[Denver Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] Black Marble @ Lost Lake – 5/27

Chris Stewart’s darkly tinged avant-pop, lofi bedroom recording project turned Ghostly International staple, Black Marble, has always managed to stir within a slew of our writers some of the most emotive connections to music we’ve formed in years. Last October, Stewart put out a second long-player under the Black Marble moniker, It’s Immaterial (check out our coverage & video for “Woods” here), which followed highly acclaimed debut full-length A Different Arrangement; while now, Black Marble find themselves finally embarking on It’s Immaterial‘s accompanying North American tour. With an expansive run of dates which extend through July, there will be plenty of chances to catch Black Marble in the coming months.

This Saturday, May 27th, The Music Ninja is delighted and excited to present Black Marble at one of Denver’s most intimate indie venues, Lost Lake Lounge, along with Draa and Voight for what will be top-to-bottom an excellently curated night of music. As always, we want to pack the venue with some fellow Music Ninjas, which is why we will be giving away a pair of tickets in utter anticipation. As always, entering our contest is as simple as ever.

How to Enter

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

2) Comment below this post (click on the post header if you are still on the homepage) and tag who you’d bring to the show and BOOM, you have been entered!

There are a few rules, of course:
– Must be 18+
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to guarantee entry at the Lost Lake door.
– 1 Winner will be announced May 27th, the day of the show.

Enjoy our mini-playlist in anticipation of the show, and we will see you on the 27th Denver! Start commenting below!

’Black Marble – Frisk’
’Black Marble – Iron Lung’
’Black Marble – Woods’
’Black Marble – A Great Design’
’Black Marble – Pretender’
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Sean Turk keeps the heat coming with a remix for Two Friends. The duo’s collaboration with Cosmos & Creature got a sweet makeover from Sean himself, who shows us a new side to his sound with this single.

Released as a free download through Spinnin Records, Sean’s version of “Out Of Love” is a genre-defying hit. It doesn’t exactly fit neatly into one box, unless that box’s label has two thumbs up on it. Sean’s usual bedroom bass sound, a take on future, has seduced us, but he’s been giving us some variation lately that just goes to show where he can take things if he so chooses. Sean Turk remains one of the brightest new talents and this remix is just one of the many reasons proving that.

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[Electronic] Statik Link – Carpe Momentum LP

Statik Link teased his album with a music video for the single “We Came To Party” that we previously covered. You knew Carpe Momentum was coming, but now it is here in full.

As the case a lot of the time with future funk projects, the length of collaborators is lengthy. A lot of love and heart goes into these projects, as well as live instruments and vocal performances. So is the case for Carpe Momentum which is packed with nine songs total. Statik keeps it funky throughout, but broadens his range hitting genres like house, twerk and beyond. It’s a thorough project, with plenty of hits that can’t be missed. If you want to support the project, you can do so via iTunes.

’Carpe Momentum’
’This Is Me, Now. Feat Dominique’
’Actin’ Rude Feat Mane Course, Chuck Bedlam’
’Soul Sisters Feat Savanah Jaine’
’It’s A Sure Funkin’ Thang’
’Stay Awhile Feat Loup Rouge’
’We Came To Party’
’Desirable Feat Lapse, Chuck Bedlam’
’Wait For You Feat 3pm, MopTop’
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[Electronic] Magna – Tombs EP

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Let’s take Tombs one step at a time. First we get “Skin.” This introductory tune slowly leads us into the madness with a seductive introduction. After that we reach the dark depths of Magna’s bass. With the title track, the bass continues, this time in a dub format with grizzly growls and raging synths. Next comes “Let Go” which shares a similar vibe to “Skin” and then “Run” closes out the EP. We’re just gonna say two things about it: DRUM, BASS; you get the idea. If you sleep on Tombs, then you fail, because this EP is available as a free download.

’Magna – Skin’
’Magna – Tombs’
’Magna – Let Go’
’Magna – Run’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 79: Form Arcosanti, Slowdive & R&Beats

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

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Episode #79: Form Arcosanti, Slowdive + R&Beats

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After a week away at Form Arcosanti, there were a bunch of new albums to catch up on from Slowdive, Nick Hakim, Nite Jewel, Hoops & more. The resulting mix made for a more laid back episode until the end where we got into some vocal-driven indie electronic tunes from Nick Murphy and newcomers Worth Way along with some hard-hitting bass music from the likes of Vincent, Flume and Sinjin Hawke.

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Hypa Karate
Out Like This

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Hypa Karate is already distinguishing himself despite his young age, with a formidable frenzy of sounds taken from synthwave, UK garage and beyond. The result, so far, is “Out Like This” which is going to be a song we come back to time and time again in the dojo. Even though it just came out, it has that timeless nature to it. No matter when it was released, it would be a hit. It’s one of those type of songs. Get hyped, get your dancing shoes on and get ready for Hypa Karate.

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Lincoln Jesser feat. Gabrielle Current – Somebody Will

There’s just something about midtempo tracks that is so appealing. There are a ton of them out there and plenty of good ones too, such as “Somebody Will” by Lincoln Jesser and Gabrielle Current. Released through Congo Records last Friday, this pop-driven single is just what you need to lose the Monday blues.

“Somebody Will” is a dazzling, acoustically blended record whose cool sound will infiltrate through your ears and go straight for the heart. It’s soft, gentle and majestic. Gabrielle’s soft-hearted voice shines brightly despite her keeping things quite intimate with her style. It fits the instrumental that Lincoln created perfectly, making these two quite the match. “Somebody Will” is currently out, so digital stores can be browsed if you’d like to get a copy for yourself.

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