The Music Ninja Presents: Showtek's Essentials Part 2
For our third installment in Showtek’s tenure as our Resident Artist, we’re excited to bring you “Essentials Part Two”. No, this isn’t just another version of their show Skink, this is a new program that gives you a little more insight into what the guys are digging on at the moment. It covers a broad range of tracks that you probably won’t hear in their sets, but know that they’re into at the moment.
DJ brotherly duo Wouter and Sjoerd have provided one track for the following categories: favorite classic, current favorite, future classic, secret weapon, best new talent, favorite chill-out song, road trip essential, and pregame track. Their favorite classic is meant to educate the new generation of dance music fans, while their current favorite will be directly relevant to their fans’ tastes. The future classic track is a tune they believe will be continued to be played long after its initial success. The secret weapon is a jaw-dropping track only to be used to stun the crowd at the most opportune moments. Best new talent features a promising emerging artist. The favorite chill-out song demonstrates their balanced taste with something mellow. The road trip essential is a tune that they enjoy listening to while traveling. Lastly, the pregame track is to be used as a warm-up for partying.
Favorite Classic: Marco V – Simulated
Current Favorite: Toxic – Infected
Future Classic: Martin Garrix – Animals
Secret Weapon: Jack Beats – About To Get Fresh (Brillz Remix)
Upcoming Talent Support: Danny Avilla – Tronco
Favorite Chill-out Song: Bakermat – zomer
Roadtrip Music: Raekwon Feat Ghostface Killah & Method Man – Icecream Man
Pregame Track: Vinai – Hands up
The recent resurgence of NYC hip-hop has been exciting to watch with promising, unique artists popping up seemingly everyday. Brooklyn’s TRW might not be on your radar yet, but the emcee is a prime example of the new wave of young artists coming out of the east coast. TRW’s style draws on his local predecessors, while maintaining a fresh and youthful feel. Joining his contemporaries, he is socially conscious, but avoids overdoing it keeping things positive and fun to listen to all the while.
As its name suggests, “Nightmares” is one of TRW’s heavier tracks in which he bounces seamlessly between topics ranging from philosophical musings and social injustice to romance and love. The visuals were shot in his East New York neighborhood and directed by Ari Kamin.
Enjoy the video below and grab a free download up top. If you’re feeling this one, make sure to check out some more of TRW’s material at Wread Wrkr, the creative collective and media outlet he is a part of.
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!
Jack Beats - August 29th
Example: All the Wrong Places (JACK BEATS REMIX)
Delta Heavy - August 30th
Diplo vs DJ Fresh
Earthquake (Delta Heavy Remix)
Valentino Khan - August 31st
The Bloody Beetroots feat. Paul McCartney & Youth
Out Of Sight (Valentino Khan Remix)
It almost seems distasteful to share this song without pouring our hearts out on a love note. Stripped down to the bare essentials, “Move Together” is an intimate rendition of love and its very struggles. Wrapped around soft piano notes and light, heart-felt guitar strums, singer-songwriter James Bay produces a vulnerable setting for his vocals to carefully lay on.
Inspired by heroes Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne and James Taylor and raised in a the small hamlet of Hitchin, Bay has quickly captivated fans all over the world with his ability to create raw, emotional-driven experiences to the support of his endearing and husky vocals. “Move Together” the lead track from The Dark Of The Morning EP, serves as a warm introduction to Bay’s musical core, confidence and brilliance.
Today we’re offering up not only a live video session of Bay’s tune “Move Together,” but he’s also allowed us to provide you with a free download, in an effort to promote his upcoming tour with ZZ Ward throughout America. So, download and enjoy this soulful gem, and check this website for tour information to see when Bay will be coming to a city near you.
Grandtheft has been on an absolute tear lately, and seems to be getting more inventive with each release. This EP is being released via Jefreee‘s on Mad Decent and contains two originals, one of which features Hedspin. Hot off his last remix of Group Love‘s track, “Way To Go”, it’s nice to see him delivering some more high quality productions.
First up is “Mobbin” and Grandtheft teams up with Hedspin, for an all out banger. It starts off dark and gloomy resembling that of some old school TNGHT tracks. Then drops into some booming synths worthy of a constant head nod, can’t say enough about this production. The second track is titled “Give Me More”, and airs more on the Love Trap side of the spectrum. Starting with a euphoric melody and clever vocal edits, this one hits at all the right times. Cheers.
Mobbin feat. Hedspin
Sweet Serenade (Featuring Chris Brown)
For awhile it seemed as if Virginia native Pusha T‘s solo debut was destined to be placed into the Detox category of non-existent release dates. Fortunately for fans, not only is there a date set for the much-anticipated release, but we also have the lead single in ‘Sweet Serenade’. Swizz Beatz sets a dark, moody tone for Pusha to spit over while fellow VA artist Chris Brown creates a catchy hook. The full length My Name is My Name will drop on October 8th.
Get Lucky (Remix) (Feat. Pharrell & T.I.)
Although he’s commonly known as the King of the Trap, T.I. has no problems with getting in touch with his inner pimp. He’s already explored this side of his personality on such singles as “My Love” with Justin Timberlake, and most recently, “Blurred Lines” alongside Robin Thicke and Pharrell. One thing that seems certain as we listen to this remix of Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky,” is that it definitely doesn’t seem to be official. Hell, it’s even debatable whether Tip’s verse was specifically recorded for this track all, as his flow sounds a bit discordant at times. However, we might just be able to chalk that up to the fact that this song was never meant to have a rap remix. Even so, it’s fun to hear exactly how one would turn out. Do you guys think T.I. did an admirable job on this one?