Download This Badass Free Mix From Ninja Tune

The awesome folks over at Ninja Tune put together this seriously dope sampler to give away for free in honor of International Women’s Day. You should all listen and download with quickness.


1. Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (Banks Remix)
Exclusive new track, never released before!
2. Speech Debelle – I’m With It (Lapalux Remix)
Speech’s second album ‘Freedom of Speech’ is out now on Big Dada.
3. Yppah feat. Anomie Belle – Film Burn (Kwes Remix)
Yppah’s third album for Ninja Tune, ‘Eighty One’ is out April 2012.
4. TOKiMONSTA – Bright Shadows
Taken from the ‘Creature Dreams’ EP out now on Brainfeeder.
5. Roots Manuva feat. Rokhsan – Get The Get (Mia Dora Remix)
Root’s Manuva’s fifth album for Big Dada, ‘4everevolution’ is out now on Big Dada.
6. Emika – Come Catch Me
Taken from Emika’s eponymously titled debut album.

Release date: Mar 8, 2012

Dark, Sultry and Danceable: Anxiety in an MP3

There is something to be said about a song that can at once be dark and foreboding while also seductive. The single, “Pretend“, from electronic artist Emika gets an orchestral revamping of epic proportions by The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble.

The original tune is, if you can imagine, even darker – and almost a bit industrial. Both versions give me “the good kind” of anxiety. Grab a free download of the new version here. Check out the original here: 


BBFE’s album, Mr. Machine, comes out in the US on October 25th and they’re tour hits Chicago that very same night at one of my favorite venues, The Empty Bottle, where tickets are cheap, bands are incredible and there is a photobooth.
The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble