Darwin Deez has been incredibly busy lately, having spent much of the last year releasing incredibly infectious and off-kilter pop songs, while winning acclaim for his eponymous freshman album, which is set to release in the U.S. on February 22, via Lucky Number. Deez has sold out numerous shows- winning over audiences across the world, and surely becoming one of the most offbeat and cherished pop stars in recent memory. So how does an artist go about following up such epic feats?
Well, when you’re Darwin Deez, you go back to the studio and create a full length rap mixtape called Wonky Beats– created entirely from samples from the 1971 surrealist children’s classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” of course.
For the new project, Deez recruited friends like Dev Hynes, KOOL AD from Das Racist, and Chiddy Bang. In addition to downloading the entire mixtape for free, five lucky winners will also find inside their zip folder a Golden Ticket- redeemable for the grand prize, a lifetime supply of Darwin Deez music, as well as tickets to local Darwin Deez headlining shows.
Take a listen to one of Wonky Beats‘ catchiest tracks, “Where’s The Chocolate” by clicking here.
On top of all of this excitement, Darwin Deez is also taking to the road this month- check out the full list of tour dates below:
2/1 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture (w/ Friends)
2/3 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge (w/ Friends)
2/4 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs (w/ Friends)
2/5 – Denton, TX @ Hailey (w/ Friends)
2/7 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe (w/ Friends)
2/8 – Nashville, TN – The End (w/ Friends)
2/9 – Birmingham, AL – Spring Street Firehouse (w/ Friends)
2/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (w/ Friends)
2/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn (w/ Friends)
2/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor (w/ Friends)
2/14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (w/ Friends)
2/16 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar (w/ Friends)
2/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage (w/ Friends)
2/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Friends)
2/19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ Friends)
It may seem like a long ways away, but Spring Break will be here soon. If you want a brief reprieve from the joys of winter, why not head down to Mexico?
As if the sun, sand and sea weren’t enough motivation, Beach Dog Presents is looking to entice you musically as well. Beach Dog has announced its inaugural Electric Beach, an event that features Pretty Lights, Wiz Khalifa, Sam Adams, Chiddy Bang, Savoy and the White Panda.
Hosted at the Gran Melia Cancun, Beach Dog is only giving tickets away to this exclusive event through packages that include hotel rooms and access to all three days of the festival. The packages come in three styles: Gold (for $1350 per person), Platinum ($1550) and Diamond ($1750). Each package includes a three night stay in the hotel and you can get more information right here
So if you love electronic music and are feeling the winter blahs, chase them away with images of some of the best bands of the genre playing in one of the swankiest hotels in Mexico. Sounds kinda nice.