(Image via Brandi Muffins, because we got firrre.)
Yooo! Iswayski here. Nice to meet you, loyal DA legions. I used to help /rupture out on Mudd Up!. But now that the show is a part of history and fondly remembered by the present, I’m going to use this here space as my new excuse to go hunting for strange and wonderful tunes. I’ll be here once a week from now on, bringing you a collection of heat, wrapped neatly into a fresh blog post for ease of digestion.
Today, we start in Jersey and bring to your attention Yung Kiid. This 19 year old Jersey Club producer really warrants your attention. He may not be a high profile DJ – in fact he hasn’t DJed since he was 15, when routine fights and other drama discouraged him from further pursuit – but he’s kept his head down in the studio and emerged with some flavas. A frequent collaborator with Newark’s Saucy P, Yung prefers music that sounds different, which is actually why his sound resonates with me. Although his beats are solidly within the club format, he fills his tracks with a variety of drum selections, frequent beat switch ups, and tries to avoid the use of tropes usually associated with the genre. The Guap remix below reached its download limit, be he blessed us with a fresh copy for you to download at your leisure.
Yung Kiid Ft Saucy P - Guap
From there, we take the Goethals Bridge over into Staten Island to meet DJ Coco, who’s looked us out with his club remix of Rihanna’s “Pour It Up.” While Jersey Club has been making some inroads into NYC lately, Coco leans into the BMore side of things, deconstructing one Riri’s many smash hits, and pulling it into a late night, sweaty dancefloor vibe. It’s a fairly refined effort, but still a raw enough to get the heart up: Download.
Pour It Up Bmore (DJ Coco Remix)
Many club producers – like Sliink and K Millz – have taken a giant step into the trap rave festivities, and the combination of the two styles can be a guilty pleasure of mine. So that’s my excuse for throwing this track by Harlem’s Dollar Bin in here. He’s been working at the nexus of rap beats and rave sounds for a few years, but I wouldn’t call him an EDM trap artist. Being associated with that festie world is sort of a risk (or boon, depending on your take) for all the producers working in this area now. But Dolla carves out some nice sonic territory here, more akin to Pelican Fly than the planes of Kansas or wherever Bonnaroo is held. Big trumpets, vocal stutters warped into sonar blips, and soaring bow stabs collide with a cold front of distended snare smashes and rumbling kicks. This one only costs what you want via Montreal’s The Villa label.
Tobaggan & $1 Bin – Pompeii
That was fun. Can’t wait till next week. ONE!
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