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[Ticket Giveaway] MODESTEP with Mimosa, Dirty Phonics and DJ Muggs @ Club Nokia (Los Angeles)

Deciding to make 2013 even bigger, the London-based dubstep act MODESTEP are on an onslaught of tour dates all across The United States bringing their movement of quality wobbles to as many cities as possible.
With the help of Music Ninja favorites Mimosa, Dirty Phonics and veteran dj/producer DJ Muggs, the Evolution Theory tour is starting to head west after an extensive coverage of the east coast early this year.

We are working with both MODESTEP and Interscope to bring you a solid ticket giveaway for the Los Angeles event at Club Nokia on April 18th. We have two sets of tickets, which means we’ll select two winners! Instructions are below:

How to enter:

1) Like The Music Ninja on FB

2) Like MODSTEP on facebook:

3) Comment below this post and tell us what is your favorite track from either MODESTEP, Mimosa, Dirty Phonics or DJ Muggs.

Contest ends Friday April 12th. Prizes include only 2 tickets to the show. No travel will be provided in this contest. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the show. Winners will be notified through this comment stream via FB so please pay attention! Good Luck!

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Celldweller – Cellout (Winter Mix 2012) [Dubstep]

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Celldweller
Cellout (Winter Mix 2012)

You can always count on Celldweller to bring it. The Detroit-based producer whose fascinations include fusing heavier elements of electronic rock into multifaceted layers of instrumentation and uncompromising baselines.

‘Cellout’ is an hour long mix including Klayton’s own productions, Celldweller remixes and hand picked fresh tracks of the last couple of week. With a heavy emphasis on dubstep, the mix still packs an exciting array of tracks that continue to keep the with as much energy as possible.

Tracklist
1. Celldweller – The Complete Cellout
2. Faith No More – Epic (Synchronice Remix)
3. Tristan Garner – Digital Rocker
4. Culprate – Diablo
5. Celldweller – Tainted (DJ Set)
6. Skism – Experts
7. Hirshee & Sue Cho – Hold On To Love (KillaGraham Remix)
8. Emma Hewitt – Rewind (KATFYR Remix)
9. Josh Money – Let Go With You (Drivepilot Remix)
10. Adventure Club feat. Krewella – Rise And Fall (At Dawn We Rage Remix)
11. Celldweller – Louder Than Words (Bare Remix)
12. Miss Murder’s Personal Jesus (Celldweller Klash-Up)
- AFI ” Miss Murder ”
- Depeche Mode ” Personal Jesus ”
13. Schoolboy – Aftershock
14. Icona Pop – I Love It (Case & Point Bootleg)
15. Celldweller – Frozen (DJ Set)
16. Tommy Noble & Celldweller – Meteorite
17. Kill The Noise – Thumbs Up (Dub Mix)
18. Doctor P – Flying Spaghetti Monster
19. Documenet One – Body Pump (D is for Document One)
20. Protohype – Vile (Rekoil Remix)
21. Zomboy – Nuclear (Hands Up)
22. Mediks & Texas – Fast Lane
23. Netsky – We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) feat. Billie (Camo & Krooked Remix)

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[Folk] Fossil Collective – Wolves

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Fossil Collective
Wolves

Building on their accomplished introductory EPs, Fossil Collective are on the cusp of releasing their debut long-player, Tell Where I Lie. The album’s lead single, “Wolves”, is woven from a delicate blend of spellbinding folk; melancholic, reflective and full of bruised beauty. Stream the official video below, before Tell Where I Lie is released on April 8th via Dirty Hit.

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Paper Diamond & Christian Rich- XIX feat. Angela McCluskey

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Paper Diamond & Christian Rich
XIX feat. Angela McCluskey

A sensual and downbeat experience you will not want to miss. Bonnaroohas just premiered a free download of Paper Diamonds new collaboration with LA Based production duo Christian Rich and featuring the Scottish vocalist Angela Mccluskey of Telepopmuzik.

Filled with glossy undertones and a palpable rhythms, “XIX” delivers a more exotic sound than we have seen from Paper Diamonds.

“XIX feat. Angela McCluskey” is from The Forthcoming EP Paragon releasing Date April 16, 2013

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RECESS festival, bringing together Music and Technology to Colleges in the US [TICKET GIVEAWAY]

Music and Technology can be one of the most synergistic marriages to date, and there are a group of people that are trying to expand this concept and bring them to colleges around the world. Named after the most joyful time in our elementary years, the RECESS festival is trying to encapsulate that very excitement of leaving the class room to go out an play, bringing young adults an amazing array of music acts with inspiring members in the tech community.

