[Dubstep] Jantsen – When The Beats Drop (Bassnectar Remix)

When Bassnectar dropped this the other night at Bill Grahm Civic in San Francisco, everyone was raging face. The drop in this insane remix has a ground shaking bass line that rumbled throughout the entire venue. Hot off his releases of his Freestyle EP, Lorin doesn’t let up on this one, featuring a similar sound design to his track “Hexes” feat. Chino Moreno. This tune has all sorts of funky wobbles and synths sprinkled throughout and mixed with some ridiculous samples. The end result is pure mayhem, so turn up the volume. Cheers.

This was also dropped in Bassnectar’s “Freestyle Mixtape”, to listen click here.

When The Beats Drop (Bassnectar Remix)

Release date is October 23rd via Amphorus Music

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[Synth Pop] Chad Valley – Fall 4 U feat. Glasser (Video)


Lately you might’ve noticed a lot of Chad Valley chatter here on The Music Ninja, and that’s because the synth pop artist, who tore up CMJ last week and whose debut album Young Hunger comes out next Tuesday via Cascine Records, is pretty darn good at what he does. We brought you this single “Fall 4 U” feat. Glasser back in August and today we present its video directed by Franklyn Banks.

Chad Valley
Fall 4 U (Feat. Glasser)
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[Folk Pop] Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Holy Roller


Fronted by Thao Nguyan, San Franciso-based folk pop group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down have been laying low since their last album Know Better Learn Faster in 2009. But today they reveal the first single from their forthcoming album We The Common, the jaunty and jangling “Holy Roller”. We The Common comes out February 5th, 2013 via Ribbon Music.

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[Hip-Hop] Heems – Cowabunga Gnarly (prod. Harry Fraud)

Queens-bred Heems, of Das Racist, continues his string of incredibly dope, albeit absurd, conscious raps with the latest Harry Fraud produced release from his highly anticipated upcoming mixtape. On “Cowabunga Gnarly,” Fraud, a rapidly rising artist, departs slightly from his signature sound setting the backdrop perfectly for his fellow NYC native with persistent, heavy drums and a variety of sprinkled vocal samples. In top form, Himanshu provides some insightful social commentary regarding race and materialism all the while maintaining his strangely engaging and free-flowing delivery. Unlike many artists who attempt to unveil modern issues, Heems does an unbelievable job of keeping the raps simultaneously entertaining and educational with his originality and own brand of comic relief.

Stream and download the unique “Cowabunga Gnarly” below and look out for Wild Water Kingdom, which is due out on November 1st via Greedhead.

Cowabunga Gnarley (prod. Harry Fraud)
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[VIDEO] M83 – Steve McQueen + Maps Remix


M83 will be releasing their next single off their sixth studio album (2011), “Steve McQueen”, on November 27th. Along with this exhilarating track, they have decided to bundle it with four other remixes by SALM, BeatauCue, Alluxe and Maps. Just a few days ago, KCRW featured UK-Based artist James Chapman, better known as MAPS, and his fantastic rendition built upon the original feel of the track. Listen below:

Steve McQueen (Maps remix)

November 1st – Pitchfork Paris Music Festival – Paris, France
December 4th – 107.7 ‘The End’s Deck the Hall Ball 2012’at Key Arena – Seattle, WA
December 5th – 94/7 ‘December To Remember’ presents M83 at the Rose Garden – Portland, OR
with Tegan and Sara and The Killers
December 7th – 91x ‘Wrex The Halls’ at Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA

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[Indie] Christopher Owens – Here We Go

If you’ll remember, an indie rock band called Girls put out a couple of highly-acclaimed records: Album in 2009 and Father, Son, Holy Ghost in 2011. The latter was my absolute favorite of that year, a completely devastating, stirring and cathartic piece of work. But not long after its release, the frontman and main songwriter, Christopher Owens, decided to leave the band. Luckily, it seems he’s been hard at work on his own because today he reveals the first taste of his solo project. The mellow “Here We Go,” like his past music, is raw and honest through and through.

The single is from his forthcoming album Lysandre, named after a girl he met in France while in town for a festival. He describes the debut LP as “a coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story.”

Christopher Owens
Here We Go

Lysandre comes out January 14th, 2013.

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Lana Del Rey – Ride (Active Child Remix)

It’s been awhile since we last heard from electronic music’s choir-pop genius Active Child, so when we got wind of this Lana Del Rey “Ride” remix, we were pretty eager to hit play. It keeps the original’s dark, dramatic flair, but there are some additional elements that give it an extra spark. Check it out for yourself below:

Lana Del Rey
Ride (Active Child Remix)
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