Some of the best tracks pull you in and take you for a ride, “Off For The Night” is no exception and conjures a long walk through the streets of Brooklyn at night contemplating how to get your shit together, with a precipitous series of revelations crashing over you as the journey progresses. NY Producer duo MEMBA and Auckland, New Zealand transplants No Wyld masterfully blend genres to deliver a measured, but brooding, original that channels feelings of frustration we all feel at one point or another. The track’s lyrics insinuate a need for escape, a common theme in music but one that when done right strikes a chord in anyone listening. Both of these groups of artists have great things on the horizons, make sure to check out more of MEMBA’s music here, as well as No Wyld's here.
Electronic music is often portrayed as its own, stand-alone genre- specific to a certain crowd, following specific chord progressions and melodies. But, in recent years electronic production has influenced genres as niche as garage rock and heavy metal. Simply put, electronic music is changing the way the world listens to, and composes music. Stoney Roads Records' artist, Mazde confirmed this theory with the release of his single, "Neverland." The single was a collaborative track with Rhode Island rapper, Khary, combining two, seemingly different worlds, EDM and rap. As Mazde continues his European summer tour, he is rekindling his relationship with the 9 month old track by passing it on to two other producers for remixing. NYC duo, MEMBA and Seattle based, Ark Patrol stepped up to add their own, unique third dimension to "Neverland." MEMBA's treatment is self proclaimed as "cheeky." The twosome added a bangin' trap vibe, overflowing with pleasantly nasty turns and drops—it is dynamically hype. While MEMBA turned it into a slam dunk piece, Ark Patrol layered "Neverland" with a slower, deeper and darker resonance, putting emphasis on the conscious nature of its lyricism. It's safe to say that Mazde passed the torch to the proper artists for capitalization. Each remix possesses a distinctly different spirit, giving the original release the complimentary elements it deserves. Explore these polar yet plentiful remixes via Soundcloud, and keep your eyes peeled for a very special Mazde Buzzzmix coming soon.
Mazde European Tour Dates:
03 JUN - Young & Tuneful, Germany
18 JUN - Aperitivo al Verde, Italy
07 JUL - Neversea Festival Constanta, Romania
29 JUL - MOX, Cluj Napoca, Romania
03 AUG - Untold Festival, Romania
04 AUG - Sounds Of The Forest, Germany
01 SEP - Awake Festival Targu Mures, Romania
Oh boy oh boy! Our homie Titus is back with a new track, this time teaming up with MEMBA, and y'all .... could this get any more tasty? We love supporting both these legends here on BB so to see this pairing gave us the warm and fuzzys! So many rad feels here with groovy trap beats and dreamy vocals from GIIA - this is super sexy and I love it! Grab that free download HERE!
I have a new obsession and he goes by the name of Dakk. I rarely get this excited about hip hop. In fact I can count on one hand the number of rappers that I listen to on a weekly basis. When I first heard Dakk (real name Kyle Donald) on MEMBA’s “Brave” (which if you haven't heard, you need to) I immediately knew this guy was something special. The Northern California native has impeccable vocal control and dynamic flow. On “Move On” you can hear attitude reminiscent of greats like Eminem or Kendrick and soft poignant verses not unlike Chicago rappers like Chance the Rapper. His music feels raw and from the heart. Throw in a memorable chorus and perfectly complimentary progressive beats courtesy of MEMBA, and this track is an early favorite of 2017 so far.
Bringing the HEAT once again, it's MEMBA, the NYC production duo showing us their worldly trap chops and wide-ranging talent. "Brave" is the kind of track that would win Best Rap/Sung Collaboration if the Grammy's actually featured forward-thinking dope music. Talented female vocalist and frequent MEMBA collaborator GIIA's gorgeous vocal melodies temper Dakk's hard and energetic verses. All of this takes place on a stage of the most glorious progressive beats and synths. Sound design: on point. Musicality: on point. Certified gold. Grab a free DL here. Or if you're like me and don't download music anymore, peep it on Spotify here.