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The Day They Came Together for “Josh Pan”

17 Feb The Day They Came Together for “Josh Pan”

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Little did many of us know when the tracks began dropping that Josh Pan was not just another producer from New York. We took it as another Soundcloud account, another attempt, just another being. But no, Josh Pan is not just one artist. It’s 20.

Nest HQ conducted an interview with “Josh” thinking “he” was a solo entity. Then, twitter erupted with:

“josh pan is comprised of a team of 20 people. Graphic designers, multiple producers (including @CXAXV ,@aristarace ,@manilakilla )…” (via josh pan’s Twitter)

Woah. So you’re telling us that all along we’ve sat idly by as a collective of some of the best producers formed together to become one entity? Okay, you win.

Since then, the josh pan SoundCloud page description has been updated to read the following, “‘josh pan’ is a design house//label//collective//dream-team based out of NYC,” along with a roster list of producers including Cavalier, Dirty Chocolate, Luca Lush, Whispa, Yung Bae, Polo, Y2k, Madeaux, Manila Killa, Jai Wolf, Pham, Harrison and Flamingosis.

Ridiculous. One of modern day’s best underground music plays ever. Here’s what the artists had to say once the secret was out:

Jai Wolf – “It was a sensual experience and the secret titillated me for weeks. I’m so glad it’s out”

Yung bae – “it’s been a very rewarding experience working with all of my url friends and watching this project grow”

Y2k – “Josh Pan is the pain you feel in your mind but also the joy you feel in your heart”

Harrison – “When I was approached with the idea, I thought these niggas were absolutely insane”

Madeaux – “I found myself inducted into the group via Sean (Luca Lush). The cast of characters involved are really talented, it’s been an honor and a privilege to work alongside them.”

Manila killa – “Amazing to see such a response from the public to our working with each other. Really looking forward to taking Nicole Lee out on a date.”

Dirty chocolate – “It was really great because it was composed of my peers and people that i genuinely like. How could i refuse.”

Luca lush – “Josh Pan Is Diplo. and by that, i mean a creative and experimental outlet by which an eclectic body of internet friends could push the envelope together.”

POLO – “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea”

Pham – “Creating with some great artists was an honor. The best part was challenging ourselves to write tracks that were not in our own styles, Keeping it consistent, and releasing the tracks in no time. I think it made us re-value our creativity.

Cavalier – “We Knew From The Start. This Was A Blessing. But. This Is Only The Beginning.”

Whispa – “Beck needs to respect artistry. he should have given his award to Josh Pan”

Flamingosis – “to be honest, i was skeptical of this project at first. once we started exchanging ideas with one another, i began to see the vision. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”

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