10 Summers Records newest signee DSTRCT has released his debut EP, Instillation 001 (10 Summers/Interscope Records), available on all streaming platforms.
Last week, 10 Summers announced adding Southern California based Hip-Hop artist DSTRCT to its roster and released his first single under the label, “O.T.”, produced by Mustard. To kick off the release, Mustard and 10 Summers hosted a private listening dinner in LA. Along with the EP, DSTRCT also dropped an accompanying visual for “O.T.” directed by Derrick Pike. We first find DSTRCT sitting in a living room watching his performance on a TV, cutting to shots of him in the recording booth, stressed over texts from his girl. The video ends with him performing in a post apocalyptic setting with red smoke bombs going off behind him as the sun sets.
”’Installation 001′ is my first real offering of music as far as body of work goes, so I’m really excited about that,” says DSTRCT. “Each song is truly a reflection or a soundtrack to my life in that exact moment, so it’s all very personal to me. But I want my music to feel like an update to whoever is listening and I think the records on here serve as a genuine introduction to who I am.”
Continuing a California tradition of innovation, DSTRCT rolls out with a smooth, slick, and sizzling flow of his own, rapping straight from the heart with a whole lot of hunger. Immediately gravitating towards music, DSTRCT’s older sister introduced him to Nirvana, No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Janis Joplin. By middle school, he recorded his earliest compositions on a Sony laptop, completely immersing himself in hip-hop by high school. DSTRCT honed his skills throughout college before opting to leave and pursue his dream full-time. By chance, he caught the attention of GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum chart-topping producer, Mustard, after sharing a demo. Impressed, the mega-producer signed him to 10 Summers Records. Now, the Los Angeles native introduces himself as an inimitable force on his debut EP, Installation 001 [10 Summers Records] kickstarted by the single “O.T.”