Jewelz & Sparks – Phantom [TMN Premiere]

JewelzSparks.PhantomReptile_800px
Jewelz & Sparks
Phantom (Original Mix)

Hidden in the deepest, darkest corners of our fears lies a maniacal phantom who has decided to stir up a frenzy inside our heads. This figment of our imagination isn’t just your typical worst nightmare because it actually turns out that he’s not just an apparition…he’s real and he’s about to permeate your mind and lure you into his madness. Helping him fulfill his twisted endeavors are madmen, Jewelz & Sparks. The German duo decided to pull the sheets off from over head and drag us into a chaotic hallucination with their newest original, “Phantom”.

Is somebody there?…

Filled with fear-evoking, mind-boggling, ear-shattering elements, Jewelz & Sparks have introduced us to the once dormant phantom by means of this haunting production. Loaded with bursting electro synths, grimy breakdowns, and a haunting, child-like hook to make you break a sweat, “Phantom” is out of this world in every way – and that’s an understatement. With no intentions of settling our fears, Jewelz & Sparks have completely violated all of our boundaries and have taken us to a terrorizing place that would make even Freddy Krueger want to call his mommy. Jewelz & Sparks have taken the mask off of this mysterious enigma and are about to provoke you like never before. Prepare to sleep with one eye open tonight, ninjas, because you won’t be able to sleep peacefully after hearing this. “Phantom” is out next week (9/23) on Dim Mak Records, so if you’re crazy enough to handle this beastly song, then hop on over to iTunes and pre-order your copy today.

Related items:

[Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] Cloak & Dagger Music Festival – Denver, CO – 9/20

C&D

It seems within recent years the Mile High City of Denver, CO has been blessed with an abundance of incredible live music; especially larger scale offerings. So, when we heard our good friends at TheHundred Presents had put together one of the most eclectic and multifarious festival lineups we’d ever seen, we knew we had to get our Ninjas involved. On September 20th, The Cloak & Dagger Music Festival brings a wealth of underground dance talent, including Cashmere Cat, Holy Ghost!, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Kidnap KidMartyn, Midland, Moon Boots, Gigamesh, Sango, Pomo, Homework, Golf Clap, Graff as well as a few more lesser known acts championed by TMN in the past including Need & Necessity, Keepers. and Action 52 all in the span of one day. Well with the one day mega event just one business week away from becoming a reality, we wanted to extend our hands and invite our Ninja friends in Colorado (or anyone else who wants to make the trek to Denver for that matter) to try and win a pair of free tickets. As with every one of our contests, entering is streamlined and simple for you savvy readers.  Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Friday, Sept 19th (one day before festival). If you don’t respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.

There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 18 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at will call.
-You ABSOLUTELY MUST come correct with your hottest dance moves and put them on display the entire day on behalf of The Music Ninja



 

In anticipation of what seems like a lineup curated just for some of our dance-head Ninja readers, we’ve also put together a nifty little playlist featuring the artists we’re most excited to see at Cloak & Dagger to get us focused up on the long Saturday ahead. Why not let this playlist soundtrack your day, and we’ll see you soon!

With Me
Okay
Henry Krinkle
Stay (Justin Martin Rmx)
Of Monsters and Men
Little Talks (Thomas Jack Remix)
Like You Used To
Martyn & copeland
Love Of Pleasure
Whatever You Need
Wunder Wunder
Coastline (Gigamesh Remix)
One Of My Kind (Original Mix)
This Life (Original Mix)
Ludacris
How Low (Action 52 Remix)

 

Related items:

[Chill] starRo – California

artworks-000089877077-xl0w5c-original
starRo
California

If you live in Los Angeles, chances are seeing a Soulection showcase has been on your bucket list for quite some time. With talents like starRo on the roster, it’s easy to see why. He’s spent the better part of 2014 becoming a household name with his incredible production chops and if you’re not on the hypetrain yet, we hope this will change your mind. “California” perfectly embodies the spirit of the state, its people, and its music scene: electric, laid-back, and soulful. Take a trip down PCH to this one here–it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

Related items:

[Chill] Doss – The Way I Feel (Recycle Culture’s Slow Emotion Reel)

artworks-000080994027-ji03vo-original
「 D O S S 」
The Way I Feel (Recycle Culture's Slow Emotion Reel)

One of the greatest parts of this blogging gig is virtual crate digging on Soundcloud for hours and hours trying to find the gems of the Internet. This here is a perfect example of something you have to earn to post. Recycle Culture and Doss are both known in smaller producer circles, however you’d be hard-pressed to see a guy walking down the street wearing their merchandise. That being said, the two are insanely talented and deserve all the love they can get. Doss produced “The Way I Feel” back in the spring and it did relatively well on its own, however Recycle Culture has picked it up and turned it into an astonishingly beautiful record. We as bloggers use the term “chill” a lot to describe music from all sound spectrums, however this remix is the absolutely perfect embodiment of what the word chill truly represents. This is the kind of track you can feel yourself melt into without a care in the world.

Related items:

Bipolar Sunshine – Deck Chairs On The Moon (Elderbrook Remix)

artworks-000086462567-kj4yxu-original
Bipolar Sunshine
Deck Chairs On The Moon (Elderbrook Remix)

Bipolar Sunshine has made a big splash in the blog world this year and that will continue to grow going forward. He’s on a completely different wavelength creatively, and his music will continue to be a refreshing take on pop music as the industry becomes more and more saturated. While there’s so many male vocalists on our airwaves recently, there’s only one Elderbrook. The UK producer is relatively unheard of in most circles, however Annie Mac got her hands on his rendition of Bipolar Sunshine’s “Deck Chairs On The Moon” and now the heads are starting to turn. It’s as beautiful as it is haunting, which is surprisingly a combination made in heaven. What he was able to accomplish on this remix is nothing short of incredible and you best believe we will keep serious tabs on him in the future.

Related items:

[Chill] Shadows On Stars – Dead Or Alive

Print
|SOS|
Dead Or Alive

The Portland duo of Shadows On Stars are quickly becoming one of our favorite 1-2 team in music today. They blew us away with their gorgeous covers of Lykke Li and Aalyiah and kept us going with sultry, emotional, eclectic original pieces. Chi Duly, mashup artist turned bonafide producer, creates incredible soundscapes that words can’t begin to describe and the beautiful Randa Leigh takes it home from there. This is one of the few artists where we encourage you to dig through their entire discography; it’s that good. Oh by the way, the Mad Men sample takes this to the next level.

Related items:

[Trippy] Hunt for the Breeze – Aquanaut

hunt-for-the-breeze-bw
hunt for the breeze
aquanaut

You know your music stands for something when you get the official approval from Diplo, himself. Since hitting this milestone as an artist, Hunt for the Breeze, has drawn in listeners and support from all around. Almost 2 weeks ago, HFTB dropped his latest original, “Aquanaut”, and sent us into hi-hat solo heaven. With no team helping push this song, the D.C. producer decided to casually upload “Aquanaut” on a Saturday night…turn down for what, right? In little to no time, HFTB instantly captured our attention in this lucid, underwater, dream-like original. Filled with orchestral horns, enchanting synths, and a massive tea party full of trippy hi-hats, “Aquanaut” is the ideal song to go take a quick little skinny dip in the pool to. With that being said, you should definitely download this freebie today and let the clothes melt right off your skin.

Related items: