|“Not only is Panic City evolving with every original release, but his ownership of the sound takes a new peak at the final hurdle of 2015.” – Dancing Astronaut
Los Angeles, CA – After an impressive string of DIM MAK releases, San Francisco native Panic City delivers his debut EP, Up All Night. The record is a nostalgia-inducing homage to the dance floor, starting with the bass and piano driven future house gem “5AM” featuring UK MC Kris Kiss. At the center of the EP lies the title track, a big collaboration with Reid Stefan, featuring Mike Taylor’s creamy vocals layered over chunky breakbeats and warm piano grooves. With the club-ready cut “Go Grey” and the euphoric instrumental “Future Love,” Panic City displays his versatility as a producer.
Through his unique musical style, Panic City has made a name for himself in the dance music community. Last year, Dim Mak introduced the blossoming artist to the masses by releasing his first official single “Bang Bang.” The hard-hitting production was a staple on iTunes’ coveted “Hot Tracks” playlist. What followed was the energetic original “O.A.K.L.A.N.D.” an ode to the producer’s Bay Area roots which marked a key transition point to his unique bass-heavy, future house meets g-house sound. He also secured Hype Machine’s #1 spot with his remix of Zedd’s “Find You” and has recently surpassed a staggering 4 million plays on SoundCloud.
Having been tapped by dance music heavy-hitters for official remix duties, Panic City has become an in-demand tastemaker. His remixes of Crookers feat. Jeremih’s “I Just Can’t,” Shift K3Y and Born Dirty’s “Misbehave”, Steve Aoki’s Linkin Park collab “Darker Than Blood,” and Syn Cole’s “It’s You” all made major waves throughout 2015. The San Francisco native has also lent his talents to some of the biggest names in pop, releasing official remixes for Chris Brown, Capital Cities, Diplo and Tove Lo. If this year is any indication of what’s to come from Panic City, we can expect big things in 2016.