Johannesburg-born producer Jean-Philip Grobler, AKA rising star of the blogosphere St. Lucia, has given Passion Pit’s latest single “Constant Conversations” a new lease of life with a sensational remix. While it’s not a dramatic change from the original version (which we blogged about here), the song has more of a ‘big’ feeling, thanks to Grobler’s delicate electro flourishes. The original version of “Constant Conversations” is featured on Passion Pit’s record Gossamer, out now.
The home-brewed style of Nomadic Firs is raw and untainted. The self-titled cassette release leaves a feeling of nerdy joy. Taking crafty melodies and creativity, Ryan Boos (the band’s sole member), helps to bring about a sound that is definitely unique, but also easily enjoyable.
Of the twelve tracks on the album, at least eight should be added to any playlist. Each song incites a different feeling and holds you positively captive. Seriously, this album is really cool; listen to every second and it will become obvious. With few vocally heavy tracks, Nomadic Firs is focused on quirky patchwork, but it works really well. Some of the favorites include (in no particular order): “Vines,” “Anytime Clementine,” “In The Morning,” “i94,” and “Fun”.
Nomadic Firs’ self-titled release is out now via Crash Symbols.
This track starts off with a nostalgic intro, using Zedd’s track “The Legend Of Zelda” . Then samples the chorus from Nicky Romero & Zedd’s new single “Human”. And uses the drop from Hard Rock Sofa‘s track “Starlight”. Turn it up and rage. Cheers.
Zeldas Human Starlight (Dj HellFire Edit/Mash) (Zedd & Nickey Romero Vs Hard Rock Sofa Vs Zelda)
Well this is a collab I never saw coming, Zion I and Minnesota.Zion I consists of DJ Amp Live and MC Zumbi both hailing from none other then Oakland, California. They released this track to support their fall tour together titled, Shadowboxing Tour. This will also be on the upcoming album also titled, Shadowboxing. Minnesota is a master of melodic dub masterpieces and when you team up with one of my favorite Hip-Hop artists of all time, Zion I, it is sure to be on repeat for days.The rhymes in this track mesh perfectly with they sexy dub that Minnesota delivers, especially the chorus. Now we finally got someone to rival the Zeds Dead and Omar Linx collab.Cheers.
British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka is coming to Denver tonight, and we couldn’t be more excited. This acoustic and often bluesy artist is a personal favorite here at The Music Ninja. When we found out we had an opportunity to review his show, we immediately asked to do some sort of a promotion to make more people aware of his soulful voice and emotionally crafted lyrics. So what are we promoting? Well first off, Michael is going to be playing at the Outer Lands festival. So if you happen to be going to that, make sure to head over to catch his set. He’s also in the midst of a full scale US tour, and is most likely coming to a town near you. If you can’t do either of those things, make sure to pick up his album, Home Again.
Now, onto the contest. After you’re done listening to Michael’s track, “I’m Getting Ready,” make sure to enter. It’s incredibly easy, and you could snag a 7″ Vinyl and a copy of his new album. The contest will run until Friday at 10am Pacific time. We’ll pick one entry at random to take home this prize pack.
Around two months ago I was introduced to Gent & Jawns‘ “Holler” (Original Mix) and was immediately blown away. It’s a massively catchy song, full of booty-bouncing shakes and wobbles. Helped a little (ok, A LOT) by their collaboration with Diplo on his critically-acclaimed Express Yourself EP, Gent & Jawns seem to be having a good past couple of months.
“Holler” (Original Mix) can be found on Holler — an EP that solidifies this unstoppable duo’s position as one of the leaders of the massive moombah movement sweeping across every festival in the country. The Holler EP has another Gent & Jawns original called “Bugoff,” a big room-ready, 128 BPM sledgehammer of a track that is sexy and industrial at the same time. There are also two remixes included: Valentino Kahn‘s remix of “Holler” is a percussive masterpiece fattened and livened by tribal drums and horns, while David Heartbreak amps up the chorus to make it club-friendly.
If you are at all interested in the future of moombah, check out “Holler” (Original Mix) below and download the entire EP, out via Mad Decent/Jeffree’s, right here.
Mac Miller hit Twitter last night to release the second single off his upcoming collaborative EP with one of the most influential and unique veteran producers, Pharrell Williams. Since his arrival on the scene several years ago, the Pittsburgh representing Miller has taken enormous strides both musically and financially, as he was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list earlier this year. At first, many loyal hip-hop fans mistakenly wrote him off as either riding on the success of Wiz Khalifa or being a corny, frathouse rapper. In the last couple years, with the success of his debut album Blue Slide Parkand subsequent awesome mixtape Macadelic, he has emerged far from Wiz’s shadow and proven himself with both his real lyrical talent and admirable work ethic.
“Glow” gives a glimpse of what makes the rising Miller and established Pharrell great artists with extensive wordplay and original, bouncy production. Stream and download the track below and look out for their Pink Slime EP, out soon.