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[PREMIERE] Stranjah – Major ft. TT the Artist (OAKK Remix)

October 6, 2020Peter Merritt

If you’ve been following Booms and Claps for a while, it should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the NYC/LA-based Anna Morgan/Bell Curve uptempo brainchild Worst Behavior Recs. The latest offering from the imprint comes in the form of an EP from Toronto’s Stranjah entitled “Monk Fruit”, and it’s chalk-full of the top-notch production quality and high energy stompers that we’ve come to expect from one of our favorite Canadians. Stranjah is clearly no stranger (I’ll see myself out) to working with vocalists, as the standout tunes on the EP are undoubtedly the vocal features from Baltimore’s club queen TT the Artist and Manchester’s finest Fox on “Major” and “Inya” respectively. We were especially excited to see the TT feature pop up, as she has had a HUGE year with a laundry list of big collaborations and single releases, the launch of her “Black Pop Art” painting/apparrel/home decor collection, as well as the premiere of her amazing full-length documentary film “Dark City: Beneath the Beat” highlighting the culture of Baltimore club music. She’s an incredible vocalist, director, designer, and artist, and we’re so excited every time we see her work intersect with the bass music we love.

As if that wasn’t enough, the EP also features a remix from one of our OTHER favorite Canadians, the illustrious OAKK, which will be the subject of today’s premiere. OAKK takes a stab at flipping the TT the Artist feature, “Major”, and it’s safe to say he succeeded. The infectious hook from TT, the booming 808s, the way the beat just hangs in the pocket with the vocal, and of course the “flute drop” combine forces to create a dance floor smasher. If there ends up being a festival season this next year, I can guarantee you’ll hear this one all summer long. In the meantime, hopefully it’ll just show up in a couple live streams!

Check it out below and be sure to pre-order the full release here!


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