Berlin-based, Munich-born Bao-Tran Tran or mobilegirl is an affiliate of STAYCORE, a label launched by Stockholm-based producers Dinamarca and Ghazal and Scandinavia’s darker, outward-looking answer to the marketability of PC Music. STAYCORE favors dancehall, dembow, kuduro, and soca grooves and has taken artists like Toxe and Mechatok under its shiny wing.
mobilegirl shifts tempos and adds triplet bleeps and bloops, metallic crunches, or reggaeton kicks to turn R&B classics into post-internet-friendly dance tracks. She has zapped hits by the likes of 90s idols TLC and J-Lo, and her remix of Brandy’s “Angel in Disguise” was included on STAYCORE’s hit Summer Jams 2K15 compilation. Among other producers featured on the mixtape are zutzut, Lil Tantrum, Lechuga Zafiro, and Janus’s KABLAM. mobilegirl’s own sparkly productions tidily whip up a sweet, playful, and introspective elixir.