[Deep House] U2 – Ordinary Love (Pretty Pink Remix)

Pretty Pink
Ordinary Love (Pretty Pink Remix) [Free Download]

After almost 3 years of no music releases and no word of their existence, U2 was starting to make us question whether they were still a thing or not. Last November they got us back into the groove of things, and released their powerful single, “Ordinary Love” in honor of one of history’s greatest figures: Nelson Mandela. That song made us relive all the sweetest memories and beautiful days we’ve all shared with U2, while simultaneously spreading the love and peace that Mandela fought for until the day he died.

With a song with that much meaning and depth, it was almost inevitable that some brave soul in the dance music world would take on this divinity and add a new essence of beauty to it. That brave soul was Pretty Pink. Known for making people groove across dance floors around the world, the German house goddess decided to turn a historically pivotal song into something truly euphoric. Without straying too far away from the integrity of the original, Pretty Pink adds a subtle, yet powerful, dose of heavenly melodies that have Nelson Mandela smiling from up above the universe.

As we effortlessly groove across the living room floor or vibe to the flow of traffic this afternoon, make sure to turn this song up and let that soul of yours feel the ordinary love around us- wherever that may be.

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[Hip-Hop] Rick Ross – Finals 2 (Feat. Wale, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh, Fat Trel, Tracy T & French Montana)

Finals 2
Rick Ross
FINALS 2 (Feat. Wale, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh, Fat Trel, Tracy T & French Montana)

Even though Miami couldn’t stand the heat during the first game of the NBA Finals, MMG’s bawse Rick Ross still shows his support for his home team on the new track “Finals 2.” The D. Rich turnt-up single finds Ross bringing together an all-star line-up of emcees to show off their support and lyrical skills on the mic as a sequel to the 2011 single, “Finals” featuring Meek Mill. Bringing together Wale, Gunplay, Fat Trel, Rockie Fresh, Tracy T and French Montana, this track finds each artist lacing the knocking, street beat with their own personal style of delivery. Although some rappers stand out more than others, each offers their own unique dose of fandom and braggadocios rhymes. Take a listen to the new tune, and be sure to stay tuned to hear more new music unveiled during the Finals.

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[Hip-Hop] G-Eazy – Monica Lewinsky (Feat. Skizzy Mars & KYLE) + The Day It All Changed

These Things Happen

With his debut album These Things Happen set to drop later this month, the homie G-Eazy decided to share a few freebies that didn’t quite make it to the album. While it would be nice to hear a preview of what Eazy has in store for us on June 23rd, we’re not complaining about the two unreleased tracks we have below. The first of these songs, “Monica Lewinsky,” finds the talented spitter getting in touch with his ratchet side, teaming up with frequent collaborators, Skizzy Mars and KYLE, to floss about the perks of the typical rapper lifestyle.

Things get a bit more serious on the second of the two releases, “The Day It All Changed,” as the talented emcee describes the moment his life was forever altered over an ominous instrumental provided by Kane Beatz. Both tunes are incredibly solid, and in our minds, could have easily made it on to G-Eazy’s album, or at least one of his mixtapes. It only makes us curious however about the material that did end up on the finish product, if this was left on the cutting room floor.

G Eazy
Monica Lewinsky ft. Skizzy Mars & KYLE
G Eazy
The Day It All Changed (Prod by Kane Beatz)
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[Hip-Hop] A$AP Mob – Hella Hoes

Hella Hoes
A$AP Mob
Hella Hoes

As they gear up for the release of their upcoming album, L.O.R.D., A$AP Mob took to Funkmaster Flex and Hot 97 to drop their latest single, “Hella Hoes.” Now if the title didn’t give it away already, this new cut finds the quartet of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvyy boasting about the numerous amount of hoes they’ve amassed in a short period of time, among other gangster platitudes. While the group isn’t exactly breaking any boundaries with this new track, it is still one hell of a banger, featuring the four emcees flowing over a menacing trap instrumental. There’s still no word on a release date for the upcoming album, but stay tuned throughout the summer, as there’s bound to be more fresh music like this on the way.

