[Indie-Dance/House] Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)

TGP chess game
Dr. Dre
Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)

The Golden Pony have brought their afro driven deep-disco flair to The Chronic: 2001‘s “Forgot About Dre” and it’s been stuck on a permanent loop in this writer’s TMN cubicle. Paying homage to their classic influence has been the modus operandi for The Golden Pony’s remix choices lately as we’ve seen them take on Simon & Garfunkel, Tears For Fears and Daft Punk to reference a few, but our first exposure to them tackling the world of hip-hop has in our eyes been our most revered entry into the TGP production catalog. Taking its shape behind a pitched down vocal hook from the original chorus and an almost progressive-house meets indie-dance bass line and pad selection, their remix wonderfully accentuates Dre’s timeless verses. We’ve seen some admirable stabs at remixing Dr. Dre for the dance hall but no one has yet harnessed that gangster shine within a straight four-four house track in such a groovy manner until now. If your head is bobbing as unconsciously as ours and The Golden Pony’s remix of “Forgot About Dre” just has to be in your music player’s library then you’re in luck. This one is being given away as a free download, so grab it in exchange for a Facebook “like” here.

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[Denver Giveaway] Life In Color – Denver Mart, 2/22

lifeincolor

The World’s largest paint party, Life In Color, touches its wings down in Denver this Friday, and we couldn’t wait to get you Ninjas in on the festivities. After a sold-out raucous shindig in Boulder last year, LIC is bringing a heavy dose of bass music to Denver with Carnage, Mt. Eden, Pegboard Nerds and Basscrooks providing all of their unique takes on dance, for what will no doubt be an insanely unforgettable evening. With the party right around the corner, it’s time to put some tickets into your hands.  See you Ninjas on the floor! Entering the contest is beyond easy and instructions are below. To get into the spirit, check out “Mara” by Carnage, “Chasing” by Mt. Eden and Basscrooks’ “Gangsta” off of their forthcoming Real Talk EP which drops tomorrow below the giveaway widget.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 16 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
- You must shout “I Love The Music Ninja” upon entry.

Good luck, ninjas!



Carnage
Mara (Original Mix)
Mt. Eden
Chasing feat. Phoebe Ryan
Gangsta
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[NEW] Beyoncé – Drunk In Love (Watch The Duck EDM Trap Remix) (Feat. Jay Z & T.I.)

T.I.
Beyonce
Drunk In Love Ft. JAY Z & T.I. (Watch The Duck EDM - TRAP Remix)

“Drunk In Love” is quickly becoming that single that everybody wants a piece of. This weekend alone, we’ve already heard remixes from Kanye West, Diplo, Detail and The Weeknd. Now Atlanta trapstep trio Watch The Duck are looking to get a piece of the action with their tricked out “EDM Trap” remix. Recruiting T.I. to open the track with a savvy verse, this latest reinvention is sure to quickly get the energy flowing. Between this and Diplo’s effort from the other night, it’s a tough call to say who has the better party starter on their hands. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t include both versions on your playlists as you prepare for festival season.

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The Outkast Cover Artist Named ZHU, Releases Another Gem Titled “Superfriends.”

Superfriends
ZHU
Superfriends.

The unknown artist responsible for that glorious “Moves Like Ms Jackson.” Outkast cover is back with an upload to a random Soundcloud. There’s no download for this track which leads us to believe it’s an Original from our unknown prodigy. Starting off with some infectious synth work, and a melody that carries perfectly throughout the entire tune. Accompanied by some very on point, slowed raps vocals, and some funky drum work that definitely goes one deeper. There’s also some impressive vocals from our unknown prodigy singing about being “Superfriends”. The mix between Hip-Hop and Disclosure-esque House is just a taste of the future, and we can only hope there’s more where this came from. Cheers.

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[NEW] Beyoncé – Drunk In Love (Remix) (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z)

Kanye West
Beyoncé
Drunk In Love (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z)

If you’re a Beyoncé fan, Valentine’s day was either a blessing or a curse for you, as it seems like everybody and their mother put out a remix to the diva’s hit single, “Drunk In Love.” Arguably enough though, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Premiered late last night by Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, this revision features a raunchy verse from the one and only Kanye West, along with some fine tuning courtesy of Mike Dean. It always make for an interesting dynamic when Yeezy hops on a single with his big brother. We’d like to think Kanye steals the show this time around, but we’ll leave the judgment up to you.

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[Electro Soul/Hip-Hop] Jr. Hi – Trillion Girls (Feat. Childish Gambino)

Trillion Girls
Jr. Hi
Trillion Girls ft. Childish Gambino

Like many artists to emerge through the blogosphere these days, Jr. Hi is a man shrouded in mystery, but one thing we do know about him so far is that he knows how to pick his partners well. After previously collaborating with The Weeknd on his first single “Secrets,” the Neon Gold signee reemerges with a Valentine’s Day treat alongside Childish Gambino. ”Trillion Girls” is an enigmatic, slow burning affair, that steadily builds through a sultry mixture of hazy vocals, trippy synths and pounding drums. Bino helps kick the song off with a deeply provocative verse, rapped in a hushed tone that’s reminiscent of what he heard on Because The Internet. Grab the free download above, and make sure this is a fixture in tonight’s playlist.

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[Hip-Hop] Kid Ink – Show Me (Remix) (Feat. 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Trey Songz & Chris Brown)

Show Me (Remix)
Kid Ink
Show Me (Remix) Feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz & Trey Songz

I’m not ashamed to admit that this track has been one of my guilty pleasures over the last few months, and it’s for that exact reason I can’t resist sharing a remix that now features 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and Trey Songz. Kid Ink and Chris Brown of course return for the ride as well, with the former penning a new verse to keep things fresh. It’s not a profound transformation by any means, but it at least guarantees a few more spins in your rotation, meaning this tune will definitely be stuck with you for the foreseeable future. Take a listen to the single above, and make sure to catch this song live as Kid Ink embarks on his spring tour alongside King Los and Bizzy Crook.

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