DJ Muggs Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 2)

Danny Brown "Headfirst" (2013)

Album: Bass For Your Face
Label: Ultra Music

DJ Muggs: “The Danny Brown record is more of a party record. I chopped his vocals up and put a lot of breaks in it. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I have a couple other mixes that are simpler, but this is more experimental shit.

“That was actually a verse that Alchemist had. He was doing an Alchemist remix. And Al was like, ‘You should just do your own song with that.’ So I reached out to them, like, ‘Would it be cool to use this as a collaborative thing?’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, yeah.’

“This record comes from a hip-hop spirit, and it has sounds from glitch, sounds from reggae, sounds from electronica. It’s me pushing music forward, and experimenting. I used lots of different production techniques while making the record, to make it sound like the future, now.”

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