Netherlands producer Jordy Saämena aka GANZ seemingly burst onto the scene over the past few months thanks to his explosive flips of Alison Wonderland‘s I Want U and Flume‘s remix of Hermitude‘s Hyperparadise (remixception right there). His hard hitting, huge tracks saw him acquire a huge fan base almost instantly but a fan base who were hungry for more.
Now, he has well and truly delivered with his latest track. Titled Gaobear, it features Dusty on the mic spitting some fiery rhymes over GANZ’ hard hitting trap beats. It’s unforgiving, unapologetic and so, so good. In fact, we got so into this tune we jumped at the chance to chat about similar game changers in electronic and hip-hop music with the man himself. Not only did he list his top 5 favourite game-changing artists, but he also told us his 5 favourite electronic/hip-hop crossover tracks, which is in a nice little playlist for you below. Check it out!
One of my biggest inspirations on this planet. He can make stuff to get hyped to with weird sounds and then he’ll release a track with the sickest chords that brings you to another world.
His stuff got me into a whole new level of listening to hip-hop again. His hip-hop, jazz sounds and arrangements blends perfectly together.
Sometimes super aggressive, a bit strange, and dope stuff, but still as good as the first time I listened to it. He got his own kind of thing going on in his tracks.
Sometimes he reminds me a bit of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. I can’t name another rapper this decade I like the most, on almost every track, more than A$AP Rocky.
The vibes and lyrics he puts in tracks are super dope. How can somebody make an interesting sounding track about rapping about food? Well, he caught my attention a while ago when I first listened to his stuff. Also, because he sounded like Ghostface Killah, I didn’t expect a white guy with a red beard behind that.
Gaobear is taken from GANZ’s forthcoming EP, GOA, which is out April 16th.