Moombah-swing? Yep, you read right, it’s a thing. Well if it wasn’t before, after this track from The McMash Clan, it certainly is now. The producer trio from London bring us a clash of sounds from the past and the present to create something incredibly fresh. It’s a bold move to take drum samples, brass elements and catchy vocals reminiscent of the 30′s era and combine them with lazer synths and heavy moombahcore drops of modern day electronic music, but boy does this crazy concoction work! One moment you find yourself clicking your fingers and kicking out your legs as if swing was the dance you were born to do, and the next your body is jumping up and down under the control of that crazy bass. It’s ironic that when we’re looking for new innovations in modern dance music, there is so much potential in the styles of the past. This one is an absolute gem. Hit play and let your body move in whatever way it so chooses.
Oh snap, ninjas! Friday is finally here. We’re sure this week has been a long one between the pre-Halloween weekend parties, the actual Halloween parties, and the usual weekly shenanigans you guys are up to. With that in mind, we found it necessary to come up with 10 tracks to help you get up and get after it all over again.
Even after releasing their third full-length Ghostory just this past February, New York’s School of Seven Bells are back and revving up to drop a new EP called Put Your Sad Down. We get a first taste of that collection today with “Secret Days,” a swirling and luscious dream-pop track sure to get the good vibes percolating.
Not much is known about this melodramatic five-piecer from Brooklyn beyond the clever psychedelic-shoegaze genre, in which they categorize themselves and, well, the fact that there are five members in their band. I was lucky enough to stumble across this featured track thanks to Hype Machine Radio’s September guest, YVYNYL. Where upon first listen, it is easy to submerge yourself into the environment Desert Stars immediately creates. “Boys I Like” is a stunning production supported by eerie, yet beautifully ambient vocals, strong percussion and a fluidity that is calming yet curious. I encourage you to take a listen and to keep a watchful eye on this group.
Feist released a new video for “Graveyard” today, a song that can be found on her 2011 album called Metals. Shot in Big Sur, California, it’s a sparse yet still charming environment visually, especially shown through a stark black and white lens. The musician explains the idea behind the song: “I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they’ve become and your own mortality and about what time means. We’re alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.”
Ever since his debut mixtape, EARL, and subsequent disappearance, the blogosphere has been eagerly anticipating some new music from OddFuture‘s Earl Sweatshirt. The talented eighteen year old LA-based emcee has re-emerged in the last half year or so with some quality features. Today, Earl blesses us with some new solo music and it most certainly does not disappoint.
Unafraid to confront his issues and insecurities, the protege spits with his apathetic and mischievous flow speaking completely candidly about his personal struggles and demonstrating maturity far beyond his years. The simple piano loop provides the perfect backdrop for this introspective and creative display of dark lyricism. Check out the long-awaited “Chum” below, a true testament to Earl’s potential as an artist.
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!
11/1 – Andy Moor
17 Andy Moor feat. Stine Grove Time Will Tell (Preview)