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June 26, 2012

http://rosequartz.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/rq-guest-mix-010-friendzone.html

The Bay area production duo of James Laurence and Dylan Reznick, Friendzone are responsible for some of the most invigorating beats of recent times, with the last year seeing a steady stream of their own productions, mixtapes and a series of collabs with rappers Main AttrakionzLike Clams Casino they’ve received a lot of attention around the term ‘cloud rap’ - which refers to the textural and airy qualities of a style that uses ambience to a lilting and soft-focus effect - with their tracks typically based around emotionally-weighty piano lines and draped in atmosphere.



Their mix for us shows the same care and attention to melody we’ve come to expect from their productions - evident in tracks such as E+E's re-work of The-Dream's Rockin That Shit and the major-key Happy Hardcore of Ram - as well as showing they know their way around the more difficult strands of electronic music and hip-hop. 


Tracklist:


DJ NATE - SHE READY REMIX 
CHIEF KEEF - DIS YOUR SONG 
RAM - SATFINAL 
E+E - THE DREEM 
SQUADDA B - WE HOTT 
KEYBOARD KID - LONGLIVESWAG 
LEIF - &GOMORRAH 
ICEZ - LIKE NIKE PRO 
KUDEO - ONSET 
SELA - SONJA (II) 
OCEAN GANG - LAYIN IN DA SAND 
GRIND MODE - ECSTACY