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[Electro] Lazy Rich & Hirshee ft. Amba Shepherd – Damage Control

Canadian electro house kingpins Lazy Rich and Hirshee are exploding onto the scene once again with a high energy single featuring Aussie songwriter sweetheart Amba Shepherd. “Damage Control” begins with an excellent showcase of Amba’s perfectly melodic vocal harmonies and builds to a slamming drop with only the best future electro house bass for your eardrums. This is definitely a dance floor weapon that needs to be added to your collection asap! You can pick up the single on Rising Music here and implement some damage control of your own this weekend. Also enjoy the track preview below courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Music Ninja.

’Lazy Rich ft Amba Shepherd – Damage Control’
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[NYC Show] Laidback Luke Presents: Super You&Me @ Governors Island Beach Club (6-16-2012)

Laidback Luke and company are about to take New York City by storm. In collaboration with Made Event, Laidback Luke is throwing one of his brand new concept parties called Super You&Me. With previous incarnations already having taken place in Las Vegas, Liverpool and Dusseldorf, Super You&Me is all about embracing the superhero in all of us. Crowd goers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero and the person with the best costume as judged by Luke himself will win a pair of tickets to see Laidback Luke at Electric Zoo Festival in August as well as some great Super You&Me merch including a signed T-Shirt. Nothing is too crazy and (almost) anything goes, so there should be some awesome costumes to choose from.

The lineup for Super You&Me NYC is looking amazing – Laidback Luke, Datsik, Tommy Trash, Oliver Twizt and Peace Treaty will all be rocking the house back to back. The event will take place on Saturday June 16th from 4pm to midnight at Governors Beach Club with a four story tent, an open air beach, state of the art sound and lighting and spectacular views of the big apple. Tickets for the NYC event as well as tons more info about the party series can be found on the dedicated website For anyone who can’t make it to the show we have some fresh new originals and remixes from every performer at the show so you can still throw on your favorite costume and rock out at home!

Laidback Luke, Chuckie, & Martin Solveig – 1234

’Laidback Luke, Chuckie, & Martin Solveig – 1234′

DJ Fresh & Dizzee Rascal – The Power (Datsik Remix)

’DJ Fresh & Dizzee Rascal – The Power (Datsik Remix)’

Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix)

’Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Tommy Trash Remix)’

Laidback Luke & Wynter Gordon – Speak Up (Oliver Twizt Remix)

’Laidback Luke & Wynter Gordon – Speak Up (Oliver Twizt Remix)’

Paul Ahi – With A Vengeance (Peacetreaty Remix).mp3

’Paul Ahi – With A Vengeance (Peacetreaty Remix).mp3′
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[Released] Rusko x Cypress Hill EP

As dubstep music continues to permeate mainstream culture there have been some interesting collaborative efforts in the works lately. Among the most promising is the new team of west coast allstars Cypress Hill and Rusko. Their debut 5 song EP finally dropped this week and it has a really coherent, fresh sound. Rusko’s grimy synth bass wobbles, sharp chord stabs and heavy half time drums perfectly compliment Cypress Hill’s stoner gangster rhymes.

The first 3 tracks on the album are strait ahead dubstep hip hop fire. Although there have been plenty of remixes and bootlegs pairing rappers with dubstep beats, this is one of the first legitimate collaborations between hip hop and dubstep cultures. “Lez Go”, “Roll It, Light It” and “Shots Go Off” are future hip hop at its best with an exciting, polished sound. “Can’t Keep Me Down” delves into reggae culture with a guest appearance from the legendary Damian Marley, further developing the sound. The only track that really doesn’t fit is the final track “Medicated” which sounds like a candy raver 90’s jam with hip hop over it.

Still, the overall sound of this collaboration is unique and exciting and the live show should be kick ass as you can see from the official video for “Lez Go” below.

If you’re into it you can pick up the full EP on iTunes here.

