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Early ’90s-Style Shredder Myrone Will Give You a Bone(r)

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I’ve become kinda obsessed with Myrone since featuring him in an Unsigned & Unholy column earlier this month. His music is like a combo of Prince, Van Hagar and The Human League, and yes, it’s exactly as weird as it sounds, an amalgam of all the best/cheesiest production trends of the late ’80s / early ’90s: whacked out, razor-sharp synths, enormously gated snares, funky bass, and, most importantly, tons of Shreddy McShredderson guitar with plenty of whammy action. Lots of folks can shred, I hear you, but the devil is in the details: it’s Myrone’s knack for songwriting and arrangement that really sets him apart. Dude’s got this shit NAILED. Those turnarounds and transitions! I’ve listened to all the tracks on his Soundcloud multiple times, and I just can’t get enough.

So it’s high time I gave him a proper feature here, and his new video for “Heating Up” provides the perfect opportunity. The song kills — duh — and the music video features Myrone playing a floral print JEM (!) on a green screen, with a video sample of a new video game called Drift Stage in the background which basically looks like a remake of the popular and appropriately retro NES series Rad Racer (and for which Myrone is working on the music). This playthrough is live, by the way — that solo is the real deal, played and recorded just for this video.

Watch, and be awed; don’t resist; allow yourself to be sucked into the magical world of Myrone.

Here’s another one for ya if you get the itch:

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