Say You Need Me (The Colourist Remix)
As we prepare for the day ahead of us, we can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy inside because a) we’re one day closer to the weekend, and b) we have this fun new re-work from The Colourist that makes us want to run around in fields of flowers. As they prepare for the release of their upcoming remix EP, Inversions, we are pleased to share with you ninjas their debut LP track remix, “Say You Need Me”. Filled with glorious guitar melodies, harmonious synth-work, head-boppin’ percussive elements, and a disco-friendly indie vibe, “Say You Need Me” is guaranteed going to make you want to groove like never before.
Every single one of The Colourist’s songs have an addictive quality to them to which we can’t seem to escape the intoxicating nature that they possess. “Say You Need Me” is just as catchy as their other hits and will undeniably be your next guilty pleasure; don’t worry, we’re here to remedy your cravings. Inversions is set to release on October 28th on Republic Records and features remixes from St. Lucia, The Chainsmokers, Magic Man, Yeasayer, and The Jane Doze. If that doesn’t sound like an epic roster, then we might need to have a reality check. Check out the full track list below and let this tune take you to swoonville.
The Colourist - Inversions
1 – Little Games (St. Lucia remix)
2 – Fix This (The Chainsmokers remix)
3 – Yes Yes (Magic Man remix)
4 – Little Games (Yeasayer Remix)
5 - We Won’t Go Home (Jane Doze Remix)
6 – The Colourist “Say You Need Me” (The Colourist Remix)
Paris & Simo
Zombie (3LAU TomorrowWorld Edit)
I can remember it like it was yesterday. On my desk (which I assume was meant for homework space) was my mixer and two tables, all hooked in to four massive floor speakers. While you might think this set up was necessary for a proper house party, it was actually what my dorm room looked like way back in 2002. While I’m sure everyone on the 3rd floor of the McCowen dorms loved my super smooth mixes, my professors sure didn’t appreciate my lack of studious efforts. Regardless, Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400″ had a heavy spot in my regular rotation, which is why I was admittedly excited to see a fresh new take on it.
Recently Montreal DJ/Producer duo Paris & Simo created an edit of their own, taking it out of that decade and into this one with some new-school appeal. 3LAU having a knack for creating stellar bootlegs and edits of his own, took their version and put together what you’re seeing here today. While originally reserved for both artist’s live sets, 3LAU is releasing this into the wild in celebration of his TomorrowWorld debut, and with the intent of building up some hype for Dance Floor Filth 4.
Paris & Simo sent me a 1 drop draft version of this edit almost 8 months ago; after playing it in nearly every set, I told the boys I was going to do my own edit / mix. It’s been an essential part of my sets and a well kept secret between the 3 of us, exclusive to our live shows. It was finally time to unleash it after all of the amazing feedback we received!
Aside from being an energetic take that pays homage to the original, this edit also serves as the perfect tune to throw into those upcoming Halloween playlists. Make sure to head over to 3LAU’s webpage on October 13th to snag your copy.
You need to close your eyes for this song, trust me.
Her second single to date, HANAH keeps us feeling like we are on a moving escalator of never ending musical dreams. Her recent release ‘Hideaway’ co-produced with Luca Buccellati, is an honest and gut-wrenching tale one experiences with inner conflict. HANAH’s stunning voice is a mix of soul and quiet pop, yes quiet pop. A voice smooth like honey, HANAH paints an exotic picture of the inner minds of each and every one of us, inviting us to walk with her on this dreamy music world she is painting with each lyric. One thing is for sure, this young artist is going to make a name for herself more than she already has so keep listening, many more journeys of the music kind to come from HANAH.
Find Your Love (Tim Gunter Remix) [REPUBLIC]
As we approach the weekend with great ease, what better way to kick off your Thursday than with a little Drake? As we sit here about ready to grab our jars to collect our Drake tears, we just so happened to listen through the entirety of Tim Gunter’s version and realized that we didn’t have the urge to call our ex and tell them how much we miss them. Instead, we found ourselves groovin’ to this Tropical Hip Hop rendition of Drake’s, “Find Your Love”. We’re not sure if ‘Tropical Hip Hop’ is an actual genre, but considering it sounds pretty freakin’ neat, we’re going to have to add our stamp of approval. Tim Gunter is a genius for meshing together ‘Tropical with 808′s’ because this remix is one for the books. So get ready to vibe to a banger from Tim Gunter and press play because you won’t be able to escape the repeat button.
Say My Name (Slow Magic Remix)
Denverrrrrr! Listen up, have we got a show for you.
Tomorrow night Slow Magic is coming to the Bluebird Theater to share his intoxicating electronic music and The Music Ninja wants to help you go experience this incredible artist. If you don’t know Slow Magic, well, have a listen to the songs below and know if you like an electronic producer who likes to mix in his dad playing guitar into his remixes, then you will adore this artist.
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Last Wednesday in beautiful Boulder, CO, a couple of us Ninjas were treated to one of the more eclectic concert pairings to ever come through such a musically rich and diverse city; and both acts proved to deliver on their global hype. The author of one of our favorite albums of 2013: Acid Rap, Chance The Rapper and Norwegian tropical house sensation Kygo were the main course for what was a beautiful night of distinct and divergent sounds right in the heart of Colorado University- in their football stadium’s adjoining training center, the Balch Fieldhouse of all places. At roughly 4,000 strong and mostly of the college-aged persuasion, there was a sporting match vibe to the night as the trained crowd which was armed with more than enough glowing paraphernalia to light a small village for a few days, would unexpectedly erupt into stadium style soccer chants in support of the night’s fearless artists. It was an exciting one to say the least.
First up for the evening was an artist with whom our TMN faithful should be more than familiar with at this point: Kygo. The 22 year-old sensation has earned an incredible following in a relatively short span behind his unique, melodic and charming take on laid back tropical leaning house structures; such as his intoxicating remixes of The Weeknd, M83 and more, as well as recently inking a major label deal with Sony Entertainment. Kygo’s two-hour set was built upon those feelgood inklings from which he draws such a large fan base as he cycled through a groove heavy sampling of mostly original tunes and remixes. From deeper cuts like Kidnap Kid’s “Animaux” to lighter, but just as effective top-40 fare including Thomas Jack’s epic Of Monsters and Men remix, an edit of Milky Chance’s “Stolen Dance” and Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” (which unfortunately far too many young attendees left us as only a handful of concert-goers to know the words… c’mon!) the light on his performance was certainly a luminous one. Not to mention, it was quite revitalizing witnessing a crowd that large dancing to a more tranquil end of the EDM spectrum rather than just fist-pumping to the standard college diet of big-room electro and house. Once the dust cleared on a lovely performance from Kygo, we quickly realized that most of the night’s music consumers had, in their eyes, placed Chance The Rapper as the night’s most worthy spectacle.
Read the rest of our review and check out more pictures of the event after the jump!