[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2017 Round #3)

Sick of the holiday cheer yet? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Not ONE christmas song can be found on this Indie Dojo we place before you. Not one. You can count on us.
’The Map Room
Hold Me Up To The Sun’
’Cake The Bakery
Walk With Me’
’The Habits
Feeling It’
’JT Roach – Tipsy Love’
’Gracie and Rachel
Go’
’Matt Hartke – Sign Me Up’
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[EP Review] NVDES – La Nvdité Vol. 2

NVDES
This High
NVDES
D.Y.T (Do Your Thing) feat. REMMI
NVDES
Everyday
NVDES
Amsterdam In My Mind
NVDES
Walls
NVDES
Where Is Your Mind

As a much anticipated follow-up to Vol. 1 released this summer, music collective NVDES has released the sequel La Nvdité Vol. 2 today. De-facto frontman Josh Ocean enlists the help of his musically talented friends once again to produce yet another energy and emotion packed EP. NVDES continues to deliver on their mission of soul-baring creative expression.

Volume 2 takes a decidedly more experimental approach than pop-heavy Volume 1. There’s a bit of everything on this latest EP, but you begin to hear some new musical inspirations come through on this production.

On first track “This High”, the EP kicks off with the familiar post-punk, distorted guitar twangs you’ve come to associate with NVDES. If you keep listening, Ocean and crew lace in some ethereal, almost spiritual crooning. By the end of the song, you’re left with a trappy banger. Quite the musical journey on this track.

Another standout is lead single “D.Y.T.”, a fun, minimalistic dance tune that we featured previously here on TMN. NVDES draws on the help of talented vocalist Remmi for this tune. The following track, “Everyday”, shows a soulful side of NVDES that we haven’t quite seen before. Alongside a distinctly retro sampling/production style, this track introduces a new funky side to the lost love that Ocean so often enjoys writing songs about.

On the whole, Vol. 2 makes it evident that Ocean is delving deeper into certain aspects of his creative repertoire, going beyond the pop-punk electro sound that NVDES initially became known for. Leaning on heavier and darker beats, and lacing in funk and soul elements, NVDES makes an unexpected yet welcome musical pivot, while staying true to their roots of free-flowing, unstructured musical exploration. 

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 275)

Only a few more weeks until 2017 officially comes to a close. As we move through the calendar each Friday we tack on more free downloads for you to enjoy over the weekends. If you’ve been following us all year, that means you have quite a deep library filled with gems. If you’re just stopping by, then hopefully this week’s collection is enough to get you to stick around with us each week. The latest songs we’ve gathered come from Kaizen, Space Race, Rell The Soundbender, Jinco, Ray Volpe, Minnesota and more. All together they should serve you well while you shake off the week from your mind. Let loose, relax; whatever you do, enjoy!

’Kaizen – Bloom (Radio Edit)’
’WAJU – Good Company Ft ELIONA’
’Post Malone – Congratulations (ft. Quavo) (Space Race Bootleg)’
’Humble – Skrillex Remix (Rell The Soundbender x Lvndo Bootleg Remix)’
’Jinco –
Breathe’

’The Gooniees – Do That Shit’
’Fatesky – Back To The Fire’
’Element The City –
Augustine’

’FLTHY ANMLZ & WKND BAES – INLUV’
’Gammer – Stay Tonight ft. Dylan Matthew (Ray Volpe Remix)’
’Minnesota – Dark Crystal’
’Oolacile & Spock – OMG’
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[Trap] Snoof – Warning (Feat. Mikey Ceaser)

SNOOF
WARNING (Ft. MIKEY CEASER)

Snoof and Mikey Ceaser expressed a “Warning” that every one needs to pay attention to. Their original single together is a hybrid trap treasure that any and all bassheads can congregate under.

For anyone that has a heard Mikey Ceaser before, you know he always brings the fire, but here he gets things especially hot. The same goes for Snoof whose production is a dazzling display of dirty bass tones. It’s one of those songs that when it drops you instantly without hesitation get your bass face going with a follow up of your favorite expletive. “Warning” is out now, so if you’d like a copy, grab one from Beatport today.

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[Moombahton] ShiShi – Damelo

ShiShi
Damelo

The original single “Damelo” comes to us from ShiShi through the Fight Free imprint. This pop infused Moombah treat is heating up these colder months with bright Summer sounds.

ShiShi is known for blending different styles together as is evident from his work and motto of “East meets West.” Though here he goes all out Latin with a globalized dembow single that gives life to anyone who listens to it. “Damelo” is an invigorating landscape of raw energy that will get you moving in no time. Check it out today and make sure to add it to your Spotify playlists!

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[Hip-Hop] Statik Selektah – Ain’t a Damn Thing Change ft. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$ & Enisa

Statik Selektah
Ain't A Damn Thing Change feat. G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, & Enisa

As one of the mainstays of today’s East Coast hip-hop scene, DJ/producer Statik Selektah has been quite the prolific artist over the years. Selektah has quite an impressive number of high-profile collaborations, with artists such as Nas, Talib Kweli, Action Bronson, and De La Soul. Last week, Selektah released single “Ain’t a Damn Thing Change” off of his upcoming album 8, his 8th studio album.

Laid out over a smooth jazzy background line, this track puts Selektah’s distinctive New York-influenced style of production on display. G-Eazy and Joey Bada$$ deliver clean flowing verses, while Enisa’s soulful riffs and chorus provide support. To kick the track off, you can hear Selektah showcase the turntabling ability that helped him first cut his teeth as a DJ.

If you liked the track, check out 8 when it’s released this Friday, December 8th. You can find the album at any of the links here. The album features a star-studded tracklist with appearances by Raekwon, Run the Jewels, Cypress Hill, and many more. Peep the full list below: Continue reading

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 94: Hazy Jawnts & House Experiments

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 #94: Hazy Jawnts & House Experiments

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This week’s selection is inspired by the music that accompanied some recent travels. The show kicks off with some laid back, soulful vibes but quickly kicks up into hip-hop and future beats. The majority of the lineup, though, is comprised of some trippy, experimental house tracks that have been in heavy rotation. I also shouted out BFF.fm’s end of year fundraiser and an upcoming benefit show in SF where I’ll be DJing. – ash.

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