If you haven't danced to a Brenmar DJ set yet, then you're probably doing partying all wrong. Brooklyn-based producer and DJ has slowly been shaping the sound of a certain New York after dark, the kind where booties, not bottles, pop. Signed to Fool's Gold Records, Brenmar, who was born in Chicago as William Salas, uses a schizophrenic arsenal of styles—hip-hop, juke, reggae, R&B, bass—to create something that's totally his own. Luckily, Brenmar likes to share. His new EP, Award, came out last month, and to celebrate Brenmar gave us his list of the ten most award-worthy tracks of the last year. You can hear them all below.
Beyonce - "7/11"
Let's just get this out of the way and give Beyonce the "award"! That's it, it's a wrap, competition over!
Roxxanne Montana - "Say No More"
Former stripper/model turned performer/entrepreneur killed it with this sexy one.
"Rae Sremmurd - Throw Sum More feat. Nicki Minaj"
I could've chosen almost any song from Rae Sremmurd's album for this list but this one literally worked so perfectly and is one of my favorites.
Casey Veggies - "Backflip" feat. YG & Iamsu!
Straight West Coast booty poppin banger. I love the beat.
Dougie F & DJ Fire - "Back Up On It"
The homies from Jersey killed it with this one. The lead single "Award" from my EP is with Dougie and this is the first track that I heard from him.
K Kutta - "Freeze Tag Booty"
New Miami rapper signed to MMG, this one is straight booty poppin music!
Jason Derulo - "Wiggle Feat. Snoop Dogg (TWRK Remix)
TWRK are fam and they killed this remix, love the drop on this.
Wiz Khalifa - "Ass Drop"
Straight booty track from his newest album. Dope super fun beat.
Brenmar - "Don't Want It" feat. Sayyi
Gotta throw at least one from my new ep on this list! This song is the truth.
Ne-Yo - She Knows ft. Juicy J
New Ne-yo is straight for the club but still very much him at the same time. Pretty cool video too.
Photo by Jason Rodgers.