Between all of his remixes, when does Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth find the time for some shuteye? This week we get a sneak peek into his reworking of a TMN fave: “Summertime Sadness” by Ms. Lana Del Rey. The 1:49 preview is part of Kastle‘s mix for SSENSE, a free, hour-long collection that also includes JMSN, Cashmere Cat, and Miguel. Though it’s not the official audio version, Hemsworth doesn’t disappoint, and the “Summertime Sadness” rip is enough to dizzy us up and get us real antsy for the full tune.
Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Justin Phillips better known as Crywolf has teamed up with New Jersey super star Aylen to create a soothing new dubstep track titled “Silenced Pt. II”. Infused with angelic vocals over a backdrop of strong wobbles and flirtatious synths for a production full of substance. Even as Aylen currently experiments with Trap music, there is a certain delight on our behalf with another dubstep release. Crywolf who has been releasing fantastic remixes, most notably a rendition of Alt-j’s ‘Breezeblocks’ and The Knifes’s ‘You Make Me Like Charity’, are set to make this year even greater under the Always Never Records umbrella.
LA’s Goldroom is no stranger to The Music Ninja, contributing awesome originals as well as welding excellent genre-spanning remixes of Atlas Genius, Alpine and Gigamesh. This week, the producer makes his return with “Only You Can Show Me” (featuring Mereki Beach), a hypnotic and sun-kissed, island-infused electronica track. We’ve still got a few months before June is here, but once this track is on, it’ll feel like Summer’s in full swing. Listen in below.
Aside from “Counting”, this track “Play By Play” is one of my absolute favorites off Autre Ne Veut‘s outstanding new sophomore album, Anxiety. Today the electronic-meets-R&B-meets-pop cut, full of tricky beats and a chorus to die for, gets treated to some visuals. Check out what happens in the karaoke bar by watching above.
Last month we featured the sultry vocals and electronic prowess of Los Angeles’ own Banks and her track “Before I Met You”. This week we get treated to another piece of new material in the form of “Fall Over”. Wild, warped and invigorating from start to finish, it’s the type of song that waves its hands in the air uncontrollably, but confidently, like an untamed, yet highly-advanced creature of music. The more we hear from her, the more we’re certain she’ll be a name to reckon with in 2013.
Compelling London singer-songwriter WALL — who we’ve spotlighted for her original work on “Shoestring” and “No Secrets” — is back, but this time in a reworking capacity. She takes hold of Local Natives‘ standout track “Heavy Feet”, remixing and giving it thick, syrupy new textures. Despite the cloudy atmospheric synths, WALL never loses sight of the Los Angeles band’s signature harmonies; they still shine through the hazy fuzz in a soothing, and almost triumphant way. Check it out/download it below.
A little bit of raw emotion for you indie lovers. This leading track from Farewell J.R shows promise — mostly because it is so darn epic. Escalating into a wall of sound starting from wandering and spaced-out croons, all five minutes and four seconds of “Night Wolves” is a journey in and of itself. Count down the days until March 11th when this track is released along with its companion tracks on Farewell J.R’s debut EP, Health (via Talking Shop Records). Whew, chills and shivers pulse with every listen…