Last week, Toronto’s Keys N Krates dropped an awesomely aggressive EP called Lucid Dreams. It’s an interesting title because, while there are certainly overpowering waves of euphoric dream-like synth work, it’s got an equally heavy dose of straight up dirty bounce. Not that I’m complaining – the filthy highs feel that much more potent when offset by the clean cut and shimmery moments; it’s both that contrast and combination that’s praise-worthy. A perfect example of this would be this nearly 5-minute track titled “Dreamyness,” where you’ll get the best of both worlds. Shivers, swagger, and everything in between. Check it out below and take advantage of the free EP download.
While R&S Records has been known to boast a range of electronically minded artists (Airhead, James Blake, Aphex Twin), they’ve got the ear for sparse, straightforward indie rock. Case in point: London three-piece Vondelpark. Their new song, “California Analog Dream” reads like a coaxing, late-night drive along an empty and dark highway. It’s not loud or boisterous, but it hardly needs to be; its hushed quality is its best quality. Add in the velvety vocals that wrap you up like a cozy security blanket and you’ve got a track that’ll keep your attention night or day.
With Molly being the new flavor of the week, there’s been a vast influx of songs about the drug lately. Problem decides to poke some fun at the situation, releasing a new song titled “My Last Molly Song Ever I Promise.” He even brings along a few experts with him to discuss the topic one final time in Trinidad Jame$ and Gunplay. Like all new fads, it has to end somewhere, and this may be the final stop on the Molly train.
My Last Molly Song Ever I Promise (Ft. Gunplay & Trinidad Jame$)
Chrisette Michelle has coined the title of this modern-day pre- and post-break-up songstress in the game. From her debut smash hit “Be Ok” to her equally successful single “Epiphany(I’m Leaving)” ft Drake, her repertoire of hits is very reminiscent of 90′s Mary J.Blige R&B with a more classic jazz/hip-hop sound. With her latest single “Charades”, she croons about the hesistation to get to know someone on a romantic level after being burned in the past. The Wizzy Wow produced track gives off a mellow vibe with some synth beats and soft, vulnerable vocals from the songstress. Unexpectedly, 2 Chainz joins the singer as the dude whose intentions are in question. The single can be heard on Michelle’s latest free mixtape An Audiovisual Presentation of Audrey Hepburn, available here.
What’s up, ninjas? Another Friday is here, and another playlist has been put together for your weekend adventures. We know it’s been a long week for everyone, so we won’t keep you waiting. Crack open a cold one, and press play.
At the turn of the year, there’s always a few things we get excited for. There’s always the excitement of new Music Ninja programs we’re launching, plans of grandeur for the upcoming year, new album releases, and of course, music festivals. We’re just out of the gate for 2013, and we have to say, we’re really stoked for what lies ahead.
First up on our list of festivals is the largest electronica festival in North America. The setting is perfect, as Miami is already a hub for the scene. But when you take the party outside, onto Bayfront Park, you know you’re in for an epic weekend.
With the announcement of the Phase 2 Lineup, we thought it would be a perfect time to share some of our favorite tracks from the performing artists this year. So here’s our 2013 Ultra Music Festival Mega Playlist. Once you listen to it, head over and pick up your tickets.
Above & Beyond
Armin Van Buuren
Swedish House Mafia
The Bloody Beetroots
DJ Fresh (Live)
Matt & Kim
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Birdy Nam Nam
Fedde Le Grand
Flux Pavillion vs. Doctor P.
Kill The Noise
Paul Van Dyk
The M Machine
Bloody Beetroots Live
Faithless (Live DJ and Live PA Set)
Yes you are reading correctly, Dillon Francis dropped a Trap VIP of his massive tune “Bootleg Fireworks”. This was ripped from Rinse FM yesterday, and features an incredible re-work of an already amazing track, “Bootleg Fireworks”. We covered Dillon’s first Rebirth of “Masta Blasta” and this one might be even more hectic. Featuring some incredible chopping and splicing, tweaking this massive track in all the right ways. No new on the release date yet, Cheers.
Bootleg Fireworks (The Rebirth) (Live from Rinse.fm)