This week Floridian indie group Levek, led by multi-instrumentalist David Levesque, released “Girl In The Fog.” Compared to their other songs “Black Mold Grow” and “French Lessons”, this one’s sparse and folk-tinged — reminiscent of greats like Simon & Garfunkel — and its charm and allure wraps you like a warm blanket on a crisp and chilly Fall day. Though it’s acoustic, there’s a lot going on here: intricate guitar work that trickles and weaves throughout and delicate vocals that quiver with emotion.
“Girl In The Fog” is off Levek’s debut album, Look A Little Closer, out September 25th on Lefse Records.
Listen to this new track by Kami De Chukwu and Sterling Haze and try to tell me Chicago isn’t the epicenter of hip-hop right now. With a slew of talented and hungry young rappers waiting in the wings, and two of its favorite sons (Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco) dropping highly anticipated albums this month, it’s pretty easy to claim that Chicago’s on top and will be there for a very long time to come. On the newest track from the SaveMoney members, both rappers approach their verses in a vicious yet calculating manner, reflective of their desire to slowly but surely take over the game through the domino effect. Once one listener falls victim, everyone else will soon follow.
Domino Effect by Sterling Haze and Kami de Chukwu ( prod. ColdeSack )
So maybe you have listened to fourteen remixes of Ellie Goulding‘s new single “Anything Could Happen” before this one, but I promise you this one’s good and worth a listen (or two, or three…). Blood Diamonds hops on this hit to crank out one dank remix. He works his magic, making this version insanely danceable and also a breath of fresh electronic air. Goulding’s timeless voice remains the same, but what stands out is the intense bass and harmonic undertones. Simply said, it stands out and gets us Ninjas even more pumped for Goulding’s new album, Halcyon, out October 9th.
Ellie Goulding Anything Could Happen (Blood Diamonds Remix)
Recently the DC trio Spektrem released their second song “All Too Soon,” which was a killer progressive house track. This week they released the full version of their newest track “Sugar,” another phenomenal progressive house tune. Like their previous track, it has spot-on vocals with a fantastic prog melody and rhythm. “Sugar” also has a great incorporation of electronic chords throughout. Again Spektrem produces gold in the realm of progressive house. So see what you think, then download it and blair it.
Jon Gooch, the creative mastermind behind the infamous Feed Me has been on the forefront of all EDM of late releasing spectacular singles, remixes and DJ mixes. Kicking things off back in July, Feed Me graced us with his 23-minute mix on Annie Nightingale’s Radio 1 Show. Shortly after, Feed Me continued to awe us with the release of his latest single “Little Cat Steps” released on mau5trap records. Showing no signs of letting up and moving with a full head of steam, Jon Gooch continued to bring the heat when he dropped his 38-track Essential Mixon Pete Tong’s Radio 1 Show earlier in the month. Now, after the barrage of incredible releases, it’s time to revel in the glory that is Feed Me and now thanks to Future Music Magazine we are given the opportunity to gain even more knowledge about the artist, the concept, and the amazing live experience that is Feed Me and his infamous “Teeth”. The video delves into the logistics of how his notorious stage was constructed and how it is programmed to create an unparalleled live experience.
Best of all, Feed Me recently reported on Facebook that his “Teeth” are receiving upgrades for his upcoming UK Tour, so anyone lucky enough to witness Feed Me live in the coming months should be in for a special treat! Enjoy.
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!
Paper Diamond knows what it means to fill a room with radiating energy; the man has been filling up venues for years with it. The Colorado native kicked off his Night Vision tour at the Ogden on Thursday night, bringing a mix of powerful bass drops with a combination of seductive melodies. Intertwined throughout the captivating tunes were pulsating vocals which just added fuel to the fire for the already animated crowd. With his new LED video set up and array of novel new songs, one thing is for sure, Paper Diamond is ready to show his fans on this tour what is means to Crunkstep.
Opening for Paper Diamond were two artists who know what it means to bring the dirty dub. Max Hype, also known as Protohype, started the night off hard with his creative mix of nasty dub with hip-hop drums which has been given the name Dub Hop. Second up, making his Denver debut all the way from the big Texas, was Crizzly. He said it himself, “I’m nasty.” Oh Crizzly are you ever. His sound is what Crunkstep is all about; mixing dirty Southern beats, a bit of hard rap vocals, and throwing in a few collaborations between artists such as DJ Khaled and Rusko. All three artists brought the dirt, the bass and the filth to keep the crowd screaming for more.