Danny Matos Presents 'The Hangar EP'
New York City's Danny Matos Prepares for Takeoff with The Hangar EP
And that’s apparent throughout The Hangar EP, which finds Matos showcasing both his talents and his personal growth. “I’m being open and holding a mirror to myself with this project,” says the New York City artist.“ In keeping with that theme, Matos made a conscious decision to keep the tracklist void of any features. Besides a brief hook on “F*ck My Head Up,” which explores relationships from a lovelorn perspective, The Hangar EP is 100% Matos.
The seven-track effort is produced entirely by Rusty Mack, with additional instrumentation provided by the Red Walrus (both affiliates of Harry Fraud’s Surf School label). Matos explains that they all spent “every Sunday for almost a year” together to craft the project. “I was right there with them as they produced each track,” he adds. Their musical relationship shines through immediately on energetic opener “New Genre,” a bass-heavy cut in which Matos rips into Hip-Hop (and music in general) with the viewpoint that, today, “being honest” deserves its own genre.
The Hangar EP encapsulates many of Danny’s more pivotal life experiences, without sparing any of the emotional aftermath. “I want the listener to see the underlying themes of someone who is vulnerable from the beginning,” he says. “I don’t want to hide it first and tell you later.” He stays true to his word on highlights such as “Let Go,” where he offers a glimpse into his struggles with self-awareness and attachment, and “F*ck My Head Up,” which explores relationships through a lovelorn perspective.
Elsewhere, Matos returns to his roots on “Mixed Priorities (Hearsay),” a cut that acts as a hybrid that connects Matos’ fluid, unrestricted poetry with a focused series of bars. Hangar’s final two tracks “Here Now” and the intense closer, “On Fire,” further prove that Danny has no plans on stopping soon.
Make sure you follow Danny Matos before he comes commonplace in New York’s Hip-Hop scene. The Hangar EP is now available for pre-order via iTunes, and becomes available through all major digital retailers, and wherever music can be streamed, on January 8th.
1. New Genre: https://soundcloud.com/
3. Let Go
4. F*ck My Head Up
5. Mixed Priorities (Hearsay)
6. Here Now
7. On Fire
iTunes (Pre-Order): https://itunes.apple.com/
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