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.
Kanye West Black Skinhead (Alex Young + Royals Horny 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.
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!
The M Machine- June 20th
Arty feat. Chris James Together We Are (The M Machine 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.
Our favorite Birmingham based four piece just dropped this video to their track “King City” which is off their upcoming album ‘Where The Heaven Are We’ released 5th of August 2013 through RCA Victor/Chess Club Records. The dreamy indie pop track was shot in LA during their first tour of the states. The classic Americana feel comprised of sprawling desert landscapes, good old fashioned American muscle and a greasy spoon diner is an ideal vision for this track. Make sure to set your calendars to pick up this release. It’s sure not to disappoint.
Damn. The summer jams just keep coming and coming. They’re coming in such high volume that we’re running out of references to make. We’ve already covered wearing flip flops, hitting pool parties, festivals, and having your car windows being rolled down. The only thing that’s left is mowing the law, so we’ll go with that. So, when you’re out there mowing your lawn in the warm summer sun, it of course helps to have your favorite sunny music tunes to accompany your icy cold beer and ten year old tennis shoes. Every guy that read this post just nodded his head in agreement. Anyways, today we’re offering up something that will be perfect next time you throw your buds in and fire up the ol’ mower.
Colorado electronic hip hop duo Bass Physics released this groovy soulful tune just nine hours ago. This free download draws on influences from other great Colorado hip hop/electronica artist with it’s meticulous sampling, big rich bassline, and smooth percussion. Click “download” above to snag your copy. After all, your lawn is looking a little shaggy.