Galimatias – Blowback [TMN Interview/Single Release]

Galimatias
Blowback

LA-based Danish artist Galimatias has been featured many times here on The Music Ninja. Known for his decadent piano chords and swirling melodies, Galimatias makes some of the most soulful tunes out there today. Transcending genres, he effortlessly blends together aspects of soul, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Galimatias has always hit us with sultry, emotional tunes that can instantly set the mood.

To help kick off your week, I’m excited to share Galimatias’ new sinful single, “Blowback”. Paying homage to one of his main musical muses, Matias samples Barbara Lewis’ 1963 soul classic “Hello Stranger”. Subdued electronic elements overlaid on pulsating rhythms and tight R&B beats create some characteristically sensual vibes on this track. Galimatias throws in his own ad-libs and vocal riffs; part of his effort to incorporate voice as part of his musical arsenal. Lewis’ sensual crooning is not overpowered whatsoever– showing Matias’ mastery of blending together such different musical elements.

As a TMN favorite, Galimatias has been interviewed by us before. I was lucky enough to catch up with him again, as he enters the newest phase of his solo career. Listen to the track above and read up on the interview after the jump: Continue reading

Related items:

[Event] Go In The Studio With STINT To Break Down “Weight in Gold”

Gallant
Weight in Gold

It’s not often you get a chance to see exactly how a song from a Grammy nominated album was put together. However, now we’re getting a chance to thanks to Noiselab who’s new course with STINT will show you how the illustrious “Weight in Gold” single from Gallant was made.

This isn’t something we’d usually share, but the fact that you can enroll for free, we just couldn’t pass up. For the interested music lover or the hardcore producer, the course gives you an interesting, one-of-a-kind look into the creation of our generations most iconic singles. If for some reason you’ve never heard the song – which is basically impossible – give it a listen here and check out the Noiselab course page for more information around the course. We’ve already ran through it and it’s worth the time!

Related items:

[R&B] Blest Jones – For You (feat. Micah)

Blest Jones
For You (feat. Micah)

Let’s dive right into a Summer R&B jam from Blest Jones and Micah, shall we? Thanks to Lush Records, this fresh tune has come into the fold as a free download, so there’s no sleeping on this one. In his Lush debut, Blest brought the heat.

“For You” is a dynamic single in that it takes you through some different moods throughout the song, but centers in upon a vacation-friendly vibe. A mix of poppy R&B goes along with some hip-hop nuances makes this one single that everybody can love. Blest and Micah weren’t playing around when they were cooking this one up. “For You” would be well worth the purchase price, but luckily they’re celebrating Blest’s debut with a freebie. Thank them, share it around.

Related items:

[Hip-Hop] Azad – “Enough of You” (Karnaval Blues Remix)

Azad
Enough of You (Karnaval Blues Remix)

“Enough Of You” is Sango, Atu and Dpat all producing under the smooth flow of LA-based rapper, Azad. As if that couldn’t get any better, it was just flipped brilliantly by the indie producer Karnaval Blues. With names like this on the original saying the bar is set high would be an understatement. But with Karnaval Blues’ washed-out take on the production and mixing of Azad’s rap it surpasses expectation. Thanks to this epic flip, we’ve got a new up-and-comer we’ll be certainly keeping an eye on. Give it a listen above.

Related items:

[Pop] SAN – Ultraviolet

SAN
Ultraviolet

As of right now not much is known about SAN. The pop singer just launched his project with an original released called “Ultraviolet” on Lush Records.

“Ultraviolet” is a bit of a genre-blend, with echoes of R&B, pop and electronic music. The mixture sits well, which should come as no surprise given the song was produced by Paul Couture whose work with Xavier White is nothing short of outstanding. The same thing can be said for SAN whose performance on this first release is spectacular. There’s more to come and we’re ready for it. Take a listen to SAN today and prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Related items:

[Hip-Hop/R&B] Wulfy – HANNAH

Wulfy
HANNAH

Every so often an artist comes along that is truly doing their own thing. Wulfy is one of those people. Just take his latest release “HANNAH” as example of that. The self-proclaimed dog – really, he says he’s a dog – put out a super solid single to pull our attention his way.

Once you give “HANNAH” a listen your attention will be locked into Wulfy as well. His hip-hop meets R&B sound is something that, when read, doesn’t really make him stick out, but when you hear what he has to offer, you get why he’s a one of a kind artist. He’s early in his career and things are looking up. As long as he continues with what he’s got going on, he can make quite a splash.

Related items:

[R&B/Soul] Gromo – Reaction (feat. Breana Marin)

Gromo
Reaction (feat. Breana Marin)

“Reaction” by Gromo is one beautiful song. With the help of singer Breana Marin, Gromo a soulful R&B meets electronic record that will soar to the top of your playlists and stay there the rest of the year. It’s that good.

Gromo has a radio hit on his hands, it’s just a matter of seeing it through to the airwaves. Now when we say it’s radio-ready, we don’t mean it’s a “for the masses” type of song with no heart, rather, it’s a timeless tune that is accessible to any sort of music listener, whether you happen to be a fan of electronic music, hip-hop, pop or soul. It’s got a bit of everything going on for it. What makes it even better is that Gromo dropped it as a free download, so you have no reason to sleep on it.

Related items: