[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #3)

Congratulations! You made your way through a Monday and into a brand new Indie Dojo Tuesday. We hope you find what you are looking for. But if not, we encourage you to try again next time. We’ll be here next Tuesday, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that. It’s safe to say we’ll be here until you find at least one song you dig. At least one.
’Park Hotel
Going West’
’Rex Orange County
Loving Is Easy (feat. Benny Sings)’
’Shiffley
Up & Down’
’Forest Blakk
Love Me’
’Small Forward – The Reservoir’
’Sasha
Skin Deep’
’Minor Premiers
Oh My My (RADIO EDIT)’
’Zanski
Hope I’m Good’
’rounak maiti
my disguise’
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MOHA – A-Side [TMN Premiere]

Moha
A-Side

Featuring eclectic, up and coming artists with prominent potential is the lifeblood around here at TMN. Which is why, when we came across the first single from French-Senegalese artist Moha‘s debut LP FIT, the appropriately titled alt-pop R&B burner “A-Side”, we knew we had to jump all over it and get it into the ears of our readers.

Immediately, Moha’s unique musical fusion of African, French, and US influenced sounds is apparent, riding along elegantly picked guitar and shifting percussion which dive head first into a sea of gently raspy vocal reverberations. They way Moha so effortlessly wraps those gauzy vocals around its tightly wound production is quite consuming. As muted horns unfurl into “A-Side”‘s catchy chorus, it’s quite difficult to not stay stuck throughout its duration. Like his following, which has shunned the typical social media directed aesthetic and outside influence, Moha builds his music organically, layering his own playing on multiple instruments with powerful songwriting to create a sound and album that we are enthusiastically anticipating the release of. Until the full release of FIT, enjoy Moha’s “A-Side” served up fresh as a TMN Premiere above.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 90: Girl Power + Overheard at Campout

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #90: Girl Power + Overheard at Campout

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With the Dirtybird Campout vibes still strong, Friday’s show was half random new tunes and half tech-house slaps. The front side features a chilled out, moody vibe highlighting new projects from Yumi Zouma, Kelela, Blue Hawaii and Four Tet. The back side is a straight party with me reminiscing about the various phenomenal sets from Dirtybird Campout last weekend.

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[Event Preview] One Love Festival – Lake Perris, CA – 10/20-10/22

It’s tough to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of festivals. With only a limited amount of disposable income, it’s a challenge to pick and choose which ones are worth your time. The heavy hitters are always a good route, whether it be Coachella or Lollapalooza, but those come with a hefty price tag, and an endless sea of people all jockeying to get closer to the stage.

Lately, we’ve been checking out a few festivals that fall into the “Transformational” space. Aside from offering up a solid line up, they have a little more too offer — yoga, bonding ceremonies, healers, live painting, and more.

In a few weeks, we’re going to head out to Lake Ferris, California, which is about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for the One Love Festival. It covers all the bases mentioned above, delivering programming that goes well beyond music. Not to say that we’re not excited for a few of the acts playing — Moby, Mark Farina, and Alex Cruz are a few that we’ve highlighted. But, the thought of a deeper meaning to the festival experience is something we’re excited about, especially after hitting so many that are just about the music over the years.

To switch our usual routine up even further, we’re going to skip the camping, luxury hotel packages, and the AirBnB rentals, instead opting for a completely unique experience. It’s called the Lost Hotel, and it’s unlike anything that we’ve ever heard of.

You set the scene – each cube tent is a blank canvas. At the Lost Hotel we take an expansive notion of the word art. Surprise us. Shock us. Illuminate us. Do it however you please, and the floor, or at least one square cube of it, is yours. We’re specialized at vacation de-programming and, if needed, can help co-create a new story tailored just for you.

If you’re feeling lucky, or if you’d just like to help out with a great cause, our friends at Cadence & Cause have a handful of ways to get into the festival and support Fuck Cancer, a charity that helps with prevention, early detection, and emotional support for those battling breast cancer. From artist experiences with Alex Cruz, to the ultimate festival experience for four people, you have a chance to have the time of your life, all while helping something that affects us all.

While you’re checking that out, feel free to jam on the little playlist we’ve curated below, and get amped for your time out at Lake Ferris.

’Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – Mistreated (Original Mix)’
’Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun (Alex Cruz Official Remix)’
’Alex Cruz – Rubberband (ft. Tania Zygar)(short edit)’
’Rocket Heart Ft Katie Gray’
’Moby – Porcelain’
’Washed Out – All I Know (Moby Remix)’
’The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo – Terra Bella – 01 Shine Bright’
’Karma Fields
’Liquid Love Drops and An
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #2)

Life is all about discovery. Discovering what you like and what you don’t. What you love and what you won’t. Which is what makes the Indie Dojo a life staple. Discover your musical preferences all right here in a simple little playlist. Who knows how you will spread your wings and fly into the wonderful world of indie. Just look at the Indie Dojo as your oyster.

’Sneakers
Come Around Sundown’
’Plastic Picnic
Bite’
’Anthonie Tonnon
Two Free Hands’
’Sophie Lowe
TRUST’
’Yay Blynn
What The Hell’
’Lowland Hum – Friction’
’Marti West
Under the Weight’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #1)


Some days get us good. They knock us down & take every last ounce of energy we own. Unfortunately, we don’t have any magical powers to make everything ok, but we do have a very fine temporary distraction we like to call the Indie Dojo. Find some time to take a listen. It might just be the temporary distraction you need.

’thanks.
Your World’
’Fenne Lily
Three Oh Nine’
’Eustace the Dragon
Miss’
’We Were Strangers – In The Inbetween’
’Malena Zavala
If It Goes’
’Boy Scouts
St. Francis Fountain’
’Sara
Soaked Through’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 89: A Visit from Ninja Clay

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #89: A Visit from Ninja Clay

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Episode #89 was a true Ninja affair featuring selections from The Music Ninja’s editor and co-founder Clayton Warwick. Clay has been on a tear with quality premieres recently which made for a diverse segment including Malena Zavala, Vilde, Martin Luke Brown, Moncrieff and White Room. Also featured on this episode is Still Woozy’s latest dreamy pop ballad, a new single from De Lux and highlights from the latest batch of album releases including Moses Sumney, Injury Reserve, Galcher Lustwerk and Shigeto.

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