#01 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix Torqux
You may be winding your weekend down, or you if you’re in the service industry like I was for so many years, you may be getting ready to turn up. Regardless of your profession, or desire to get loose this evening, we’re pleased to bring you the first edition of our Throwing Shapes series.
To kick things off proper, we’ve brought in UK DJ Duo Torqux to serve up a filthy, bass-heavy mini-mix worthy of whatever tonight has on tap for you. These barons of bass have offered up this 13-track mix in the build up to their release on the Never Say Die x UKF Vol.3 Compilation out 23rd June 2014.
Press play and get ready to dance.
1. Nero Satisfy
2. Wide Awake Hakkatron
3. Culprate ft Torqux Drop
4. ??? Untitled
5. PMoney Round the Clock
6. DIllon Francis & DJ Snake Get Low
7. Matrix & Futurebound Control (Torqux Remix)
8. Proxy 10000
9. Torqux T1
10. Moody Good ft Knytro Hot Plate
11. Moody Good ft Knytro Hot Plate (Prolix Remix)
12. Torqux Up My Slang
13. Posij Lasercat
If You Ever Want To Be In Love
Armed with a blues-print, some swaggy folk seduction and the art of crafting pop-perfection, via the least cheesy and most raw rock routes, James Bay’s latest offering is laden with passionate piano and hooky ballad-esque euphoria.
Simmering with summer sadness, this anthemic and melodic track fuses gritty guitar with some captivating sing-along-swoon. Showboating and utilizing talents that show lyrical and musical prowess beyond his 23 years, If You Ever Want To Be In Love, whilst possessing all the pop-folk euphoria of a 90s driving scene, extends radio-friendly hooks and instead parks itself somewhere in bluesy South American territory.
After gracing the same stage as Stevie Wonder during London Calling Festival, James Bay is now mesmerizing audiences across the U.S, before hopping back to serenade stages in his UK home.
One for a more morose evening, If You Ever Want To Be In Love will put tears in your beers, before the night is through.
Kings/1ØØ (featuring Olivver) (prod. by Danny Score)
Little by little, we’re getting introduced to Jez Dior’s upcoming album, which is due to drop sometime this summer. Once again we’re offered up a unique production from this alternative, against the grain hip hop artist.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Dior has been shaking up the blogosphere with grunge-rock inspired hip hop tunes that have people’s heads turning. After catching a little fire from his video for “Who Drank My Whiskey?“, he came back with “Old No. 7,” which features an appearance by Oakland local G-Eazy.
Producer Danny Score has a cinematic soundscape going, which is the perfect backdrop for “Kings/1ØØ” to come to life. Boasting a laid-back, yet emotionally intense ride built on ryhtmic drumming, fluttering guitar notes, and of course Jez’s now signature Cobain-esque screams, we’ve found ourselves hitting play again and again.
Keep tabs on this up and coming indie hip-hop artist by following him on his Facebook account, as this upcoming album is something you won’t want to miss.
With another week down and another weekend to finally get pumped up for, we understand it’s about that time to blast this weeks Friday Party Playlist to start you off on a level we just won’t understand. We’ve got a bitchin’ supply of party pleasers for lovers of all genres. So as the [work] day finally starts to come to an end and your desire to dance in an irresponsible manner begins to take over, remember to blast these next 11 songs and prepare for a weekend you will forget.
Twerk it and work it, ninjas.
’Chromeo – Jealous (Hotel Garuda X Sweekuh Remix)’
’Skrillex – Ease My Mind (Jai Wolf Remix)’
’SING (1DAFUL Remix) – Ed Sheeran’
’FREE DOWNLOAD: Iggy Azalea & Ariana Grande – Problem (Apocalypto Bootleg)’
’Iamsu! – I Love My Squad (Festival Trap Remix)’
’Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Bombs Away Bounce Bootleg) *Free Download’
’Jayden Parx – Without You (Original Mix)’
’Mustard Pimp – Renegade (RUN DMT Festival Death VIP) FREE DL’
Lost & Found (Kastle Remix)
We may already be deep into 2014, but if you’re like us ninjas, you still can’t get enough of AlunaGeorge‘s 2013 breakout album, Body Music. If you have grown a little weary however, you’re in luck, as the duo are looking to reinvigorate new life into the project through the upcoming Body Music Remixed album, set to drop on June 16th.
Although details are still a little sparse on who we can expect to make an appearance, a quick glance at the pair’s SoundCloud seems to suggest that we’ll hear previously released remixes from Cosmo’s Midnight, Lido, Baauer, DJ Snake and Bondax, among other collaborations yet to be revealed.The latest producer to join the fray however is Kastle, who brings us a trap infused remix that hones in on Aluna’s previously wandering vocals through some clever synth work, and plays up the energy level to new heights with some heavy bass. Check out the single above, and look for the project on iTunes and Spotify when it drops later this month.
TEMPORARY VIEW ft SAMPHA
Anytime we get a chance to catch a glimpse of SBTRKT and Sampha together, you know it’s going to be an amazing day, even if it is just a “Temporary View.” Over the past year, the British producer has teased fans with countless experimental instrumental tracks in an attempt to hold them over until the release of his upcoming sophomore LP. Now that he’s back with what we presume to be the first single from that album, it’s refreshing to hear him working with his longtime partner once again.
Lush and vibrant synth soundscapes pave the path for Sampha’s delicately unwithered vocals on this one, as SBTRKT continues to push boundaries the way only he knows how. Like many of his previous singles, “Temporary View” lands somewhere in the zone between an infectiously bouncy dance number and an inspiringly ethereal trance inducer that’ll completely consume your mind for seconds at a time. We could not be more excited for the innovative producer’s upcoming project, so keep your ears peeled and stay tuned for more from him in the weeks ahead.