Classic (feat. Powers)
We deserve to wear the cone of shame with this one, ninjas. How could we possibly let the #1 song of the year from one of our most favorite artists of all time just slide right through the cracks? Last month, The Knocks teamed up with Powers and unleashed some shimmery love in their new original, “Classic”. Easily one of the greatest songs to have permeated the overly-saturated layers found in commercial dance music, “Classic” delivers with some refreshing Summery vibes to help us keep the streak going a little bit longer. With its neon disco resonance, an addictive guitar melody, and some sweet, sweet energies from Powers, The Knocks give us more the reason to make those endless days of Summer love that much more timeless.
It was a summer time, that summer high
Oh what a masterpiece
The way your eyes met mine, sweet
Like apple pie, caught in your energy
The future came to me, I see
We’re not lying when we say this song might have won the year for us (specifically this ninja, though) and our shameless number of plays can reveal so much more about how much we dig what these cats have evolved into. If you haven’t heard this song, then you’re in luck because you may or may not want to go get yourself a funky guitar, a slice of apple pie, and a sweet young thing to share those classic moments with. Support The Knocks by purchasing a copy of “Classic feat. Powers” on iTunes today – trust us – this is worth the $1.29.
Portland : ME
Gotta love it when musicians just can’t keep away from making music.
Written on their drive from Providence, RI to Portlane, ME, Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language have dialed up a tasty little treat for your Friday evening. With a supremely dancable beat, some disco-style synths, and some bodacious, soulful original vocals, “Portland: ME” glows with both authentic nostalgia and new-school appeal.
While this beauty isn’t available for a download at this time, feel free to jam it here on TMN or on their Soundcloud.
Spellbound (NTEIBINT Remix)
Coming off of a successful release from last week, Justin Faust is back with the first “Spellbound” remix from fellow Disco producer, NTEIBINT. Taking us on a more mellow, yet moving journey, NTEIBINT casts a new spell on this enchanting number by spicing things up with some 80’s style synths, orchestral horns, and a classic Disco vibe that has us levitating like never before. With this being a little teaser remix to get us all pumped for Faust’s upcoming Album, Spellbound, he sure did give us something to get down to in the mean time. Spellbound is set to be released on September 19th on Discotexas, so make sure to pre-order your copy today. Whatcha waiting for ninjas?
Just say the magic words ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ and groove it on up!
This ninja might be in a Disco kind of groove today because there seems to be a common theme with the amount of funky hits we’ve posted today…or maybe it’s just a sign that it’s Friday and we’re ready to rip our work clothes off and get all fancy for the night. We’ve got a fun new tune from an unfamiliar artist around here who calls himself/herself, Book Club. With only one song to show, Book Club introduces us to a new side of Disco in which this style exudes the type of elements one would expect to hear underwater. With some funky Chromeo-style vocal chops, some incredibly fancy sounding synths, and a catchy melody, “Young Man At The Sea” keeps us afloat in this sea disco hit. Considering this is the only information we have on Book Club, we can only hope that this person continues to take this new sound to an entirely new level of production.
A Little Lost
Sufjan Stevens fans will be chomping at the bit do get their hands on this interpretation of “A Little Lost.” In a tribute compilation put together by The Red Hot Organization, notable artists from around the globe came together to pay tribute to American cellist, composer, singer, and musician Arthur Russell.
Master mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell comes out October 21 by way of Yep Roc, and includes works by Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphrescent, Jose Gonzalez, Devandra Banhart, and more. Today though, we’re covering just this body of work from Detroit-born Sufjan Stevens. Boasting a defined electronic bass and percussion section, the focus is on Steven’s voice, much as it was Russell’s. The beauty of both this interpretation and it’s predeceasing original are in the simplicity. With the understated nature, we’re left to get lost in the lyrics.
Obviously moved by the message, Steven’s had this to say:
I like “A Little Lost” because it’s all about kissing. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can’t stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there’s no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can’t stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can’t get anything done because I’m so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it’s absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser.
Mexican Coke (prod. Knox Fortune)
Chicago’s Leather Corduroys, comprised of Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp, are back at it. The hip-hop duo’s most recent project, Porno Music Vol. II, was one of our favorites this year and they’ve certainly hit the ground running with their latest offering. On “Mexican Coke,” both emcees spit some casually boastful lines about their extensive travels over playful production courtesy Knox Fortune. As much of the music that comes from their SaveMoney collective, this one’s a bouncy listen that could work equally well in a casual or party setting. Check it above.
It’s been a minute since we last heard any solo material from Big Sean, but the Detroit spitter has returned in a big way today (no pun intended). In honor of his recent signing to Roc Nation and the release of his own signature pair of Adidas shoes, Sean Don decided to share four brand new songs to celebrate his hustle. These aren’t exactly your average fare either, as the tracks feature production from an eclectic group that includes Mike WiLL Made It, Kanye West, DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi, Key Wane, Nate Fox, Da Internz and L&F.
Sean is all over the map in this collection, as he draws influence from a number of various styles of hip-hop. From the far more serious “Paradise” and “4th Quarter” to the more playful “Jit/Juke” and “I Don’t Fuck With You,” the talented rapper stays steady with the punchlines, dropping plenty of quotables and keying us into some of the recent happenings of his life, namely the rumors surrounding his relationship with Ariana Grande.
Nod your head to the tracks below, and make sure to be on the lookout for any upcoming album announcements from the G.O.O.D. Music representative.
’Big Sean – Paradise (Ransom Intro) (Prod. MikeWillMadeIt)’
’Big Sean – I Don’t Fuck With You Feat E40(Prod. DJ Mustard / Kanye West /DJ Dahi)’
’Big Sean – Jit/Juke (Prod. Nate Fox/ Da Internz/ L&F)’
’Big Sean – 4th Quarter (Prod. Key Wane)’