To celebrate the start of his own British invasion, Music Ninja favorite Benjamin Francis Leftwich has taken on the fab four and stamped his sonic signature all over their 1964 classic. Download Benjamin’s rendition of “Ticket To Ride” below and be sure to catch his breathtaking live show at one of these upcoming dates.
March 14th – SXSW / Austin. TX
March 15th – SXSW / Austin. TX
March 16th – SXSW / Austin. TX
March 17th – SXSW / Austin. TX
March 20th – Homegrown Hamilton / Hamilton, Ontario
March 21st – Raw Sugar Cafe / Ottawa, Ontario
March 22nd – CMW Cameron House / Toronto, Ontario
March 23rd – CMW Supermarket / Toronto, Ontario
March 25th – E Bar / Guelph, Ontario
March 26th – Call The Office / London, Ontario
March 28th – 2nd Cup / Buffalo, New York
March 29th – Vibe Lounge / Syracuse, New York
April 3rd – Cafe Nine / New Haven, Connecticut
April 4th – Club Cafe / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 5th – Music Gallery / Baltimore, Maryland
April 10th – Bowery Ballroom / New York (w/ The Jezabels)
April 11th – The Knitting Factory / Brooklyn, New York
April 13th – Johnny Brendas / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (w/ The Jezabels)
April 14th – Red Palace / Washington, D.C (w/ The Jezabels)
April 16th – Brighton Music Hall / Boston, Massachusetts (w/ The Jezabels)
April 17th – Divan Orange / Montreal, Quebec (w/ The Jezabels)
April 18th – Mod Club / Toronto, Quebec (w/ The Jezabels)
April 19th – The Active Room / Detroit, Michigan
April 20th – Lincoln Hall / Chicago, Illinois (w/ The Jezabels)
April 21st – Triple Rock / Minneapolis, Minnesota (w/ The Jezabels)
April 23rd – WECC / Winnipeg, Manitoba (w/ The Jezabels)
April 24th – Amigo’s / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (w/ The Jezabels)
April 26th – Sarlite / Edmonton, Alberta (w/ The Jezabels)
April 27th – SAIT / Calgary, Alberta (w/ The Jezabels)
April 28th – The Royal / Nelson, British Colombia (w/ The Jezabels)
April 30th – The Longhorn / Whistler, British Columbia (w/ The Jezabels)
May 1st – Venue / Vancouver, British Columbia (w/ The Jezabels)
May 2nd – Lucky Bar / Victoria, British Columbia
May 3rd – Crocodile / Seattle, Wasshington (w/ The Jezabels)
May 4th – Mississippi / Portland, Oregon (w/ The Jezabels)
May 8th – Independant / San Francisco, California (w/ The Jezabels)
May 9th – Soho / Santa Barbara, California (w/ The Jezabels)
May 11th – Troubadour / Los Angeles, California (w/ The Jezabels)
May 12th – Casbah / San Diego, California (w/ The Jezabels)
Long-time indie duo Mates Of State have remixed ‘Days’, one of everyone’s favourite band The Drums’ biggest songs. Taking the forlorn yet catchy original, Mates Of State have created a far more poppy version, adding Kori Gardner’s cutesy vocals and some kick-ass synths to the already great mix. One for the summer playlist, this remix of ‘Days’ is bittersweet Americana to the max. The original of ‘Days’ features on the album ‘Portamento’, out now.
The Drums – Days (Mates Of State Remix)
Days (Mates Of State Remix).mp3
R&B superstar Bobby Womack has been working with the guys over at XL Studios on his latest effort, The Bravest Man In The Universe. The latest release in promotion for that album is a very stripped down and intimate track called “Please Forgive My Heart”- which is driven by steady drumming and a piano part that does a great job to compliment the soul in Bobby’s voice. The album is rumored to hold a feature with Lana Del Ray and a few other treats so be on the look out.
The Bravest Man In The Universe drops 6/12/12 in the US.
Bobby Womack- Please Forgive My Heart
Please Forgive My Heart
Florence And The Machine‘s “Shake It Out” has already gotten a lot of attention for being, essentially, made of solid gold. The track, pulled from the band’s second effort titled Ceremonials, is now being revisited by way of an acoustic version released on that album. Though it’s taken a little while to be discovered, this intimate delivery gives a new perspective to the track and changes the feel completely. Definitely a great find. Stream below:
“Did I never show you this? Me singing with Deportees!<3″ tweets Swedish singer Lykke Li yesterday, linking to a new track titled “A New Name To Go By”. This collaboration, featured on the latest Deportees album Islands & Shores, sounds like the result of three Swedes meeting up for a game of beach volley ball. And, though that would be an unfair 2 on 1 match up, Lykke Li has a steel drum on her side to rebound pop ups and make beautiful beach melodies- which compliment her vocal parts nicely. Stream below:
Fans of The Music Ninja know PatrickReza very well. The 19 year old original/remix Dubstep producer from Los Angeles, California has hijacked the top charts of hypem numerous time with his delicately crafted remixes. There are american producers that have gone the full brostep route, and there are others who still remain purist to the genre. PatrickReza is right in the middle and sometimes we don’t even know where he is. It is his eclecticism in dubstep that makes him one of the most exciting upcoming producers. He is able to take from many influences to create his own sound including his latest release, “Until We Bleed” by Swedish producer Kleerup featuring the lovely vocals of Lykke Li. “Until We Bleed” is a soft slow burn track that will serve as the perfect ending for night out.
It is available for free today on his soundcloud.
Download: Kleerup + Lykke Li – Until We Bleed (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix)
We’re back again with our monthly installment of the top tracks from our good friends over at Global Dance Music. If you’ve never seen this post before, or don’t know what Global Dance Music is, then pay attention! Global Dance Music brings in great artists that want to share their tasty house, dubstep, glitch, drum and bass, and every other kind of electronica tune with you, for free. The site is huge, so if you don’t have time to surf the whole thing – we’re going to boil it down for you.
Below are the top ten most downloaded tracks from the month of February, in order of You can download each of them individually, or feel free to grab the zip at the end of the post.
Joman – Light Up The Night (Original Mix)
Krewella – Strobelights (Original Mix)
Krewella – One Minute (Original Mix)
Ecto Cooler Believe (In Having Sex) (Ecto Coolers Sext Me Later Remix)
Savoy – California Dreamin (Original Mix)
Paris Burns – Essex (Original Mix)
Lenny B feat Roxxett – Hysteria (Bad Karma Radio Edit)
Sylvane – Freak Out (Original Mix)
David Garcia – All Here Now (Richard Vission Dirty Freqs Remix)
James Egbert – The Lodge (Original Mix)
Dig em all? Pick up all ten right here.