The DJ: CRNKN
Props: After dropping out of college and returning to New Hampshire from a backpacking trip, an 18-year-old Gabe Baer found himself bored and broke, so he found a new hobby in Ableton. By 20, CRNKN has created some wildly unpredictable and compelling remixes for The XX, Die Antwoord, Purity Ring, and Kanye West just to name a few, and is producing hard-hitting booty shakers with acts like trap vigilante UZ, and Protohype. Despite his still-short career, the diversity of his tastes is sure to fuel innovation for the young producer for years to come. Check his remix of Kanye’s “Mercy” if you don’t yet know what we’re talking about.
Stand Out Track: Kanye West - “Mercy” (CRNKN Remix)