Deep Dark Blue is aptly named. “Atoms” proves this without a shred of doubt. Washed over with waves of reverb, lightly harmonized vocals, and a slight Pink Floyd influence, this is the sort of song that immediately sticks with you after the first listen. It’s downright beautiful. It’s enchanting without being overzealous. You can get lost within every single crash of the drums and find yourself swept up in the current of the celestial bliss created from the very start of the song. It’s not very often we’re struck silent by a tune, but something about “Atoms’ truly is breathtaking. Give yourself some time, grab your good headphones, and mull over life with this gorgeous tune. You’ll like what you hear.
HONNE & Izzy Bizu
Someone That Loves You (Nicolas Haelg Remix)
“Someone That Love You” is an absolute smash of a single. Seeing HONNE and Izzy Bizu working together is already an exciting enough fact on its own, but now the remixes have arrived and Nicolas Haelg has delivered his signature indie-dance style to this sunny tune. It goes without saying that the festival potential of this song is off the charts, and the overall tone epitomizes a sunny summer day out by the pool or on the lake. If you’re looking for a chance to just feel GOOD, throw this on and you’re sure to get a smile on your face. Bust out the umbrella drinks, because Nicolas Haelg is here to usher in the warm weather right.
We highly recommend catching both of these artists the next time they’re in your neck of the woods. Click here to check out HONNE’s tour schedule. Click here to check out Nicolas Haelg’s tour schedule.
Seconds (Nick AM Remix)
You may remember Nick AM from his previous original single we covered, Veronica, but if not, he’s got another solid remix out for us to enjoy. Shifting away from his usual deep house and techno techniques, Nick AM flips Ghost Loft into a spacey and chopped up club-influenced affair that thrives on using the spaces between the notes as much (if not more) than the notes themselves. There’s more going on here than a simple remix, and that’s certainly evident from the description of the tune on SoundCloud, which reads:
I heard Ghost Loft’s original out one night, and the lyrics and noir vibe painted a picture of a certain time in my life. I feel like music is the most powerful when it relates to us and “Seconds” reminded me that you can always find your way out of a dark place.
We felt that sentiment instantly. Grab yourself a free download and soak this one up when your feeling a little pensive.
POLO is no stranger here at The Music Ninja. He continues to shape-shift and delve into all types of genre hybrids, and “greta” is a prime example of his dive into a more experimental approach. Constructed as an ode to his significant other, this song juggles emotional weight, jittery and sporadic synth stabs, and a powerful sense of passion that rattles your speakers while somehow also tugging at your heartstrings. It’s jarring in the best way. “greta” is just a taste of what’s to come as POLO has schedule weekly releases to be part of an upcoming album that’s sure to confuse and intrigue simultaneously. He’s created quite a style for himself, and we’re always ready for more.
Saturday Selection is getting a little bit of a makeover. Instead of five songs you may have missed or need to hear from the previous week, we’re looking to explore some of the best highlights of a single artist or group. Our first focus will cover Barcelona native Alizz and his unpredictable yet undeniable combination of R&B, club, and pop music that he’s crafted into his own signature style.
Knowing when to shift in a new direction musically is an inherent skill than isn’t easy to pick up on most of the time, but Alizz has managed to score releases on Jeffree’s, Arkestra, and Moving Castle without slowing down or compromising his sound. His recent work with Santell is a testament to his ability to nail down and push the possibilities of R&B, while his foray into more of a pop sound is prime material that certainly defines itself as a standout release in the Moving Castle discography. Even with his massive tune “In Chains”, Alizzz stays dynamic and takes care to constantly transform and improve from song to song. When it comes to reformulating genres and creating something fresh, Alizzz comes to mind every time.
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Alizzz – Better Than You feat. Promnite, Santell, Iyeball
Alizzz – Your Love (feat. Max Marshall)
Alizzz – Body Slam feat. Santell
Lido – I Love You (Alizzz Remix)
Anybody been here since the first Friday Party Playlist? If you have, that’s a ton of free downloads that you’ve gathered with us. This week, we hope all of you who are going to EDC will enjoy yourselves and stay safe and hydrated this weekend. If you’re not going to EDC, still do the same. As we have done for 200 Fridays now, we’ve gathered some of our favorite free party tracks from the week and put them all in one place for you. We start off with a few pregame tracks before we get to the hard hitters, which come to us this week from Apashe, treovr, Matroda and more. All twelve tracks will serve you nicely over the weekend, whether you are partying it up in your own town, or traveling to Vegas for the big event. Stream, download, but whatever you do, #danceirresponsibly.
’GoldLink – Late Night ft. Masego (Falcons Remix)’
’Venessa Michaels – Really Like (feat. Effy)’
’StéLouse & Devault – All I Need’
’Apashe x RIOT – Fire Inside’
’Botnek & I See Monstas – Deeper Love (treovr Remix)’
’ZHU – In The Morning (Matroda Remix)’
’Herobust – Bottle Swervice (MNYKR & Snøwmass Remix)’
’Ditta & Dumont, Nathaniel Knows – Rip Shit’
’Bassnectar x G Jones – Mind Tricks (ft. Lafa Taylor) (Notixx Remix)’
’Fabian Mazur & Senojnayr – Wasted’
’Snails & Botnek – Happy Hour (TYNVN X G
With the first official day right around the corner, we felt like it was the perfect time to rope in one of our favorite, warm-weather artists into our Artist Residency program. After all, it is summertime all the time when it comes to Viceroy.
With a list of chart-topping, play-count-racking jams longer than those brutal winter months we just went through, this floral shirt-adorned San Franciscan has continually impressed us throughout the years, starting all the way back in 2012. Given the fact that we’ve had this four-year adoration for the Sultan of Summer, we’re thrilled to have him onboard.
As you wait patiently for those exclusive pieces to drop, week-by-week, please grab a tropical cocktail, your favorite stunners and flip flops, and press play below. This little collection should be more than enough to help get you in the mood for the best season.
’Next Escape ft. Patrick Baker’
’Shaggy – Wasn’t Me (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’The Beach Boys – Kokomo (Viceroy Edit)’
’Jagged Edge – Where The Party At?(Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’R Kelly – Ignition Remix (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’RAC – Cheap Sunglasses ft. Matthew Koma (Viceroy Remix)’
’Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (Viceroy Remix)’
’Maroon 5 – Love Somebody (Viceroy Remix)’
’Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights’
’Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)’
’Hunter Hunted – Keep Together (Viceroy Remix)’