[MEGA SUMMER 2014] Vol 3: Alternative Playlist

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Summer is nearing its end, and for many of you that means school has probably already started. Just because you’re stuck in a classroom though, that doesn’t mean the summer spirit is locked away. Here at The Music Ninja, it’s our job to remind you of that tingling sensation that you get when you step outside and the sun’s rays touch your skin for the first time. Given that it’s almost Labor Day weekend, we’d like to provide you with a temporary reprieve from the daily monotony of your life and help take you back to the sweetest days of your summer. What better way to do that then to provide you with the perfect soundtrack for your weekend barbecue?

We’ve already shared two amazing playlists with you this month, starting with our illustrious Indie collection, followed by a dope selection of Hip-Hop and R&B tracks. Featured down below is probably our strangest playlist in the series. Though we call it our “Alternative” list, this collection includes a wide array of songs that didn’t quite fit into any of our other categories. Featuring everything from shimmery synth pop to pulsating future bass, in many regards this one best captures the true essence of summer, as we meld together sounds from all over the map into one lovably chaotic concoction.

We hope this series has helped you appreciate your last remaining days of summer. Prepare yourself for the final entry in our series next week, when we bring you a monstrous EDM playlist that’s guaranteed to blow you away. In the meantime kick back, relax and enjoy the tunes we’ve assembled together for you below.

– TMN Staff

midnight (mdnt)
Adonis (prod. By Nick Leng)
b a y o u
Speedboat
Shura
Touch
Jessie Ware
Tough Love
Owl Eyes
Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)
Taylor McFerrin
Decisions (feat. Emily King)
Kruisemode
Closer feat. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)
Tom Misch
Memory
P∆ZM∆L
Jade
Mr. Carmack
The Next Afternoon (Mawhs Remix)
Howie Lee
Everywhere I Go
Young Magic
Fall In
Heart/Dancer
Waterfalls (Summer Heart Remix)
FYFE
Brooklyn, MI
Devonté Hynes
Palo Alto
Anna of the North
Sway
Bon Iver
Heavenly Father (Outburns REMIX)
Gallant
Manhattan (prod. Felix Snow)
Niva
Change Of Weather
Caribou
Sun (Teen Daze Remix)
jj
dean & me
FISHING
Nineteen / Boy Wunder (feat. Alister Wright)
X3SR
a e r o d y n a m i c
Braeden Bailey
Breathe Easy
ESTA x Michael Salisbury
001
Sango
Me dê Amor
sam gellaitry
reflectionz
Pharrell
Angel (Galimatias Remix)
Owl City
Fireflies (SMLE Remix)
Cyril Hahn
Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan
Betty Who
Lovin Start
Electric Youth
Innocence
Cash+David
Funn (Daktyl Remix)
Nao vs. A. K. Paul
So Good
Lemaitre
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover)
Snakehips
Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)
Lana Del Rey
West Coast (Stint Remix)
Saint Pepsi
Fall Harder
Chromeo
Over Your Shoulder

