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!
The Reef has a hair over one thousand followers on Soundcloud, which doesn’t seem to make sense. The mostly original tracks that are available show a definitive style that you usually would only see from an accomplished artist with a ton of releases under their belt. The 23 year old Swede grew up with a love for Hip-hop listening to his brothers early Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep CD’s. This all is made clear when you hear his music, it sounds like sewer scenes from “Da Mystery of Chessboxin” music video look. A dark sewer with water dripping from pipes, bad air and it’s dark and sweaty in a bad way leaving you feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. “Ignant” is the lead tune off the EP and the drop is like the sound of the rainfall on an Alien planet where society is forced to live underground. “Tomb”is by far the most unplaceable, its sounds like a futuristic instrumental celebratory anthem for a rogue gregorian nomadic group in a post apocalyptical world, next up we have “Skunk” a disturbing and dark track from start to finish.
Listen/Download : Ignant EP – The Reef
Listen/Download : Great White (Original Mix) – The Reef
We ran into the Adana Twins and their production portfolio when we learned that they were teaming up with one of our favorite duos from Brazil, Digitaria, to create a track. Since then we’ve been hot on their tail. Consisting of Hamburg natives Take it Easy and Frisco (imagine…”Hey, Take It Easy, relax over there! ha!), they can teach the average “bedroom producer” a thing or two about deep house and electro, and I don’t mean that “euro trash” that most Americans assume all European productions sound like. The past year was an exciting one for the twins. Filled with extensive touring after the huge success of their “Everyday” EP. Meeting Digitaria during their recent Brazil tour was a very fruitful one adventure and became the beginning of the creative concept of this track. There was a big sympathy and a great vibe resulting in this huge deep disco hammer. Daniela’s [of Digitaria] subtle vocals with a synthetic flavor floats over a fat bassy synthline. The sweet chord steps bring in the Brazilian flavor. Knowing the Adana Twins’ music, you can be sure of a big build up happening leaving the crowds in arm raising, screaming happiness.