Friend [SR007]

by DZZ

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The most unique installment in the Shifty Rhythms catalog to date arrives inside your eardrums by way of Stephens City, Virginia and the far-beyond-his-years talent of DZZ. The packaged product from this enigmatic producer is called 'Friend', a perspective-shifting single like none other we've heard.

Somewhere between the track's synthetic kawaii vocal meltdown and seismic 808 jabs lies a song that embodies a completely new step in electronic music. One that, like the EP's title suggests, incorporates a personal element in varied forms.

Additionally, the haunting vocals of the original cut take joyous flight in a Chilly Gonzales-esque rendition by Baltimore's ctrl+r, capped off by a early-hours drum and bass anthem from Shifty flagship boys Planet Rock.

The malleable nature of 'Friend' implies that electronic music in this day and age can affect the human spirit in several, equal ways if we allow ourselves to embrace its kinship.


released October 22, 2014

Produced by DZZ
Mastered by Chacona
Artwork by Zracknel:



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Shifty Rhythms is a Los Angeles based collective established with dance music as the focal point and hip hop at the core. Founded by Neo Fresco & GOJ!RA, the brand and label serves as a body of reference for those who want to explore music beyond the contemporary status quo.

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