After reworking Frank Ocean, Grimes, and more, in-demand remix genius Ryan Hemsworth is at it again, this time working his magic on a hot rising star: soulful English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. It’s true — combining two powerhouse talents can end in either a massive letdown or an epic success. But c’mon now…look who we are dealing with. This “Age” remix is sensual, twisting and addictive, a total winner through and through.
Lianne La Havas’ latest album is called Is Your Love Big Enough? and Ryan Hemsworth’s latest EP is called Last Words. Both are out now, so go get ‘em!
From start to finish “All Dressed Up” is an absolute charmer. But it’s the 24-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson who really sells the folk-pop track. Amidst the simple but warm acoustic guitar, floats her lovely, angelic and sometimes breathy vocals. They are elegant, but teeming with a real, palpable sense of longing for the one she loves (but who sadly doesn’t feel the same). Who could possibly resist such a porcelain voice?
Siobhan Wilson’s latest EP is called Glorified Demons and you can purchase it on her Bandcamp page.
TLC, the legendary American R&B trio, may have often times been better acknowledged for their incendiary offstage reputation rather than their seemingly vapid attempts to produce music for the soul. Regardless, TLC forged themselves an infamous role in late 90’s R&B with countless chart-topping singles. Today, Follow Me, a dynamic duo hailing from New York City; have transformed TLC’s single “Unpretty” into a groovy soul-filled ballad. This track demonstrates Follow Me’s impressive ability to expertly add copious amounts of groove to a truly nostalgic song in order to create what they call “Midnight Memories”. If you’re a fan make sure to download this free track and show Follow Me some love on Facebook.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.
Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.
MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
The lush and standout single from Grizzly Bear‘s newest album Shields finally gets some visuals. In the video for “Yet Again,” a determined ice skater endures a weird and fantasy-like ordeal after entering an alternate underwater world while practicing. Cue: carnivals, creepy forests and flying medals. Directed by Emily Kai Bock and drawing influence from the song’s dreaminess, it does an excellent job of looking surreal.
It’s that time of the week again, Ninjas, when the lifeless Thursday afternoon is shocked back into life through your weekly helping of Trance. Before getting into this weeks playlist, let’s look back over the amazing Monday when the great Armin Van Buuren supplied the world’s speakers all the way from Ibiza. While the rest of the world is settling into their Fall routine, the Ibiza summer season just officially came to a close. To mark the end of the season and the end of A State Of Trance‘s Invasion, Armin put on an epic night at Privilege in Ibiza — six hours straight of music courtesy of W&W, Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, and of course Armin himself. To truly understand what trance is all about check out Armin’s, Dash Berlin’s, and Markus Schulz sets.
Now to get into this week’s Trance offerings. This playlist starts out with a massive remix of Markus SchulzLove Rain Down On Me by Myon & Shane. Brilliantly swooping through a range of progressive synths and the gorgeous voice of Seri this track defines what can be done when build ups are intertwined with raw human emotion. This past Monday an absolute bombshell of a track was dropped by one of the trance originals Paul Oakenfold titled “Come Together”. Striking with all his mighty force, Oakenfold delivers this eccentric combination of harsh electro sounds with gentle vocals to show off the great versatility that trance exudes. Norin & Rad deliver their aptly titled “Five Finger Death Punch”. Continue on through the playlist will lead to some irresistible soundcloud finds. Syntek delivers a gorgeous song in his ”Virtual Reality,” while Shanno shows of the darker side of trance with his song “Stranger”. Finishing off with a scintillating bootleg from Andrew D of Kaskade and Deadmau5′s “Move for Me”. Sitting on top of all those tracks down below is a continuous mix of all the tracks in this weeks dojo. Much love Ninjas Enjoy.
Another Thursday means that we are all blessed with a new A State of Trance mixed by Armin Van Buuren starting at 2pm EST. To listen in click on the lin here to be taken to Di.FM. Move your mouse over to the Listen Now section the go down to the Trance channel and click on your pick of the stream to listen through iTunes.
Xaphoon Jones, one half of the popular hip/hop group Chiddy Bang, just released his own take on St. Lucia’s “Closer Than This” into a very mellow and slightly sporadic remix. A small preview of what is to come in his forthcoming mixtape, Xaphoon Jones Volume 3, due tomorrow.