[New] Nas – The Season (prod. by J. Dilla)

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Nas
The Season (prod. by J.Dilla)

It may not be Thanksgiving just yet, but the holidays brought out the softer side with a new tune from the Queens emcee, Nas. Apparently ‘Tis “The Season” for the rapper to deliver some new music for our listening enjoyment. Backed by a classic “Gobstopper”-sample  from the legendary J.Dilla, the latest single is a smooth, percussion filled track with a nice jazzy vibe. After previewing this gem last night during Run the Jewels 2 event in Brooklyn, Nas unveiled the full-length studio version today for fans to get into.

Balancing snares and horns with some spoken words, Nas remains humble as he pays homage to the late producer and speaks on not being able to enjoy the spoils of his success. It is good to know that even with all the success, Nas still takes the time to give fans some original, reflective work. Nas also credits his brother The Jungle for his source of inspiration and denies ever getting rhymes from Jay-Z or his protege Jay Electronica. Take a listen to the new single and be sure to stay tuned to hear more.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/30 – 11/1

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Unfortunately though, this is a stacked week at Beta, so this ninja deal is only valid for Saturday night. If you wanna see Van Dyk or Infected Mushroom, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.

Paul Van Dyk - Oct 30
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Poor Choice Of Words (Paul van Dyk Remix)

Infected Mushroom - Oct 31
6.Nation Of Wusses

Lee Burridge - Oct 18
Für Die Liebe (Dub)
Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge
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[Melodic House] Felix Jaehn feat. Lost Frequencies & Linying – Eagle Eyes

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Felix Jaehn feat. Lost Frequencies & Linying
Eagle Eyes (Available November 3)

We get real excited every time Felix Jaehn releases new music, and the German producer certainly did not disappoint with this one. Featuring Lost Frequencies‘ co-production and Linying‘s vocals, “Eagle Eyes” epitomizes quality music and mass appeal. The tune starts off with a catchy flute riff,which is a rare choice of instrumentation. These sturdy piano chords and xylophone quickly steal the spotlight, creating a joyful and upbeat experience. Linying’s vocals are clear and pleasurable which further lightens up the mood.

Felix Jaehn is definitely establishing himself as a frontrunner in this genre and popularizing melodic house. Together with tropical house, it will most likely become a household sound very soon. We cannot wait to see what else Felix has to offer.

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[Tropical House] Jose Gonzalez – Stay Alive (Sam Feldt & Chris Meid Remix)

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Jose Gonzalez
Stay Alive (Sam Feldt & Chris Meid Remix)

Sam Feldt has come out with another big-time track! Collaborating with fellow producer Chris Meid who is also making a name for himself in the melodic house scene, the Dutch producer remixes Jose Gonzalez“Stay Alive” and totally hits the jackpot with this one. The mellow vocals fit perfectly with the tropical style of the tune, and brings a smile to your face no matter how much you listen to tropical house. The killer saxophone solo performed by Ben Rodenburg dramatically sealed the deal and made this song stand out like a sore thumb.

Sam Feldt always manages to work with different talented musicians to spice up his work. Filled with such diversity and creativity, his music never gets boring. We would love to see more international collaborations from these European producers. Stay tuned for more!

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[Deep House] Christina Perri – Burning Gold (Addal Remix)

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Christina Perri
Burning Gold (Addal Remix)

Labelled as “emotional music”, Addal‘s sensational reworks always manages to capture everyone’s heart. Remixing Christina Perri‘s “Burning Gold”, the Italian producer puts out a juicy track that is both catchy and memorable. The tune starts off with these piano chordal cadences, soon followed by an upbeat ukulele that fills up the mood. Christina’s vocals are encouraging and exciting as shown in her song lyrics. The hollowed humming at the beginning and during the middle of the tune accentuate the “emotional” element of the song, almost like a hymn. The housey beat definitely spiced up the already poppy track without being overdone.

This tune will have everyone clapping their hands and singing along. It it just that powerful. Addal wows everyone once again with this release. Hats off to the talented musician and we are beyond stoked to see what else he is bringing to this genre.

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TeamMate – Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover) [TMN PREMIERE]

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TeamMate
Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover)

Back in July, we introduced you to a rather peculiar breakup story, one that takes an unexpected turn in comparison to most. While most of us would cringe at the thought of being in the same room as our exes, TeamMate is not only in the same room, they’re churning out amazing music from said room.

A lot of you probably aren’t old enough to remember the smash hit “Buffalo Stance” from Swedish rapper Neneh Cherry, which is why Dani Buncher and Scott Simons are hoping to educate you a little bit by bringing it back to the forefront. While the late 80′s hip hop flair is gone, there’s still a strong connection to the original. Buncher adds in her near-spoken world style interpretation, in addition to her normal contributions as drummer. Simons’ does his part in modernizing this tune by adding in a strong synth section, fully representing their usual indie pop sound.

In a world of endless releases, and subsequent remixes of those releases, we’re always elated when an artist decides to pay tribute to older and often forgotten tunes. It’s a respectful nod to those people who’ve influenced some of our favorites today, and it’s an important part of remembering our musical history.

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[Electronic/R&B] DiRTY RADiO – Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft. J-Bird)

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DiRTY RADiO
Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft. J-Bird)

We’ve been staying on top of Canadian PBR&B triumvirate DiRTY RADiO’s vocal remix series since its inception, which thus far has seen them rework sultry tunes from Darius and Pomo to name a few, and today they’re back with the latest entry “Infinity”. “Infinity” takes Esta’s sexy piano laden J-Bird featured burner “Moet” and boosts the tune with a signature blend of provocative vocal stylings and velvety choices in instrumental backing. We’ve been feeling all sorts of sexy going through DiRTY RADiO’s remixes, and we think that’s a feeling you NInjas should experience as well. Once again, DiRTY RADiO’s giving this one away for free in exchange for a Facebook “Like”, so hop on over and add this to your iTunes collection.

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