Work Me Out [ft. Rye Rye] (Moonbase Commander Remix)
Sydney based, genre-skirting producer Moonbase Commander seemingly bubbled up out of the ether with a clearly defined and polished sound on his collab with Cakes Da Killa for their 2015 single “Serve it Up”, which received quite the reputable slate of critical support when it first made the rounds. In the time since, the Australian artist’s been continuously honing that sound, with the recent release of the Southpaw EP on October Records, which only seemed to elevate the collective appetites of his listeners. So, when the Commander’s latest tune floated our way in the form of a remix for fellow TMN regulars PACES and their Rye Rye featuring single “Work Me Out”, we were like giddy cheerleaders before a pep rally.
On his latest record, Moonbase Commander trots out a hypnotically knocking kick-drum, fueled by alchemistic pads, before delving into a heap of two-step drum patterning which holds up Rye Rye’s flitty cypher as if it were resting on a bed of anthracite storm clouds. MBC’s bass-first soundscape toys with stadium-trap sized bass swells, gigantic drums and loopy synths; all pulled off with the confident swagger of an underground beatsmith and grace of an established veteran. Quite appetizing stuff really. Moonbase Commander’s remix comes as part of etcetc music‘s official remix package which is out this Friday (preorder on iTunes here). Just try not to get your lean on too hard and throw out your back to this one, and enjoy Moonbase Commander’s “Work Me Out” remix before anyone else above.
Super Best Records just put out a gem of a project with the collaborative Crossing Borders EP. Created by duo’s Willdabeast and SwAy, this three track project is a collection of future funk records that revolve around the concept of love. There are a ton of songs about relationships, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find an EP this cool about it, especially within the glitch bass realm.
Willdabeast and SwAy’s sound fit together like a hand in a glove, it just works. Throw some sweet vocals on the tracks from Brittany Littke and Sinclair Hucke, and you have yourself something extra spectacular. All three tracks are magnificent, bringing a slightly different mood to the table; even within the productions the songs ebb and flow through different emotions and sounds. Crossing Borders starts off strong with “Cuz I Need You Baby,” then moves to the cerebral “On My Mind,” and finishes off with perhaps the best record on the EP, “Peace Offering.” Lastly, Willdabeast and SwAy released this one for free, so get to downloading!
’SwAy x Willdabeast – Cuz I Need You Baby (ft. Brittany Littke)’
’SwAy x Willdabeast – On My Mind (ft. Sinclair Hucke)’
’SwAy x WilldaBeast – Peace Offering (feat. Brittany Littke)’
Whether you’re at SXSW, Miami, or just at home, we’ve got some music for you. For those of you who are not attending this month’s music festivities, we’ve gathered a dozen tracks to help you feel like you’re there. Sure, there will still be some fomo, but hey; there’s always next year. Despite many artists being out gallivanting about, a heap of dope records came out and we’ve narrowed them down to the free downloads you need for the weekend. We have a little future funk, some trap, and a variety of house tracks that are sure to help get your party started. Favorites from this week include Manic Focus, Major Lazer & Grandtheft’s collaboration, and a single from a brand new project called Sebrus. Check out the lot, and get to downloading the ones you enjoy. No matter where you are, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
’Wet Paint – Setting The Stage’
’GRiZ – It’s All Good (Manic Focus Remix)’
’Just A Gent – Heavy As A Heart Break (Jupe Remix)’
’Enschway & Luude – Timezone’
’Major Lazer & Grandtheft – Number One’
’Panda (Styles&Complete Remix)’
’Haterade & Contrvbvnd – Meditation’
’Sebrus – The Lo
Fi Philosophy (Original Mix)’
’MRVLZ – Smoke (Original Mix)*CLUTCH Records*’
’Perk Pietrek – One Kingdom’
’Miike Snow – Genghis Khan (Jerry Rekonius Bootleg)’
’Isotek – Drop That (Original Mix)’
SwAy x Willdabeast
On My Mind ft Sinclair Hucke
Super Best Records has something dope coming next week. SwAy and Willdabeast have teamed up for the Crossing Borders EP that is set for release on March 22nd. One of the tracks on the EP, “On My Mind” has come early, so fans can get a taste of what’s to come.
