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!

Hypster

Warning: TEMAZO (Banger!)  Hypster is the love child of Ibiza and Miami, and his original tracks reflect these infamous cities’ reputations for greatness in the electronic world. Fairly new to the scene, he could have fooled us, as his track record in such a short time is more than impressive, with tracks even reaching number one in the Beatport charts.  With “Easy Sunday”, Hypster mixes dubstep sounds and hip-hop vocals to bring a bigroom ambiance that to me doesn’t reflect anything of a relaxed Sunday, but rather a bassed-up Friday night.

Listen: Easy Sundays (ft. Channel Earth) – Hypster 

Listen: The Need To Feed – Hypster

Huxley

I present Huxley, British native and murderer of dancefloors.  Cranking out mainly house tunes with some loopy vocal samples, Huxley draws us into that groove that we all know too well.  As if you’re out with friends that you haven’t seen a while, drinks are flowing at the bar, and you’re dancing with friends as if you are the only ones in the whole club, dancing as if no one’s watching.  It’s that feeling of losing inhibition that provides such a feeling of euphoria, even if it only lasts a few minutes before the thoughts of real life come flowing back to your head.  Find your groove this weekend, and let Huxley be your leader.

Listen: Let It Go (Original Mix) – Huxley

Listen: Box Clever – Huxley

Subdue

You know how they say that a little dirt won’t hurt you?  Like with organic vegetables and the like.  I have the same philosophy with EDM, a little grime does the brain right every now and again, as long as it’s in perfect balance.  Subdue is the perfect dose of huge heavy bass capable of melting my speakers and impossible to not bounce to.  This Belgium duo has an interesting take on production, with not only mind-blowing wobbles and drops, but incorporating trance synths that add an unexpected calmness to what can be perceived as a dark and obscene dubstep world.

Listen: Girlfriend (Subdue Remix) [Clip] – Tim Ismag

Listen: Earthshrine – Subdue

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