[Metal Step] Slayer – Raining Blood (Aylen Remix)

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Raining Blood (Aylen Remix)

Gah! My inner 18 year old self is freaking out right now. “Raining Blood,” is inevitably one of the greatest metal songs of all time, created by one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Trying to tackle an electronica based remix of this tune is no easy feat. Thank god it’s Aylen taking it on.

Razor sharp synths carefully layered across break beats, accentuated by masterfully crafted samples make this remix one for the record books. Maybe I’m biased considering my affinity for metal. Maybe I’m biased considering my affinity for Aylen. Regardless of which, there’s no denying this is one bad ass remix.

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[TMN PREMIERE] The Weeknd – Live For (Vygr1 Remix)

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Live For (Vygr1 Remix)

There’s nothing more exciting about being a ninja than introducing you guys to new artists. Today we’re spotlighting LA based, Denver born producer Vygr1 (pronounced Voyager). In this tasty remix Brad (Vygr1) has sliced and diced up the fourth song released off Weeknd’s sophomore album Kiss Land, featuring friend and fellow Torontonian artist, Drake.

The sexually charged RnB tune has been flipped upside down with meticulous sampling and a gorgeously orchestrated atmospheric soundscape. Rolling hi hat hits and smooth bass give this track a whole new ambient personality, creating something that’s worthy of a large set of speakers and a room full of people.

Press play and get introduced to Vygr1. It won’t be the last you hear of him.

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[Amazing] Arctic Monkeys – Hold On (We’re Going Home) (Drake Cover)

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Hold On (We're Going Home) (Drake Cover @ BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge)

Shefflied born indie rockers Arctic Monkeys have been winning us over with each and every release reaching all the way back to 2002. We’ve been enamored with releases like “Do I Wanna Know” and “Mardy Bum,” with their guitar centric sound and iconic vocals from front man Alex Turner’s vocals. We just can seem to get enough of what these guys do.

Today we have a little something different for you. The guys performed Drake’s “Hold On” live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. This love soaked tune received a rock makeover that only the Arctic Monkeys could pull off. Press play, and listen to Turner’s voice carry over airy guitar strums. It’s nothing short of spectacular.

I got my eyes on you, you’re everything that I see
I want your hot love and emotion endlessly
I can’t get over you, you left your mark on me
I want your high love and emotion endlessly
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
You act so different around me
Cause you’re a good girl and you know it
I know exactly who you could be

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[Video] Drake – Too Much (Feat. Sampha) (Live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

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Too Much (Feat. Sampha)

Drake took the stage last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in order to promote his upcoming third studio release, Nothing Was The Same. Instead of performing one of his many singles he’s already released however, Drizzy decided to premiere a brand new track, “Too Much” alongside Sampha. Dedicating the performance to his friends and family, Drizzy remained calm in front of the mic as the piano melody rolled to a start, with Sampha commanding attention with his gorgeous vocals. Drake seized control not soon after, delivering a savvy verse that exuded confidence and put on display his lyrical dexterity.

It may seem like a pretty bold statement to make after one performance, but this has to be the best song to be released from Nothing Was The Same yet (it’s definitely an improvement over that “Wu-Tang Forever” track at the very least). Look out for Drake’s album when it drops on September 24th, and peep the jump to watch him play charades with Jimmy FallonBlack Thought, and Scarlett Johansson, because why not?


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[Electronic] SBTRKT – IMO

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I may have lied in my last post. This is the perfect way to cap off an excellent week of great material. Actually, I’m not even convinced that we’re done here given the amount of quality music that keeps streaming in by the hour. With SBTRKT currently working on his sophomore release, we’ve been given the opportunity to get a sneak peek of what to expect from the new project. According to the British producer, “IMO” is an unmixed/unmastered track from his recording sessions. That description seems somewhat daunting though, because if this is what his unmastered material sounds like, we have no idea what results to expect from his polished off releases. The hypnotic new single is compliment by equally stunning neon visuals which were crafted by Lorenzo Durantini. As excited as we are for this song, it does come with somber tidings, as this is dedicated to Jerome’s late brother, Daniel. Get lost in this breathtaking soundscape, and be on the lookout for

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[Synth Pop] Twin Shadow – Old Love / New Love

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Old Love / New Love

What better way to cap off an amazing week of new music than with some Twin Shadow? On his shiny new single, George Lewis Jr. languishes about being caught in the unenviable position of trying to avoid falling back into his old relationship or moving forward onto new horizons. As frustrating as that may sound, there’s nothing to get disappointed about with this amazing tune. “Old Love / New Love” is a reverberant masterpiece with electrifying piano chords, rolling bass, and 80’s pop sensibilities that are guaranteed to get you up on your feet. If you needed any more reasons to purchase GTA:V, this would be the ultimate cherry on top.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist #67

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What’s up, ninjas? After a solid week of rain out here in Colorado, we’re ready to get out and get after it. I’m sure our friends in the UK and the Pacific Northwest would tell us to quit whining, seeing as how they deal with this all the time. Anyways, we’re sure you’re right there with us, regardless of your current climate.

Today we find ourselves offering up a tasty selection of dance inducing treats that will help you kick off your weekend properly. I’m sure you’re all anxious to get to this list, so I’ll cut this short. Have a killer weekend!

#danceirresponsibly

Better Off Alone (Vaski Remix)
Alice DJ
Bassnectar
Take You Down (Special Edit)
Thats My Jam (Original Mix)
Them Lost Boys x Party Favor
Carnage x Tony Junior
Michael Jordan (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Dj Bam Bam
Everybody Go Up & Down (Matt Watkins Bootleg)
BWen
Barbary (Original Mix)
Reload The Crushed Spectrum (Leo Laurettis Mashup)
Ummet Ozcan Vs. Cosmic Gate
Icona Pop x Audien x Mercer x Promise Land
We Got The World (Disco Fries Bootleg)
KC Lights
Amy Raver
BWen
Barbary (Original Mix)
Dada Life
Boing Clash Boom (Jordan & Jayce Remix)
Coldplay
Atlas (Gazzo Remix)
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