We love Hot Chip, so the news of the quirky quintet’s latest album ‘In Our Heads’ was literally music to our ears. The boys have made the record available to stream here, and if you’re really keen, you can pre-order it from iTunes here. ‘In Our Heads’ is Hot Chip at their best, with the funky ‘Night And Day’ being one of our favourites. ‘How Do You Do’ and ‘The Ends Of The Earth’ are instant classics, with incessant earworming rhythms to set your feet moving. But it’s the record’s final track, ‘Always Be Your Love’, with its gentle slow-disco vibe, that really makes this record something special. ‘In Our Heads’ is out on June 12.
Edward Sharpe Magnetic Zeros remixes like this one don’t come around too often. Taking on the acoustic cacophony from the original, Little Daylight delivers a cheerful and subtle rendition of ‘Man on Fire’, from ES&MZ’s sophomore album, HERE.
Summer this, summer that. It seems that is all we have been labeling all the cheerful melodies we have come across lately. And now we wish we hadn’t because if there is one song that scream playing in the beach and enjoying a nice cold beer during a hot summer day, it would have to be Viceroy’s latest remix. San Francisco producer Austen Afridi also known as Viceroy, with the help of Californian friend TheFatRat (no stranger to The Music Ninja) transformed the already enlightning original ‘Miracle” by tropical Grit Pop group Ghost Beach, into the most refreshing auditory beverage this summer. Listen and download below.
No, we do not mean to depress you, just relax your mind as we are half way through the week. Do not worry, Friday will be here soon. Nick Zanca, Chicago-based producer going by moniker Mister Lies, does not seem to have put out too many track, but he proudly exemplifies quality over quanity with each of his soft sounding track being complete gems. On February of 2012, Mister Lies released a wonderful 4 track EP titled Hidden Neighbors featuring his signature style of slow down-tempo sounds coming together in the most organic of ways. Here is Cleam, the last and most powerful track from the EP.
In full machine gun effect, Butch Clancy’s latest concoction fires of rounds after rounds of reverb-heavy synths with penetrating wobbles, more determined than ever. We are used to seeing a lot of dark and weighted remixes from the Detroit producer but it is refreshing to see him release much more experimental originals.
We hold Mad Decent, Diplo’s own label, to be one of the most innovative and influential labels in today’s time. Since its conception they have single handedly contributed in the popularization of Brazilian baile funk, Angolan kuduro, Moombahton and of course Trap.
Today Flosstradamus, the stage name of Chicago-based DJs J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci), surprised us with what we thought would be an unassuming remix of Lana Del Rey. We could not have been more misguided. Leave it to the 30 second mark for Flosstradamus to flip things around into an addictive and refreshing trap beat that although independent, it organically combines with Mrs Del Ray soothing vocals to produce one coherent track. Free download