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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 131: Return of the Barb!

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 #131: Return of the Barb!

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We welcomed back DJ & Producer Barbara to this week’s episode of TMN Radio. Before getting into her quirky thumping live mix, though, we opened the show with a set of eerie electronic cuts and indie pop gems. Highlights from half 1 include Still Woozy‘s latest single, a selection Rejoicer‘s infinitely groovy album and a fantastic single from Saba. Barbara’s live mix kicks off with her first original production which you can check out here.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 130: Earl & J.I.D

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 #130: Earl & JID

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This week’s episode was heavily focused on two amazing hip-hop albums that dropped last week: Earl Sweatshirt‘s lo-fi and emotionally devastating Some Rap Songs and J.I.D‘s cinematic flow clinic DiCaprio 2. Other highlights include a chillwave-tinted jam from Mk.gee, Chance the Rapper‘s best song in a long time, an entrancing cut from Overmono and Loods delivering his signature dreamy sound for Shall Not Fade‘s 3 Years of Service compilation.

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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. 

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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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[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. 

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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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10 Highlights from Treasure Island Music Festival 2018 [Festival Review]

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Episode #126: Treasure Island Retrospective + Preview

After a year-long hiatus and relocation, Treasure Island Music Festival has returned–this time taking place in Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. What has consistently been our favorite festival in the Bay was able to make the transition incredibly smooth retaining the aspects that have made it so successful–beautiful views and no overlapping sets. Check out our 10 favorite moments from this year’s festivities below and give a listen to our TI-dedicated episode of TMN Radio which includes all the artists in this roundup as well as some from previous years.  Continue reading

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

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 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

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This week’s episode features a collection of alt-pop, hip-hop and new house music with a sprinkle of some of the Outside Lands acts I was most excited for. Highlights include Moses Sumney‘s enveloping track which opened the show, HONEYMOAN‘s breezy single, Choker‘s emotive brand of experimental pop, Phony Ppl’s groovy return, Matthew Dear‘s beautiful, progressive anthem and a space disco masterpiece from Lindstrøm.

 

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 119: A Touch of Everythang

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 119: A Touch of Everythang

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After a fun 2-hour mix of house / techno music last week, this episode returns to the usual genre smorgasbord of TMN radio. There were some exciting brand new artists to the show including the versatile stylings of Omar Apollo, a psychedelic experience from Portland band Hosannas, a vibey hip-hop cut from the Bay’s own Agpworldtour and a beautifully disorienting selection from Lotic’s debut album, ‘Power’. On the flip side, a lot of our favorite regulars dropped new albums or singles. As far as albums, The Internet’s ‘Hive Mind’ and Tanukichan’s fuzzy debut ‘Sundays’ are my personal favorites while Blood Orange’s latest single stands out as a track with endless replay value.

To close out the show I put together a disco-tinged set of house tracks. The mix includes cuts from madcat’s flawless debut EP ‘Petite musique de chanvre’, Route 8’s latest hazy project ‘Come Home’ and Detroit Swindle’s new album ‘High Life.’

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