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Crooked Colours – Keep Your Mouth For Lying (cln Remix)

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Keep Your Mouth For Lying (cln Remix)

The science of physics and chemistry teaches that the liberation of energy comes in both thermal and nuclear forms, and perhaps many others had I paid more attention in class. Yet, nothing is more equipped at transforming the little bit of kinetic energy left after along ass day than the exothermic properties of listening to music. The already exquisitely relaxing track “Keep Your Mouth For Lying” by Australian electronic trio Crooked Colours has now been rebranded as a bedroom lullaby by Callan Alexander, better known as, cln.

Not to take away from the efforts of cln, who in this project is blessed to work with the controlled and emotionally rooted vocals of frontman Philip Slabber, but it is Slabber’s ability to induce empathy that gives the track such resonance. Between welcome vocal loops and stripped instrumentals, the Aussie producer captures a side to the track, that if we take out its inherent scientific factor, can only be described as heavenly.

“Keep Your Mouth For Lying” is taken from the ‘In Your Bones’ EP available through iTunes.

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Nate Eiesland – Drifting [TMN Premiere]

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There are just a handful of things more powerful than flourishing love, and the fading of itself is one of the few that can rival it. Nate Eiesland‘s “Drifting” quickly captivates both the ears and the very hearts connected to it with its instrumental foundation of guitars pickings, elongated piano chords and lyricism that echos something that was once beautiful but is no more. A tale of longing, this track represents the second offering from The Red Album, a collaboration between Nate Eiesland (ON AN ON), Nygel Asselin (producer of Half Moon Run) and Toronto songstress, STACEY.

There are tracks that get you through your work day, others get you through the weekend, “Drifting” is not intended to get you anywhere. On the contrary, it is meant to simply keep you in the moment where the heart feels most comfortable.

Red Brick Songs is offering a collection of euphonious experiences brought together by fifteen songwriters form all over the North America under one musical retreat. We posted its first installment “Tunnels” a few weeks back so please check it out if you haven’t already.

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Sam Brookes – Kairo LP [Exclusive Full Stream]

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Early last week we reviewed Sam Brookes’s fantastic new LP, Kairo, describing it as

As a whole, this fan-funded 10 track LP (due out March 17th) is a transcendence-rich musical journey that is sure to be a mainstay in your collection for years to come.

Read full review here

Today we have the privilege to bring you an exclusive first look at the entire album days before it’s official release.

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[SXSW2014 EVENT] SexPop SXSW Edition

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Our friends at Lights & Music Entertainment are putting up a SXSW party! Check out details below

Lights & Music Entertainment is proud to present SexPop (SXSW Edition). SexPop is a music series based out of Seattle & Los Angeles that focuses on breaking Synth-Pop, Disco-Pop, Tropical and Indie-Dance acts from around the globe. Our Goal: Merge the two worlds of live events and dance parties together as one. All we ask is that you bring your moves and we’ll bring the tunes.

RSVP Here

2:00pm – Hot Cops
3:00pm – The Pass
4:00pm – Touch Sensitive
5:00pm – Cardiknox
6:00pm – Chela
7:00pm – Thief
8:00pm – Story Of The Running Wolf
9:00pm – Gemini Club
10:00pm – Night Drive
11:00pm – French Horn Rebellion
12:00am – FMLYBND
1:00am – 8th Grader

Wednesday, March 12th
2pm – 2am
The Firehouse Lounge
605 Brazos St,
Austin, TX 78701

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NEW FEATURE: PLAYABLE ARTIST UNIT

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Hey Ninjas! We are growing really tired of depending on advertising networks with intrusive pop up ads and auto playing music.

It has been a long dream of The Music Ninja to bring you a site without cluttering advertisement. However, this has been a constant challenge and as we continue to grow, we face expensive roadblocks that take away from our overall core values.

Today we are very proud to finally have come with a solution that will benefit artists as well as bring extra revenue to the site in a much more interactive way.

Introducing our in-house PLAYABLE ARTIST WIDGET.

We have built a tool that will let artists promote themselves, their music and even upcoming tour dates. The sponsored unit will live in our sidebar, clearly labeled and in the least intrusive way possible. ANYONE CAN SIGN UP, whether you are a small bedroom producer or a label backed DJ.

Our prices will soon change, and perhaps even become private as we try to find the right balance, but with SXSW going on, we just wanted to launch it and build from the feedback we get. Soon, if it provides successful, we can eliminate all other ads on the site and start to enjoy a cleaner interface (something we have wanted from the very beginning).

If you are an artist that would like to get more exposure, sign up right now and let us help you.

For information on adding FLYERS or Advertising on our standard displays, contact us at ads@themusicninja.com

Feature list:

- Automated but SUPPORTED ( We will provide any type of support you need getting you starting as well as while the campaign runs)
- Soundcloud API Support (You will be able to track all your plays just as if we posted the embed on the site).
- Live tool (Our live tool lets you preview the widget before you submit the campaign, if you need any additional changes, we will gladly help you at ads@themusicninja.com)
- Concert Dates with Links (We let you link anywhere you want your fans to buy your tickets)
- Ninja Look (We tried to make it as part as the site as possible for higher interactivity)

This of course does not change any other aspect of the site. All the rest of the blog posts and tracks are hand picked by our team of ninjas that believe integrity can only be achieved with providing quality tracks every day.

As always thank you for your time! We are excited for what else we can improve 2014.

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Bastille – Pompeii (Audien Remix)

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Bastille’s debut studio album Bad Blood, released on March of 2004, continues to expand in its reach and grandeur. The British group has been capturing the attention of the blogosphere well before the release of Bad Blood and it is singles like Pompeii, well constructed in emotion and production that have crossed over into mainstream radio.

Their music, and in my opinion the strong and warm vocals of singer-songwriter Dan Smith have gained them nominations in several categories at the 2014 Brit Awards airing Feb. 19 including Best British Album, Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Group. For a list of all the nominations as well is their odds of taking home the award you can go toSportsBettingDime.com.

Yet as perfect as the original track may be, it has fallen victim to countless remixes, many of which we have featured on The Music Ninja. However, there is one iteration of a remixed Pompeii that caught our attentions a few weeks back that we haven’t been able to shake off. American dj/producer Audien, infused an energetic amount of kicks and electronics to make for a warm summer anthem in the middle of this cold winter. Without compromising the original structure and emphasis on the infectious vocals from Dan Smith, Audien creates a superb experience that elevates Pompeii to new heights.

The video was shared on Audien’s social media presence, which we can only estimate that a release is imminent in the next few days. Enjoy

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[Visuals] The Glitch Mob – Becoming Harmonious (feat. Metal Mother)

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After their long hiatus, the powerful Los Angeles trio, The Glitch Mob have returned full force with the sophomore release Love Death Immortality EP. In typical The Glitch Mob fashion, enthusiast of representing their music through vivid imagery (well documented in all their live performances), the group brings forth slow and semi-abstract visuals to their single “Becoming Harmonious” featuring the Oakland-based singer Metal Mother. The track oozes with seductive vocals wrapped around a grinding production, layered with darker undertones of aggression, nostalgic to their debut release Drink the Sea yet featuring maturity in sound.

The pioneers in electronic music will be releasing Love Death Immortality tomorrow, Tuesday 2/11 and are set to perform at Coachella, Gov Ball and headlining Ultra Fest this year.

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