[Event Preview] Life and Death – Miami – 12/4


Life and Death Records will be showcasing their biggest and brightest this Thursday for another coup d’état of Miami Art Basel. Last year this label had the masses clamoring for tickets at the door of the now defunct Vagabond. If you are in, or anywhere close to Miami…you CANNOT miss this show. Mind Against, Thugfucker, Vaal, hell even the label’s founder DJ Tennis (Manfredi Romano), will be there.

Accompanying the aforementioned madmen of deep house will be the likes of Innervisions’ Dixon. World renowned, yet seldom recorded, these performers will be an experience unlike any other, and one that few in the United States have the privilege of witnessing. The party is going down at Grand Central downtown; be there or be square.

Purchase tickets here.

Mind Against
DHA DGTL Life And Death ADE LIVE Podcast #001
Robot Heart
DJ Tennis
Robot Heart
Dixon live at Boiler Room Berlin 006
Full 60 Minutes!
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[NEW] Purity Ring – Push Pull

Purity Ring
Push Pull

Just the other day, I was randomly listening to some songs from Shrines and found myself thinking it had been way too long since I’d heard anything new from Purity Ring. Well, just as luck would have it, it seems my wishes were finally granted as the band have just released their first original single since 2012. Despite the long hiatus, the group haven’t lost a step at all, and it’s pretty evident they’ve been hard at work over the last two years. “Push Pull” is just as wonderful as you’d imagine: delicate, yet explosive with a touch of anguish found in Megan James‘ vocals. We’re pretty thrilled with the results, and can barely contain our excitement for the duo’s upcoming sophomore effort. Stream the tune below.

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[Future R&B] Vanessa Elisha – 21 Questions (Cover) (Prod. GXNXVS & Seywood)

21 questions
Vanessa Elisha
21 Questions (Cover)(GXNXVS & Seywood)

What’s already shaped up to be a pretty amazing week for R&B is only about to get better, now that we have some new material from Australian songstress Vanessa Elisha. If the song title seems familiar at all, that’s probably because the singer has taken upon the unconventional task of covering a 50 Cent classic. With GXNXVS and Seywood handling production duties, the trio put a clever new spin on charming ol’ Half Dollar’s treasured love ballad. There’s no question about the quality of this cover, as Vanessa’s scintillating vocals bask brightly among the layered synths and wobbling bass. Though it definitely takes some time to get used to hearing the questions sung from a female perspective, it’s probably safe to say Vanessa has a stronger set of pipes than Fiddy. It’s undoubtably a refreshing take on a timeless piece from our adolescence, and we’re excited to hear what else Vanessa has in store for us as she prepares for her new EP next year.

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After enjoying a rather successful breakout campaign in 2014, PARTYNEXTDOOR is already primed for bigger and badder things in 2015. Having recently wrapped up his North American fall tour just last month, Party is now preparing to travel the globe, announcing his PND Live World Tour late last night, which includes 42 dates across the USA and Europe from January through March. To celebrate the big news, the Canadian crooner also released a free EP titled, PND Colours. The project is his first since this summer’s PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO. Though the EP is short on length, it’s definitely not short on quality, featuring four very memorable tracks to add to the 21 year-old’s already impressive collection. PND Colours also includes appearances from Travi$ Scott and Ca$h Out, and while the OVO signee doesn’t typically feature many artists on his songs, he makes good use of their talents here. Stream and download the EP below, and make sure to check out PARTYNEXTDOOR live when he makes it to your city next year.

Lets Get Married
Girl From Oakland
Jus Know (feat. Travis Scott)
Dont Worry (feat. Ca$h Out)
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[Chill] Spoon – Inside Out (Tycho Remix)

Inside Out (Tycho Remix)

Ninja regulars will already know this, but we’re huge fans of Tycho, who really caught their stride this year with the release of Awake. Today, we get an extra special remix from Scott Hansen & co. as they take on “Inside Out” by Spoon, who have had quite the comeback year themselves. Tycho utilize their signature instrumentation to create an incredible groove matching the original’s bounce and complimenting the vocals of Spoon frontman Britt Daniel to perfection. After the first couple minutes, though, the track goes near full instrumental allowing the abstract, subtle melodies to take front and center. We’re not used to hearing vocals on Tycho tracks, but are definitely not mad at how this one turned out. Hit play and get lost in this gorgeous tune above. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Tycho here.

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[Trap] Far East Movement & Sidney Samson- Bang It To The Curb (Dotcom Remix)

Far East Movement Dotcom
Far East Movement & Sidney Samson- Bang It To The Curb (Dotcom Remix)

We know it’s not Friday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn things up on this lively hump day, eh? What better way to get your blood going than with this killer remix of Far East Movement’s & Sidney Samson’s, “Bang it to the Curb” from Dotcom? Filled with subs galore, epic trap snares, and way too much heat, Dotcom takes this Far East Movement & Sidney Samson track and turns it the ultimate go-to banger for any and all settings – yes, grandma’s house counts. We don’t know about you but we definitely feel like partying after hearing this. Grab your free download and turn up, ninjas,

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[Chill] Atlas Bound – Talk

Atlas Bound - Talk
Atlas Bound

If you ever feel like chillaxing, grab your headphones and treat yourself to this wonderful tune. Atlas Bound, an Australian DJ/band crossover duo, just released this gem titled “Talk”. First thing that catches your attention is the Chet Faker-like vocals. The lazy yet soulful voice is mixed with a beat that is minimalist and downtempo. The faded piano keys in the background further accentuate the dreamy and jazzy approach of the song. The duo manages to create a sound so hypnotizing it’s almost therapeutic.

With the addition of Atlas Bound, Next Wave Records is set to take over the electronic music scene, showing such diversity and talent in its caliber. Definitely stay tuned for more dope music coming your way!

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