Just A Gent
Limelight (SMLE Remix)
Happy Friday Ninjas! But even more so, happy Spring break to those who are still slaving away to get that pretty piece of paper. To start your weekends (and breaks) off right, we’ve got a brand new release that will surely set the mood.
Only recently, prodigy producer, Just A Gent teased listeners with Limelight, a track off of his forthcoming EP, Stories To Tell. Feauturing the unparalled vocals of R O Z E S, the saccharine, sunny tune gets a makeover from Miami duo, SMLE. The sound immediately tranforms from youthful and innocent to one that’s heavy and steamy.
The remix exhibits SMLE’s recognizable hard-hitting synth work and hints of jazz-like dissonance, which promotes nothing but energy throughout the song. So while you’re getting your tan on in Cancun or relaxing after the week’s demands, take a minute to check out this jam.
Sam Feldt & The Him ft. ANGI3
Midnight Hearts (Available March 30)
Teaming up with fellow Dutch duo The Him, Sam Feldt is taking the deep house scene by storm with this release. The talented producer is no stranger to house music, as he continues to explore into unventured territories. The combination of cadences with ANGI3‘s lovely vocals works wonders, creating a catchy track that is easily identified with signature Sam Feldt maneuvers. The loud melodic chords are especially appealing to big room crowds, and they help create a potential dance anthem for many in the foreign lands. It’s surprising to see how much the Dutch producer has grown in less than a year’s time.
This record will be out on Spinnin’ Deep on March 30. Make sure to get your dancing gear on because this is about to be your next summer anthem in the near future!
Another Friday, another collection of raging tunes. I don’t know about you ninjas, but this has been a ridiculously busy week, so it’s time to just grab a drink and start off your weekend right with some huge free downloads below. For those of you that are already on Spring Break, fill up your playlists and enjoy!
You know the drill: #danceirresponsibly
See y’all next week!
’Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous (feat. Timbaland) (PLS&TY Remix)’
’Reech – Nah Oh (Deep Sounds Exclusive)’
’Down On My Luck (TR!CK$ Remix)’
Eazy – Lets Get Lost Ft. Devon Baldwin (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (Julius Jetson Remix)’
’Ghastly – Every Night (Free Download)’
’Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (Alejandro’s Flip)’
’Kanye West – All Day (Templeton Rework)’
’Coyote Kisses – ferrari’
As a special bonus, don’t miss out on Benzi‘s latest GIRL TRAPZ mix!
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)
Crookers - March 5
’I Just Can’t (feat. Jeremih)’
Beardy Man - March 6
Claude VonStroke - March 7
’Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)’
You know that feel when you’re clicking through Soundcloud and you stumble upon an artist that you know is going to be among some of the greatest singers/songwriters in todays world? Yeah, well that’s exactly what happened earlier this morning after being introduced to LAUV and his magnetic debut track, ‘The Other’. With only 5 followers and a little over 100 plays on his one and only track, LAUV takes the leap of faith into the music world and exposes his most vulnerable side to each and every one of us. We think this young artist is about to be overwhelmed with the response he will soon receive as his name continues to organically spread across the blogosphere.
‘The Other’ is undeniably a heart-wrenching track filled with enough gripping emotion and power to make you reminisce about every failed relationship throughout your life. With its flawless piano melodies, subtle percussive elements chiming in the background, and melodic harmonies, LAUV grabs us by the throat as we struggle to keep ourselves afloat in this sea of emotional turmoil. We are extremely fortunate to have found such a gifted artist in their earliest stage of their music career. So while you press play, make sure to grab some tissues because there’s no way you’ll be able to escape a tear or two.
Portable charger? Check. Craftily packed suitcases? Check. Showcase RSVPs sent? Check. Yep, ninjas. We’re ready to head out to SXSW next week. We can’t believe it’s finally here, but it is. It’s time to charge down to Austin to wander the streets seeing band after band, DJ after DJ. As you’ve come to know from following this site for so many years, each of our editors has a unique set of musical tastes. Sometimes we all have picks in the middle of our colective Venn Diagrams, but, for the most part, we all lean our different ways. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight the must-see acts from each ninja. So, bust out your pen and notepad. You’ll want to write these down.
