Is there something about Portland that we’re missing? First Shy Girls, and now Electric Mantis. We may have been sleeping on the Oregon city, but not anymore, as the music that’s coming out of there seems beyond legit. Electric Mantis is the moniker for the college student bedroom-producer who’s been throwing up music online for free for the past year, and it’s starting to pay off, as blogs start to take notice.
What struck us most was his unabashed claiming of his own unique sound, thus putting the “original” in original music. Gone are the over-used samples and synth stabs that litter productions of higher exposure levels than these, much to our relief.
“Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops” flips and flops with staccato strings, brass stabs, and chiptune effects, as well as exhibiting some reggae vibes with it’s bouncy beat. Perfectly-placed reggae vocal shots only add to the overall energy and fun, making the track a must have. Luckily, the Soundcloud download destination is only a click away.