I love when our Resident Artist for the month sends me an email saying: Hey, I’ve got a new song I want you guys to preview. That is one thing we will never say no to and, he is giving is as a free download to all of his fans. PatrickReza is our highly skilled artist this month and my ears got to hear his song first and I have got to say, highly impressive. The song, “Vitals”, reminds me of just that. I picture a person lying on the floor and another person hovering over them, checking to see if their vital signs are working properly. Are they breathing? Is their heart beating? The song begins with a slow piano melody, intriguing us listeners to check our own vitals. Then at :55, Reza puts in his first drop. No it is not the typical huge drop but this is something I admire with Reza, he picks the right beats, electronic sounds and drops with each of his pieces. He knows what is enough and what would overwhelm the song and we love that he is dipping into making PR original works. The song continues with some electronic bliss and carries until the end where the piano fades away leaving us listeners with just our breathing and our hearts beating.
UPDATE #2: Spinnin’ Records has done all of this for a reason, even if this track is Martin Garixx, we’re going to title the track ID – Animals (Original Mix) until the full release.
UPDATE: Originally we thought it was Hardwell & GTA but that was proven incorrect. Now Martin Garixx has said via Twitter that is it his track. Sorry for the confusion.
Spinnin Records posted a teaser of this massive track. Now we have the Original Mix of this massive anthem titled, “Animals”. It features some booming synths and massive big room drops, for arguably one of the biggest tracks of the year. It’s safe to say this track will be supported by the biggest names in the game. Cheers.
Let’s start off first by apologizing. Last week we had some technical difficulties, and unfortunately couldn’t provide you with a banging party playlist to carry you through your weekend’s festivities. We’re sorry. As you’ve seen in the past, we like to beef up a party playlist the week after we missed one. With that in mind, we have for you a larger than usual selection of rage inducing tracks. So lace up your drinking shoes (which should also be your dancing shoes), grab a pint of Fireball and get after it! And, no. Fireball is not an official sponsor of CFPP. We just happen to enjoy it.
A lot of artists work on music while they’re on tour. The long flights, the long bus rides, and the lonliness of a hotel room often prove to be the perfect place to work on a melody, or maybe even perfect a sample. Few artists can turn out a two track EP with collaborators though, and even fewer could do it in just four days.
Leave it to the brilliant Savant to show us that it is most definitely possible. When Savant was touring through Toronto, Canadian producers AdamK and JELO graciously put him up for four days. What happened in those four days is pretty obvious – 4 Days EP.
The first track below is the collabo with Adam K. This glitchy complextro track features choppy vocal samples and 8-bit delights that blend perfectly with the big buzzing electro beats. The second track comes by way of Savant and JELO. This electro house gem is a melody and drum driven track that features a really wicked break beat breakdown that took us completely by surprise.
Enjoy the exclusive premiere of both of these tracks through the weekend. They’ll be available to purchase on Monday via SectionZ Records.
Ahhhhh spring, loving on all that sunshine and warm weather. Or, for those of us who live in Colorado, cursing at the snow that decided to come at the beginning of our week. Regardless, snow or no snow, May has come and with it a new Resident Artist for the lovely spring month. Before I introduce him though, I want to tell a “first time I heard about this artist” story. My boss at TMN told me how he wanted to put this certain young artist on the Resident line-up this year and proceeded to tell me how he went out to California earlier last year and had written on his Facebook page that he was going to go to Disneyland by himself the next day. This artist hit up my boss, having never met him except through working together for website material, and said he would love to go with him. The next day, these two went to the happiest place on earth together. I laughed at my boss’s story, it is not every day you have an artist take time out of their busy schedule to hang at Disneyland for the afternoon.
He is not even twenty-one yet, but PatrickReza has exploded onto the electric music scene over the past two years. This Los Angeles native is renowned for his heart palpitating remixes of artists such as Kimbra, the Veronicas and Moby. All of his remixes have dominated the Hype Machine Popular Chart’s Top 5 spots and his undeniable talent for changing up others works is getting him largely noticed by some big names in the music world.
Reza recently released his first ever collaboration with one of the biggest bass killers in the industry, Bassnectar. Reza has shared the stage with 12th Planet, Crizzly, Lil Jon and a slew of other artists.
We are so excited to host Reza this month on the site and are ecstatic to show his followers and TMN fans just how much BANG this young artist carries in his music.
Santa Cruz, CA based producer N8 ST9 (pronounced Nate Stein) dropped this lovely little number on us a few days ago, and now “Morning Hero” shall receive its due credit by gracing the pages of our very informative Ninja publication. The pop-tronica track begins with an arpeggiated synth setting the stage before a four-to-the-floor bass line waltzes its way in to keep your attention and ass movin’. Nate’s insightful lyrics matched with such solid production is really what sets this one apart from any thing he has done in the past. His sound in the production booth continues to evolve, touching everywhere from electronica to indie-pop to a few electro remixes, but we hope he can continue to push these more atmospheric, laid back vibes in the future, seeing as he comes off as sort of an “Electronic Paul Simon” if you will. Check it out using the player above.
Techno producer, and “Queen of the Underground” Nicole Moudaber is getting set to release her debut LP Believe in a few days on Drumcode. Us lucky ninjas were sent the advance stream, and we couldn’t think of a better way to get the ball rolling this Thursday. Totaling nine tracks, Believe is fit for a number of moods and settings. Featured is her patented techno sound, but a plethora of other styles as well, from tech-house to the deeper end and more in between. With such an ambitious release, Miss Moudaber has arranged a complete piece of work that puts all of her considerable studio skill at the forefront of the underground movement.
The album’s opener, a percussive, synth-heavy record “Lumière Tamisée” brings us down to earth before blasting back off on an iridescent listening journey with an expressive cascade of rhythm in “Movin’ On”. No doubt, some tracks were aimed squarely at the dance-floor like the pounding cut “Come and Lay” which includes an asymmetric vocal sample from the woman herself sprinkled all over an industrial techno groove, to the magnetic and bass heavy “Do Your Thing”. Techno afficionados and casual fans alike will be able to find some piece of Believe that will feel like their own. Nicole further displays her production chops on a few more intimate cuts to round out the long-player; the entrancing vibes of “Fly With You” and the uplifting “Liberium Spirita”.
Believe is a consummate body of work with which Nicole’s considerable abilities in the studio are clear for all to hear. A wide-range of sounds that is sure to appeal to the overly idiosyncratic tastes of the various reaches of the electronic music community. Furthermore, it lives up to the high-standards of previous Drumcode albums and is an engrossing and impressive debut; not to mention one which offers a smooth segue into the next chapter of an already exciting career. Stream Believe in its entirety below.