Version)
08 – Delerium – Flowers Become Screens
09 – Sister Machine Gun – Burn
10 – Future – Incredible
11 – UB40 – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
12 – Grimes – Genesis (Bassnectar Remix)
13 – Buku – All Deez
14 – Party Favor – Bap U
15 – Far East Movement & Sidney Samson – Bang It To The Curb
16 – M.I.A. – Hombre
17 – The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
18 – Torrent Vaccine – Exude
19 – SKisM – Experts (Barely Alive Remix)
20 – MEDIC – Door In the Floor
21 – SKisM Ft. Virus Syndicate – Like This (Antiserum & Mayhem Remix) 22 – Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, GTA – Turn It Up (Combustibles Turnt Up Bootleg)
23 – Cyanotic (ON TOUR NOW) – Clear a Path (Economically Viable Edit) 24 – Ad∑ver∑sary – Just (Spooks)
25 – Kill Memory Crash – Hit and Run
26 – Childish Gambino – This Is America
27 – No Doubt – It’s My Life

And a bit about his mix:

“In 2016, I lost everything. My music gear, my 20 year old music and vinyl collection, my clothes, my home, my freedom, my mind – everything. In 2017 I lost my last girlfriend to suicide. Over the past two years or so I’ve had to endure some of the greatest loss and hardship I’ve ever faced in my entire life. To make things worse, until very recently, I was very limited in terms of having a creative outlet to express my emotions and to help me work through everything that’s happened. I was completely without the tools I would usually use to do so. I knew I had two choices: work hard to rebuild and find a way to move on, or die. In all honesty, considering what I was faced with looking forward and everything I’d been through, at times death seemed like a reasonable option. But, I chose to pick myself up, dust myself off, and face the road ahead. I’ve worked very hard to try and get my life back. Things are finally starting to come together again, and I’m extremely grateful to return to a place where I can finally mix and produce again. It brings me great joy to be able to present to you my first DJ set in over two years: “Can’t Call It A Comeback”. This mix is an eclectic blend of industrial, trap, pop, hip-hop, and other electronic selections that to my surprise has charted globally in the top 40 in the industrial genre and the top 100 in the more competitive trap genre on Mixcloud within days of posting. I hope you’ll enjoy experiencing it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”


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