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Cook up some apple pie, throw a slice of American cheese on there and serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This UK based indie rock outfit has effectively served up a slice of Americana with “Adam.”
The steady rock progression, the romantically crafted lyrics, and the easily digestible riffs provide a delectable summertime treat ready to be inserted into any warm weather playlist.
Australian DJs Flume and Emoh (who paired up together as What So Not) dominate hip hop, R&B and funk carioca games on their newest EP, The Quack, out today via OWSLA. This EP is chalk full of simplistic garage influenced instrumentals full of big buzzing beats and odd ball industrial noises that create a perfect backdrop for the indie hip hop laid over it.
A-Trak and Armand Van Helden are back with their Grammy nominated partnership – Duck Sauce. As your would expect from releases like “Barbara Streisand” this latest little beauty has a dance beat but isn’t conformed to the usual four to the floor, dubstep wobble, or big booty shaking trap bassline. Instead we have something that we could easily hear in a Target commercial. We of course mean that in the most complimentary of ways.
This duo has managed so bring EDM to the masses in a high pitch synth driven head bobbing track that will surely help you move through whatever it is your up to tonight.
Today, we’ve got a jukey little house tune to perk up those dreadful Tuesdays. At this point in time not much is known about Miami’s 19 year-old Matthew Postrel, and thus far his remix of Earth, Wind & Fire’s timeless track “September” remains only the young producer’s second release through Soundcloud. Matthew Postrel crafts a beat employing the filtered E,W & F samples in perfect form, creating a dancefloor melody that feels like the original, but adds a layer of glittery dance and somewhat of a dubby drum-kick. All of these elements combined had the words “glitch-house” floating inside of my cerebrum, which was the first time these genres have been fused so seamlessly; at least in my tenure inside of the music industry. We expect to see a number of electro-house DJ’s play this one out this Summer and thought the rest of the Ninja community should be privy to this free download. Look for more from Matthew Postrel in the near future as he continues to perfect his sound.
If you’re familiar with our Chill Dojo then you should know that the thought of combining TMN favorites Follow Me and Satin Jackets on one record may just be the best thing to happen since sliced bread. Satin Jackets, who have garnered acclaim for their dreamy fusion of deep and disco house have given their dazzling spin on Follow Me’s sensual original, “Somethin’ Bout You”. Slowing the BPM of the original to inject their own fanciful melodies and 80′s flair, Satin Jackets breathe life into the Brooklyn duo’s stellar tune. Stream the track and make sure to grab the free download as well! Enjoy.
When J. Cole‘s Born Sinner dropped last week, one of the first tracks people noticed was the heartfelt number, “Let Nas Down.” J. Cole is an emcee who’s never been ashamed to open himself up, but “Let Nas Down” may have been one of his most personal songs to date. In it, Cole describes the devastating feeling of letting down one of your idols. Specifically, he recalls the conflict bubbling up inside of him when he found out Nas wasn’t a fan of the first single (“Work Out”) from his debut album, Cole World. “Work Out” was a song that received mixed reviews from many J. Cole fans. Some viewed it as him selling out to produce a hit record, while others saw it as a necessary step to expand his brand. Born Sinner represents a return to the J. Cole we all know and love, and Nas decided to recognize that, finally providing Cole with some closure on this new remix. After finally receiving Nasir’s blessing, this new revamp represents a ceremonial passing of the torch as Nas now truly considers J. Cole to be one of his peers.