In New York’s underground scene, producer JX Cannon is known for delivering some of the strongest late-night DJ sets, but to the rest of the world, he’s famous for creating the viral track, “Pop Off,” featuring Barack Obama, now with more than 550k Soundcloud plays. Finally, the Macy Rodman HELP collaborator is rolling out a sophomore EP, Tanked, which led with the title track as a nod to Cowboy Bebop’s theme song.
Today, Cannon shares the second single, “Gagged,” off his four-track breakout, which features Chicago’s own Popper Princess Claudia De Chalon. The two first met at Brooklyn’s shuttered DIY club, The Spectrum, and realized their musical sensibilities naturally meshed. Ridiculously menacing, the result sees a bitchy De Chalon rattling off lines like, “She’s carrying, ” and, “Excuse me Mr. DJ, Could you play something maybe with a beat?”
Listen to the BULLETT premiere of “Gagged,” below: