Author Archives: Ash El Gamal

[Music Ninja Radio] Episode #146: From Indie to Acid w/ Vix

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 #146: From Indie to Acid w/ Vix

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With special guest Vicky in the house, this week’s episode was a fun change of pace, laced with fuzzy synths and 90s acid nostalgia. I opened things up with two segments highlighting new / upcoming indie releases from The Mattson 2, Drugdealer and Slow Pulp among others. Vicky brought an eclectic mix with a common thread of 90s nostalgia — from Westerman‘s understated, Phil Collins-esque vocals to classic acid house of Armando and Moby. – Ash

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode #145: FlyLo, Rico & Peggy Gou

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 #145: FlyLo, Rico & Peggy Gou

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With a ton of new music out on Friday, this show gives you a little bit of everything. The first two segments feature some pop and electronica with heavy jazz undertones including Flying Lotus’ psychedelic return, a cut off Matt Martians slacker breakup album and Phonte’s silky smooth Kaytranada collab. Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats latest album anchor the 10-track hip-hop segment alongside standout cuts from new ScHoolboy Q, Pivot Gang and SOB X RBE projects. Finally, we close things out with some thumping house grooves highlighting Bella Boo’s fantastic new EP and Moon Boots first new music in over a year.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode #144: Soulful Selections, Bouncy Synths & Deep House

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 #144: Soulful Selections, Bouncy Synths & Deep House

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This week’s episode highlights some recent indie releases alongside, Anderson .Paak’s latest soulful masterpiece, a touch of Italo-Disco vibes and some psychedelic deep house. Highlights include Nilufer Yanya’s beautiful pop-rock, Wilma Vritra’s novel take on hip-hop, gems from Omar Apollo’s ‘Friends’ EP, the latest single from French up ‘n comers Myd and a hazy remix from Paranoid London’s Johnny Aux.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 141: Lish Grooves & IWD

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 #141: Lish Grooves & IWD

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This week we welcomed guitarist, singer/songwriter and ambient artist Lish Grooves just a few days before he moves to Jamaica. He played a selection of artists he’s been digging lately and a few of his own songs along with the thoughtful stories behind them. With it being International Women’s Day, the rest of the show was (mostly) dedicated to new music from phenomenal female artists spanning from pop to soul to techno.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 140: Solange, Weval, Little Simz & Charles Murdoch

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 #140: Solange, Weval, Little Simz & Charles Murdoch

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This week’s episode covers the plethora of new releases that dropped last week including Solange’s psychedelic surprise, Weval’s long-anticipated sophomore album, a psych-rock epic from Pond, the soul-bearing third album from Little Simz and a new direction from Australian producer Charlie Murdoch. I also played some catch up on recent releases from Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin, Canadian soultronic duo Planet Giza and NY emcee Deem Spencer. To close things out we got into a couple artists I saw live recently with Maribou State and Tourist before finishing up with Four Tet’s massive new Nelly Furtado-sampling single.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 137: Indie Finds, Buku and Beats

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 #137: Indie Finds, Buku and Beats

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This week Ninja Clayton joined us briefly to preview Buku Festival and share some of his favorite artists from the lineup. With those eclectic selections mixed through out, the remainder of the show focused on a few random indie finds, new hip-hop and closed with an hour of diverse, soothing selection of electronic tunes.

Buku festival is coming up March 22nd and 23rd (find our full preview here). Also, make sure to follow Clayton’s company Cadence and Cause who are partnering with the festival for some special fan experiences benefitting a local NOLA charity.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 132: No Words Allowed Pt. 2

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 #132: No Words Allowed Pt. 2

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As end of year lists are continuing to come together, I decided to bring back the No Words Allowed theme that Dom & I explored all the way back on Episode 15. To that end, enjoy 2 hours of instrumental music spanning vibey guitar-driven gems, weirdo experimental electronic, smooth hip-hop beats and left-field house. – ash

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