The Ketchup Post



The Ketchup Post – Quiet Luke

I can safely say we have been following the path of Quiet Luke for some time, although way back when he was rapping under the name botTABOOm and had just decided to take an artistic hiatus. I had just started TNJ and really believed in him and wrote a review of the 18 year old’s project Sleep Well where you can download some of his older tracks like the Xaphoon Jones. It’s amazing how much the artistry of one person can change so much over the course of a couple formative years.

Quiet Luke: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

botTABOOM – Everyone Else (Prod. by Xaphoon Jones)

Quiet Luke – Humanoid ft. Zubair

Nowadays he’s working under the name Quiet Luke and has taken to producing all of his own tracks and doing everything from playing guitar to singing as well. You can check out an assortment of his tracks below and I’d love to know what you guys think. Hearing this newest material from the same guy that I loved so much has me nothing if not interested. Check out his newest track Moonrise off his upcoming EP The Romantic below which he gave out today for free download.

the first single to The Romantic // an electronic tidal wave that engulfs the listener slowly with eerie & epic sonic textures – QL

Quiet Luke – Moonrise

Quiet Luke – My Dude

uhben – ZRKNGDM Feat. Quiet Luke

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – user601586061

UPDATE: Thanks to Khal at Do Androids Dance and their reader Joel, turns out this producer goes by the name Zhu and has been operating under that name for quite a while. Looks like he did a full cleaning of his various social media pages but they found some evidence in cached pages and various tweets that speak to this producers identity. Regardless, these songs are perfectly chilled.

So this is a bit of an unorthodox post for me as far as Ketchup Posts go but today I’m going to catch you guys up with an artist who is releasing music completely anonymously. Operating under the generic SoundCloud account user601586061, the mystery producer released a groovy deep house track utilizing variously pitched samples of Outkast tracks like I Like The Way You Move with a captivating falsetto cover of Sorry Ms. Jackson as well as The Whole World.

Moves Like Ms Jackson (Outkast Cover)

Today, user601586061 (also referred to as “Z“) released a track titled Superfriends using the familiar formula of pitched urban samples, funky bass grooves and that unbelievable falsetto on top of it all. I will certainly be keeping tabs on this guy as we move forward and I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of these tracks making an appearance on ThatNewJamFM.

User601586061 – Superfriends.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Chet Faker

Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap

I’m not particularly sure why the words “soulful” and “Australia” are so rarely associated but as soon as the world has had a proper introduction to Chet Faker, I have a feeling that will soon change. I just recently stumbled on Chet Faker after seeing the release of his latest video Talk Is Cheap off his upcoming debut record Built On Glass due out 4/11. First known for his cover of Blackstreet’s jam No Diggity gone viral in 2012, he has more recently been associated with the vocals he provided for Flume’s latest album and a spot in a 2013 Beck’s Super Bowl commercial.

Chet Faker – No Diggity

His sound is downright soulful with his name Chet Faker paying homage to the vocal styling of Chet Baker, which he described as “this really fragile vocal style—this really, broken, close-up and intimate style.” It’s impossible not to get entranced by his voice and hear his versatility in styles. I did some digging and stumbled on this collaboration with Flume titled What About Us and saw that the two artists have a full collaborative EP lined up that “doesn’t sound particularly like Flume or specifically like, you know, a Chet Faker record it really is kinda like a hybrid of both sounds going to one.” Needless to say I’m pumped.

Flume & Chet Faker – What About Us

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Phazz

With TNJ getting back up on the horse I thought it might be appropriate to revisit some of our earlier features like The Ketchup Post to fill you guys in on an artist that I just recently heard for the first time myself. Get familiar with Adam Phazz, better known by his artist name as Phazz, a French producer who has a knack for R&B influenced production with textures and samples from all over the spectrum.

He’s got an entire project of originals titled the Marble EP and has reworks of icons like Cashmere Cat, Disclosure and one of my personal favorite tracks in Addiction by Ryan Leslie and Cassie. I really like that he’s looking to explore making contemporary music and not so much club music, I think electronic music is far too oftened pigeonholed into being party music. Follow his links below to get familiar and be sure to grab the free downloads where available!

Phazz: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells (Phazz Remix)

Ryan Leslie ft. Cassie – Addiction (Phazz Remix)

Phazz – Marble EP

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post: Weekend Money

Weekend Money

Weekend Money is a musical duo born straight out of the New York lifestyle scene, as in one that pulls influence from everything AND music. The group is comprised of NYC/Philadelphia-based rapper Ne$$ (who is a member of the Dead Prez affiliated group A-Alikes) and Brooklyn, by-way-of Iraq, producer/vocalist Baghdaddy. And although they do explain in their bio that they’re [obviously] not the first musicians to pull from the plethora of influences that is New York City, they do describe the following:

New York City is everything. We wouldn’t have made this project if we didn’t live here. There are so many people, personalities, stories, sounds, etcetera everywhere you turn. The city is the muse for this project.

The quote is in reference to their Naked City EP, which dropped last year, but the influence is there nonetheless and it is certainly something that still remains. I guess for me personally, in essence, Weekend Money embodies the progress growth of the hip hop music genre (which in turn embodies NYC as the foremost city driving culture and inspiration worldwide).

