Album: Danny Towers & DJ Scheme – Safe House
The First Joint Album By the Florida Rap Figureheads Features Appearances From Heavy-Hitters Like Babyface Ray, Denzel Curry, and More, Plus the Viral Single “Florida Water” ft. Luh Tyler & Ski Mask The Slump God, Which Peaked at #1 On TikTok’s Trending Charts
“Danny Towers has always stayed down, whether working on his craft or coming up through the ranks” – XXL
“DJ Scheme is a driving force behind Miami’s Members Only collective, and his menacing beats helped turn XXXTentacion and Juice WRLD into household names.” – Consequence of Sound
“The Palm Beach-raised music curator and general of vibes Gabe Guerra, better known as DJ Scheme, is among the biggest influencers in South Florida hip-hop…Think of him as DJ Clue to Miami’s up-and-coming Jay-Zs.” – Miami New Times
Connecting dots and crafting bangers while repping Florida to the fullest, Danny Towers and DJ Scheme are pillars of their home state’s underground scene. Today, the two close friends and collaborators share their first-ever joint album Safe House. Spanning 14 tracks, the high octane Safe House is a showcase for Danny Towers’ prodigious rapping abilities–his guttural voice cuts through instrumentals with ease, adding grit to soulful songs and making darker beats sound truly apocalyptic. An expert curator with ties to everyone in the Florida scene, DJ Scheme provides Towers with a diverse complement of instrumentals, tapping close associates like Nuri and Ronny J, as well as rising Florida hitmakers like BWolf201 and underground beatmakers like Hoodrixh, to craft an immersive, speaker-knocking sound.
Safe House is home to the viral single “Florida Water” ft. Luh Tyler & Ski Mask The Slump God, which earned praise from XXL, Stereogum, HotNewHipHop, and more. “Florida Water” inspired a photo dump trend on TikTok, where creators drop the hottest selfies in their Photos app as the beat drops and Danny’s infectious hook, “Threw him in that water, I’m from Florida, but my wrist Cuban,” gives way to Luh Tyler’s croaking verse. Peaking at #1 on TikTok’s trending charts, the song generated over 200k video creations on TikTok, over 35 million streams on all platforms, and reached the top spot on SoundCloud’s daily chart.
Along with “Florida Water” is an eclectic array of bangers, designed to deliver the “that weed-blowin’, lean-pourin’, real gangsta music” that Danny promises in his viral hit. Kicking off with a soul sample, opener “Wide Awake” quickly shifts gears, riding sinister sliding 808s and fast-paced snares to deliver a high-octane mission statement. “Kreepin,” featuring Florida underground progenitor Denzel Curry, combines that buzzing bass sound with a sample that reflects the irreverent dance music that animated Miami in the 90s. Dany goes toe-to-toe with Robb Bank$ over a haunting sample of a 1970s anti-war anthem, while the Ronny J-produced pre-release single “Paranoid” reverberates with a bombast that echoes The Runners, the famed ’00s production duo (credits include Rick Ross’s “Hustlin'”) from Danny’s hometown of Orlando. Meanwhile, the subdued “Chunky Monkey” finds Danny reflecting on his trapping past, comparing it to his independent rap grind with melodic assistance from Pompano Beach’s Loe Shimmy.
Welcoming additional guest spots from Babyface Ray (on single “Trap Baby“), and Florida rappers like Trapland Pat and C Stunna, Safe House is available everywhere via TC Music / EMPIRE.
Stream Safe House: https://music.empi.re/safehouse
DJ Scheme & Danny Towers (Photo credit: James Pereira)
Rising in the Florida rap scene that helped birth the SoundCloud underground, the creative relationship Danny Towers and DJ Scheme reaches back over half a decade. Born and raised in Orlando, Towers has been a member of the Members Only and Very Rare collectives since 2015, regularly collaborating with the likes of Ski Mask The Slump God, XXXTentacion, and more. Palm Beach native DJ Scheme worked his way into the scene as a DJ and producer, starting his career as a tour DJ for wifisfuneral before linking up with the Members Only crew shortly afterward.
