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!

EMER

EMER comes from Filthadelphia (or Philadelphia) and as you can see, lays down experimental brostep sounds that scream grimey and filthy, literally.  When his tracks come through my speakers, I feel like I have taken one of those five-hour energy drinks and get the ultra-glitchy, hyped up shakes that make me forget any trivial nonsense and have me jumping.  His music will melt your face, so throw it on whenever you’re in the mood to side step reality for a few and straight pump it.

SweekUh

If you need cruisin’ music, then you have just met your match. Sweekuh provides us with amazing mashups of classic tunes that we all loved when we were younger in a way that goes beyond just crossfading one track into the next.  He brings out my genuine taste in music, mixing old vocals with new moombahton and dubstep sounds that make me reminisce of my glory days and romp at the same time.  SweekUh made me feel like I was in high school again, back in the days when our only escape from authority, school, and parents was in our cars, driving to what are now the anthems of our youth.  Not only does he lay down sick mashups, but also original productions that are far from ordinary as this young DJ is on a mission to be anything but a “robotic music machine”.

Gangsta Fun

There’s some things that men just don’t understand, so let Gangsta Fun try to explain to you the rage that we as women feel about certain things, including “Wire Hangers”.  If you hang something on a wire hanger, you will definitely be going out in that garment in pure 80s style, as this causes a football player shoulder-pad effect.  This anger has been aired out in many public forums; movies, books, and television, yet, Gangsta Fun brings it to the next level.  He transmits this anger through fast, glitchy and heavily bassed beats.

Smerf

Have you ever experienced a trippy nature walk?  Whether your local surroundings provide woods, desert, beaches or wide open plains, you know this can be an eye-opening experience.  Smerf’s music takes me through the same adventure, literally.  In the beginning confusion sets in, which gets me so much more excited for what’s to come next.  Then, an epiphany hits me like a ton of bricks, that something that my subconscious was dying to discover but could never get to it in a normal state, just like the slamming synth and glitchy tones that Smerf provides us.

Geisha Twins

Leave your bell-bottoms and platform shoes at Studio 54, this is Disco re-invented.  Geisha Twins brings the style our parents know and love into the new millennium.  The twins bring this genre to a new place mixing with smoother, house vibes that are somewhat orgy-esque, and perfect for any weekend venue, whether it be a house party, a chill night in with some buds, outside playing “cornhole” (with this freakishly warm weather we’ve been having, why not?).  This San Diego duo provides such beats that have me feeling Le Disco Fevah in 2012.

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