Anyways, UK imprint Southern Hospitality took note of Danny’s interest in working with Darq E Freaker and made the unlikely a reality in just a few short months, producing the single “Blueberry (Pills & Cocaine).” What initially seems like an ode to the succulent kush strain instead turns into designer drug addled paranoia and psychosis.
Packaged with the single are a host of excellent remixes from European and American producers alike—Cluster-featured MORRI$ and Star Slinger to name a few. Also on the remix buttons are Belgian production crew and record label Pelican Fly (see Sinjin Hawke‘s stunning 2012 release The Lights), turning in a frenetic, juke-inspired flip that no combination of cocaine and pills could keep up with.
If the single weren’t match made enough from the start, Southern Hospitality outdid themselves enlisting Boston via Atlanta video artist and director Mary Rachel to create a video for the Pelican Fly Allstars remix. A YouTube digger of epic proportions, Mary Rachel has turned homemade twerk videos, clips of Soulja Boy flaunting his bank account to the camera, and a wealth of other YouTube wildness into an art all her own. While most of Mary Rachel’s work has been experimental and for her own pleasure and amusement, she has started offering her unique style to music videos. In her video for Chicago duo The-Drum‘s “$” (see here) Mary Rachel serves up a disturbing, playful depiction of money’s bizarre effect on people.
Splicing together E-soaked candy ravers, booty popping twerk teams, burners, and drum n bass heads; emoticons, pills and weed leaves rain over a Internet ghost of Danny Brown’s sampled voice. Mary Rachel’s video is insanity that requires viewing from several altered states, and couldn’t be a more fitting way to end a stacked release of exciting collaborations.