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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 129)


We know a lot of you have already checked out from work, school, and responsibility, which is why this is the perfect time for you to pour yourself a frosty beverage and start celebrating.

Below you’ll find a tasty selection of tunes for you to dance your way through the holiday with. Just remember one thing: #danceirresponsibly.

Kungs ft. Molly
West Coast
99 Souls
The Girl Is Mine (Beyonce vs Brandy & Monica)
Mumbai Science
King Of The Top Floor (ft. DJ Spank
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake — Truffle Butter (Young Luxenberg Club Edit)
Aural Psynapse (ATTLAS Remix)
Shooting Stars (Bag Raiders Cover)
Get It On
Dillon Francis
Drunk All The Time (The Rebirth) feat. Simon Lord
Keys N Krates
Yes We Faded (Autolaser Remix)
Kappa Kavi
Bad Suns
Dancing On Quicksand (Minorstep Remix)
Find Me Again
Backstage Hoe
A. G. Cook
Beautiful (Rustie Edit)
So Butterfly (Beats Antique Remix Ft. Sorne)
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Awesome Factory Presents: Grandtheft – 1UP Denver – 2/26

Heroes (Grandtheft Remix)

If you haven’t been to a show at The 1UP on Colfax yet, you need to make it a point to make that happen. Aside from having the epic combination of arcade games, booze, and a solid sound system, you now have another check in the “need to go” column, thanks to the good people at Awesome Factory.

Playing just his third show in Colorado, Toronto-based bass baron Grandtheft is stoked to return to the Mile High City and bring some fire to the decks at 1UP. Make sure to get to the show early (Doors at 8:30, show start at 9:00) so you can catch local standout K-MAC and a few others.

Tickets go on sale this Monday, December 22nd at 12:00PM MST. Make sure to pick them up early, as this will most definitely sell out. Also, did we mention they’re just $10 and this event is 18+?

For more details as the show gets closer, head to the event page on facebook.

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Indie Christmas Playlist 2014


It’s that time of the year again, ninjas. Snow is covering the ground (well, not here in Denver, surprisingly), the lights are up, we’re all scrambling to figure out what to buy our friends and family, and the same damn music is being played at every store, restaurant, and public space.

While we have to give credit to the timeless classics from the likes of Andy Williams, Elvis Presley, and Perry Como, it’s always nice to change things up with some more modern takes on these timeless songs.

This time around, we’ve crafted a playlist of some brand new holiday songs, and a few of our favorites from the past few years. If you can manage to wrangle control of the family stereo at dinner this year, throw this playlist on. You might even play a new favorite for you Mom and Dad.

Happy holidays from all of us at The Music Ninja. We hope you enjoy good food, good company, and good tunes.

Hey Rosetta!
Carry Me Home
Good Lovelies
Under The Tree
Marika Hackman
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Silent Night
In the Snow
Roses & Revolutions
Its Christmas Time
Billie Martin
Winter Song
Sophia and the BBs
4 Granted
Mr Little Jeans
Dear Santa
Sleeping at Last
Christmas is All Around (from Love, Actually)
My Morning Jacket
Ill Be Home For Christmas (feat. The Head and the Heart)
She & Him
The Christmas Waltz
Okkervil River
Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas (Cover)
Love Disease (Christmas in New York)
Big Picnic
Christmas Day
Kid Astray
The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole Cover)
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Free n Losh & Tyler Rix – Witchcraft [TMN PREMIERE]

Free n Losh & Tyler Rix

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Free n Losh have an affinity for the classics. Calling back on when they first dropped onto our radar, we were immediately enamored with how flawlessly they took tunes from yesteryear into this century. Using samples from legendary artists like Tony Bennett, The Mills Brothers, and The Beatles, these two Torontonians have continually defined their unique approach in paying tribute to legendary tunes, and today is no different.

Riding along the wave of their Hype Machine number 1 remix of Odesza’s “It’s Only”, the two are back, only this time they’re teamed up with London-based singer/songwriter and saxophonist Tyler Rix. Paying an artful homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes, this collaboration has dialed up a sultry cover and interpretation of “Witchcraft.” The smooth bassline and understated percussion provide the perfect caress for Rix’s smooth, crooning voice, ultimately taking us away from any worries we woke up with today. Taking things to an entirely different level is the addition of a saxophone, which continues to embody the “past vs present” theme we’ve come to know and love.

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[Nintendo/Experimental] Phil Beaudreau – Another Castle

Another Castle ART
Phil Beaudreau
Another Castle

There’s definitely more to Phil Beaudreau than we can cram into a single song release, but we’re going to do our best. This enigmatic singer/songwriter is most definitely a crooner. One listen through “Fly” will have you whisked away to yesteryear, carried along the backs of a delicate section of strings, and a subtle, muted soundscape. Ultimately, this arrangement lets us focus on the glorious vocal progression, which artfully displays the beautiful tone and range from Mr. Beaudreau.

Other songs carry a more synth-pop vibe, however, they always focus strongly on vocals, and we can’t really blame anyone for that approach. None the less, the production style varies from song to song, always keeping the listener guessing.

Aside from the interesting arrangement of genres to back those soothing vocals, we know very little about this mysterious Angelino. In all honesty, we’re ok with that. We simply enjoy what we have, which happens to be some really impressive music.

Today we’re showcasing his latest tune, an homage to all those Nintendo nerds (myself included.) In an experimental 8-bit soundscape, Beaudreau gives us a hauntingly engaging tune, aptly named “Another Castle.” Take one listen, then delve into the rest of his work by clicking here.

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[Future] Louis Futon – DRNUK

Louis Futon - DRNUK artwork
Louis Futon

The city of brotherly love is showing a sweet, winter embrace with this latest tune from it’s resident future-bass producer Louis Futon, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Crafting something that’s truly otherworldly, this up-and-coming blogosphere favorite just gave us a taste of the final single off his EP. “DRNUK” has the world spinning after one listen, providing music nerds across the globe for the perfect reason to lie on the floor, throw on some quality headphones, and get completely lost.

Comprised of cinematic synths, hissing atmospheric elements, and some sweet, smooth rolling bass, this tune will soon become one of your new favorite future pieces.

On an unrelated note, this will most definitely make for a solid addition to your “bedroom playslist.” Don’t scoff, fellas. You know you have one.

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[Trap] Slander – Vangaurd


The calendar may say December at the top, but Slander feels like we’re right in the middle of festival season. Following up on a long string of remixes, as well as their debut original “Ascension,” these two Angelinos are back with a brand-spanking-new original titled “Vanguard”.

Taking a break from their residency at Sin City’s XS Nightclub, these two bass-heavy producers have laid down a monster tune, complete with lazery synths, rolling hi hats, and, of course, plenty of bass. Aside from the raw energy of the tune, the thing that caught our ear the most was actually the small percussion section that leads into the drop. The addition of real drum work was a pleasant change of pace from what we’re used to hearing out here in the blogosphere.

Whether you’re counting down the days till your first festival of 2015, or you’re just down to get a little rowdy tonight, throw this bad boy on. It surely won’t disappoint.

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