[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaDon’t get us wrong, we LOVE Thanksgiving, but maybe we should stop trying to fit all our gratefulness into one day and spread it out over 365 days x how ever many years we decide to inhabit this planet. It shouldn’t be that hard to find one thing we are thankful for in every new day, right? There’s got to be a kabillion things, big or small, we can list off that we might not even thing of. So starting today and everyday, appreciate something that makes you smile.  Today, we are grateful for unsigned musically inclined individuals, because without you, the Indie Dojo wouldn’t exist. And that….that would be a sad Tuesday.

Mother
Easy
Sisters
Buzzard
Twin Forks
Cross My Mind
Day Wave
Nothing At All
Lade
Asleep
Waterstrider
Twice (Little Dragon Cover)
Mt. Wolf
Red
Osca
Trumpet
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[Deep-Disco] Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (The Golden Pony “Golden Classics” Remix)

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Psycho Killer (The Golden Pony "Golden Classics" Remix)

It’s been a bit since our favorite deep-disco duo, Brooklyn’s The Golden Pony, released an entry into their “Golden Classics” remix series; but the afro wielding pair just turned out an absurdly appropriate Halloween remix with a heavy disco retooling of Talking Heads’ classic “Psycho Killer”. The Golden Pony’s been making themselves familiar with the rest of the world through groove heavy remixes and disco fueled originals over the past few years, and any artists that are willing to take David Byrne and co. into the dance hall more than has our full Ninja support.. Their latest remix comes armed with a club-heavy bassline, an almost tropical, hollow sounding synth progression and dare we say the slightest hint of wobble tucked away under every second bar. We’ll be jamming this one out all day in anticipation of tonight’s spine-chilling dance parties, so why don’t you get into the Halloween spirit with us this afternoon? As always, The Golden Pony are giving their hard work in the studio away for free in exchange for a simple Facebook like here. Grab yourself a copy and Happy Haunting.

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TeamMate – Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Buffalo Stance (Neneh Cherry Cover)

Back in July, we introduced you to a rather peculiar breakup story, one that takes an unexpected turn in comparison to most. While most of us would cringe at the thought of being in the same room as our exes, TeamMate is not only in the same room, they’re churning out amazing music from said room.

A lot of you probably aren’t old enough to remember the smash hit “Buffalo Stance” from Swedish rapper Neneh Cherry, which is why Dani Buncher and Scott Simons are hoping to educate you a little bit by bringing it back to the forefront. While the late 80′s hip hop flair is gone, there’s still a strong connection to the original. Buncher adds in her near-spoken world style interpretation, in addition to her normal contributions as drummer. Simons’ does his part in modernizing this tune by adding in a strong synth section, fully representing their usual indie pop sound.

In a world of endless releases, and subsequent remixes of those releases, we’re always elated when an artist decides to pay tribute to older and often forgotten tunes. It’s a respectful nod to those people who’ve influenced some of our favorites today, and it’s an important part of remembering our musical history.

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[Chill] Disclosure – Boiling (Deuxième Remix)

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Boiling (Deuxième Remix)

Sinead Harnett, whether you knew it or not, has lent her voice to some of the best electronic records in recent years. Her collaboration with Disclosure on one of Settle’s relatively ignored B-sides “Boiling” is widely treasured across the blogosphere as one of the album’s standout tracks. Her voice just melts into the UK duo’s production effortlessly and the marriage seems like it was built in heaven, until now. Enter Deuxième, a new player in the game from the suburban follies of Connecticut. With Rick Mitarotonda on guitar and Doug Bogan on keyboards/production, the two classically trained musicians give us a redone track that’s groovy, uplifting, melodic, and jazzy. Be on the look out for much more from these cool cats in the near future!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2014 Round #3)

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Fall is here. Time to snuggle up, cuddle up, nuzzle up, bundle up. Whatever it is that suits your fancy. Just don’t forget to bring the Indie Dojo all up in those warm covers with you. We really like to cuddle to the sweet sounds of indie too.

Firewood Island
Whats Underneath
Kevin Morby
Parade
Ed Prosek
Hold On Tight
The Night VI
Drops (Naked Noise Live Rework)
Vita Bergen
Curtains
Leo Stannard
Please Dont
Lapsley
Falling Short
Rheya
Alone on the rope
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2014 Round #2)

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Making a playlist can be a tough job. You have to find the right songs, place them in the right order, and make sure they have the right flow. Some come out a little more artistic than others, but you find yourself making one every mood/event in your world. Now, if you tend to use the right side of your brain more than your left, don’t you fret. The Indie Dojo is more than happy to paint the pictures for you. Feel free to hang them on your fridge.

Thief
You Look So Good To Me
Magic Bronson
Shivers
The Mispers
Shoulder
Diamond Thug
Walk My Way
Western Scene
See What You Want to
Magic Giant
Glass Heart
Freddie Dickson
News
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[Cover] ZHU – Gun. (CHVRCHES Cover)

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Gun. (CHVRCHES Cover)

After surviving one of the most absurd weekends in the history of weekend shenanigans, it’s safe to say that we might need to give our livers a break for once and turn down for relaxation. As we begin to to wind down for the night and regain our consciousness, we decided it was absolutely necessary to sooth our souls with the latest from the elusive Australian tastemaker, ZHU. Since his phenomenal debut of “Faded”, ZHU has emerged as one of today’s most forward thinking producers who has quickly captured the attention from nearly ever ear around the world. Now that some time has passed, the anonymous artist is back again and this time with a refreshing new cover of CHVRCHES electro-pop anthem, “Gun”.

ZHU adds a heavenly dose of ethereal vibes to this melodic masterpiece, to which they collectively enhance the overall resonance of this cover. Filled with atmospheric elements and soul-cleansing melodies, ZHU takes “Gun” to a place where we can all seemingly float in the clouds. Relax and unwind on your Sunday night with a tune that might be the biggest thing to happen on just another ordinary day.

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