Anthony, As a long time fan of industrial music I feel the genre built by acts like Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Einstürzende Neubauten, etc. has given way to brainless club-fodder, favouring a lack of experimentation in sound or thoughtfulness in message (see: Nachtmahr, Faderhead, CombiChrist, etc.) While the emergence of industrial hip-hop has proven something of a relief, I can't help but feel it will be shortly lived. tl;dr: your thoughts on genre entropy?
i think “industrial hip hop” could possibly be a short-lived trend; however, i think artists like death grips and clipping have broken the flood gates in terms of free experimentation with the sound of the genre. even after they’re gone, there will still be artists looking for new ways to fudge with the blueprint. it might not be “industrial,” but they’ve proven that you can amass an audience with an unorthodox approach.
Cakes Da Killa collaborator Big Momma drops a new mixtape titled The Plague. Much like with Cakes, you’re gonna catch a lot of speedy flows over complex production. However, Momma doesn’t sound too uncomfortable on top of some moody, atmospheric beats as well. Download the mixtape here.