Make sure you do not sleep on these two standout tracks from two of the hottest producers in the music game right now. The first “Gorilla,” comes to us from EDM/chillwave/hip-hop producer Clams Casino, who gained much recognition after producing several songs for Lil’ B and A$AP Rocky (Lil B’s “I’m God and A$AP’s “Wassup”) as well as Mac Miller’s “Angel.” Clams is well known in the hip-hop and electronic community and his beats are revered as being very unique, different, often hauntingly good. His self-released instrumental EP, Rainforest, was very well-received. Featuring original beats and instrumental versions of his tracks artists have rapped over, his instrumental tapes became a series (Instrumentals) which is available fore free from his website.
Our second highlighted producer is a god in the indie music community and is celebrated as one of the most prolific and youngest electronic producer to date. “DMT” is one of XXYYXX’s more atmospheric, entrancing and aurally euphoric instrumentals from his popular sophomore album. XXYYXX first gained popularity following the release of his first album Still Sound and his very successful, influential self-titled EP, XXYYXX in 2012. One of the standout singles “About You” (see below) was extremely popular with its calming yet repeating, expounding beat. The song was so popular that a remix featuring rapper 2 Chainz surfaced shortly after the originals’ release.
Little Einsteins Trap Theme joins the plethora of remixed kids’ show themes and becomes viral through Vine and YT videos.
Blowing up all over Vine and YouTube right now are the #littleEinsteins videos, vines & memes. Set to a trap remake of the original theme song, hailing from the Disney kids’ show of the same name. Producer 886Beatz made the song a trap anthem over a year ago back in January 2014 while practicing sampling. The song recently began skyrocketinginto popularity following several mash-ups and humorous viral videos set to the what might become a new trap anthem. EDIT: 886Beatz mentions on his Youtube video that Kenny Knox was the original producer of at least the beat (instrumental) itself, it is unknown at this time if 886Beatz added the Einsteins sample or changed the remix at all).
Remixing or sampling kids theme songs, although not new by any means (see below for a few more kids show remixes) have been getting a lot more attention as many users of the Internet inject children’s songs into Vine videos and other “funny meme” clips. Viral videos and memes have taken heart to iconic kids TV shows (many from the 90’s) such as Spongebob Squarepants, Arthur, Caillou, Doug, Rugrats, That’s So Raven, All That, The Fairly Odd Parents, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Proud Family, Pepper Ann, Jimmy Neutron, Pokemon and more… SEE MORE KIDS SHOW REMIXES BELOW
If you haven’t seen them, here is one good example of the funny viral videos spawned. ^
A quick history lesson: SWAG SWAG, I’m Caillou
NSFW: Caillou Remix Theme/Swagg Version . Back in 2011 I had the good fortune of having my cousin introduce me to Yung God’s “based” remix of the Caillou theme. The song is often incorrectly credited to Lil B “THEBASEDGOD” but is actually by another “based” rapper, Yung God.