Friday, our favorite day of the week. It ushers in the weekend, the two days we look forward to every day from Monday through Thursday. Friday also marks the day we get to deliver all our favorite free downloads that we’ve been collecting. In this week’s edition we get some quality hits from the likes of Ashdown who starts things off, CRAY, Valentine, FIGHT CLVB (this one is extra hot), The Golden Pony, Bijou and many more. We were going to have Delta Heavy close things out with their energetic edit of Hans Zimmer, but we decided to give you something to ease the night away with a cool one from Marcus James. Enjoy all fourteen as you enter the weekend. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’Ashdown – Where It Hurts’
’Jai Wolf – Like It’s Over (VALENTINE & Halpe Remix)’
’Bobby – Nourmand – D U S T’
’FIGHT CLVB X White Gangster X Gualtiero – MIN (Original Bass)’
’The Golden Pony – Passionfruit (feat. Denham)’
’BIJOU & Gerry Gonza – Twerk It Out’
’MEGAMAOR X MEGABRUCE – Potato Salad’
’Ruben Young – Take Her Down (Nevels x Morqix Remix)’
’Hans Zimmer – S.T.A.Y. (Delta Heavy Tribute)’
’Marcus James – Dancer ft. Lord L’
One word: OREDOROK. What is it? Well first, it’s the name of the new EP from Seoul producer Demicat and second it (basically) means forever in Korean. This five track project is going to be one of the best things you’ve listened to this week, if not the best.
Demicat gives us a taste of flavors from the East while dishing up a diverse array of sounds. He touches future bass, trap and beyond with his works on OREDOROK, a project that may truly live up to its name. All five singles are timeless and unique, showcasing the new heights that electronic music can reach if producers hone in. It’s CRAZY that this would be released as a free download, but it is, however if you want to do the right thing and support this project, you can do so through digital stores.
’LIGHT (feat. Neon Bunny)’
If you’re ready for something extra hot, you’ve came to the right place. Today in the dojo we present to you a first listen to sumthin sumthin‘s new single “Hollow” from the Afterglow EP. The Los Angeles producer partnered up with Quality Goods Records for the EP, but Music Ninja for the premiere. Get ready, this one is steamin’ right out of the oven.
“Hollow” is beyond fantastic. It comes out of left-field with enough swagger to melt the entire bass scene in an instant. With so many producers trying to be like other producers, it’s extremely refreshing to hear someone doing something different – and even a bit weird in the best way possible. sumthin sumthin has a catalog that is impressive, yet small, but he’s growing it in a big way with this EP and specifically with “Hollow.” Enjoy the single early, as the full EP isn’t out until the 28th; however you can get your copy through digital services.
Humble (VenessaMichaels Remix)
One of our favorite producers has something special for you. Technically, us ninjas AND VenessaMichaels have something special for you in today’s premiere. Enter the dojo for a first listen to the LA producer’s flip of “Humble” originally by the one and only Kendrick Lamar.
Released today as a free download, this remix is just what you need to keep the party going after Coachella into the coming Summer months. Festivals everywhere are aching for tunes like this with a little mainstream skeleton wrapped up in some jaw-dropping underground skin. Fans all across the world can jam to this hybrid single, whose dynamic sound will grab hold of bodies and get them shaking. Of course, with Kendrick in the mix people will be reciting the lyrics without pause. Disregard the neighbors, turn up the volume and enjoy this one as it should be: loud and unfiltered.
The Federal Empire
The American Dream (Lux Pacific Remix)
Every once in a while a song comes along that captivates you instantly and you know it’s going to be a song you come back to time and time again. Lux Pacific did that for us, with his remix of “The American Dream” for The Federal Empire. The Californian’s flip is a masterpiece from start to finish.
Lux Pacific is a new name to the game, as witness by his Soundcloud only having two songs, including “The American Dream” remix. His smooth sound rests itself in between a handful of genres, making it a song that anybody can enjoy – and enjoy it they shall. Of course, Lux was working with great stems from the LA duo, but he was able to take things up a few levels with his work on the project. Lux has us very excited for the future with this one. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him and you should too.
Manic Focus has continuously kept in his own lane with his own sound. The amazing thing about him is that his style translates across genre lines, which is undoubtedly evident from his past albums, as well as his newest in Minds Rising. Independently released, this major project is yet another example of why MF is one of the best in the game, with a certain confidence – not cockiness – that most producers lack.
Minds Rising runs the length of twelve singles, with a lengthy list of collaborators including Exmag, Psymbionic, Russ Liquid, ProbCause and many more. As with most of Manic’s tracks, we get whisked away on a chill adventure through several styles, including a few hip-hop records that are just about as dope as you can get. With other tracks like “Pushing” and “Rage Fits” Manic Focus hones in one some groovy basslines and guitar riffs that seduce the soul. Manic always manages to connect with people on a deep level with his music, which is one of the many reasons why he’s been able to do so well on his own.
Through and through this album is incredible. Going into this LP we didn’t expect we’d have to skip any songs and that held true. Some of our favorite musical works have come from Manic Focus and there may just be a few that get added to the list from Minds Rising. Check it out for yourself today and make sure to get a copy.
’Drop In feat. Marvel Years and Chris Karns’
’Putting All Of My People On Feat. ProbCause’
’Joy In The Noise feat. Psalm One’
’Stochastic Resonance feat. Statik’
’Snap Like This Feat. Artifakts And Erick Jesus Coomes’
’Manic Focus & Psymbionic – Pushing’
’Rage Fits Perfect feat. The MFin’ Band’
’Habit feat. Russ Liquid and The RapperChicks’
’Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch’
’Sowing My Zone feat. Ryan Viser’
’Your X Now feat. Exmag And Borahm Lee’
M4SONIC & YDG
About It (Original Mix)
“About It” from M4SONIC & YDG is, put simply, fire. This trap treat was released just two days ago through Ultra Music. It’s been our weekend jam in the dojo when we’ve needed a little pick me up for the parties. It’s going to serve you well in getting you through this upcoming week and it’ll still be fresh enough for the next weekend when it comes.
M4SONIC & YDG work in tandem to give fans the anthem they want for festival season. It’s catchy, with hot melodies that will burn themselves into your mind, but it’s not one of those watered down songs that has producers reaching for something too far and trying too hard. It seemed everything flowed nicely – no pun intended – especially the rap verses that add that extra sweet touch to make “About It” even more memorable. Ultra Music has this one up on digital stores if you’re looking to add it to your library.