Won't Look Back
International House music superstar Duke Dumont has once again stepped into the cutthroat octagon that is dance production armed with another gorgeous slice of dance music. We’d been clamoring for the newest single from the Blase Boys Club boss for weeks, and were more than grateful to share with our cutting edge readership. “Won’t Look Back” jumps out of the gate with a classic house meets 80’s pop piano riff and powerfully soulful vocal track before dropping the facade rather quickly in favor of a huge, deep and sexy synth line over the same chord progression which is in turn played out as the tune’s bass line. An air of musicality that is simply missed by a majority of non classically trained electronic composers flows through every Duke Dumont track, which is also our hypothesis for an incredible crossover appeal. There’s a reason Dumont needs only to put out one single every few months to stay relevant and force house producers around the world to hide their heads in shame and jealousy as well. Okay that may be reaching, but we are hyper aware of this massive talent and he just oozes skillfully carried out productions, plain and simple. If we’re going off of the commercial success attached to his last three singles, “I Got U”, “Hold On” and “Need (100 %), the Duke might want to consider a shift in namesake and opt in favor of something like… ‘Duke Midas’ or ‘King Dumont’. “Won’t Look Back” will be available for purchase on August 24th through Blase Boys Club, so until then you’ll have to listen to the 3 minute house jaunt right here.
After a year of patiently waiting, it’s finally here, ninjas…EDC Las Vegas. Not only does that give you every reason to dance your butt of to some dirty beats, but it also means you don’t have to leave home if you were unable to attend this years festivities, Don’t worry because we got you covered today!
As the ninjas rally it up this weekend in Vegas, we hope that you still manage to get silly whether you’re attending EDC in person or enjoying the love stream in the comfort of your own living room.
As always, stay classy ninjas and remember to #danceirresponsibly
’Astronomar & Kid Kamillion – BOOM’
’Bro Safari x UFO! x Beauty Brain – No Control’
’Ping Pong (Night Crime VIP Edit)’
’The Chainsmokers – #Selfie (Botnek Remix)(Lookas Trap Edit)’
’Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike – Tremor (VINNIE Bootleg)’
’Elliphant – Revolusion (ƱZ Remix) ‘
’Gtronic – Afterlight (LeKtriQue Remix)’
’K Drew – Last Train to Paradise ( LUZCID Remix )’
#02 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix
Oh snap, ninjas. We’re back at it again, bringing you our second installment of our tag-team podcast with Throwing Shapes. This time around, we’re featuring Londoner Tisoki.
This young, up-and-coming baron of bass has dialed up a tasty mix for your listening pleasure, rife with disgusting levels of bass, a few unreleased tunes, and a bevy of top notch tracks from some other well-respected names in the industry.
Press play and get ready for a ride.
Tisoki – Intro x ??
Tisoki – Alien Twerk Dub x Alien Twerk Dub VIP
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Tisoki Remix)
??? – ???
Tisoki ft. Frilla – Sneaky
Boy Kid Cloud – Finally
Destroid – Wasteland (Barely Alive Remix)
Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrill x KTN x Milo & Otis RMX) (Tisoki Flip)
Must Die! – Lazy (Grabbitz Remix)
Tisoki – Restart x Tisoki – Sky Child
?? – ?? (Tisoki Remix)
Tisoki – Flight
Tisoki x Upgrade – Underground
Tisoki – Isolation’
’Against The Night (BLVCK CEILING Remix)’
There’s something dark brewing up in the pacific northwest, and it goes by the name of BLVCK CEILING. If there was ever any doubt that the occvlt was alive and well, one listen through this remix will prove otherwise.
Tackling a quirky tune from New England electronic R&B outfit Child Actor, this up-and-coming producer has paid proper tribute to the original by harnessing essential ingredients from this duo that so often flips the bird to genres. Maintaining the original haunting, Tim Burton-esque melody, BLVCK CEILING has dialed this lead single up with some bangin’ percussion work and dark, ominous synths. Couple those in with some trap-style rolling hi-hats, and this remix has a vibe all its own, while still giving the listener plenty to latch onto from the original.
Summertime Sadness (Vanilla Ace & Pyrros Bootleg)- Vanilla Ace vs Lana Del Rey
It’s Friday, which for a few of us Ninjas means our mind is on one thing: dancing. What better way to kick off our favorite day of the week than with one of our long kept house secrets, London’s Vanilla Ace. This little edit; which came to fruition in collaboration with Pyrros, takes Vanilla Ace’s “Don’t Go” and slathers it with Lana Del Rey’s candy-sweet incantations from her anthemic “Summertime Sadness”. Pyrros and Vanilla Ace’s bootleg actually popped up on our Soundcloud a few days ago, but we felt a need to share heading into a musically packed weekend to get our hips gyrating in advance. Perhaps one of the most consistent house producers at the moment with what seems like at least one release per week on some of this writer’s favorite labels including Andre Crom’s Off Recordings, Sharam Jey’s Bunny Tiger, Rob Made’s Sleazy G/Sleazy Deep imprint and more that span underground dance genres from Deep and G-House/Funk to Indie-Dance and Nu-Disko; Vanilla Ace’s output wields a consistency and polish which new producers should be utterly envious of. It’s rare we’re able to feature a free download from Mr. Ace, so we were thrilled when we learned he’d be giving this one away in exchange for a quick Facebook “Like”. Snag a copy here, and we’ll see all of you out on the floor soon!
True to Escapists’ stated intention to create a sound that describes “the energy of staying-up all night” when the “bright-eyed optimism of the day…quickly evaporate[s] into paranoia and disorientation”, the original offering of new single Blood wrapped itself in haunting elegance and funked-up euphoria. In this latest, stripped back version of the track, the British four-piece have created the perfect aural evocation of the all-nighter.
With their sonic nod to British contemporaries Bombay Bicycle Club, Escapists seem similarly poised to become the latest indie intellects to reimagine the genre into a more morose and introspective state.
When reinventing Blood within a new acoustic haze, Escapists have been careful not to strip away, or steal from, their lyrical subject matter. In fact, the midnight musings and dawn driven disorientation are all the more evident for the refined reinvention. The ethereal realms of the original remain intact, with the clarity and sloppiness of dusk-til-dawn obscurity cyclically and intermittently relayed throughout. Fluid and hazy changeability continually emerges as rhythmic cohesion meets afterhours dreamscapes. With lead singer Simon Glancy murmuring ‘we’ve been up all night / slurring vocabulary / can’t you see your eyes / oh they’re kinda scary’, the lyrical descent into late night reality removal issues forth from an equally disorientated musical backdrop.
An acoustic display of pathetic fallacy, with Blood Escapists have truly curated the soundscape to their own subject matter.
’ESCAPISTS – Blood (Acoustic)’
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
– This deal is only valid for Thursday and Friday night’s shows. If you wanna peep Booka Shade, you’re going to have to buy tickets.
That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.
Blasterjaxx - June 19th
’Jack Eye Jones – Far East (Blasterjaxx Remix)’
Eskimo (DJ Set) - June 20th
”Push And Pull” 2013 (Free download)’
Booka Shade - June 14th
’Love Drug feat. Fritz Helder (Booka’s Red Light Mix)’