Acetronik, a developing artist out of Englewood, NJ, may not be a name you are familiar with, however, it’s never too late to become acquainted. Acetronik, came onto the EDM scene less than a year ago and has an uncanny ability to transform late 90’s and early 2000’s jams into high energy moombahton, electro and dubstep bangers. His latest effort tackles a track which is near and dear to me, “Fat Lip” by Sum 41. In my opinion, nothing embodies early 2000’s punk rock like “Fat Lip” and Acetronik’s remix is nothing short of spectacular. Acetronik flips this track on its head transforming it into a moombahcore banger flaunting intense build-ups and massive drops. This is not something you want to miss out on so do yourself a favor: grab this free download, turn up your speakers and enjoy!
Off his newly signed contract with Universal Republic, indie star The Weeknd dropped a relatively new track today. Although his single “Wicked Games” was already featured on his previous mixtape series House of Balloons, a remastered and enhanced version of the single is part of his commercial release. The newly-edited track isn’t as gritty as the original, but is a more refined emotional equivalent with altered instrumentation. His mixtape trilogy will be edited and released as part of his Universal Records debut album Trilogy, set to drop Nov. 13th. How do you Weeknd fans feel about this remastered version?
First, London’s fast rising electro-soul-pop AlunaGeorge gave us the excellent “Your Drums, Your Love” track. Now, they offer up a lovely accompanying video. Directed by Henry Scholfield, it features a number of street dancers and is set inside a gallery full of work by famed illustrator Arran Gregory. The single, which you can stream below, officially drops October 7th. AlunaGeorge are expected to release a new album next year.
Last week we brought you TRAILS AND WAYS‘ dubbed out M83 rework, and this week it’s Music Ninja favorite Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s turn to take on “Midnight City” and make it his own. Stripping the track back to basics, Benjamin rebuilds M83’s futuristic electro around his breathy vocals and reverb-laden guitar, taking it out of the city center and into the festival fields.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Midnight City (M83 Cover)
Who cares? We do! Season 2 The Voice contestant, Phillip Andrew Arnold, or Pipas he is now more commonly known, debuts his first single, “Who Cares” to great acclaim. The tune is instant radio material, boasting poppy synths, vivacious, catchy vocals and a straight up sing-along vibe. Watch out Carly Rae Jepsen..
Accompanying the debut is a curiously entertaining music/lyric video, which perfectly compliments, if not enhances, the content behind the track. Need motivation for a night out on the town? Have a peak. Pip’s debut single, “Who Cares” is now available on iYunes, and can purchased here.
Drake hasn’t released much music in 2012. After the release of his much heralded Take Care in late 2011, Drizzy’s been seemingly taking a break from projects of his own, appearing on a few guest verses for other artists, while simultaneously producing the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. With this new R&B release from the part time crooner, it makes us wonder what could’ve been, had he ever released that R&B mixtape he promised us back in 2010. Drake loves to sing about his ex-girls, and this track is no different. Teaming up with Dirty Money’s Dawn Richard, the two forlorn artists reflect on failed experiences in their love lives and the sudden disappearance of former flings. While this new collaboration with Dawn Richard doesn’t necessarily stand out from the rest of Drake’s library, it’s still a pretty excellent track nonetheless.
Before you get too excited about the prospects of a new Drake project, be warned that this is actually a reference track that was recorded before Take Care ever came out. For those of you familiar with the work of Colin Munroe, you might recognize this track as “Whatever Became of You” an addicting melody that was included on his latest mixtape, Unsung Hero. There’s a long story (which you can read over at HypeTrak) behind how it ended up in Colin Munroe’s hands, but essentially what you do need to know is that his version is the only “official release” of the song. You can stream that version below right after you get a taste for Drake’s iteration below.
It was only a matter of time before two of today’s hottest up-and-coming white boy rappers hopped on a record together. Fresh off the success of his self produced EP, All American, New York rapper Hoodie Allen teamed up with his current Excellent Adventure Tour mate G-Eazyfor an up-beat infectious shout to the pleasantries of rap life. This jam comes in good time as G-Eazy’s new album Must Be Nice is set for release on September 26.