So about a month ago Carnage dropped a live mix on Ustream, this track was amongst the madness that took place. Having two trap heavyweights on the same track, such as Luminox and Carnage, is a recipe for an anthem. This Refix tweaks the played out anthem “Epic” in all the right ways, allowing you to once again rage to this massive track. Enjoy the free download, Cheers.
Rihanna churns out chart-toppers at a pretty absurd rate. Her latest hit single, “Diamonds,” departs slightly from her usual sound with out losing its mainstream appeal. Today, Kanye West dropped this remix adding some raps to the first half of the song. As usual, Yeezy is on point with his raw, confident flow spitting lines that really only he can pull off. Peep below and, if you’re feeling it, grab it on iTunes.
Oh man. Ninjas…it’s Friday. And in a completely unsolicited product placement message, we’d like to highly encourage that you declare today Fireball Friday. That cinnamon-y shot of deliciousness has your name written all over it. So call some friends, lay down some shot glasses, and belly up. It’s time to let loose!
Originating from Portland, Maine is the folk artist Aly Spaltro, better known as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. Having spent four years working at a DVD store which submerged her in a sea of films and soundtracks ranging from the Rocky Horror Picture Show to Spider-Man, this lovely artist has grown to produce a most unique and eclectic rock sound in the realm of folk music. Kicking off the tune with a lighthearted acoustic melody, the song progresses into a medley of upbeat instrumentals. Keep your ears to the ground for her debut studio album, Ripely Pine coming February 19th, 2013 via Ba Da Bing! Records.
Suave, emotionally-charged R&B breakout star Miguel reveals a special video for his track “The Thrill”. Unlike most music videos, this one does without the flash and gaudiness, instead stripping it down and focusing on the art of the performance. Produced by the gifted folks at Yours Truly (who almost always create stunning, intimate visuals like this), it’s the kind of piece that reminds us why we are so drawn to artists like Miguel: for the heart in music.
Rhye is no stranger to the pages of The Music Ninja, and with such stunning electro-soul music, can you blame us? For both the new and old fans, this post is sort of a Rhye goodie bag, featuring both a tender & heartbreaking live version of “The Fall,” and a beautifully twisted & warped take from the UK producer Two Inch Punch. Enjoy!
New York’s Ra Ra Riot are geared up to release their third album, Beta Love, in January. The follow-up to 2010′s excellent The Orchard, the LP contains this title track, which was released just the other day. After the departure of cellist/vocalist Alexandra Lawn earlier in this year, it’s evident that the (now) four-piece are dabbling with more electronics…but we’re not complaining. “Beta Love” is a well-crafted, yet simple pop song that seems right out of the Passion Pit playbook. We dare you to try and take this off repeat — the heavenly falsettos and bubblegum synths are enough to make even the toughest bro go weak in the knees.