VOICES IN MY HEAD ft. A$AP Ferg
Given the releases thus far, it is pretty safe to say that SBTRKT‘s upcoming album is going to be one of the best of the year. Each song has pushed genre boundaries in original ways and the A$AP Ferg-featuring “Voices In My Head” is, unsurprisingly, no exception. With an airy, yet ominous backdrop, Ferg diverges from his usual trapped-out style delivering a powerful, introspective verse with a versatile flow that adjusts to fit SBTRKT’s brooding, evolving instrumental. Wonder Where We Land is out on October 7th.
The Celestics ft. Waldo
You remember The Celestics right? The Canadian duo–consisting of super producer Kaytranada & rapper Louie P–burst onto the scene back in May with the release of their mixtape Supreme Laziness. Returning today with the first follow-up to their acclaimed project, the brothers from Montreal team up with Michigan native Waldo for “173.” This new cut finds the emcees spitting gruff yet emphatic rhymes over an ominous, hard-hitting instrumental. With Halloween edging closer than you think, this one makes for a good track to stash away to frighten all the other emcees out there with that with these guys are capable of. Grab the free download above and make sure to stay tuned for more from the pair in the coming months.
Our Love (Daphni Mix)
Caribou‘s return has been absolutely magnificent. Earlier today, on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio One mix, Daphni, the alter-ego of Caribou’s Dan Snaith, made his first return remixing the title track from the forthcoming album. While the original version of “Our Love” already holds a distinct dance feel, Daphni rearranges the bass-line and vocal sample to give it more of an underground, UK garage feel. Spanning over 7-minutes, this remix captivates the listener with its steady progression. Give this one a spin above–Our Love is out digitally on September 15h and can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.
LA-based rapper Sahtyre first surfaced last April with his debut mixtape, LSD (Prelude), which featured electronic production largely courtesy ninja-favorites Hippie Sabotage accompanied by gritty, yet thoughtful, rhymes. After being relatively quite for the last few months, the talented emcee dropped off an an enormous new song a couple days ago.
“Prince Thunder” employs a haunting sample of Prince‘s “Thunder” in tandem with a heavy, hypnotizing backdrop. Sahtyre showcases his quick flow, and insightful lyricism, leaving the listener ready for another project, which we hope is on the way. This will do just fine, though, to hold us over in the meantime.
Easy (KLYN Remix)
The ninjas are out on the prowl and we just keep searching deeper and deeper into the cloud only to find you the talent that deserves to be recognized. With only 1 song, 58 followers, and roughly 1,600 plays in five days, Vienna producer KYLN hasn’t quite lit that flame…until now. After perusing through endless amounts of sounds from all over, we stumbled upon his one and only remix of Son Lux’s “Easy”, and needless to say, he gave us exactly what we want to hear at this time of day. Combining such deep rhythms with melodic elements, KYLN creates an aesthetically atmospheric setting for all of us to zone out and get lost in the moment. It is evident that he has many sources of inspiration including Hip-Hop, Soul, Indie, and Electronic music; KYLN merges these different sounds together and turned “Easy” into a the type of song that makes you want to sit outside at 4 in the morning and ponder your surroundings. Enjoy the eerie ambiance with KYLN and stay tuned for what’s to come for this talented producer.
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (IckyBob Bootleg)
Who needs a little Tame Impala to make us feel like we only go backwards? Sounds like you ninjas need a daily dose of some hipster heroin – you know, the kind that makes you pull out your high-waisted shorts, a rugged Pink Floyd crop top, and a floral headband to make you that much more basic. Before you go and start your countdown to Coachella, we must prepare you for easily one of the illest bootlegs we’ve heard of Tame Impala’s winning song, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”. Located somewhere in the US is the internet’s next winning sensation, IckyBob. The young producer took this oh so charming original song and sent it through a massive vortex full of heavy-ass 808’s, a flawless build, and a breakdown that will shoot you to the moon and back. We’re not saying that this wins, but it wins. That fact that this only has 254 plays in a month blows us away…guess IckyBob is about to have a great day because all of you are about to experience this kids magic.
On. Repeat. Forever.
With Summer still on the forefront of our minds, it has been increasingly difficult to come to terms with yet another season gone by. However, just because the weather is (slowly) shifting from the high 100’s to the mid 90’s, we can still embrace the rays of summery bliss until further notice. When it comes to music, sounds have a particular season and since we’re still stuck on Summer, we dug a bit deeper to help guide you into the Fall mindset in a much easier way. We came across a small artist, GGOOLLDD, during the late night tumble, and listened to their 4 track $TANDARD$ EP.
Sounding much like The Naked and Famous, GGOOLLDD has a very intriguing style of production and songwriting. Their synth-heavy productions along with their catchy hooks collectively bring a refreshing new take on the fusion of indie and pop. After listening through the $TANDARD$ EP a couple of times through, we realized that we may have just stumbled across an artist who has the potential to take over our favorite festivals around the world. Regardless, GGOOLLDD has a family of ninjas here to support them from here on out.
’GGOOLLDD – Younger Days’
’GGOOLLDD – Killing Times’