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!

Mr. Vega

I’d hope that you recognize this face and name, but in case you don’t, this is Mr. Vega, half of the sensation better known as Sazon Booya.  Mr. Vega hails from New York, and his solo beats are something of a new breed.  As he is preparing for a solo release for the first week in June, I’d like you to sample what’s to come.  With an eclectic variety of sounds, Mr. Vega cannot be boxed in by the normal definitions of genres, as the sounds change drastically from track to track, but linked by the same underlying tone.  Something for everyone is offered as Mr. Vega throws hammers with an electro vibe, rock, moombahcore, etc., pretty much anything, you name it, and Mr. Vega has a sample of your poison.  We’ll be bringing out the drop of the release and much more to come from this mad musical genius.

Listen: I’m On Fire (Preview) – Mr. Vega

Listen: Back Up On It (Preview) – Mr. Vega

Popular Computer

There’s definitely nothing wrong with a dose of disco before the weekend comes.  I introduce Popular Computer out of Paris.  For whatever reason it may be, the europeans have some sixth or seventh sense for electronica that is undeniable, and Personal Computer definitely has that chip hard wired in his brain.  He makes me feel so torn and happy with his production style.  Not only do his beats bring a calming focus to my being and help my mind keep on task at what’s at hand, but at the same time, these melodic harmonies also put me into a strange trance that consume my legs and almost pull me out of my work chair floating into Friday’s happy hour so effortlessly.  It’ll be interesting to see what’s next for the young Frenchman, as his travels and experiences globally impact his productions; hey, maybe his next trip will be to an exotic island and we’ll get a completely different result (like some airhorns!!)

Listen: Lost and Found (Original Version) – Personal Computer

Listen: Lointain – Popular Computer

Ming

I’ve been listening to Ming’s tracks for quite some time now, and it’s time to share his sounds with you all.  Especially with some previews out (which means release soon!), Ming has become a staple in the sounds that feed my eardrums daily, and for good reason.  The element that draws me most to his sounds is the way he is influenced by his fans, the live crowds he plays, and the mixing of different cultures/lifestyles in everyday life. He is all about reviving the oversaturated “everyone’s a producer/DJ” scene, and is inspired when this world collides with that of the rock, or goth, or ANYTHING new scene.  Lacking anything but a spot-on technique, Ming delivers jumpy builds and heavy drops that are anything from the ordinary, his element of surprise is anything but expected or repetitive.  So when you’re ready to push the borders of our EDM “scene”, let Ming be your tour guide.

Listen: Victim (Original Mix) (Preview) – Ming

Listen: Disaster (Ming & 2Beeps Remix) – JoJo

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