Panic City – O.A.K.L.A.N.D. (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Musician’s that hail from California’s Bay Area generally tend to represent their home in high regard. From Mac Dre to E40, historically, hip-hop has paid its due respect to the Oakland/San Francisco area, and now new Dim Mak Records recruit Panic City is pitching in dance music’s two cents.
Putting together a thumping house cut as forward-thinking homage to the Bay, Panic City spells it all out on “O.A.K.L.A.N.D.” Meshing bold piano melodies with funky electro rhythms, Panic City aligns himself perfectly with Dim Mak’s unmistakable sound.
Bringing Oakland’s gritty brand of hip-hop and the hyphy movement that has now cemented its place in mainstream pop culture to the dance music spectrum, Panic City cuts together easy sample chops over stomping horns, making for an infectious dance selection that introduces a new take on where hip-hop meets big room house.