Hip-hop fans may be surprised to learn that Just Blaze is venturing into the dance genre. XXLMag.com recently chopped it up with the superproducer to find out more about his new musical direction.

According to JB he recorded a few dance songs and is currently talking to Kanye West’s DJ, A-Trak, about releasing some of the tracks on the Canadian turntablist’s label, Fool's Gold—one time home to XXL Freshman alum Kid Cudi and Donnis.

“I did a couple dance records last year,” he said. “There’s actually a situation with some of those right now…[they] may end up seeing the light of day. I partnered up with A-Trak to put a couple of those out through Fool's Gold. I have to sit down and get the records finished. But once we get closer to that being done they’re definitely be more to hear about that.”

Blaze recently returned from his Soundclash tour with fellow beatsmith The Alchemist. The two celebrated producers hit stages throughout Europe earlier this month playing hits from their respective catalog. —Elan Mancini