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!

Tomba

At first listen, one wouldn’t imagine the heaviness and mayhem that mainly dubstep producer, Tomba can deliver.  Have you ever heard of people who refer to almost anything electronic as dubstep?  Like those people who say the old printers, or ever a hairdryer can sound like dubstep, and you think to yourself, well, they must not know too much about the game then?  Sometimes its the inexplicable mashup of unknown sounds and wobbles that create a beautiful chaos that makes me think I might be listening to a modern day electronic symphony, and that is exactly what Tomba brings to the table.  With a darker style, he brings a beautiful and fresh twist to this overcompressed and saturated genre.

Listen : Hebrew Hammer VIP – Tomba

Listen : Bitches (ft. Shay) – Tomba

Crystal Vision

Since spring is in the air, tis the season for motorcycles, ragtops, and cruising with the sun at our backs.  Crystal Vision provides the perfect in-helmet (safety first y’all!), brain-busting sounds that will have you bobbing and weaving through traffic on two wheels (or four) seamlessly, like you’re in a video game.  This duo from OK City has an eclectic mix of sounds ranging from house tracks to heavy wobble and in your face bass, and the variety that they release keeps them fresh in my mind on a regular basis.  Keep your ear out for them, as they have sounds that can please any taste; from metal-heads to womping dubsteppers and everything in between.

Listen : Last Stand – Crystal Vision

Listen : Renegaide (Crystal Vision Remix) – ETC!ETC!

Gosteffects

Thank god its Friday!  This three-day weekend for most (never for us) has a lot of promise to it, as friends and families gather to enjoy the holidays.  I, myself, am going to a bunch of shows, and although its the wee morning hours, I’m already in rage mode.  Gosteffects provides my early morning anthem that pulls me out of the grogginess of the previous night with minimal sleep, which is no easy task.  Only a certain energy of the upbeat kind with a steady rhythm can make me completely forget the lack of sleep and the dauntingly long day ahead of me, and this Gotham native has got it.  Although usually I find house music can be a bit repetitive, I can’t get enough of this producer’s version of Dutch house, which makes me feel like I’m in the middle of a club in Amsterdam where it all began.  He definitely has what you need to start a party, and kick it up to the next level, so keep him in mind for your party play list this weekend.

Listen : Tear The Club Up – Gosteffects

Listen : Kick The Bass – Gosteffects

Snake Child

They say age is only a number that doesn’t have much significance.  I’d say that Snake Child is the proof of that.  This young gun who hails from New Jersey, is defying all my preconceived notions about young producers.  With more talent and experience than many of the “popular” producers that we listen to on a daily basis, when his tracks come through the speakers, you would swear that you’re listening to a seasoned vet’s beats.  The vocals on “Mind Away” (by Jackie Scott) will take  you to your happy place when you hear how perfectly they’re married to the glitchy stabs and breaks that Snake Child provides.

Listen : Mind Away – Snake Child

Listen : Burn Dem – Snake Child & Nicky Twist

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