With Born Sinner nearing release on June 18th, J. Cole decided to hit us up with his latest preview, “Niggaz Know.” Cole provides us with some strong lyrical content on this cut, although we can’t say that wasn’t expected. After recently revealing the tracklist for Born Sinner, it was quickly noted that the record doesn’t contain any rap features at all. We think that was purposeful, as Cole prepares to step out of Hov’s shadow once and for all. Will J. Cole’s sophomore effort be a classic? Find out on June 18th when Born Sinner goes head to head with Kanye West‘s Yeezus.
As the weather begins to take a much sunnier turn (much like our disposition), our souls begin to crave for that Summery, daytime-disco sound fit more for a rooftop party than a sweaty nightclub. It appears East Coast electro-disco revivalists The Golden Pony caught our spirit all the way across the country in Brooklyn, and gave us this playful remix of TMN favorites Carousel and their latest happy-dance single “Another Day”. TGP effectively strips away the playful lead guitar riff from the original while minimally toning down Jackson Philips’ angelic vocal reverberations in favor of letting a lush synthesizer take the lead. Last week The Golden Pony’s remix of Daft Punk and Panda Bear’s Random Access Memories entry “Doing It Right” racked up over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud as well as an appearance on The Hype Machine’s coveted Top-Ten for the week. If The Golden Pony continues to maintain their disco-dance integrity paired with excellent choices in remixing, it’s pretty safe to say we will be seeing more from the duo in the near future. Grab a free download of TGP’s take on “Another Day” above.
Listening to Seven Lions today, also known as Jeff Montalvo, it is hard to believe this California native was once a metal and punk-inclined drummer but then again, all of his pieces have some major drum beats that take over every listener’s body. No exception to this is his recently released “Fevers” featuring the very talented Minnesota and the captivating vocals of Mimi Page. This beautiful song captures the very sound that is Seven Lions, a mix of electronic melodies with haunting lyrics and progressive beats. At 1:30, Seven Lions throws down an explosion of impulsive sound that swirls through the eardrums. Montalvo had a unique sound that continues to amaze and wow the music industry as well as his fans, all of them always excited for what he will bring next.
If you are in Denver tonight, be sure to stop by Cassleman’s for the Global Dance Pre-Party where Montalvo will be throwing down his unbelievably impressive music.
It’s only perfect that Fyfe‘s latest single is titled “Conversations” because that’s exactly what he’s sparked since the very first moment he stepped foot onto the music scene with “Solace.” From a virtual nobody to one of the most revered artists of 2013, Fyfe has endeared himself to listeners with his captivating vocals and brilliant lyrics. As displayed through his artwork, Dixon is aiming for a far more colorful effort here, blending together a myriad of different genres to produce yet another infectious tune. Indeed, the one thing that truly impresses us about Fyfe is his ability to maintain a consistent sound, yet each of his songs stands out clearly for the rest. It’s a true testament to just how talented the man really is. We expect big things from Fyfe going forward, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out last month’s Solace EP, make sure to give it a listen here.
Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 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. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!
John Digweed - May 30th
John Digweed Live From Punta Del Este, Uruguay (2013
Life is stressful. Life is overwhelming. Life is unbearable at times. It’s moments like these that we really appreciate music. While your favorite song may only assuage your worries for a brief couple of minutes, it still does just that. In today’s world, three minutes seems like an eternity.
Still Parade has one of those tracks that’s perfect for this occasion. The soft repetitious guitar plucking, muted bass drum, and gorgeous heavenly vocals are perfect to take you away from whatever it is that’s bothering you. Just hit play, lie back and enjoy a few moments to yourself.