In The Mix: Ant Demby for ARCADE 44 Magazine – The Dream State Mix
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Download: Ant Demby – The Dream State Mix
One of the best things about running this blog is meeting with fellow sonic aficionados from all around the world.
My homie Ant Demby is one of those dudes. He’s hands down one of the most interesting dudes that I’ve met in my online travels. He’s a workhorse in the music industry, working with artists as diverse as John Legend to Quadron. As one of the driving forces behind the excellent site IHeardItOn.com (along with fellow music head Andrew Rosen), Demby is definitely ahead of the curve when it comes to music, and his mix–combining such names as Sonnymoon, Dam Funk, Ayah, and Aloe Blacc–is some of the most forward thinking music you’ll hear right now:
My excitement [about music] is coming from the fact that music influences people all over the world and everyone in those territories have their own unique perspective. The definition of genre has changed now because all those walls are coming down and the mold has broken. I love artists like Theophilus London because he expands the boundaries of what we know as hip hop. Groups like Just A Band (From Kenya) and Quadron show us what funk, soul and electro sound like to them and it’s all relative. I feel like I have fallen in love with music all over again.
Read the full interview on ARCADE44.
- Dam Funk – “Mirrors”
- Sonnymoon – “Houstatlantavegas” (Melo-X Remix)
- Miguel Feat. J. Cole – “All I Want Is You”
- Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar” (Kurc Remix)
- Theophilus London – “Enjoy The Sun”
- Ayah – “If He Don’t Want It”
- DJ Center feat. Middlechild, “In A Song”
- Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band Feat. Danay & Carina, “Think Twice” (4 Hero Remix)
- Penguin Prison – “Something I’m Not”
- Just A Band – “Extra”
- Johnny Polygon – “The Riot Song”
- Flight Facilities – “Crave You” (Bxentric Remix)
- Quadron – “Pressure” (Andi Muller Dubby Remix)
- Miike Snow – “Animal” (Mark Ronson Remix)