“Horns, synths, drums” are all you need to make a quality production, according to the Manhattan duo Brasstracks. There’s no doubting the validity of that statement, with Brasstracks going from strength to success in 2017, with Grammy nominations and a win for their work with Chance the Rapper, only to round out the year with For Those Who Know Part 1, one their most successful projects to date.
Brasstracks take the best from their wide variety of influences, picking and choosing from the likes of crate digging hip hop, R&B, upbeat jazz, and a newly founded electronic genre future bass, all wrapped in their lively and positive self-titled genre fusion, “future brass”. Success in modern music is often the ability to appeal to a wide audience, and while incorporating qualities of other genres may seem like a good direction as you have more to draw from and wider appeal, it’s a fine line to walk. You risk alienating fans of each genre, something that Post Malone has dealt with for a decent amount of his career; despite his wild success, he continues to deal with critics claiming he’s using hip hop as a vehicle to get famous. Brasstracks walk this aforementioned line with finesse, breaking into the mainstream with Chance The Rapper and Anderson .Paak, while retaining their niche in the SoundCloud producer community.
There’s always space for feel good music in everyone’s library and Brasstracks would be a credit to it, and with them using passion for fuel, they’ll go even further in 2018. Check out their website and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.