The Celestics ft. Waldo
You remember The Celestics right? The Canadian duo–consisting of super producer Kaytranada & rapper Louie P–burst onto the scene back in May with the release of their mixtape Supreme Laziness. Returning today with the first follow-up to their acclaimed project, the brothers from Montreal team up with Michigan native Waldo for “173.” This new cut finds the emcees spitting gruff yet emphatic rhymes over an ominous, hard-hitting instrumental. With Halloween edging closer than you think, this one makes for a good track to stash away to frighten all the other emcees out there with that with these guys are capable of. Grab the free download above and make sure to stay tuned for more from the pair in the coming months.
LA-based rapper Sahtyre first surfaced last April with his debut mixtape, LSD (Prelude), which featured electronic production largely courtesy ninja-favorites Hippie Sabotage accompanied by gritty, yet thoughtful, rhymes. After being relatively quite for the last few months, the talented emcee dropped off an an enormous new song a couple days ago.
“Prince Thunder” employs a haunting sample of Prince‘s “Thunder” in tandem with a heavy, hypnotizing backdrop. Sahtyre showcases his quick flow, and insightful lyricism, leaving the listener ready for another project, which we hope is on the way. This will do just fine, though, to hold us over in the meantime.
Drive Feat. Arama
The talented TOKiMONSTA never disappoints. The LA producer gives us a sneak peek of her up and coming album “Desiderium” this time around. This gem is titled “Drive”, a collaboration with singer Arama.
TOKiMONSTA incorporates smart and exciting electronic elements into this fast paced hip-hop beat, creating something so enjoyable to listen to that you can’t help but head bob and sway to it. The jumpy and detached piano synths in the beginning set the tone of this magical tune. Arama’s vocals match so well with the flow of the song, which is super fun and upbeat. The two-track harmonizing vocals are definitely what make this tune so special. It’s so good but short that it just leaves you wanting more.
Needless to say, we are extremely excited to see what TOKiMONSTA has up her sleeves. Make sure to grab a copy of her new album which comes out on 9/23. Or preorder it here.
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
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Lil Jon - Sept 11
AM I WRONG (LIL JON & DJ KONTROL BOOTY MASH)
NICO & VINZ VS. OUTKAST
Crystal Method - Sept 5
Over It (Featuring Dia Frampton)
Stefano Noferini - Sept 6
Marko Nastic & Taster Peter
Revolver (Stefano Noferini Remix) [Deeperfect
Nelly Furtado x Timbaland
Promiscuous (Dr. Fresch Remix)
With every passing release, it seems L.A. dance maestro Dr. Fresch peels back yet another refined layer of production psyche. The utterly talented dance constructor’s latest remix of Nelly Furtado & Timbaland’s 2006 top-40 hit “Promiscuous” is perhaps the Dr.’s most straightforward and to the point deep club track yet. We’re falling all over those hollow synths which bounce brilliantly off of Nelly & Timba’s playful vocal track, but after your first listen it’s apparent the tune’s focal point comes in the form of one of the most commanding bass lines we’ve had the pleasure of twerking to this year. About his latest remix Dr. Fresch stated: “It’s been way too long since I heard ‘Promiscuous’ played out in the club – I had to give the track a facelift so I could start dropping it in my sets and bring the heat back. The project clicked for me instantly, because of how the vocals lent themselves to be remixed from both a deep approach and a future approach as well. I’m excited to hear this one played out!” One of our most admired So-Cal house slingers certainly brought the heat on this one, as was intended, so we strongly advise you snag the free download here whether you’re one of our DJ friends looking to add a clever punch to your sets or just need it on your computers in general. But, since you’re already here stream Dr. Fresch’s remix of “Promiscuous” above.
Higher (ft. Raury)
Atlanta’s Raury has been seemingly omnipresent in the last couple months culminating in his excellent debut project, Indigo Child, and subsequent signing with Columbia Records. The young artist has an extremely versatile repertoire of styles, which although classified by many as hip-hop, incorporates a strong folk influence as well as impressive vocal melodies. More important than his genre-classification, though, is the evident passion portrayed in his music that has already earned him a loyal fan base and, in some ways, sparked a movement of its own. Although Raury tends to lean more towards singing, he has an incredible flow as evidenced in his recent freestyle on Sway in the Morning.
The latest Raury sighting comes in the form of his feature on SBTRKT‘s upcoming project, a song we’ve been waiting for since the tracklist was released a few weeks ago. “Higher” is the fourth glimpse into SBTRKT’s much-anticipated album Wonder Where We Land and might be our favorite yet. Over a minimal, electronic soundscape, Raury employs a quick-hitting stream-of-consciousness flow reminiscent of his ATL predecessor Andre 3000 with two particularly personal, and powerful, verses. Enjoy this one above and head over to iTunes to grab a pre-order of SBTRKT’s upcoming project, which drops on October 7th.
Freeway (Flux Pavilion And Kill The Noise Remix)
You know what’s better than seeing a show at Red Rocks? Well, we can name a couple of things, but we’re going to keep this SFW. UK-based dubstep legend Flux Pavilion will be taking his pulsing bass and radiating synths to that gorgeous, natural amphitheater for a night of head-banging glory. Along with him, you’ll be able to catch acts like Juicy J, Paper Diamond, Ookay, and Fox Stevenson plus special guests.
As we always do, we’re hooking up tickets to the most sought-after events. However, this time around, we’re not only giving up two tickets to the show, but we’re also providing you with a chance to hang out with Flux before his show. Just imagine how many likes that selfie will get.
Entering the contest is a cake walk. Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Wednesday, September 10th at 1:00 PM Mountain Time. If you don’ respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.
There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the will call booth
- You must sing “I’m a Little Teapot” in a Ron Burgandy-esque voice while waiting in line.
- We were kidding on that last one. However, if you do accomplish that, you will forever live in TMN contest infamy.
Good luck, ninjas!