[Denver Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] Black Marble @ Lost Lake – 5/27

Chris Stewart’s darkly tinged avant-pop, lofi bedroom recording project turned Ghostly International staple, Black Marble, has always managed to stir within a slew of our writers some of the most emotive connections to music we’ve formed in years. Last October, Stewart put out a second long-player under the Black Marble moniker, It’s Immaterial (check out our coverage & video for “Woods” here), which followed highly acclaimed debut full-length A Different Arrangement; while now, Black Marble find themselves finally embarking on It’s Immaterial‘s accompanying North American tour. With an expansive run of dates which extend through July, there will be plenty of chances to catch Black Marble in the coming months.

This Saturday, May 27th, The Music Ninja is delighted and excited to present Black Marble at one of Denver’s most intimate indie venues, Lost Lake Lounge, along with Draa and Voight for what will be top-to-bottom an excellently curated night of music. As always, we want to pack the venue with some fellow Music Ninjas, which is why we will be giving away a pair of tickets in utter anticipation. As always, entering our contest is as simple as ever.

How to Enter

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on Facebook here:

2) Comment below this post (click on the post header if you are still on the homepage) and tag who you’d bring to the show and BOOM, you have been entered!

There are a few rules, of course:
– Must be 18+
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to guarantee entry at the Lost Lake door.
– 1 Winner will be announced May 27th, the day of the show.

Enjoy our mini-playlist in anticipation of the show, and we will see you on the 27th Denver! Start commenting below!

’Black Marble – Frisk’
’Black Marble – Iron Lung’
’Black Marble – Woods’
’Black Marble – A Great Design’
’Black Marble – Pretender’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 248)

If you don’t have Rebecca Black playing in your head, is it really Friday? Whether you’re tortured by the viral song or not, it doesn’t matter, because the calendar says Friday. Friday means Friday Party Playlist. Friday means the weekend is here. With all that, let’s move forward to the music so you can let loose and get rid of the weekly worries that plague you outside Saturday and Sunday. Friday night is the segue into those days and aiding your transition this week are Xan Griffin, Lady Bee, Two Friends, Axel Boy, Luca Lush and many more. With twelve tracks you should be covered for some of your party plans. Don’t forget, all twelve are available as free downloads if you still do that sort of thing. Most importantly, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

’Xan Griffin – Gemini Ft. WILD’
’Lady Bee – Overdose (feat. Oktavian)’
’Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Two Friends Remix)’
’Billie Eilish – Bellyache (Devault Remix)’
’Axel Boy – Slippin Disks’
’Black Tiger Sex Machine – Face Down ft. Panther (Crystalize Remix)’
’Flux Pavilion – Cut Me Out (JayKode Remix)’
’FLUX PAVILION – BASS CANNON (LUCA LUSH LIFT)’
’Styles&Complete – Steph Curry (FREE DOWNLOAD)’
’Stabby – Empire of Swordsmen’
’Porn And Chicken – Krispy Kreme (Original Mix)’
’Flume – Holdin On (Nova Black Remix)’
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[Multi-Genre] QUIX – Heaps Cool EP

QUIX is coming off a highly successful single that seemed to take over the dance music blogosphere with a vengeance. One single wasn’t enough as the producer has come forth with his debut Dim Mak EP called Heaps Cool that is, well, HEAPS COOL. Sorry, there was no way around that one.

Heaps Cool is made up by six tracks including the previously released “Riot Call” that we mentioned before. Throughout the EP, QUIX takes us around the map with differing sounds, hitting future bass, house and some heavy trap that leads the EP. Tracks like “Lucy’s Place” and “Sweet Thing” exude the swagger needed to make a hit within the genre. Not only that, but QUIX manages to infuse his own signature into each track, which is really where the EP’s prestige comes from. Check out all six songs and grab a copy of the EP from digital stores today.

’Four Letter Lie’
’Alpaca (feat. XO Man)’
’Riot Call (feat. Nevve)’
’Lucy’s Place’
’Deep Home (Hold Up)’
’Sweet Thing’
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[Electronic] Two Friends Ft. Cosmos & Creature – Out Of Love (Sean Turk Remix)

Sean Turk keeps the heat coming with a remix for Two Friends. The duo’s collaboration with Cosmos & Creature got a sweet makeover from Sean himself, who shows us a new side to his sound with this single.

