It is no secret that The Music Ninja crew are fans of the DMV-native Goldlink. Ever since his critically-acclaimed debut mixtape The God Complex hit the web, his rap career has been on a steady projection towards making him one of the greats in the game. From making the XXL Freshman list to teaming up with Soulection and touring around the nation, Goldlink’s definitely been making some major moves.
Last week, fellow DMV native Wale took to his Twitter to drop Goldlink’s latest track “Unique.” The Louie Lastic-produced tune is a little something new from the young emcee but still has that same 90’s club/dance rhythm that has become signature for him with some added disco and go-go music. Link trades in spitting some quick-tongued bars for singing. Fellow newcomer and recent success story Anderson .Paak joins in to take over a couple verses.
Two of electro house’s best have come together for one slimy premiere from us ninjas. Charlie Darker and Far Too Loud provide “Squirm,” a dirty record that exquisitely balances the two producer’s sounds together. This title single is a part of a two track EP that will be released by Big Beat Records on November 6th.
Sound design is a key element for both CD and FTL, which is blatantly obvious in “Squirm.” From a snails-esque bass, to the gargling synth line, this single has some of the most enticing samples in the game. Electro house is making a comeback, thanks to several acts, but these two producers have been steadily holding the reigns for a long time now. Not only have these two provided an early listen to the entire title track, they have an EP trailer where you get to check out the other single “Nail Gun.”
For fans of rap music pre-2010, the names Mr. Collipark and Ying Yang Twins should be known already. The former has made his way in dance music in the past couple years, making great headway with his party tracks. His latest, a collaboration with the Atlanta duo, along with Atom Pushers and DJ Wavy on “Booty Bounce.” This original crossover record is a bubbly twerk production that may become one of the great pillars within the sub-genre.
The Ying Yang Twins bring their appropriate crunk attitude to the world of dance music, which resulted in one loud call for worldwide romp-shaking. We think it’s safe to say that butts will be moving about when this one is being played through the speakers, as it is one intoxicating piece of music. All these cats know how to put a record, and we’re glad they came together to create something as spectacular as “Booty Bounce.” Make sure to grab it on iTunes if you dig it!
Happy Halloween everybody! Well, almost. For your holiday eve night we have another party playlist for you jam packed with twelve free singles. Take them with you to the early Halloween parties, or listen while you get dressed in your costume. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, the tracks from The Golden Pony, Smookie Illson, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Kicks N Licks and more will be just what you need. We start things out with some house, and progress upward to some harder, more aggressive tunes, closing things out with a strong dubstep remix from QUEST. Let loose, it’s a holiday weekend; make sure to not eat too much candy, and make sure to #danceirresponsibly.
Seattle’s Sharps and Convex of LA partner up to take on the single “Afterhours” by Troyboi and Diplo. Their free remix is an awe-striking future bass production that is not your run of the mill record. Sensational synths pierce the speakers alongside the sweet vocal from Nina Sky. Sometimes songs of this style keep things too light, but these two producers make sure to bring big 808’s and manage to keep things thick and juicy. Their take on “Afterhours” is one the chiller side, but it still has energy and groove, making it a track that can hold it’s own at festivals. Anytime you try and take on a Diplo original, it’s a tough thing, but Sharps and Convex pull it off without a hitch. If you didn’t know Sharps or Convex already, this is one hell of an intro to these talents.
Paul Mayson recently came out with one of the dopest house tracks we’ve heard in a while. “Pray” is an excessively fun record that features Far East Movement and Ben Thornewill of Jukebox The Ghost. Powerhouse Music is releasing this track on November 1st, but that didn’t stop them from building some hype by uploading it onto Soundcloud for fans to enjoy in the mean time. Paul Mayson has had continuous support from huge names like Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, and Martin Garrix, and it’s no surprise after hearing “Pray.” This record is one of those timeless tracks that defines an artist, so don’t be surprised when you’re out next Summer and you here this one being played still. It’s a sonic ball of energy that doesn’t let up. It will have you singing, dancing and letting yourself loose with all the good vibrations you need. If you’ve had a tough week, this will cheer you right up.
Need something laid-back to get you over the hump? Lazyboy Empire has got you covered with the new single “Vampire.” It’s actually the act’s first and only track on Soundcloud at the moment. With the lyrical content and the quality of the production, it’s safe to say this is one of the coolest, and most intriguing Halloween tracks. It’s definitely not what you’d expect, but the soft indie dance style is immaculate. Fans of saxophone will be especially keen on this record, as Lazyboy Empire doesn’t disappoint with showing off the skills with the sexy instrument. With the launch of the project being already so successful, it has us wondering just what ammunition is waiting to be unleashed in the future. Lazyboy Empire is an act to keep a sharp eye on as their sound caters to so many diverse groups of people. “Vampire” is a monster you want to be taken over by, so get to streaming, or buy this one on iTunes.