[Double Trouble] Lincoln Jesser – Tops/Something Right

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I’m just trying to have some fun.

Simply put and musically articulated. This statement, from LA based Licoln Jesser’s facebook page, sums up what you can expect to hear through his musical exploration.

Word on the street is, Jesser has an EP coming out on an undisclosed label this year. While we don’t have much more information than that, we can assure you that these two tracks will be included. First up in this dastardly duo of infectious indie pop is “Tops.” With light hearted snaps separating soaring synths and a funky bassline, Jesser has created a catchy tune that’s worthy of late nights, winding down after a night after the bars.

In a slightly more upbeat nature, “Something Right,” has a classic 80’s pop feel, boasting Jesser’s downplayed vocals. The beat is dancy, finding itself in compliment to the myriad of synthesizers.

After these first two tunes, we’re admittedly anxious to hear the rest of this upcoming EP. Make sure you keep an eye out. This one will be one not to miss.

Tops
Something Right
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 1/2

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.

Dave Aude - January 2nd
FAKY Better Without You
Dave Aude Remix

ill.Gates - January 3rd
ill.GATES + Wick
It

Donald Glaude - January 4th
Donald Glaude x Savagez
Tomahawk
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[Indie House] Cashmere Cat – With Me ( LCAW Remix )

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With Me ( LCAW Remix )

Cashmere Cat has come and captured the adoration of the blogosphere, and everyone pretty much understands why. His unique style harnessing non traditional dance structures, atmospheric elements and meticulously placed instrumentals are overwhelmingly impressive. While us bloggers salivate at a new release of his, producers do as well, eager to put their spin on his tunes.

Today we’re featuring a chilled out house remix from German producer LCAW. The intro is dreamy, slowly welcoming you into his interpretation of “With Me.” The pianos gracefully carry over the sultry beats, creating a gorgeous soundscape. While the song never breaks into intense energy, it has a soulful vibe that calls to be danced to.

This remix is a free download. We suggest you pick it up right about now.

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[Chill] SBTRKT – Runaway (Feat. Jessie Ware & Sampha)

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SBTRKT spent a good amount of time in 2013 teasing us with some of the new sounds he was experimenting with in the studio. While that trend hasn’t quite changed yet, he has chosen to unearth some of his older material. “Runaway” is a track that he’s used in sets dating back to at least 2012, and one that he apparently used to close out his New Year’s set as well. Sparse on details, what we do know about the track is that it features vocals from the talented Jessie Ware, with Sampha echoing in the background. Although the track is barely over a minute, it’s still incredibly beautiful. Here’s hoping we get to hear a much longer version sometime in the near future. Stream the track above, and stay tuned for SBTRKT’s sophomore effort, which should be dropping soon.

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[NEW] Vampire Weekend – Step (Wintertime Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot)

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Step (Wintertime Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot)

With every new year comes new expectations, but there’s no way we could’ve ever seen this coming. After putting out one of the best albums of 2013, Vampire Weekend are back with a “Wintertime Remix” to their remarkable single, “Step,” bringing along Danny Brown, Heems and Despot for the ride. The beat remains relatively unaltered, yet all three emcees fit in gracefully over the tranquil indie rock ballad, making this one of the best cross genre efforts we’ve heard in quite awhile. One day in, and 2014 already looks like a bright year for music. Check out the stream above, and make it your resolution to grab a free download as well.

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[Hip-Hop] Smoko Ono – Good Shit Talkin’ (Feat. Tris J & Sir Michael Rocks) (Prod. Smoko Ono & Papi Beatz)

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Good Shit Talkin' feat. Tris J x Sir Michael Rocks (Prod by Smoko Ono x Papi Beatz)

It’s December 31st folks, which means it’s your final opportunity to get some “Good Shit Talkin” in before the year is over. If you can’t think of anything yourself though, we’ve got a few talented emcees to do the work for you in Tris J, and former Cool Kid, Sir Michael Rocks. Today they’re teaming up with one of Chicago’s finest producers, Smoko Ono, for this brand new single that should fit right in with all of your late night festivities. This latest cut is set to be featured on both the upcoming Smoko & Friends mixtape, as well as  Tris J’s next project, Super Grand Master Deluxe; both are set to drop in early 2014.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2013 Round #5)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaWell, here it is. The last Indie Dojo of the year. Another 260+ indie bands are patiently waiting to be discovered in 2014. See you in the future..

The Lovely Sparrows
While Sailing
Message to Bears
Moonlight
The Belligerents
Ghost VS
Atlanter
Tree Song
Serren
Control Me (ft. American Folly)
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