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Mary Droppinz Returns to Zeds Dead’s Altered States with Acid-House Influenced Single, “NYC”

You can feel the pace of society on any given day and hour in New York City, which is the world’s action-happening epicenter.

After living in the concrete jungle for a couple of years, Mary Droppinz created a funky house infused with an old-school hip-hop gem. A powerful aspect of this track is the nostalgia it evokes for an earlier era of nightclubbing when acid-house was booming, and baggy clothes were in vogue. The days when the DJ was bringing their entire studio setup to spin at the raves.

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A high tempo beat and echoed “New York City” vocal, rinsed with rhythmic scratches, quickly hooks listeners into that 90’s feel Mary Droppinz looks to embody here. NYC’s fast momentum is reflected in this production by the staggering breakdowns, analog synthesizers for acid-house energy, and the 4/4 beats enriched with glitchy, reverberated basslines. The result is chaotic, yet addictive.

We can see why Mary Droppinz is quickly becoming a household name in the music industry, and found a home on Zeds Dead’s Altered States imprint. A master of combining two opposite genres and creating a groove for the dancefloor, she is an artist worth keeping an eye and ears out for. 



Michela is a writer for MP3 MAG. With six years of studying journalism under her belt, Michela is an aspiring dance music journalist who interviews artists, writes about their upcoming releases, and also covers electronic dance music festivals.