Against The Night (BLVCK CEILING Remix)
There’s something dark brewing up in the pacific northwest, and it goes by the name of BLVCK CEILING. If there was ever any doubt that the occvlt was alive and well, one listen through this remix will prove otherwise.
Tackling a quirky tune from New England electronic R&B outfit Child Actor, this up-and-coming producer has paid proper tribute to the original by harnessing essential ingredients from this duo that so often flips the bird to genres. Maintaining the original haunting, Tim Burton-esque melody, BLVCK CEILING has dialed this lead single up with some bangin’ percussion work and dark, ominous synths. Couple those in with some trap-style rolling hi-hats, and this remix has a vibe all its own, while still giving the listener plenty to latch onto from the original.
Summertime Sadness (Vanilla Ace & Pyrros Bootleg)- Vanilla Ace vs Lana Del Rey
It’s Friday, which for a few of us Ninjas means our mind is on one thing: dancing. What better way to kick off our favorite day of the week than with one of our long kept house secrets, London’s Vanilla Ace. This little edit; which came to fruition in collaboration with Pyrros, takes Vanilla Ace’s “Don’t Go” and slathers it with Lana Del Rey’s candy-sweet incantations from her anthemic “Summertime Sadness”. Pyrros and Vanilla Ace’s bootleg actually popped up on our Soundcloud a few days ago, but we felt a need to share heading into a musically packed weekend to get our hips gyrating in advance. Perhaps one of the most consistent house producers at the moment with what seems like at least one release per week on some of this writer’s favorite labels including Andre Crom’s Off Recordings, Sharam Jey’s Bunny Tiger, Rob Made’s Sleazy G/Sleazy Deep imprint and more that span underground dance genres from Deep and G-House/Funk to Indie-Dance and Nu-Disko; Vanilla Ace’s output wields a consistency and polish which new producers should be utterly envious of. It’s rare we’re able to feature a free download from Mr. Ace, so we were thrilled when we learned he’d be giving this one away in exchange for a quick Facebook “Like”. Snag a copy here, and we’ll see all of you out on the floor soon!
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have 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
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
- This deal is only valid for Thursday and Friday night’s shows. If you wanna peep Booka Shade, you’re going to have to buy tickets.
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Blasterjaxx - June 19th
Jack Eye Jones
Far East (Blasterjaxx Remix)
Eskimo (DJ Set) - June 20th
Push And Pull 2013 (Free download)
Booka Shade - June 14th
Love Drug feat. Fritz Helder (Bookas Red Light Mix)
Kayzo & Jordan Alexander
Recoil (Aylen Remix)
We know all you ninjas are getting excited for EDC, so we decided Aylen’s “Recoil” remix would be the perfect track to pump you up! Aylen is no newcomer to The Music Ninja, which is exactly why we’re excited to be the first to show you his Recoil remix. This “Recoil” remix has such a rising feeling to it, that by the time it breaks from the drop, you are a bit worn out. After that resting time is over, the second drop kicks in and it picks the energy right back up. As I was writing this I kept breaking out dancing, and I had to tell myself “stop dancing you need to be writing this…” This song will have the same effect on you; you are going to be headbanging in a matter of moments. This track is available for download, but make sure to show our homie Aylen some love by following him on Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.
Crime (DYNOHUNTER Remix)
Livetronic trio DYNOHUNTER are following the footsteps of numerous other notable electronic musicians from their hometown of Boulder, Colorado, and they’re doing it in a big way. Combining pristine production, soulful sax, live drumming, and heavy electric bass, these boys are doing the Centennial State proud.
With their latest release, we’re offered up a groovy interpretation of Mayer Hawethorne and Kendrick Lamar’s vibe-heavy song, “Crime.” Orchestrating a luscious soundscape, this party song is given a new identity, complete with a smooth bassline, gorgeous melodies, and top notch sampling. What could possibly make this track any better? The fact that it’s available as a free download on their Soundcloud page.
If you happen to be heading out to Sonic Bloom this weekend, make sure to swing by and catch Clark Smith (Sax/Production), Justin Ehmer (Drums), and Fred Reisen (Bass/Synth) live. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
With You (P A T H Remix)
We know you ninjas love to chill out on “hump day”, so we present you with this beautiful remix. P A T H has been cranking out some serious heat and making his way all over the blogosphere lately. You may not believe it from his mature production quality, but P A T H is only sixteen years old. The fact that his tunes don’t really fit into a specific sub-genre really sold me on his music. His latest production is a spin on fwdslxsh’s “With You”. This remix has my body swaying uncontrollably with the panning on the percussion and chopped up vocals. The pitched vocals and water noises add a beautiful touch as well. Really looking forward to more from this prodigy after this soul piercing track. When it ends you’ll be craving for more; luckily this is a free download so you can enjoy until his next release!
It is always tough for our Resident Artists to come up with their top 5 songs of the moment because let’s be honest, there is always a lot of good music at all times of the year. But low and behold, our Residents always come up with amazing songs that speak highly to who they are as artists. The Chainsmokers had to change their list a few times because of all the good music being constantly played on their computers and in their headphones but finally came up with a list of 5 fabulous songs that will make any summer day 100 times better. Take a listen:
Dont Wanna Dance (Zimmer Remix)
Wasting My Young Years (The Aston Shuffle Remix)