While some of you may have already heard of Seven Lions, we wanted to do an introduction post regardless, as most of you probably haven’t. This Californian producer has only been releasing tracks for the past year or so, and with what we’ve heard so far, we’re really excited to see more.
Seven Lions has a style that’s similar to Minnesota in a way. They both play what is now being labeled as progressive dubstep – smooth, melodic, and downright entrancing music, that still carries the right amount of aggression and punch in the bassline. With Seven Lions, you have a little more glitch at times, which is what differentiates him. And let’s face it, anyone who gets a personal endorsement from Above and Beyond has some raw talent.
We’ve included three tracks for your listening pleasure. The first track is a radio rip of “Below Us” from BBC Radio, which is off his Polarized EP, due out April 23rd. The two that follow are a little bit older, but equally as impressive.
Below Us on BBC Radio 1XTRA with Matrix and Futurebound
Florence And The Machine
Cosmic Love (Seven Lions Remix) (DL link in description)
Above And Beyond
You Got To Go (Seven Lions Remix)
As we anxiously await London’s Sub Focus to start his US tour we have only had his latest DnB single “Out The Blue” to tide us over. With his “eye of the camera” style stage setup and fat bass productions it is only a matter of time until this talented producer appears on a stage near you. It seems like Dutchman Laidback Luke has his hands on every single out there and he remixes most of them in his quirky yet big stage ready production style. His remix of “Out The Blue” moves the DnB track into “Laidback” territory with dutch house progressions and some Daft Punk-esque robot voices that nicely compliment Alice Gold’s beautiful vocals. Tracks like this showcase the joy of remix culture and we are happy to show support!
Out The Blue Feat. Alice Gold (Laidback Luke Remix)
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012. Made Event is excited to announce Electric Zoo 2012’s phase 1 artist lineup, once again bringing the biggest and boldest names in electronic dance music to New York City for this three-day summer bash.
The Music Ninja was fortunate to attend the second year of the Electric Zoo festival and we most certainly plan to come go back again. Phase 1 lineup is definitely an aggressive approach to the event and New York is telling Miami and EDC they are here to stay.
Phase 1 Artist Lineup Announcement
General Admission | VIP & Platinum Experience
3 Day Passes Available Now
WHAT? How did these three come together to produce a song? Turns out it is part of an on going series from Converse and Journey’s partnering up to give all of us new music.
It appears spring is a foot with a fresh-picked collection of colorful Chucks, available exclusively at Journeys. And, in addition to the 8 new hues, there’s also a bold new Converse song, featuring Mark Foster, A-Trak, and Kimbra. Plug into the original track, peep the video, snag the shoes.
Mark Foster (of Foster the People), A-Trak and Kimbra have created ‘Warrior’ a fresh summer-sounding track with authentic vocals and catchy-summer melodies. Stream it bellow and you can download it here.
Foster the People + A-Trak + Kimbra – Warrior
Foster the People + A
Trak + Kimbra
There are times when we just cant bare listening to another remix of a popular song (Avicii’s Levels comes to mind). However, as soon as time passes by (usually after 1-2 years), listening to an old favorite can actually be very welcoming. This brings us to DJ Fresh 2010 MEGA HIT ‘Gold Dust’ (first released in 2008 but re-released featuring vocals from Ce’Cile). Its impact it had on the EDM world was astounding and played a huge rule helping to popularize dubstep around the world.
Now early in 2012, producer Joe Gale, aka WBBL, from Guildford, Britain has brought it back with a funky edit giving the song its youth back again. Stream it bellow and also check out his 18-minute promo mix after that.
Gold Dust (WBBL Edit)
Download: WBBLBEATS Promo Mix 2012
DANCE DANCE DANCE. R&B songstress Rebecca Ferguson‘s new single “Glitter & Gold” got an extra level of bounce thanks largely in part to up-and-coming producer Cahill. The gorgeous vocal range of Ferguson is masterfully layered over hypnotizing retro piano line and satisfying builds ups that will create the illusion of being dead center inside an early 90′s discotheque.
Rebecca Ferguson – Giltter & Gold (Cahill Remix)
Glitter Gold (Cahill Club Mix).mp3
Alvin Risk, the Washington D.C. remixing prodigy supported by the likes of Skrillex and Kaskade just blew our minds once again. Producing a reggae-infused track using Skrillex’s Ruffneck Bass and pulling samples from Ini Kamoze’s ‘World A Music’ (The actual original sample Damien Marley used for creating ‘Welcome to Jamrock’), Alvin Risk extends the original banger into a refreshing summer regaestep monster. This track seems to be ripped out of 12th Planet and Skrillex’s set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. No words on any official release.
Ruffneck (Alvin Risk Remix)
Check out Alvin Risk remix of Fun. – We Are Young here on themusicninja.com