Cork artist Jay Ronic’s music is inspired by Afro, trap and hip-hop alike so it makes sense that the new artist would combine all that in a new track that takes Future’s ‘Mask Off’ and puts an Afro twist on it.
Beat by Alvin Brown beats with additional vocal production and mastering by GMC
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Mr Williams and his giant hat have been all over the place in the last year and a half, engineering hits for Robin Thicke, singing on the song of last summer, ‘Get Lucky’, releasing his own debut album, and most recently, turning 40 while still looking like a skateboard kid. Good genes and good tunes. Here are ten tracks of note Pharrell has had a hand in since changing the sound of pop with The Neptunes in the late-nineties.
1. Old Dirty Bastard feat. Kelis – ‘Got Your Money’
There was a time where the song was basically a requirement at every club in the land.
2. N.E.R.D. – ‘She Wants To Move’
Yes, that is Britain’s Got Talent judge/ former Mis teeq rapper Alesha Dixon in the video.
3. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell – ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’
It’s some sort of production genius to make a beat out of tongue clicks.
4. Gwen Stefani – ‘Hollaback Girl’
This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. This still sounds futuristic 10 years later.
5. Kelis – ‘Milkshake’
An instant classic the day it was released in 2003.
6. Clipse – ‘Grindin’
More minimal bass and beat sumptuousness.
7. Britney Spears – ‘Boys’
This song was originally intended for Janet Jackson.
8. Future – ‘Move That Dope’
Pharrell rapped for the first time in ages this year and equipped himself well among some heavy-hitters.
9. Justin Timberlake – ‘Senorita’
The perfect curtain closer to any good night out, because it holds the key to a dancefloor by encouraging the boys and girls to mingle.
10. Pharrell – ‘Happy’
Luckily for Pharrell, Cee Loo Green passed on this song, which means Cee Lo is almost directly responsible for Pharrell crying on Oprah.
Simply one of the best things I’ve heard in ages. The sound of DFA disco house filtered through a 19 year-old Las Vegas kid Shamir Bailey. Playful, danceable and both modern and vintage at the same time.
First single, from her fourth album, Architect out on April 11th finds Wallis Bird showing signs of sonic progression without losing her core characteristics. The song has a fervent acoustically-rendered rhythmic section that make it sound taut and controlled like a Simian Mobile Disco track. This is definitely a song that could look good on the dancefloor.