STAFF PICKS FT. ANDREW HUANG, ACCT MANAGER FOR DIM MAK COLLECTION
We return this week with our special Staff Pick blog post where Dim Mak's full-time, part-time, intern and external staff and close friends rummage through the Dim Mak back catalog and tell us about some of their favorite tracks. This week's spotlight is on Andrew Huang, Account Manager for Dim Mak Collections. He shares two track picks with us... Grafiti's "What Is The Problem?" -"I don't know if a lot of people realized this was the doing of Mike Skinner (aka The Streets), but I love The Streets and I love this track and I wish he kept putting out more songs under this alias. It's The Streets gone house/breaks. I guess it was too Euro for American listeners. What IS the problem?! Automato "Walk Into Light""A DFA-produced live hip-hop group? You don't say! Another underrated band from the Dim Mak vaults. If I had to come up with a white version of The Roots (i.e. live-based/organic hip-hop band) I would vote Automato at the top of the list. The idea of bringing hip-hop sounds, which relies so much on found and synthetic sounds (not to generalize hip-hop, I love the genre), to an instrument-focused aesthetic might not work with most people, but it works for these guys. Great song."