Detroit’s Danny Brown is one of the most unique and eclectic emerging rappers grabbing the attention of artists and fans of all genres with his refreshingly wild flows and odd content. Always open to collaboration, Brown is teaming up with the dope underground rapping/production duo Blu and Mainframe, also known as Johnson&Johnson, for a full length project, which, from the sound of the first single, might give us a glimpse into DB’s more laid back side.
“Change” departs drastically from Danny’s regular sound as he matches the smooth instrumental with slightly more conventional and reflective raps concerning his recent success and progression. The motorcity native pulls off the more classic feel flawlessly once again proving his artistic versatility and impressive lyricism. Stream this uncharacteristically mellow cut below and look out for the collaborative Danny Johnson album out soon via New World Color.
After hours of hiking with a heavy pack firmly attached, all it takes is one parting of the trees to show a landscape that will inspire many stories and many moments of reflection for those who come. Anyone who has taken a vast hike can attest to the overwhelming euphoria that envelopes the soul upon seeing such a landscape. This song manages to capture that moment throughout its entirety. Blake Cowan, AKA Wickerbird, lends us home video footage so that we can revel in the pure spirit of what the song is all about.
Sitting atop a 12,400 ft mountain in New Mexico I will never be able to explain the serene feeling I had while watching a plane fly below me in the valley — just emphatically enjoying the beautiful view that went on for miles, states even. But this song comes pretty darn close to expressing that moment in its most raw form. All the intense emotions from such a trip came rushing back because of “Druids,” as the Washington-based artist sets his music amidst a mesmerizing, but nostalgic realm. To experience more of his music visit his Bandcamp page by clicking here. Wickerbird’s debut album, The Crow Mother, comes out September 25th.
Denver DJ/Producer duo Dragon and Jontron are back at it again with another buzzing electro track that will most assuredly get dancefloors bouncing and moving. This time around the two have entered the Discovery Project for a shot to play at Nocturnal Wonderland later this month. Aside from creating a 30-minute mix, they also had to remix Eva Simons‘ “Renegade”.
The original track by the Dutch Diva vocalist is more of a dub-styled banger, but Dragon and Jontron have picked it apart and put it back together as a solid electro house tune. Give it a listen, and give the boys a shout out on Facebook.
Eva Simons Renegade (Dragon & Jontrons Discovery Project Remix)
Chicago-based trio Krewella‘s “One Minute” is chock full of huge bass, a commanding female vocal and a frantic energy that can only be described as infectious but firmly rooted in dubstep foundations. Of course Protohype comes along and infuses it with a little trap bounce and makes it even more hectic, adding several layers of grime and vocal stylings. Basically this remix is nothing short of an artfully aggressive auditory assault. Oh, and it’s free! Enjoy, ninjas.
The corky Bay Area native, Kreayshawn, burst onto the hip-hop scene with her massive single “Gucci Gucci” back in 2011. Since then, she has expanded her following and received cosigns from a variety of artists all the while continuing her strange, entertaining evolution. With a stream-of-consciousness flow and a truly creative style, Kreayshawn is sure to catch your attention at the very least.
On her most recent single, Kreay teams up with super-producer Diplo and New Orleans bounce music mainstay Sissy Nobby for a track worthy of its name. Diplo, who has a history of spotting talent, creates a bouncy, bass-injected instrumental and gets behind the mic for a warped, but addictive, chorus. Kreay delivers with her signature steez and Sissy gives us a taste of her unique vocals as well. Stream this high-energy cut below, shake your rompus and look out for Kreayshawn’s debut album, Something About Kreay, out September 18th via Columbia Records.
Kill The Noise is my hero, everything he has been releasing lately leaves me no choice but to change my pants. Hands down one of the most unique producers in the game right now, and this remix of “Tornado” is pure genius. Tackling anything Tiesto and Steve Aoki is quite a challange, none the less if they are on the same track. KTN pulled out all the stops on this face melting track and brought some massive high pitch piercing wobbles that smack you right in the face. Mixed with the incredibly sexy vocals from Polina to add a bit of innocence to this unforgiving banger. This track was released by Dim Mak on Beatport along with remixes from Felix Cartel and Anger Dimmas. Cheers.
Tiesto & Steve Aoki Tornado (Kill The Noise Remix Feat. Polina)
No pun intended (okay, it was intended), Dutch house maestros Jordy Dazz & Dannic could easily burn down a room with “Fuego”, a team effort released on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. These guys and other fellow Dutch DJs/producers have “catchy as hell” down to a science, and “Fuego” only validates this statement. A big room melody designed solely to blow out eardrums combined with an aggressive, raw buildup will have you hoping for future collaborations between these two. Grab your copy on Beatport today. Happy Tuesday!