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  • 05/20/2009

Artist to Watch: Raffertie

Who: Raffertie
Where: Birmingham, U.K.

Armed with a giant hairdo and some seriously wicked beats, this 21-year-old upstart has burst onto the U.K. wonky scene with a series of bass-heavy tracks and bootleg remixes. Born Benjamin Stefanski, and often recognized by the mysterious pair of scissors he uses as a logo, Raffertie has won over the bassline and dubstep crowd (not to mention BBC radio queen Mary Anne Hobbs) with low-end smashers like “Wobble Horror!” and “Antisocial,” a buzzing, chipmunk-voiced anthem-in-the-making on Starkey’s Seclusiasis label. His efforts have not gone unnoticed, as the boy has been tapped for official remixes of everyone from Trevor Loveys and AC Slater to Franz Ferdinand.

Listen: "Antisocial"

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4 comments Artist to Watch: Raffertie

johnee (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 14:48

i like the chipmunkey part! nice bass line too. thx guys.

PookiE! (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/20/2009 - 21:56

since when is something that simply goes dint,dint,dint,dint,dint-dunt,dunt,dunt,dunt,dunt officially dub. guess i missed all that 'heavy bass' in the preview. Wobbler is fitting, but can we just call it that, or call it electronic music, Peiod?
like, dude, bend some circuits, get ableton and your career is ready fro takeoff. no diss to Raffertie, really, I WOULD LISTEN TO THIS, but come on Jennifer, really?

Baaaaaaaaasssssssssshead (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/21/2009 - 08:39

methinks PookiE! = frustrated producer/DJ. mate, you're just sad because you didn't make this first. who gives a flip about the genre name? this is some wicked BASS music.

DZ (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 05/23/2009 - 13:58

Raffertie = BADMAN!

Stomping Ground VIP & Wobble Horror have been destroying dancefloors in north america for months - he's one of those artists where you can't wait to hear what he's going to come up with next...

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