|Fusing hip-hop with other genres has been around for decades all across the globe: jazz rap, rap rock, alternative hip-hop, and electro hop were all born by thinking outside the box. It’s this type of ideation that caused DJ/producer duo Booty Fade to blend elements of house, electronic, and bass music to create a new Southern-laced hybrid of rap and dance music.
Today, Red Bull is premiering producer PICNICTYME and DJ Sober’s self-titled EP, which places popular Dallas street anthems and party music at the forefront of today’s dance music scene.
Named after a popular local haircut style, Booty Fade has quickly grabbed the attention of their hometown of Dallas, Texas starting with their first release, “F#$k Like a Stripper,” which won them the title of “Best Song” and “Best Producers” from the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Awards. They gained further attention for their dreamy, stripped-down rendition of Erykah Badu’s “On and On” which remains their most popular song on Soundcloud. Individually, they are what Nu-Soul Mag calls “Major players in Dallas’ party and indie rap scenes.” Realizing that they shared a common interest in making party records as well, Sober and Picnic formed Booty Fade as an outlet for them to venture away from their original musical projects. Says DJ Sober, “It feels good to get our debut Booty Fade EP out into the world. With this first offering, we wanted to give people a taste of where we come from and the voices and sounds that define Dallas.” Repping their city in their music comes natural to the energetic duo; now the two want dance floors worldwide to be feeling the Dallas club vibe. As SPIN says, “Hit play below and get to twerkin’.”
Purchase Booty Fade here: http://bootyfade.bandcamp.com/album/booty-fade-ep
Listen to Booty Fade here: https://soundcloud.com/bootyfade/sets/booty-fade-ep/
Check out the Red Bull premiere here: http://www.redbull.com/us/en/music/stories/1331637141956/booty-fade-ep-premiere
Track listing for Booty Fade:
1. T.Y.B. ft. Yung Nation
2. Buss It (One Mo ‘Gin)
3. F#$k Like A Stripper
4. It Goes Down
5. Face Down
6. Styrofoam Cup