[Ticket Giveaway] SNOWDOWN SIA – Saturday, Jan 31st – Denver, CO


What would be winter without some good parties with some amazing artists? For their 5th year, SNOWDOWN is bringing through some major talent with Yelawolf and Keys N Krates plus many more. Hosted by Grenade founder and Olympic and X- Games medalist, veteran pro snowboarder, Danny Kass, this is sure to be a night of great music and TMN wants to send you and a friend to the event this Saturday, Jan. 31st. Just follow instructions below and a winner +1 friend will be selected this Friday:

*Must be 18+ to enter. We will notify the winner on Friday at 10AM MST on their comment below.

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” Snowdown on facebook:

3) Comment with which artist you’d be most excited to see.

Keys N Krates
Catfish Billy
Two Fresh
Tallgeese Gundam Edit
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Vienna Ditto – Hammer And A Nail [TMN PREMIERE]

Vienna Ditto
Hammer And A Nail

After one listen through Vienna Ditto’s “Hammer And A Nail,” we were ready to wrap up any music blogging we had left and switch gears into creative writing for the next few hours. In between the haunting vocals, the steady bassline, and rich, atmospheric layering, we couldn’t help but get lost in our own minds, slowly beginning to craft a story to fit this encapsulating tune.

Hailing from London, this outfit isn’t the easiest to describe. They definitely have strong electronic elements influencing them, but they also infuse traditional instrumentation and stylings, providing the listener with electronic pop, classic Americana and Rockabilly undertones. At times, they do take on a bit of a Parov Stellar sound, whom are well known for their impressively crafted electro swing sounds.

“Hammer And A Nail” comes out officially on February 23rd, but you’re getting an advanced peek here on TMN. It boasts a multitude of influences, as mentioned before, culminating in a swirling, intoxicating listening experience. Including playful country strums on an acoustic guitar, a glowing organ arrangement, accentuating brass, and a big, buzzing beat, you’ll have more than enough to let your mind wander. Just don’t let it wander too far. It is Monday, after all.

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The Chill Dojo #118

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Album-mode had left releases from Madeon few and far between in 2014, but with the eargerly awaited Adventure now officially dated for the end of March, we’re sure to have plenty of material in store from the prodigious youngster. This week already saw some jaw-dropping remixes surface in the blogosphere, and boy were we stoked when we saw Gramatik’s name etched across one of them. The legendary beatmaker has pulled out all the stops in bringing the funk to ‘You’re On’, bolstered by jazzy riffs and breathtaking drum breakdowns which amplify the power of the anthemic vocals. It’s the perfect mix of 70′s dancefloor groove with the ability to set festival crowds alight, all while maintaining a steady chill vibe throughout. It wasn’t the end to the star-studded remix lineup though, with Oliver also throwing their funky influence behind this same song. In effortless fashion, they hold complete control over the progression of this song and movements of the listener alike, leaving it completely impossible to deny the unrestrained dancing your body will crave with this in your ears. And when you thought things couldn’t get any more mesmerizing, the saxophone solo comes in just to leave this remix mastery complete.

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of ‘Four Five Seconds’, Lido has further proven his musical dominance with a mind-blowing version that leaves the original irrelevant in comparison. If the sheer agility of this release wasn’t enough, the use of live brass and guitar is just insanely good, combining for a flawless interpretation that wouldn’t be out of place at any uplifting Sunday Service. Something this addictive has to be a sin right? Capitalizing on this state of euphoria, this next tune from Denver-based Said The Sky will keep things elevated and the feelings right. Channeling some serious Porter vibes, ‘Run Away’ is wrapped in floating melodies that burst into colorful moments of bass-filled happiness. It’s ecstasy from start to finish, steeped in emotional vocals that reflect a palpable dream-like state. While we’re talking all things heavenly, Australia’s Omniment has kicked off his 2015 with another magical addition to his growing repertoire. Where stwo’s original allows plenty of time to build, this blissful take on ‘Eden’ enjoys exploration through serene melodies and gorgeous chords that do well to represent the paradise the title embodies.

Despite the words written above, you’ll find that this week’s playlist has all intentions of leaving you speechless. We much prefer to let the music do the talking anyway. Peace out.

