Balkan Bump – Aymo Feat. Talib Kweli (Sidecar Tommy Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Balkan Bump
Aymo Feat. Talib Kweli (Sidecar Tommy Remix)

Today marks the release of the Aymo Remixes pack from Balkan Bump. The Talib Kweli collaboration is one of the most unique tracks of the year, showcasing the trumpet enthusiast’s signature sound.

The Oakland creative Sidecar Tommy took on that very track and flipped it into his own special treasure, one that we’re cherishing right along side you in its premiere here. His take is a bit more glitchy and bass-driven than the original, making it the ultimate energetic counterpart. You’re hearing it first here in the dojo and after you enjoy Sidecar Tommy’s take, go on ahead and check out the full EP.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 290)

Let’s say goodbye to the week and welcome the weekend. We’re pumped and you should be too. There’s been a whole lot of great music coming out over the past several days and we’ve collected some of our favorite free downloads for you today. They shall serve you well as you shake off the worries of class, work or any other undesirable obligations you may have. Whether you’re looking to party hard, or relax at home, there’s music for you here. We’ve got records from MEMBA, Prismo, Felmax, WHIPPED CREAM, Notixx, Herobust and more. We’ll leave you with a note regarding the official remix by Zeke Beats; you better hop on the download quick, it’s only free for 24 hours! PS, we may have one more track than usual in this volume…

’Missy Elliott – Freak (MEMBA Bootleg)’
’ZHU – Faded (Prismo Remix)’
’I Fall Apart (Kaiser X Farrah Remix)’
’Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Felmax Remix)’
’CHANGE THE WORLD (WHIPPED CREAM REMIX)’
’Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Midnight Kids Remix)’
’KRANE & QUIX – Next World (ZEKE BEATS Remix)’
’beardthug – This Falafel Has Drugs In It (Notixx Remix)’
’PON CHO – Frozen ft. Paige IV (ËMMË remix)’
’Herobust & Monxx – Giant Squiddim (Herobust VIP)’
’FlexxCalibur – Kill It’
’SQUIRM – Fartstep’
’Brewski – You Stole My Hoodie’
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[Hip-Hop] Deezie Brown – Drive

Most writers within these hallowed grounds of The Music Ninja tend to have a few lesser known albums in their back pocket in which they keep on heavy rotation. One such album in this writer’s library comes from thought provoking Austin, Texas based artist Deezie Brown, who is riding high, fresh off the heels of the release of debut long-player Judith.  A 12-track offering delivering a rebellious synthesis of alternative hip-hop and electronic pop, Judith features more than a few high points for listeners to sink their teeth into.

Standing tall among the excellent sea of Judith’s ciphers, is the sterling single “Drive”. “Drive” runs off the fumes of burbling, synthesized two-step drum patterning, crispy snares and of course Brown’s gritty vocal cadence anchoring it all down. About the album Brown shared: “The lyrics throughout the album paint a picture of my addictions and the things that the industry place in front of us as a disguise on what success is supposed to look like.” Deezie Brown clearly has a progressively fresh mind aimed towards his art, and it’s always refreshing to hear an artist in the realms of rap and hip-hop with a true message to share. Judith is available on all major streaming services, so before you dive in, check out “Drive” below.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 107: Groovy Pop + Boom Bap + Electronic Bliss

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

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Episode 107: Groovy Pop + Boom Bap + Electronic Bliss

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After a themed episode and a week off, i had way too much music for this episode. I decided to focus on a couple artists I’ve seen live recently, several quality new hip-hop releases and some pretty electronic beats. My favs from this episode include revisiting a classic Talib Kweli cut, a groovy new single from Still Woozy, Black Milk’s smooth bars, Ross From Friends‘ stellar Brainfeeder debut and Four Tet‘s gorgeous Bicep remix. – Ash

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[Hip-Hop] DOGSSS – DOGSSS 1: SIDE B

DOGSSS has come through with some hip-hop heat in the form of DOGSSS 1: SIDE B. This four track EP features four distinct acts and comes to us from the Detroit Lines imprint. Not only do we have the EP, but a music video has come with the project for the song “On My Feet” featuring Squadda B. The EP flows nicely between differing sounds to give the listener an experience that doesn’t stale. It’s not a full LP, but with what DOGSSS has going with this project, don’t be surprised if there’s a more extensive project on the horizon. To supplement the solid EP, the music video adds another edgy dimension to this engaging release.

’Too Deep Ft Killavesi – DOGSSS’
’On My Feet Ft Squadda B – DOGSSS’
’Alone Ft Pradamane – DOGSSS’
’Reaper Chips Ft Tripp Jones – DOGSSS’

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[Music Video] Rob $tone – Lemon Grove feat. Malik Burgers

There’s one person who has been super busy as of late and that’s rapper Rob $tone. After a slew of video releases, including one for his single “Lemon Grove” with Malik Burgers, Rob has ventured on his $tone Cold Tour with dates across the west coast.

The song pays homage to Rob’s birthplace and shares a uniquely California rap style that many across the world have come to know and love, however as always Rob puts his own spin on things. In the video we get images taken from Lemon Grove alongside the song being performed by its emcees. If you haven’t checked out all of Rob’s latest, we highly recommend you do. Lastly, if you’re out on the west side, make sure to grab tickets to his shows via his website.

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[Music Video] Santino Corleon – No Baby Momma

Every American’s guilty pleasure, the Maury Show – or Jerry Springer if you’re feeling extra rowdy – has just inspired a dope music video from Santino Corleon. His track “No Baby Momma” off his Therapy LP received a rambunctious music video treatment that we can’t get enough of her ein the dojo.

The actual “No Baby Momma” song is a hip-hop treasure, blending in comically playful elements to an otherwise hard-hitting heater. With the music video we get a taste of the Maury show alongside other imagery centered upon Santino. This is one of our favorite music videos of recent memory – it’s accessible, engaging and a whole lot of fun to watch. Having the song be incredible also helps the project. Enjoy this one and make sure to check out Santino’s full LP on iTunes.

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