[TMN Premiere] Fox Stevenson – Manage

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Firepower Records is back ninjas, and this time they’ve sent us the melodic wonders of DnB/Dubstep phenomenon, Fox Stevenson. With his new EP, Throwdown, set to release later this month, Fox Stevenson and his team have been preparing us for the unforseen internet takeover by teasing us with individual song releases. We here at TMN were asked so kindly to premiere his newest track, “Manage”, and without any hestitation we accepted the offer because it’s FOX STEVENSON.

Normally when we receive something from Firepower Records, we tend to over exaggerate the use of post-apocalyptic terminology because the label and their artists tend to make us go completely mental. Today is a bit different because Fox Stevenson’s music does not really fall into the category of “death” and “annihilation” but rather in the category of “heavy-mental-cute-step” – and yes, heavy-mental-cute-step is an actual genre as of right now.

Known for using his own vocals in his productions, Fox Stevenson has done it yet again with his new single, “Manage”. Filled with a heaping load of piercing snares, melodic synths, and insane vocals, “Manage” is the perfect DnB track that will make your heart explode unicorns and rainbows. After listening to this track 60 times through, we experienced the ultimate case of cognitive dissonance – our minds were telling us to process these conflicting sound frequencies but all we were able to do was dance our asses off instead.

Fox Stevenson continues to impress us all with his eclecticism in his productions; whether it be dark and heavy or cute and poppy, he knows how to infuse all aspects of music and make us all feel some type of way. Prepare for the ultimate heavy-mental-cute-step track of the summer and keep your eyes peeled on Fox Stevenson’s upcoming EP, Throwdown, out later this month on Firepower Records.

Pre-Order your copy of Throwdown here –> iTunes

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[DnB] Pola – Sound Killa / Little Do I Know feat. Bryzone

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The fourth digital release from East London’s Soulvent Records comes from Pola, one third of the label’s personnel. His debut release ‘Sound Killa’ blends new and old influences well – mixing warm liquid tones with an old school rolling beat. Out on July 6th, it features a well-known jungle sample alongside surging drum progessions and rave-style piano chords.

On the flip meanwhile comes ‘Little Do I Know’. Features vocals provided by Pola himself,  it also features label mate Bryzone. A stirring and atmospheric track, Pola blends melancholic chords with a gritty live drum sound.

These are two sophisticated pieces of work from producer and DJ Pola, who has gained a nod of approval from the likes of Hospital Records artists Etherwood and Logistics. We look forward to hearing more from this young talent.

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Sound Killa
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Little Do I Know feat. Bryzone
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/26

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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#02 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix – Tisoki [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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#02 Throwing Shapes x Music Ninja Artist Mix
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Oh snap, ninjas. We’re back at it again, bringing you our second installment of our tag-team podcast with Throwing Shapes. This time around, we’re featuring Londoner Tisoki.

This young, up-and-coming baron of bass has dialed up a tasty mix for your listening pleasure, rife with disgusting levels of bass, a few unreleased tunes, and a bevy of top notch tracks from some other well-respected names in the industry.

Press play and get ready for a ride.

TRACKLIST:

Tisoki – Intro x ??
Tisoki – Alien Twerk Dub x Alien Twerk Dub VIP
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Tisoki Remix)
??? – ???
Tisoki ft. Frilla – Sneaky
Boy Kid Cloud – Finally
Destroid – Wasteland (Barely Alive Remix)
Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrill x KTN x Milo & Otis RMX) (Tisoki Flip)
Must Die! – Lazy (Grabbitz Remix)
Tisoki – Restart x Tisoki – Sky Child
?? – ?? (Tisoki Remix)
Tisoki – Flight
Tisoki x Upgrade – Underground
Tisoki – Isolation’

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[Giveaway] South Park Music Festival Ticket Giveaway + Mr. Collipark – No Discrimination (Basscrooks Remix)

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With a few of us Ninjas residing in the great city of Denver, CO and its surrounding areas, we get pretty darn excited when a full blown music festival is brought to the Centennial State. So it’s pretty safe to say you can catch a handful of us at the South Park Music Festival during the July 4 weekend. Put on by Cannabis Network Radio, SPMF features an appropriate top-end of headliners including Slightly Stoopid, Paper Diamond, Steel Pulse, The Grouch & Eligh and more, while also pulling in a more than solid supporting cast from some of our TMN favorites including option4, Blackalicious, Vinnie Maniscalco and the bass leaning duo of Basscrooks. Needless to say, it just wouldn’t be a party without at least a few of our incredible readers in attendance as well, so we wanted to extend an opportunity to come groove with us in the Colorado sun by giving away a pair of free tickets. Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend with amazing live music, camping if you are so inclined, an absurd amount of activities when you need a break including frisbee golf and yoga and oh yeah… we hear you can partake in the combustion of marijuana plants in this state free of legal trouble.

Entering our contest is super simplified. Our only requirements are: You must “like” The Music Ninja, Basscrooks and South Park Music Festival on Facebook, enter your e-mail adress into the widget below and we’ll contact you via e-mail. Our contest runs all the way until June 24th, and there are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation and lodging at the Festival (Camping is free including rental tents and gear if you don’t have your own, and there are many other great options as well including hotels)
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Festival entrance.
- You must promise to have as much damn fun as possible on our behalf

Good luck, ninjas!



 

We wouldn’t be The Music Ninja without giving you some music either would we? Denver wub-slingers Basscrooks, who we’re thrilled to catch live again,  just released their official remix of Mr. Collipark’s “No Discrimination” in anticipation of their South Park Music Festival set, and it’s a grimy, twerk inducing edit just in time for the weekend. Basscrooks are truly an exciting pair to take in during a live setting, and we think their polished brand of bass music will be without a doubt one of the highlights of South Park’s stacked lineup. Grab their rump clapping remix for free here and we’ll see you soon!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/12

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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[Glorious] Netsky ft. Beth Ditto – Running Low ft

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Running Low Feat. Beth Ditto

To this very day, we simply cannot understand why drum and bass hasn’t made it’s way across the Atlantic. Paling in popularity to trap and dubstep, this long time dance genre has been around longer than some of the kids listening to it at festivals. While we can’t understand why more of us Yanks don’t take to it, we’ll keep pushing it until they do.

An easy bridge into the greatness that is drum and bass is none other than the legendary Netsky. This Antwerp-based DJ/Producer has been tossing up diamonds for quite some time now, even thrilling crowds at Coachella with a live instrumental interpretation of his classic tunes.

“Running Low” just dropped six days ago, and it’s already one of our favorites from this Belgium phenom. Featuring the booming soulful vocals from Beth Ditto, this tune has some solid Motown vibes intertwined with charging melodies, fast paced percussions and a electrifying bassline. It’s supercharged from head to toe, creating a drum and bass anthem that anyone can get behind.

This tune will be on Netsky’s upcoming album. Make sure to keep your eye open for it.

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