“On My Mind” is a soulful future funk original that features Sinclair Hucke. Willdabeast is known for fusing the live with the electronic, whether it’s in live format or with tracks, and that’s what we get here. Fans of GRiZ are going to be jiving with this one, as it shares a similar vibe to some of his records. “On My Mind” is just one glitch-ridden piece of a whole project; one that is coming in full soon. Stream “On My Mind” and check back next week for when Crossing Borders is out.
It’s no secret that we’ve grown very close with and fond of our friends at Red Bull Sound Select. Truly one of the few major corporations involved in music putting their influence to good use, the amazing curators, thinkers, and artists involved with RBSS have always had their ears to the streets towards burgeoning artists across a plethora of genres; inciting within us Ninjas a need to see each and every one of their eclectic showcases near our respective hometowns. In the past few years alone in this writer’s fair (and Superbowl defending champion) city of Denver, we’ve been privy to some of our favorite acts including The Internet, (the artists formerly known as) Viet Cong, Shigeto & Cloud Nothings; and with that, we’ve already come up on another tastefully crafted night of music provided by the RBSS crew. We’ve been excited as ever since first hearing rumblings about this one a while back, and finally on 3/31, Seattle based producer SANGO will make his way to the Mile High City to headline a night of top-to-bottom heat, which will also see performances from SPZRKT (Spazzy Rocket), and CRL CRRLL (Carl Carrell).
In anticipation of the next Denver stop for Red Bull Sound Select, we’ve put together a mini-playlist featuring selections from each artist on the night’s bill. As with every RBSS show, an early RSVP will get you in for the measly price of $3, so hop to it here and get there early to guarantee your spot. We’ll see you on the floor.
’SANGO – Life Without God Is Nothing’
’SPZRKT – Hesitate ft. MaSAXgo (prod. by Tyshane)’
’CRL CRRLL – Get It Together’
Thankfully, it’s the weekend. Moreover, some of us will have Monday off thanks to President’s Day, which means you can extend your Valentine’s Day another 24 hours if you have a partner. If you are single, just means another day of partying, or relaxation. Whatever you choose to do with your time, we’ve got you covered with some great records of all styles. Whether you need a love song, or just some straight up fist-pumping beats, this week’s installment has it. As usual, we start off with a little warm-up session from artists like Arman Cekin, Wildfellaz, and Boombox Cartel; then from there we move to some harder records from 5 & A Dime, NIGHTOWLS, Tommie Sunshine and more. Stream the tracks, or download them all for free. The choice is yours! Most importantly, don’t forget to #danceirresponsibly.
’Arman Cekin & Larcy – Taste’
’Rihanna & Drake – Work (Emma & Shaun Cover) (Wildfellaz & Arman Cekin Remix)’
’Kaptain – Testament (feat. Grant Genske & Willdabeast)’
’Boombox Cartel – Dancing With Fire (ft. Stalking Gia)’
’Statik Link – Black Lotus (Original Mix)’
’DJ Snake – Propaganda (5 & A Dime Remix)’
’Carmada – On Fire ft. Maribelle (/ˈlo͞osid/ Remix)’
’NIGHTOWLS X SAM F – SUS (Original Mix)’
’The Chainsmokers – New York City (Tommie Sunshine & APAX Remix)’
Kygo Feat. Parson James
Stole The Show (iSHi Remix)
As this writer pens this post from a wintery wasteland in Denver today, I couldn’t help but feel the bounce from Stockholm’s iSHi. Kygo’s original track “Stole The Show” has already made the viral rounds with its standard chart-topping Tropical-House gleam, but on his latest revision, iSHi rides an inverse wave and flips it into his own gritty blend of larger than life electro sounds and hip-hop infused cadence. Quickly entrenching himself in the minds of dance fans worldwide behind anthems like his Pusha T. featuring “Push It”, it’s clear to see why as iSHi manages to tastefully craft a tune that is completely his own brand of wobbly, boisterous dance music, while pitching out the vocals and keeping intact the perfect amount of original stem work so as not to alienate those Kygo diehards either. Step up your Tuesday for a moment with iSHi’s “Stole The Show” remix above.