The muscle behind Kiesza’s viral tune “Hideaway”, NYC based imprint Lokal Legend, have dropped their latest release on us from Listenbee, “Save Me”, and it’s got us bubbling fizzy all over the office this morning. With his debut, Listenbee’s already got us brewing up comparisons to Robin Schulz, using an army of clean acoustic guitar noodling over a peanut-buttery thick four-four kick and melodious percussion to induce that warm and fuzzy feeling only the perfect groovy house track could elicit. To say we’re impressed with Lokal Legend and Listenbee’s brief output would be a bit of an understatement, and we’ll be over here salivating for more from both entities in the near future. For now, stream “Save Me” from Listenbee above, and cop the free download in exchange for a soundcloud “follow” here.
To Be (Original Mix)
As most of our readers are well aware, we like to cover a quality range of music genres from indie and folk to hip-hop and R&B; but sometimes, we really like to dig deep, polish off our finest dancing shoes and drop some jack on our readers (see: Friday Party Playlist). So, although we missed the debut of “To Be” from underground Aussie house benders Human Movement, we had to push this one out to round out the day’s dance vibe. Displaying shades of early Bromance Records intensity with the keen house sensibility and groove-first mentality we’ve seen on such prominent dance labels as Defected and Get Physical, “To Be” is exactly the kind of scampering 3:00 a.m. house this writer was calling for heading out of the weekend and into another work week. We’ve been all over this one today, and you can bet we will be all the way through to the weekend as well. Grab a free download of “To Be” here.
THE DOORS X PEACE FROG
Made on the same block as Jim Morrison’s last LA residence, and released on Jim’s birthday (12/8), Bobby Nourmand is making damn sure to give some praise to one of the people who inspired him the most, and he’s doing so with a deep house interpretation of this legendary track from The Doors.
Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice
Blood in my love in the terrible summer
Bloody red sun of fantastic L.A.
Nourmand let the lyrics more so than the music be his focus for this chilling remix, using their ominous message to craft a dark and cavernous soundscape. The synth structure is deep and surging, pairing perfectly with the heavy bassline and echoing snare slaps in a way that intensely engages the listener throughout.
This tune is a free download on Bobby Nourmand’s soundcloud page. Make sure to head over there, follow him, then snag an MP3 for your personal collection.
Munich’s Dinnerdate is rounding out a stellar year in the best way possible with his first official EP, Want You, hitting Beatport a few days ago. The title song sticks to his deep chilled roots, and highlights the progression in his signature sound throughout 2014. As has become custom with Simon, beautiful piano melodies accompany catchy vocal sampling for a truly addictive vibe that is easy to listen to, but hard to stop. It’s an immediate change-up with the second track ‘Leech’, as gritty bass paves the way for a club-friendly atmosphere. Far from post-midnight filler though, the creativity in the guitar sampling showcases a complexity in his music that is evidence of hours dedicated to serious studio refinement. We’re always excited to hear the results of this blood, sweat and tears, so go grab a copy on Beatport if you’re feeling it too.
MissingYou (DJ Fresh & Danny Howard Remix)
We would like to give a warm US welcome to our Resident Artist for December who is making his debut North America tour starting today in Chicago. Ladies and gentlemen, the highly talented electronic producer Mr. Danny Howard. You may not know this incredible artist very much yet and that’s ok, one of our jobs is to help you to get to know him and his music better. He also has only been around a few years, and in those few years has made some big jumps with his music. It all started in 2011 when he claimed the prize of ‘BBC Radio 1’s Superstar DJ’. Since then he has made a name for himself on the island of Ibiza and taken up many European residencies. Howard currently hosts BBC Radio 1’s ‘Saturday Dance Anthems Show’ and launched a new show with Sirius XM ‘Nothing Else Matters’ that runs every Saturday night. In 2013 he launched his first album ‘Clubbers Guide’ from Ministry of Sound which peaked at #1 on iTunes dance music charts.
The perfect artist to start this winter season off with a bang and some electronic melody madness, we are beyond excited to have this European phenomena take over the ninja website. Welcome Danny, we hope you are ready for an incredible month!
Saturday 12/6/2014 TORONTO, ON HOXTON
Monday 12/8/2014 LAS VEGAS, NV MARQUEE
Thursday 12/11/2014 LOS ANGELES, CA LURE
Friday 12/12/2014 SF, CA RUBY SKYE
Saturday 12/13/2014 SEATTLE, WA FOUNDATION
The smorgasbord of sound surrounding Miami Art Basel continues this evening at one of our favorite spots, Bardot. Tonight we’ll have the pleasure of Ghostly International’s Benoit & Sergio leading the way on our tantalizing trek in to the house music unknown. Alongside the Washington D.C. duo will be DJ Three (native Floridian and Hallucienda Records owner), Valentin Stip, and Miami’s own Uchi. Underground enchantment is sure to abound in the plethora of melody supplied by these performers. Early bird tickets have already sold out, so be sure to get your general admission tickets here while you still can. See you there!
Benoit & Sergio
A1. Valentin Stip
Slap & Tickle Podcast: Episode 024
Felix Jaehn is notorious for his melodic house remixes that make us feel as if we are on the beach with a cold beer in hand. His impressive approach to music is what drew us in and now it’s safe to say we are hooked. Today we have a fun new original, “I Do”, and it’s the type of song that will turn your day upside down no matter what. “I Do” keeps us on our toes with its upbeat tempo, subtle tropical elements, and the mesmerizing vocals that add a delectable cherry on top of this tasty track. We guarantee you’ll fall even more in love with Felix Jaehn and this charming original. Stay tuned for its release next week on December 8th.