Chicago duo My Gold Mask bring some crunchy melodies and a feral attitude — think early Yeah Yeah Yeahs — and effectively rock your face off with this track. “Further It Gets” hits high all over the place, from the scratchy guitars and Gretta Rochelle’s gliding vocals, to the yelping, party-like outro. If you need to jumpstart your day or shake things up this afternoon, here’s how.
“Further It Gets” is off the band’s forthcoming album Leave Me Midnight.
Considering it’s Thursday and we’re all running out of steam, I should probably post something fast and upbeat, but this YUS track has literally been on repeat for me all week. “Nowadays” is so relaxing; an enchanting treat for the ears, for the mind. Breathe it in, and feel it soak into you and momentarily relieve you of any worry. Four minutes of chill grandeur.
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While we love checking out new music all the time, sometimes you just have to look in the rear view mirror. “Drowning” was originally released by Cleveland Lounge (Dave Aude) and has been remixed 100 times over. The vocals are some that resonate deeply for us, as we heard these years and years ago when we first came on the scene.
For some reason these lyrics have been stuck in our heads as of late, so while this track is ancient by “internet time” standards, we feel like it’s time to pay tribute to a classic. Both Aphrodite and AK12OO had great DnB remixes of this track, so we’d like to give a big Ninja solute to both.
Aphrodite Remix (AK1200 Mix for Cleveland Lounge)(2006)
God the ears always love to hear body-moving music. And good lord we at TMN love it even more when we get to premiere it for all your bodies to love as well. Welcome to the stage Mr. Victor Niglio who, at the ripe young age of twenty-one, is taking over the dance music world with his trapness nastiness. Victor is new on the music scene but already his name, and his fabulous fro, are being talked about from coast to coast. Victor started into the music world when he was four being trained in piano, an instrument he still plays thoroughly today, and only two years ago started to DJ at local venues, parties etc which has helped him to be a better performer; he picks up on the feelings of the audience and drops his beats accordingly. So when Victor passed along his song to TMN , we couldn’t wait to hear what drops he had in store. His remix of TJR’s “Ode to Oi” is a song for the lovers of Trance. With a beautiful piano/beat mix carrying on throughout the piece, Victor immediately shows his talent for placing head bopping sounds, with drum repetitions, in every few seconds. Victor builds up the intensity and lets the music ride as he constantly blends different rhythms. Let your body enjoy this tune, my body needs a break from all my dancing, hot damn.
Ode To Oi (Victor Niglios Ethnic Trap Remix)
At this point we’ve seen a multitude of “Fix You” remixes. Chris Martin’s dreamy voice makes the perfect compliment to a sexy set of beats and some melodic synths. The lineup of remixers have been some of the most legendary in the game: Datsik, Benny Bennasi, Alesso, etc. Regardless of how many top notch remixes we see, we’re always excited to see what someone else can do with it.
New Jersey based producer Aylen happens to be one of our favorite up-and-coming talents in the game. He’s known for his diversity in production covering everything from trap, dubstep, and electro house. In this particular remix, Aylen took a route that we’re not quite used to hearing from him. This chill dubby remix, Aylen let’s Chris Martin’s vocals shine, and we couldn’t appreciate that more.
Fix You (Aylen Remix)
Fool’s Gold never lets us down. Their upcoming Loosies mixtape, due out December 18th, is stacked to the ceiling with material from the likes of Action Bronson, Freeway, and Main Attrakionz. One of its highlights though might be this hefty remix of A-Trak‘s “Piss Test”. The original featured Danny Brown and Juicy J, but this rework has a slightly different (but still Grade A) lineup: Flosstradamus, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J, and El-P. It’s filthy and wild, just as we expected.
Trak feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El
If you hadn’t gathered, we at The Music Ninja are big fans of Vacationer and his chilled out, blissful style of electro pop. His music, which you can find on his debut album Gone, is the perfect way to escape present day bummers and worries. Ghost Beach, who we’ve also featured before, take a slightly different approach to the original “Good As New”. Their remix is still very much the ideal dreamy cure for the blues, but its energy is punched up a couple of notches and coupled with Vacationer’s flickering shiny vocals and a juicy splash of reggae vibes. The track is the first of a number of reworks, to be released on a forthcoming Good As New Remixes collection. Download it below and be whisked away…
Good As New (Ghost Beach Remix)
Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Vacationer: Part 1 & Part 2.