San Francisco’s Viceroy has literally blown up the electronic scene this year with his quality remixes and originals. His is a ubiquitous name; when you see it listed, you can’t help but already know you’re in for some magic. On his newest track, “While We’re In Love” featuring New York City’s tropical pop duo Ghost Beach, we’re instantly transported to a sunny, pristine shoreline, breathing in the fresh ocean air, with an irresistible urge to break out and dance. Don’t deny it. We’re in the last stretch of this long workweek, let this track take hold of you and give you that extra kick to finish strong.
While Were in Love (Feat. Ghost Beach)
Brooklyn based folk-rock trio Widowspeak return with news of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, “Almanac”, which is set for an early 2013 release. “Ballad Of The Golden Hour” is the first single to be lifted from the new long player and marks a step forward for Widowspeak. Recorded in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley, “Ballad Of The Golden Hour” builds from a dreamy, strummed introduction into a dynamic crescendo of sprawling guitars. Download the MP3 below and keep an eye out for Widowspeak’s Almanac LP, which drops on January 22nd, via Captured Tracks.
Widowspeak // Ballad of the Golden Hour
Zola Jesus, who is known for her brand of gothic electronica and her booming operatic-style singing, took to Twitter tonight to release her cover of Rihanna‘s hit “Diamonds”. As expected, it’s got a certain extra air of enchanting doom surrounding it. She’s got a knack for summoning that kind of mood — seriously though, the last time I saw her live, her set (and only hers) was plagued by an apocalyptic thunderstorm with an unforgiving rainfall; I left soaked and shivering, but felt the whole thing was oddly, perfectly appropriate.
Queens emcee and overall strangely awesome character, Action Bronson, blesses us today with a free project in collaboration with a mainstay of L.A. hip-hop, producer The Alchemist. Rare Chandeliers combines Alchemist’s distinct and versatile skill set with Action’s absurd raps spit with his unmistakable east-coast grit. With the help of some friends including ScHoolboy Q, Sean Price, Roc Marciano and Meyhem Lauren, the styles collide seamlessly. Check out a few of the dopest cuts below and download the whole mixtape for free, courtesy of Vice Records, here: Action Bronson & The Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers.
Randy The Musical
Demolition Man (feat Schoolboy Q)
Blood Of The Goat (feat Big Twin & Sean Price)
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!
Pendulum – DJ Set
Ive been in Midnight City looking 4 sum1
Donald Glaude Mash
“Coming True,” the latest single from New York indie rock band Guards, blares and coos like an adorable wild child. The guitars crunch loudly without a care, melodies pour out like honey, and the hungry vocals of frontman Richie Follin are as convincing as ever. After touring on their successful self-titled EP (which you can still listen to here), the group is prepped to release their full-length debut, In Guards We Trust. If this song and “Silver Lining,” which came out back in September, are any indication, it’s going to be one hell of a good and hearty collection.
In Guards We Trust comes out February 5th, 2013 via Black Bell Records.
Los Angeles native, Rey Villalobos, is the genius behind solo project House of Wolves. Did you know his last name, Villa-lobos actually translates to House of Wolves from Spanish? Hey, you learn something new everyday. Rey grew up as a classically trained pianist, recalling Chopin as his main musical influence which pushed him to create such utterly sincere and engaging music.
After a long day of running around, arguing with annoying people and drinking too much coffee this track is the perfect way to relax. Rey’s voice illustrates beautiful peaks of high notes and the hazy piano notes being played with a small glimmer of the tambourine are making my nerves calm down. The lyrics to the track are romantic but up for interpretation, maybe you’re in a place in your life where music like this will stop you in your tracks and make you stop for a second. After purchasing his EP, Fold In The Wind, I have become a huge fan. House of Wolves is currently on tour in Europe, but let’s hope he comes to the states. Grab your copy of his EP here.