New Release: DZZ – Friend EP [Shifty Rhythms]
The most unique installment in the Shifty Rhythms catalog to date arrives inside your eardrums by way of Stephens City, Virginia and the far-beyond-his-years talent of DZZ. The packaged product from this enigmatic producer is called ‘Friend’, a perspective-shifting single like none other we’ve heard.
Somewhere between the track’s synthetic kawaii vocal meltdown and seismic 808 jabs lies a song that embodies a completely new step in electronic music. One that, like the EP’s title suggests, incorporates a personal element in varied forms.
Additionally, the haunting vocals of the original cut take joyous flight in a Chilly Gonzales-esque rendition by Baltimore’s ctrl+r, capped off by a early-hours drum and bass anthem from Shifty flagship boys Planet Rock.
The malleable nature of ‘Friend’ implies that electronic music in this day and age can affect the human spirit in several, equal ways if we allow ourselves to embrace its kinship.
released 22 October 2014
Produced by DZZ
Mastered by Chacona
Artwork by Zracknel: zracknel.tumblr.com
DJSB – The Gunfighters of Titan
Yesterday LAMP dropped a new track that really shows their depth and diversity when it comes to music selection.
DJSB’s “The Gunfighters of Titan” is a complex orchestra of intergalactic sounds transporting the listener to Saturn’s largest moon. This track is the second release for the upcoming EP 2083 which will be appearing on LAMP before the end of the year.
Be sure to check out his first release here as well:
Originally from Springfield, MA, DJSB is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His BS in Music Technology makes him a specialist in: music theory, composition, orchestration, arrangement, sound design, music business, music copyright and licensing. Early in his career, DJSB played major venues in Boston such as, The Paradise Lounge, Harper’s Ferry, Club Avalon, Bill’s Bar, and also the Middle East in Cambridge. He’s opened up for acts such as, Lupe Fiasco, KRS-One, The New Deal, Maceo Parker, Kool G Rap, Immortal Technique, Kool Keith, DJ Craze, Blackalicious, Murs of Living Legends, Jurassic 5, Devin the Dude, Medusa, Talib Kweli, Xzibit, and many more.
DJSB currently calls Los Angeles home and since his move he’s already been busy perfoming at SXSW. Along with DJing, DJSB regularly perfoming in several bands including Pilot Touhill, White Planes and Audible Mainframe taking on the role of the DJ, Synth, and Beatsmith. With Audible Mainframe he has performed as part of Slick Rick’s backing band as well as collaborating with recording artists such as Damian Marley, Smif N’ Wessun, KOs, Wale, LMFAO, Common, Blackalicious, Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Arrested Development, and many more.
The focus of DJSB’s talent and focus is more on making music than just playing it. He is a musician first, then a DJ. However, being a DJ to him means more than just the playback. He would rather create with a turntable than just push play. This includes scratching, beat juggling, production, live drum sequencing, mixing genres and including these techniques in his own production. His background in music technology, action sports and hip hop culture allows him to create that unique DJSB sound, which is a hybrid of life experiences and mastery of craft. The goal is to use these sounds in the music licensing industry for film and commercial usage.
Bookings/Remix Requests: alex[at]solvethispuzl.com
Check out his special LAMP #weeklymix: