NYC DJ & Producer Au Contraire Beats Release Single Hit It On The GO + Instrumental
Au Contraire, a new project from notable NYC based DJ and producer Danny Johnson. Inspired by Afro Latin & Caribbean sounds, Au Contraire melds heavily syncopated percussion rhythms with UK-inspired basslines & psychedelic flourishes to create lush melodic soundscapes. Tomorrow, Au Contraire will release his debut single “Hit It On The Go” that features Grammy-nominated artist Berry Boo who has credits on Kanye West and Nicki Minaj tracks.
As an early innovator in the movement to bridge the gap between the US & UK club scenes, Johnson puts a fresh take on UK Funky & Garage, Afro House, Soca & Baile Funk. Johnson often collaborates with burgeoning NYC talent like Boo and Zuzuka Poderosa who add raw, powerful sensual energy to his bass-driven beats. Several highly anticipated singles from his Au Contraire project are due out this fall.
Johnson has opened for Major Lazer and Bomba Estereo while performing at noteable music festivals including Bonnaroo, Output, Brunch Bounce and more. After the release of Johnson’s first EP Bubblegum Bangers, he was invited to do an exclusive Guest Mix on the legendary Solid Steel Radio. Since then, his music has been heard on Diplo & Friends (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Sway in the Morning (Shade 45 Sirius XM) and KCRW FM Santa Monica. His single “Way Over My Head” was featured in the trailer for the 2019 movie, The Weekend.