Vancouver’s Teen Daze has been a big hit in the blogosphere for a while now- I myself first wrote about his track “Brooklyn Sunburn” earlier this year and, with constant activity surrounding his name, I think this will continue to be a big year for the up and coming producer. With his first full length All of Us, Together scheduled for release on May 8th, Teen Daze has been on tour to gain traction and begin steamrolling the hype. His latest release “Fantasy” fits in with the synthetic/sincere breed of electro that we are supposed to expect from the new album- but is only available on a tour EP at shows.
The UK’s Charlie Hilton has been privately working on a project he’s calling Collector’s Edition and, until a few days ago, the public had no idea what to expect. The first thing to be released from the album is a bonus track titled “Mother” featuring Khalil Ismail- a duo, and a song, that work really well. The song itself is upbeat and appreciative of a mother who supports and helps to navigate her child through troubled waters without asking for anything in return. Its refreshing, uplifting, and important… because without mothers- we wouldn’t exist at all. Oh, and a fun fact: the beat is an Aretha Franklin song titled ” I Say A Little Prayer” that has been cut and looped. Stream Below:
Here at The Music Ninja we love music from France. Something about the city of lights makes for some infectious disco grooves. Take for example the latest release from Parisian nu disco producers The Supermen Lovers titled “Say No More”. Self described as sounding like “Giorgio Moroder painted black with a bass guitar and a magic Red Bull Viagra cocktail” these guys have a sharp ear for all things glitter. Adding to the mix is fellow Parisian duo Jupiter. They took the classic disco grooves of “Say No More” and chopped them up a bit to create a smooth little nu wave-meets-electroclash number. Its tunes like these that make Paris the undisputed disco capitol of the world, but until we can visit one day we’ll have to boogie vicariously through Soundcloud!
With headlining spots at Ultra Music Festival, the biggest single of the year and even an appearance on a Super Bowl commercial this year many would argue that Sweeden’s Avicii is the most successful DJ on the planet right now. An amazing accomplishment for someone so young. Avicii we solute you! Give a listen to this preview for a new bootleg track he is working on with vocals from the legendary Lenny Kravitz. Yet another very smooth, melodic and catchy tune from this talented producer.
Welsh singer/songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis or Marina And The Diamonds, as she is more commonly known, has had a sudden rise to fame following her second place finish on the BBC’s Sound of 2010. To follow up the success and notoriety she gained back then, Marina has been serving up hearty dishes by way of well put together tracks. Her latest album, titled Family Jewels is set for an April 16th release and to keep the hype up the single “Primadonna” and all of it’s remixes have been floating around the internet in a frenzy. Burns has put out a remix of “Primadonna” that takes the song in an all but completely new direction with his atmospheric swirls and wobbles. He’s turned the track into a thoughtful breed of dubstep without taking away from the original idea. Stream below:
Marina And The Diamonds- “Primadonna” (Burns Remix)
NY hip-hop upstart Hoodie Allen is set to drop his debut EP, ‘All American’ , next month, which features the incredible ‘No Interruptions’. Taking a more mainstream approach, this RJF-produced number is sample-free and packs a poppy punch. Allen’s flow and bravado are commanding, making him sound like the chart-topping rap sensation he has the potential to be. Definitely one for the ‘To Watch’ lists, ‘All American’ is out April 10.
Producer Jimmy Tamborello, better known as Dntel, has a special place in The Music Ninja’s heart. His exquisitely organic experiments are able to break barriers that extend through the very genre he pioneered. Glitch-rich and completely sporadic, the one half genius of Postal Service creates sounds that can be easily digested by non-experimental listeners. Dntel is planning to release a new album called Aimless, and we literally cannot wait any second longer to listen to it. Aimless features contributions from people like Baths and Nite Jewel.