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[Event Review] Chet Faker – 6/3/14 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

Chet Faker
Talk Is Cheap

On a blustery Wednesday night in Denver, some of our Ninjas were treated to an intimate live set from one of Australia’s most revered electronic exports, Chet Faker, and the sold out crowd in attendance at the Bluebird Theater weren’t slighted in the least. An early set from NYC’s Antonio Cuna, who is much more readily recognized under his alias Sweater Beats, lit the stage wonderfully while tuning the pre-packed venue’s collective cochlear cavities for what was to come. Sweater Beats paced us with a veritable smattering of his own breezy two-step and four-four bass rhythms, leaving the perfect amount of vibe on the floor for the night’s main event while stoking what seemed to be a very well educated crowd of music minds.

When the house lights came down, and a collective pandemonium seemed to consume our congregation’s psyche, we quickly and clearly realized why a majority of the crowd left the comfort of their couches on a Wednesday night. It’s pretty safe to say that since our first collision with Nicholas Murphy back in 2011, along with the 2012 pensive soundscape that was the Thinking Textures EP, and most recently the incredible Chet Faker debut long player Built on Glass;  we’d been patiently waiting for this moment for years. Immediately, an incredibly inviting atmosphere drew most attendees’ attention center stage to Chet Faker, who tonight was playing just a one-man set rather than the live projects we’ve been seeing over the last few years involving guitar, bass and drums. No, tonight it was a stripped down MIDI controller, an intimidating Akai MPC machine which must’ve been loaded with literally thousands of samples, functioning as much of the concert’s center piece and Murphy’s haunting, melancholic yet syrupy sweet vocal chords. Not even an expensive lighting or stage rigging setup, just a simple set, one man, an army of electronics and the house lights. He toyed with his fans right off the bat, seeming to tune and shape beats out of thin air off of his gadgetry strewn table, and before we realized Chet Faker was actually cobbling together whole pieces and drum patterns from his library, “I’m Into You'” had suddenly been fully formulated and we were thrown headfirst into the hour long instrumental assemblage.

Chet Faker rolled through tried and true tunes like Flume collaborations “Drop The Game” and “Left Alone”, Thinking In Textures favorites “Cigarettes and Chocolate” and “Everything I Wanted”, and even his chart defining cover of “No Diggity”, which had the packed house doing their best Blackstreet impersonations when we were tasked with carrying its chorus; before rounding out with a heaping dose of Built On Glass selections. The effort, or lack thereof, with which Chet Faker strung highs and lows together was truly a sight to behold and by the time the encore of “Talk Is Cheap” took us home, it felt as if this quaint sea of people were very figuratively eating out of his palm.

It was another lovely night of live music for us, a truly sonic journey and a perfect way to satisfy our Chet Faker fix… for maybe another year.

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[Hip-Hop] Bishop Nehru – Isolated (prod. 9th Wonder)

Bishop Nehru
Isolated (Prod. by 9th Wonder)

NY-based newcomer Bishop Nehru demonstrates that he is steady on the grind with his latest track, “Isolated”. Separating himself from the daily distractions of adolescences and fame, Nehru spits about keeping to himself, staying out of trouble, and avoiding negativity. The young emcee definitely has a good head on his shoulders and with tutelage and some dope production from 9th Wonder, the Rockland county youth keeps that focused message with an enjoyable, chill listen. Nehru definitely possesses wisdom beyond his years with his intelligent delivery and message in the bars. This is one of the first listens from LRG‘s upcoming Brilliant Youth EP, which also features new material from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and many more.

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[Electronic] Bastille – Bad Blood (Lido Remix)

Bad Blood (Lido Remix)

Norwegian producer Lido has quickly become a Ninja favorite over the last few months with his unique style that embodies everything we love about EDM’s current trajectory. On his latest masterfully crafted remix, the young artist takes on Bastille‘s hit “Bad Blood” completely transforming the original’s dark vibe into an enormous and triumphant one. Lido has a way of dropping out the instrumental and/or vocals at just the right times helping solidify his brand of minimal, future-bass bounce. On “Bad Blood,” he combines this with drum ‘n bass percussion making for a dynamically energetic sound. Enjoy above and look out for Lido’s debut EP, Pelican Fly, set for release on June 23rd

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