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!
Atlanta producer, Unlike Pluto has been grabbing my attention a lot very recently. His flexibility and ability to succeed to make my eardrums smile with many different styles / sounds / genres has kept me interested and checking back in often to see what he’s been working on. As most (should) already know, this whole “trap” phenomenon is far from new, and actually originated quite some time ago in the south, especially booming in the great peach city of Atlanta. Rightfully so, environment always effects any artist, and Unlike Pluto is no exception. A good portion of his productions, both original material and remixes, would fit into the “trap” or southern slowed hip-hop, trill (or whatever you’d like to call it) category. What’s interesting is when an artist can excel in the polar opposite of this at the same time, case in point, “Run Maggie Run” (below). The melodic and majestic track’s composition includes electric piano riffs, soft vocals manipulated through pitch (caution: capable of getting stuck in your head), simple synthesizer snares that roll into a not overpowering looping bass line. Such versatility to switch back and forth between face melting crowd pleasers and inspiring and thoughtfully composed tracks is hard to find in this day and age, and for that, we applaud you, Unlike Pluto.
Listen / Download : Run Maggie Run (Original Mix) – Unlike Pluto
LeGinge is another prime example of talent that outweighs surroundings. As he hails from “The Oldest City”, which is debatably St. Augustine, FL, LeGinge is inspired by his environment, but has successfully broken the mold of that box to not limit what defines him. Feelings are transmitted heavily through his productions in unique fashion. LeGinge’s ability to manipulate samples from both vocals and nature is something to not be overlooked. Able to pair an unrelated sound to a track’s feel and chop, pitch, break (, etc.) it to match a mood is LeGinge’s strong suit. Despite the fact that at first consideration, you might be turned off by the large quantity of trap productions, if you peel back a layer of the onion, there is far more substance than what hits the eardrum / heart to be discovered in this very SOULFUL redhead’s portfolio.
Listen / Download : Lucy’s Lullaby ft. Emelie Sabel – LeGinge
Listen / Download : Chill Mode – LeGinge