Dont Wanna Dance (Basic Tape Remix)
Kwamie Liv
comin THRU
London Grammar
If You Wait (Shy FX Remix)
Israel Kamakawiwoole
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine (Kygo Remix)
RAC
Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)
Two Door Cinema Club x WKND
SUN
Bondax
All I See
RL Grime x What So Not
Tell Me (GANZ Flip)
What So Not
High You Are (Branchez Remix)
Dawn Golden
All I Want (tdoyle remix)
Overdo$e.
Lovin You
Cashmere Cat
Rice Rain
Rvdical the Kid & MisterMack
Ethereal
$aturn
Love You
Lido
Money
10A
Listen To Me
Camden Arc
Is It Good To You
JUNGLE.
Busy Earnin
Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix)
Coldplay
Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix)
Tei Shi
Nevermind The End (Saint Pepsi Remix)
tennyson
No Answer
Leon Osborn
It Takes Over You
J M R
One Time
My Panda Shall Fly
Yapeyú
TOKiMONSTA
The World is Ours
Busta Rhymes
Ill Vibe (Tom Misch Remix)
Willow Beats
Merewif
(J LOUIS x HAAN808)
Waves FEATURING Vanessa Elisha
Haan808
Journey To The Middle East/ft Vanessa Elisha {THANK THEM ALBUM/LINK IN DESCRIPTION}
Esta.
Lexo
araabMUZIK
Summer Time
Caribou
Our Love
Lana Del Rey
West Coast (The GRADES Icon mix)
Mapei, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment
Dont Wait (Remix)
Du Tonc
Island
Blood Orange
It Is What It Is
Wunder Wunder
Coastline (Goldroom Remix)
C A T H E D R A L S
Harlem
Naomi Pilgrim
House of Dreams (feat. Mike G)
Wayward
Belize
Summer Heart
U Got All Im Looking 4
BROODS
Mother & Father
Free n Losh
Lost Ft. Cat Lewis
Cash+David
Funn
Ben Khan
Savage
Sky Ferreira
Youre Not the One
Kyla La Grange
The Knife
Years and Years
Take Shelter
astronomyy
Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)
Acoustic Cuts
Show Me Love (Samuel Remix)
Bob Marley
Jammin (Kungs Remix)
Big Gigantic
Love Letters (feat. Sabina Sciubba)
EKKAH
FIGURE IT OUT
Moxie Raia
Buffalo Bill
Electric Youth
Runaway
Paperwhite
Take Me Back
LANY
ILYSB
Magic Man
Out Of Mind
Zella Day
East of Eden
Fickle Friends
S W I M
La Roux
Uptight Downtown
Strangeheart
Twice the Man
Kid Astray
No Easy Way Out
BEGINNERS
Who Knows
Crystal Fighters
Love Alight
Zella Day
East Of Eden (Carousel Remix)
NONONO
Pumpin Blood (Omniment Remix)
Atlas Genius
Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix)
Moon Boots
Dont Ask Why (Feat. Kyiki)
Slow Magic
Girls
Call Me Señor
Eyes On The Prize
Olivver
Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People)
Vanic X machineheart
Circles
Ryn Weaver
Promises
Little Dragon
Paris
White Sea
Future Husbands Past Lives
Paperwhite
Magic
Hopium
Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou
Vaults
Lifespan
Zola Jesus
Dangerous Days (Official Audio)
Ben Khan
Youth
Kid Astray
Taking You With Me
YOUNG GALAXY
B.S.E
Lorde
Team (Mickey Valen Remix)
Little Daylight
My Life
Zella Day
Sweet Ophelia
Years & Years
Real
Cash+David
Pulse

Say Youll Be There
Little Dragon
Klapp Klapp
Claire
My Audacity
BESTiE
Foolish Hearts (Kalibo Remix)
Groundislava
Girl Behind The Glass Ft. Rare Times
ZHU
Cocaine Model.
Musiq Soulchild
Just Friends (Wantigga Flip)
FKJ
Open The Door
Banks
Warm Water (Lobo Remix)
Bondax
All I See (Darius Remix)
Indian Summer
Shiner (feat. Ginger and the Ghost)
Sky Ferreira
You´re Not The One (Cid Rim Remix)
Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q
2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)
Disclosure
Latch (MisterMack Version)
AlunaGeorge
Superstar (Cosmos Midnight x Lido Remix)
Cashmere Cat
Kiss Kiss ($aturn Remix)
Miguel
Sure Thing (ELOQ Remix)
Sia
Chandelier (Night Cruise Remix)
Lxury
Playground
SoySauce
Sushi Park
LAKIM
Thinkin Bout (Doin U)
ESTA
ThatOneSummerTypeBeat
sam gellaitry
powder
Pomo
Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier
Raury
Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)

