Fresh off the release of his album Cold Summer, DJ Mustard is back with a video for the project’s new single “Want Her” featuring YG and Quavo. The amateur-style visual features shots of girls pole dancing in clubs.
The track, which is currently number three on DJcity’s Hot Box chart, follows the album’s lead single “Don’t Hurt Me” featuring Nicki Minaj and Jeremih.
Watch the video above and download the song on DJcity.
DJ Mustard performs at Create Nightclub in Hollywood on Dec. 18, 2015. (NAFT Photography)
DJ Mustard recently spoke with Hip-Hop Wired about how he produced his latest solo single, “Whole Lotta Lovin’.” The track, which features Travis Scott, is Mustard’s latest foray into the dance world and was DJcity’s sixth most downloaded song in January.
In the video (see below), Mustard explains how he produced the verses, buildups and drops for “Whole Lotta Lovin'” using FL Studio and an MPC. He even reveals that the song took “three to six months” to finish. “It was probably my longest time ever working on one song just because it wasn’t like what I always do and it was me just trying something new.”
The Los Angeles native also says that Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” which he produced with Frank Dukes and Twice as Nice, was a big accomplish for him. “I did about a 100 records trying to get on the [Anti] album,” he says with a laugh.
A day after releasing his Travis Scott-assisted single “Whole Lotta Lovin’,” DJ Mustard stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 to catch up and discuss the collab.
The Los Angeles producer also spoke on why he’s branching out from hip-hop. “Once you start doing the same thing over and over, they start to notice, and they don’t care about you no more,” Mustard said. “I talked to Timbaland for a long time and he was like, ‘You gotta just switch up. You gotta do what you wanna do.'”
However, Mustard admitted that not all of his fans support his work in EDM. “Why can’t I do EDM? Is it because I’m black or something?,” he said with a laugh.
Mustard also discussed his start as a DJ and how it’s helped him as a producer. “I never knew I was going to be a producer. I always just wanted to be a good DJ.” He continued: “All the great producers were DJs. Dr. Dre was a DJ. Lil Jon is a DJ. Khaled is a DJ.”
Currently number one on DJcity, Yellow Claw and DJ Mustard’s new collab “In My Room” has proven to be a DJ favorite. Now, looking to put his own touch on it, rising German DJ/producer Jerry Jay has released a remix with a new and more energetic drop.
Stream the new version below and download it on DJcity.
Yellow Claw performs at Coachella 2015. (Facebook)
Dutch trio Yellow Claw has teamed up with DJ Mustard and rappers Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga on a new song called “In My Room.” The 104 BPM track appears on Yellow Claw’s debut album, Blood For Mercy, which dropped Friday on Mad Decent.
Stream “In My Room” below and download it on DJcity.
Pensado’s Place is one of the best YouTube channels for music producers and engineers. Since 2011, the show has featured icons like Young Guru (Jay Z), Noah “40” Shebib (Drake), Mixed By Ali (Kendrick Lamar), Mike Dean (Kanye West), Showtek, and many others.
Adding to Pensado’s impressive guest list is none other than DJ Mustard, a super producer who requires no introduction. The Los Angeles native recently sat down for a 50-minute discussion about all things production and was joined by his engineer James Royo, who also mixed Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On.”
Watch the full interview below.
Here’s a breakdown of the topics:
Intro – 0:00
Tuning drum samples – 8:30
How Mustard begins a new song – 13:10
How Mustard’s background as a DJ has helped him as a producer – 16:25
Mustard’s musical influences – 20:25
Mustard’s current production setup – 21:40
How Mustard decides who he records with – 25:50
Mustard’s role in co-producing Big Sean’s “I Don’t F#ck with You” – 28:45
How Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)” came about – 32:35
Mustard’s preferred songwriters – 34:00
What Mustard looks for in new artists – 36:05
How the ratchet movement came about – 38:20
Mustard’s advice to new artists – 40:55
How Royo met Mustard – 45:50
How Royo and Mustard work together – 48:10
Royo’s role in mixing Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” – 49:40
How Royo makes 808 drums sound great – 55:00
Urban pop duo Maliibu N Helene have connected with DJ Mustard for a strip club-inspired track. While the majority of Mustard’s productions clock in between 90 and 100 BPM, “Figure 8” operates at 117 yet retains elements of his signature sound.
“Figure 8” is available exclusively on DJcity for one week. Shout out to our friends at Island and Republic Records.
Los Angeles all-stars YG, DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign have been named “Man/Rookie of the Year” by The Source. It’s the first time the magazine has selected simultaneous men and rookies of the year.
The Source writes:
“All year long, YG, Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Mustard joined forces, whether it was on YG’s debut album My Krazy Life, Ty Dolla $ign’s own slew of bangers (‘Or Nah’, $ign Language) records (‘Or Nah’) or the gazillion hits DJ Mustard produced, not to mention his own album, 10 Summers. They single-handedly changed not just regional radio, but the national sound-scape, all in their first full year in the league.”
Fergie’s comeback track “L.A. Love (La La)” — the most-downloaded song on DJcity in October — just received much-needed visuals. Join her, YG and DJ Mustard as they cruise around Los Angeles in a tripped-out party bus.