San Francisco talents Panic City and 219 Boys have teamed up once again to drop the hard-driving yet smooth-grooving track titled “Same Squad.” Starting with a tech house foundation, the collab sees these minds merge a wide range of styles to hit the listener in all the right places.
“Same Squad” follows laidback hip-hop sensibilities, but it never veers too deep into G-house territory. Instead, the sounds stay much more in the deep tech realm. The four-on-the-floor beat was clearly made to push feet across a dancefloor without the need of bombastic hammering or over-the-top dynamic builds and drops. Completed by a bassline that is not messing around and perfectly fitting the MC lines and hooks, this tune feels like it came together as naturally as a tree grows in the woods.
The structure and execution here are made for movement and are bound to stick in listeners’ heads during a time when so much music simply goes in one ear and out the other. Panic City and 219 Boys have a hit that feels very much at home with some of the similar hits from the mid ‘00s. “Same Squad” certainly has the potential for that kind of staying power.
Available now as a free download.