[Folk] Pepa Knight – Eventually (Tame Impala Cover)

Eventually (Tame Impala Cover)

As we peek around the corner into the weekend’s loving embrace, we’re always on the hunt for those perfect songs to carry us into a grand adventure. Luckily for us, Australian-based indie artist Pepa Knight recently released this glowing folk cover of Tame Impala’s “Eventually.”

Self-labeled as bonfire-n-chill version, “Eventually” is dialed back, leaving behind the crunchy distortion, intense synths, and soaring strings found in the original version. Yet, the calming nature of the lyrics and vocal presentation are carried over into Knight’s version, paying an artful homage to Tame Impala’s work.

With articulate layers of finger picking and playful flute work layered underneath Knight’s enchanting vocals, it’s hard not to picture this playing in your car as you head on a quick weekend road trip, or in the company of friends, hanging around a crackling bonfire, as he so adeptly put it.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2015 Round #1)


Music ruts are the worst. Especially the ones that you can’t seem to escape from. It’s not an exaggeration to say that an extended music lull can cause a bout of insanity. Which is where the Indie Dojo swoops in like the ninjas we are. Throwing you stars of new tunes to keep your musical mind intact, cause a ninja never loses focus.

Unnveig Aas
Cross Record
Steady Waves
Fly Down
Chadwick Stokes
Youre The One That I Want
Sara Angelica
Run (Prod. Pieces of Juno)
Noah Ruble
Falling Apart
Sam Wright NE
Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover Feat. Pharrell Williams)
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2015 Round #2)

There comes a time in the season where the thought of stepping foot outside is terrifying. But unlike Summer FOMO, we have absolutely NO guilt in holing ourselves up when the temperature drops to ungodly degrees. Really though, what is the point of going outside when we have a sweet Indie Dojo to cuddle up to?

Oyster Kids
Kyler Slater
Black Eyes
Lewis Del Mar
Kalle Mattson
Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)
Brain Operator
Solo Hunter.
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[Chill Trap] Charlie Puth & Kehlani – Hotline Bling (DATHAN Flip)

Charlie Puth & Kehlani - Hotling Bling (DATHAN Flip)
Hotline Bling
Charlie Puth x Kehlani (DATHAN Flip)

Check out this bootleg of “Hotline Bling” by the talented DATHAN. The bay area-based producer takes a stab at Charlie Puth and Kehlani‘s cover of the track, and totally elevated it into a fun and upbeat version. It’s always interesting seeing the evolution and different takes on the Drizzy track, as it goes from the original cha cha remix, to Charlie and Kehlani’s emotional cover, and now to this chill trap hotness. With the use of heavy synths and discrete vocal samples, Dathan’s flip is as good as it gets. It’s the perfect dance track to show your friends if they’re looking for some variation of the popular original.

Dathan is definitely coming out with more stuff in the near future, so stay tuned til his next feature.

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The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face (Truancy Cover) ft. Ian Everson [TMN PREMIERE]

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Cant Feel My Face Ft. Ian Everson

It won’t be long before Minneapolitans, St. Paulites, and the rest of Minnesotans find an all too familiar second meaning to the line “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Whether or not this stellar remix from Twin City-based producer/DJ had that in mind when he stepped into the studio will remain unknown. What we do know is this – this remix/cover, which was dialed up by Truancy and vocalist Ian Everson, will certainly heat up the dance floor for the coming months, providing not only Minnesota, but the rest of the country with a vehicle to warm themselves up while cutting some rug.

In a city where bass and big drops reign supreme, this up-and-coming producer is being hailed as somewhat of a hometown hero, serving up those who want to populate the early morning windowless warehouses. One listen through this artful house interpretation should have you feeling the movement he’s currently spearheading, by means of a driving kick, funky bassline, enveloping melodies, and those sultry vocals.

As he’s done in his own scene, Truancy (with the help of Ian Anderson) separates himself from the pack of other producers across the globe who took on this wildly popular song. To top it off, this remix is a prelude to something bigger than himself, which will be coming out next week via the charitable music platform, Cadence & Cause.

We suggest you stay tuned and find out what exactly that will be.

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[NEW] Ed Sheeran – Say It (Tory Lanez Cover)

Tory Lanez
Say It (Ed Sheeran Cover)

Well, this was unexpected. ¬†Apparently Ed Sheeran had the day off today, so he decided to use his free time to record an acoustic cover of Tory Lanez‘s hit single, “Say It”. The British recording artist is no stranger to rap covers, and just as he did previously with Fetty Wap‘s “Trap Queen” earlier this year, Sheeran puts his own¬†spin on the R&B jam, giving it a unique charm all its own. As for Tory, this is a great look for the Toronto crooner and should help the up-and-coming emcee expand his growing fan base even more. Just as we emphasized yesterday, this might be your last chance to hop on the Tory Lanez bandwagon before there’s no more room left. Stream the tune above, and let us know your thoughts on how it compares to the original.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2015 Round #3)


We have a tendency to have zero patience for anything technology. The moment we see the spinning beach ball of death swirling its colors ’round and ’round, we pretty much lose our minds. But what we forget is that one time we didn’t have the luxuries of technology at our fingertips. We had recording songs off the radio on to cassette tapes, dragging songs over into mix cds, and sending letters via snaaaaail mail. Ok, so maybe some of you are too young to go that far back, but still, we have come a long way. We should learn to appreciate the advances we’ve made and embrace the buffering of the Indie Dojo every once in a while. It really doesn’t hurt to slow down time every now and again.

15 Step (Radiohead Cover)

Charlie Sztyk
Dance With You

Gabrielle Papillon
Got You Well


Chocolate Cosmos

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