Ultra Records has always been well regarded when it comes to putting out house music. The same can be said for the Bristol beatsmith Marc Vedo, who recently released a single with the veteran label. “Ride Of Your Life” dropped today, so it’s currently available for purchase on digital services if you so desire.
Marc Vedo isn’t the only one whose talents were brought to the table for this song. Singer Kylie Auldist performed on this vibrant house record. She adds a nice touch to a instrumental that, although strong, definitely is made for a vocalist to be on. With the upbeat Miami vibe, we can’t help but to think about MMW which is coming soon. We hope to hear this one while we’re there enjoying some sunshine!
There were so many good tracks that came out recently that we had to give you a couple extra today. This week’s Friday Party Playlist is packed with fourteen free downloads from producers all across the globe. Tracks from people like I.Y.F.F.E, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and Spock are just the tip of the iceberg. We also have solid collaborations from Carter Cruise x Dean Cohen, Matroda x Dustycloud, EMME x Erotic Cafe, Jayceeoh x CLVZA, Jaykode x Sullivan King and that’s not even all of them. Whether you’re simply streaming, or downloading these tunes, take them with you when you head out tonight. If you’re staying in due to the weather, that doesn’t mean you can’t party just the same. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
Back in October the world was given a super cool music video from Christine for the single “Drama.” Little did we know we were getting a glimpse into what a full album had in store. Released through Uprise Music, the Atom From Heart LP, is here in full.
With eleven songs in total, Atom From Heart is a big package. Fans of old school house and French electro are going to be going wild for this LP. Most of the tracks fit within those styles, bringing a nostalgic sound to a dance community that tends to stray from taking a peak at what history has to offer. With artists only looking at making a break with what is hype, it’s nice to hear someone paving their own way. Great tracks like “Error 218,” “Lipstick” and “Howling Wave” are the reason this LP is a standout project. Christine cooked up some major tunes, so run through the entire album without skipping a beat. Want to buy it? Hit up iTunes.
Dabin of Kannibalen Records has something special on the horizon. His album, Two Hearts, is set for release at the end of March, but the first single off the project has surfaced. “You & I” features the singer Jenna Pemkowski and is packed with all the vibes you could ask for in a song.
“You & I” is a beautiful song. Dabin always puts out emotional tracks but for some reason this sticks out as something even more potent than usual. If the rest of the album is like this, then Dabin is going to be one of the most hype artists on the market. Jenna Pemkowski is sure to make a name for herself too with her amazing performance on this single. Dabin’s soft synths play nicely together with her sweet voice and together they made a magical single that is a step in the right direction for the upcoming album. “You & I” is currently available for stream and the album is up for pre-order on iTunes.
Today we have a special premiere for you of not one, but two official remixes for Balkan Beat Box. One comes from our good friends Bad Royale and the other comes from the London creator GAUDI. Each of them have their own take on “Chin Chin” and each definitely had a different idea in mind of where to take things.
In going in nearly opposite directions, it’s cool to see just how easy it is for people to put their own spin on a song. With Bad Royale, we get a high-octane flip that sees the group’s Caribbean bass sound go all over the place, as they usually do. No matter what they release, it’s always a fun listen. GAUDI takes things much slower, with a laidback remix whose slight groove makes this the perfect kickback track. He manages to make two styles of music fit together that at first thought you might think against it. GAUDI not only makes it work, but he does so in a manner that exceeds even the best expectations. Check them out below and if you haven’t heard the original, check out the music video as well.
In March, the electronic trio Trouze will be releasing their highly anticipated single “Busy.” However, they didn’t want fans to wait any longer for a new song from them, so they partnered up with the ninjas for the premiere of their “Splash” single.
“Splash” is a lively, progressive record whose familiar, yet unique sound will certainly turn some heads. Vibrant piano chords headline a composition that shows off true song-writing talent. This single is a sign of new things to come for the trio; a fresh start to a new chapter in their creative lives together. With three veteran musicians, Trouze is always able to bring strong tracks to the fold that are anything but average. “Splash” is no different, as it has everything a hit house instrumental needs. Enjoy a first listen to “Splash” today to get ready for the arrival of “Busy” next month.
Sango at Regency Ballroom, Friday February 3, 2017
“In the Comfort Of” Tour w/ Monte Booker
Sango has been pulling double duty for a few years now, touring at a constant pace while also releasing full length works consistently through the year. Following the release of his Dave B. collaborative album Tomorrow in 2016 which we covered here, a nationwide tour kept the Seattle native busy well through the winter months. Shortly after the end of the Waldo/Sango tour, fans were gifted news that the star producer has been hard at work in the studio, a new release titled In the Comfort Of. While the latest project has not yet been circulated, Sango revealed the first single titled “Dance for Blessings” on the night of his Bay Area performance. Hoping to catch some of his new music as well as the evolution of his live performance since his October show, the Ninja team set out to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco to evaluate.
Unsurprisingly, Sango did not disappoint. With an advanced set up comprised of multiple CDJs as well as the ever-challenging Novation Launchpad at his disposal, Sango took a distinctly different turn from previous performances. Mashing some of the Brazilian percussion-based elements made popular in his Da Rocinha album series, Sango sampled a healthy dose of hip hop and R&B tracks that were staples to our collective millenial childhoods. Starting with a reimagined version of UGK’s 2007 “Int’l Players Anthem”, Sango had the crowd engaged from Bar 1. Leaving a mark with his remixes of Justin Timberlake, Craig David, Missy Elliot and many more, Sango wrapped up the show with a satisfying Stwo remix to his most impressive song, “Middle of Things”.
’Sango ft. SPZRKT Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)’