“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
Following the tragic shooting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte on Tuesday (April 30) that left two people dead and at least four others injured, Waka Flocka Flame canceled his performance scheduled to take place on campus later that night. More »
Waka Flocka Flame was involved in a shootout that took place in the early hours of 4/4 at an Atlanta studio where he was recording. According to a police report obtained by Billboard, Flocka, born Juaquin James Malphurs, was among the 10 witnesses alleging that three unidentified individuals with weapons fired off several shots into … More »
Nitti Gritti is a force to be reckoned with in 2018. In August, he unveiled Bootlegs Vol. 2, a remix EP including edits of Earth, Wind, & Fire‘s “September,” Waka Flocka Flames‘ “Hard In Da Paint,” and other cult classics. More recently, he’s gifted fans with an original EP entitled Drive released on Diplo‘s Mad Decent imprint. With this string of EP releases (and a few remixes in between), the Miami-based producer is pushing boundaries and earning tour support for high-end artists such as NGHTMRE, Etc! Etc!, Party Favor, and more.
Now, on October 26, one of his most anticipated shows of the year has arrived, as Gritti will take the stage with Valentino Khan and Dillon Francis at Light & Life’s Halloween Warehouse 2018. To prime attendees for what should be a freaky night in the depths of Brooklyn, Gritti has curated an Orbit Spotify playlist exclusively for DA.
The selection includes hard-hitting tracks from his current rotation, including favorites from his Drive EP, the Boombox Cartel and Flosstradamus team-up “ID,” “Crystal Eyes” from Ekali‘s 2018 debut EP, and more.
Snails has released the third project from his The Shell remix album. It’s a remix done by himself and Virtual Riot of “WFSU” featuring Waka Flocka Flame. Whereas the original sounds like a caterpillar is attacking the city, Virtual Riot and Snails contrast Waka Flocka’s hype vocals with hard-hitting, slimy dubstep. Headbangers will be inclined to break the rail on this one, as the drop is not for the faint-hearted and might cause mosh pits. Gargling growls, slimy synths, and volatile bass sludge the hook while while Waka Flocka’s ad libs add fire to the flame.
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