Made up of three sisters from Los Angeles, HAIM pack sway-worthy, new wave-tinged vibes on their latest track “Don’t Save Me”. It’s bouncy, delightful, and totally warrants more than just one spin. The vocals have great precision and attitude, and when the trio come together on harmonies, it’s pure gold. “Gimme, gimme all your love…”
Anyone who says the music business isn’t alive and thriving in Denver, obviously hasn’t been paying attention. Aside from the marquis names like Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, The Lumineers, and Savoy, there’s also a ton of smaller artists throwing down some solid tracks. In this particular case, progressive house duo Axis of Evil have teamed up with electro house producer Jontron to drop “Pineapple Express.” In this release we not only get an buzzy, dance-inducing house track, but we also get some tasty remixes as well.
That’s the thing about the scene in Denver. These artists work together to help each other out, and bring each other up. It’s a great thing to see in an otherwise cut throat business. With that being said, the remixes below are from other reputable Denver artists. You’ve probably heard of a few of these names at this point, so we won’t delve too far in descriptions. Just know that Joman, Ecotek, Tangle and Matuesz and Ishe all do this stellar track justice in their own way.
If you dig these tracks, make sure to head over and Global Dance Music, and check out some of their other work.
Pineapple Express (Original Mix) Axis Of Evil & Jontron
This song just absolutely blows my mind. ON AN ON have attached to it a weird montage/video collage documenting the history of space exploration? I, for one, want to see the three band members (formerly of Scattered Trees) play music. Maybe in the next video.
Their debut album, Give In, comes out January 29th, 2013, on Roll Call Records.
With Meek Mill‘s debut album, Dreams & Nightmares, set to drop at the end of the month, we’re finally getting a preview of what to expect from the young MMG representative. ”Maybach Curtains” fits more into the vein of what you might find on one of his boss’ records, but the talented musician is able to adapt seamlessly while crafting a fitting verse of his own. Of course smooth, exuberant tracks like these are Rick Ross‘ bread and butter (actually bread and butter are his real bread and butter, but you get the point), so you know he had to squeeze in a verse himself (I just shuddered at the thought of Ross squeezing into anything), while bringing longtime collaborators John Legend and Nas along for the ride. As stated earlier, Meek Mill is able to break out of his shell a bit on this one, toning himself down slightly, while Legend appropriately belts out “Look how far we came” and “Through these Maybach curtain I see how life has changed” during the chorus. This was definitely one of the most anticipated track off of the album, but I’m sure it’s not the last big single from Meek. Make sure to check out his Dreams & Nightmares album when it drops on October 30th.
Meek Mill ft. Nas, John Legend & Rick Ross Maybach Curtains
Eric Prydz‘s newest track “Every Day” was released last Monday and is an extremley solid prog house track. With simple vocals playing throughout, a great synth rhythm and a straight bassline, what’s not to love? Definitely worth putting on a dance playlist. It is available now on Beatport but you can check it out below.
Oh shit, ninjas! As you well know by now, we’ve been hustlin’ hardcore in Denver for the past six months. We’ve thrown some bad ass parties at Vinyl, and now we’re ready to invade Beta for their Superheroes and Villains party on October 27th. This is, of course, a Halloween party, given it’s the weekend before the holiday. We’re encouraging you to come dressed as your favorite, or completely made up superhero or villain. We will be rocking ninja costumes, so you can easily identify us. However, this is also my personal birthday celebration, so a conversation about music with me might be a little slurred and incoherent. Just sayin’.
Jontron and Dragon are headlining this night, and promise to have a fun, funky, and energetic set for everyone to dance their ass off to. We also are working with them and Beta to put together some goodie bags for a select number of party-goers. Because kids shouldn’t be the only ones that get goodie bags on Halloween.
This night is going to be one for the record books, so make sure to head down and show your TMN love!
Los Angeles’ own LexiconDon have hit the road, played Filter’s Culture Collide, SXSW and CMJ and released a stunner debut album Pink + Blue on Binary Entertainment, the label co-owned by Goldroom‘s Josh Legg. The trio draw inspiration for their music from their everyday lives — whether their partying hard at a festival or nursing a broken heart in their apartments — and that sincerity shows.
Today, The Music Ninja is happy to premiere LexiconDon’s new track “Pretending”. It begins with a dreamy intro, like a slowly swirling fog that sweeps through little by little. Once it settles in completely, it revs up and doesn’t relent. It’s got chill undertones, but is wholly captivating and charged with infectious, uplifting electro-pop energy. Turn it up and let it soundtrack your next late-night adventure. Download it for FREE below and show them some love on their Facebook.