The Golden Pony
Psycho Killer (The Golden Pony "Golden Classics" Remix)
It’s been a bit since our favorite deep-disco duo, Brooklyn’s The Golden Pony, released an entry into their “Golden Classics” remix series; but the afro wielding pair just turned out an absurdly appropriate Halloween remix with a heavy disco retooling of Talking Heads’ classic “Psycho Killer”. The Golden Pony’s been making themselves familiar with the rest of the world through groove heavy remixes and disco fueled originals over the past few years, and any artists that are willing to take David Byrne and co. into the dance hall more than has our full Ninja support.. Their latest remix comes armed with a club-heavy bassline, an almost tropical, hollow sounding synth progression and dare we say the slightest hint of wobble tucked away under every second bar. We’ll be jamming this one out all day in anticipation of tonight’s spine-chilling dance parties, so why don’t you get into the Halloween spirit with us this afternoon? As always, The Golden Pony are giving their hard work in the studio away for free in exchange for a simple Facebook like here. Grab yourself a copy and Happy Haunting.
The Night VI
Heroine (backstroke. Remix)
Is there a better day to be writing up such a haunting tale? Couple in some devilishly dialed up future bass beats to the aforementioned story, and we pretty much have the perfect track for your Halloween adventures.
Coming off their second EP, DIY, The Night VI have brought us into the dark and unsavory with their track “Heroine.” Lead singer Sophie Rose Harper elaborates on her cautionary tale:
Heroine is a femme fatal. She knows what she wants and how to get it but she’ll ruin you much like the drug. She’s like your mum’s worst nightmare but there’s another side to her one that raises you up and keeps you wanting more.
Enter backstroke, a DC-based remixer who was brought in for a tasty twist on this vocal-driven tune. Expertly extracting and sampling sections of the original vocal score, “Heroine” has been given a dancefloor friendly vibe, complete with heavy bass, rolling snares, and chilling synths.
Aside from this premiere, you can also find this tune in our upcoming Halloween playlist. Make sure to check back with us later today!
Stay Alive (Sam Feldt & Chris Meid Remix)
Sam Feldt has come out with another big-time track! Collaborating with fellow producer Chris Meid who is also making a name for himself in the melodic house scene, the Dutch producer remixes Jose Gonzalez‘ “Stay Alive” and totally hits the jackpot with this one. The mellow vocals fit perfectly with the tropical style of the tune, and brings a smile to your face no matter how much you listen to tropical house. The killer saxophone solo performed by Ben Rodenburg dramatically sealed the deal and made this song stand out like a sore thumb.
Sam Feldt always manages to work with different talented musicians to spice up his work. Filled with such diversity and creativity, his music never gets boring. We would love to see more international collaborations from these European producers. Stay tuned for more!
Burning Gold (Addal Remix)
Labelled as “emotional music”, Addal‘s sensational reworks always manages to capture everyone’s heart. Remixing Christina Perri‘s “Burning Gold”, the Italian producer puts out a juicy track that is both catchy and memorable. The tune starts off with these piano chordal cadences, soon followed by an upbeat ukulele that fills up the mood. Christina’s vocals are encouraging and exciting as shown in her song lyrics. The hollowed humming at the beginning and during the middle of the tune accentuate the “emotional” element of the song, almost like a hymn. The housey beat definitely spiced up the already poppy track without being overdone.
This tune will have everyone clapping their hands and singing along. It it just that powerful. Addal wows everyone once again with this release. Hats off to the talented musician and we are beyond stoked to see what else he is bringing to this genre.
Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft. J-Bird)
We’ve been staying on top of Canadian PBR&B triumvirate DiRTY RADiO’s vocal remix series since its inception, which thus far has seen them rework sultry tunes from Darius and Pomo to name a few, and today they’re back with the latest entry “Infinity”. “Infinity” takes Esta’s sexy piano laden J-Bird featured burner “Moet” and boosts the tune with a signature blend of provocative vocal stylings and velvety choices in instrumental backing. We’ve been feeling all sorts of sexy going through DiRTY RADiO’s remixes, and we think that’s a feeling you NInjas should experience as well. Once again, DiRTY RADiO’s giving this one away for free in exchange for a Facebook “Like”, so hop on over and add this to your iTunes collection.
Life Of The Party (Kayliox Remix)
It’s always amusing how producers manage to completely flip the mood of a tune and add their own spice to it, and this track certainly exemplifies that. Canadian group Kayliox released this remix of a Shawn Mendes song titled “Life Of The Party”, and the interesting acoustic-house fusion works amazingly well with this Canadian connection. The tune starts off with a pleasant housey beat, followed by the smooth vocals from the singer/songwriter that give off a rather mellow vibe. The drop comes in unexpectedly and immediately leaves you headbanging to this future house goodness. The bizarre selection is turned into instant gold.
Make sure to grab a free download of the track on their Facebook page here, and we’ll definitely be expecting some big moves coming for these talented artists.
Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)
A week after Lido previewed this remix on his Diplo & Friends Mix, Alt-J has let loose the Norwegian producer’s much anticipated take on their infectious single, “Left Hand Free.” We’ve come to expect the unexpected from Lido at this point and, on this one, he relaxes the upbeat original to kick things off allowing Alt-J’s vocals to shine over a minimalistic background. Around the 1:45 mark, Lido breaks the tension with his signature big-room breakdown accompanied with vocoder melodies.
This one was released exclusively via Spotify and comes a day after Lido’s I Love You Too, the impressive remix EP of his debut project featuring a number of fellow up ‘n comers. If you’re anything like us, you’ll have this one on repeat all day.