An exciting and fresh voice on the scene, ACRAZE is a Staten Island native with something to say. At just 26, the artist has played throughout the US in various small and large rooms, most recently taking Las Vegas by storm during his residency in early 2022 at the Hakkasan Nightclub.
Hailed as a trendsetter and trailblazer within the techno world, ACRAZE has spent the last several years releasing fire track after track and building an impressive discography of danceable singles. The artist also recently claimed the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Top New Dance/Electronic Artists 2022 year-end chart.
This week, we’re looking at ACRAZE’s body of work and picking out six songs that we think are quintessentially ACRAZE. Keep scrolling to read more about our favorite picks:
“Do It To It”
If there’s one song of ACRAZE’s that you’ve probably heard, it’s this one. A reworking of Cherish’s 2006 original, “Do It To It,” is a slick and seductive rendering of this famous R&B track from the mid-aughts, featuring several addictive drops and a clean brooding house production throughout. Since its release in 2021, this track has amass an astounding 600 million listens on Spotify, catapulting this artist to international acclai
This producer has a taste for rethinking the oldies. “Funky Town”, released in 2021 through Black Jack Records, offers listeners a unique take on the original hit from the seventies by iconic funk and disco group Lipps Inc. ACRAZE takes the best of what this track has to offer and infuses it with a contemporary house beat that places “Funky Town” ideally in the music world of today.
“Believe (Ft. Goodboys)“
Released in late 2022 through Thrive Music and Capitol Records, “Believe (ft. Goodboys)” showcases ACRAZE at his best, offering listeners a clean and clever production at the root of which is a pounding bassline, twinkling synth melodies and the sultry vocals of Goodboys.
An early release by ACRAZE and written in collaboration with rapper and vocal artist NateTaylorr, “Face Down” is a sexy and vibrant trap single showcasing some of the signature ACRAZE production elements have now become ubiquitous to the artist’s releases. With the lyrics “Ride me like a horse wanna see commitment yeah / Look into my eyes I wanna see you passionate,” this song will get you to wherever you need to go.
This Grammy-winning and chart-topping song from Sam Smith and Kim Petras received a remix from ACRAZE in October of last year. One of two official remixes (the other being by Disclosure), ACRAZE’s “Unholy” vibrates with energy and momentum, adding an unforgettable dimension to this now iconic track.
“Take Me Away”
ACRAZE’s hottest and most recent release, “Take Me Away,” is a must-listen for fans of the artist. The track interpolates the hook from Natasha Bedingfield’s smash hit “Pocketful of Sunshine”, marrying the melody with a dance-worthy techno beat and a growling bassline to create something new.
To hear any of these tracks and the rest of this talented producer’s discography, keep listening to Nexus Radio.