[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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[Electronic] Madeaux – One Time

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Madeaux
One Time

All puns aside, it will only take one time listening to this track to fall in love with it. If you’re not familiar yet with Madeaux’s sound, this song does a pretty solid job of showcasing his talents. His range is eclectic at the very least, with influences ranging from garage to house to bass music. Throw in some soulful R&B samples and you’ve got yourself a Madeaux track, in this case “One Time”. The bass-bumping Los Angeles-based producer decides to take on Alicia Keys for his latest sampling choice and it’s a solid smash. He’s got an EP out very soon so be on the lookout for that in the future and if you’re still not sold on him as a producer, check out his other works.

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[NEW] SBTRKT – War Drums (ft. Warpaint) + Highs & Lows

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War Drums (ft. Warpaint) LIVE AT MAIDA VALE
SBTRKT
Highs & Lows LIVE AT MAIDA VALE

With his forthcoming album about a month away, SBTRKT continues to provide us reasons to be excited. On his latest release, the pioneering electronic producer let loose track number 3 from the second part of the project.

“War Drums,” which features the vocals of talented Warpaint front-woman Emily Kokal, delivers exactly what its name suggests with intricate, driving percussion. Per usual, SBTRKT shows off an immaculate attention to detail and an ear for the perfect singing voice to match leaving the listener in a state of awe that only grows with incremental listens. According to the track listing, this one will clock in at just under three minutes, but the version presented here is a stunning live rendition from BBC‘s Maide Vale Sessions, which is nearly two minutes longer.

As part of a three-song Soundcloud set, all from the same live session, SBTRKT also shared a live version of the Sampha-assisted “Temporary View” and “Highs and Lows,” from his Transitions EP. Peep the new sounds above–Wonder Where We Land is out on September 23rd and can be pre-ordered via iTunes.

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[Electronic Folk] Dirtwire – Damn Rooster

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Dirtwire
Damn Rooster

Even though we know the majority of our readers consider themselves to be true music nerds, capable of switching between genres effortlessly, we know that some of you out there have an aversion when it comes to certain genres. We also know that gritty country and folk probably are two of those genres. Well, today we’re going to bridge the gap between those who love beats, and those who love those twangy, back road sounds.

Coming off of their upcoming EP, The Carrier, Dirtwire has offered up this dusty little number as a free download. Backed by Beats Antique Records, “Damn Rooster” has an undeniable folksy charm, populated by only classic instrumentation often associated with folk music. The slight shake of a tambourine provides ample percussion for some wicked southern rock guitar riffs, delicate banjo plucking, and a rather impressive harmonica solo.

Fusing the two sounds together, this Oakland based duo has brought these timeless instruments to 2014 with smooth, rolling bassline. Coupled with some atmospheric elements and some country-style background noises, and we’re left with an engrossing soundscape that has us wanting to head out to the country this weekend.

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[Chill] Galimatias – Night Owl

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Galimatias
Night Owl

A little over a week ago, Denmark native, Galimatias sent the internet down to the very depths of the ocean floor with his stunning track, “Ocean Floor Kisses.” We definitely felt as if we were caressing each and every groove found in the elusive abyss beneath us after subjecting our ears to such beauty. Just a few moments ago, Galimatias unleashed his latest original stunner, “Night Owl”, in which we were forced to step back for a moment and truly listen to this on an entirely different cognitive level.

“Night Owl” incorporates a multitude of production elements that collectively exude something truly ethereal. With its futuristic jabby synths, haunting reverberated vocals, and eerie chilled out vibe, Galimatias creates a type of darkness for all of us to emerge ourselves into. “Night Owl” delivers with such finesse and delicacy that collectively polish a side of electronic music we’ve yet to fully appreciate. Before you press play, make sure to turn your chill factor up because you’re about to stay up all night with this one.

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[Jungle Sounds] RL GRIME – Core (Party Favor Flip)

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CORE (Party Favor Flip)

You know you’re in for a wild ride when you see Party Favor roll up on your news feed with a tune that’ll make grandma want to put down the Direct TV Guide and go start a riot. Nothing like a good ol’ Monday anthem to get the blood pumping to the point where you literally can’t even anymore. Party Favor seems to be notorious for evoking such a vague and meaningless response, but we aren’t complaining because he always knows how to manipulate us into dancing in such ways we cannot speak of.

Earlier today, the Los Angeles based producer decided to take on the mental giant of a song, “Core” by RL GRIME to which the only way we could describe it was “bigroom house jungle noises that make you want to punch things”. Once you press play you’ll see how we came to that conclusion. Now, if you’re familiar with Party Favor, then you might know that he typically falls in the trap category of music (“Dat Booty” anyone?) but today he unleashed something beyond his sound – almost too absurd to describe. After having seen Party Favor perform his flip of “Core” the night before HARD Summer, we can confirm that everyone went bananas (us included). Since everyone seems to be having mixed reviews about it, we here at TMN think it’s fierce and diverse as hell – especially for Party Favor. We applaud him in his effort to push the limits of sound and we hope he continues to mold himself into an eclectic artist in this ever-evolving industry. As Kevin Hart would say (with aggressive hand claps in between each word) – “Do you boo boo, do you”.

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