If we’re clinging to the cusp of summer, then Fé’s debut track is the perfect soundscape to accompany the closure.
Don’t expect big crescendos from this London duo. They’ve avoided peaking and troughing as much as they’ve dodged the try-hard vibe. Here lies four minutes of ethereal authenticity: a myriad of instrumental talent masquerading as a modest and quietly stunning pop piece. Demure in it’s execution, the multi-faceted backdrop simmers with muted energy and the track is carried along on a melodic and at times melancholic vocal, featuring a guitar piece Modest Mouse would be proud of. Fé are rumoured to have been creating perfection for some time. Now their atmospheric euphoria has been unveiled, go enjoy it with a residue of sunshine.
Fé may have busked their way around the tube trains, but they’re yet to perform their first show. Check them out in London next month!
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!
Norman Doray - August 8th
Filtré (Original Mix)
SBTRKT - August 9th
Eats Everything - August 10th
Eats Everything & Justin Martin
The GettUp (As heard on Pete Tong Radio 1 Show)
Kings of Leon
Wait For Me
About two weeks after the unveil of their single, “Super Soaker”, American rockers Kings of Leon release a second track entitled, “Wait for Me” off the brand new album Mechanical Bull (9/24). Although a bit mellower than “Super Soaker”, you’re still sure to recognize and appreciate that familiar down strum pattern of the bass guitar, easing its way into yet another hit track. For those who still favorite their 2008 album, Only by the Night, as I still do, you’ll find the track recollective of a hybrid between the most impressionable numbers, “Revelry” and “17″. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself crooning the chorus off guard, it’s a little bit contagious.
J Cole Power Trip (cover version)
We always love hearing a good cover song, especially when it crosses genres. We love it even more when we get to premiere it, which is just the case today. Brooklyn four piece X Ambassadors (who are working with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) made a splash sometime back with their monster single “Unconsolable.” We were instantly hooked with their drum centric sound amplified by their lead singers power charged vocals. This very combination, as attractive as it is, seems to have found it’s way to covering J Cole’s monster summer jam, “Power Trip,” and we just couldn’t be any more pleased.
X Ambassadors’ take is a rhythmically inspired harmony focused one, using the beat and heavy bass to accentuate the lyrics which were already rich with emotion. While it very much conveys their own personal sound and style, it still gives a tip of the hat to the original.
Don’t forget to pick up X Ambassadors new EP, Love Songs Drug Songs, on itunes.
Nothing makes me smile more than a female vocalist with one sassy voice who knows what her sound is and revels in her abilities.
Miss Ivy Levan, please take the center stage, you are the sexy temptress I am talking about.
If you have not heard of this strong voice yet, you will. Levan started her career like many skilled females, singing back-up for other artists. But recently she decided to take the leap and be the star of her show with her recently released EP “Dame”. The single off of her EP is titled “I don’t wanna wake up” and tells the charming story of a girl who had way too much fun the night before and with a man in her bed, does not want to wake up and face the day. We have all been there haven’t we? And Levan does an amazing job capturing how that feels, swear words, bears in her bed and all. Not to mention a fabulous video, this leading lady is just making a scratch on her music bed post and we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.
After you’re done enjoying her video, head over and pick up her EP!
Royals ft Gilbere Forte (RAAK Remix)
16 year-old newcomer Lorde gets the remix treatment for her latest single “Royals”. Flipping the New Zealand singer’s indie-pop track, producer RAAK adds some subtle synth beats and a new melody. Jumping on the track with a complimentary feature is the freshly signed Epic Records artist Gilbere Forte. The PA rapper makes the track his own with a dope verse that transitions well into the newly flipped beat. The catchy single is available now and quickly climbing the iTunes charts. After dropping his acclaimed mixtape PRAY, Forte is also currently touring and working on his as-yet-untitled Anigma/Epic Records full length debut.
Airwalker (Brass Knuckles Remix)
Miami’s Anthony Pisano, Danny D’Brito and Tony Livadas produce melodic, electro and dubstep infused trap music under the moniker of Brass Knuckles and gave us the scoop on their newest release on the almighty Ultra Records. This wubbed out remix of Mt. Eden’s “Airwalker” takes its listener through high peaks and well timed instrumental valleys to create a big-room dubstep influenced sound for their version of the tune. Remarkably, Diva Ice’s vocals actually seem better suited to Brass Knuckles’ remix than the original, which was quite the nice surprise when rinsing this one out. Stream “Airwalker” above and if this one tickles your fancy as much as ours, grab the single over at Beatport on the cheap.