After the post about Milo & Otis’s new track, I wanted to introduce a few super-groups that people can’t stopping talking about. 2013 has been an especially good year for this type of work because virtually all recent dance super-groups have been well accepted by fans and industry.
The super-groups featured have a few key traits in common: They dig deep to find a never-before-heard sound; usually a dance genre-hybrid or an eclectic mix of the two collaborator’s styles. These sounds get weird, but catching fans by surprise isn’t a bad thing.
Dog Blood ( Skrillex + Boys Noize)
Dog Blood goes beyond simply smashing two styles together, the off-beat, off-tone sound is it’s own thing. They share similar elements among all of there tracks, making the Dog Blood “sound” clear and recognizable. Their originals, live sets, remixes and interviews have all been popular subjects in the blogosphere.
Afroki (Afrojack + Steve Aoki)
These two announced their side project back in May with the release of the Afroki Teaser Trailer (see above.) This has been a very slow moving project, but past collaborations prove that the two work well together.
Jack U ( Skrillex + Diplo)
Fans questioned Mad Decent when they included mystery group “Jack U” on their San Diego Block Party line-up. A few tweets later and we now know what San Deign’s are in for. They’ve yet to release any tracks or live sets, as “Jack U” but they have collaborated before (above.)
Duck Sauce (Arman Van Helden + A-Trak)
Most famous for their “Barbra Streisand” release, Duck Sauce has booted up for round two. A few months ago, A-Trak Instragrammed the “Quack is Back” poster, followed by the release of “It’s You,” putting them at the forefront of the 2013 super-group scene.
Milo & Otis (Killagraham + NYMZ)
Milo & Otis is a old favorite of mine. They focus on moombahton/trap sounds, setting new standard’s for the genre. When I think I’ve heard it all, Milo & Otis reminds me of why I l first loved these genres.
Grizmatik ( Griz + Gramatik)
I’ve always been a fan of the Glitch-Hop/Soul sound, so when Grizmatik released their first track “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom” I knew to expect the extraordinary. They have a few festival performances under their belt and recently previewed their newest creation “My People” (see above.)
Destroid (Downlink + Excision + DJ Sawka)
“Destroid” is the name of Excision, Downlink & DJ Sawka’s super-group label and their independent music label. Their first live performance (above) debuted May 31st, of this year. They SERIOUSLY push the envelope when it comes to live entertainment. If you thought dance music culture was becoming stale, think again. They’ve release alot of content including a full album and music videos.
Written By: @ChadWRR