The duo first officially connected on Scheme’s debut EP PRESEASON, serving up the upbeat “RVD” and the massive underground hit “How You Feel? (Freestyle),“ featuring Ski Mask The Slump God and Lil Yachty, which generated over 100 million on-demand streams en route to GOLD certification by the RIAA. Towers appeared on multiple highlights from Scheme’s FAMILY album, including “E-ER” which reunited the four artists behind “How You Feel?” and once again went GOLD. Both Towers and Scheme are fixtures at Rolling Loud Festival, performing at nearly every event since its founding in 2015.
With Safe House out now, Scheme and Towers aim to remind the world that Florida still runs the underground. Stay tuned for more.
Safe House Tracklist:
- Wide Awake (Prod. by Fleur)
- Florida Water feat. Ski Mask The Slump God & Luh Tyler (Prod. by BWolf201 & TapeKid)
- Paranoid (Prod. by Ronny J)
- Trap Baby feat. Babyface Ray (Prod. by Draco Made It)
- Rolls Truck feat. C Stunna (Prod. by BWolf201)
- Kreepin feat. Denzel Curry (Prod. by Hoodrixh)
- Wookiez (Prod. by Matis Tyner)
- Chunky Monkey feat. Loe Shimmy (Prod. by TapeKid)
- See Thru feat. Trapland Pat (Prod. by Snapp Beatz)
- Redrum feat. Robb Bank$ (Prod. by Nuri)
- No Shellz feat. OTL Beezy (Prod. by Kvtai)
- Rubber Bands (Prod. by Charles D Brain)
- Rotate (Prod. by Ryder Johnson)
- The Cycle (Prod. by Hoodrixh)
About Danny Towers
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, FL, Danny Towers is a fixture in the Florida rap underground. He’s regularly collaborated with artists like Ski Mask The Slump God, XXXTentacion, and many more, making an impact with his gravelly voiced delivery and bone-tough lyricism. Towers earned critical acclaim in 2019 with his debut album Tarantula, and scored his first two Gold records with the help of his friend DJ Scheme. Towers’ back-and-forth with Ski Mask on Scheme’s hard-hitting “How You Feel?” (2019), also featuring Lil Yachty, helped the song rack up over 100 million combined streams. Towers reunited with Scheme, Ski, and Yachty in 2020 for “E-Er,” earning another Gold plaque in the process.
Now, Towers is gearing up for Safe House, his upcoming collaborative project with DJ Scheme. Safe House is home to “Florida Water,” another Ski Mask collaboration with an added element of Tallahassee riser Luh Tyler, which caught fire in early 2023, generating tens of millions of streams and peaking #1 on TikTok’s trending charts. Featuring a who’s who of the Florida rap scene, Scheme & Towers’ Safe House arrives on June 23, 2023.
About DJ Scheme
DJ Scheme has evolved into one of the rap industry’s most influential figures. The Miami native started his career as a tour DJ for wifisfuneral, before linking up with Ski Mask The Slump God and XXXTentacion and joining their Members Only collective. Over the past half-decade, Scheme has evolved into one of rap’s most in-demand DJ’s, serving as official tour DJ for the likes of Juice WRLD, Pouya, Robb Bank$, Fat Nick, and more. In 2019, XXL tapped Scheme to be the official DJ for its 2019 Freshman Cyphers. In 2019, Scheme released the PRESEASON EP, his first release as a lead artist, featuring the hit single “How You Feel” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God & Danny Towers, which recently earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA.
DJ Scheme is a fixture at Rolling Loud, hip-hop’s biggest festival brand, performing DJ sets at every Rolling Loud event since its inception and acting as master of ceremonies for the emotional Juice WRLD memorial during Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2019. As the official DJ of Rolling Loud’s Twitch channel, Scheme has evolved into an engaging on-camera personality, regularly co-hosting Rolling Loud’s “The Rotation” talk show and acting as host for two “Loud Stream” virtual festivals.
With his album FAMILY, Scheme looks translate his vision into a cohesive statement about the power of artistic collaboration. FAMILY is available everywhere via Scheme Records/EMPIRE.
Danny Towers & DJ Scheme – Safe House: https://music.empi.re/safehouse
Danny Towers & DJ Scheme – “Paranoid” (Prod. by Ronny J): https://music.empi.re/paranoiddanny
DJ Scheme – “E-ER” ft. Lil Yachty, Ski Mask The Slump God & Danny Towers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpkHydjPgZg
DJ Scheme – “How You Feel” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Yachty & Danny Towers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjTsQINzwl8