[Progressive House] James Young – Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Jaymes Young
Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix)

After arriving onto the dance scene with a bullet by winning Adventure Club’s official “Wonder” remix competition in March and racking up over a million Soundcloud plays in a matter of months, L.A. via Virginia Beach producer Luke Shay has returned with an uplifting progressive house remix of James Young’s “Habits Of My Heart”. Shay’s latest contribution to the dance community combines a superbly catchy lead synth line and shuffling hi-hats which work brilliantly with James Young’s original vocal track. Further bolstering this bouncy body of dance arrangement; the moment the track fully opens behind its first climax we found it basically impossible not to smile and bounce along for its duration- which if you’ve been with us Ninjas for a while now, you hopefully know that’s one of our favorite feelings in the world. Already with stellar remixes of Pegboard Nerds and Tritonal supported by the likes of Diplo, Krewella, Gareth Emery and of course Adventure Club, Shay carries a keen sense of traditional musicianship often lacking from the world of electronic music, providing yet another reason we were so excited to share this one with the world in the form of a TMN Premiere. Following an extended weekend, this was the perfect remedy to uplift our spirits, and we think it will have the same effect on our savvy readers as well. Stream Luke Shay’s remix of “Habits Of My Heart” above and try not to pull a hamstring dancing along with this one.

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[Tropical-House] Fergie – Glamorous (Matt DiMona Remix)

Glamorous (Matt DiMona Remix)

While Summer may be winding down a bit with the passing of Labor Day weekend stateside, L.A. based dance producer Matt DiMona came through at the perfect time with this tropical house revision of Fergie’s Top-40 anthem “Glamorous” to keep our beachside parties alive.  A feel good groover from start to finish, DiMona’s remix keeps intact all of Fergalicious’ waxy nostalgic vibes, but musically flips the tune on its head into a sunny dance floor weapon. DiMona utilizes the genre staples of a lush steel drum bent around a four-four snare kick and some metallurgic percussion, but implements them with a production sensibility that makes the tune feel accessible and familiar, but simultaneously modernistic and unique all at once. This one certainly started us off on the correct side of bed after a long weekend of shows and after parties, so if a little happy dance sounds up your alley today, you’ve come to the right place. Stream Matt DiMona’s “Glamorous” remix above, and snag a free digital copy here.

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[Electro House] Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto – Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)

Oliver Heldens - Can't Stop Playing (Remix)
Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto
Can't Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)

Lo and behold, fresh out of the oven, we present to y’all this new Oliver Heldens remix of Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto’s, “Can’t Stop Playing”! It’s been a while since we heard anything new from the Dutch producer following his collaboration hit “Gecko” with Becky Hill under Tiesto‘s record label. This time around, the 19-year-old showcases his talent by collaborating with another Dutch producer Gregor Salto. This funky electro house magic is the product of the Dutch connection. The idea is simple and consists of this killer funky bass line that just keeps building up to the drop, which is both simple but breathtaking.

This remix definitely gives us a sneak peek of what tricks Oliver Heldens has up his sleeves. We thoroughly enjoyed this electro/future house fusion masterpiece and is definitely making a name for himself.

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[Melodic House] Syn Cole – Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)

Syn Cole
Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)[FREE DOWNLOAD]

Don’t you just love waking up on a Monday only to realize you don’t have to go to work or school? Well, unfortunately not everyone gets today off but don’t worry ninjas, we have the perfect tune from TMN all-star, Sam Feldt, to lift those dampened spirits. The Amsterdam sensation just put out a stunning new remix of Syn Cole’s “Bright Lights” and sent a wave of emotion over our newsfeed. For 6 minutes, we were simply paralyzed by the dream-like synth melodies, the soft percussion, and the brilliant vocal integration from Syn Cole to which we haven’t been able to escape the strong inclincation to keep this on repeat for the remainder of the day. So if you’re like us and just kicking back on todays holiday, then you’ll definitely be floating in the clouds with this one. Make sure to grab it while it’s hot and still free!

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 119)


Do you know what time it is? It’s time to stop everything you are doing so you can get into party mode. In fact, i’m currently sitting in the library fighting the urge to just throw everything on the ground and start dancing. Despite the possibility of getting escorted off campus, you don’t need to have that daunting thought in your head because it’s Friday and we know that you could really care less about being productive. In the perfect world, we all would be shotgunning beers, floating in pools, and doing everything in our power to NOT do anything work related on a Friday.

So, go be a rebel and cause a scene today because we’ve got a playlist full of riot-worthy anthems that will literally blow your mind. Literally. Make sure to not spew your brains all over the place…that might be a bit yucky to clean up.

Until next week, ninjas. Stay classy, stay sassy, and most importantly, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

Spenda C
Best Be Believing (TYR Remix)
House Of Pain
Jump Around (Jantsen & Dirt Monkey Re

808 Conglomerate × Jerrih Charlson
#FTN / Trap Sounds Exclusive

Ice Cube
Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)
Nicki Minaj
Anaconda (Bassel Remix)
Snails x Antiserum
Wild (Buzz Trillington Bootleg)
Deorro & Dirty Audio
Hit It (BENTZ Festival Swang Bootleg)
Stranger (Thrizzo Hybrid Trap Remix)
Major Lazer
Jet Blue Jet (Phat Deuce & The Reef Remix)
Wait (Elephante Remix)
Maejor Ali, Kid Ink, & Trey Songz
Me And My Team (Maison Cartel Remix)
Ice Cube
Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)
Victor Niglio
Elvis (Original Mix)
Be Ourselves (Instant Party! Remix)
Feel Good Inc ( TrapZillas Remix )
Throw Some
Zeds Dead X Hunter Siegel
LOUD (Dubsefs Remix)
King Shit (NSTY Remix)
Tiesto ft. Kay
Work Hard, Play Hard (Fratellos Deep House Bootleg)
Jack (Audiobot Bootleg)
Anna Lunoe
All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Cashmere Cat
Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)
The Cardigans
Lovefool (Goshfather & Jinco vs. Dr. Fresch Edition)
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[Pop-House] Blonde – I Loved You

I Loved You

There’s something awe inspiring about stumbling upon acts already armed with a polished and mature sound. So when Bristol duo Blonde dropped their first single on FFRR Records “Foolish” and followed up with the incredible “Higher Ground”, it was fairly safe to say that we’d be on top of their catalog like an major league designated hitter at a PED convention. Okay, that may have been a bit much; but Blonde’s latest offering, “I Loved You” is, much to our delight, another carefully crafted dose of upbeat fizzy house goodness. Fueled by a prominent and soulful vocal from Melisa Steele, “I Loved You” plays as equal parts 90′s house anthem and present day club groover. The duo’s slick utilization of a carefully keyed lead piano harkens back to the earliest days of Chicago house, but is executed with a tad more luster and all of the intellectual melody we’ve become accustomed to. We’ve received word as well that after their incredible 2013-2014, the Bristolian tag-team are back in the studio working on a debut LP, which has us salivating like on of Pavlov’s Terriers. Stream “I Loved You” above and start your weekend correct with three minutes of bubbly house.

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Rashid Ajami ft. Julia Govor – A Regret [TMN PREMIERE + VINYL GIVEAWAY]

Julia Govor & Rashid Ajami
A Regret

Our favorite day of the week is finally here. Yes, we understand that we still have to work for a good part of this day, but having the anticipation of the weekend makes it better than Saturday or Sunday.

We don’t know about you guys, but we’re slowly feeling the seasons start to change out here in Colorado. The mornings are a bit chillier, afternoon rainshowers are the norm, and some leaves are starting to turn. With that in mind, we’re going to make the most of this Labor Day weekend, and this new tune from Rashid Ajami, featuring Julia Govor, is going to kick things off.

Coming off Highway Records, “A Regret” is a slow-building, deep house journey that carries its listeners through ominous synths and a thick, driving bassline. The pulsating pad work in the background really makes the lead synth pop, bringing it to the forefront of the tune. Garnering our adulation even moreso was the painfully perfect percussion work, which accentuates Govor’s haunting vocals.

“A Regret” is anything but, giving us a stunning sound that’s perfect for a sun-soaked pool party or an early-morning warehouse experience.

As an added bonus to this exclusive premiere, we’re also hooking up 15 copies of this on Vinyl. Entering our contest is beyond easy. Our only requirements are: You must “follow” Rashid Ajami and The Music Ninja on Soundcloud, and enter your e-mail address into the widget below. Winners will be picked on Thursday, September 4th. Please check your email for a notification from us.

There are a few rules, of course:

- You must embarrassingly dance in public in front of no less than three strangers
- You must get the TMN logo tattooed somewhere on your body
- You must unexpectedly shout at the person next to you, without providing any follow-up explanations of doing so.
- Finally, you must disregard the first three rules and simply enter your email in the form below.
Good luck, ninjas!


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