The Motion Feat. Sampha
Feel like getting overwhelmed this morning? Then you’re in for a real treat. Possibly still feeling the highs of a Miami Heat victory in the NBA Finals (even though he couldn’t get in on the celebrations), Drake decided to share four very different new singles with us last night. Although only one of them will probably make it to the final cut on Nothing Was The Same, they’re all worth a listen.
“The Motion” is easily the best of the quartet, with a sound that’s very reminiscent of the late 90′s/early 2000′s and contains a feature from Sampha (of SBTRKT fame). Meanwhile on “Jodeci Freestyle,” Drizzy and main man J. Cole show that they’re both ready to take over the game, if they haven’t already that is. Given the lyrical content, we’re assuming this was recorded very recently (possibly after their show in NY?), which makes the song that much more impressive.
Similar to previous remixes of “Round of Applause” and “Tony Montana,” Drake decides to bring his Southern side out as he tacks a fresh verse onto “Versace,” a new single from Atlanta natives Migos. The final premiere comes from PARTYNEXTDOOR, the first signee to Drake’s October’s Very Own label. Drizzy feels right at home on this one as he lends a guest verse to the sultry, laidback tune.
Download all four songs for free, and be on the lookout for Nothing Was The Same, which will be in stores September 17th.
The Motion Feat. Sampha
Jodeci Freestyle Feat. J. Cole
Versace Feat. Drake
Over Here Feat. Drake
What is up my ninjas? It’s Friday, and it’s officially the first day of summer. You know what that means, don’t you? It means it’s time to lace up your dancing shoes, and get ready for a long summer’s night. Before you hit your closet to look for your proper nightlife attire, throw on this bad boy to get you in the mood. We threw in a few extra tracks to celebrate the best season of the year.
Black Skinhead (Alex Young + Royals Horny Edit)
If So (TheFatRat Remix)
Slow Down or Jump Around (MAKJ Edit 2.0)
Alive (TJRs Bouncy Version)
trick//Deorro//Nicola Fasano//Fedde Le Grand
Dannic Feat. SOFI
Dont Hold Me Back (Original Mix)
Lets Go (Junkie Kid HardHouse Remix )
We Are The People (Fyor Remix)
So Young So High x NO HANDZ (First Day of Summer Mashup)
Let Me Show You Love (Dont Give Up On Us) (Tom Swoon Edit)
It’s always a joy to write about your favorite styles of music, not to mention how easy it is to feature something that carries a certain amount of passion and vigor from its writer. Which is why when Deep-House and Disco producers CKSNL (pronounced Cocksinelle) sent us their forthcoming extended-play, out this Monday on Leeds based Baker Street Records, there was the need to quiet the twelve year-old fanboy inside of me in order to get out some semi-legible writing about this lush trio of club tracks.
“Orlando”, the titular track from CKSNL’s EP plays like a radiant Summer night, bolstered by warm pads, a vocal sample from Marvin Gaye’s timeless “What’s Going On”, and a blithe synth line all wrapped up neatly in a percussive groove. It is a transparent recording done in an intellectual way. Nothing strenuous or unnecessary finds itself on the tune, but what is there seems to flit along quite perfectly. Orlando’s sophomore track “Kristal” follows a more disco centered approach, creating a cut fit for pool-parties, rooftops and VIP sets that recalls some of Mylo’s earliest work, but is still bouncy enough to warrant some hip gyration on the floor. Rounding everything out is Ooft!’s remix of “Orlando”. Ooft! offers a re-imagining of the song’s original melody, but carries it out in a way earmarked to display his signature progressive sound. All in all, Orlando is a fine way for CKSNL to make their TMN debut, so please check out all three tunes.
The EP is set for a release date for the 24th of June, but you can hear it here first. Stream CKSNL’s EP Orlando above.
Orlando (Ooft! Dub)
Orlando (Instrumental Mix)
Springfield based indie rock outfit Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin not only has an entertaining name, but an entertaining sound. This Missourian four piece met at an absolute laugher of a Super bowl, when the legendary Denver Broncos, lead by a God against men, dismantled the Atlanta Falcons. Broncos allegiance aside, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for these guys, and I’m excited today to bring some new music from them to you.
The repetitious chord driven progression of “Nightwater Girlfriend” is similar to what we’ve come to expect and love from SSLYBY. It has that garage rock feel that’s easily digestible. There’s also a nice little math rock inspired guitar section that shows the bands versatility. No matter how you shake it down, these guys know how to write an infectious tune.
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!
Together We Are (The M Machine Remix)
Right Now (Draft Remix)
J Majik and Wickaman are nearing their release date for their first album in five years. “Out of Sight” is due out July 1st on the duo’s label, InfraRed Music, and is chalk full of drum and bass tracks that span from futuristic computer funk to old-skool jungle core. We’ve had a chance to preview the album, and it’s one of the most impressive drum and bass releases we’ve heard in some time.
To get you pumped up on the release, we have an exclusive remix of one of the tracks from the album, “Right Now,” which features vocals from Kate Loveridge (who appears on multiple tracks on “Out of Sight”). The original is a heart pounding, energy-charged track with soulful lyrics that you can’t help but move your body to. With as amazing of a track as it is, we were equally impressed with Draft’s take on it. This London based producer has deconstructed the original and crafted a funky bass line-driven dance floor gem. Kate’s vocals are definitely the star of this remix, but are wonderfully accented with a twangy bass and elements of the original synths. While it’s miles away from the original, it’s done tastefully and in a way that showcases Draft’s talents as producer and remixer.
“Right Now” and this remix will be dropping this Monday, the 24th. Make sure to keep an eye out.