[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 87: Bits & Peaces ✌

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Episode #87: Bits & Peaces ✌

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Off the heels of Outside Lands, an incredible set from Washed Out in Oakland and escalating social turmoil, I had a wide array of music to share on this week’s episode–from the left field hip-hop of ZGTO to Photay‘s infectious electronica to straight disco bliss from Folamour and Moon Boots. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and I hope this injection of diverse tunes helps you get through the week!

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[Electro] GRiZ – My Friends & I Ft. ProbCause (Dusty Bits Remix)

GRiZ
My Friends & I Ft. ProbCause (Dusty Bits Remix)

Our favorite breakbeaters Dusty Bits just came through with something super hot, as usual. The special thing this time around is that they’ve released an official remix for the one and only GRiZ. The duo took on “My Friends & I” featuring ProbCause and flipped it into an electro beast.

Dusty Bits keeps things funky in their own unique way. “My Friends & I” in its new form has a bubbly, bouncy quality that just calls for one to dance. It’s nearly inescapable. Dusty Bits have put out incredible remixes before, but in being commissioned for something this big in official capacity, they didn’t waver in delivering something that stands above the rest of their own work, as well as much of the remix LP, which is saying a lot given the high quality remixes throughout the entire project. Have a listen today and get yourself a copy on digital platforms.

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[Electronic] Madalen Duke – Gucci Store (Mickey Valen Remix)

Madalen Duke
Gucci Store (Mickey Valen Remix)

“Gucci Store” by Madalen Duke is a one-of-a-kind track. It would make sense that an equally as unique remix of it would come along. We have Mickey Valen to thank for that and whoever chose to commission him for an official flip.

Mickey Valen keeps a similar tone to his remix, but in turning up the hip-hop edge, we gave a hardened take on the song. It still has the poppy elements that the original does, paying homage to them in his own way, but in taking things a bit of a different direction he made it his own. This is essentially how to put together a perfect remix. We instantly recognize the song, but are positively taken back by its new form. Throw this one on repeat and thank us later.

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

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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.

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[Hybrid] Mat Zo & Kill The Noise present Kill The Zo: Part I (Krayysh Remix)

Krayysh
Mat Zo & Kill The Noise present Kill The Zo: Part I (Krayysh Remix)

If you’re not too careful with Krayysh‘s remix of “Kill The Zo: Part I” several things could happen. Your speakers could be blasted into oblivion, you’ll rage yourself into a psychotic episode, or both could take place. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the dangers of this epic remix.

Released officially on MAD ZOO, this re-imagined take on the classic collab between Mat Zo and Kill The Noise is beyond phenomenal. From the start you know you’re getting something special and what comes is nothing short of extraordinary. Krayysh brought more than his A-game, delivering a remix that’s jam packed with top quality sound design and writing. If this is a taste of what’s to come from Krayysh, then bass producers are going to have to step their game up to keep in touch with this Toronto talent.

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[House] Izzy Bizu – White Tiger (Cat Carpenters Remix)

CAT CARPENTERS
White Tiger (Cat Carpenters Remix)

“White Tiger” by Izzy Bizu is a beautiful song. It’s also a fun song, but it recently got turned up by the duo Cat Carpenters with an official remix. Somehow, they made it even funner to listen to.

By adding in their house sound, they made this one club-ready in every way possible. The vocal was already about as memorable as it could get, getting people to sing along in an instant, but the girls went ahead and implemented an infectious groove that takes this one to new heights. This remix is currently available on digital stores for those of you who want to get your boogie on to an amazing flip.

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[Electronic] WDL Feat. Roads – Cashmere (Moods Remix)

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Cashmere (Moods Remix)

Rotterdam’s own Moods got to officially take on remix duties for “Cashmere” by WDL and Roads. The chilled out flip is just what you need to relax with while you recharge your batteries over the weekend.

Soulful is the first thing that comes to mind after listening to the new revised “Cashmere.” Moods delivers something totally different from what everyone else is doing. With his fresh sound he establishes himself someone to lookout for now and in the future. Speaking of the future, “Cashmere” in its new form will be released very soon via Ten Music Group. For now, stream it and enjoy.

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