New Jersey’s K Millz describes himself as “the new age Shaka Zulu,” and while he may be no ancient African militarist, he brings a tactical innovation to the music for sure. Millz‘s Jersey club rooted take on this Calvin Harris hit sounds like equal parts Lex Luger and Chicago footwork. It features many of the signifiers from these new trap tunes but none of their already tired clichés. Dudes’s already got his sights set on the next wave of trap-inspired club music, and he’s doing it the right way. Jersey has mixed rap into its club music for years, and this new EDM trap crossover fits with that perfectly.
The DJZ/10 is a collection of ten DJs that we think you should know about now. Some of them are already familiar to you, others you may have never heard of. The list is not based on (1) a secret computer algorithm, (2) social media popularity, or (3) payola. Every month or so we get together to decide if somebody from the broader A…Z directory is about to break out and should be included in the DJZ/10, or if somebody already on the list, for that matter, is “phoning it in” and deserved to be replaced by another DJ who is more worthy.×