Song You Need: DJ Girl’s footwork frenzy
“Get Down” is the first track of Hellworld, the artist’s newest album, out on Planet Mu.
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You can do a lot in eight tracks. In Hellworld, the latest album by DJ Girl, she's flaunting her eclectic musical influences. Jumping from old-school electro to hyperpop to Miami bass and more, the Detroit-raised, Austin-based DJ, producer, and co-founder of EAT DIS Records conducts a relentlessly engaging assault in a lean timeframe.
"Get Down" lands at the top of the project, delivering high energy straight from the start with a Chicago footwork-inspired track. "Ready or not," a menacing voice taunts, before repeatedly chanting "get down." Syncopated vocal samples serve as the foundation of the song before a cacophony of percussion and basslines begin making their way in to create hard-hitting triplet grooves. Throughout the four-minute long track, the dark, aggressive voice continues to badger listeners to "get down," almost as if they're threatening you to go to the nearest gritty warehouse and dance.