Youre On ft. Kyan (Gramatik Remix)
Youre On ft. Kyan (Oliver Remix)
FourFiveSeconds (Lidos Sunday Service)
Said The Sky
Run Away (Ft. Car)
Eden (Omniment Remix)
Dreamers (Kicks N Licks Remix)
Tobu & Jordan Kelvin James
Summer Breeze
Earth, Wind & Fire
September (wolfskind & Mokoa Remix)
London Grammar
Hey Now (Good Life Remix)
Lenny Kravitz x KANT
Believe In Me (AA Outside Bootleg)
Falcon Punch
Bloom (Lane 8 Remix)
Solomon Grey
Miradors (The Him Remix)
Oliver Heldens ft. KStewart
Last All Night (Koala) (Keljet Remix)
Place X
Adam Snow
Amelia’s Theme
Never Too Far
Mark Johns
In Paris (Prod. Sable)
duncan gerow
Aaliyah + Tim & Bob = Rock The Boat
Take Me To Church (TEEMID & Jasmine Thompson Edition)
Far Away (OPIATES Rashiid Remix)
Alicia Keys
Feelin U, Feelin Me (Fade & Break Remix)
Falling Up ft. Xavier
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A$AP ROCKY – Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye (1DAFUL Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye (1DAFUL 'G-house' Remix)

Are many of you still hungover from last nights shenanigans? We’re going to assume that’s a big, fat yes. So grab yourself another beer and listen closely because we have something that will instantly make you want to grab last nights club attire and hit the dance floor. Montreal producers, 1DAFUL, have been putting their name out on everyone’s radars and have been a long time favorite of our weekly Friday Party Playlists. Today we are absolutely stoked to premiere their latest remix of A$AP Rocky’s, “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye”, and let us tell you…it’s dirty. Taking on a new approach to things, 1DAFUL decided to give this classic song a G-House spin that’ll make you want to take a shower after listening to it. We guarantee you’ll want to keep the party going today, ninjas, so press play and let these grimy basslines and funky chords take your Sunday from being a couch potato to being a dancing machine.

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[Dance] The Prodigy – Nasty (Zinc Remix)

The Prodigy - Nasty (Zinc Remix)
The Prodigy
Nasty (Zinc Remix)

Feeling nasty? This big beat banger by The Prodigy is remixed by fellow British producer/DJ Zinc, and it’s as nasty as it gets. The heavy-hitting original is stripped down and dressed up with another drum and bass outfit, providing a more refined sound. Strings that outline the original bassline are incorporated into the tune, as well as a series of deep bass synths. The result is an epic UK bass goodness that keeps you on your feet, headbang like crazy, or better yet, dance ’til your body can’t move anymore.

Big ups to the veteran DJ Zinc for bringing back the sound that everyone loves, and holding it down for the British dance scene. We cannot wait to see what magic he pulls in the future.

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[Electronic] Koloto – Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

Glitch music has such a wide scope of possibilities. Set In Sand schools us in this train of thought with his newest remix of an older Koloto tune, Fox Tales. The original thrives on its own glitch elements as well, but Set In Sand has emphasized the unpredictable shift of this facet of music, ascending to a level almost on par with the Glitch Mob and their respective side projects. While Glitch Mob has had massive success with a higher energy, Set In Sand showcases his strength with a calmer approach.

This remix is chilling, inspiring, erratic yet pleasing, and an enjoyable overall listen. It twists and turns constantly, but manages to create an air of comfort with each shift of its rhythm as well. While it was released during the later part of last year, Bad Panda Records just recently added this remix to their SoundCloud. It was a pleasant reminder, and certainly merits a revisit.

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[Chill] Lilt – Don’t Tell Me

Lilt (AUS)
Don't Tell Me

Whatever is in the water down in Australia, I want some of it, because more and more talent continues to bud from there. Lilt is the dual effort of songstress Louise Penman and Matt McLean, and they decided to break almost a year of silence on their SoundCloud with the ethereal Don’t Tell Me. They’ve cooked up a melting pot of BANKS, Little Dragon, and even a little Nine Inch Nails influence into their sound, which has carried over and developed nicely since their Swim EP. The confidence in the lyrics resonates throughout every element of the production as well, and these two know exactly how to complement their respective strengths. If you are a fan of Purity Ring, Lilt is will be right up your alley. They’ve graced us with a free download of Don’t Tell Me, so be sure to grab your copy and enjoy the vibes above.

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