Young Man – Do

The spectacular sounds of Chicago-based musician Colin Caulfield, better known as Young Man, will grace your morning with the the song “Do” off his sophomore LP, Vol. 1. Full of bright and colorful indie melodies that slowly wrap around and consume you with a rush of feel good harmonies. You can stream and download the song below.

Young Man

Vol. 1 is out now on Frenchkiss Records.

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[Remix Contest] Zeds Dead & Omar Linx – Cowboy


Last month Zeds Dead & Omar Linx, the true pioneers of letting hip-hop and heavy electronic music exist so organically together, gave away their stems on Beatport to spark a remix contest. Now the raging rapids of contest submissions have arrived. To help sort through all of them, the Ninja staff have highlighted our top five of the week. The contest relies heavily on voting and play count, so make sure to take some time to go over to Beatport and show your favorite track some love.

Starting off this Top 5 we highlight an artist that is very familiar around these parts, Butch Clancy. This remix is let loose over a DnB pattern that allows for the hip-hop flow and electronic power to work heavenly together. The opening of this track starts out with a haunting synth line over Omar’s verse, but soon the flood gates open with Clancy revealing his scintillating dosage of spastic glitch. To hear the rest of the song and vote for the Butch Clancy remix click on here to be sent over to Beatport play.

Zeds Dead & Omar Linx
Cowboy (Butch Clancy Remix) (Clip)

Next up is the Michael White remix; he takes a very different approach. This track is covered with a mad amount of electro sting. It is masterfully transformed from a 88 BPM heavy Dubstep track into a fast hitting electro house anthem. Thrashing and smashing his way through the original with pure electro beef, you hear a unique remix that stomps itself through your speakers from start to end. To hear the rest of the song and vote for the Michael White remix click here to be sent over to Beatport play.

Zeds Dead & Omar Linx
Cowboy (Michael White Remix) (Clip)

Remixing a track is about balancing the combination of the original piece of work and the revisionist’s new ideas. F.O.O.L. have managed to conquer that balance. The filth and heaviness that define the original are offset by the uplifting, energy-building sounds that surround Omar’s lyrics. Using stunning harmonies throughout the entire song makes it a true contender. To vote for the F.O.O.L. remix click here to be sent over to Beatport play.

Zeds Dead & Omar Linx
Cowboy (F.O.O.L Remix)

Showing how 112 BPM can hang with best of them, Mob Device defines just how electro house can still run amok even at a slower tempo. The song opens up with an old school R&B soul vibe that flows supremely with Omar’s words. Once the track opens up, it reveals an irresistible synth line that samples the original, while letting the glitches prevail. To hear the rest of the song and vote for it click here to be sent over to Beatport play.

Zeds Dead and Omar LinX
Cowboy (Mob Device 112 bpm Remix)

Rounding out the Top 5 for this week is the invincible Clark Kent remix. What a strong way to finish off this post! A staggering build up defines what happens for the next few minutes after you press play. The rising tension is soon replaced by a drop smeared all over with a quick hitting glitch. Masterfully resting the lyrics between all the chaos going on in gives this remix an irresistible dynamic edge. To hear the rest of the song and vote for the Clark Kent remix click here to be sent over to beatport play.

Zeds Dead ft. Omar Linx
Cowboy (Clark Kent Remix) (Clip)
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[Indie Rock] Turtle Giant – Germany I & II

Not too long ago, The Music Ninja premiered the official music video for Turtle Giant‘s “We Were Kids,” a jangly and rousing indie rock tune. Now we’re here to bring you yet another new single off the band’s forthcoming All Hidden Places EP called “Germany I & II”. At a little over seven minutes long, from start to finish, the song is an epic and fierce musical journey. Part one winds itself up with sweeping, airy verses, only to completely unravel during its explosive choruses, full of razor sharp guitar work and the kind of raw intensity that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go. It then segues into “Germany II,” where Turtle Giant take on a darker, more lo-fi rock approach. But don’t think you can get settled here — because much like the first half, part two is packed with relentless heat, ending on quite the adrenaline-charged note.

Download “Germany I & II” below and make sure to watch out for their EP, All Hidden Places, which comes out September 18th.

Germany I and II
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Atlas Genius – Trojans (Lenno Remix)

With all the amount of professionalism I want to bring to this blog, I can’t help myself on saying how stupidly amazing this new remix of “Trojans” is, by the magnificent 17-year-old producer Lenno. Already an amazing track featuring vocals from Keith Jeffrey of the South Australia indie rock band Atlas Genius. The group was recently signed to Warner Bros. Records and on June of this year they released their debut EP, titled Through the Glass.

Atlas Genius
Trojans (Lenno Remix)
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[Electro] Firebeatz & Schella – Dear New York

Fast rising Dutch producers Firebeatz have a huge surprise in store for us today (that is the beatport store). Already releasing great tracks on some of the biggest labels (Records, Size, Defected, Ultra and Dirty Dutch), the young duo teamed up Schella to drop “Dear New York”, a thrilling Beastie Boys-sampled electro house with an aggressive and refreshing bassline.

Firebeatz & Schella
Dear New York

“Dear New York” was released on 9/10 through Spinnin Records. Purchase.

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[Remix] Flying Lotus – Binge Eating Without You

Experimental producer, Flying Lotus, took to Twitter a few days ago to release his unfinished, innovative take on Frank Ocean‘s already awesome “Thinkin Bout You.” With sped up vocals and a soothing beat, the L.A. based artist manages to keep the corky, soulful feel of the original track all the while inducing a steady head not.

Stream this relaxing and captivating remix below and look out for Flying Lotus’s upcoming album, Until The Quiet Ends, due out on October 2nd.

Flying lotus
Binge Eating Without You (unfinished)
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[Chill] Cascine Standouts: 2010-2012

Cascine Records, which is based in New York and London, specializes in chill experimental pop and is the reason we’ve been graced with the music of artists like Chad Valley, Jensen Sportag, World Tour, and Southern Shores. Just this past week, our Cascine friends celebrated their second birthday and to mark the special occasion, they released a compilation of “standout” tracks from the last two years. Below are a few of them. Independent labels help keep music alive, so make sure to show them some love! You can stream the whole standouts collection here and you can also purchase it on Beatport here.

Southern Shores
Grande Comore

World Tour

Jensen Sportag
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