Lucy Rose is one of our favourite singers, so we were very excited to find this demo of ‘Night Bus’, a track which is set to appear on her forthcoming album. Like most of her tracks, ‘Night Bus’ boasts delicate instrumentals – an acoustic guitar in this case – which complement Lucy’s sweet yet wistful vocals. ‘Night Bus’ is already something of a crowdpleaser at Lucy’s gigs, so we can’t wait to hear the final recorded version when her album ‘Like I Used To’ drops on September 24.
Almost two years ago, Omar LynX and Zeds Dead joined their respective genres together to create one cohesive mashup between the aggressive dubstep bass filtered wobbles of Dubstep, and the attitude driven verses of hip/hop. The result was a hybrid track titled “Out for Blood”. Through many other collaborations, the Toronto duo has stayed close, planning the next track. Today, “The Living Dead” rises in a dramatic and morbid fashion. While it still features many elements of what gives this collab synergy, the new single is much darker and technical than its predecessors leaving little room for Omar’s verses to come through. The dubstep alone still packs a punch with Zeds Dead confident style, long teasing build ups and strong enough drop for satisfaction.
The Living Dead
American multi-dimensional producer Christian Bauhofer, better known as Minnesota, has wet our ears in an electrorgasmic attempt of remixing together “The Next Episode” with “Hold Up.”, creating a swagger-filled silky smooth dubstep track. We fell in love with Minnesota from our very first listen last summer and just 12 months later, the Santa Cruz-based producer has matured to be one of the most exciting acts of 2012. Follow him on facebook today.
Starting off with a bang this track brought to us by Celine Mastrorelli is something with a sweet tang and snappy lyrics. The way Mastrorelli delivers her lyrics with seductive whispers and sweet whistles makes this a complete dance-yourself-silly tune. With a voice similar to Cat Power, we think that this gal will go far and hopefully soon release a full studio album so that we can all fulfill our need for excellent French pop like this. A little similar to the sound of Camera Obscura, you will never get sick of this song. Check out more of Ceine here.
Robe De Cocktail
Fittingly named, “Cali in a Cup” is one of those songs that manifests the unique little feelings of summer—that happy-go-lucky attitude which only comes about with relentless sunshine and warmth. This Brooklyn jam band quartet does well to synthesize what you look forward to with every cold winter. The song bounces back and forth urging you to tap your foot and sway your shoulders and a distorted harmonica’s melody refreshingly reminds one of the possibilities of a fresh start. My advice: crank the anthem loud with the windows open for all to hear and a bite-sized morsel of peace will be enough for many, if only for three minutes and twenty-two seconds.
Cali In A Cup
Pick this track up (along with its companions!) on September 18th when Woods drops their seventh LP, Bend Beyond.
Thanks to a Rolling Stone interview, a seemingly endless stream of new music and collaborations and a never-ending world tour, Skrillex a.k.a Sonny Moore has essentially become a household name. That being said, it’s kind of a surprise that “DnB Ting” was apparently leaked over a year ago but a studio-quality version has just been brought to our attention. This song is messy and somewhat directionless but still bass-heavy and dance-worthy, leading the listener on a frenzied path to mania.
DnB Ting (Original Mix)
DOWNLOAD ZIP: Indie Dojo July Round #1
A holiday made for drinking falling on a day in the middle of the week can be such a tease and can also make for a pretty rough return to work on Thursday. But to shed a positive light (as we always like to do), think of it as getting 2 Friday’s in one week. And to that we say, America. Fuck yeah.
From all of us at The Music Ninja, we would like to wish a Happy and Safe 4th to all of you in the US, a Happy Belated Canadian Day to those to north of us, and a Happy “Free Indie Dojo Playlist” day to everyone else around the world.
The Golden Age & The Silver Girl
For You(Travelin Bags)
Ballad of Oregon Master