[Electro House] Kermode feat. Eagle Child – Sideways

Sideways Ft. Eagle Child

Robust and electrifying, Vancouver’s own Kermode strikes gold with his latest release, “Sideways” featuring Eagle Child. The second single to his upcoming “Retro Ghost” album, “Sideways” is a head-banging testimonial to the never-fading genre of electro-bass. At the epicenter of this awe-inspiring track, Kermode manipulates dangerous frequencies that cascade atop rigorous transitions, illuminating his signature dexterity. A vigilante of assertive EDM, it comes as no surprise that Kermode’s latest drop is as phenomenal as his previous releases. Tune into this earth shattering masterpiece to prepare yourself for the glory that will soon come to fruition as “Retro Ghost”.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 129: YES LAWD!

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #129: YES LAWD!

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As the name suggests, this week’s episode is largely a celebration of Oxnard, Anderson .Paak‘s long-awaited major label debut. Before we get into that, though, we had a laid back collection of tracks. Highlights included the dreamy stylings of Launder, a new sound from Little Dragon and a low-key gem from wifisfuneral. The remainder of the show focuses on Anderson .Paak’s catalogue dating back to his days as Breezy Lovejoy–including remixes, features and original music from the newly minted superstar. Happy Thanksgiving!

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[Electronic] Sleep Thieves ‘Fortress’ EP

Described as the definition of ‘disco noir’, Dublin-dwelling trio Sleep Thieves  release their new EP Fortress.

 They tell it best by sharing, “We’ve been recording for the last few years, playing the odd show to try some songs out live. We’ve ended up with a massive amount of material all with varying vibes. This is probably due to being in a perpetual state of studio flux. The boom is back in Dublin, this generally means art is out and upmarket hip bars and coffee places are in. We’re in our fourth studio in the last two years. Just when we get settled and get into a groove we get moved on by the landlord and our studio is gutted and becomes a Karaoke bar, Office space, Starbucks.

We’ve now started to nest in a new studio outside the city with a different atmosphere. So what does all this mean to this release you probably ask? Well, we realized upon reflection that we’re a band that draws a lot from the atmosphere and the environment we record in and thus we’ve ended up with 4 different sets of songs recorded in each place. Fortress EP is a collection of songs drawing from each, beginning life in the first studio and evolving as our transient existence bounced us from home to home.  These songs are a snapshot of how time, surroundings, upheaval and change can sculpt the creative process in unexpected yet welcome ways.

Releasing this EP as a sonic collection of this time marks the end of this period of transience with a more permanent home sourced.  If your home is said to be your castle, we’re (finally) making our new studio our Fortress.”

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[Indie Rock] Suns Up – Love You Back

Suns Up
Love You Back

It’s the middle of November. For a Colorado resident, that means we’re looking at snow on the ground, scraping ice off our windshields, and spending a great deal of our time indoors. While that may be my reality at the moment, Sussex-based Suns Up has my mind fully engulfed in daydreams of road trips to beachside towns, late nights by campfires, and rocking nothing but flip flops for months on end.

In just their second release, this brand spankin’ new outfit has the sound that’s extremely polished, calling on associations of The 1975, Phoenix, and Vampire Weekend. It’s bright, sunny, and about as catchy as anything I’ve heard over the past year.

‘Love You Back’ is this first song we wrote as a band, so it feels great to share it with the world” the band explain. “It was recorded in a beautiful old chapel in the countryside which lent to the depth and character of the recording, but also gave us the space and freedom to experiment with different things to really have fun with the track. – Suns Up

Don’t take my word for it, though. Press play above and get ready to boogie.

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[Funky] Little People – Tonight

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Aside from a spattering of remixes here and there, it’s been quite some time since I’ve had something from Little People to sink my teeth into. Luckily for me, and everyone else who’s familiar with him, his two full length LPs and a handful of EPs have kept his fans at bay.

