"This is for my festival freaks" is what Korea Town, Los Angeles emcee Dumbfoundead states on his newest track "Coachella". Produced by the mysterious Josh Pan, Dumbfoundead and Josh work to make a hit that holds festival imagery that can be enjoyed by festival goers, and non festival goers alike. As the second collaboration between DFD and Josh in the last little while, the two demonstrate musical chemistry, playing off each others strengths which works to compliment the sound. K Town's DFD, a member of the Blowdians, has quite a reputation in the underground scene, dropping a few solo EP's and albums, including "DFD", "Love Everyday EP", "Take the Stares", & "Old Boy Jon". He's been gearing up for something big however, with this being his second release in a short amount of time, the first being "Mellow Yellow" which is also produced by Josh Pan. The mysterious producer Josh Pan just dropped a big 13:00 minute release in the form of "Blue Skin", which consists of 8 of his original productions, along with an unique and creative introduction. For more information on Josh, and DFD click here. As far as the track goes, it starts out with an ambient intro courtesy of Josh, before Dumbfoundead jumps in with a hook that sets the listener up for a dope song. DFD's flow is unbeatable, and you can tell once his first few bars hit your ears. His confidence can be felt throughout the song, and really sets him apart from the majority of the competition. DFD, and Josh Pan are both in their own lane which is one of the reasons their sounds mesh together so well. These two artists have been creating unique tunes since they started out, so what do you think is next for them? Let us know in the comments section.
Los Angeles, California based emcee Dumbfoundead is back with a hot new track entitled "Mellow Yellow". Produced by the mysterious Josh Pan, "Mellow Yellow" combines some expert production and sample use with Dumbfoundead's confident bars to create a track that's leagues above the rest. Jonathan Park, or Dumbfoundead is a Korean-American entertainer from the Koreatown neighborhood of LA, though was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dumbfoundead was introduced to hip-hop after entering a community center in MacArthur Park, where he managed to meet a variety of emcees such as Poppin' Chuck, and Mark Luv of Zulu Nation. While working to develop the technique of freestyling, and educating himself on the roots of hip-hop, Dumbfoundead was taken to Project Blowed, an open mic workshop and continued to hone his skills as an emcee, under the influence of fellow "Blowdians" such as P.E.A.C.E., and Nocando. His solo album "DFD" dropped on November 1st, 2011, while his second full album "Take the Stares" was released on October 16th, 2012. On top of collaborating with artists such as Wax, and Jay Park, Dumbfoundead also has a battle rap career, where he battled emcees such as Kid Twist, Tantrum, and after a 5 year break, battled Conceited this past year in Toronto for King of the Dot's Blackout 5 which can be seen here. In terms of "Mellow Yellow" the track starts off with an introduction in the form of a skit, that can also be heard through the middle of the song. Before long, the production courtesy of Josh Pan jumps in, which expertly utilizes a sample from a viral video of a child tripping over his words in an interview which you can see here. The manipulation and use of this sample is quite impressive, and works in conjunction with the various other elements of the production to really create a strong beat. Before long Dumbfoundead jumps in with his polished bars and flow that single handedly creates a neck snapping feel that makes listeners throw the track on repeat. The whole track together, from Dumbfoundead's bars, flow, hook, and overall sound, mixed with Josh Pan's impressive production, reveals that this is truly a top notch track. I can't wait to hear what these two artists come up with in the future (together and/or apart), but what do you think of the collab? Let us know in the comments. Hit the jump to hear more about the mysterious entity that goes by the name of Josh Pan.