[Tropical] Kanye West – All Falls Down (Instrum Remix)

Kanye West - All Falls Down (Instrum Remix)
Kanye West
All Falls Down (INSTRUM Remix)

Talk about a throwback. “All Falls Down” has always been the favorite track of many Kanye fans. Listen as Instrum gives the Kanye classic the tropical treatment. The New York-based producer incorporates a trumpet melody into the mix without outshining the original vocals by Syleena Johnson. With tropical synth and a subtle bassline, this track is incredibly catchy and can capture the hearts of many. The acoustic guitar solo towards the end of the tune gives it an organic sound and brings out the authenticity of the track. With every element in its right place, you really can’t say no to this tune.

Instrum is generous enough to offer a free download of the song. Make sure to support as you jam along to this tropical goodness.

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[Funky] Big Data – The Business Of Emotion (Lefti Remix)

Big Data - The Business Of Emotion (Lefti Remix)
Big Data
"The Business Of Emotion (Lefti Remix)"

Following the success of his remix of Avan Lava‘s “Wanna Live”, NYC up and comer Alex Suarez a.k.a Lefti just released this rework of Big Data‘s “The Business of Emotion” to keep the ball rolling. The glitchy bass and bold synth resemble the sound of Justice, giving off a French house vibe. Stripping down the vocals and adding a series of funky bassline, Lefti creates a disco track everyone should dance to.

With only a handful of remixes under his belt, this tune helps the talented producer find his signature sound. Get jammin’ to this track and let us know what you think!

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[House] Justin Jay – Mind Games

FMM: Justin Jay
Mind Games

Many of you were out at Coachella this weekend dancing away the daylight in the desert, and we hope that you stopped by the Do LaB stage to see former TMN Resident ArtistJustin Jay, because this kid is on fire right now. Not only is he the youngest talent on the Dirtybird roster, but he also just released his Momentum EP on Pets Recordings that really showed off his versatility. Still riding the wave of success after the EP’s release, Justin Jay feels its time to give back to his fans and has premiered a new free single via Annie Mac called, “Mind Games.”

Honestly, if you don’t start bouncing in your seat after hearing the guitar lick in “Mind Games,” you might need to turn up your speakers because it is almost too funky to be real. In tandem with a signature Justin Jay wobbling bassline and tantalizing vocal chops, “Mind Games” is sure to be a summertime staple. With graduation only a month away and tour dates across the globe in his back pocket, Justin Jay is ready to party and celebrate. We know it’s Monday so grab this free download and let it aid your procrastination and daydreaming.

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[Event Preview/Denver Giveaway] Bag Raiders w/ Action 52 & Rose Quartz- 4/10 – The Bluebird Theater

Miracle (Bag Raiders Remix) + Denver ticket giveaway!

Australia’s Bag Raiders have brilliantly maintained a coveted spot between the staunchest of electronic and dance aficionados, and full-fledged mainstream success in a way so few acts have the ability, yet countless artists aspire to. The duo behind indie-dance gems like “Shooting Stars”, and “Nairobi” are bringing their skills behind the DJ booth for a special DJ Set this Friday at Denver’s Bluebird Theater, and we’ve teamed up with our friends at AEG & Global Dance Music to give away a pair of tickets for one lucky winner. Rounding out the bill are a pair of TMN darlings out of the burgeoning indie scene of Denver, CO: Action 52 & Rose Quartz.

Fresh off of a superbly composed and wonderfully executed EP: Axis of Love, Rose Quartz has been sharing their sound all over the contiguous U.S. lately, behind a nationwide tour with Generationals and Ishi; and never come close to disappointing anyone in attendance for one of their hometown shows. Finally, kicking things off will be the underground tipping, fun loving house music of Action 52, who last landed on these hallowed pages with their take on Ludacris’ “How Low”. Needless to say, we’re getting positively jazzed up for this one, and as always, it just wouldn’t be half as fun without a couple of our Ninja friends in attendance as well. Entering this one is a cinch. Just “like” The Music Ninja Facebook page here, and comment with your favorite Bag Raiders tune below in the comments section for guaranteed entry. We’re announcing our winner on the day of the show, so stay tuned for the reveal!

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is all ages, so tell all your friends to increase your odds of winning!
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Bluebird Theater box office.
– You must find a TMN representative and let them buy you a shot (or Red Bull for our non legal friends)
Good luck Ninjas!

