As the head behind the ever expanding IHeartComix mini-empire, Franki Chan is a DJ/promoter/illustrator worth watching. Chan can now add remixer to that job description, with his version of The Very Best’s “Nsokoto” finding it’s way into the mix, along with tracks and remixes by Drop the Lime, Mr. Vega, Boy 8-Bit, Acid Girls, The XX and more.
With bass culture splintering all over the world, producers have been looking for ways to channel their sound in ways that were once unimaginable to listeners. Some producers went towards percussion, some with specific synthesized sounds, and others relied on atmosphere to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. In some unusual-but-wholly-sensible way, Blue Daisy fits that trifecta of sounds, going between rhythms, vibes, and beats with an ever-expanding soundscape that continues to grow with each release. With only two releases, he’s been championed by DJs and producers all around, setting himself up for a massive year ahead. Lying between the borders of hip-hop, dub, and tech, Blue Daisy delivers a mix that is a mystery to all listeners, as a tracklist was “unavailable.” It makes for an audible ride through the mind of a producer who is already one step ahead of most. Blue Daisy also had a bit of time to give us some info on his origins, his focus on spaced-out atmosphere and his future.
For nearly two decade, Curtis Jones has been one of dance music’s most commanding and intriguing personas. First as Cajmere and then Green Velvet, the Chicago jock has produced cross genre hits from 1992′s smash “The Percolator” to 2007′s hipster anthem “Shake & Pop.” Most recently, Jones released “Everybody Wants” with Kid Sister, just one of the new generation of artist who owe much of their sound to Jones original jackin’ style. But Green Velvet is still the king o the dance floor as this exclusive one-hour mix for URB proves.