Danny Brown – “Grown Up” (The Derevolutions Remix)
I have been replaying The Derevolutions’ wonderfully infectious debut, Living in the Pop World, since this post last week. That release presents a batch of addictive psych-pop with a variety of influences — from the Latin-inspired dance-pop of “Disappoint Your Teacher” to the exotic trickling of “Living in the Not World“. The Northampton, MA-based pop project is apparently also very capable with hip-hop productions, as well. At least I found that out through their remix of Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”, where The Derevolutions infuse some swanky brass-laden samples with a playful rhythm section. Brown’s vocals are chopped with an infectiously percussive fervor; this is a two minute blast of creative energy.