[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

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Episode 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

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This week’s episode features a collection of alt-pop, hip-hop and new house music with a sprinkle of some of the Outside Lands acts I was most excited for. Highlights include Moses Sumney‘s enveloping track which opened the show, HONEYMOAN‘s breezy single, Choker‘s emotive brand of experimental pop, Phony Ppl’s groovy return, Matthew Dear‘s beautiful, progressive anthem and a space disco masterpiece from Lindstrøm.

 

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2018 Round #2)

Tuesdays were made for Indie Dojos. But so were Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays AND Sundays. Long story short, we’ll be here with some fresh indie jams, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rain or shine.
’The Flavians – On The Radio’
’Delta Will – Nothing Is Enough’
’Charlie Lane – Crazy Happy’
’Your Smith – Bad Habit’
’Felivand – Same Old’
’Edward + Jane – Please Don’t Leave Me Like This’
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[Alternative] Golden Parazyth – Forbidden Fruit

Golden Parazyth
Forbidden Fruit

There’s an undeniable swagger that drips from each note in “Forbidden Fruit.” The enticing rythym, the vocal hums, and the subdued percussion all create the perfect backdrop to introduce you to unforgettable vocals. It’s quite the listening experience, and one I’m slightly ashamed I hadn’t been hadn’t come across earlier.

Hailing from Lithuania, Golden Parazyth has churned up quite a bit of success opening for acts like Underworld, Lana Del Ray, Hurts, Nicolas Jaar, SOHN, We Have Band and GusGus. With vocals like these, and a true knack for composition, it absolutely makes sense that those aforementioned acts would happily showcase this intriguing duo. And, as they did in the past, we’ll falling in-suit with a little showcase of our own.

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[Indie] No Kind of Rider – “Autumn/Distinct”

Portland-based 5-piece No Kind of Rider caught our attention earlier this year with their sticky single “Distinct.” With a deep and ethereal soundscape, this tune couldn’t be shook from my mind. Haunting vocal hums carry along in the background, harmonizing perfectly with glowing synths and singular guitar notes, all of which are counter-balanced by enchanting vocals. At times, it beckons on old school Minus The Bear, which is a tall order. But, these cats pull it off well.

While that tune is top-notch, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t call “Autumn” to your attention, as well. Another somber take on indie rock, it’s definitely a keeper for the colder weather that’s approaching. Buzzing basslines and a high-pitched synth are the biggest driver in this one, leading you down an introspective journey.

Be sure to keep an eye on this act moving forward by following them on Soundcloud.

’Autumn (Single)’
’Distinct (Single)’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 303)

We’re coming in hot with thirteen tracks to spice up your Friday night. These tracks are so good, though, you’ll want to take them with you for the whole weekend. Who would you be taking with you, exactly? This week’s batch includes G-REX, DIV/IDE, Pixel Terror, Chime, Juke Ellington and more. Not only do we have the aforementioned, but we’re kicking things off with some major underground vibes from HVDES who will be releasing her debut EP next week. You ready to party? Because we are. Click that play button and have a safe, fun weekend.

’HVDES – What The Devil Does’
’G
REX – Wook Blaster (IVARR FLIP)’
’LUUDE – Omen’
’Bleu Clair & Irsan & Devarra – Phone Call’
’DIV/IDE – Go Getta’
’8ER$ – Bad Bitches’
’∆ trentino ∇ X Usica – Cryme’
’BAILO & VRG – FIRESTORM FT. BORN I MUSIC’
’Pixel Terror – WAYFARER’
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’Juke Ellington – Nobody Got It Like (Original Mix)’
’ARMNHMR – LEAVE IT ALL (Ft. LUMA)’
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[Electronic] Midoca – Heaven

Midoca
Heaven

When we think of Midoca, generally we don’t think about Heaven. That’s no offense to him, because his music and visuals could be described as heavenly, but with a dark distorted twist to it. However, the LA creator makes his return to Lowly Palace with “Heaven.”

As far as Midoca tracks go, “Heaven” is one of the more, if not the most, upbeat of his records. He takes a slightly different tone, but instead of copping out on an all out happy go lucky record, he delivers his own unique sound with a hint of uplifting tonality. It keeps with his signature while also being a cool change of pace. It may not be the Heaven you’re used to, but you’ll want it in your digital library all the same.

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[Electro] 1 7 8 8 – L & totto – F U L L / B U R S T

1 7 8 8
L & totto

There’s a few artists that have exploded onto the scene in 2018 and one of those is 1788-L. The producer has made immense strides in the last several months with some incredible tracks including a collaboration with the one and only Rezz. Now 1788-L is back with another collaboration, this time with totto on Deadbeats.

Their work together on “F U L L / B U R S T” is beyond great. The electro single is innovate and not lacking in any way. Many producers are trying to take on this style, but few come close to doing it at the level that 1788-L and totto have done here. We may have a handful of months left in the year, but we’re going out on a limb and saying this is one of the best tracks of the year. Get your copy today.

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