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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your track(s) and links to your social media page(s) along with photo so we can give you a shout!
I find it refreshing whenever an artists comes our way who applies his trade of delivering music with the use of good ol’ turntables. DJ Trentino is such an artist, who’s combination of vinyl skills and juke-worthy drum beats has lead him cross-country dropping some of the freshest electro house bangers too the masses. Hailing from Chicago, Trentino has had the opportunity of playing along side some damn good talent (WolfGang Gartner, DJ Craze, and Dillon Francis). Just last weekend, he played an opening set for A-trak that left me, among many others, blown away due to going HAM in every sense of the word. Get familiar with Trentino’s work, because we are forecasting him to make some serious moves in 2012 and peep out his latest EP titled SQRM which is available beatport NOW!
1. Shiftee – Nerdy Intro
2. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Mark Mackenzie’s We’re All Going To Die! Remix)
3. Morgan Page f. Tegan & Sara – Body Work (Lazy Rich Remix)
4. Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix)
5. Feed Me – Pink Lady
6. Skrillex – Bangarang f. Sirah
My Saturday in a nutshell by Xilent. This self-proclaimed drum and bass Producer really takes me through the motions of a typical weekend day seamlessly and without missing a beat. On any Saturday, I usually wake up to that sleepy haze that takes a while to shake off. Some sort of productivity is always necessary to feel like a normal human after I come out of my funk, then back down to nap time to charge the batteries for the night’s festivities. And a second wind hits later for the rage. This pattern is literally mirrored by this young, Polish, prospect in his tracks. He brings his audience through stages of energies; very high and extremely calm at certain points. Just when you are digging the down-tempo/trance sounds, Eryk Kowalczyk slaps you in the face with hard dub sounds mixed with electro glitches that make not having a second wind to party, almost impossible. Xilent, although a new producer, has a lot of promising projects in the work, and should be making a name for himself on the US scene in 2012, so stay tuned!