It has been a minute since we heard some new music from southern emcee Yelawolf. After breaking onto the scene with a dope mixtape and a great debut album, Radioactive, he remained relatively quiet. Fortunately for fans of the Shady Records rapper, he broke his silence earlier this week with a SupaHotBeats produced banger. This mix of spaced-out, cosmic, synth-heavy and southern beats make this a solid lead single off the upcoming Trunk Muzik Returns. Fans of the Alabama spitter should make sure to check out the track below and cop the tape when it drops March 14th, via Yelawolf.com
This Friday, Stockholm born DJ/Producer is invading the Ogden Theater to make the good people of Denver dance to an night of unforgettable tunes. We don’t really feel like Alesso needs much of an introduction after his monstrous hits like “In My Mind” with Axwell, “Calling,” and “Years” featuring Matthew Koma. However, if you do need an introduction, head over to his Soundcloud page and take a listen. As an added bonus, two of our favorite local acts will be opening up for Alesso – Joman and Jontron.
This show is almost sold out, so we thought it would be fun to team up with our buddies at Awesome Factory and give away a set of free tickets. Here’s how to enter.
1. “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:
2. “Like” the Awesome Factory on facebook:
3. Comment below this post with your favorite Alesso track.
We’ll pick a winner at random 2/15 at 3pm Mountain time.
RULES/DETAILS. Winner will receive a set of tickets to the show. Must be 18 to enter. No transportation will be provided. TMN/Awesome Factory are not responsible for anything you do while at the show.
Windows down, volume (and bass) up for this one. These mysterious UK samplers have been releasing beats under the guise Stumbleine since 2010. This track is the strongest link in their new EP/mixtape Spiderwebbed and is equal parts ambient and sexy; unassuming and glowing. I love what happens around the 3:20 mark when the tempo plummets into almost a new song until the fade out. Get ready to snap along and pretend you understand the words.
Following the release of the emotionally crushing downtempo new single from James Blake, comes an equally as relaxing bootleg remix by producer Minorstep all the way from Athens, Greece. Using most of the originals structure, this remix provides another alternative to consume James Blake in a similar fashion to how it was first intended, consumed in a somber atmosphere of opaque melodies.
Retrograde (Minorstep remix)
Brooklyn experimentalists Yeasayer must like Tegan and Sara — and can we blame them? their new album is full of synth pop gold — because, here, they tackle the duo’s lead single “Closer”. After it’s run through the remix mill, let’s just say it doesn’t sound anything like the original. The sugary, lush vocals stay in tact, but the music itself is a completely twisted, reinvented mash of warped noise. It’s an interesting juxtaposition, check it out below.
Not quite as experimentally riveting as their previous single, this new track “Duet” from Everything Everything has some jarring rock moments, but is mostly more mild-mannered, full of lush harmonies and charm. If all you’ve heard is “Kemosabe”, definitely tune into this and hear a different side of the band.
Everything Everything’s Cough Cough EP is out now.
As the calendar turns over, so do our sights for upcoming events in 2013. The experiences, shows, live performances, breathtaking nights and jaw dropping moments have passed, and a new set is just on the horizon. With the release of Coachella’s line up, we couldn’t help but get overwhelmingly excited. Postal Service? Sigur Ros? Baauer? Dillon Francis? There’s honestly just too many artists to name at this point.
We booked our flights. We booked our house. Our cameras are packed, and our Music Ninja shirts are laundered, pressed and ready for full on desert festival action. Yes, we’re going to make the pilgrimage deep into the California desert for what is set to be one of the most amazing musical weekends ever. We’ll be tweeting, instagraming and facebooking. Make sure to stay tuned.
Who are you most excited to see in 2013??