Broke For Free – Summer Spliffs

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Yet another amazing release from Oakland based Broke For Free. This is off of part 1 of his album “Petal” that just dropped earlier this week. It’s titled “Summer Spliffs” and delivers some vibes suitable for any occasion, whether your posted twisting up a spliff, or just trying to study for finals. This track will do the trick. Also make sure to check out some of the other tracks off the album that we selected below. Cheers.

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Golden Hour
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[Event Review] Chet Faker – 6/3/14 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

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On a blustery Wednesday night in Denver, some of our Ninjas were treated to an intimate live set from one of Australia’s most revered electronic exports, Chet Faker, and the sold out crowd in attendance at the Bluebird Theater weren’t slighted in the least. An early set from NYC’s Antonio Cuna, who is much more readily recognized under his alias Sweater Beats, lit the stage wonderfully while tuning the pre-packed venue’s collective cochlear cavities for what was to come. Sweater Beats paced us with a veritable smattering of his own breezy two-step and four-four bass rhythms, leaving the perfect amount of vibe on the floor for the night’s main event while stoking what seemed to be a very well educated crowd of music minds.

When the house lights came down, and a collective pandemonium seemed to consume our congregation’s psyche, we quickly and clearly realized why a majority of the crowd left the comfort of their couches on a Wednesday night. It’s pretty safe to say that since our first collision with Nicholas Murphy back in 2011, along with the 2012 pensive soundscape that was the Thinking Textures EP, and most recently the incredible Chet Faker debut long player Built on Glass;  we’d been patiently waiting for this moment for years. Immediately, an incredibly inviting atmosphere drew most attendees’ attention center stage to Chet Faker, who tonight was playing just a one-man set rather than the live projects we’ve been seeing over the last few years involving guitar, bass and drums. No, tonight it was a stripped down MIDI controller, an intimidating Akai MPC machine which must’ve been loaded with literally thousands of samples, functioning as much of the concert’s center piece and Murphy’s haunting, melancholic yet syrupy sweet vocal chords. Not even an expensive lighting or stage rigging setup, just a simple set, one man, an army of electronics and the house lights. He toyed with his fans right off the bat, seeming to tune and shape beats out of thin air off of his gadgetry strewn table, and before we realized Chet Faker was actually cobbling together whole pieces and drum patterns from his library, “I’m Into You’” had suddenly been fully formulated and we were thrown headfirst into the hour long instrumental assemblage.

Chet Faker rolled through tried and true tunes like Flume collaborations “Drop The Game” and “Left Alone”, Thinking In Textures favorites “Cigarettes and Chocolate” and “Everything I Wanted”, and even his chart defining cover of “No Diggity”, which had the packed house doing their best Blackstreet impersonations when we were tasked with carrying its chorus; before rounding out with a heaping dose of Built On Glass selections. The effort, or lack thereof, with which Chet Faker strung highs and lows together was truly a sight to behold and by the time the encore of “Talk Is Cheap” took us home, it felt as if this quaint sea of people were very figuratively eating out of his palm.

It was another lovely night of live music for us, a truly sonic journey and a perfect way to satisfy our Chet Faker fix… for maybe another year.

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[Seductive Sonatas] StéLouse – The City Ep

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Denver based producer, StéLouse, just put out an EP on DIE HIGH Records which touches a few different vibes. “The City EP” features songs from a few genres, including post trap (as BBC referred to it for Wave Racer’s mix), jersey club and chill trap. The first track on “The City EP” is “T-Shirt” which is probably the hardest songs of this style I have ever heard! Bed squeaks on the buildup, funky slap bass, and crazy tom rolls make up this unregistered heater. The vibes on “Sixteen” are a bit sweeter. With smooth chords that will make you feel like you’re laying on a beach in Australia, this is one of our favorites on “The City EP”! My personal favorite on the EP would have to be “Joyride”. “Joyride” goes from a trap banger to an anthem Jersey club tune! On the last track, StéLouse winds things down with the title record on the EP. “The City” is the most seductive of all tracks from this EP. The brass on “The City” makes “the Sexy Sax Max” look like a joke. In it’s entirety, “The City EP” creates one of the most unique experiences you can have listening to music. Seeing as StéLouse gave this one out for free, we’re hoping we hear songs from “The City EP” when roaming festivals this year!

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[Review] Monstercat 017 – Ascension

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After successfully topping the album charts on iTunes Dance and solidifying themselves as one of the top independent labels in dance music, Monstercat has proven that they are the next driving force in todays industry. Housing artists such as Krewella, Pegboard Nerds, Haywyre, Vicetone, and more, the label has made it clear that their forward thinking mindset, along with their elite team full of passionate artists, are revolutionizing the music world day by day.

