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Vegomatic - Surfin, Robots And The Correct Use Of Rock And Rolldotdotdot
artworkVegomatic are a French duo with a wholly unique vision. They sometimes use surf guitar with real drums and samples and sequences to produce a surf-hip hop hybrid. It's sometimes very compelling. Three instrumentals are found among the vocals, many of which are about the beach and the surf. Wholly original, and definitely off the main surf line.
Picks: Chicken Surf, Joel Tudor, French Up (Queen Of The Surf Guitar Mix)

Track by Track Review

Chicken Surf dotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Chicken Surf" uses a little surf in its sound, but is mostly just a rhythm pumpin' along with effects.

Joel Tudor dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is quite an amazing track! Heavy surf guitar, sampled loops, and a very bassy sound. Tweaky and strange, but compelling too. It's not often such original use of surf guitar also adds to the genre's boundaries. Very cool!

French Up (Queen Of The Surf Guitar Mix) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is mostly instrumental, with some surf licks and a kind of tropical island vision, yet is wholly urban in its roots and feeling. Moody, hypnotic, and intriguing.