Walk This Way Lido Remix
Pretty Lights
Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix)
Foster The People
Best Friend (Wave Racer Remix)
VesperTown
Colour Wheel
Katy Perry
Birthday (Le Youth Extended Remix)
Betty Who
Heartbreak Dream
Rudimental
Free ft. Emeli Sandé & Nas
Little Dragon
Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing remix featuring Future)
Sia
Chandelier (Four Tet Remix)
Taku
Knightime
Sampha
SLOW LIGHTS
Lapalux
Gold (ft. Jassy Grez)
Moby
Almost Home (Washed Out Remix)
C A T H E D R A L S
Want My Love
Gorgon City
Here For You (Slander Edit)
Lana Del Rey
West Coast (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Duncan Gerow
Janet Jackson + IAMNOBODI = Someone to Call My Lover
Wantigga
Rock The Boat
Tinashe
Vulnerable (Sango Remix)
Rubee Rayne
Breathe (Prod. El Train)
RVDICAL THE KID
Rain Down On Me
ZHU
Faded (Lido remix)
Bondax
Fires Ft Josh Record
Reva DeVito
Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)
Elizabeth Rose
Sensibility
Jason Burns & Sarah Winters
Lightweight
FLOSSTRADAMUS FEAT. ELKKA
REBOUND
Lorde
Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
SBTRKT
HIGHS & LOWS
Darius
Hot Hands
Darius
Vanyll
Harrison
Akira
Moon Boots
Whatever You Need
CHERUB
Disco Shit
Goldroom
Till Sunrise
The Weeknd
Often (Kygo Remix)
Kygo and Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Radio Edit)
AlunaGeorge
Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Flight Facilities
Crave You (TEEMID & Daniela Andrade Cover)
Phonat
Never (Icarus Remix)
The Weeknd
Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix)
HONNE
Warm On A Cold Night
FUTURE
I WON (ELOQ RMX)
Louis Futon
Sir Rock
Sable
My Luv (Sable Edit)
Mariah Carey
Touch My Body (Angora Remix)
Kid Ink
Show Me (Mickey Valen Remix)
Atlas Genius
Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)
Carousel
Into The Night
Chordashian
Questions Feat. Frances Rose (JackLNDN Remix)
Kiesza
Hideaway (Mitch Murder Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
Wave Racer
Streamers
Viceroy
The Life Feat. Penguin Prison
Chromeo
Jealous (I Aint With It)
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 119)

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Do you know what time it is? It’s time to stop everything you are doing so you can get into party mode. In fact, i’m currently sitting in the library fighting the urge to just throw everything on the ground and start dancing. Despite the possibility of getting escorted off campus, you don’t need to have that daunting thought in your head because it’s Friday and we know that you could really care less about being productive. In the perfect world, we all would be shotgunning beers, floating in pools, and doing everything in our power to NOT do anything work related on a Friday.

So, go be a rebel and cause a scene today because we’ve got a playlist full of riot-worthy anthems that will literally blow your mind. Literally. Make sure to not spew your brains all over the place…that might be a bit yucky to clean up.

Until next week, ninjas. Stay classy, stay sassy, and most importantly, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

Spenda C
WE R UR FRENDZ
AlunaGeorge
Best Be Believing (TYR Remix)
House Of Pain
Jump Around (Jantsen & Dirt Monkey Re

808 Conglomerate × Jerrih Charlson
#FTN / Trap Sounds Exclusive

Ice Cube
Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)
Nicki Minaj
Anaconda (Bassel Remix)
Snails x Antiserum
Wild (Buzz Trillington Bootleg)
Deorro & Dirty Audio
Hit It (BENTZ Festival Swang Bootleg)
Skrillex
Stranger (Thrizzo Hybrid Trap Remix)
Major Lazer
Jet Blue Jet (Phat Deuce & The Reef Remix)
Lemaitre
Wait (Elephante Remix)
Maejor Ali, Kid Ink, & Trey Songz
Me And My Team (Maison Cartel Remix)
Ice Cube
Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)
Victor Niglio
Elvis (Original Mix)
Borgore
Be Ourselves (Instant Party! Remix)
Gorillaz
Feel Good Inc ( TrapZillas Remix )
BnW
GET IT
Airia
Throw Some
Zeds Dead X Hunter Siegel
LOUD (Dubsefs Remix)
InKBoyZ
Pirates
King Shit (NSTY Remix)
Tiesto ft. Kay
Work Hard, Play Hard (Fratellos Deep House Bootleg)
Breach
Jack (Audiobot Bootleg)
Anna Lunoe
All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Cashmere Cat
Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)
The Cardigans
Lovefool (Goshfather & Jinco vs. Dr. Fresch Edition)
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[Pop-House] Blonde – I Loved You

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Blonde
I Loved You

There’s something awe inspiring about stumbling upon acts already armed with a polished and mature sound. So when Bristol duo Blonde dropped their first single on FFRR Records “Foolish” and followed up with the incredible “Higher Ground”, it was fairly safe to say that we’d be on top of their catalog like an major league designated hitter at a PED convention. Okay, that may have been a bit much; but Blonde’s latest offering, “I Loved You” is, much to our delight, another carefully crafted dose of upbeat fizzy house goodness. Fueled by a prominent and soulful vocal from Melisa Steele, “I Loved You” plays as equal parts 90′s house anthem and present day club groover. The duo’s slick utilization of a carefully keyed lead piano harkens back to the earliest days of Chicago house, but is executed with a tad more luster and all of the intellectual melody we’ve become accustomed to. We’ve received word as well that after their incredible 2013-2014, the Bristolian tag-team are back in the studio working on a debut LP, which has us salivating like on of Pavlov’s Terriers. Stream “I Loved You” above and start your weekend correct with three minutes of bubbly house.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/28 – 8/30

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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.

