Glaswegian producer Koreless has done this amazing remix for How To Dress Well, creating a slow-burning epic of quiet synths and subtle beats. A hauntingly gentle yet incredibly complex piece that weaves in many elements to form a near-perfect piece of delicate electronica. Definitely one to keep on your playlists as winter approaches, listen to the delicious “Cold Nites” below.
How To Dress Well’s new album, Total Loss, comes out September 18th via Acephale.
How To Dress Well
Cold Nites (Koreless Remix)
“Sweet Nothing” only premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 1, but it’s already making waves around the world. UK favorite Calvin Harris collabs on another catchy tune with Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), and the result is such a sweet something.
A funky bassline begins the song, before transitioning back into the area of House/Electro-pop that made Calvin Harris famous, all topped off with Florence’s vocals throughout the track. Not only a song that juxtaposes love against melancholy, a deep want for something from nothing, “Sweet Nothing” is also a song that stays in the moment, a song that reiterates and conveys the needs of going out and dancing to forget your troubles. Harris’ melodies enhance the lyrics by communicating the mixed emotions and nuances that the vocals alone can’t do. This song is going to be all over radios and in clubs, so listen to it here!
Florence Welch ft. Calvin Harris
SAVOY, the jam band trio turned electronic beat masters, are back at it again with their latest release, the Supertrail EP. Supertrail consists of seven original tracks, which span almost all genres of electronic music ranging from electro to trap. The EP immediately kicks off raising the energy with a strong electro track “Devils On Horseback” and never looks back. Other notable selections from the EP are the “Fine,” a high-energy dubstep track and “More” an electro banger, which features the alluring vocals of Heather Bright. Best of all, SAVOY is giving out this EP for free! So do yourself a favor, snag a copy by showing them some love on Facebook.
Devils On Horseback
SAVOY & Heather Bright
SAVOY & Heather Bright
Oakland-based veteran duo Zion I have been around pretty much as long as I have been listening to hip-hop music. Their sound has always been progressive with the innovative production of DJ Amp Live and just the right amount of social and political consciousness from rapper MC Zumbi. While these talented artists have been in the game for over a decade, they have managed to stay relevant evolving their sound, with out losing their unique style, and collaborating with artists from a wide range of genres.
On their most recent release, they enlist fellow Cali-bred emcees, and frequent collaborators, Grouch & Eligh, of Living Legends, to bring us a display of pure, west coast lyricism over a trademark, complex Amp Live instrumental. While many artists who rose in the early 2000s find themselves fading into obscurity, Zion I and co. continue to create pure, timeless hip-hop making the chorus proclamation of, “We Don’t Stop,” so appropriate. “We Don’t” is the second single off Zion I’s upcoming album, Shadow Boxing, out October 2nd.
We Dont Ft. Grouch & Eligh
Washington DC’s, Misun are back with a new track, ‘Sharpshooter’, which sees the band take on a completely new direction in terms of genre. Produced by Nacey, ‘Sharpshooter’ packs a punch and rocks hard, with some sexy vocals to really heat things up even further. While it may be different from the pop of their debut EP ‘The Sea’ (which Nacey also helped to produce), we’ve gotta admit that we like this new sound from Misun. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be deskdancing by the end of ‘Sharpshooter’ and hitting ‘repeat’ endlessly. Enjoy.
Sharpshooter (produced by Nacey)
For the past five years, Brighton-based songwriter Charley Bickers has been slowly recording his debut album, backed with an all-star cast of musicians including members of The Verve, The Guillemots, Saint Saviour and Goldfrapp. The first single to be lifted from the project, “Built To Last” is a sweeping guitar ballad that reflects on lost childhood and the inevitable passing of time. It’s been produced by Nick McCabe from The Verve and delivers a tender introduction to the album, hinting at the expansive vision behind Bickers’ collaborative spirit.
Built To Last
Three Little Words feat. Si Jones
Here at The Music Ninja, we love a bit of Björk, so it gives us great pleasure to bring you a stunning reworking of her track “Hidden Place”. Genre-hopping San Franciscan producer Blackbird Blackbird has taken Björk’s trademark intense vocals and chopped them up, adding a textured beat to the mix for good measure, creating a more fragmented and haunting ode to the secret place that lovers have.
Hidden Place (Blackbird Blackbird Bootleg)