Check out some of these great tracks by electronic producer and DJ, SAM F. His music has been featured on the popular animated show American Dad. In the episode ‘Standard Deviation’, the main character Stan must defeat his boss, Avery Bullock, in a DJ battle to avoid being sent on a suicidal CIA mission. He accomplishes this by downloading a set by “some weird guy named SAM F who had a billion likes [on Soundcloud]” as he states in the episode. Sam’s remix of “Flicka Da Wrist” appears during the episode’s most prominent scene, where Stan experiences a drug-induced trip that has him eventually winning his DJ battle.
If you know me, you know that American Dad is one of my favorite animated shows of all time. Though I grew up with MacFarlane’s parent show, Family Guy, over time Family Guy has struggled to retain its’ core audience. Episodes of Family Guy recently have gotten better, but for a time (about a year or two ago) some of the episodes seemed a little too politically charged, or had jokes that were too random, specific, or niche-driven.
Before this post I have some housekeeping news; I actually meant to post this song quite awhile ago, alas my blog has been slightly neglected due to my busy schedule.
As I finish up school I promise to get back regular (and I’m even planning on expanding back into Hip-Hop / Atlanta local music, so lemme know what you think about that!).
Paradise (ft. Bright Lights) [Sam F Remix] – Laidback Luke & Maid in June
I haven’t heard a lot of Bright Lights’ music before but they are always headlining festivals and their name is everywhere these days. Featured in this song with Laidback Luke (whom I am learning more about as my recent fondness for BROHUG develops) and Made in June, the pair have a pretty chill dance number with “Paradise.”
The Sam F Remix only ups the intensity and adds entrancing synth chords along a “not quite dubstep” drop. Sam F, if this is the same guy, was also the resident DJ who did the music for the DJing episode of “American Dad,” which was absolutely hilarious.
Regardless the track is fulfilling and not too over the top. You can dance and sway to it (as opposed to mobbing/moshing like much of EDM’s “bro” type genres) and meld away to it’s futuristic chill vibes.