Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (IckyBob Bootleg)
Who needs a little Tame Impala to make us feel like we only go backwards? Sounds like you ninjas need a daily dose of some hipster heroin – you know, the kind that makes you pull out your high-waisted shorts, a rugged Pink Floyd crop top, and a floral headband to make you that much more basic. Before you go and start your countdown to Coachella, we must prepare you for easily one of the illest bootlegs we’ve heard of Tame Impala’s winning song, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”. Located somewhere in the US is the internet’s next winning sensation, IckyBob. The young producer took this oh so charming original song and sent it through a massive vortex full of heavy-ass 808’s, a flawless build, and a breakdown that will shoot you to the moon and back. We’re not saying that this wins, but it wins. That fact that this only has 254 plays in a month blows us away…guess IckyBob is about to have a great day because all of you are about to experience this kids magic.
On. Repeat. Forever.
With Summer still on the forefront of our minds, it has been increasingly difficult to come to terms with yet another season gone by. However, just because the weather is (slowly) shifting from the high 100’s to the mid 90’s, we can still embrace the rays of summery bliss until further notice. When it comes to music, sounds have a particular season and since we’re still stuck on Summer, we dug a bit deeper to help guide you into the Fall mindset in a much easier way. We came across a small artist, GGOOLLDD, during the late night tumble, and listened to their 4 track $TANDARD$ EP.
Sounding much like The Naked and Famous, GGOOLLDD has a very intriguing style of production and songwriting. Their synth-heavy productions along with their catchy hooks collectively bring a refreshing new take on the fusion of indie and pop. After listening through the $TANDARD$ EP a couple of times through, we realized that we may have just stumbled across an artist who has the potential to take over our favorite festivals around the world. Regardless, GGOOLLDD has a family of ninjas here to support them from here on out.
’GGOOLLDD – Younger Days’
’GGOOLLDD – Killing Times’
What’s more exciting than a massive new track from a talented artist right in the hotbed of the blistering Australian music scene? A massive new track from two of these artists, combining to form a united force ready to dominate the festival season both at home and abroad. The lads in question, LDRU and Yahtzel, have been making waves all year and have tag-teamed many a crowd over recent tours in the local scene. Now, they’ve cemented their mateship with a new identity in Carmada, and have consecrated the union in the filthiest way possible. From its soulful future sounds to getting down and dirty with hard grinding basslines, ‘Maybe’ is a demonstration of just what these two are capable of with their skills pooled into one entity. Their debut EP is on the way in the coming months, but if this is any indication of what’s ahead, we foresee big things for this promising duo.
Feel It (Thero Remix)
Thero has been on a tear recently with his own unique brand of tropical house remixes. On the surface, you may not think much of it due to everyone and their mother wearing a Hawaiian shirt and calling themselves a producer these days, but Thero truly has the production chops to make a career in this business, even in other genres. On his latest spin, he takes on relatively unknown indie starlet Only Girl, transforming the soulful original in an energetic tribute to the final days of summer. Obviously, I can’t personally insure his staying power alone, so be sure to check more of Thero out; you won’t be disappointed!
Ariana Grande ft. Cashmere Cat
Be My Baby (EASY GIRL REMIX) Waxhole Exclusive
This song is about to be all over the blogosphere (and rightfully so), but I feel like I needed to be the Ninja to post this, as I’ve been following Easy Girl for years. The Angeleno producer has been in the remix game for quite some time, taking on industry favorites like Grimes, R Kelly, and TMN favorite Ellie Goulding. He has showcased his own brand of futuristic remixes in the past with a signature style of revamped percussion lines and vocal chops, but it seems to us like he’s onto something new. By taking on not only Ariana Grandbae, but her Cashmere Cat-produced single off her new album, Easy Girl is clearly trying to make a serious name for himself by taking on some great new challenges. Like most of his remixes, there’s certainly no shortage of reproduced synth lines to be found here, but it is a certified Easy Girl classic and something we’ll remember him by as he continues his meteoric rise to stardom.
Flume & Chet Faker
Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)
There’s no denying that the Flume & Chet Faker collaboration from last year was one of 2013’s hottest tracks. It blended the two artists together; raw,soulful lyricism from Chet and sensational production chops from Flume. In a year when the Australian electronic music scene was bursting at the seams, we got our crowning achievement. Fast forward nine months and across the Pacific, and we now have this. Sweater Beats, well-known around the world for his work with the Symbols and HW&W crews, takes on “Drop the Game” and drops it on its head, changing it nearly instantly into an absolute heater. If you thought Flume’s work on the Lorde remix was next level, just wait until you hear this. I’m guaranteeing that this won’t be the last time you hear this song, or Sweater Beats.
Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence (Datsik Remix)
It’s no secret that Lana Del Rey‘s film noir-esque voice lends itself wonderfully to the electronic remix. Dubstep veteran, Datsik, is the latest producer to reimagine Lana with his take on the title track from her latest album, Ultraviolence. Rather than completely change the vibe, Datsik adds a layer of heavy bass amplifying the somber feel and creating a wobbly masterpiece in the process. This one’s the perfect catalyst to kick off your Friday shenanigans.