A friend of the LA-based super label Friends of Friends, Anenon, has released a new track this week that’s got our ears perked. Anenon released two singles this week, one of them being “Once.” As the name would not suggest we found it incredibly difficult to listen to this song a single time.
It’s integrative and so satisfying to listen to. The first thing you hear when the track starts is some free jazz drumming—namely fluttering symbols. In fact we think the percussion is what really makes this track. The artistry in the speed and articulation of the pads and the live symbols (or at least live-sounding) blur the lines between drum sampling and live drumming. Pair that with the Leon Vynehall sounding synths that slide you to and fro and you’ve got a masterful electronic release.
Thankfully, it’s the weekend. Moreover, some of us will have Monday off thanks to President’s Day, which means you can extend your Valentine’s Day another 24 hours if you have a partner. If you are single, just means another day of partying, or relaxation. Whatever you choose to do with your time, we’ve got you covered with some great records of all styles. Whether you need a love song, or just some straight up fist-pumping beats, this week’s installment has it. As usual, we start off with a little warm-up session from artists like Arman Cekin, Wildfellaz, and Boombox Cartel; then from there we move to some harder records from 5 & A Dime, NIGHTOWLS, Tommie Sunshine and more. Stream the tracks, or download them all for free. The choice is yours! Most importantly, don’t forget to #danceirresponsibly.
Arman Cekin & Larcy
Rihanna & Drake
Work (Emma & Shaun Cover) (Wildfellaz & Arman Cekin Remix)
Testament (feat. Grant Genske & Willdabeast)
Dancing With Fire (ft. Stalking Gia)
Black Lotus (Original Mix)
Propaganda (5 & A Dime Remix)
On Fire ft. Maribelle (/ˈlo͞osid/ Remix)
NIGHTOWLS X SAM F
SUS (Original Mix)
New York City (Tommie Sunshine & APAX Remix)
As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
See you on the dance floor.
Herobust - 2/11
Netsky - 2/12
Work It Out Feat. Digital Farm Animals
Superstar Saturdays - 2/13
Tale of Us - 2/14
Swept (Tale Of Us Remix)
Following the success of “Don’t Need U” and “Nothing On My Mind”, 26-year-old Astronomyy is back with another giant hit. Titled “The Secret”, this synth-pop tune is set to be one of his biggest tracks to date. A catchy retro bassline immediately grabs our attention, while his vocals outline an infectious melody. The song tells a story of the feeling you get when your loved one has chosen someone else over you, and the contemplation of your competition. It’s one of those tunes that will get stuck in your head for a long time because of how personal it speaks to you.
One of our favorite British singer/producers is starting off 2016 strong with this release. Definitely keep an eye out for Astronomyy in the near future for more special tunes.
Shivers (Delusion Remix)
German producer Delusion is making waves with his latest remix of SG Lewis‘ “Shivers”. Talk about vibes – he spices up the original tune with a dance outfit and absolutely crushes it. The soothing vocals go perfectly well with the muted synth melody, while adding character to the soulful atmosphere. It’s a song you can easily jam out or relax to at the same time. The suspenseful buildup towards the middle is another highlight of the track, and it definitely shows how versatile his style can be.
We simply can’t wait for more music from Delusion. Give the track a listen and vibe away with us.
Hard (Dub) [Produced by That Guy]
London creator Majestic came with some fire to start off February. “Hard (Dub” is his upcoming single that will be released through Random Mandem. Fellow Londoner That Guy produced this minimal record that was premiered last week by Danny Howard. Lovers of deep house are going to lose their minds over this production, who’s melodic grooves are pure funk. It’s bustling sound will have listeners dancing through the song’s entirety without hesitation. Once the first tone enters your ear, your head starts bobbing. “Hard (Dub)” has that classic club sound that you imagine hearing at 3AM coming out of an intimate nightclub. Stay tuned for a release date on this original, as there is not one set yet, but because it’s been uploaded to Soundcloud, we imagine it won’t be too long. For now, stream it!
Falling Fast feat. Maya Killtron
New York duo Love Taps have been killing it with their future dancehall style that’s seeing increased popularity all over the world. Today, we present to you the producer’s newest song “Falling Fast” as a Music Ninja Premiere. With this single, they slow things down a bit and focus on creating a groovy pop infused jam. “Falling Fast” is being self-released as a free download for the next week! Limited time only.
Love Taps create something that sort of reminds me of “Lean On,” however the vibe and execution of this single is different. The pop sensibilities are much more apparent with “Falling Fast” who’s sound also takes from moombahton and tropical house, but don’t expect the Kygo sound. Love Taps bring just enough of each stylistic influence to the table to create a well-balanced, fun record. Let’s not forget Maya Killtron who, well, let’s face it, kills it with her vocal performance. It’s an amazing single, and you’re hearing it first here!