Red Bull Sound Select brings an extraordinarily diverse and eclectic lineup this Thursday for their first ever Denver showcase helmed by Shigeto, RUMTUM, Inner Oceans and Kitty Crimes. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. at our favorite indie venue in Colorado, The Larimer Lounge, the Denver Sound Select showcase treats its listeners to a free night of texturally differing music from Detroit based producer Shigeto offering up a headline set sure to be dripping with his unique partiality to sultry, melodic two-step electronica while being supported by some of Denver’s most innovative and recognizable musicians. The local triumvirate consists of constantly evolving beatsmith RUMTUM, an artist with whom his live show draws its listener directly to its heart with slick, chilled out instrumentation; the haunting, synth-fuled minimal indie-pop of Inner Oceans and M and the Gems frontwoman Maria Kohler entrancing us with her hip-hop project Kitty Crimes providing more than enough fluent cyphers for the entire night. This all-embracing night of music is more than stoking our fire for awesome live shows, while simultaneously heralding the Mile High City as a flourishing music hotbed of all genres, so we wanted to ring it in with you Ninjas. The show is free with an RSVP here, and if that’s too much for you, it will be only $5.00 at the door. Just make sure to arrive early as there are an unlimited number of RSVP’s made available and it will be first come, first serve until capacity. We’ll see you there Denver friends!
In anticipation of their peformances, stream “Miss U” by Shigeto, “Ruby Dime” by RUMTUM, “Ready Your Ghost” from Inner Oceans and a throwback: “Penny Mastered” from Kitty Crimes below.
Balmain Jeans (feat. Raphael Saadiq)
Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now
In true ninja fashion, Kid Cudi just sneakily released his highly anticipated prequel to the next chapter of the MOTM series on iTunes. On first listen, Satellight Flight continues Cudi’s spacey, introspective and theatrical narrative all the while progressing his newfound production prowess with several lengthy instrumental portions. Don’t expect to hear much rapping from the moon man, but also keep in mind that this is more of a precursor to Man on the Moon Pt. 3 than a feature album in itself. From an artistic perspective, musicians like Kid Cudi deserve more respect than they receive for attempting to do something larger than just release a series of singles.
It is difficult not to think of Beyonce‘s spur-of-the-moment release as a catalyst for this kind of roll out. It will be exciting to see how this pans out and who else follows in Queen Bey’s footsteps. Check out a couple tracks above and head over to iTunes to cop the whole project.
Big Boi feat. Phantogram
While a new album from Outkast seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at this point, we can at least count on Big Boi to always deliver some quality material. For the fifth installment of his “Mashup Mondays” series, Sir Lucious Left Foot brings back the funk, with an 80’s inspired remix that blends the disco stylings of Shalamar‘s “A Night To Remember” with the Phantogram assisted single, “Objectum Sexuality.” The end result is a groovy revamp that may even trump the original. We’d even go so far as to say that this remix–along with its equally impressive visuals–is the best in the series so far. We’ve still got more four more entries to go though, before we can make a full judgment on that.
Or Nah (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)
Less than a week after completely transforming Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd is back at it again, this time tackling the remix to Ty Dolla $ign‘s breakout single, “Or Nah,” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The Canadian crooner laces the DJ Mustard produced single with his silky smooth vocals and some rather raunchy lyrics, making for quite an interesting revamp. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on, and it’s certainly worth the asking price of $Free.99. Download the track above, and those of you looking for some official swag from The Weeknd should check out his Official Issue XO Cut & Sew Collection set to launch tomorrow.
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.
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!
Mara (Original Mix)
Chasing feat. Phoebe Ryan
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.