[Event Review] Sango Returns to the Comfort of San Francisco

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Sango at Regency Ballroom, Friday February 3, 2017

“In the Comfort Of” Tour w/ Monte Booker

Sango has been pulling double duty for a few years now, touring at a constant pace while also releasing full length works consistently through the year. Following the release of his Dave B. collaborative album Tomorrow in 2016 which we covered here,  a nationwide tour kept the Seattle native busy well through the winter months. Shortly after the end of the Waldo/Sango tour, fans were gifted news that the star producer has been hard at work in the studio, a new release titled In the Comfort Of. While the latest project has not yet been circulated, Sango revealed the first single titled “Dance for Blessings” on the night of his Bay Area performance. Hoping to catch some of his new music as well as the evolution of his live performance since his October show, the Ninja team set out to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco to evaluate.

Unsurprisingly, Sango did not disappoint. With an advanced set up comprised of multiple CDJs as well as the ever-challenging Novation Launchpad at his disposal, Sango took a distinctly different turn from previous performances. Mashing some of the Brazilian percussion-based elements made popular in his Da Rocinha album series, Sango sampled a healthy dose of hip hop and R&B tracks that were staples to our collective millenial childhoods. Starting with a reimagined version of UGK’s 2007 “Int’l Players Anthem”, Sango had the crowd engaged from Bar 1. Leaving a mark with his remixes of Justin Timberlake, Craig David, Missy Elliot and many more, Sango wrapped up the show with a satisfying Stwo remix to his most impressive song, “Middle of Things”.

’Sango ft. SPZRKT
Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)’

Listen to “Dance for Blessings” on Spotify here , on Soundcloud here, or if you prefer on Tidal. Continue reading

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Choirs Sing As Tchami’s Prophecy Tour Lands In Richmond [Contest]

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2016 was an intense year for Confession artist and owner Tchami. The french producer embarked on a Pardon My French tour with DJ Snake, Mercer, and MALAA while throwing in plenty of festival stops of his own such as Mysteryland and Moonrise along the way. Now he’s back with Mercer for an unforgettable North American Prophecy tour .

Tchami’s infusion of hip-hop and dark future house is gracing The National in Richmond, VA on February 11th and we have a contest to help you get there along with a friend. Contest rules can be found below and after entering, make sure to check out the Tchami’s 2016 recap video. There might even be a special unreleased Tchami track playing in the background, but that’s all we can say for now. View all the stops and purchase tickets for your city here.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is:

  • LIKE The Music Ninja & Tchami Facebook pages
  • COMMENT at the bottom of this article why you want to come to the show
  • SHARE this article on Facebook or Twitter

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[Event Preview] Wobbleland 2017 With Snails, JOYRYDE, REZZ, Datsik & More

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Every year, there’s one particular event the Bay Area of California really looks forward to. That is the one and only Wobbleland. Held at City National Civic in San Jose, this event sees bassheads flock from all over. With top quality production and lineups that highlight the top up and coming talent, Wobbleland has cemented itself as a go-to event every time it is held.

The three day festival is jam-packed with heavy hitters ranging from headliners Snails, Zomboy and Datsik, to artists like JOYRYDE, Kayzo and Party Favor. Those names alone is enough to get excited about, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. With back-to back sets from Jameston Thieves x YOOKiE, KRANE x Alexander Lewis, Luca Lush x Josh Pan and Sam F x Yntendo, Wobbleland is set to be one of the most memorable festivals of 2017.

Wobbleland is slated for February 17th through the 19th. Ticketing information, as well as the full lineup can be found at the festival’s ticket page. Music Ninja will be in attendance, so hope to see you there! In the mean time, get familiar with the festival’s roster by enjoying the official Wobbleland 2017 Spotify Playlist below.

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Party Thieves Talks Max Capacity Tour [TMN Interview]

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100K #THEFTARMY MIX

What better way to show fan love than a four stop mini tour in 300 capacity venues all for free? One of our favorite heavy hitting trap producers is doing just that for fans across the country. Party Thieves recently took to social media to get a feel for what his #theftarmy thought of the idea and, naturally, the dedicated fans and his team helped bring this generous offer to fruition.

Kicking off at New Orlean’s Republic in February with a stop at popular venue, Heart in Miami, a 3rd stop (not yet revealed) and ending at Fulton 55 in Fresno, Party Thieves is stealing the party from larger capacity venues to bring an intimate experience. Free of charge. For his biggest fans. Wait for it…no strings attached. We got the opportunity to speak to the man himself about the Max Capacity Tour below. Join the army by clicking this registration link.

TMN: Was there any pushback from your team when you decided to do these intimate shows considering they’re free?

Party Thieves: Funny you ask this first. My manager at first did not think we would have enough time to do this as well as finish getting my first big headline world tour done. My team is all about giving back to the fans so the free concept was something they were in favor of.

TMN: Why do you think it’s important to give fans this kind of experience?

