Posts Tagged ‘THEY’

July 21, 2016

Ground breaking Los Angeles crew and Mind Of A Genius signed forward thinking duo THEY. deliver more of their genre defying magic on new single Deep End. Coincidentally, I just received some mad swag from Mind Of A Genius including a dope beanie and a cool THEY. shirt which I’ll be sporting with pride. Deep End sees the duo marrying trap and hip hop with alt R&B, resulting in a gritty seductive, blistering hypnotic immersion into their subterranean world. The duo call the track “trap R.Kelly sh*t”, a very accurate self description. Deep End was recorded in 2Pac’s old room. I’m still reeling from the sheer power of the duo’s live set from SXSW in March. Hopefully I’ll get to experience their performances again soon.

June 25, 2016

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June 23, 2016

Genre defying duo THEY. was a must on my list of rising acts to catch when I was at SXSW earlier this year, so I made a point of rushing my way uphill across countless blocks to see their live set. It was well worth the effort, as I expected. They were electrifying on stage, exuding endless raw power. We haven’t heard anything new from THEY. since, but they finally break silence today with a volatile new track named Say What, on which they mix torrid slinking R&B, raucous wild alt rock, and coarse riveting hip hop. The passion is palpable on the fiery explosive song. 

June 10, 2016

ZHU, Skrillex, and THEY.’s masterpiece collaboration Working For It has received a remix treatment by Sydney’s Naderi, and his re-work is a trap and future bass thriller for the ages. In fact, there’s a timelessness to this massive remix, one that feels larger than life with its spectacular melodic chops and expansive atmosphere. It’s obvious Naderi has no qualms about getting dirty on the track. It’s a wildly tempestuous, fully exhilarating experience. And it’s a free download over at Soundcloud.

February 13, 2016

We’ve already heard some spectacular remixes of rising alt hip hop act THEY.’s smoldering song Motley Crue, but while those skewed towards the electro and future bass side of things, Los Angeles based Dim Mak associate Whiite takes us into deep house territory with his rousing yet ruminative remix. Whiite’s edit is a glorious ride on a glamorous yacht. It slices through cerulean waves as the sun balances precipitously over the horizon, painting the sky in motley brilliance just before darkness takes hold of the world. 

February 5, 2016

It comes as no surprise that after merely three months, enigmatic new genre bending alt hip hop due THEY. has made a deep impression with their three track debut EP, Nü Religion. In fact, one of the tracks off the EP just passed the million streams benchmark on Soundcloud, while the other tracks are well on their way to hit that milestone too. Mind Of A Genius has an eagle eye when it comes to talent, and THEY. is merely another spectacular act to come off of a young but brilliant label that also brought us ZHU and Gallant.  As THEY.’s impact grows, some phenomenal remixes of their music have been arising. This week, they reveal a remix of EP tormented opener Motley Crue by Los Angeles bred producer AWAY (Alone With All Of You). AWAY takes us on an intensive future bass and chill trap ride, his remixes’ fine texture and careful intricacy shrouding Motley Crue in inky darkness. Flume fans will no doubt appreciate the jabbing slices and oscillating ridges of this remix, one which builds to a resounding, vehement finish. AWAY’s remix of Motley Crue is available now on iTunes.

January 29, 2016

Exciting new Mind Of A Genius duo THEY., who pushed the boundaries of hip hop and alternative on their 3 track debut late last year, goes regal and cinematic on an electronic remix by GENER8ION, the French producer some might recognize as Surkin. In the past, we’ve witnessed the sort of overwhelming electro grandeur and felt the colossal impact that comes from GENER8ION’s production prowess. He infuses THEY.’s Motley Crue with that epic level of robust theatrics. Get buried under the remix’s potent synths and THEY.’s raw, emotive vocals. Purchase the striking edit on iTunes.

November 11, 2015

In case you missed it, and it’s something way too massive to miss, ZHU, Skrillex, and THEY. dropped a video for their monumental collaboration, Working For It. I just featured THEY.’s solo music a week ago, proclaiming them a genre fusing new act to watch. Alongside fellow Mind Of A Genius labelmate and Grammy nominated talent ZHU, and with the addition of electronic royalty Skrillex, they’ve invented a chimera sound that combines each of their styles seamlessly. Hip hop, trap, soul, and dubstep form one compelling synthesis. Its video is a composite of animated shorts that were sent to fans via ZHU’s campaign across six weeks of releases. Working For It is a part of ZHU’s critically acclaimed, star studded Genesis Series, available now as a complete bundle to download and stream worldwide. Purchase the EP on iTunes. ZHU is going to launch an exclusive “Nightday Collection” clothing line at Pop Up Store in Los Angeles tomorrow, too.

October 29, 2015

While I was off halfway across the world, a striking new duo named THEY. made their debut with a three track EP titled Nü Religion. Off the duo’s must listen release comes a song named Motley Crue, a true motley of hip hop, rock, and R&B. THEY. prove themselves yet another uniquely outstanding, freshly genre bending act from Mind Of A Genius, the brilliant label behind ZHU and Gallant. Despite its steady beats, there’s an urgency to Motley Crue that bleeds through in its raw vocals and tense production. Stream THEY.s debut EP on Soundcloud and purchase on iTunes.