You & I (feat. Jenna Pemkowski)
Dabin of Kannibalen Records has something special on the horizon. His album, Two Hearts, is set for release at the end of March, but the first single off the project has surfaced. “You & I” features the singer Jenna Pemkowski and is packed with all the vibes you could ask for in a song.
“You & I” is a beautiful song. Dabin always puts out emotional tracks but for some reason this sticks out as something even more potent than usual. If the rest of the album is like this, then Dabin is going to be one of the most hype artists on the market. Jenna Pemkowski is sure to make a name for herself too with her amazing performance on this single. Dabin’s soft synths play nicely together with her sweet voice and together they made a magical single that is a step in the right direction for the upcoming album. “You & I” is currently available for stream and the album is up for pre-order on iTunes.
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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
The Big Easy. The Crescent City. Nawlins. New Oar-leans. Whatever you call it, you know that it stands upon a few strongly-planted pillars–good food, good music, and good times. We’ve had some epic moments down in New Orleans, which is why we’re beyond stoked to be heading to BUKU Music + Art project. As if one of the best party cities in the world wasn’t enough, this epic 2-day festival just added some rather unnecessary icing onto that Creole cake.
Our excitement is obvious, but we’re not here to talk about that. No, no. We’re here to get you excited. How do we plan to do that? Well, it’s pretty simple. We’re offering up two, two-day VIP 2-Day Passes tickets to one of our can’t miss festivals this year, PLUS a chance to hang with one of our favorite performing artists at said festival. That’s right. One lucky winner will be taking a friend down to Louisiana with a couple of free ticket and some epic hang time with the one and only Ekali.
So, what do you have to do to enter? It’s pretty fricken’ easy. Just check out these instructions below:
1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:
2) “Like” the BUKU on facebook:
3) “Like” the Ekali on facebook:
4) Comment below this post with why you deserve to win. Maybe you just went through an epic break up? Maybe you hold the record for most shrimp eaten in a single sitting? Fill us in! We want to know.
– Winner will receive 2 VIP 2-Day Passes
– TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
– You have to be 18+ to enter.
– Winner will be chosen on March 3rd at 12:00 EST and notified via Facebook
– You must come correct with some wicked dance moves all weekend long.
The good people over at bitbird dropped a hot one today. ILIVEHERE. came out with the heavenly single “Coming Home” to give fans something to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. The blissful feeling this song exudes is akin to the same feeling you get when you come home to the one you love.
As you would imagine, “Coming Home” is one of those songs that takes a hold of your heart – and your ears – and doesn’t let go. A great song has strong emotions; this one is more than a great song. The celestial synths feel as though they are overtaking you, encompassing your existence and fueling your mind and body with raw sentiments of warmth and comfort. It’s the perfect song to cuddle up next to your significant other with tonight as the sun goes down. Don’t take them for granted and don’t do the same for “Coming Home.” Download it today.
Magnifico & Taptone
Future bass meets dance, meets instrumentals, meets bouncy synths; Magnifico and Taptone’s “Sonata” released on Lowly Palace, has taken a bit everything and melded it together into a dramatic production that we’re 100% on board with.
Upon pressing play the track builds into a climactic drop laden with the all familiar sound of trumpets, an instrument that adds a positive flair in so many great productions. This infectious track delves into an unexpected moment of a smoother melody where, yet again, an instrumental is featured, this time luscious piano chords slowing everything down before reviving into the upbeat dance track. The back and forth between this fluttering heartbeat of a track leaves us feeling satisfied but ready for more. Ups and downs may be hard in life, but in music they’re a welcome distraction. “Sonata” is available as a free download.
Turn up this Friday evening with some of the best free downloads we could get our hands on. There were plenty of them, but we narrowed them down to a dozen that we thought would fit the mood this cold Friday night. Songs this week come to us from HU₵₵I, KRANE, BIJOU, Bear Grillz x Terravita, KANDY and more. We close things out with a major collaboration between Troyboi and Stooki Sound that we’ve been jamming to since it’s release day. All twelve are must listens and must haves, with genres ranging from future bass to house to dubstep and hip-hop. Run through them all and grab the ones you like. Enjoy your night and most importantly #danceirresponsibly.
Here We Go (Statik Link Remix)’
’Eau Claire – Room ft. Camille Michelle Gray (Nazariff Remix)’
’Pierce G – Lucid (Fallsteeze & Entel Remix)’
’Whethan – Savage (feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX) (CRWNS Remix)’
’Bear Grillz x Terravita – Pusher’
’Pegboard Nerds & NGHTMRE Feat. Krewella
Superstar (KANDY Remix)’
’Ft Cutty Ranks – Bone Crusher’
’TroyBoi x Stooki Sound – Warrior’
Try (feat. Tomi)
Lush Records is one of the best boutique labels you can find. Their most recent release, a free download by SMiTHMUSiX called “Try” is a hit through and through. The tinge of R&B in this one is so incredible, but it’s not surprising coming from a release on a label that specializes in pushing music of that style and caliber.
“Try” isn’t solely the work of SMiTHMUSiX as Tomi contributed to its creation as well. Together they churned out a radio-friendly single that is as silky as it is smooth. It’s a bit future, a bit R&B, but all dope. The quivering synth work alongside the vocal chops can be a bit overplayed in future bass, but these two manage to really excel with what they offer up. “Try” is a juicy concoction that you’ll be enjoying on a daily basis. You have no reason not to, as this has been released as a free download.