Happy Friday Ninjas! At this point in the evening, you’re probably a few drinks deep, and we totally approve. Tonight we’re kicking that party mode even further into gear, with this rad release from the boys at Rising Digital. Chris Lake’s label, who recently released the epic “Funky Vodka” track, is back with another party time installment.
Hot Mouth. who was once half of LA Riots, has released his first EP, Habits. Good Habits, which we’re hoping you all stick to tonight (yeah right), is a techy hard pounding track that will keep you moving through the wee hours of the morning. Bad Habits, which we’re sure you’ll all eventually fall into tonight, has a similar, but is unique at the same time. Both tracks have huge synths, awesome progressions, pounding basslines, and will leave your legs aching the next morning.
It was only a matter of time before dubstep giant Skrillex and legendary reggae singer Damian Marley found a project to collaborate on. Well it looks like that time has come. In this still unreleased, untitled track (speculatively titled “Rudeboy” but that is likely to change due to a similarly titled song from Zeds Dead), Skrillex brings his signature sirens and deep bass which mesh quite well with Damian Marley’s rasta stylings. Look out for an extended version of this to be released in the near future on OWSLA.
Vancouver’s Teen Daze has been a big hit in the blogosphere for a while now- I myself first wrote about his track “Brooklyn Sunburn” earlier this year and, with constant activity surrounding his name, I think this will continue to be a big year for the up and coming producer. With his first full length All of Us, Together scheduled for release on May 8th, Teen Daze has been on tour to gain traction and begin steamrolling the hype. His latest release “Fantasy” fits in with the synthetic/sincere breed of electro that we are supposed to expect from the new album- but is only available on a tour EP at shows.
The UK’s Charlie Hilton has been privately working on a project he’s calling Collector’s Edition and, until a few days ago, the public had no idea what to expect. The first thing to be released from the album is a bonus track titled “Mother” featuring Khalil Ismail- a duo, and a song, that work really well. The song itself is upbeat and appreciative of a mother who supports and helps to navigate her child through troubled waters without asking for anything in return. Its refreshing, uplifting, and important… because without mothers- we wouldn’t exist at all. Oh, and a fun fact: the beat is an Aretha Franklin song titled ” I Say A Little Prayer” that has been cut and looped. Stream Below:
Here at The Music Ninja we love music from France. Something about the city of lights makes for some infectious disco grooves. Take for example the latest release from Parisian nu disco producers The Supermen Lovers titled “Say No More”. Self described as sounding like “Giorgio Moroder painted black with a bass guitar and a magic Red Bull Viagra cocktail” these guys have a sharp ear for all things glitter. Adding to the mix is fellow Parisian duo Jupiter. They took the classic disco grooves of “Say No More” and chopped them up a bit to create a smooth little nu wave-meets-electroclash number. Its tunes like these that make Paris the undisputed disco capitol of the world, but until we can visit one day we’ll have to boogie vicariously through Soundcloud!
With headlining spots at Ultra Music Festival, the biggest single of the year and even an appearance on a Super Bowl commercial this year many would argue that Sweeden’s Avicii is the most successful DJ on the planet right now. An amazing accomplishment for someone so young. Avicii we solute you! Give a listen to this preview for a new bootleg track he is working on with vocals from the legendary Lenny Kravitz. Yet another very smooth, melodic and catchy tune from this talented producer.
Welsh singer/songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis or Marina And The Diamonds, as she is more commonly known, has had a sudden rise to fame following her second place finish on the BBC’s Sound of 2010. To follow up the success and notoriety she gained back then, Marina has been serving up hearty dishes by way of well put together tracks. Her latest album, titled Family Jewels is set for an April 16th release and to keep the hype up the single “Primadonna” and all of it’s remixes have been floating around the internet in a frenzy. Burns has put out a remix of “Primadonna” that takes the song in an all but completely new direction with his atmospheric swirls and wobbles. He’s turned the track into a thoughtful breed of dubstep without taking away from the original idea. Stream below:
Marina And The Diamonds- “Primadonna” (Burns Remix)