New Music Monday: Mystic Davis and Diztroy

Earlier this summer, Ann Powers wrote for NPR Music about the success the production duo The Chainsmokers have found on the shoulder of the female vocalists they keep featuring. The article digs into the way the pair, both white men, have spun gold out of the charisma of their collaborators instead of developing their own. Jamaica’s Diztroy, another male duo, have landed on the same alchemic formula in their work with dancer/singer Mystic Davis. 

Diztroy, comprised of Troy Baker and Dale “Dizzle” Virgo, have joined forces with Davis before. Davis is a dancehall choreographer, singer and rapper, and has used her work with Diztroy to launch her career as an emcee. (Prior to singing, she had worked with Diplo, Katy Perry, and Major Lazer as a dancer.) On “30 Bad Bitches,” premiered here, Baker and Virgo step even further back, and Davis steps all the way forward. She is the bounce, swagger, and salt Diztroy has been waiting for. And if we’re lucky, she’ll take that easy confidence and her infectious style of dancing, and make something out of it that’s entirely her own. 

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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