While Kazakhstan is best known for the likes of Borat, I’d like to think there’s a new force in EDM that might just change that. His name is Farleon, and this 18 year old is showing a lot of promise already. His Millenium EP released at #9 on Beatport’s Electro House charts, and needless to say, I’m excited to see what this kid’s going to bring to the table.
The eponymous track off the EP, “Millenium,” filled with aggressively arpeggiated sequences and beautifully sidechained synths, is a guaranteed feel good jam. The second track “Living Your Life,” is my personal favorite. He takes the arpeggios, synths, and filters, only to complement them with some grimy basslines and a catchy vocal sample. Take a listen, and you’ll see what I mean. I already know what Borat is thinking (see above picture).
The Millenium EP was released 7/2 on Funkk Sound Recordings, and can be purchased here.
Living Your Life (original)
Being the “Number 1 Club in America” (DJ Mag 2011) comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is 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 on Thursday and Friday of this week, 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. Can’t wait to see you down there.
Mitomi Tokoto Ft. Shurakano
Music (Norman Doray Edit Mix)
Figure and The Killabits – Heavy Metal
Listen up, we have exciting news… The guys over at Michael Woods are giving you, the fans, the chance to name Michael’s next track, not only that but Michael is giving the track away free to celebrate the 4th July in the US! So how do you get involved? It’s simple, listen to the preview of This new track, think up a good name and write it in the comments section of this Facebook note: http://goo.gl/wfJuZ On Monday they will select five runners up and then it’s back over to you guys to vote for the final winner…there are a whole host of goodies up for grabs for one lucky winner and the five runners up…what you waiting for??
Laidback Luke has a knack for pumping out anthem after anthem. This one featuring some big room sounds that have already been supported by the likes of Steve Aoki, Diplo, Armin Van Buuren, Thomas Gold, and Sander Van Doorn. LBL transforms this track from SAVOY into a dance floor killer bringing massive drums, booming synths, and the always sexy vocals from Heather Bright. This should keep your foot moving all week long. Cheers.
SAVOY & Heather Bright
We Are The Sun (Laidback Luke Remix)
With his primitive beats wrapped up in synthesizers and 404′s, EPROM releases his first ever LP on Rwina Records. This album is filled with boundary breaking music. EPROM pushes the limits of electronic music to an amazing authentic sound that he has perfected over the years. The whole album is an experience that differs from person to person. You either love it of hate it. I love it. I think it is a genius way of making an almost Chill Trap sound.
First hearing “Regis Chillbin” in some Gaslamp Killer sets, I fell in loved with it ever since. This song has received praise from Boreta, The Gaslamp killer, Hudson Mohawke, and even The Flying Lotus. With a sound that can only be describe as “drippy”, EPROM exceeded expectation with ‘Regis Chillbin, clearly the best track from the album
“Can Control” definitely takes an honorable second place. Being the fifth song on the album, this song is EPROM’s own outlook on Trap, while still being a mellow laid back song. I can already see The Gaslamp Killer jumping around like a monkey on stage to this. Using vocal samples and “drippy” synths, “Can Control” kicks you in the face with its prominent bassline. Not to mention the track include samples of paint being sprayed, which enlightens the fact that on his free time EPROM is a spray paint artist.
While these two tracks may be the highlight of the LP, every other song on the album has its own personality. It is definitely not for everyone but it is refreshing to see how Trap is currently evolving. I would highly recommend purchasing this album. You won’t regret it. You can purchase it at beatport here.
Germany Germany, the Canadian born producer, recently graced the pages of The Music Ninja with his remix of Go Alien by Oh No! Yoko. After posting that remix, we were asked to premiere a few of his new tracks, and we couldn’t be more excited.
The electrogaze magician has provided us with a look at two singles for your listening pleasure. First up, he has created a gorgeous electro track in With You. The layered pianos melodies, loving vocals, and electro style guitar synths give this song a dancy feel. The B-Side to this single, however, is a calmer side to Germany Germany’s work. It stays closer to his shoegaze roots with dreamy synths that ride along with Kotomi’s lyrics.
Blank Mind Empty Heart is out on the 20th, and you can find more information about on his website.
Real Hero ft. Kotomi (College/Electric Youth cover)
Maya Jane Coles, one of the hottest DJs out there, has teamed up with great British songstress Florence Welch to remix her latest single, ‘Spectrum’. Coles takes Flo’s incredible vocals and beefs them up with some icy synths and killer beats, giving this version of ‘Spectrum’ a kick-ass edge that’s guaranteed to make it a club favourite this summer. If you like this reworking, then check out Florence And The Machine’s ‘Spectrum’ EP, a collection of remixes from dance greats,such as Calvin Harris. The EP is out on July 8.
Florence & The Machine
Spectrum (Maya Jane Coles Remix)