’Rusko x Cypress – Lez Go’

’Rusko x Cypress – Roll It Light It’

’Rusko x Cypress – Cant Keep Me Down (feat Damian Marley)’

’Rusko x Cypress – Medicated (feat Young De)’
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[Future Trill] Sexytime – Naked Poetry EP

Sexytime is one of the most original new collaborations in the vast realm of bass music. When west coast savant Mimosa came together with Brooklyn producer Sleepyhead they knew they wanted to go for a whole new sound. Forgoing the typical aggressive, harsh synths of their counterparts these two decided to take the high road with this one. In a very nice experimental, chilled out take on “sexy bass music”, Sexytime has created a unique statement with their debut Naked Poetry EP. The new sound these guys are pioneering simultaneously chills out the brain while moving the feet into a frenzy. You can listen to their album below or pick it up on iTunes here.

Tracks such as “Sour Grapes” and “You Can’t Hide” are great examples of the new juke or “trill” style most commonly heard in their live show. Their NYC show at underground artsy club W.I.P. (Work In Progress) was filled with high energy tracks like these and packed with beautiful people on all sides. All the while Sexytime kept their swagger gangster on the decks, head bobbing and setting the party on fire. Be sure to keep up with this talented duo to catch their live show because it is not to be missed! You can get a taste for their style with the video for “Lost In Translation” below as premiered on Jay-Z’s Life + Times site. Keep it sexy!

’Sexytime – Lost In Translation’
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[Exclusive] DC Breaks – Music Ninja Mix

Just in time for the weekend we are stoked to bring you an EXCLUSIVE mix from UK drum & bass champs DC Breaks! These guys have been blowing up ever since they released their EP Firez this week, which is available here. With a varied playlist of current bass heavy favorites this mix pushes the tempo and it is sure to kick your weekend off with a bang!

DC Breaks – Exclusive Music Ninja Mix

’DC Breaks – Exclusive Music Ninja Mix’


DC Breaks – Move Closer
Wilkinson – Tonight
DC Breaks – Firez
Xilent – Beyond
Culture Shock – Ohwruhm
Maverick Sabre – I Need (Brookes Bros Remix)
Avicii -Levels (DC Breaks Remix)
Fred V & Grafix – Just A Thought Ft. Reija Lee
Delta Heavy – Turbine
Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party Remix)
Rudimental – Feel The Love (Cutline Remix)
Sub Focus – Out The Blue Ft. Alice Gold
Logitstics – Together
DC Breaks – Era

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[Drum & Bass] DC Breaks – Firez EP

London based Drum & Bass duo DC Breaks are set to release their sophomore EP on RAM Records, home of current bass champs Sub Focus and Delta Heavy. The 4 track EP is titled “Firez” and it moves through all aspects of the genre with precision. The title track utilizes infectious synth hooks and melodies to rise above. “Era” goes a bit darker with growling bass lines and the end of the human race. “Move Closer” twists up the epic vocals by Belle Humble into a swell of energetic movement and “Shaken” finishes you off with crystal clear breaks in the intro and supremely heavy synths at the drop. These guys definitely have a knack for all things DnB. You can pick up the album from the RAM Records site here and enjoy the preview!

’DC Breaks – Firez’

’DC Breaks – Era’

’DC Breaks – Move Closer ft Belle Humble’

’DC Breaks – Shaken’
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[Nu Disco] Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)

It’s been far too long since Belgium’s live electro rock outfit Soulwax has laid their remixing chops upon some worthy material, but they truly outdid themselves this time with a remix of “Sprawl II” by Canadian folk rockers The Arcade Fire. The pulsing disco rhythms cruise along at a leisurely 105 BPM while lead vocalist RĂ©gine Chassagne soars high above and melodic arpeggios tie the mix together. If that wasn’t enough there is even a cowbell heavy hand clapping breakdown! Soulwax has earned their place in the upper echelon of live electronic acts with their unique sound and remixes like this one only solidify their reputation as some of the best in the business.

’Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix) (Official Versoin)’
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