When sifting through SoundCloud to find new music, the best moment is to find a song that you can’t pinpoint a specific genre to because it is so creative. My latest discovery was JAHKOY. The Canadian jack-of-all-trades produces, sings, and song-writes tracks that combine influences from pop, dance, and even hip-hop.
His latest single to hit the Internet, “Let It Be,” is a true demonstration of this young producer’s artistic abilities. JAHKOY‘s slick bass quivers and shimmering synth melodies provide the perfect stage for his voice to shine above the rest. His lyrics are brisk like a hip-hop rhyme master while at the same time as catch as a pop singer. Overall, JAHKOY is an impressive talent to recently surface in music and definitely deserves the “follow” on Soundcloud because it seems like he is just getting started.
With hump day behind us, it’s time to get excited and get your weekend playlist updated and ready for the weekend. While our Friday Party Playlist is perfect for turning up, curating the perfect pregame playlist is always an uphill battle because you need to find that perfect balance of tracks that don’t overwhelm while everyone is still trying to get their night going. Mr. Belt & Wezol have a solid addition to that very instant with their latest original, “Finally.”
Injecting new life into CeCe Peniston’s 90s jam that everyone knows the words to, the Dutch duo come in hot with a string of bright melodies right before they drop fans into a groove-saturated section of future house wobbles. The combination of irresistibly catchy vocals and a bouncing bassline line are too good for anyone not to love.
“Finally” will be out via Spinnin’ Deep on Monday, April 6th, but stream the track above until then. As always ninjas, please dance irresponsibly.
Known for creating some of the best remixes on the planet, Loston and Ta-Ku have hooked up for a brand new original called “No Reason.” Utilizing a vocal sample of Foxes‘ “Count The Saint,” the two beat maestros manage to craft an entirely immersive experience. Powered by sweeping melodies and dynamic percussion, the feels are strong in this tear jerker, so chances are you’re going to want a box of tissues nearby. Both Australians do an impressive job of blending their styles together, meaning there’s “No Reason” not to keep this as a mainstay in our rotation, despite all the tugging it does on our heart strings.
Some say music cures the soul, and this track perfectly exemplifies that. Put down whatever you’re doing, and listen to this wonderful tune. We guarantee it’ll brighten your day. Listen as the talented producer from North Carolina, Myles Travitz, put his spin on the hit track “Snow” by LA-based pop group Machineheart. Transforming the beautifully crafted original into a heavier hitting electronic indie pop goodness, Myles Travitz created this incredibly catchy tune you simply can’t get enough of. The crisp vocals fuel the emotionally-driven tune and the bold synth takes the uplifting vibe to a whole ‘nother level.
Make sure to grab a free download here. With numerous remixes in his repertoire, Myles Travitz is somebody you wouldn’t want to miss out on. We are excited to see what else he has to offer.
The Songs from Scratch series, a joint effort between Yours Truly and Adidas, has continually delivered the most memorable and delightfully unexpected collaborations in music outdoing themselves with each installment. Fresh off ninja favorite “Dimelo,” the latest offering brings together Fetty Wap, the emcee behind viral hit “Trap Queen,” and pioneering electronic trap producers Baauer and Dubbel Dutch for yet another anthem with “Promises.” Combining playful melodies with hard-hitting 808s and a horn-driven breakdown, the production couldn’t match Fetty Wap’s cadence any better as he promises his friends and family that he’s going to succeed. The result is downright addicting and makes for the perfect reflection of current trends all the while being unique, varied and musically impressive. Enjoy and grab a free download above–you can read more about the process behind the track here.
The calendar may read Wednesday, but for us, West Midland-based TC4, and every ninja reading this, it’s the weekend. How’s that so, you ask? Did this collective group suddenly stumble across a newly fabricated means of time travel? Well, in a sense, yes. We stumbled across “Something About You,” and it instantly placed us into a weekend state of mind.
Dropping via Pitched-Up/Sony RED on June 8th, 2015, this tune is pure energy, boasting garage-style basslines, tropical pan flutes, a soaring piano riff, and the kind of vocals that make you throw caution to the wind, casually belting them out from your car at any given intersection.
Today, we’re lucky enough to premiere the disco-inspired music video. Press play, sit back, and drift through the next few work days. Friday is only a stone’s throw away.
That moment when you hear a new artist and just melt.
For a lot of you, that opening statement will apply to this relatively brand new artist. After gaining some critical acclaim in 2014, NYC singer/songwriter Gallant (signed to Mind of a Genius, the label behind Grammy nominated ZHU), is back after a full year’s hiatus. His first release on this label is what we’re offering up today.
“Open up” casually grinds against the top 40 world, providing us with something that’s quite fetching and memorable, yet the furthest thing from a hook-centric, pop-structured, radio hit. His voice is definitely primed for the former though, which we we’d like to give a subtle nod in approval for the decision to craft something truly unique. It would have been mindlessly simple to march to the beat of a major label with a voice like that.
Aside from the soaring vocals, rife with a dexterous range and toothy-grin-creating pitch, the instrumentals are the perfect backdrop for “Open Up.” Industrial at times, what with the percussion-style female vocal moans and all, we’re casually pulled in with future bass nuances, yet always left in the RnB world. It’s articulately crafted from start to finish, each sound carefully thought out, analysed and placed perfectly.