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!
Sweden has produced more talent beyond the Mafia and Tim Bergling, which includes the unique producer known as Teknian. Although a good portion of his productions from the past get swept under the rug since they fall in the dubstep tempo frame, but let’s not get it confused. Most of this sound has become so gargled up and similar sounding, but forget growls and over wobbly bass, this is a fresh take on the sound beyond the borders trimmed by Skrillex or Knife Party. A soulful darkness exudes through Teknian’s dub side like wandering through a run down warehouse in a not-so-developed city of Eastern Europe filled with clowns and maybe a hooker or two, but still being able to pull out a picture of saddened beauty. His next project the “Sonic EP” will be out before we know it, early June, and right in time to help us welcome the warmer weather with a softer touch than we’re used to, a poetic flex, if you will.
Listen : You Make Me So – Teknian
Listen / Download : Tek That – Teknian
Soosh has a vision for music beyond what most people perceive is possible. Similar to a Bonobo style of thinking, Glasgow producer Soosh thinks beyonds the chords, synthesizer, basslines, and tempo; its almost as if he paints each track like a masterpiece, incorporating elements never thought to be able to add another layer of composition in music. Take “Touched” (below) for example, it pulls from such a wide variety of sounds, that it sounds more like a film than a song/track. The samples of everyday life (a camera shutter, traffic sounds, etc.) mixed with instruments like a harp that are non-traditional to electronically produced music create a story far beyond the norm for our eardrums. The crystalline chords get lost in a sea of woozy synths and the textured field samples so out of the ordinary that they might be capable of opening up your third eye for the first time. His “Colour is Breathe” double LP was his first work which is ridiculously inspiring to all the people out there who are sick of monotonously-sounding and watered-down material that bore our minds.
Listen : Touched – Soosh
Listen : The Way You ft. Carmel – Soosh