Author Archives: Ash El Gamal

[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 150: Ninja Worldwide

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 150: Ninja Worldwide

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It was only fitting that the 150th episode of TMN Radio was one of the most eclectic yet — a true testament to how the show has pushed my music explorations forward. This episode features music from Nigeria, Mali, Turkey, Niger, France, The Congo, Ghana, England, Sweden and more making it the most internationally focused episode to date. Highlights include the beautiful Tuareg guitar of Tinariwen, psychedelic renditions of Turkish folk songs from Altın Gün, a summer essential from Ghana-natives Onipa and a medley of tracks in honor of French engineer/producer/artist Philippe Zdar who tragically passed last week. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to put this show together every week for nearly 4 years now. Help keep BFF.fm thriving and growing by contributing our Summer Sustainer fundraiser here.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 149: Summer Crumbs

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 #149: Summer Crumbs

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With the sun coming out in SF (and then quickly receding), this episode featured a mix of sunny, psychedelic indie rock, funky R&B, lyrical hip-hop and groovy house gems. Key releases from this show include Crumb’s ‘Jinx,’ ALASKALASKA’s ‘The Dots,’ and GoldLink’s ‘Diaspora.’ I also shout out BFF.fm’s Summer Sustainer fundraiser which just kicked off. Learn more and contribute to community radio here.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 148: The Cowboy, IGOR & Flamagra

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 #148: The Cowboy, IGOR & Flamagra

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The last few weeks have seen way too much new music for just one show but this episode highlights some of the higher profile ones. Mac DeMarco, Flying Lotus, Denzel Curry and Tyler the Creator all dropped impressive new albums. Each of the four saw artists taking risks and evolving in the process. A mix of indie, R&B, a wide range of hip-hop styles and experimental beats complemented those sounds for the remainder of the 2 hours.

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[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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