Louder Than War Exclusive: Qwenstafari By Danjasop – new music from LA underground producer duo

Danjasop are husband and wife duo Kelly and Caleb Ellis from Los Angeles and Toronto. They’re also an underground producer pairing who are just emerging from the LA bass-heavy dance music scene with a brilliant new EP called Wino Rider, off which we’re stoked to premiering a track today. Check it below.

Wino Rider will be Danjasop’s debut EP. It drops officially on the 30th July and forms the first of a two part EP series. While being firmly embedded in the bass heavy electronic music scene there are also elements of artists like Mungo’s HIFI and, of course, Major Lazor in the way their beats are reminiscent of reggae type dubs and bass-play and have undertones of same running through all their music. They blend that with a dizzying number of other bass music sub-genres, such as dubstep, moombahton and trap as well as hip hop and even electropop. The whole leaves you with a quite bewildering and exhausting listen and one that’ll probably get you up ‘n’ on your feet.

The press release explains how their tunes are formed…

“Kelly and Caleb’s production process for each song was born from individual ideas, starting from a hip hop-type beat and built adding more dance and dub elements, and it’s through the collision between those different styles and the conscious choice to avoid repetition in song structure, that have come to define their truly unique sound.”

Danjasop can be found on Facebook and they tweets as @danjasop.

Check out Qwenstafari below…

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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