Jauz & Crankdat elevate ‘I Hold Still’ from celebrated ID to official release
An unreleased ID is a double edged sword, the withheld track often serves as an engrossing sample of what any given producer has been doing in the studio and is usually a major tease as tracks are often not slated for release in the foreseeable future.
Some IDs are so impressionable that they leave listeners talking about them for months. Cue “I Hold Still,” the Crankdat and Jauz collaboration that has been hotly anticipated since its incorporation in various sets from both producers. The track has remained in the producers’ back pockets for a little over a year now, finally materializing for its long awaited official release.
As those who have heard the then ID can testify, and as those who have not are bound to discover, the final product is well worth the wait. I Hold Still couples Jauz’s characteristic dubstep and bass house elements with Crankdat’s general musical intensity and melody forward production, making for a track that is well within both artists’ respective wheelhouses.