Photo Credit: Shoot People

Photo Credit: Shoot People

I’ve been a big fan of Branchez‘ song “Shake” since it came out a few months ago and if you have yet to pick it up, you need to do so immediately. The NYC-based producer takes a more musical approach than can usually be expected from trap productions, which was perfectly exemplified on “Shake”, which featured jazz influence in the form of piano and horns, creating an atmosphere of old and new. His latest comes in the form of two singles, one a high-energy trap original and the other a Rihanna “Stay” bootleg. The former is made most intriguging by the child-like samples that make up part of the beat. The Rihanna bootleg, while it has quite the indie feel to it, was the standout for me. Right off the bat, Rihanna infamous voice is hardly recognizable due to the incredible vocal treatment. The song never leaves the comfort of its minimalistic hip-hop flavor and that’s just what you have to love about it. 15K plays in 2 days can’t be wrong… Free downloads on both of these over on Branchez Facebook page.