Stop Trippin' (with iDA HAWK)
IT’S FRIDAY. Kick off the weekend with a ‘saxual’ new tune from one of the best future funk masters out there, GRiZ! Stop Trippin’ is the first taste we’re getting from a new album (Say It Loud) due out in March, and it is a delectable slice indeed. A little bit of trap, old school vocals, and that slick sax culminate into an upbeat number that jumps out of your speakers like its house is on fire. Funk is alive and well thanks to GRiZ and his upcoming project is guaranteed to knock socks off worldwide once it comes out. The Say It Loud tour is going global in February and tickets are available now. He always puts on an amazing show, so you definitely won’t want to miss him in your city!
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
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Destructo - January 29
Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
Kill Paris - January 30
Hold On (Kill Paris Remix)
Premiere: Flight Facilities Two Bodies (Robag Wruhmes Endara Wassby Remix)
Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)
Glitch music has such a wide scope of possibilities. Set In Sand schools us in this train of thought with his newest remix of an older Koloto tune, Fox Tales. The original thrives on its own glitch elements as well, but Set In Sand has emphasized the unpredictable shift of this facet of music, ascending to a level almost on par with the Glitch Mob and their respective side projects. While Glitch Mob has had massive success with a higher energy, Set In Sand showcases his strength with a calmer approach.
This remix is chilling, inspiring, erratic yet pleasing, and an enjoyable overall listen. It twists and turns constantly, but manages to create an air of comfort with each shift of its rhythm as well. While it was released during the later part of last year, Bad Panda Records just recently added this remix to their SoundCloud. It was a pleasant reminder, and certainly merits a revisit.
French based Moose Records recently released an EP that will be already be contending for one of the best of the year. Katuchat just made a statement with Lonely Cloud. Interweaving elements of Japanese influence, futuristic synths, and an air of unparalleled serenity, Katuchat cemented a spot as a prominent budding producer who should have your undivided attention.
From the plucks of Pink Lemonade to the final chimes of Pastel, this project carries a large potential of success to push electronic music in the right direction, not unlike Cashmere Cat‘s Wedding Bells EP. Calling on features from Andrea and his younger brother, Rusty Hook, Katuchat formulated a cold, but compelling world within these four tracks. He dives unwavering into an atmosphere intended for introspection and calm, and we definitely thank him for it.
Pink Lemonade (Fresing Remix)
Bar In Every Room
It’s clear that South African producer Martin Folb maintains an astute and forward thinking grasp on electronic production that other artists could only dream of. From his inspiring work with PANTyRAID and multi-faceted MartyParty solo project, Folb has put forth quite the diverse library of music over the years. Yet Primal Intent, his newest collaboration with Miami bred Paul Gorman, sees a paradigm shift into the world of more club driven beats, and away from the more expansive, glitch wielding tunes which have been attached to the MartyParty & PANTyRAID brands. The duo’s first single, “Bar In Every Room” delves within a multitude of styles from minimal techno, soul, and all permutations of the prefix before “-step”. We’re bounced back and forth between layered two-step melody,pounding four-four bass and hip-hop infused claps; giving off an ambience somewhere between Berghain’s darkest techno parties and a straightforward trap banger. Primal Intent’s debut self-titled LP is set to be released tomorrow, November 18th, on iTunes so before then, get your fix with “Bar In Every Room” above.
Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft. J-Bird)
We’ve been staying on top of Canadian PBR&B triumvirate DiRTY RADiO’s vocal remix series since its inception, which thus far has seen them rework sultry tunes from Darius and Pomo to name a few, and today they’re back with the latest entry “Infinity”. “Infinity” takes Esta’s sexy piano laden J-Bird featured burner “Moet” and boosts the tune with a signature blend of provocative vocal stylings and velvety choices in instrumental backing. We’ve been feeling all sorts of sexy going through DiRTY RADiO’s remixes, and we think that’s a feeling you NInjas should experience as well. Once again, DiRTY RADiO’s giving this one away for free in exchange for a Facebook “Like”, so hop on over and add this to your iTunes collection.
Shifted Thoughts (feat La Mar)
The artistic musical project of genre bending German electronic producer Matthias Dierkes, Mazde, is back with a rock solid original recording, “Shifted Thoughts”. After first being featured here on TMN with a sterling remix of S O H N’s “The Wheel”, the enlightened 20 year old has come through with a promising and dynamic EP, fittingly titled Shifted Thoughts, which is the first release out on Australian tastemaker dance giants Stoney Roads’ new imprint. The title track from Mazde’s aforementioned extended play, “Shifted Thoughts” is a thinking listener’s take on an accessible glitched out two-step infused electronic record. Mazde’s newest single rides a hauntingly gorgeous vocal track from La Mar and like much of the incredible electronic music being pushed by our Aussie amigos, it’s an astutely wound soundscape dripping in texture. We’re certainly excited to see what else is coming down the pipe from Mazde as his work grows more mature and finely tuned with every passing release. Stream “Shifted Thoughts” above and check out the B-Side “Forest Of Gold” here.