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get acquainted with danny schofield
grammy award-winning producer danny “DANNYBOYSTYLES” schofield had his first hit in 2007 with mims’ “this is why i’m hot”. the song would go on to peak at #1 on the billboard hot 100 and paved the way for danny’s subsequent success. he would go on to become an important part of sal&co, the management behind artists like the weeknd, doja cat and, ty dolla $ign.
in 2013, he produced all ten tracks on the weeknd’s debut studio album kiss land. the collaboration extended further and in 2016, danny won his first grammy for best progressive r&b album for his work on the weeknd’s beauty behind the madness.
other notable collaborations include beyoncé, drake, nicki minaj, charlie puth, juicy j, and french montana.
“I JUST FEEL LIKE THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO BRING POWER BACK TO THE CREATORS...”
“after years of producing, you just know when shit sounds good. love the feel of this record, it’s just the energy of it – something about it just draws you to it. i just feel like this is another way to bring power back to the creators. to me sharing ownership of this track on anotherblock – it represents freedom and connection. so join me and anotherblock on this journey – and collect royalties alongside me. let’s go!”
about the track
the dark and mystical sound of acquainted immediately draws you in. with soft synths, deep 808s, and hard-hitting snare rolls, it becomes a perfect foundation for the weeknd’s smooth r&b vocals. as it progresses, it grows increasingly experimental, adding new dimensions and depth – resulting in one of the weeknd’s most interesting releases to date.
acquainted is the sixth track on the weeknd’s legendary beauty behind the madness album, right in between hits like the hills and can’t feel my face. it was featured in both rolling stone’s and billboard’s lists of “the best weeknd songs of all time”.
the weeknd is one of the world’s most streamed artists, with a constantly developing sound. since his big breakthrough in 2015 with his #1 billboard album beauty behind the madness, he has been a defining part of pop culture and one of the biggest stars in modern times.