Now that the sun goes down a little earlier and the air gets a little chillier, what better way to spend the early evenings then curled up with your favorite playlist., right? If you’ve got better plans than sitting home being lazy though, we definitely won’t hold you back. Thanks to wonders of technology, you can take tote us around as far as your smartphone will go.
The Pen Fallacy
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Feat. Wolfpack
Ocarina (Ahzee & DIMARO bootleg)
As we walk into the first part of our week, we find ourselves once again talking about New York based beatsmith Ahzee. Only this time around, he’s teamed up with DIMARO to take on this huge tune from Demitri Vegas and Like Mike. The tune maintains it’s original progressive nature, yet is lifted up with a big festival style drop, with the melody bouncing around huge beats.
With the experience of Dutch born DIMARO, and Ahzee’s signature flair, it’s no wonder these two put out a solid remix.
High For This (Kygo Remix)
22 year old Norwegian electronic producer Kygo, who is riding a warranted buzzsaw of press attention after a remix for Passenger’s “Let Her Go” charted at #1 on the Hype Machine charts for multiple days, just dropped us his newest remix effort for Ellie Goulding’s cover of The Weeknd’s “High For This” and it’s another grand slam outta’ Fenway. Kygo drapes Ellie’s unmistakable vocals in a hollow and lush four-to-the-floor kick which you could tell was his production only one bar into the tune, while only subtly tweaking the original synth line into a workable dance sound for a builder of a first half. But, the real magic occurs about halfway through as the very adroit composer lays down a completely original chord progression, immediately swallowing your consciousness which paces the rest of the track and sets it miles apart from the original recording. Once again, Kygo has offered this one up for free on his Facebook page in exchange for a “Like”, so go ahead and snag yourself a copy.
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
Stay The Night (YOGI REMIX)
Another week, another industry newcomer here on The Music Ninja. You know we love bringing you guys the freshest there is, and today is no different. Hot out of the gates is the youngster YOGI, who’s serving up a remix of Zedd’s monster tune with Hayley Williams.
In this remix, the Big Smoke based producer flipped the progressive nature of “Stay the Night” on its head, dialing it up with deep bass hits, meticulously crafted samples and razor sharp synths. Once uplifting, and suggestive, the tune now takes on a much more aggressive and sexual feel, being propelled by driving drum rythyms and contorted vocals.
The latest signing to Skrillix’s OWSLA label, YOGI is already showing promise with this monster remix. Make sure you keep an eye on him, as he’s rumored to have collaborated with big Hip Hop artists for his debut EP, due out early 2014.
Fresh off the heels of one of our favorite albums of 2013 thus far and his third full-length under the Toro Y Moi moniker, Anything In Return, Chaz Bundick’s Berkeley-via-South Carolina music project once again touches down in Denver, CO at The Ogden Theatre this Wednesday, November 6 for what looks to be an amazing night also featuring L.A.’s rising house music heartthrobs Classixx and their new live show. Not one to be pigeonholed into any single genre, each of Toro Y Moi’s respective releases have been far and away a different animal than the previous, using structural production elements from pop, indie, garage, chillwave, house and more to result into one of our favorite live acts around and a can’t miss for our TMN family.
Rounding out the amazing bill is aforementioned production duo, Classixx, who are also riding the waves of momentum from a sonically captivating debut long-player of their own which was actually many years in the making, Hanging Gardens. Classixx brings their new live performance with them after years as touring DJ’s and they are already welcome faces to the Denver dance scene after delivering solid performances in 2013 at both the Norad Dance Bar and The Ogden; so we expect a raucous crowd to begin piling in as soon as doors are opened. For our Denver Ninjas, you can buy your tix here, and we’ll see you on the floor this Wednesday! In anticipation of Wednesday night’s show, you can stream Toro Y Moi’s “So Many Details” off of Anything In Return and Classixx’ viral hit from Hanging Gardens “Holding On” below. Enjoy.
Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway
Wizard (Radio Edit)
There was a point in time where you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing “Animals.” Easily the EDM anthem of 2013, Martin Garrix’s fame was born as soon as the label finally released who was behind that legendary track. Now that the onslaught of remixes and bootlegs have died down, we’re once again prepping ourselves for some more addoration for this 17 year old superstar.
Teaming up with fellow beatsmith Jay Hardway, the two have just unleashed “Wizard,” about an hour ago. In a tune that Dumbledore himself would give a bearded nod to, we’re instantly hooked with the intricate layers of electro house synths that walk up to a enourmous build. In a somewhat similar drop to “Animals,” we feel the need to dance to the simplistic drum style melody that flirts back and forth with the gigantic bass hits.
Girls (The Knocks remix)
Oh boy, do we love when remix duties are symbiotically thought out rather than the product of two talent agencies trying to highlight their respective artist du jour. So for us, it was a match made in indie heaven when production duo The Knocks took on the task of reinvigorating Manchester lo-fi garage-poppers The 1975 and their single “Girls” (which comes as part of their debut self-titled album) into a scooting clubland anthem. After being called upon for official remixes to the likes of indie stalwarts like HAIM, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Foster the People and Two Door Cinema Club it was high time that they were called upon to work some of their big-room disco shimmer onto an emotive and dreamy tune. The Knocks’ take “Girls” to new heights with airy synth stabs, and a very nice play by pitching down Matthew Healy’s super recognizable croon and folding it back in with the original vocal track. Expect to hear this one in many a disc-jockey’s set this season, and be ready for the full release on November 11.