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[Electronic] JETSET – Mayday EP

When JETSET was releasing singles over the last month, I thought I had the direction of the EP pinned down. To my surprise, JETSET went a very different way, accenting his previously released singles with unique instrumentals that are more orchestral than electronic.

Mayday has been released as a group of free downloads. His heavier tracks like “Bloke Patrol” and “Sawed Off” are the real party starters, with dirty basses that will blow any crowd away. Throughout the EP JETSET adds in instrumentation that is more like something you’d hear from a composer, showing off songwriting abilities that go beyond many producers. To cap off the EP, he mixes the two styles evenly with “Finale” featuring jvnk. Mayday is a testament to what producers should be doing – creating unique works of art instead of just doing what other people are doing.

’Walking Backwards’
’Rain (feat. osotyt)’
’Bloke Patrole’
’Abyss (The Heavens)’
’Sawed Off’
’Finale (feat. JVNK)’
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[Video] EC Twins Share Their Touching Story In Homeless To Headliners

The EC Twins have been through some hardships to get where they are today. Usually what you see from artists is them painting their perfect lifestyle all over social media, but that’s not the case and it certainly wasn’t that glamorous before they blew up most often times.

In a short documentary, EC Twins highlight their rise from being homeless. Their aptly named piece, Homeless To Headliners, breaks the mold of perfection that most artists portray. It’s nice to see people stepping out to inspire others. Check out the video below, and if you’re someone trying to attain your dreams through hardship, it can be done. This is just one of many stories!

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[Electronic] San Holo – I Still See Your Face

San Holo
I Still See Your Face (Official Music Video in Description)

San Holo is making his return to The Music Ninja with yet another stunning masterpiece, “I Still See Your Face.” The new release is undoubtedly following the path towards the same massive success seen with his previous originals like “Light” and “The Future.” But this time, the bitbird head honcho throws quite a large curveball at listeners. Known for enlisting vocalists that perfectly complement each track he’s put out thus far, “I Still See Your Face” showcases Holo’s vox for the very first time and boy, we are definitely not disappointed.

The song stays true to the Dutch producer’s signature brand of sound as it features a buoyant, enrapturing melody constructed by youthful synths and chimes. “I Still See Your Face” will be the first single on the second Gouldian Finch compilation album. Also make sure to peep the official music video here.

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[Electronic] Autograf – Sleepless In NYC

Autograf
Sleepless in NYC

It’s been some time since we’ve posted about electronic trio Autograf, but they’ve made it back on our radar with their brand new release. “Sleepless In NYC” is an irresistible jam that you’ll want to bump on every road trip. The dreamy, euphoric production makes for the perfect backdrop to the singer’s ethereal vocals, which are later greeted by an unexpected and lively drop. What catches our attention most with Autograf’s latest is the divergence in sound compared to their previous works. “Sleepless In NYC” is definitely a step in a new direction for them and leaves us on the edge of our seats as we eagerly wait to hear what they have in store for us next.

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JETSET – Rain (feat. osotyt) [TMN Premiere]

JETSET
Rain (feat. osotyt)

Grime isn’t something I listen to on a daily, or even a weekly basis. I can’t even remember the last time I did, but now I’m all about it in the form of “Rain” by JETSET. This free download is just too unique not to love.

JETSET doesn’t take all the glory on this one as he enlisted osotyt to hop on this percussion-heavy beat. Together they pulled off a cool, but brooding single. It feels like the haunted house you just can’t help but going inside. For fans of any sort of electronic music or hip-hop, this is going to be your weekend treat. JETSET and osotyt’s “Rain” is out now, but you heard it here first in this Music Ninja premiere.

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[Electronic] Dead Battery – Seeing Red EP

When I sit down to listen to music I don’t generally go for the harder, darker side of things, but I couldn’t help but to enjoy Dead Battery‘s new EP. Seeing Red is a dynamic concept EP that was released on Kannibalen Records this week with six distinct singles.

Dead Battery doesn’t go for the usual sounds you’d expect from a bass producer. Instead he does his own thing and focuses in on great songwriting to elevate his work. He has his own style that he blends in with drum & bass, electro and dubstep throughout the album, but it’s not like anything I’ve heard before. It stuck out to me and I hope it does the same for you. Get a copy of the EP today.

’Dead Battery – All I See Is Red’
’Dead Battery – Imperial Red’
’Dead Battery – Indian Red’
’Dead Battery – Coral Red’
’Dead Battery – Dark Red’
’Dead Battery – Blood Red’
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[Indie-Folk] Kidswaste feat. Hunting Stories – Fade

Kidswaste
Fade (ft. Hunting Stories)

At The Music Ninja, we’re all about pushing new and undiscovered talent to the forefront, and simultaneously we are major advocates of acknowledging the growth of artists who’ve already established a name for their self. That’s where Kidswaste fits into this.

Following the success of his early 2017 EP Spleen, the French singer/songwriter, producer and instrumentalist makes his return with a heart-rendering single, “Fade.” He enlists the smoky vocals of Hunting Stories that perfectly complement the track’s dynamic folk-infused indie electronic style.

We can’t seem to get “Fade” out of our heads – and nor do we want to – with its relatable lyrics and chorus that immediately sticks. The song showcases just how far the artist has come in his abilities and leaves us begging to know what else he has in store. Get a copy of the track today and stay tuned for more as Kidswaste just got signed to Counter Records alongside Odesza, Giraffage and more!

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