The Postal Service — yes, the Ben Gibbard side-project that we all thought we’d never hear from again — has returned with a new song in tow: “A Tattered Line of String”. It retains the quirky electronics found on the band’s classic album Give Up, but sounds a bit more upbeat and full-bodied, showing Gibbard injecting more of his solo singer-songwriter work into the cold metallic sounds. The track channels the robotic, intergalactic nicely when it makes great use of Jenny Lewis‘ (of Rilo Kiley) vocals. Listen in below.
This new tune, along with another one called “Turn Around”, will be on The Postal Service’s 10th anniversary deluxe edition of Give Up, due out April 9th on Sub Pop.
HOODIE ALLEN IS BACK. There are a lot of rising stars in the hip/hop world but many just get lost trying to imitate a persona that is not of their own. Hoodie is simply the real deal, one of the most genuine rappers whose very music is a true reflection of his own personality.
‘Cake Boy’ represents the first single from his upcoming free new project Crew Cuts. The braggadocios track, may not seem to indulge on serious topics, but with being produced by legendary hip hop producer !llmind (Kanye West, 50 Cent, Royce Da 5’9), Hoodie means serious business.
Baking up even more momentum, Crew Cuts will be dedicated elusively to all his fans for the overwhelming support he received in 2012.
Following up to his title single, “I Have No Fear” is another wonderful surprise from chillwave producer Tourist’s forthcoming Tonight EP. Soft and delicate layers of somber electronica that are still able to induce so much emotion, is really what sets the Brighton-based apart from the rest.
Waging total war to the current scene of dance music, Distantt blitzkriegs right to the center of it with the release of his forthcoming ‘Zombie Outbreak’ EP. The Texas producers latest single combines a melodic rich electro house bass, reminiscent of a Wolfgang Gartner production, all enthralled under an aggressive and dark environment. Included in the EP is yet another monster, a dubstep rendition of ‘Zombie Outbreak!’ by producer Dead Robot. Twice as chaotic as the original, the extremely sharp wobbles that elevate with intensity as the song progresses, truly create the ‘fight for your life’ atmosphere of a true zombie outbreak!
There is nothing more exciting for us here at The Music Ninja to see an artists evolve in style and talent to the heights Los Angeles producer Valentino Khan has for the past year. A true bass enthusiast, Valentino started producing infectious moombahton tracks, recently graduating to the catchy sounds of trap music. His latest remix of Sidney Samson’s ‘The World Is Yours’ continues the twerkin’ momentum his previous super hit, a remix of Kreayshawn’s Go Hard had back late of last year.
At this point Valentino Khan is an unstoppable force in what we know of Trap music and we predict his name to only get bigger in the next 12 months.
Sidney Samson The World Is Yours (Valentino Khan Remix)
Toronto duo DVBBS have encapsulated their efforts of a new year with the seductive and completely uplifting new single “We Are Electric” featuring Simon Wilcox. The slow and dreamy build up lend themselves to a drop just perfect to be the next summer festival banger. While it is full of energy, the track does let self breath so the vocals can sink further into the subconscious urging you to listen one more time.