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Lady Lover – AndDrop!

AndDrop’s latest original track is today’s featured Song of the Day. These guys are going to be huge some day in the not so distant future… you heard it here first. This new track is the epitome of beautiful simplicity. Really sit and listen to this track and appreciate the intricacies of every drum, synth, and vocal of this amazing Moombahton track. One element that really stands out to me is the more subtle use of the Reggaeton beat that can often overwhelm other Moombah tracks. If you’re a fan of AndDrop! be sure to check out their website. Also, if you’re a fan of the newly emerging Moombahton subgenre I strongly recommend checking out this Moombahton blog.

AndDrop! – Dumb

A few weeks ago I sat down to interview AndDrop!, an electro and dubstep producing trio who have enjoyed smashing success in both South Africa and the Bay Area. Today they have just released their newest original track entitled Dumb, so it was clearly top of the list for the Song of the Day. They have a few new songs in the works, so I’ll be posting them as they’re released. Be sure to check them out at AndDrop.com, and if your interested in staying up to date on new releases follow them on Twitter @Anddrop

Build… AndDrop! The Universal Language

A cloudy and dreary day in the Bay Area; I meet up with a soft spoken and mellow character to get a deeper understanding of the global culture of electronic music. Upon first glance he may not appear to be the producer of huge and heavy hitting tracks: donned in a baggy sweater and tight jeans rolled to his calf. A look beyond the surface reveals a passionate and devoted musician with a unique and educated outlook on an ever-changing and participatory music genre. His name is Joe Wiseman of AndDrop!

AndDrop! – Don Draper

The up-and-coming AndDrop! is comprised of Joe Wiseman as the lead DJ and co-producer, and the producing duo of brothers Harris and Sylvain Kauffman. While Joe serves as the solo performer for the majority of the group’s shows, the Kauffman brothers are an integral part of the AndDrop! experience. In a few short years AndDrop! has progressed from playing small house and fraternity parties to headlining international shows while studying abroad in South Africa. Joe earnestly reflects on the early years of his DJ career saying he was originally drawn to the art after taking a student run class in his freshman year at UC Berkeley in 2008. His passion for the craft and genre as a whole quickly became apparent. His soft-spoken tone immediately picked up and as he re-lived how he got to where he is today with a smile, only pausing when he realized how fervently I was attempting to keep up in my note taking.

Joe Wiseman and Harris Kauffman of AndDrop!

The big break for the group came while Wiseman was studying abroad in South Africa, a move he said was premeditated. “When I was looking at programs I was drawn to South Africa because of its night life,” says Wiseman. “I even wrote on my application that I wanted to get into the night life scene,” he added with a chuckle. After landing a few smaller gigs in Cape Town Wiseman contacted a promoter for one of the largest night clubs in South Africa, Assembly. Due to a fortunate series of events AndDrop! was billed as the co-headliner for the sold out 1500 person show and given the opportunity to demonstrate his passion in a 2 hour long set. In reflecting on the experience Wiseman states, “That was the best set of my life, I finished and thought to myself: What the hell just happened? It was the most incredible feeling.” AndDrop! quickly gained the reputation of “The American kid on tour from the USA.”

More on AndDrop! and what its like to be a part of an international participatory cultural movement after the break. Read the rest of this entry