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Switching gears completely from my last post, I’ve gotta’ share my memories of seeing Danny Brown live at Showbox Sodo on Sunday, October 21st, 2012. Right now, he’s a part of the Long Live A$ap tour, opening up for A$ap Rocky, the A$ap Mob and Schoolboy Q. If you’re interested in seeing these guys, their next stops are LA (10/26), San Diego (10/28), Las Vegas (10/29), and Phoenix (10/30) (Full tour dates listed here) . Now back to the Seattle show, after standing in line for over an hour I was anxious to see Danny, who started off the night. I was wondering how much weed I’d be smelling during his set and sure enough, once “Witit” started, smoke was billowing up from the crowd.

 

 

His performance was striking, raising the crowd’s energy higher and higher and higher. Tracks like “Black Brad Pitt”, “Monopoly”, “Blunt After Blunt” and “Radio Song” were played to near perfection. I was thoroughly impressive by the quality of his voice, coming through as clear as when I bump his XXX album. Danny Brown’s level of musical maturity and experience was evident when he finished and the other acts took to the stage. No one matched the energy Brown exerted, and no one got the crowd as hyped as he did. I thought Schoolboy Q was alright, but thought in my head “this should’ve been Danny’s tour”. My comment was the same after seeing A$ap Rocky. The beats weren’t nearly as good, nor the raps, nor the stage presence. I just saw a very buzzed about artist with his mob playing some tracks. I don’t get it. Anyways, full support to Mr. Danny Brown, very inspiring. And thanks Danny, for retweeting that live picture I took of you. Best of luck with the rest of your shows bruh bruh, but you don’t need any luck..you are enlightened.

 

I’ve included his brand new video for “Witit”, along with the Noisey video documenting his trip and performance at The Gathering Of The Juggalos 2012. To learn more about Danny Brown, here’s a lengthy interview he did with Complex. As Danny has stated, this interview incorrectly names his new album “Danny Johnson”, it will instead be “ODB”. 

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Danny Brown is another name I’ve heard about lots, but just recently looked into. In preparation for my forthcoming Lucid interview on Disco Droppings, I’ve been in hip-hop mode. I gave this Boiler Room a listen, and woke UP. I get lit off these videos; Danny Brown has a rad mix of hilarious antics and genius vocal delivery. Add fiery beats and you have a Molotov cocktail of energy. The Boiler crowd can be sedated at times, but Danny got em’ hyped saying, “blunt, after blunt, after blunt, after blunt, after blunt, after blunt..”. I’ve listened through this set about 8 times now, I’ll be doing whatever and all the sudden I’ve got “She rubbin’ all on them titties like my name was Biggie. But I dont know no Diddy, but got Dirty Money with me”, stuck in my head. Makes me laugh. Hear “Witit”, “Radio Song”, “Lie4”, “I Will”, “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine)” and “Blunt After Blunt” live.

 

Have to include Danny Brown’s interview with Nardwuar. Totally unaware of this Canadian wonder. As an interviewer myself, this guy is exactly what I aspire to; making artists feel at ease, and doing your homework out of respect for all their hard work.

“The Hybrid”, Danny Brown’s first album was released in 2010 (Rappers I Know), followed by “XXX” in 2011 (Fool’s Gold Records).

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– Jimi Jaxon

Many of A-Trak’s comments in his well-written article for the Huffington Post mirror my critiques on EDC 2012 in Vegas. A lack of effort from many in the EDM scene has been noticed, and I’m happy it’s being addressed. If you’re going to play all over the world, often on huge festival stages for massive audiences, you better bring it.

His words hold a lot of weight; winner of 5 world DJ championships, former DJ for Kanye West, co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records, half of Duck Sauce and an all-around solid artist for the past 15 years. So all you DJ’s and producers out there..take notes. This is a challenging and thoughtful analysis of the current state of electronic dance music. Take it in, and contribute something memorable. Thank you Melenie for sharing this article with me.

 

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– Jimi Jaxon