Like so many of our favorite artists, Memphis rapper Daz Rinko just loves to mix it up. His recent single “Candy Mane” is a dreamy concoction of hip hop, R&B and retro 80’s dance pop, like a pure sugar rush like you get from mixing all the fountain soda flavors together. Produced by Italian producer Cheap Limousine, “Candy Mane” gets it’s throwback vibe from the classic DX7 piano, bouncy synth bass lines and electric guitar dripping in spring reverb. Daz leans further in to the nostalgia vibe with a nod to MTV in the video:
Daz’s brilliant 2017 debut EP “Black Boy Joy” showcased his southern take on future bounce and lyrically tackled some of the struggles facing black youth today. It frankly sounds fresher and more relevant than much of what was released this year. It’s no surprise he received praise and recognition from NPR, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes, EARMILK, DJ Booth and Elevator, just to name a few. After a short hiatus he’s back at it, sounding better than ever with a bunch of new singles to get you moving.