True Panther Sounds has shared a remix of ABRA’s “CRYBABY” by UK-born, Montreal based producer Deadboy. His structurally faithful remix replaces “CRYBABY’”s wobbly funk with a high-energy club-ready version speckled with shades of UK Funky and garage riddims. The song is available on Soundcloud for streaming and as a limited time download.
Deadboy has long been one of dance music’s innovators. His unique brand of R&B-tinged club music was an instant hit, 2009 singles ‘If U Want Me’ and ‘U Cheated’ still considered classics to this day. Recent forays into ambient territory have expanded his trademark sound, while his new DBM project with Murlo has been lighting up dancefloors all year.
Every note on ABRA’s PRINCESS EP is written, produced, and performed by ABRA – often in the solitude of her bedroom closet. As an introverted youth, she dug into the Internet to find community and inspiration. Then, as now, she found inspiration in unique juxtapositions, as seen in her early acoustic covers of Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and 2 Chainz that she posted on YouTube. Those videos eventually led her to a new community: Awful Records. The Awful crew — a collective of friends, artists, and collaborators creating their own hypercolor, DIY version of Atlanta’s burgeoning weirdo-rap movement – embraced her fully. Even within the rap-oriented Awful crew she is an iconoclast: for her own productions, she avoids the conventional sounds of Atlanta trap in favor of drums and synthesizers reminiscent of 1980’s pop.