Recess, the nation’s first college touring music and ideas festival rolls into Michigan State University with Kaskade and Project 46 leading the charge as the major performing artists. Slated for Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Ag Expo – Michigan State University, Lansing, MI – the evening will bring together the latest trends in music, technology, fashion, and art while inspiring and guiding entrepreneurs.

The Music Ninja is running a contest giving away 2 tickets on facebook and for more information, please GO LIKE RECESS ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW ON TWITTER

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MURAMASA – Birdcage Chain [TMN PREMIERE]

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MURAMASA™
Birdcage Chain

The excitement around our musical ninja dojo couldn’t be more palpable as we just might have found a future prodigy. MURAMASA, whose name derives from the famous Japanese swordsmith Muramasa Sengo, founder of the Muramasa school, is equipped with equally as sharp technical capabilities to create complex musical structures in the world of trap music.

If there is one thing that the dance scene is consistent of, it would undoubtedly be its cyclical nature of grabbing founding principles and taking them over the edge. Dubstep is a clear example, where in the last 2 years creating the most aggressive and weighted basslines produced the best of results. And if you follow its evolution, the post-dubstep era is soon changing from all the unnecessary and uncontrolled “bro-step” elements and rolling back to a more sensible and technical place that echos its very origin.

And this is why we strongly urge everyone to pay attention to this promising 16 year old producer. While he has nothing to do with dubstep (not yet anyways) it is his purified view of what trap music means to him that makes Muramasa a fresh new standalone act. The balanced layers of both bass and harmony, the progressive and controlled nature in his music almost comes out as poetic if it weren’t so BOSS. Trap, once dismissed as just another experimental bass genre, is gaining a lot of popularity and the milestones of its evolution can easily be witnessed by experiencing what Muramasa is bringing to the table.

Muramasa will be releasing a self-titled EP on April 2nd and today we have for you a signature track from the four track complication that serves as a representative to not only the EP as a whole but to his very movement he is creating. “Birdcage Chain” exhibits all the expressive nature of a typical trap single yet it is submerged in simple but substantive technicalities that are like nothing we have heard before. Play a preview of the song below as we all wait for the official release coming next week.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Black Boots Interview

Las Vegas based electronica based duo, Black Boots, has more to offer you than just two sets of shiny black boots. These guys got signed to Ultra in hopes of bringing their substance based EDM to the masses. Normally, this is the part of the post where we talk about how these two came together, but we have something even better for you. If you glance below, you’ll see an exclusive interview awaiting you. So, don’t take our word for how Black Boots was formed, instead read what they had to say about how they came together, who they admire in the scene, and what each of them brings to the table when coming up with new tracks!

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Flash Of Light (Radio Mix)

TMN: We want to know how this project came about. Tell us how you two met?

It was cosmic coincidence. Universal magnetism.

We were standing at the precipice of chaos in our lives and we randomly crossed paths and became roommates. From there we spent more time together and it was very apparent that there was a deep connection on both an artistic and philosophical level. After that, it was only a matter of time until the concept of Black Boots came to fruition.

TMN: on the single “Flash Of Light,” it seems like you guys really take your time whenever you release a new single. Walk us through the production cycle of every track. What do you think each of you bring to the table when it comes to producing a new sound?

Thank you for the kind words.

We focus all of our energy on writing songs with substance and purpose, and the writing process is a deeply intense experience in which we are taking the physical and emotional climate of our lives and purging that to record. The songs we write carry a very personal message and emotional attachment that we hope will resonate with people and create a genuine connection. We spend countless hours in our creative space revisiting ideas and fine-tuning the instrumentals and vocals because they need to be perfect in our eyes. We are perfectionists.

TMN: If you could only describe your sound in 3 words, what would they be?

Provocative, Flammable, Orgasmic.

TMN: Who in the current EDM scene do you look up to, and who are you most eager to collaborate with?

We have a lot of respect for guys that are doing their own thing and aren’t necessarily subscribing to chasing formulas or trending sounds. Collaborations are such an exciting and essential process of making music. There really is a wealth of information out there and we are certainly eager to learn from other artists. At the moment we have our eye on working with artists like Tommy Trash, Calvin Harris, and Wolfgang Gartner, to name a few, but our doors and minds are always open.

TMN: If your music were a Vegas hotel, which one would it be?

Whichever one is most glamorous on the outside, but dark and seedy on the inside.

TMN: What can we expect for 2013? Will you guys be touring?

Black Boots will be invading the airwaves and marching through many cities in the next year. We have a lot of unreleased material, videos, artwork, and concepts that will be coming your way soon. Hope to see you all out there.

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