If you're unfamiliar with Gramatik (Dennis Jasarevic), he's a music producer well-known in electronic and hip-hop circles who was born and raised in Slovenia during the fall of Communism in the Eastern Bloc. He first got turned onto hip-hop through Wu-Tang's 36 Chambers album, and started gaining real attention in 2008, after posting his old-school funk, soul, and R&B-influenced tracks online.
Break Science are a couple of New York electronic artists named Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, who've worked with Wyclef Jean and the Fugees, Raekwon and GZA, and Lee "Scratch" Perry among others. Deitch's breakbeat-style drums and Lee's trip-hop/dub affinity demonstrated on keyboards and laptop, produce music fresher than a baby's powdered ass, as evidenced on the duo's debut EP, Further Than Our Eyes Can See.
Gramatik and Break Science recently teamed up (both are signed to the Pretty Lights Music Label) for a bass-heavy remix of Earth, Wind, and Fire's "Let's Groove" called "Boogie Down," which just might be the ticket for your upcoming office holiday party. If you want a further taste of Gramatik, and happen to be a laid-back Zeppelin fan, check out his Stairway to Hip-Hop Heaven remix, dropped earlier this year. His most recent album, Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1, is also killer.
As Spin has pointed out, with their cover story featuring Skrillex, electronic dance music, with its countless sub-genres, and the rave scene are having a moment. DJ's like Deadmau5, Tiesto, Diplo, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Wolfgang Gartner, The Glitch Mob, and many others are playing huge festivals and making serious money. It will all make a nice soundtrack for our future robot overlords.