College feat. Nola Wren
Save the Day
If there’s one phrase to NOT describe your trusty Music Ninjas with, we would have to pick stingy. Which is why it just wouldn’t be a normal week at TMN without some sort of free swag for our astute readers to try their hands. Avant-Pop players College, who most notably added their Electric Youth collaboration “A Real Hero” to the Ryan Gosling lead Drive soundtrack, and most recently released the Nola Wren featuring “Save The Day” (which you can stream above) bring their live show to Denver’s Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 6. We’re buzzing about this one heading into the weekend, and it just wouldn’t be the same without having a couple more of our friends there as well. Entering is simple, just “like” The Music Ninja Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and enter your e-mail address in our widget below.
There are a few rules, of course:
- The event is all ages (16+) so tell your friends!
- You are responsible for your own transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Lost Lake door.
-You must find a TMN representative and let them buy you a shot (or soda for our under-agers)
For the rest of our friends in North America, check out the rest of College’s current tour dates below.
12-4-14: MINNEAPOLIS (US) – Entry
12-6-14: DENVER (US) – Larimer Lounge
12-7-14: SALT LAKE CITY (US) – Kilby
12-9-14: SEATTLE (US) – Neumos
12-10-14: PORTLAND (US) – Dougfir
12-12-14: SAN FRANCISCO (US) – Rickshaw
12-13-14: LOS ANGELES (US) – Roxy
12-14-14: SAN DIEGO (US) – Casbah
Empire Of The Sun
Wandering Star (Dumb and Dumber To Official Soundtrack)
Well, this was a little unexpected. Who could have foreseen Empire Of The Sun creating original material for the Dumb and Dumber To soundtrack? Though this track has been out for nearly a month, it somehow slipped past our radars until the band uploaded it to their SoundCloud page last night (forgive us for not paying much attention to that film’s music lineup). Like many of their memorable releases, “Wandering Star” makes for an unforgettable ride, full of magical synths and rhythmic kickdrums that’ll instantly get your toes tapping. It’s as addicting a listen as we’ve heard in awhile, and is bound to be a staple in our playlists well into 2015.
Life and Death Records will be showcasing their biggest and brightest this Thursday for another coup d’état of Miami Art Basel. Last year this label had the masses clamoring for tickets at the door of the now defunct Vagabond. If you are in, or anywhere close to Miami…you CANNOT miss this show. Mind Against, Thugfucker, Vaal, hell even the label’s founder DJ Tennis (Manfredi Romano), will be there.
Accompanying the aforementioned madmen of deep house will be the likes of Innervisions’ Dixon. World renowned, yet seldom recorded, these performers will be an experience unlike any other, and one that few in the United States have the privilege of witnessing. The party is going down at Grand Central downtown; be there or be square.
Purchase tickets here.
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Full 60 Minutes!
Just the other day, I was randomly listening to some songs from Shrines and found myself thinking it had been way too long since I’d heard anything new from Purity Ring. Well, just as luck would have it, it seems my wishes were finally granted as the band have just released their first original single since 2012. Despite the long hiatus, the group haven’t lost a step at all, and it’s pretty evident they’ve been hard at work over the last two years. ”Push Pull” is just as wonderful as you’d imagine: delicate, yet explosive with a touch of anguish found in Megan James‘ vocals. We’re pretty thrilled with the results, and can barely contain our excitement for the duo’s upcoming sophomore effort. Stream the tune below.
Inside Out (Tycho Remix)
Ninja regulars will already know this, but we’re huge fans of Tycho, who really caught their stride this year with the release of Awake. Today, we get an extra special remix from Scott Hansen & co. as they take on “Inside Out” by Spoon, who have had quite the comeback year themselves. Tycho utilize their signature instrumentation to create an incredible groove matching the original’s bounce and complimenting the vocals of Spoon frontman Britt Daniel to perfection. After the first couple minutes, though, the track goes near full instrumental allowing the abstract, subtle melodies to take front and center. We’re not used to hearing vocals on Tycho tracks, but are definitely not mad at how this one turned out. Hit play and get lost in this gorgeous tune above. Also, be sure to check out our interview with Tycho here.
Far East Movement & Sidney Samson- Bang It To The Curb (Dotcom Remix)
We know it’s not Friday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn things up on this lively hump day, eh? What better way to get your blood going than with this killer remix of Far East Movement’s & Sidney Samson’s, “Bang it to the Curb” from Dotcom? Filled with subs galore, epic trap snares, and way too much heat, Dotcom takes this Far East Movement & Sidney Samson track and turns it the ultimate go-to banger for any and all settings – yes, grandma’s house counts. We don’t know about you but we definitely feel like partying after hearing this. Grab your free download and turn up, ninjas,
If you ever feel like chillaxing, grab your headphones and treat yourself to this wonderful tune. Atlas Bound, an Australian DJ/band crossover duo, just released this gem titled “Talk”. First thing that catches your attention is the Chet Faker-like vocals. The lazy yet soulful voice is mixed with a beat that is minimalist and downtempo. The faded piano keys in the background further accentuate the dreamy and jazzy approach of the song. The duo manages to create a sound so hypnotizing it’s almost therapeutic.
With the addition of Atlas Bound, Next Wave Records is set to take over the electronic music scene, showing such diversity and talent in its caliber. Definitely stay tuned for more dope music coming your way!