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[SXSW2014 EVENT] SexPop SXSW Edition

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.


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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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

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
– 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)


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

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)


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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[Denver Giveaway] Active Child – Larimer Lounge, 11/21

Active Child
She Cut Me

There’s no denying the intense talent of Active Child. Through the brain of Patrick Grossi, we’re able to be transported to an entirely different world with his musical imagination.

This act is definitely on our live show bucket list, which is why we’re overwhelmingly excited to head to the Larimer Lounge in Denver this Thursday to check it out. We’ve had Rapor on repeat, getting ready to embark on this other worldly journey, and now we’re ready to give you a chance to win two tickets to the show.

Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you via email. There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 18 to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You must shout that you love “The Music Ninja” from atop a mountain. We will settle for nothing less.

Good luck, ninjas! Contest ends Wednesday at 5pm ET.

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Morgan Page and Michael S. – Against the World

Morgan Page and Michael S.
Against the World

One of our favorite and most prolific Los Angeles producer, Morgan Page, continues to evolve and exert his authority when it comes to mixing house-induced vocals with high energy dance music. Coming from releasing tracks like “ROTN” in collaboration with Bastille and an exciting new rendition of The Outfield’s “Your Love” earlier this year, Mr. Page turns it up one more notch with “Against the World”. Taking on the emotionally uplifting vocals of Chicago’s Michael S with enthusiastic bright basslines, Morgan Page delivers another summer anthem in the middle of winter — what an anarchist.

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Active Child – Rapor EP [FULL STREAM]


After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘You Are All I See’ , Pat Gross better known as Active Child catapulted himself as one of the most exciting acts of late 2011 and beyond. This October will mark another milestone for the Los Angeles native exposing his musical maturity with the release of Rapor recorded in his home studio sharing the same name. Serving as a “culmination of Grossi’s heartfelt journey around the world in support” of his latest album, the sounds contained in six-song EP accentuate his already aggressive 1980s synth-pop tendencies yet remain enthralled by his acute production and experimental layering for modern consumption.

“The house is made up almost entirely of glass, designed by the architects Buff and Hensman as their personal refuge from the chaos of LA. Inside the studio you can feel the sun pouring through the skylights and the mountains wrapping around on all sides. They named it Rapor, Ra meaning sun and Por meaning house. Sometimes i would spend weeks alone at home writing without leaving or having visitors. It was during those periods that i realized how important that space was to me creatively. I relied on that solitude.” – Active Child

Active Child’s ability to cohesively introduce new experiences with a backdrop of distinctly familiar sounds leaves us wanting to explore the very world he created. Delicate tracks like “Calling In The Name of Love” evoke nostalgia by revisiting similar sounds of the 80’s and if the Breakfast Club had a risque love scene, this would undoubtedly be its soundtrack. The EP also features impressive collaborations with vocalist Mikky Ekko and our beloved Ellie Goulding whose appearance in the track ‘Silhouette’ borders into the angelic.

Set for release on October 22nd via Vagrant Records, Rapor EP is a journey you will want to take and will soon be thanking Active Child for taking you with him. You can stream the entire EP below.

Active Child
She Cut Me
Active Child
Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)
Active Child
Feeling is Gone
Active Child
Silhouette (Feat. Ellie Goulding)
Active Child
Calling In The Name of Love
Active Child
Evening Ceremony
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