It’s already March. That’s just madness. But as the wise and experienced would say, time flies when you’re having fun. Or in the case of a wise Music Ninja, time flies when you have really good music to listen to.
Denver based electronica dup Dragon and Jontron are back with another giveaway to their loyal fanbase. Being in this business, you have to understand when people are trying to make money off of tracks. This is an art form, and artists deserve to get paid. On the other hand – it is amazing when artists do fun things like a bootleg to give away to their fans.
With that being said, in true Dragon and Jontron fashion, they are presenting everone with this tasty bootleg mashup of David Guetta, Afrojack and Cassius. I’ve personally heard them drop this live, and people go absolutlely crazy. Make sure to follow them on their Facebook page to catch free downloads on the regular. And for god sakes, if you see them on a festival lineup – head over and watch them throw it down.
Sleep Party People is back with the haunting ‘Chin’, the first single lifted from forthcoming sophomore record ‘We Were Drifting On A Sad Song’. It’s immediately apparent that this track something ethereal and rather beautiful, with falsetto vocals washing over melancholic synths to form an astonishing comeback for Brian Batz’s musical project. ‘Chin’ drops on March 26, and the album is expected to be released on April 9.
Erik Luebs, AKA Magical Mistakes, is still a rather mysterious figure despite the growing hype surrounding his music. Originally from the States, he now lives in Japan, where he creates art and deliciously glitchy tracks. Take the shimmering ‘Don’t Need Much’ – soft and oddly sensual vocals blend with the warm synths and lo-fi beats to create something truly special. Well worth keeping an eye on, Magical Mistakes has a name-your-price EP featuring ‘Don’t Need Much’ up on Bandcamp now.
Dr Dre’s classic hit ‘Still D.R.E.’ got the remix treatment from producers Shatter Hands and HORS, collectively known as Shatterhors. With chilled beats and a relaxed vibe, this track packs a punch and will be blasting from cars cruising round town for weeks.
Cali five-piece The Union Line have been building up a solid fanbase with their retro-influenced jams which seem rooted in the wonderfully eclectic world of psychedelia. ‘Bongo (Time Is A Seed)’ is one such track, and despite its experimental side, it’s also pretty darn catchy, making it a surprisingly danceable hit-in-the-making. A perfect soundtrack to hot summer days, ‘Bongo (Time Is A Seed)’ is featured on the band’s forthcoming record. Stay tuned for more details, and check out the video below.
Multi-instrumentalist George Barnett not only writes fantastically emotive songs with infectious hooks, but he also creates great videos to accompany them. It might be worth knowing that Mr Barnett is only 18, yet has a grasp on songwriting to rival those twice his age. ‘Lone Rose’ is perhaps the best example of his craft – a jaunty slice of soulful pop-rock with heartfelt lyrics which never drags, despite being over seven minutes long. A taste of things to come, ‘Lone Rose’ features on the forthcoming record ’17 Days’, out March 12.