[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2013 Round #4)

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The week of Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, however, we shouldn’t confine it to just one day of the week. We should sprinkle it throughout our entire lifespan. Once a day, take the time to appreciate the things you do have, even if it is as small as say your favorite song of all time or indie music, the internet and blogs, or even free weekly playlists…..Sometimes it’s the little things that get us through the day and if we only paid attention to them a little more, the bigger picture might make sense.

And because it wouldn’t be appropriate to tell you to give thanks and not reciprocate…..We’d also like to take a minute to share. We are thankful for our followers, our listeners, our readers, and those who accidentally stumble upon the Ninja, even if they never come back. We are grateful for the artists who give us awesome material to post and the internet for allowing us to share. We couldn’t do it without you….so Thank You for being you.

Hozier
Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene
Mind Not The Timid
The White Oak
NONONO
NONONO x Scared
Sean Christopher
Everything
Love Like Birds
Sailorboy
Snow Mantled Love
If You Want To (WATERBEAR REMIX)
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[Folk] Micky P Kerr – Dreamers Club EP

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Hailing from Leeds, this shaggy haired troubador has been playing acoustic shows since he was merely 20 years old. Equipped with an accoustic guitar, Micky P Kerr slowly crafted a sound that we would come to know and love today. Buried within his soft, intricate folk stylings are meticulously crafted lyrics, often carrying resemblance of early protest songs in their structure and soundscape.

Coming up on November 28th, Dreamers Club EP, is set to release as the first concept EP in a set of two recorded at Green Mount Studio in Leeds. The soon to be released four track gem features songs ranging in different folk compositions, giving you a full story in just four short songs.

First up on the EP is the title track, “Dreamers”, which boasts a charisma that beckons on Simon and Garfunkle. Scrupulously combining soft finger picking and pitch perfect humming, Kerr creates a marriage between guitar and vocals that encapsulates what can be so enchanting about just a man and his guitar.

“Lazy Ambition,” takes on a personality that would be apt for a smokey 60′s music festival, offering up boisterous saloon style piano chords which couple with his sing-a-long style lyrics. The tempo is picked up from the previous, offering up a joyfully danceable tune.

“The Increase of Insanity,” takes a more serious tone, with Kerr displaying a spoken word style song. In this thought provoking gem, we hear those early protest folk stylings really shine through.

In closing, we have “I Don’t Know,” which brings it all back together with deep interpersonal reflection being brought to life with playful instrumentation. It’s the perfect cap to four intensely tied together songs, all showcasing different abilities in Kerr’s musical repertoire.

Take a listen below, then preorder the EP on itunes so you can have it in your hands the day it comes out.

Dreamers Club
Lazy Ambition
The Increase of Insanity
I Dont Know
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[Deep House] Angus & Julia Stone – All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix)

Germany’s Simon Hoppe, better known as Dinner Date, has a knack for remixing folksy tunes and transforming them into the perfect ingredient for any deep house set. He caught our attention before with his stunning take on DAWA’s ‘Roll the Dice’, and now he’s back to bring his signature style to Angus & Julia Stone.  It’s a special skill to give an element of danceability to a song while still retaining all the emotion that oozes from the original, but it’s a graceful art that this producer certainly has down pat. The atmosphere crafted into this remix is mesmerising, and the ebb and flow of percussion and acoustics all breathe in harmony with the beautiful vocals. Big thanks to Simon for giving us the chance to premiere this on TMN, and we can’t wait to hear what he will bring his magic touch to next.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2013 Round #3)

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Sometimes shit just doesn’t go your way and sometimes there is nothing you can do about. Just remember, no matter how bad it get’s, Ninjas don’t cry over spilled milk. They listen to awesome playlists…

CS Buchan
Leave it all Behind (feat. Katie Buchan)
Say Hi
Love, Love, Love
Yujen
Try It Over
Minor Alps
Buried Plans
Foreign/National
Paris
The Cool Of Your Temple
Jared Bartman
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[Tropical-House] Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)

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Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)

Thomas Jack continues to hold our attention and simultaneously impress with his unique execution of dance music. After featuring a series of his originals and remixes here on TMN, it is becoming apparent that the 2o year-old Australian is honing in on a sound that has been nothing short of purely infectious; already placing five tracks at #1 on the Hype Machine charts. It appears a little part of his rhythmic and tropical house melodies are crossing over to an insurmountable number of listeners, and his latest remix of Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s elegant indie-folk ballad “Atlas Hands” again avows a special ability to reshape any genre into a dance floor appropriate cut. Once more, it is a keen sense of classical production combined with the use of orchestral instruments to create a house structure- a pan flute, acoustic guitar and violin in this case – which separates Thomas Jack from most of his young contemporaries. At least for now, before the avalanche of hype behind the young producer becomes too much, all of Thomas Jack’s library has been given away for free and this remix of “Atlas Hands” follows suit. Head on over and pick it up here ninjas, you won’t regret it.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2013 Round #2)

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Why does it feel like the moment your paycheck hits the bank, it’s gone before you even offer to buy it a drink? Can’t it just stay for a while? Just a little? If you feel abandoned by your hard working dollars, no need to fret. You’ve got the Indie Dojo to get you through the next excruciating couple weeks before your next one arrives. Not only is the Dojo as frequent, if not more, than a weekly paycheck,  it’s free-er than air, requires no hard work and stays in the internet bank from the first playlist deposited. Consider it a savings account that continues to grow will little to no effort. And the best part of it is?….It wants nothing more then spend time with you….

Palehound
Pet Carrot
The Daydream Club
Soundwaves of Gold (Remix)
Second Hand Heart
Spending My Time
Magic Trick
Come Inside
Keston Cobblers Club
A Scene of Plenty

 

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[Folk] Message to Bears – Moonlight

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Harnessing the powers of multi-instrumentalist Jerome Alexander, this one man recording act has a sound that the Pope himself would give a benevolent nod to. Infusing electronic production techniques with traditional folk stylings, “Moonlight,” has an ethereal feel that’s flirts across genres effortlessly, welcoming you in to a whole different world.

This tune is due up on Message to Bears’ upcoming album ‘Maps’ due for release November 12th 2013. Make sure to put a note on your calendar for this one. It’s surely one not to be missed.

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