This bass driven and translucent indie pop track, “Next to You,” from the Australian duo Bumblebeez switches from simple to complex and back again. Definitely enjoy it on some speakers with friends/dance partners because good feelings come attached to the sound waves. This is just a recently released single and nothing is hard-set in the future for Bumblebeez…yet. I’m sure there is more to come. Until then, remember to play this one loud.
While it remains unclear when we will get some new original music from Outkast, today marks the first track featuring both MCs in about five years as Big Boi hops on the remix of Frank Ocean‘s Andre 3000 collaboration, “Pink Matter.” As expected, the result is pretty awesome and is a must listen for any music fan. Hopefully we see a project from the legends in 2013, but for now enjoy this slice of dopeness below. Happy Friday night ninjas!
Today we’re bringing you a special edition of Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist. It has recently come to my attention that there is a group of our boys in Afghanistan that look forward to CFPP, each and every week. This was an incredibly humbling tidbit of news, as I appreciate what those guys go through every day to make sure that I can do what I do. It’s funny to think that this little playlist I put together brings a little taste of home to some of our troops in the Middle East.
So, today’s playlist is dedicated to them. I’ve beefed it up to more than double the original size as my salute to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and most importantly, Major James Egan and the rest of the Jesters. Thank you for serving our country.
As a sign of respect, I’d like to ask everyone to raise a glass and toast what those brave men and women do for us. And when you’re done with that, #danceirresponsibly.
Download zip: Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #35
Big Chocolate x Sir Mix
Bass Cannon Yaow (Aylen Mashup)
Cannonball (Aylen Anchorman Edit) (OG Mix to Carnage & Victor Niglio Rmx)
One Last Motherfucker (Aylen Mashup)
Wait (Au5 & IYFFE Official Remix)
Epic Shotgun Warrior (Aylen Mashup)
Teenage Crime (Aylen Mashup)
Like Home (Xristo Remix)
House Feels So Fn Close (Aylen Mashup)
Heads Will Roll (A
Return of the Jedi ( I.Y.F.F.E s Official Order 66 Remix )
Where you Wanna Go (AllNight Remix)
Locked Out Of Heaven (R3hab Afterhour Remix)
Still Feeling Fly
When I Grow Up (Funkagenda + Paul Thomas Remix)
Today, Chaz Bundick, aka Toro y Moi, has unleashed a groovy, funky fresh new track called “Lyin (Pt. 1-4). It’s got everything from jazzy samples to chillwave-y flourishes, and it doesn’t hesitate to switch things up at a moment’s notice. The cut is off an exclusive 7″ split single between Toro and Dog Bite, who will hit the road together soon. The single will be available on each of the dates, and digitally January 29th.
Lyin (Pt. 1
Toro y Moi’s new album, Anything In Return, comes out January 22nd via Carpark Records.
With the heavy influence of EDM and dubstep in mainstream music over the past couple years, the boundaries for genres of music have become increasingly non-existant. As 2013 hits, the sound of “pop” music is involving into more of an eclectic mix that was once only heard on the underground. This concept is becoming more apparent with the debut single “Masters of the Sun” from newcomers Kids of the Apocalypse. This international group mixes elements of dubstep, trap, synth, and vocals from a children’s choir to create a unique and intriguing track that could easily be the sound of pop music for an ever-changing new generation. Be sure to check out this free download below.
OK! I know that the vocal sample of that guy saying “WHAT?” in every single trap song is getting annoying, but when it comes to Dillon Francis, we have to give him a pass. Taking on the fantastic 2012 release “So Young So High” from the banana eating campaign shugging duo Dada life, Dillon Francis produces a brand new rendition that still feels fresh for a track of that tempo. Though only a minute preview and not enough to keep us satisfied for its release on January 16th, we have also included Andybody’s more electro house forward remix of the track.
So Young So High (Dillon Francis Remix) PREVIEW
So Young So High (Andybody Remix)
Calvin Harris very own label, Fly Eye Records, ended 2012 with the huge progressive house release of Thomas Gold’s “Miao”. Continuing that momentum into a new year comes a bigger banger by rising London producer Jacob Plant. After putting out a handful of well-crafted originals and remixes from dubstep to trap, the talented producer is back more determined than ever with his bass pounding single “Shakedown”. Although it will be officially released January 28th, The Music Ninja brings you the very first preview of the track. Featuring a long and evolving build up of an extremely palpable note progression that slowly rises from down under, “Shakedown” quickly brings one back down with a gritty and most satisfying in-your-face bassline. It lives somewhere between powerful electro house and dubstep but rest assured it is a full blooded banger.
We are so excited about the release that we had to learn more about Jacob Plant and how he got involved with Calvin Harris:
TMN: Congratulation on such an impressive release with “Shakedown”! Tell us more about how you got started and how you got involved with Fly Eye records.
Thanks! It was quite a simple process really. My first link with Calvin was when I did a remix for his and Example’s song ‘We’ll Be Coming Back”. I met him when I was LA a few months later and we got talking, he and his manager suggested I should do a song for his label. I made a few tracks the week I got back and ‘Shakedown’ was one of them. It seemed right for his label so I sent it his way and he loved it, which a massive honour!
TMN: Often times it takes a while for an artist to find their own sound and style, describe your sound in three words and walk us through your main influences as a producer.