Rapper Kanye West continues to reign the blogosphere as its most popular act according to The Hype Machine on September 28. British Sea Power moves into third behind Twin Sister, while indie artists El Guincho and Klaxons reenter the top ten.
El Guincho is the music moniker for Spanish musician Pablo Díaz-Reixa, who incorporates sampling and eclectic genres into a style he calls "space-age exotica." The artist became known through his 2008 album Alegranza, and two years later he is back with his latest album Pop Negro. El Guincho just released a new video for a track from the album titled "Bombay." "It is apparently all a big joke, the video is presented as a trailer for an upcoming film, also it features a bunch of naked women doing crazy things to each other (not of the pornographic persuasion)," writes music blogger JP's Blog (jpsblog.net).
Also holding a top spot in the blogosphere is Mercury Prize-winning band Klaxons, which released its breakthrough album Myth of the Near Future three years ago. The British dance-punk act also just produced a cover of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," recorded during the band's stop at an Australian radio station. Gaga "continues to influence and inspire, and that goes beyond her Little Monsters," writes Consequence of Sound (consequenceofsound.net). "She's even got indie bands clamoring over her."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 28 at 10:00am GMT:
Kanye West (unchanged)
Twin Sister (unchanged)
British Sea Power (+3)
El Guincho (reentry)
White Denim (new)
Blackbird Blackbird (-1)
Belle and Sebastian (-4)
Blank Dogs (new)
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.