Danny Swain, aka Danny!, returns with his second effort on Potholes Music, Dream, Fulfilled. Like its predecessor Dream, Interrupted, this album is entirely instrumental and showcases Swain’s immense talent as a producer. While most folks know him as a rather outspoken MC, it’s become increasingly clear that his gifts as a beatsmith deserve the same recognition.
Across the record’s 23 tracks, he expertly samples, flips, and chops samples from across the genresphere. You’ll hear jazzy, soulful vibes on one tune while on another, there are shades of ’70s psychedelia. He even crafts his own interpretation of A Tribe Called Quest classic “Find A Way” on the perfectly chill, late afternoon-ready “Check It Out”.
The rerelease of Dream, Fulfilled comes on the heels of the news that Danny! will release his much anticipated new album, Payback, via Okayplayer Records. The imprint announced its relaunch yesterday and will drop Payback on Sept. 25. You can stream and download Dream, Fulfilled below.