When we premiered “Stars” from New York-based Future Generations, we were already looking forward, past its release, to the inevitable remixes to follow. With a highly engaging piano melody, upbeat percussion, and memorable vocals, we knew that stellar interpretations would be coming down the pike, and we were right.
Just as we did with the original, we’re back with a first look and listen to this stellar flip from San Fran-based PillowTalk. Rife with laidback, summertime vibes, it boasts a groovy-as-hell bassline, island-style percussion, and a playful guitar riff, everything comes together in a perfect addition to your warm-weather playlist.
So, fire up the grill, pick up a sixer of your favorite craft brew, and get ready to jam out.
The world of indie music is a deep & sometimes treacherous adventure into a vast ocean of musical talent. Even if you aren’t the adventurous type, let the Indie Dojo be the wings to your water and just float, float on. Go ahead, dive in. We’ve got you on this.
Back in April we shared with you an album by the name of Toothpick from an artist named Kai Straw. The ten track LP was solid from beginning to end, making it hard to pick a favorite. That’s when you know it’s special. One of the ones that did stick out to us though, was “Don’t Tread On Me.” Today, we’re happy to share with you a music video for that single.
Kai Straw is a man of many talents, which is why he went ahead and directed this incredible video himself. “Don’t Tread On Me” in its visual form is more than just any old music video. It tells a tale, and portrays a situation that millions of women find themselves in every year. Domestic violence is no joke. It’s a hot topic that can turn people away in an instant, but Kai handles it with grace and attention to detail, always keeping in mind his respect for anybody who is being affected by this problem. Not only that, but he delves into the complexities of abusive relationships all while creating a visual art piece that you’ll watch again and again. We already have; now it’s your turn.
The European imprint Boogie Angst is back with another amazing release, this time from Meeka Kates. The Netherland’s creator brings his single “Wildfire” to the table, and you better believe it’s a hot one.
Meeka Kates fits with Boogie Angst perfectly, as each party shares the same love of cool, laidback electronic music. With “Wildfire” we get a fun house record that takes from both pop and R&B. This single is not just a simple song either, as it signifies the coming of a debut EP from Meeka, which will be entitled just as this song is, Wildfire. Although this is the only song on his Soundcloud, the full EP is available for purchase currently. On that EP, you will find two other originals, as well as a remix. “Wildfire” as a single should get you interested, as this one is catchy as can be. If you’re not singing it by the end of the week, you’re just not having a good week. This is as good as it gets!
It’s been a great year for RÜFÜS DU SOL. Since the release of their debut album “Bloom” in January, the Australian dance group has taken over festivals worldwide and is quickly rising to become one of the most talked about electronic act of 2016. Just recently they’ve played a show at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and put out an epic recap video together with their newest tour announcement. Here’s the Phase II of their Fall North American Tour. Let us know if they’re coming to a city near you!
Get ready to get wild, Friday is upon us. Here in the dojo, we’ve already prepared with this week’s Friday Party Playlist, but now we’re here to share it with you. As we have done for over two hundred weeks now, we’ve gathered our favorite free downloads for you to take with you into the weekend, where you can either rage your face off, or relax. Either way, the aim is to recharge your batteries… with some good music, of course. This week we have singles from Nazariff, Haezer, Hasse de Moor, 8-Bit Tits, as well as collaborations from Sam F with Laura Lux, Nathaniel Knows with Ditta & Dumont, Antiserum with Diamond Pistols and more. There’s a little of everything here from future to electro to moombahton and dubstep. Find what you like, download and enjoy. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’The Chainsmokers – Closer Ft. Halsey (Nazariff Remix)’
In continuing to build on the foundation laid nine years ago, Another Planet Entertainment has once again outdone themselves; the final product being yet another successfully executed Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The 2016 version – keen on replicating the successes of previous iterations – was calculated in its approach, careful not to break the trends and quirks that have made it such a mainstay to the community.
Instead, APE kept what has worked and improved upon it; meaning deeper lineups, aesthetically more impressive sound and lighting productions, finally allowing payment via RFID-enabled festival wristbands, and a fair amount of side stages to keep all wandering pseudo-bohemians well occupied. Unfortunately, along with the quality improvements also came a pretty substantial price adjustment – putting on a nationally recognized festival is big business, after all.
Those willing to stomach the uptick were treated to an especially diverse lineup ranging from saxophone playing acts like Kamasi Washington and GRiZ, nostalgia-inducing pop rock outfit Third Eye Blind, platinum (and featureless) hip hop artist J.Cole, EDM prodigy Zedd, the Jack-of-all-trades Garratt, and rags to riches rapper Anderson .Paak.