Barely Great – WEIRD000 [TMN Premiere]

Barely Great
WEIRD000 (The Music Ninja Premiere)

LA’s Barely Great is readying his upcoming EP, Imperfect, complete with five singles out this Friday. Today, Monday, we’ve got an exclusive peak at one of those five tracks thanks to this Music Ninja Premiere!

For all those eccentric bass lovers out there, we’ve got our ears on “WEIRD000.” The industrially influenced trap take has some of the most interesting sound design you’re going to find. The bass designs feel like they are dripping wet straight into your ear while the percussion pounds away in a hypnotic fashion. Expect much more of this excellence on the EP this Friday, but for now, enjoy “WEIRD000” on us.

“With this EP I’m trying to create something unique. I’m not trying to follow any trends of what I think works already. I want to create new sounds in patterns that make people feel new feelings. I want to be my own person.”
-Barely Great

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Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 
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Episode #155: Drive Time Mix w/ Jeremy Black

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This episode marks the return of our Drive Time Mix series featuring two hours of house / techno music mixed live. I played some recent favs for the first hour and the multi-talented Jeremy Black took over for the second. Jeremy’s selection was a mix of forward-thinking club tracks inspired by his semi-recent move to Berlin from SF and some of his own original unreleased cuts. If you dig his mix as much as I did, make sure to check out his work as part experimental electronic outfit Awefekt and look out for his solo album which is set to drop at the end of the year. If you’re not familiar with his fantastic former band Apollo Sunshine, give them a spin as well!
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Lioness

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777 (feat. Ferras)

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