Their lyrics are consciously tied to the emotion and style of each instrumental, making them versatile and marketable. And their beats, whether self produced or aided by the likes of Hot Sugar, incorporate spacey synths and grungy drums and bass lines that tip their to both 90′s hip hop riffs and 2013 EDM jams. Samples of their work and links to their social media networks are all provided below.

KETCHUP OR SHUTUP.

Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | YouTube

Hol’ Up
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Demons
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Open
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Cake’N’Coffee
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Peep their video for “Nostrand” as well – ish is hella dope.

Weekend Money – “Nostrand” (Co. Prod By Hot Sugar)

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam



Free Download: Willy Joy – Gurls Anthem 2013

Free Download Willy Joy - Gurls Anthem 2013

The man himself Willy Joy came through again for his Free Willy Wednesday series and released another trapstyle track for the ladies. He sampled a piece from a Spice Girls interview and layered some awesome 808s and melody to come out with yet another of his signature high-energy club edits. We couldn’t help but lock him down for an exclusive interview after we discovered his remix of Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s track Easy and decided to give him The Ketchup Post. Check the track and links below and enjoy!

Willy Joy: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Willy Joy – Gurls Anthem 2013
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



MGMT – Time To Pretend (Whole-Z Remix)

MGMT - Time To Pretend (Whole-Z Remix)

Big ups to one of my favorite producers Whole-Z; this kid has such an awesome track selection for remixes such as his Let Me Clear My Throat remix. This time he gives MGMT’s classic single Time To Pretend an injection of MOOOMBAHHH and I gotta say I am really lovin it!

Whole-Z: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

MGMT – Time To Pretend (Whole-Z Remix)
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam



Ketchup Post – LUZCID

LUZCID - Shot Caller LP

LUZCID is the collaborative musical duo of Neil Berry and Jonathan Bartz. Currently based out of New Paltz, NY, the pair, in my opinion, should be commended for their ability to blend a multitude of genres and styles, while still creating a unique and tasteful sound. Their Shot Caller LP, which was just released earlier today, is a prime example of exactly that. Consisting of 5 original tracks and 2 remixes, it is a satisfying mix of diverse trapstyle tunes, that are guaranteed to have your bass kicking, and your feet moving. We may only be 4 months into 2013, but the duo has already opened for artists such as gLAdiator, Alvin Risk, and DJ Sliink, and is scheduled to play at the Bella Terra Music Festival, Forest Fest, and the Freedom of Expression Music Festival. With that said, look for 2013 to be a huge year for LUZCID! And be sure to cop their new Shot Caller LP!

LUZCID: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

LUZCID – Shot Caller LP

Written By: @jfraz30 | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Dvnny Seth

dvnny-seth

Around 3 or 4 months ago, while I was exploring the vast abyss of music, that is Soundcloud, I came across a rapper out of London, going by the name Dvnny Seth (Pronounced “Danny Seth”). I was pleasantly surprised by his single, “£££,”, immediately downloaded his entire first mixtape, PRESPLIFFS VOL. I, and proceeded to eagerly listen to every song up on his Soundcloud page. I couldn’t put a finger on exactly what it was, but I was absolutely positive that I liked what I was hearing. Fast-forward several months, and Dvnny Seth has released another strong mixtape, PRESPLIFFS VOL. II, and is now on the radar of big name artists, such as Pharrell Williams.

£££ – Dvnny Seth
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Seth’s British accent really accentuates the combination of his clever, yet meaningful verses and unique, polished flow, all of which set him apart in an already crowded hip-hop/rap scene. His tracks, often backed by heavy trap beats, frequently portray stories from throughout his life, and give off a very chill, relaxed vibe, making his music appropriate for many occasions. These factors, along with the fact that he has a distinct, A$AP Rocky-esque sense of style, made for the big-screen, give me the feeling that Dvnny Seth is poised to blow up very soon. Look for 2013 to be a very big year for the 22 year old, as he is set to release SHEETS: PACK 1 and PRESPLIFFS VOL.III later in the year…And, when Dvnny Seth becomes a household name, remember TNJ told you first!

Dvnny SethFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

Woop – Dvnny Seth

PRESPLIFFS VOL II – Dvnny Seth
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Written By: @jfraz30 | @thatnewjam



The Ketchup Post – Ultra Music Festival 2013

ultra-music-festival-rukes

This is the TNJ official Ultra Music Festival 2013 Weekend One recap post. While we couldn’t wait another second to give you the Porter Robinson set at sunset, we decided to hold off until the end of the weekend to give you guys the full roundup of the best sets from the first weekend of UMF. There was no shortage of greatness from TNJ favorites such as The M Machine, Flosstradamus and Major Lazer and don’t forget that Hardwell set that put Ultra Music Festival as a worldwide trend on Twitter. Dillon Francis had a human error moment and blamed it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol (but seriously Dilly if you don’t fuck up you’re not trying…just don’t make it harder than it has to be) while Kaskade & Armin Van Buuren proved why they’re festival Main Stage mainstays. If you’re looking for ANY sets at all check out THIS SoundCloud account which has literally EVERY set from the weekend for streaming (and include download links for you guys that are into torrents) but I’ll include my favorites/highlights below!

Dillon Francis – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Flosstradamus – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Major Lazer – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Hardwell – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Armin Van Buuren – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Fedde Le Grand – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Steve Aoki – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Above and Beyond – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Madeon – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 1
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam