Night Lurkers – Make it Hot ft. GDP, Fame School Star City, Tigga Calore, Kevin Hussein [TMN Premiere]

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MAKE IT HOT FT. GDP, FAME SCHOOL STAR CITY, TIGGA CALORE, AND KEVIN HUSSEIN

MopTop‘s hip-hop side project, Night Lurkers, is dishing out their new single through a Music Ninja premiere. We’re happy to present to you “Make It Hott” this Friday evening, as it is the perfect track to get the weekend started with. Although this is under their hip-hop project, with features from artists GDP, Fame School Star City, Tigga Calore and Kevin Hussein, this single sports a rather dancy, electronic instrumental. A synth heavy breakbeat background is where these emcees spit their heat. With a more minimal composition, MopTop were able to focus in for some well-produced percussion that is both thick and crisp. It’s a smashing crossover record that continues the fusion between dance and rap in epic fashion. As we see music transition in the future, you’re to be sure to hear more jams like this, however, “Make It Hott” sets the bar high. Make sure to download this hit for free before you check out some other new tunes on the website!

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[NEW] Kanye West – Real Friends (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

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REAL FRIENDS & NO MORE PARTIES IN LA (SNIPPET)

Speculation around the status of Kanye West‘s upcoming album, SWISH, has been swirling pretty constantly since the turn of the new year when Yeezy decided to drop his underwhelming Nike dissing, Jumpman-esque single “Facts”. So when Kim Kardashian West teased the prospect of new Kanye music every Friday late last night, it’s safe to say all his fans had a mini freakout. Comparisons were instantly drawn to Ye’s revolutionary “G.O.O.D. Fridays” series back in 2010 which sent the internet into a frenzy leading up to the release of his much herald album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. While last week’s release seemed more like a throwaway teaser, this brand new single from Kanye seems like the real deal. While Kanye has never been known to mince his words, what makes “Real Friends” special is that it seems to come from an honest and vulnerable place, as he struggles to maintain relationships and questions how many genuinely trustworthy individuals he really has in his life. Packaged with the brand new single also comes a snippet for (what we presume to be) next week’s release, titled “No More Parties In L.A.” which is produced by Madlib and includes a feature from Kendrick Lamar. From the sound of it, things are only about to get better from here.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta – 1/7 – 1/10

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As we cross into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for tonight, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

See you on the dance floor.

Jack Novak - 1/7

X Ambassadors
Unsteady (Jack Novak & Stravy Remix)
Two Fresh / Willy Joy - 1/8
Gettin Throwed Ft. Towkio & Joey Purp
Superstar Saturdays ft. Mike Majic - 1/9
Nick Cannon
Looking For A Dream
M.A.N.D.Y. - 1/10
Roland Leesker
My Warehouse (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix)
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[Fresh] RJD2 – Peace Of What

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Peace Of What

If you’re excited that we’re sharing a brand new RJD2 tune, you should probably sit down before continuing onto the next sentence. Not only are you getting an early listen to “Peace of What,” but it also happens to be the lead single from his upcoming sixth album, which drops on March 25th. We know. We’re pretty amped about this too. There’s more though – he’ll be promoting this album with a robust 2016 tour. Now that you’ve let that all sink in, let’s talk about the task at hand.

“Peace of What” is a soulful gem, boasting nostalgic, 90s rap influenced vocals from Jordan Brown. They’re artfully embraced by an array of instruments, including pronounced guitar work, playful percussion, piano, brass, and strings, all expertly crafted into a memorable three and a half minute experience. It’s instantly iconic, adding itself into the ranks of tracks we’ve come to adore from this Ohio-born musician.

The rest of Dame Fortune promises to boast plenty of soul influences, a lot of which came from his stint in Philly.

Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked. I didn’t have any cultural context for this music that I liked—it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own.

If you want to be in the know with more early releases, tour info, and the like, make sure to follow RJD2 on Facebook.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 176)

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Everyone have a fun Christmas last week? We hope so, and we hope you didn’t party too hard last night, because it’s Friday today. This means, it’s party day again! We have plenty of turn up tracks for you, including several super solid remixes of famous records. Let’s not forget those beloved originals, however; which come to us from Cedek, Y4NN, Rotallicso, Drbblz, YOOK!E, Fallen Fellow and OmegaMode. As usual, all of these records have come out for free, so you can take them with you on your personal device, otherwise you can stick to streaming them on our website. Whichever you choose, you won’t regret diving head first into this week’s playlist. You might be dabbing, but make sure to first and foremost #danceirresponsibly.

CEDEK X BREWSKI
DAB ANTHEM (PROD BY CEDEK)
Y4NN
Last Resort
Ray Volpe
We Made You
Black Tiger Sex Machine & Lektrique
Religion (Erotic Cafe Remix)
Tha Trickaz Creaky Jackals
OG Purp (Juke Ellington Remix)
Look At My Dab (Diplo & Bad Royale Remix)
Adele
Hello (Larcy Cover) (Wildfellaz & Arman Cekin Remix)
Rotallicso
Stomp
YOOKiE & PASSiO
Calypso (Original Mix)
Drbblz x Tovr
Fiyah
Fallen Fellow
Bang These Drums (Original Mix)
OmegaMode
Renegade
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[15 to End 2015] Ninja Baseer’s Best of the Year

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When evaluating lists like this, it’s always important to remember the subjectivity in music. The songs here are not just what I would say are the “best” of 2015 or even necessarily my favorites, but the ones I had the most attachment to for one reason or another. Music is the closest thing we have to time travel in that it can evoke emotions unlike any other and effortlessly bring us back to moments long forgotten. This compilations of songs serves almost as a walk through memory lane, and choosing just 15 tracks to represent my 2015 proved to be a daunting task. Alas, I was able to finally narrow down my choices, so I hope you all enjoy my picks even if you don’t fully agree with them (which let’s be honest, you won’t). Finally, if you are curious about what didn’t make the cut, I’m going to shamelessly plug this massive Spotify playlist I compiled that includes pretty much all of my favorites from 2015.

Kendrick Lamar
These Walls ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat
There’s no question that To Pimp A Butterfly is a classic album, so choosing just one standout single was definitely a challenge, but “These Walls” proves to be equally thought provoking as it is groovy.

Thundercat
Them Changes
Speaking of “Them Changes”, Thundercat played an integral part in 2015’s funk revival, with Flying Lotus laying the groundwork for this tune with the Isley Brothers-sampling instrumental.

Toro Y Moi
Buffalo
“Buffalo” is just about as fun as it gets when Mr. Chaz Bundick is shredding on the guitar.

The Internet
Girl ft. KAYTRANADA

As far as love songs go, we couldn’t ask for more from this hypnotic collaboration between The Internet and Kaytranada.

Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Can I
Alina’s mellifluous voice and incisive lyrics combined with Galimatias’s melodic production will captivate your attention from start to finish.

SG Lewis
No Less Ft Louis Mattrs
Featuring two of the most remarkable talents I discovered in 2015, “No Less” makes for one of the smoothest listens of the year, accomplished through a superb blend of dulcet vocals and acoustic guitar work.

Drake
Hotline Bling
The most meme-worthy tune of the year is also easily one of the most infectious. Shout outs to D.R.A.M.

Jamie XX, Young Thug & Popcaan
I Know (Good Times)
The ultimate party anthem of 2015, “Good Times” are undoubtably to be had whenever this genre defying jam comes on.

Snakehips x Tory Lanez
Dímelo
One of the more unconventional pairings of the year, Snakehips and Tory Lanez found an incredibly creative middle ground between their drastically different sounds.

Mura Masa
Firefly (ft. Nao)
Two of our favorite up-and-comers from the UK, Mura Masa and Nao team up to create one of the catchiest songs we’ve heard in a long time.

Disclosure
Superego (ft. Nao)
It’s no mistake that Nao appears twice on this list, as the British songstress lends her vocal talents to yet another addicting tune.

Skrillex And Diplo
To Ü (Feat. AlunaGeorge)
Sorry JB, but Aluna Francis wins the award for the best Skrillex and Diplo collaboration of the year.

Gallant
Weight In Gold (Louis Futon Remix)
Pro Tip: Gallant’s “Weight In Gold” might have been the most heavily remixed track of the year, but I’ve found no version is more apt for shower acoustics than the Louis Futon remix.

Beach House
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Beach House have a gift for crafting music that’s perfect for those times when you need to just close your eyes and drift away deep into your mind’s abyss.

Tame Impala
Let It Happen
Just as the title implies, it’s best to submerge yourself in the Currents of this psychedelic tune and let them carry you away on a new journey.

Shlohmo
BURIED
Shlohmo’s Dark Red serves as the soundtrack for the most epic space voyage you could ever imagine. Lock yourself in a dark room and let the music take hold.

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[15 To End 2015] Ninja Ash’s Best of the Year

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When you listen to music as much as I do, your song selections and life experiences become inseparable–each impacting the other in both conscious and subconscious ways. That relationship embodies the uniquely subjective nature of music. You can listen to a song ten times and think nothing of it but then hear it in the right context or headspace and everything just clicks. As such, any effort of making an objective “best of” list proves a fruitless task. So rather than attempt that Sisyphean task, my ’15 To End 2015′ captures the songs that meant the most to me this year: ones that soundtracked my best memories, comforted me at my lowest points or simply possessed endless replay value. Peep my favorites of 2015 below. Hopefully they’ll take on a life of their own in your music collection.

Beach House
Space Song

A trip to psychedelic space land–just close your eyes and absorb.

The Internet
Under Control

A fresh and endlessly relatable take on R&B from Syd & co.

Thundercat
Them Changes

Built on the same Isley Brothers drum sample as “Today Was a Good Day,” this funk-injected jam crescendos a year full of nostalgia for the era of Parliament, James Brown & Sly Stone.

Main Attrakionz
Aint No Other Way

Feel good Bay Area hip-hop for and from the soul.

Raury
Forbidden Knowledge (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

An absolute lyrical gem from a young artist with wisdom well beyond his years.

Kendrick Lamar
These Walls (feat. Thundercat, Bilal & Anna Wise)

My most played song from my favorite album of the year: ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.’

Jamie xx
I Know Theres Gonna Be (Good Times)(feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)
It’s hard to pick a favorite song from Jamie xx’s ‘In Colour’ but this summer anthem flipped pretentious listeners on their heads while showcasing the merits of melodic emcees.

Shamir
In For The Kill

The danciest track from the year’s most pioneering pop vocalist.

Mura Masa
Lovesick Fuck

In 2015 Mura Masa continued to prove his dominance in the realm of emotional future bass. This is easily my most played track of the year.

Big Wild
Aftergold

‘Aftergold’ captures Big Wild’s genuinely organic approach to electronic music–one full of sonic plot twists and playful melodies.

Lane 8
Loving You ft. Lulu James

Lane 8’s compositions shaped my year and “Loving You,” the opener of his debut album, brings to mind feelings of excitement and new beginnings.

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Harpe

The capacity for emotional power within an instrumental composition should never be underestimated–‘Harpe’ proves that.

Tame Impala
Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)

The magnificence of Tame Impala and the rare emergence of Soulwax combine for infinite grooves.

Billy Kenny
I Eat Beats (Ardalan Remix)

This song is single-handedly responsible for piquing my interest in tech-house.

Sonny Fodera & Gene Farris
We Work It

I listened to this every time I worked it in 2015.

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