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[Event Preview] The Underground Music Showcase – 7/23-7/26 – Denver, CO


After the raucous and discovery laden journey that was last year’s Underground Music Showcase in Denver, CO; we are once again gearing up for another edition of our favorite music festival in Denver. One of the few remaining music gatherings in our the fair city of Denver to eschew the typical smattering of major label festival fare, The UMS has dropped the first glimpse into a lineup boasting over 1,500+ acts strewn across various shops and bars dotting Denver’s South Broadway district, and we’ve already got stars in our widening Ninja eyes as a result. Buoyed by the gleaming synth-pop of Portland, OR’s STRFKR and the psych induced dream-rock of Brooklyn trio DIIV, as well as TMN Favorites Rose Quartz, Wild High and The Epilogues, this year’s UMS looks to be as top heavy as ever without skimping on any of the underground qualities which brought it to prominence in the first place. Grab your tickets here, and quite honestly, for our friends in Denver, $50.00 for a four-day paradisaical dip into some of the best atmosphere and music (of an absurd number of genres as well, mind you) the Mile High City has to offer is what we like to call in the industry… “a steal”.

Check out our 2014 coverage of The UMS here, stream our mini-playlist featuring a tune from each aforementioned act to stoke your UMS fire, and read the full lineup of announced artists thus far for the 2015 installment of The Underground Music Showcase below.

UMS 2015 first lineup announcement:

STRFKR, Diiv,  Milo Greene, Brick + Mortar, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Moon Hooch, Until The Ribbon Breaks, Accordion Crimes, Beginners, Bud Bronson and the Good Timers, Colfax Speed Queen, Dragondeer, The Epilogues, Eros & the Eschaton, Gabriel, Garzón-Montano, In the Whale, The Knew, Land Lines, The Lonely Wild, Ned Garthe Explosion, Plum, Rose Quartz, Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts, Shady Elders, South of France, SPELLS, Wild High, Wiredogs, The Yawpers.

Golden Light
Leaving Now
Hunting Season



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COURTS – Part Of (Space Maverick Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Part Of (Space Maverick Remix)

Some combinations of genres were simply separated at birth. Indie and disco have, time and time again, created some phenomenal pairings, and Space Maverick‘s rendition of COURTS‘ “Part Of” continues this trend proudly. With funky basslines, bright synths and grooves galore, this remix is kicking off your pool party whether you like it or not. Don’t be afraid to bust out the umbrella drinks, because it’s basically a guarantee that you’ll be soaking up the sun with this fun tune. Meet your funk quota for the day and enjoy your Monday with the help of Space Maverick!

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Ultra Music Festival 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITORS’ PICKS]


We’re less than a day away from Ultra Music Festival kicking into full swing, we thought it’d be the perfect time to throw a wrench in your perfectly laid out plans. As we do every year, our team of ninjas have hand-selected a few of their must-see acts, giving you an even bigger scheduling nightmare than you already had before.

With that in mind, we strongly suggest catching even a small portion of sets from these artists below, as they’ve come to be some of the most impressive we’ve caught over the past few years.

Matthew Bloss


Friday, Resistance Stage, Presented by Link Miami Rebels, 9:00 PM

After nabbing Resident Advisor’s #1 DJ of 2014, Steffen Berkhahn has seen his ‘Dixon‘ project near the top of every house & techno head’s ‘Must-See’ list. Though his signature style has undeniably morphed over the years, he’s stayed remarkably independent and adventurous, and he’s fiercely loyal to his label’s sound no matter how large the stage. For those in need of a massive set not aimed at the ‘EDM’ crowds, ABSOLUTELY do not miss Dixon’s slot.

in our wilderness



Sunday, Ultra Worldwide, 5:00 PM

The king of tempered down, breeze-along diso melodies, Goldroom hasn’t forgotten the platform which put him on the tip of so many tongues: the DJ booth. Josh Legg’s DJ sets still function as a vital part of the Goldroom experience even after expanding to a live four-piece. Everyone needs a chilled out hour or two during UMF’s absurd three days. Make it with Goldroom.

Till Sunrise



Friday, Live Stage, 11:00 PM

Potentially the Norwegian duo’s last ever run on the festival circuit after announcing an end to albums for their timeless dance-pop project, culminating with an incredible 2014 two-hour opus, fittingly titled The Inevitable End. Just the premise of not having them around in the near future is enough to make us label this as one of our ‘Must-See’ performances of the weekend.

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