There is perhaps nothing more sultry on this Earth than a girl with a genuine talent in music. We of course carry affections for the popstars that dominate our radio and the indie starlets abroad, however it is becoming rarer than than ever to find a girl with soul, both on the inside and outside. The geniuses over at HW&W have however, and she’s a national treasure worth sharing with you today. Hailing from the soulful Rose City of Portland, Oregon, Reva Devito is truly the entire package: looks, attitude, and most importantly talent. She has linked up with some solid producers in the past (most notably Kaytranada), however she recruits the talents of the legendary Com Truise for “babesquad”. Over a simple soulful beat, Devito brings us a performance that would make Erykah Badu jealous and hopefully it will enchant your ears as much as it did mine. So glad to join the Ninja team, be on the lookout for much more quality sound selections to come!
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)
– Deal is NOT valid for the Subfocus show. If you wanna catch his amazing set, you’re going to have to cough up some dough.
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Ilan Bluestone - July 31
’Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Satellite (ilan Bluestone Remix)’
Sub Focus - August 1
No Regular Play - August 2
’No Regular Play – Endangered Species (Special Version)’
We may only have a few more months of sunny weather to look forward to, and Tobtok wants to make sure we get the most of them.
Hailing from Sweden, this Producer/DJ is anything but what you’d expect from electronic music associated with his fellow countrymen. We had a chance to ask him a few choice questions the other day to take a deeper dive into the man behind the music. Press play on the delightful summer mix below, and catch up on this fast-rising young artist.
1. Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne – My Love (Oliver Nelson Remix)
2. Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better
3. Cyclist & Malko – Sunrise
4. Munk – Happiness Juice
5. Janet Jackson – Can’t B Good (Allure Remix)
6. Gigamesh – Your Body (JBAG Remix)
7. Jonas Rathsman – Skepparkrans
8. The Magician ft Years & Years – Sunlight
9. The Presets – No Fun (Lancelot Remix)
10. Blonde ft. Charli Taft – Higher Ground (Tobtok Remix)
11. Julian Perretta – Wildfire (Anoraak Remix)
12. Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Billon Remix)
13. Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Wayward Remix)
14. Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
15. Chris Malinchak ft. Mikky Ekko – Stranger (Blonde Remix)
16. Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
17. Julie McKnight – Diamond Life (Alex Adair Remix)
18. Aluna George – Superstar (Cosmo’s Midnight x Lido Remix)
TMN: Thank you so much for taking some time to answer a few questions for us! We really appreciate your time. Let’s kick things off by talking about your latest release. What can people come to expect from it?
My pleasure, I’m a big fan of Music Ninja!
My latest release is called “Higher”, which features vocals from the amazing Emil, who is the lead vocalist of Urban Cone! It’s a special tune for me, and the journey behind it has been long yet rich. It’s a simple and playful tune which could be described as Indie Disco.
Icarus is a character from Greek mythology, and it is also the name of this beautiful track and TMN premiere from Silver Firs, a band from Bern, Switzerland. “Icarus” is a delightful indie number, featuring dainty drums, harmonic vocals, and soothing guitar melodies.
Released via the future pop label Oh, Sister Records, “Icarus” is a wispy ditty perfect for those lazy summer days in the park. Check out the official video on YouTube, which features a picturesque clip of colors and textures. “Icarus” appears on Silver Firs’ forthcoming ‘EP#2’, out on Aug 8.
Begin Again (Thero Remix)
“Tropical House” seems to be the next big thing since Korean BBQ tacos. We have shared some in the past, but this may be the first time we found an artist with less than a thousand followers who destroys the style. Floridian TJ Sarda, better known as Thero, took this Noosa track and injected it with summer vibes. With the original powerful vocals combining with a new summer spin, this young artist really impressed us with his revision of “Begin Again”! You know when they say “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, with some music they should say “don’t judge an artist by their following instead”. TJ Sarda may have less than seven hundred followers, but he is one of the better artists we have heard in a while.
If you’re brainstorming up your perfect summer activity, don’t worry about it; we’ve got you covered! All you need to do is crack a cold one, eat some Korean BBQ tacos, and listen to this new Thero remix!
Brooklyn based indie-disco purveyors Body Language first showed up on our radar all the way back in 2011 with their remix of Givers’ “Up Up Up”, again back in 2012 with “I’m a Mess” and last year through an impressive, disco-synth laden retooling of Great Good Fine OK’s “You’re The One For Me”. Today, the multi-faceted electronic quartet returns to TMN for the first time in 2014 with a funk fueled synth-pop listen, “Feel It” for an official TMN Premiere. The second single to drop off of an impending extended play Infinite Sunshine, due out August 12, “Feel It” takes shape under a rolling four-four kick and the kind of sprightly guitar riff you’d expect to hear penned by the legendary Nile Rodgers before bursting into a sun-ripened downtempo dance groover. Never have their chunky 80’s dance synths held such weight either, with an incredibly danceable lead synth and bass line wrapping the entire movement up with a lovely little bow, simultenously turning in one of our favorite original tunes from an intellectually danceable catalog. We’ve also gotten confirmation that Body Language is currently working on the follow up LP to 2013’s Grammar, which we can’t wait to wrap our ears around either. Stream “Feel It” above, and we’ll keep bringing you the Body Language heat leading up to the release of Infinite Sunshine in a few weeks.
Bombay Bicycle Club
Home By Now (Nicita Remix)
UK-based indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club put out a stellar album earlier this year that struck a perfect balance between folk, alternative rock and sprinkled electronic sounds. A few days ago, the veteran band released an official remix for “Home By Now,” one of the more powerful tracks from the project, courtesy of New York producer Nicita. The rework manages to capture similar emotions as the original, but adds a whole new intensity with heavy percussion and layered synths. This remix serves as a testament to the versatility of Bombay Bicycle Club’s music but also puts Nicita, who has actually already performed on the main stage at Coachella as the drummer for MS MR, on our radar as a solo artist to watch.
This one couldn’t be more perfect for zoning out on a late night. Give it a spin above, and make sure to grab a copy of Bombay’s So Long, See You Tomorrow if you haven’t already.