Oh, how fortunate it feels when a pair of your hands-down favorite artists/groups in the entire landscape of music conjoin to create a musical lovechild. Such was the case this morning when Toro Y Moi’s remix of Disclosure‘s recent single “You & Me”, featuring the lovely Miss Eliza Doolittle on the mic, came across our office desk. Coming off of critically acclaimed studio album Anything In Return, which was an admirable stab at a pure pop record from the Prince of Chillwave (I hate that tag), Mr. Bundick seems to have stayed in that vein with his latest strung-out take on “You & Me”. While it is definitely a far-cry from the garage-pop, funk infused original; toning down dance-hall friendly drums in favor of warping the track down to a breezy stride, there is still a veritable amount of danceability encased within. It seems this last year of constant live touring, mostly off of new material, has left a stamp on Toro’s production prowess and resulting sound, and it is also something that pleases the entire TMN family. Expect even more new material from both Disclosure and Toro Y Moi, as the Brothers Howard are getting ready for the release of their first full-length Settle, and Toro Y Moi’s hectic touring schedule has begun to level off as to focus more on pushing out original music from his L.A. studio. Listen to the laid-back take on “You & Me” above and be on the lookout later today when Disclosure unveils the studio version of single “F For You” on Zane Lowe’s BBC1 Radio show a little later on.
40 weeks of running the Trap here at The Music Ninja, and this weeks playlist is packed full of bangin tunes. Starting with Major Lazer‘s take on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ hit “Can’t Hold Us”, and to say the least, they nail it. Next is some Childish Gambino infused Trap step from DJ Reflex featuring squeaky synths and heavy Dub in each drop. Kid Kamilion finally released his highly anticipated track “Say Whut” along with “Sex Panther” and they both go hard. Crizzly dropped hands down the filthiest tune of the week, with this massive remix of A$AP Rocky‘s track “Fuckin Problem”, no comment. Thanks to the homies over at Run The Trap we got an amazing Re-Twerk from FREE DRINKZ of Lana Del Rey‘s anthem “Lana’s Theme”. In case you missed the 10 track album from Bro Safari and UFO!, make sure scope this track “Burn The Block”. BenZel‘s tune “Fallin’ Love” once again gets a sexy makeover, this time from King Henry. Make sure to check out the rest on your own and TuRn^.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS vs MAJOR LAZER cant hold us remix (ft swappi and 1st klase)
Let’s first start off by giving another shout out to Tommie Sunshine for hooking it up last week with a massive 52 track playlist for us. If you didn’t see that, make sure to check it out. As cool as last weeks’ CFPP was, it’s a new week, which calls for new jams.
As for us, we’re taking advantage of this fine long weekend to head to the sunny beaches of Florida. We’ll be sippin’ fruity cocktails in our swim trunks and flip flops. Whatever your plans are, we hope you enjoy this tasty selection of party tracks. Just make sure you don’t go too hard in the paint, and forget that Arrested Development Season 4 comes out on Sunday.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
Manufactured Superstars - May 23rd
Manufactured Superstars Zombies In Love (Original Mix)
London based producer, EELEYE, an artist for whom we have something of a musical crush on, just sent us his latest track. An atmospheric take on freshly minted hip-hop triumvirate Drop City Yacht Club‘s first single “Crickets”, the beat maestro has our collective attention once again. R&B vocalist du-jour Jeremih – who has been increasingly omnipresent in the electronic scene on the back of recent collaborative live sets performed with Shlohmo – lends his harmonious coo to the track perfectly, and EELEYE has taken wise advantage of it by stripping down the original’s most boisterous points and placing those vocals in the driver’s seat. EELEYE’s remix feels like an errant Summer wind has been blown through every piece of instrumentation on the original, while an added drum kick only supports the airy vibe. This particular track must have looped on our in-house monitors twenty times before we temporarily let down our Ninja-Guard to share it with such a wise and faithful community. Check out EELEYE’s remix of “Crickets” above, watch the official music video for “Crickets” below and as always, let us know how we did.
Rocko‘s “U.O.E.N.O.” has been one of the hottest singles of 2013, garnering remixes from Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, WizKhalifa, and even Usher. Given that information, you know it was only time before the hottest collective in the game, Black Hippy, lent their talents to the Childish Major produced instrumental. In promotion of KendrickLamar‘s good kid m.A.A.d city world tour, the group put together a nice little video to let us know the importance of ordering tickets as early as possible. After about a minute of fooling around with MacMiller though, the group blesses us with this little ditty right here. All four emcees sound right at home over the spacey backdrop, making it tough to figure out who killed it best. How would you rank their verses? Check out the stream above and let us know your thoughts about this trippy remix.
As sounds emanating from America’s biggest club nights have slowly begun to shift from jacking, four-to-the-floor big-room anthems and wubby, extreme bass towards more groove-heavy sounds from genres like Electro, Trance, Nu-Disco, Deep-House, Future Bass, U.K. garage and funk, Synth-Pop and countless others; it is starting to become clear that the underground club scene has begun to leak into mainstream consciousness, and there are a handful of producers from each respective field who are in part responsible for the recent awareness in their music movements. There is no doubt that if you look into the Nu-disco phenomenon under a magnifying glass that you would come across Los Angeles based disco-purveyor Goldroom. Although most of their original material now comes with the support of a complete live act, most remixes remain producer Josh Legg’s dance outlet and today he’s blessed us with another original remix for Owl Eyes’ single “Jewels & Sapphires”. Goldroom has stripped away much of the original instrumentation in favor of a more gyration-friendly bass line and Summery steel drum, while keeping the track’s integrity and simultaneously highlighting Owl Eyes’ (aka Brooke Adammo) deep, vibrant vocals. The remix is set to be released as part of Owl Eyes’ forthcoming EP, which has yet to receive an official release date, but we will keep you posted as always. Stay Ninja.