If this is what the inevitable alien takeover is going to sound like, sign me up.
According to his bio, TCHNCLR is “an advanced robot…found floating lifelessly though space. Members of a Martian space colony brought the broken machinery to their home planet and fixed it up, programming it to be the perfect Earth probe. It’s mission is simple: discover the true meaning of human existence through music & fashion.” How awesome is that?
Actually based out of Atlanta, TCHNCLR combines electronica and elements of hip-hop to form an infectious, pop-culture heavy sound. He samples heavily, and it works incredibly well, especially when framed in the context of his bio. It does sound like an extraterrestrial trying to find out about Earth culture. My personal favorite track is “She-Wrah!” a remix of She-Ra’s classic transformation line “For the honor of Greyskull, I am She-Ra!” set over an inventive beat.
TCHNCLR is just that. He sounds like neon, taking cues from all sorts of dance music, and making something that would be perfect for a club. If you’re at all into electronic, I highly recommend it. He is currently working on a new EP, but demos, along with his previous release, are available for streaming on Soundcloud.
Check ‘em out: