Los Angeles’ Stranger is not interested in regurgitating content from the usual suspects. He would much rather take a chance on artists who might normally slip through the cracks. His recently launched label is intent on putting undercards on the map, so long as they are willing to come at the underground from a fresh angle.
“I started Tons & Tons to showcase my favorite producers pushing the boundaries of breaks, house, and booty bass,” Stanger tells Insomniac. “Some of the artists we are working with are relatively unknown, and others more established. If it’s tech house, breaks, UKG, or just something in between—if it’s something I would play and it sounds dope, that’s all that matters.”
Sammy Legs seems to meet said criteria. The Icon Collective producer was appointed to rep the imprint’s second release since its launch in January. He weighs in with his Foot Traffic EP, which sees him targeting those lower limbs through three genre-treading originals.
The featured cut, “Touch Me,” is a solid collab between him and his college buddy from CAL School of Music. It also comes equipped with two radical reworks that take things in two completely different directions. Canadian duo Chuurch stamps it with slow-paced spasms of gassy low-end. On the other end, Night Bass regular Jay Robinson steps up with a crisp and clean re-rub that moves like a rubber band. A shuffling rhythm keeps the vibe locked, while sharp synth stabs and elastic basslines underpin the freaky-deaky vocal. We’re filing this one as a good look for Stranger and the promise he’s made about keeping it real with Tons & Tons.
Available March 6 via Tons & Tons.
Buy the Sammy Legs’ Foot Traffic EP here.
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