That’s one of the beautiful things about Laurent Clerc. His body of work, especially Mickey Mouse Operation and We Are But Hunks of Wood, is so thoughtfully planned and crafted, that it’s allowed fans enough slack to curb their appetite. But, with a full four years since his last EP, it’s easy to say that fans across the globe will be ecstatic to add another collection into the mix, especially if he decides to release on vinyl again.

“Tonight” marks the announcement of his next full-length, Landloper, which is due out on January 11th via Future Archive recordings. While it’s dubbed as future bass on soundcloud, this tune is far from the droves of bedroom producers that ambiguously blend together. A playful vocal sample is spattered throughout, layered in with waves of intricate synths, all set to a laid back, groovy beat. It’s warm and thoughtful, but not overbearing at any given moment. In short, it’s the perfect teaser to the upcoming enveloping experience we’re about to enjoy.

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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 79]

One week down, and another week ready to begin. The friendly faces at The Music Ninja are here to help smooth the transition as you get back to the daily grind. As usual, Sunday Night Soul is specifically designed to wrap up your weekend the right way, so dim the lights, grab a drink and let the relaxation begin. By the way, don’t forget to click the links below to make sure you’re alerted as soon as we update the playlists on Spotify and SoundCloud!

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Virtual U
Your Love
Sure Shot
Rockville Station (feat. Gallant)
Shy Girls
Like Mariah
Ari Lennox
marcos g
single (on the weekend)
Harriet Brown
Not All The Way
Space Monk
Summer School
michael casper
black lipstick
El. Train
Chasing Rainbows Ft Hadiya George
Kate Stewart
On My Mind
Ordinary Love
Lion Sphere
State of Mind
Getaway (feat.JMSN)
Dreamer Boy
anderson .paak
mom tudie
Everything You Said (ft Giorgia Lo)
Jean Deaux
Energy (prod. by ROMderful) / Who U? Ft. Ravyn Lenae (prod. by Smino & Phoelix)
MF GROOVE (with Ravyn Lenae)
L.A. VanGogh
Cause... (Feat. Nosidam)
anderson .paak
Anywhere (feat. Snoop Dogg & The Last Artful, Dodgr)
Jordan Ward
Go Now
Ari Lennox
40 Shades of Choke
Derin Falana
YKWIA (You Know Where Im At)
Lucky Daye
Until I Met You
Split(prod. by Steff)
Harrison Brome
I Know
alex lustig
sophie meiers ☏
moment ( sophie meiers x unexotic )
KITE IN THE SKY (Prod. by swimrabbit)
Pressure Gradient (prod. ylxr)
Ben Zaidi
Noah & Shagabond
alex lustig
Love Like Us
Riton & Kah Lo
Catching Feelings ft. Mr Eazi
Gaspar Narby
Words Of July
O R I O N, Sheldon Botler
ECHLN & IIndman
Good To You (feat. Shirah Cheezer)
Alone w/Lumé
Trippie Redd
Diamond Minds ft. Tory Lanez & Elliot Trent
Dustin Hill
Do It (Prod. Dustin Hill)
Not Thinkin Bout You (Remix) (feat. GoldLink)
Japanese Hotel
Sam Wills
Lucky Daye
Late Night
Beautiful Ft. Camila Cabello (Pastel Remix)
Raleigh Ritchie
Me, Myself and I
Pat Lok
Know Me (feat. Kate Stewart)
NsfW (DRKTMS Remix)
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 128: Smino, Kenny Beats & Airy Soundscapes

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 128: Smino, Kenny Beats & Airy Soundscapes

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This week’s episode kicks off with a selection of chilled-out new neo-soul, R&B and indie pop tracks before getting into a whole lotta new hip-hop and, finally, closing out with some ethereal electronic vibes. On the hip-hop front, highlights included samples from Smino‘s latest album, which is yet another testament to his incredible vocal range and unique delivery, the latest beautiful single from Earl Sweatshirt and a 5-song dedication to producer Kenny Beats who has been omnipresent as of late. After some hard-hitting rap, the end of the show is one large exhale featuring some beautiful electronic music from Televangel, Djrum and How to Dress Well among others.

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