Feel What I Feel (French Express)
Pete Tong’s unanimous choice for ‘Future Star of 2013′, Jonas Rathsman has once again returned to one of this writer’s favorite taste-making electronic labels French Express, who have been in the limelight more and more for their onslaught of melodic vitality over the last few years (including Chris Malinchak’s insanely successful hit “So Good to Me”), to release his latest single “I Feel What I Feel”. This one fits perfectly within the confines of the deeply emotive house and disco coming from their camp, leaning on a wavering tempo and a soulful vocal refrain to carry the track into the club. Already the tune has been a staple in Rathsman’s live sets as of late, and we were ecstatic when we learned there would be a full-fledged release slated for October 29. As their entire catalog has been up for free download, we assume this one will be as well, so stay tuned for the full drop Ninjas and let’s start this Friday dance party a little early today!
First off, she has fantastic hair. But that doesn’t even compare to her stunning voice. Swedish/Barbadian artist Naomi Pilgrim released her debut single “No Gun”, a song that has a UK garage sound mixed in with a jazzy melody. The beat of the piece is catchy, a little electric, a little grim and then a dash of blues. Pilgrim is going to be releasing her debut EP sometime this fall and we can’t wait to hear what other unique sounds she has in store.
Usually, it is our job to do the write up on artist’s music. But sometimes we get an email that describes what they are doing better than how we would describe it.
Let me introduce you to Hollywood Cowboy, they are two halves of two wonderful Denver groups and they are making music for everyone by everyone. What they have stated is quite simply this:
“We’re not trying to expose too much about our individual identities. Names, sure. Affiliated projects, sure. What we want to stress is Hollywood Cowboy isn’t defined by “front men”. This project is heavily decentralized, Jordan & I just keep it loosely together. Even though the 90% of the work is done by us, we feel like the incessant obsession over telling others we made it, that it’s ours and ours only, ruins the communal aspect heavily associated with music. Furthermore, it’s a slippery slope when music is treated with that particular attitude. After a short while, it becomes less about the music, less about the creative process, and less about the community. It reverses. It becomes more about utilizing music as a means to an end. Under this attitude, music is used as a vehicle for money & fame: Music is replaced by business, creativity is replaced by formulas, community is replaced by rampant narcissism.”
Their recently released songs were a result of one production session a year back with collective and they will continue to release music sporadically that will reflect whatever collective helped make it.
They want all of you to help contribute to this music endeavor so feel free to email them at email@example.com
A collaboration with everyone, now there’s a concept.
What’s better than catching an epic lineup on a college campus? Catching an epic lineup on a college campus for free. Thanks to the good folks at Fool’s Gold, this weekend you can see A-Trak, Danny Brown, Carnage, Casey Veggies, Nick Catchdubs and many more up at the Colorado University campus. This party is free, and will be hosted at the Balch Fieldhouse on campus from 2pm – 8pm.
RSVP by clicking here.
Peep a few tracks from the lineup below, watch the NYC Fool’s Gold Day Off recap, then throw on your dancing shoes. It’s about to go down on Sunday
Landline 2.0 feat. GTA
Side B (Dope Song)
Dimitri Vegas & Moguai & Like Mike
Mammoth (Heroes & Villains Vs. Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
Baby Dont Cry
Bizness feat IAMSU! & Jay Ant
As Elephants Are
Crystal (Pixel Fix Remix)
As we slowly pull ourselves out of bed today, dreading the looming work week that lies ahead, we have something to gently soften the blow. Oxford based electronica quartet Pixel Fix, wants to melt away the stress of the work week with this gorgeously rethought version of “Crystal.”
The original tune, crafted by UK indie rockers As Elephants Are, lends itself to associations like We Were Promised Jetpacks and Two Door Cinema Club with it’s wavering guitar notes and anthemic pop structure. It’s one of those tracks that’s chalk full of foot-tapping goodness, which is why it’s easy to see why Pixel Fix would want to take this on.
The ambient nature of this remix is a far departure from the original, yet the calming vocals are perfect for this type of musical backdrop. With atmospheric effects, slow rolling hi-hat hits and white noise, this dreamy interpretation is quite calming. The passion is still there, we’re just hearing it in a different form, and a delicious one at that.
What’s up, ninjas? Here we are again staring two days of unadulterated freedom in the face. We’ve all been through the ringer this week, and it’s time to uncork, unscrew or twist off a frosty bottle of fun. It’s the weekend, and we’re here to provide you with a tasty selection of dance inducing tracks that we’ve picked up through the course of the week. So, press play and get the party started.
Breaking Bad (feat. Aretha Franklin And Walt White)
My Love (Vygr1 Remix)
Zeds Dead X Major Lazer
Turn Around Ft. Elephant Man
Deorro, Ft. Adrian Delgado
Let Me Love You (BWen Bootleg Remix)
If I Lose Myself (DSKOTEK Bootleg)
Get Ready For This (Steve Aoki 2013 Remix)
Over The Rainbow (Original Mix)
Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E
Need U (100%) (Dave Edwards Remix)
Djemba Djemba I Just Go (Tk Kayembe RMX)
Magic Stick (ft. 50 Cent & Lil Kim)[Free Download]
I’m not going to lie, this writer has long time been a fan of all things Curtis Jackson, so when Autograf’s complete rework of 50 Cent & Lil Kim’s timeless and tawdry classic “Magic Stick” came across our desks, it most certainly called for a little attention. This freshly faced producer in the electronic arena manages to deconstruct a completely pop-centric radio-rap hit and run it all the way down to a cool, melodic stride using the original hook as its driver while adding all kinds of new layers. Be sure to look out for Autograf as this is the debut track, and a pretty darn good one at that. You can grab a free download too, so don’t be bashful Ninjas.