DJ Self Help (aka Danny Johnson) honed his skills in Cleveland, made his name in Athens and currently posts up in Columbus, where his Dance or Die party rocks Kobo monthly and he holds down the decks for Alleyes Path, among other endeavors. The next Dance or Die is next Saturday, June 25, at which Self Help will release a new single called "Cape Cassandra" in conjunction with Zach Baird and Phil Kim's Organ Grinder Productions. Johnson describes the track as "kind of like a tropical electro dancehall, Caribou meets Sinden type thing." It's super dope. Have a listen and peep the video below, and check out the B-side here.
dj self help-cape cassandra by djselfhelp
DJ Self Help- Cape Cassandra from Naniel Pinker Johnston on Vimeo.
Self Help will be hitting the West Coast later this summer for a promo tour. Dates:
Thursday, June 30: The Rendezvous, Seattle Saturday, July 2: East Chinatown Lounge w/ Easter Egg & Izm, Portland Thursday, July 7: DIRT w/ Moxy at SF Underground, San Francisco (Los Angeles date forthcoming)