The Dankles first and foremost is a site where you can not only find music, videos, interviews, and event info on the freshest musical artists out there today, but is also dedicated to spotlighting up and coming talent that we feel deserve a shout. Every Friday, we will be delivering our Fresh Pickn’s of the week with hopes that this start can help you spread your name. So please, if you, your friends, your neighbor, your local dealer, or your 7th grade Science teacher has any music they’ve created that you think we should put on the site; then please feel free to get at us via Facebook, Twitter, or email (thedanklesblog@gmail.com) with your track(s) and links to your social media page(s) along with photo so we can give you a shout!

Electrixx

The original track by REM is a part of every music lover’s past, including my own.  For me, it conjures up memories of awkward situations as a small girl who was discovering music through the eyes of my older brothers.  Electrixx opens with a high-energy synth sound that slides into the vocals that we all know and love absolutely seamlessly.  The transition from vocals to an incredible mash-up with Axwell’s “Heart is King” melts our memories of the blundering past and has us dancing into the future with this original bassline produced by the German duo.  We can get up and dance to Electrixx’s remix of this classic tune, as we look back as adults now, and laugh at how the original track made us feel sad or wierd back then.

Phi Unit

“Moombahton for lovers” is Phi Unit’s motto, and he hits it home with this chiller track that features explorative moombahton sounds.  A single everyday humming in the eyes of almost everyone on the planet is turned into an on fire remix of this track for New York City local producer, Phi Unit.  This song suits all kinds of moods whether you’re in the mood to party or to get some work done.  Phi Unit does an amazing job at unifying to track with the same underlying “da-da” feel that one does not grow tired of.  In addition to this, the harmony moves us from a smooth prelude to a drop that is both original and inventive, throwing in great cymbal sounds to the synth.  Phi Unit does my home scene justice with this anytime of the day track that leaves me always wanting a few more minutes.

Listen : Home – Phi Unit 

Rolaz

Have you ever seen a movie where the bad guy is super cool and the good guy is super good and you can’t root for just one? Well, if you haven’t, then this original jam by Rolaz will bring the same feeling, wondering which side of the fence to be on.  The track has a glitchy beginning that utilizes upbeat percussion sounds that lead into a raw stabbing jabs over a sick bass drop.  Still, Rolaz maintains a tranquil back beat that harmonizes everything nicely.  The vast contrast of calmness and beat blasting makes me wonder which one I prefer and then I realize I can’t choose just one, I love how he switches back and forth!  This Manchester, UK mate will definitely be making a splash in the future close to home as he releases the majority of his music through record labels in Miami and Milwaulkee.

Listen : Organism – Rolaz

Statesthetic

This is music that you listen to when you’re on a mission.  Perhaps starting the weekend, going to grab a bag of green, getting to the gym, or working for a promotion; this Pittsburgh native, Statesthetic, will provide the soundtrack.  When I stumbled upon this promising young producer, my adrenaline level immediately sky-rocketed as I went into a full-on “Rocky” mode for no specific reason at all.  This strongly emotional and zealous track makes my determination switch tick with bangin’ sub bass and synth sounds that emanate those of a seasoned vet.  Statesthetic has not only great dubstep tracks, but awesome remixes & much more to offer us in the future, as various record labels have shown interest in this young prospect.

Listen: Save Us All – Statesthetic

Listen: Is This Love (Statesthetic Remix) – Bob Marley

Miraja

Sunday afternoons conjure up thoughts of cleaning, organizing for the upcoming week or nursing a hangover for most people, but I currently have a date with the couch and Miraja this week.  This down-tempo track is my definition of a perfect Sunday afternoon beat that will help you forget your worries of how you acted the previous night at 3 A.M. or how much crap you have to get done the week ahead.  Listening to this, I feel content with being as small as a speck of dust ready to be blown away by the wind.  No matter what your activity, turn this tune up on Sunday afternoon to bring the weekend full circle. Don’t let this track fool you, Miraja is a skilled DJ with no limits.  This track may be on the mellow side, but Miraja can throw down a grimey bass-buster, too.  If you’re a Colorado resident, check him out, as he has shows in the Denver area over the next few weeks.

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