Recently, we've seen Desiigner take to producer 16 yr old quite heavily. The two seem to be helping each other hone in on a sound, a sound inspired by Desiigner's strange, almost animal-liked ad-libs (they're certainly not human noises). 16 yr old, as a producer, was really homegrown in the Soundcloud community, but since inking a major label deal (with Republic Records), we've been able to see him grow out of his Soundcloud breeches and team up with some fellow major label artists -- enter Desiigner.
It appears the now-BFF collaborators first linked on 16 yr old's "Up Next," then returning together again on the crazy "Arms" record, and most recently, on "Malibu." While there's no word on what project (New English 2? Life of Desiigner?), if any, these loose singles will land on, we've been enjoying them regardless. A theme carried through out these two's work together is the heavy use of ad-libs almost embedded into the production, it feels as though the two are created with the other in mind. It's hard to imagine what this song would sound like without Desiigner constantly squawking in the background-- surely it wouldn't sound as good. This one actually contains co-production from DJ Relly Rell. It's hard to know who did what, but on top of the garbled ad-libs, there's a flurry of synth keys and jingle to the beat. Meanwhile Desiigner dedicates this one to Friday the 13th (our second Friday the 13th-dedicated track of the day, it's worth noting), delivering it alongside Jason-inspired cover art, where Desiigner is seen rocking half of a mask, while he smokes a blunt on the unmasked side. As the song goes on, Desiigner details some of October and Halloween-lead up activities, mostly spooky stuff, with references to Jason, Freddy, caskets, and more.
Take a listen and let us know if you're with these sounds.
31st is Halloween
Jason come out and they scream
Freddy come chase you in your dreams
Choir start sing bells ring
Caskets they closing and things
And I start to ball, Lebron James