New Music Mondays- Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard

Bassnectar, Gotye, Grimes, Washed Out, Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard… One of these names may seem out of place in this list, but what do they all have in common? All of these artists are currently in the Top 15 selling Electronic Albums on iTunes, and Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard even held the #1 position for the 5 days following their EP release of Battle Tested on Tuesday May 15, 2012.

If you read M&T regularly you may recognize The Hustle Standard moniker from the previous collaborations of Brooklyn based producer Charley Hustle. First there was New Men Old Boys which was recorded with Massachusetts folk balladeer and M&T fave Jake Hill, and then there was Drums and Sass, an EP featuring Hustle along with fellow Brooklynite LaRaisha. Now The Hustle Standard has teamed up with Flag Nor Fail clothing brand founder Rob Bailey to produce a 5 song EP that they are calling a mix of “aggressive vocals and elements of dubstep, hardcore, hip-hop, and punk.”

These genres aren’t the mix that you would normally hear on M&T, but Hustle’s ability to create music in such a versatile range of genres from EP to EP, and be successful at it, has definitely caught our attention. The producer won’t be resting on his laurels either after reaching the top of the iTunes charts as he has already begun work on two new Hustle Standard EPs, including a follow up to New Men Old Boys with Jake Hill.

While we wait on more Hustle Standard goodies take a listen to “Hold Strong” and download a copy of Battle Tested in the iTunes store.

Posted on by Eric in New Music Mondays

One Response to New Music Mondays- Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard

  1. geothedude

    this ep is awesome! they deserve as much publicity as they can get. definite hype music!

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