Ty Dolla $ ign is holding a small desk live performance accompanied by Skrillex [Video]
Ty Dolla $ ign dropped his massive third studio album Featuring Ty Dolla $ ign. Now the newest artist is hosting the Niny Tiny Desk Concert. Ty Dolla $ ign was also involved with his group of frequent collaborators Skrillex in the jam session.
Unlike previous Tiny Desk concerts, where the hosting band / artist perform at a desk in NPR’s offices, the final episodes of the series take place in the hosting artist’s studio or home. However, the spirit of the show’s intimate, stripped-down sets is maintained in these tiny desk (home) concerts. The episode begins with the song “Temptations” from the new Ty Dolla $ ign album. The song is produced by Skrillex and happens to have its only guitar performance during the entire episode. From there, Ty Dolla sings and plays midi controller between a variety of his own songs and revised versions of songs in which he was featured. Meanwhile, Skrillex hangs back mixing and DJing. The set ends with Ty Dolla playing guitar on an album by Featuring entitled “Your Turn”.
Between new songs like “Ego Death” and older songs like “Paranoid”, this new installment of Tiny Desk Concert is a lovely fifteen minute collection of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, rock and house music. Ty Dolla $ ign explores his catalog of music that shows his performative skills and sensitivity for songwriting in a calm and lively concert.
Check out the full set list and click the time signatures to jump to one of the performances. Or check out the full performance below.
“Temptations” – 0:00
“Something New” – 2:04
“Or near” – 3:45
“Paranoid” – 4:56
“Ego Death” – 7:16
“It’s your turn” – 10:26
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