Just over two weeks ago Mac Miller released the “Missed Calls” music video, since then it has gained almost 2.5 million youtube views. The creativity of this video has made the songs popularity soar through the roof. Last night E. Dan released a remix to the track produced by himself and Big Jerm at ID Labs. This is a dope remix and gives the track new life.
A few weeks ago the team from ID Labs, E. Dan & Big Jerm, appeared on an interview with Champmag and now finally we get the audio. Throughout the interview E and Jerm talk about how they discovered Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, what other artists they’re are working with and much more.
Nobody thinks about coming to Pittsburgh to make a hit record.
Hey, that’s their loss.
For planet-spanning rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, it was at a cozy little music studio in an industrial section of upper Lawrenceville where they found the sounds that would put them on top of the music world.
ID Labs Productions doesn’t look like much on the outside. It has no sign on the door. Boards cover the windows — courtesy of some knuckleheads who decided to shoot out the glass with a BB gun. It’s just another anonymous unmarked building in an area full of them.
Step inside, though, and you’re more or less in Eric “E.” Dan’s living room, surrounded by his record collection. Conspicuously absent are platinum records, expensive booze on ice, or a restive entourage of bodyguards. Instead, the colors are warm, the lights are low. Cigarette smoke curls through the air. Posters and framed records of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Fela Kuti gaze down from the walls, as if lending their tacit approval. more after the jump Continue reading →
Complex says:Wiz Khalifa’s biggest hits might be crafted by pop producers like Benny Blanco and Stargate, but he’s stayed close to his long-time Pittsburgh collaborators, ID Labs. Comprised of E. Dan and Big Jerm, the duo first found Wiz back in the day and they produced the majority of his excellent major label debut, Rolling Papers. Plus, they also work closely with Mac Miller and are producing the majority of his upcoming album, Blue Slide Park, as well. The duo is an easy pick for this list since they’ve got the kind of catchy beats that don’t sacrifice the attention to detail or artistry that makes good music.