[Electronic] Greatness of Saturn – 777

Greatness of Saturn
777

Some people shy away from anything that has to do with 666, but as for “777” you have nothing to worry about. In fact, quite the opposite as Greatness of Saturn‘s debut single is something you’ll rather enjoy

Despite Greatness of Saturn being a new name, STINT is someone us ninjas have been keen on for some time and he takes co-production credits on this one. The raspy, retro-inspired original is an interesting take on dance music, showing off Greatness of Saturn’s unique low-fi sound. Stay tuned for more as “777” is the first single from an upcoming self-titled EP!

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The Music Ninja Presents: Mega Summer Playlist 2018

With the dog days of summer upon us, we think it’s important as ever to reflect on the past few months. For us, naturally, that reflection takes the form of our Mega Summer Playlist. These used to be a yearly tradition of ours that unfortunately fell by the wayside, but it is one that we sorely missed. We have been trying to keep the tradition alive with a much smaller taste for fans of our weekly radio show, but we’re finally ready to serve the full meal again…with a little added seasoning. Previously, we would separate the playlists by genre, but to spice things up this time we’re providing everything in one convenient package. With 385 songs and a run-time of nearly 24 hours(!), you’re certain to find at least something you like in here.

What this all means is that we’re big fans of summer at The Music Ninja and we hope you are too. There’s certainly a warmth to the season that results in some great music, but what you may not realize is how many different forms that can take. Our playlist is designed to follow the motions of going through a summer day–from the moment you open your eyes to the instant your head rests back on your pillow–and the wide spectrum of moods and emotions that accompany that journey. We hope you enjoy the ride and discover something new along the way! Listen to the preview below and make sure to follow the playlist on either Spotify or Apple Music to get the full experience.

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[Electronic] Medasin – Irene Album

The Dallas producer Medasin has made quite many impressive moves over the years with his releases. Not only has he soared up through the industry ranks with his quality originals, but he’s been tasked to remix such artists as Khalid, Portugal. The Man, DJ Khaled, Martin Garrix and more. It’s been a long time coming, but Medasin has finally released his debut LP, Irene.

Within nine tracks Medasin explores different musical landscapes while weaving each composition together under one overarching concept. His chilled out hits are memorable and unique, catchy in their own rights without need of poppy principles. Medasin not only has released this debut LP, but will be on tour this Fall to promote the project. Get a copy of Irene today and check out Medasin’s Facebook for tour information.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 120: Pre-OSL & Discoveries

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This week’s episode features a collection of alt-pop, hip-hop and new house music with a sprinkle of some of the Outside Lands acts I was most excited for. Highlights include Moses Sumney‘s enveloping track which opened the show, HONEYMOAN‘s breezy single, Choker‘s emotive brand of experimental pop, Phony Ppl’s groovy return, Matthew Dear‘s beautiful, progressive anthem and a space disco masterpiece from Lindstrøm.

 

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[Alternative] Golden Parazyth – Forbidden Fruit

Golden Parazyth
Forbidden Fruit

There’s an undeniable swagger that drips from each note in “Forbidden Fruit.” The enticing rythym, the vocal hums, and the subdued percussion all create the perfect backdrop to introduce you to unforgettable vocals. It’s quite the listening experience, and one I’m slightly ashamed I hadn’t been hadn’t come across earlier.

Hailing from Lithuania, Golden Parazyth has churned up quite a bit of success opening for acts like Underworld, Lana Del Ray, Hurts, Nicolas Jaar, SOHN, We Have Band and GusGus. With vocals like these, and a true knack for composition, it absolutely makes sense that those aforementioned acts would happily showcase this intriguing duo. And, as they did in the past, we’ll falling in-suit with a little showcase of our own.

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[Electronic] Midoca – Heaven

Midoca
Heaven

When we think of Midoca, generally we don’t think about Heaven. That’s no offense to him, because his music and visuals could be described as heavenly, but with a dark distorted twist to it. However, the LA creator makes his return to Lowly Palace with “Heaven.”

As far as Midoca tracks go, “Heaven” is one of the more, if not the most, upbeat of his records. He takes a slightly different tone, but instead of copping out on an all out happy go lucky record, he delivers his own unique sound with a hint of uplifting tonality. It keeps with his signature while also being a cool change of pace. It may not be the Heaven you’re used to, but you’ll want it in your digital library all the same.

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[Electro] 1 7 8 8 – L & totto – F U L L / B U R S T

1 7 8 8
L & totto

There’s a few artists that have exploded onto the scene in 2018 and one of those is 1788-L. The producer has made immense strides in the last several months with some incredible tracks including a collaboration with the one and only Rezz. Now 1788-L is back with another collaboration, this time with totto on Deadbeats.

Their work together on “F U L L / B U R S T” is beyond great. The electro single is innovate and not lacking in any way. Many producers are trying to take on this style, but few come close to doing it at the level that 1788-L and totto have done here. We may have a handful of months left in the year, but we’re going out on a limb and saying this is one of the best tracks of the year. Get your copy today.

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