Released as a free download through Spinnin Records, Sean’s version of “Out Of Love” is a genre-defying hit. It doesn’t exactly fit neatly into one box, unless that box’s label has two thumbs up on it. Sean’s usual bedroom bass sound, a take on future, has seduced us, but he’s been giving us some variation lately that just goes to show where he can take things if he so chooses. Sean Turk remains one of the brightest new talents and this remix is just one of the many reasons proving that.

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Jolliffe – Codeine Hate Cloud (Luke Hassan Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Codeine Hate Cloud Remix
Luke Hassan Remix

As the weather heats up, we’re all on the hunt for top-not dance records we can hold onto throughout all our summertime adventures, from road trips, to pool parties, to late-night kitchen dance sessions. Luckily for us, Birmingham-based beatsmith Luke Hassan has dialed up one hell of a clubby remix that’s sure to keep you grooving throughout the summer.

This interpretation of “Codeine Hate Cloud” is inherently groovy, pushing forward through pronounced percussion. We’re particularly thrilled with the inclusion of the tropical steel drums, which help counter-balance the dark, haunting vocal samples and synths. The bassline is heavy, which will serve this number well in the club, not to say that it shouldn’t be played through your $20 Bluetooth speaker either. Sometimes the best dance-offs are had surrounding one of those.

If you’re digging this piece of work, we highly recommend checking out the original number, crafted by the newly-founded Jolliffe. Dropping on Rui Da Silva’s Kismet Records, this track, and three others encompass his debut EP, which offers up a myriad of field recordings, sampled drums, and moog synths.

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[Contest] Win Two 3 Day VIP Passes To Dreamscape Festival With Autograf, Keys N Krates & More

Autograf
Simple (ft. Victoria Zaro)

With festival season upon us, it’s hard to choose which exact festivals to go to. Sure, you want to make them all, but you’re not made of money. Luckily, there are giveaways and contests to get you those festival passes for a charge of $0. One such festival who’s running a contest is Maryland’s Dreamscape and they happen to be running it in the dojo. Now that you’re here, you’ll get a chance to get the prize!

The three day festival boasts a lineup that includes Autograf, Barely Alive, Destructo, Ekali, Keys N Krates and many more talented artists. However, despite the fun of the festival starting on Friday, the current giveaway will allow you to roll in Thursday to get all your camping needs set up so your Friday can be spent simply enjoying the music.

Two, 3 Day Full Immersion Passes can be won, alongside a Standard VIP upgrade which allows access to the VIP lounge that will have secret headliner sets, a private bar, games and artist meet & greets. You’ll also be given a lineup poster and commemorative wristband and merchandise discounts. Enter below and you just might be taking a friend to Dreamscape next weekend! If you would just like to purchase tickets, you can do so here.

Contest Entry Instructions:

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on Facebook here:

2) “Like” the Dreamscape on Facebook:

3) Comment below this post with why you deserve to win. Can you say the entire ABC’s with one burp? Did you just get a speeding ticket when you were only going 1 over? Do you hold the record for most fish caught bare-handed at your local lake? Whatever your reason, we want to know!

Contest Details:
– Winner will receive 2, 3-Day Passes + VIP Upgrade
– TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
– You have to be 18+ to enter.
– Winner will be chosen on May 30th at 8:00 EST.
– You must come correct with some wicked dance moves all festival long.

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RHAIN – Tall Ships (Henry Green Remix) [TMN Premiere]

RHAIN
Tall Ships (Henry Green Remix)

UK-based songstress RHAIN caught the music world’s attention in 2016 with her enchanting, eerie voice and inventive lyricism. “Tall Ships,” the closer on her debut EP, Oscar November Echo, is a gorgeous, somber reflection on the passage of time and moving on. Today, we’re excited to premiere an equally powerful remix from Henry Green, one of our favorite up ‘n coming producers/vocalists.

Green’s take on “Tall Ships” holds a similar feel as the original but takes a completely different angle. Green lures the listener in with a 4-note piano loop accompanied by inching percussion and a faint guitar. Just before dropping into pure bliss, RHAIN’s vocals take center stage–the only time when you can make out the lyrics. The remainder of the song interlaces and layers her voice with subtle percussion taking full advantage of its emotional depth. That beautiful repurposing makes for a listen that’s sure to melt away the stresses of the week. Get lost in this one above.

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