The sounds of DJ Muggs have probably been in your subconscious in some way for a long time now. He’s worked as a producer for the likes of electro-pop greats Depeche Mode and rock bigs U2, and as resident DJ and producer for legendary California rap outfit Cypress Hill. With a lengthy legacy that extends decades, Muggs has seen the evolution of hip hop, and electronic music as well, two worlds that have always intersected, but not always in a friendly way. Hardcore fans in both genres aren’t always willing to play nice with one another due to a division in scenes and sounds. That’s where DJ Muggs comes in, bridging the gap with his Sound Boy Killa EP, which was released free for fans (and is available HERE) as a teaser for his forthcoming album Bass For Your Face, which will be released on Ultra Music on Jan 15th.
So who better than Muggs to tell us his picks for the top five crossover hip hop and electronic tracks of 2012.
Play On Soundcloud Even though the beat was used before, these two getting together is just letting you all know that music should have no boundaries. More importantly, whatever boundaries currently exist are shrinking every single day.
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.×