[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 92: Give Danks

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #92: Give Danks

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With special guest Tyler Hawkins, this week’s episode of TMN Radio was a particularly fun one featuring a mix of new age soul, R&B, hip-hop and house. On the eve of his performance at our Danksgiving North Bay Fire benefit show, Tyler shared a couple unreleased tracks alongside songs that have served as inspiration. The second half hones in on some of my favorite new electronic releases from Mr. Carmack’s flawless remix of a Chromeo classic to Yaeji’s hip-house perfection. Also mixed in are a few top notch house selections from Ditongo, Lane 8 and John Monkman c/o my good friend and former co-host Dom. Saturday’s Danksgiving party raised $3400 for the RCU Community Fund!

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[Hip-Hop] Crash Land – Time Warp

Crash Land
Time Warp

Crash Land‘s sophomore single “Time Warp” has come through the pipeline thanks to STMPD RCRDS. After a highly successful debut single, sometimes following that up is a tough job, however Crash Land has succeeded with another step in the right direction.

“Time Warp” employs a heavily electronic influenced beat that takes the lead at some points in the song. The hip-hop hybrid style makes for a dynamic listen that you can experience over and over without things getting stale. Crash Land’s cool rhymes add to the majesty of the single. Look for Crash Land to keep up the top of the line tracks with their next releases. For now, get you copy of “Time Warp” today.

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[Mixtape] Manifesto Presents Eyes On Amanda Delara

Our friends over at Manifesto have unleashed another installment of their Eyes On series. For those of you who haven’t delved into this series yet, Manifesto hosts a Spotify takeover from artists across the world. The latest to curate and leave their stamp on Eyes On is Amanda Delara.

Within the playlist the Iranian-born and Norwegian-raised vocalist delivers a healthy dose of her favorite hip-hop, pop and electronic records. Classics from The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson and Snoop Dogg are mixed in with singles from Kendrick Lamar, Fugees, Julia Michaels and more. Start your Monday off right with some solid jams and make sure to check out the rest of Manifesto’s profile for more playlists, as well as our own Spotify account!

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[Event] Get Ready For Emerald Cup 2017 With The Roots, Gramatik, Chali 2na & More!

On December 9th and 10th, Sonoma County is going to be getting lifted. How you might ask? Well, the fourteenth annual Emerald Cup is taking over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds with workshops, speakers, glass artists – and most importantly for us ninjas, musical artists. The festival just announced phase one of their lineup and so far it’s top-shelf.

While you’re going green at the cup you can enjoy live performances by artists including The Roots, Gramatik, Chali 2na, Hieroglyphics and Pimps of Joytime. That’s just what’s been announced as they have more openers AND headliners on the way. It’s already an event you won’t want to miss out on and we don’t even have all the lineup information. Get your tickets today and we’ll see you there! To get ready for the festival we put together a 420 Friendly Spotify playlist that you can enjoy below.

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[Music Video] Caleon Fox – Semi Cinematic Visual

Get ready for an internet friendly music video from Caleon Fox who has already stirred up things in the web world before. He just dropped his new song “Semi Cinematic Visual” and by itself it is something to cherish, but alongside the music video the project as a whole is a complete treasure.

The beat is fire, the lyrics are fire and the video is pipin’ hot. What more could you ask from someone? Caleon keeps it steamin’ with his light-hearted performance atop a beat that is going to be stuck in your head for quite some time. The other thing that will take over your mind is the funny video that comes with it. “Semi Cinematic Visual” as a whole is just what you need to go into the weekend with a smile on your face.

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[Electronic] Brasstracks – For Those Who Know Part 1

If for some reason you were restricted to listen to one EP this week, then you’d have to make it For Those Who Know by Brasstracks. This all-encompassing project has a mix of jazz, hip-hop and electronic that is blended to perfection. With a whole host of collaborators, this EP is just about as good as it gets with everyone making their mark on it.

Brasstracks divvy up some sounds from their roots in New York throughout the EP that totals in six songs including an intro and outro. Every participant brought their A-game with Brasstracks leading the charge with all-star production and instrumentation that will leave you breathless. Although they have a Grammy under their belt already, Brasstracks are only taking things up from there by improving on their sound and technique more and more as time progresses. This project is a testament to creativity, hard collaborative work and vision. You’d be making a mistake by not grabbing a copy of For Those Who Know Part 1. Safe to say, we’re looking forward to Part 2.

’Improv #1 (Intro) Ft. The Underachievers & Robert Glasper’
’Brownstone Ft. BXRBER’
’Those Who Know’
’When You Say That’
’Opposite Ways Ft. Fatherdude & S’natra’
’Improv #1 (Outro) Ft. Robert Glasper’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 91: Too Real Vibes

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #91: Too Real Vibes

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This week’s episode was a broad-ranging mix kicking off with some new west coast hip-hop from Caleborate, OverDoz. & Anderson .Paak. Inspired by the fantastic debut album from Giraffage, ‘Too Real,’ the remainder of the episode delves into some experimental pop/electronica and closes out with some recent house finds.

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