Dancody, a rising new artist with the hit song “Spinner,” wants to own 2022 with a slew of big-name collaborations on the way. But first, the Maryland native links up with fellow new stars 916frosty and Kozlow for a remix treatment to his latest hit “Coachella Vibes.” Dancody’s latest is a feel-good alternative record that blends a wide variety of genres — specifically a deep house production. House music is a national treasure in the DMV and is heavily sampled by the regional superstars to pay homage to the territory.
Dancody’s latest hit follows the debut single, “Spinner,” a record that made him a 2021 artist-to-watch. “I saw an episode of Degrassi when I was too young to see an episode of Degrassi,” he recalls. “You know, the show with Drake. There was a character named Spinner and I thought that was a cool name, so I stole it.”
“Coachella Vibes” comes on the heels of Dancody’s breakout 2021 that includes eight new songs. This year alone, his music racked up over a quarter of a million views being uploaded by other people (he doesn’t have a YouTube channel). Starting with new releases, Dancody is expected to release a highly-anticipated project in 2022. For daily updates and more, follow Dancody on social media.
Give “Coachella Vibes” a listen, below.
It’s hard to put a pin on Dancody. No literally, it seems like he can’t stay in one country for more than one week at a time. Luckily, we were able to catch up with him during a break in New York for a brisk 10 question voyage into who he is and what he represents:
1. First off, It’s Dancody. Not Dan Cody, not just Dan.
“It’s one name, Dancody. I don’t really care how people spell it so long as they’re saying both names. Is that stupid? Maybe I’ll change it, but for now, everyone just needs to put up with me being called Dancody.”
2. His first stage name was “Spinner”.
“I saw an episode of Degrassi when I was too young to see an episode of Degrassi. You know, the show with Drake. There was a character named Spinner and I thought that was a cool name, so I stole it.”
3. He hates being in the audience at a concert
“Unless I’m watching someone I know personally, it’s difficult to stay engaged. Put me on the stage mate.”
4. His go-to snack is blueberry and oat cookies from Marks & Spencer
“Used to have them shipped from England in the summers. Couldn’t live without.”
5. Rap isn’t his favorite genre.
“It can all get repetitive. I would rather listen to something alternative.”
6. If he wasn’t making music, he’d be a full-time polo player.
“It’s my first love.”
7. He was born in Maryland.
“Everyone guesses the UK, or Australia, or South Africa… nah bro. Good ol’ Maryland, USA.”
8. He’s black.
“Yeah. It’s weird. I guess some of my lyrical content leads people to think I’m white or something. It’s the 21st century, black people can have old money now. My mum’s a black American and my dad is a black Pacific Islander.”
9. His favorite actor is Shia LaBeouf.
“Name a bad Shia film? Impossible.”
10. Dancody’s favorite song by Dancody is Patagonia.
“I don’t even think people listen to it anymore, but I pretty much owe everything to that song.”