This artist popped onto our radar with the undeniable charm of “If You Went Away.” His vocals are somewhat unrefined, which definitely adds to the appeal. We’ve only heard a few tunes, and the whole time, we’ve been wondering – what does his live show sound like? We’ll find out soon.
If you’re looking for a raucous indie rock show that’s sure to be full of energy, catchy pop hooks, and the unavoidable need to dance, then CRUISR will be a show not to miss. These cats have a knack for engaging pop-driven indie, and we’re positive it will translate into a live performance with ease.
This eclectic Nashville act promises to deliver plenty of on-stage intrigue, given the amount of instrumentation that goes into their “world pop” arrangements. Their vocal arrangements are extremely original as well, which should be interesting when translated into a live show.
This has got to be one of our favorite artists as of late. Undeniably unique, unpredictable, and unconventional, this vocalist always dazzles with his impeccable range, and intricate soundscapes. If there is one artist that I personally “can’t miss,” it’s Jack Garratt.
What would Texas be without some beer-drinkin’, whiskey-shootin’, shit-kickin’, dusty-floor-dancin’ tunes? This infectious folk artist embodies those long-lasting memorable moments with a few friends, some cold drinks, and some frivolous dancing. He encapsulates Americana in pop-centric folk rock, and he does so from all the way down in South Africa.
We had the pleasure of interviewing this young Manchester-based vocalist a few months back, and we have to say, we’re overwhelmingly excited to catch his live show. In fact, if there’s a “must see” show based on vocal finesse, it would be this one. His tone, range, and dexterity is something that we just can’t pass up.
We’ve been hip to this act for quite some time, falling enamored with their highly contagious tune, “Drinking Games.” Part of our adoration came some of their projects with Red Brick Song’s Casablanca sessions, which our the best collaborations the indie scene has seen in the past few years.
’Library Voices – If Raymond Carver Were Born In The ’90s’
After playing our raucous ‘TMN PResents’ party in Denver in late 2014, ASTR has continually set the bar higher on already engaging live sets. After 2014’s incredible ‘Varsity’ EP, we’re hoping 2015 sees a proper album from the New York alt-poppers.
A man within the confines of dance music needing no real introduction, Fred Falke’s ‘French-Touch’ and disco inflected house records have been a staple of countless critics, artists and fans alike for nearly two decades. Any chance to see The Fred at such an incredible festival is a must.
’Bastille – Bad Blood (Fred Falke Remix)’
The only non-dance affiliated act on Skrillex’s OWSLA Records, Hundred Waters crafts a stripped down brand of avant-garde pop stylings. Their live sets are as engaging as they are melodic and tasteful. If you haven’t yet, pick up their sophomore LP, ‘The Moon Rang Like a Bell’.
George Maple is an iconic vocalist reining from none other than the homeland of pure talent – Australia. After having collaborated with the likes of Flume, the Future Classic artist is well on her way of becoming a global sensation. George Maple, the harmonious goddess, is making her way out to this years SXSW and we guarantee she is one not to miss.
The big name at Numbers never fails to impress with his tunes. Having been involved with Yeezus, being half of the former power duo TNGHT with Lunice, and just killing it all around, HudMo’s influence and discography knows no bounds. He continues to tear it up with every release and always puts on a great show.
’Hudson Mohawke – Chimes (Official)’
Leon is the second coming of 50’s soul. His style is a mix of Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke that epitomizes emotion in the always growing realm of singer-songwriters. “Coming Home” is a landmark single and his album is on the way. If you’re looking for an old school vibe, Leon is your man.
Here’s someone muddying the lines between electronic rock and folk in his own unique and refreshing fashion. His recent EP, Candy, is a must hear if you haven’t caught it already. This LA native is poised for a strong rest of the year and will be a perfect fit for the SXSW community.
HW&W & Symbol’s very own Sweater Beats is making his SXSW appearance this year and needless to say, this is a monumental step for the young producer. The forward-thinking artist has been soaring over the industry and this year will only be more promising for his career. If you’re headed to SXSW this year, make sure to catch Sweater Beats – but leave your sweater at home because it’ll be too hot to handle.
’Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)’
Brooklyn duo, Beacon, is undoubtedly one of the most underrated artists in today’s music world. I was foruntate enough to catch them last year on tour with Tycho and words do not do their live set or music any justice. Their eloquent way of storytelling is exemplified in their intricate sound designs along with moving melodies and touching synths. If you want an ambient, yet tranformational experience, Beacon is definitely one not to miss.
’Beacon – Bring You Back’
Being both a female and a UK native, Little Simz is a minority in the hip-hop realm, but please don’t underestimate her. Able to hold her own with any emcee out there, Simz first impressed us with her E.D.G.E EP last summer. Since then, she’s followed that project with multiple mixtape releas, proving that Simz has an unparalleled work ethic. The girl definitely has bars, and we’re excited to see what she brings to the table when she comes stateside for her performance at SXSW.
’It Ain’t Safe (Freestyle)’
A true triple threat, Tory Lanez never ceases to amaze us with his many talents. As one of the brightest acts emerging from the Toronto music scene, Tory made waves with his Lost Cause mixtape last fall. The consummate entertainer, Tory’s show promises to be a memorable one, as the emcee exudes a natural charisma that draws the audience in from start to finish. Expect him to crowd surf a minimum of five times, as the Canadian strives to have as much fun as possible every night.
’Snakehips x Tory Lanez – Dímelo #songsfromscratch’
Making a name for himself last year with his quirky, uptempo, R&B insprired remixes, Trippy Turtle has undeniably become the face of Jersey Club music. Armed with an uncanny sense of humor and some high energy, bed-spring infused productions, Trippy’s showcase promises to be a blast, and we expect you’ll be struggling to catch your breath when it’s all said and done. Eee…Err Eee…Err Eee…Err FOFOFADI!
’Trippy Turtle – Trippy’s Theme’
Mick Jenkins is a Chicago emcee who combines some serious jazzy vibes with an intelligent lyricism matched by few other up ‘n coming rapers. In many ways, his style transcends the current trends in hip-hop without sacrificing dope, forward-thinking production. Mick promises to be an enlightening, laid-back and smooth performance–if you haven’t already check out his mixtape The Waters to prepare.
Jay Prince is a UK-based, Soulection-affiliated rapper and vocalist who made waves with his debut project, BeFOR Our Time. Prince’s music has a distinct soulfulness to it that when combined with instrumentals from producers like IAMNOBODI, who will also be at SXSW, creates a sunny, nuanced aesthetic. Jay Prince is definitely an artist on the up ‘n up who will be awesome to see perform this early in his career.
It’s crazy to think that there are people who still question the legitimacy of electronic artists as musicians. Vancouver producer Haywyre is just one of many to disprove the closed-minded with lush, complex sonic arrangements and a clear understanding of musical composition. His performance promises to showcase impressive skills on both the keyboard and controller but, more importantly, should be a huge dance party.
’Odesza – All We Need (Haywyre Remix)’
Another member of the Huh, What & Where collective, Kaytranada has been pioneering the future R&B/soul movement for years now and it’s been paying off in big ways. He’s been pictured recently with Rick Rubin and has created countless hits with an array of artists. His live sets are soulful, funky and ubeat making him likely one of the funnest DJ sets you’ll find at SXSW.
’MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)’
We’ve had the pleasure of watching TNERTLE evolve into what they are today, covering them since the very beginning, back in 2013. What was once a two-piece act comprised of Trent Campbell on midi controllers and Kyle Ayervais on drums, has now grown to a full, six-piece band that brings unadulterated fun to the stage and your speakers.
Now boasting a three-person horn section with Rob Gower (Trumpet), Leah Concialdi (Sax), Jon Kenney (Trombone), and MC Ray Salazar, this act is slowly taking over the city of Denver, becoming one of the most sought-after local acts, amidst many other worthy contenders. Part electro, part funk, part hip-hop, these cats don’t focus on a genre, rather just having really good time.
Their latest release, “The Date,” is filled with dance-inducing basslines, playful vocal samples, and accentuating brass work. On top of being a three-minute groovy thrill ride, it’s also being sold for a good cause. Check out what Trent had to say about the reason why they went this route:
Clean water is so important! We can’t imagine having to clean our water every day so the least we can do is help others that need to clean their water.
Purchasing this tune will help bring clean water filters to people in developing countries. Click here to purchase it, or a TNERTLE T-shirt, or to simply donate.