Maor Levi + Oliver Smith - Aug 28
Coldplay
The Escapist (Maor Levis Starlight Mix)

Mt. Eden - August 29
Mt Eden & Reign Ft. Diaz Grimm
Hash Tag It (OUT NOW)

Amine Edge and Dance - August
Amine Edge & DANCE Feat. O.D. Flash, Roach Gigz & Kreayshawn
Pussy Magnet (Original Mix)
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Keys N Krates on their new EP, their influences, and Ligers [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Are We Faded

TMN: Hey Guys! Thank you for taking some time to sit down with us today. First off, let’s talk about the EP, which is due out September 23rd. What can people come to expect from Every Nite?

Matisse: Weird rap beats that are emotional but still warrant a dance party. Pitched up vocals, morphed samples, synths, bangin rap drums.

TMN: Following up on that, is this EP more of a concept piece, or a collection of songs? Do you envision people listening from song one to the finish, or shuffling it up a bit?

Flo: Yes definitely! We set out to make a sort of mini-album that has some interludes and is a good listen all the way through as opposed to just some cool tracks thrown together. The whole thing is meant to capture the vibe of the night. With regards to how ppl listen to it, we know that’s sort of out of our control, but we hope ppl take it in as the entire ep.

TMN: You just released the first single, “Are We Faded,” which is an absolutely monstrous tune, which focuses highly on a beautiful combination of melodic synths, future bass, and expert vocal sampling. Where did the inspiration come from on this particular song?

Tune: We wanted to make something bangin and beautiful sounding at the same time. We also wanted it to sound optimistic and summer-ish, as the rest of the ep is quite a bit darker. We definitely took some influence from guys like Nadus, Cashmere Cat, Lido, Waveracer and Minnesota on this one cause those guys are all so great with pad synths and emotional chords.

TMN: You guys flexed your musical muscle with a diverse blend of styles in this EP. How did that come to be? Did you intentionally set out to cover different styles music, or did it just flow naturally in the production?
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[Chill House] LANY – ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix)

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LANY
ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix)

There’s no doubting that the heartfelt original from LANY delivered some unreal emotions and powerful lyrics for the lovesick individual. But for those craving a little more groove to go along with their feels, Ferdinand Weber has bumped things up in that signature chill style we love so much. He may be without his partner in crime Fabich this time, but even without all its parts, there’s no stopping this German machine from producing quality summer vibes for your listening pleasure. The bright leads and bouncing piano melodies would fool you into believing the vocals were always built for a track like this, and that’s the kind of polish that makes for the perfect official remix.

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TMN Unveils the Mystery Behind Zola Blood [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Zola Blood
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A few weeks back, we knocked on Zola Blood’s virtual door, in hopes of shedding some light on this previously mysterious group. With little information out there, many were inquiring about who was behind this chart-topping hit, “Grace,” which climbed its way up the Hype Machine charts. With droves of music enthusiasts enamored and eager to learn more, we’re overwhelmingly excited to be the ones who get to deliver.

TMN: Hey man/guys/ladies and gentleman. Sorry for the generic intro there, but we’re not really quite sure who we’re talking to! Usually we have some research to base our interviews off of, so forgive us if these questions are a little basic!

ZB: Haha, no worries that’s how we like them.

There’s four of us. Matt (vocals/guitar), Ed (Synth), Sam (drums) and Rob (guitar).

TMN: Let’s kick things off by talking to us about how you got into what the world has come to know as Zola Blood. How did you guys come to be?

Zola Blood was born in October last year, after a few months sharing dodgy iPhone recordings between the four of us. We found a little box studio out in Hackney Wick and have been writing, recording and procrastinating out there ever since.

TMN: Where did the name stem from? Any hidden references we should know about?

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