With the forefront of their operations being among some of the most well renowned talent out there, it was only a matter of time until the next wave of Monster-kittens made their rounds to showcase their ground-breaking productions. Well, ninjas, the wait is officially over because Monstercat dropped an intense load of eclectic feels on the world last week with the release of their 17th compilation album, Ascension. Including artists such as Aero Chord, Rootkit, SCNDL, Varien!, and more, this album showcases a wide array of genres that will tickle everyone’s fancy. The ninjas here at TMN have been listening to this compilation album over and over again, to which we find something new and enticing each and every time. Through each song we are able to senselessly move to the beautiful melodies and discover the intrinsic meaning that each artist conveys in their masterpieces. In the end, one will have lost all sense of their existing state of mind and embark on an intense journey into this lucid world full of numbing basslines, spine-tingling melodies, and ear-shattering breakdowns strong enough to melt your face off.

As music continues to evolve and artists begin to experiment with production, Monstercat continues to deliver us that next big sound. Their ability to stay ahead of everyone else is what separates them from the rest of the crowd, and for that, we cannot wait until these kittens bring forth the next round of talent to make us question the word around us. Ascension has given us that conclusive resolve within ourselves and is proof that Monstercat knows the true definition of artistry. Make sure to support these artists and purchase your copy today; we promise you will not regret this decision in any way shape or form.

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Reach
Aero Chord
Surface
Pegboard Nerds
Hero (feat. Elizaveta)
Tristam & Braken
Frame of Mind
Au5
Follow You (feat. Danyka Nadeau)
Stonebank
Eagle Eyes (feat. EMEL)
Trivecta
One Night Only (feat. Yohamna Solange)
Rootkit
Too Late (Original Mix)
Noisestorm
Surge (Original Mix)
Direct
Wanna Know You (ft. Holly Drummond)
Tut Tut Child
Power Fracture
Haywyre
The Schism
SCNDL
The Munsta
Favright
Taking Over (feat. Cassandra Kay)
Astronaut
Quantum (Virtual Riot Remix)
Case & Point
All On Me (feat. Gamble & Burke)
Stephen Walking
Excellent Choice
Nitro Fun
Cheat Codes
Eminence
Halo
Soulero
Seconds Away
Rootkit
Do It
DotEXE
Inside Out
Droptek
The Covenant
Fractal
Itvara
Bustre
Dont Forget (feat. LaMeduza)
Feint
Phosphor (feat. Miyoki)
Tut Tut Child
Drink Up
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Moonlight (feat. Aloma Steele)
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Open Hour
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Out on a Limb (feat. Jonny Rose)
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Zenith Album Mix
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[Feels] Soulection – 100K (Free Album)

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Last night, I came across a tweet from Soulection-affiliated producer Dpat that read, “Emotional Dance Music.” While it was likely intended as a joke, this perfectly describes the genre emerging from the impressive LA-based collective whose roster includes some of the brightest up ‘n coming talents in electronic music today. Melding sounds of classic R&B with experimental elements of various EDM genres, the artists of Soulection have created a unique vibe that is airy, lo-fi and relaxing, yet completely danceable.

Earlier today, to celebrate gaining 100,000 followers on their Soundcloud page, Soulection put out a free compilation full of new material that demonstrates exactly how they have gotten to this point. 100k is an incredibly dope collection that captures the scope of the crew’s talents and uniquely soothing style. Feel the feels with a few of our favorite tracks above and grab the whole project HERE.

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[Booty Bass] Ivarr – Party People

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Here at The Music Ninja we supply only the finest records for all of you party goers out there! Whether it be a trap banger, a booty bass track, or even something sweet for your soft side we bring you nothing but the best! Ivarr’s newest track “Party People” samples bits and pieces from Kano’s “I’m Ready” and the Tag Team classic “Whoomp! There It Is” to create “Party People”! This booty bass track may be sitting at 128 beats per minute but it most definitely will make you twerk! It’s a bit crazy to see such talented artists like Ivarr have less than one thousand followers, especially being featured on a couple of David Heartbreak compilations! I guess that’s where we come into place, bringing you those hidden gems like Ivarr’s “Party People”; trust me we’re not stopping anytime soon!

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[Jersey Club] Liz – Y2K (Vices Remix)

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I’m sure you’re all aware that Jersey Club is the next best thing since kung-fu and karate, but are you completely familiar with Vices yet? If you aren’t completely familiar of this duo, then now is the time to soak it all in through musical osmosis! The water drop samples will surely help in the process on Vices’ remix of Y2K!

Vices is a Jersey Club duo which is oddly located out of Orlando. You may be wondering “wouldn’t that make Vices ‘Orlando Club’ or am I tripping?’” The answer to your question is yes you’re tripping, and no this is Jersey Club! Typically Jersey Club consists of a unique four to the floor drum style with a bit of swing on the kick towards the end of the bar, and some mind blowing vocal chops. On this Y2K remix Vices takes things to the next level by combining the standard style for Jersey Club and adding detuned vocals in to the mix, some water droplets, a few very sexual moans and some pitched bed squeaks creating the biggest Jersey Club remix to drop this year!

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