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Friendzone (born James Lawrence and David Reznick), a duo from the Bay area just released their long-awaited LP, DX.  I started following Friendzone when I noticed their name pop up on certain compilations (like Kuchibiru Network 3) and after seeing their productions used by hip-hop artists like Mykki Blanco, Yung Lean and even A$AP Rocky for “Fashion Killa”.  The bay-area duo are really starting to make a name for themselves and DX is going to propel them into even more praise.  After listening to a few tracks on DX it’s clear that Friendzone wants to push boundaries and make you rethink beat-music.  Each track feels carefully placed and produced, making the whole LP flow like a swift mountain stream.

Watch the trippy music video for their single “Poly”.

All twelve album tracks are synth-laced and emotional pieces.  Only a handful of producers are able to successfully produce instrumental albums like this where each track is something you’ve never heard before.  One can’t help but make comparisons to the music of Ryan Hemsworth, Taquwami, and the Wedidit crew.  On top of the twelve album tracks there are an additional nine bonus tracks.  DX is available for the name your price option on Bandcamp.

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