PT: Music is a very powerful thing. To be able to make the type of music I love and have fans that vibe with it is amazing. I want to be able to share that feeling I get when I play, whether in front of 300 people or 15000 people. They have been with me from the start so I want them to feel that same energy and this is a way I can do that.

TMN: What would you consider some of the pros and cons of larger events that require tickets?

PT: There are no cons here. Cons only will come from the actions of the people at the shows. Pros are more people to share your music with.

TMN: A lot of the larger shows, when they sell out, end up with outrageously scalped tickets, what are your thoughts on scalpers?

I want people buying tickets to my shows that want to be there. That goes for other artists as well. Don’t buy a ticket if you don’t plan on coming.

TMN: How did you choose which cities?

PT: I was very vocal on social media prior to really deciding what cities we chose. I had a lot of people email, DM, or directly call my team wanting to be part of this tour. A lot of promoters really appreciated the fact I want to make something more intimate and personal with my fans. One city that I definitely kept a look out for was Fresno. I was supposed to play Trap Fest late 2015 but had transit issues that kept me. So I wanted to keep my word and give back. We still have yet to announce the 4th show so have one more city to go!

TMN: What can attendees expect besides a smaller crowd and it being free?

PT: These shows will be like if a Meet & Greet met an actual show and lasted for the length of a set. I think that should paint a good picture for everyone.

TMN: Could you see yourself doing this multiple times a year or in twice as many cities?

PT: I don’t think I can give an answer on how many times per year but this is definitely something I’d like to have grow into more cities. I will keep doing it until every fan has that chance to attend.

TMN: When was the last time you played a show this small, but unintentionally, and can you describe the experience/memory?

PT: Oh man, I don’t remember the city but might have been like a year and a half ago I had a last minute venue change. I don’t think the promoter got the memo out and there were like 50 people. I still put on a wild set so those 50 left happy haha.

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[Announcement] The Music Ninja Spotify Dojo Has Launched!

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Over the past couple of years, Spotify has cemented themselves as the premiere place for music streaming. We strive to be one of the premiere places on the web, but we felt it was time to branch out a bit. So, we went ahead and put together The Music Ninja Spotify account.

Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. You can still catch what we have to share on the website, however the dojo has grown and we want to offer you even more music. We’ve already created thirteen playlists for you to enjoy, with music ranging from future bass, to dubstep, to pop, trap, rock and even moombahton. We’ll continuously be updating each playlist, as well as creating more. Some of our current playlists include Back That Bass Up, House, Sweet House and Pretty Poppin’.

We want to thank you all for your continued support of the ninjas. We wouldn’t still be sharing music if there was nobody to share it with! In 2017, we’re looking to do some big things for you all. Stay tuned and make sure to follow the Spotify account if you are a user! Want a taste of what we’ve got going? Check out our Dive Deep playlist below, complete with our favorite deep house records.

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[NYC Event Preview] Webster Hall Presents GOTHAM w/ AC Slater, Jack Beats, Alex English, Dischetto, & TJANI

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Calling all NYC party people. In case you haven’t heard the news already, NYC’s historic venue Webster Hall recently introduced their newest weekly event GOTHAM. The party takes place every Saturday in the grand ballroom of Webster Hall where the club immediately takes on a dark, heated, and taboo atmosphere. You’ll find yourselves feeling as if you’ve just entered DC Comic’s Gotham City as acrobats and dancers take their positions all around the dance floor (and ceiling).

The real ambience is set by long time Webster Hall resident Alex English in addition to Gotham residents Dischetto and TJANI as they spin deep and underground techno selections. If this isn’t convincing enough to experience the party for yourself, maybe this Saturday’s lineup will be. On November 26th, Webster Hall invites the founder of Night Bass himself, AC Slater along with fellow bass aficionado Jack Beats to take the stage making this a night you don’t want to miss.

Tickets + info: HERE

’AC Slater – Bass Inside’
’Premiere: Jack Beats & GotSome ‘W10”
’SALIENT MIX’
’Manila Killa feat. Joni Fatora – All That’s Left (TJANI Remix)’
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[Event Review] Lido gives it Everything in his return to Bay Area

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As a trailblazer in the field and a posterboy to the new electronic movement, Peder Losnegård is far beyond needing introduction. Abandoning previous musical incarnations, Lido emerged as a preeminent producer a few years back, co-creating Halsey’s Badlands LP and touring around the country in support of his own works. While also gaining some notoriety for credits on works with Chance the Rapper, Alison Wonderland, and Banks, his star continued to grow brighter by the month. Over the course of 2016, Lido has made major headway in cementing his place among the dominant producers of the era – along with the likes of Flume, Hudson Mohawke, Cashmere Cat, and Jack Garratt.

 

Bringing his North American fan base a much anticipated step away from reality, the prodigal record producer, songwriter, and occasional rapper embarked on an ambitious 14-date tour in support of last month’s wildly popular sophomore release, Everything.

 

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