Outer Space (feat Genevieve)
Sometimes, you just stumble upon a group or a song so raw and so new and so unbelievably good you can’t help but share it with everyone you know and then if you work for a music blog like myself, every reader you can possibly get to listen.
He calls himself Official-G and currently has 47 followers on Soundcloud and joined Facebook a good thirteen days ago. But producer Jimmy Ginnopoulos is no stranger to music and alongside Genevieve Schatz, he has recorded an EP in his own apartment in Brooklyn due out later this year. His debut single ‘Outer Space’ is a sexy and sophisticated song that has a certain air about it. With touches of saxophone, bass guitar, and the killer vocals of Genevieve, G shows us why he is a master of his trade. One thing is for sure, G won’t be a secret for much longer.
Kanye (feat. sirenXX) [ALMOND & SAMME Remix]
Another week, another Chainsmokers post but I promise you this one is well worth your while. “Kanye” has been the self-empowerment song of the summer, and it certainly slaps too. If the original didn’t inspire you enough, it certainly did for Almond & Samme, two upcoming producers who make their Ninja debut tonight. Although this isn’t the first time the two have teamed up, as Yeezus himself would say, this one is God level. With festival season just starting up down south in hotbeds like Australia, Brazil, and the South Pacific, look for this energetic, upbeat edit to pick up some serious steam and support. What may sound like stereotypical progressive house melodies on the surface turns out to be extremely intricate and those vocal chops at the end are something else. Be like Kanye and jam out to this one time.
Much of today’s musical release climate is permeated by a steady influx of gigantic marketing campaigns behind singles, the occasional EP, and everything in between. Sadly, the disappearance of countless independent labels over the past 15 or so years has left this writer’s favorite release format, the long player, as somewhat of a novelty and a major gamble for smaller artists not signed to a major. So when one of our favorite rising sons of synth; indie-pop architect, Lincoln Jesser, announced the impending release of a debut LP, Modern Color, we were all ears on deck. To see such quality and a clear conceptual path put forth into an album format in 2014 without the backing of at least some type of indie is refreshing to say the least. Bending a bevy of electronic pop buoyed with a slick indie sensibility has been the auditory bait for more than a few of us Ninjas, as Jesser has become a regular amongst the pages of TMN over the past year through singles like “We’ll Be Fine”, “Wicked Son”, “Untold” (both of which can be found on Modern Color), “After_Love” and he’s put together quite the diverse, but focused collection of tunes to create his debut album.
Kicking off with an atmospheric, saccharine slice of indie-pop on “We’ll Be Fine”, Modern Color quickly highlights its superlative attributes through its opening tune: hooky, modulated synth lines and Jesser’s penetrating incantations. While “We’ll Be Fine”, a pop song in pure form, paces the LP; much of Jesser’s musical perspective on this one comes in the form of slower burning fragments. Tracks like “Untold”, and “Supertouch” provide an insightful glimpse into Jesser’s more emotive musical outlook on which Modern Color’s most poignant moments take place. But without the LP’s poppy respites on cuts like “Tops” & “Certainty” -which both dip into club-house territory along a flowing four-four kick and minimal electro house vibrations- and “Wicked Son”; those moments don’t feel like they’d come across as impactful. Modern Color closes its doors on the heels of two previously unreleased tunes, “Rolling Stones” and “Time Apart”; and both are an incredible close to a very worthy debut entry into the album form from Lincoln Jesser.
Modern Color is out now digitally and can be purchased on the cheap through iTunes, and for such a well thought out LP inauguration, we think it’s completely worth the squeeze. Stream Lincoln Jesser’s Modern Color below in its entirety
Heaven Ain't High
“When I’m with you, heaven ain’t high…”
Just take those lyrics sink in for a minute…good right? You have this picture in your head immediately of that one person, we all have them, who makes heaven just seem that much closer. LittleShoesBigVoice have taken that notion and written a beautiful and sensual piece about the way one feels when that one special person is around. The London duo, consisting of Jack Durtnall and Emily Harvey, have quickly become one of my favorite groups to listen to. They both have strong and intimate voices that blend like honey and a beehive. Accompanied by different tones like drums, guitars, and electronic beats, these two spin a web of delicious music ecstasy. It really is true, after listening to these two, you realize just how close heaven really is to us all.
Felix Jaehn feat. Chris Meid
One Last Time Remix
Respected German producer Felix Jaehn just released this juicy Jaymes Young remix titled “One Last Time”. Also helped produce the track was London-based producer Chris Meid, who contributed to perfect this chill house goodness. Together they completely flipped the mood of the Jaymes Young song and turned it into this beachy and chill house tune, while keeping his vocals as the spotlight. The tropical synths and the sustained vocals really give it feel-good vibes. It is unlike any cliche house music you’ve listened to because of the slower paced beat and wave-like background noises.
This gem goes to showcase how talented these artists are for their ability to cross sub-genres while staying true to their music. Felix Jaehn is definitely one to watch, as he’s soon becoming one of the front runners of his genre and style of music.
TMN Resident Artist Mini-Mix
Ninjas, are you ready for an exclusive mini-mix from our Resident Artist Klingande? He has put together a combination of songs sure to please. Time to fall into fall with this mix.
Turn it up, fam.
MØ – Walk This Way (Alle Farben Remix)
Sigma ft. Paloma Faith – Changing (Klingande Remix)
Parov Stelar – The Sun Feat. Graham Candy (LCAW
Monkeyneck – Brown Skin
Mozambo & Pakem & Kungs Ft. Julia Church – Soulmate
MJB – Just Fine (GAMPER & DADONI X Mingo Starr
Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody (feat. Jasmine Thompson)