After heated speculation following a recent Pitchfork interview with Danny Brown, UK grime producer Darq E Freaker and Detroit rapper Danny Brown release their new single and video Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine) on Southern Hospitality.
Building on his vicious trademark sound: distorted metallic stabs, straight-through-the-middle bass punches and beautifully cacophonous sonics; the Freaker – best known for riotous street/club anthem Next Hype (Tempa T) and the critically-acclaimed Cherryade – induces a whirlwind of vigorous sex and drug raps from the Fools Gold rapper.
Freaker’s production has been fittingly described as part dark, part freaky – putting a distinctive British twist on the bass-heavy US trap sound dominating the last few years of rap. This sound has undoubtedly inspired the enigmatic producer’s new direction and the video – which features both Darq E and Danny Brown – directed by Yoni Lappin and produced by PinBoardFilm – is a trippy glimpse into excess that follows Darq E and his gang of models as they let loose through chaotic London scenery.
The video premiered exclusively on the Noisey YouTube channel today (Monday 30th April) at 3pm GMT.
The single/EP package features remixes from Sinden & 5kinandbone5, Star Slinger, Pelican Fly All Stars (Richelle, Mister Tweeks, DJ Slow and Sinjin Hawke) and Nightslugs‘ Kansas affiliate MORRI$.
You can buy it now on iTunes – and stream below.