Snakehips x Tory Lanez
Dimelo (GANZ Flip)
Merry Christmas to all the Ninjas out there! Today we come bearing gifts.
Early yesterday morning longtime favorite and friend of TMN, Jordy Saämena, released his latest work of art. In our exclusive interview with Ganz and his management team this past summer, Saämena referenced a desire to move away from his signature flip-style. In addition to producing more original works, he also noted his intentions to grow the newly minted collective The Hard Headed with up and coming producers out of The Netherlands.
In taking a momentary step away from those longterm plans, Ganz unexpectedly dropped another flip to end 2015 with an electronica-fueled bang. By sampling one of the most popular hip-hop tracks of the year, he turns Tory Lanez’ “Dímelo” into a club-raving anthem.
The Dímelo flip is a blend of two of the more notable breakout artists this year, combining the smooth rhyming vocals of rising star Tory Lanez with the dynamic technical aspects of previous Ganz works. Take the advice of the TMN staff and add this one to the snowboarding playlist. Happy holidays!
’Low Life – Future + The Weeknd’
’Pass Dat (The Weeknd Remix) – Jeremih + The Weeknd’
Capping off the biggest year of his career, The Weeknd decided to play the part of Santa Clause tonight and drop off a few Christmas gifts for all his loyal fans in the form of two new singles. The first track, “Low Life”, finds the Canadian crooner teaming up with Future, who’s had a pretty memorable year all his own, while the second is a remix of Jeremih‘s “Pass Dat” off his most recent project, Late Nights: The Album. Both tunes fit right in Abel’s wheelhouse, as his vocals sound right at home on the hazy, trapped out instrumental provided by Metro Boomin on “Low Life”. On the other hand, we couldn’t have asked for a more natural fit for a remix of Jeremih’s laidback stoner anthem. Stream both tracks above and stay tuned for more from The Weeknd as we head into 2016.
’Tyler Hawkins – The People’
You might recognize the name Ninety if you’ve been following us over the last couple years. The Bay Area-based duo, which consists of Tyler Hawkins and Mikey C the Man (MCM), first caught our attention in 2014 with their unique brand of sunny, west-coast hip-hop. Today, we’re excited to bring you the premiere of emcee Tyler Hawkins’ debut EP, which both establishes and serves as the perfect introduction to his sound.
With all production handled in-house by MCM (of Ninety) and oft-collaborator Yung H33M, From That Land plays out like a dedication to the past, present and future of the Bay’s hip-hop scene. Each of the project’s seven tracks possesses its own vibe without losing site of that broader mindset. Laid-back, classic-styled cuts like the “The Come Up and “101 (Cruisin’)” find contrast on harder-hitting tracks like “Options,” which has a subwoofer-rattling bassline. Aside from a diverse set of beats, Hawkins’ various emotive flows, which hit their most ambitious on “Dreamin,” are what truly tie the project together and further contribute to that overall Bay sound.
The EP’s finale, “The People,” with its addicting Last Lynx sample sees him taking that inspiration a step further carving out a sound all his own. Stream the rest of project below–you can also grab a free download on Bandcamp.
’Tyler Hawkins – From That Land (Intro)’
’Tyler Hawkins – The Come Up’
’Tyler Hawkins – Options’
’Tyler Hawkins – Yakkums’
’Tyler Hawkins – Porn Beat (Interlude)’
’Tyler Hawkins – 101 (Cruisin’)’
’Tyler Hawkins – This Is For…’
’Tyler Hawkins – Dreamin”
With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve decided to put our Ninja Claus hats on and give some lucky Chicagoans an early Christmas present! In the spirit of the season we’ve teamed up with React Presents to award TWO PAIRS of tickets to see legendary producer Just Blaze this Friday at The MID, where he’ll be supported by Jahlil Beats and local acts like Stefan Ponce, Zebo and Barragon. The rules are simple. All you need to do is fill out your email address below along with your first and last name and hit submit. Entrants must be 21 and over to enter. Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to obtain their tickets. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID with you to the event in order to redeem your prize.
If you would like to find out more info about the show or purchase tickets yourself, make sure to head over to the official event page and follow React Presents on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud to keep up with all the latest news and announcements!
’Just Blaze – Inhuman Nature’
’Beast Program X Just Blaze X Mysto & Pizzi – Are You High?’
’Just Blaze x Baauer
Flux Pavilion and Matthew Koma
Emotional (G-Buck Remix feat. OnCue)
Just a few days ago, we brought you an exclusive interview with our Resident Artist of the Month – the legendary Flux Pavilion. Early on in that interview, we brought up one of our favorite songs from his recently released album. Which one, you ask? “Emotional,” which features vocals from dance music journeyman Matthew Koma.
Originally sporting a tasty future bass styling, today’s premiere brings an entirely new persona via Philly-based DJ/producer G Buck. Roping in some additional vocals from Brooklyn resident OnCue, the two have crafted a tune that not only pays an artful homage to the original, but also to Flux’s iconic sound as well.
Alongside well-crafted samples of Koma’s original lyrics and the added vocal flair from OnCue, this remix also boasts some impressive percussion work, a head-banging bassline, and memorable, razor-sharp synths. All of those elements culminate effortlessly, providing listeners with something that’s both cooler than the other side of the pillow and perfectly aggressive for any upcoming late-night endeavors.
Arise Dear Brother
So remember that suave red-head that busted on the scene as King Krule a bit ago and totally killed it? Well the English based man behind the art, Archy Marshall, has released the EP A New Place 2 Drown recently with his brother Jack, and it is incredible. This album was an instant hit with our team, reminding us of his earlier works with much more finesse and expression than previously. “Arise Dear Brother,” the third track on the album, is the one that really brought us in.
The song starts out with a dreamy guitar riff and some other abstract sounds that beckon us in to the waiting lobby Marshall sets up. Just before you fall into the downward chill spiral, a deep and sharp bass and beat come and slap you to your senses and into a whole new downtempo hip hop world you go. Archy’s vocals tie it all together at this point and what we’ve got is a really, really great new artist. Be sure to give this entire EP a listen. You won’t be disappointed. Excuse us while we go listen to this on repeat.
Casper & B.
Sneak (feat. Pell, Michael Christmas, Wonda, & Maarlon)
Hip-hop has been beating its head against the wall for a while now. There aren’t a whole lot of artists out there pushing the sound, but one track I came along that has some personality and creative direction is “Sneak.” Casper & B. made this one with the help of fellow artists Pell, Michael Christmas, Wonda and Maarlon. For “Sneak” being their first single, they show a lot of promise. We will be keeping a sharp eye out on what they got going on in the future, but for now we have our ears all over this new jam. It’s a party-starting record with a truly sensational instrumental, paired with quality rhymes, making it a diamond in the rough. It’s more than simply a song, as they take you on a journey that lasts exactly five minutes long, but chances are you’re going to have this one on repeat like we do. Currently there is no download, but if anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!