[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 155: Drive Time Mix w/ Jeremy Black

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 #155: Drive Time Mix w/ Jeremy Black

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This episode marks the return of our Drive Time Mix series featuring two hours of house / techno music mixed live. I played some recent favs for the first hour and the multi-talented Jeremy Black took over for the second. Jeremy’s selection was a mix of forward-thinking club tracks inspired by his semi-recent move to Berlin from SF and some of his own original unreleased cuts. If you dig his mix as much as I did, make sure to check out his work as part experimental electronic outfit Awefekt and look out for his solo album which is set to drop at the end of the year. If you’re not familiar with his fantastic former band Apollo Sunshine, give them a spin as well!
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 150: Ninja Worldwide

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 150: Ninja Worldwide

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It was only fitting that the 150th episode of TMN Radio was one of the most eclectic yet — a true testament to how the show has pushed my music explorations forward. This episode features music from Nigeria, Mali, Turkey, Niger, France, The Congo, Ghana, England, Sweden and more making it the most internationally focused episode to date. Highlights include the beautiful Tuareg guitar of Tinariwen, psychedelic renditions of Turkish folk songs from Altın Gün, a summer essential from Ghana-natives Onipa and a medley of tracks in honor of French engineer/producer/artist Philippe Zdar who tragically passed last week. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to put this show together every week for nearly 4 years now. Help keep BFF.fm thriving and growing by contributing our Summer Sustainer fundraiser here.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 149: Summer Crumbs

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 #149: Summer Crumbs

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With the sun coming out in SF (and then quickly receding), this episode featured a mix of sunny, psychedelic indie rock, funky R&B, lyrical hip-hop and groovy house gems. Key releases from this show include Crumb’s ‘Jinx,’ ALASKALASKA’s ‘The Dots,’ and GoldLink’s ‘Diaspora.’ I also shout out BFF.fm’s Summer Sustainer fundraiser which just kicked off. Learn more and contribute to community radio here.

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[Denver Event] The Underground Music Showcase 2019

Rapidly approaching, from July 26th through the 28thDenver’s preeminent indie music festival, The Underground Music Showcase has announced its lineup for 2019. After updating its format last year, and adding a plethora of new stages and venues, which now totals four outdoor main stages and over 20 indoor venues, The UMS looks to once again take the city by the reigns for one amazing weekend in late July. Dotting the top of this year’s bill are the likes of Empress Of, Honne, Chicano Batman, Black Mountain, Tuxedo, Earthgang, and Still Woozy for a certifiably heavy hitting slate of headliners; but as always, the talent buyers for the UMS have flexed their mid-card and local muscles just as hard.

Additional national support includes Yves Tumor, DRAMA, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Miya Frolick, Gardens & Villa, Tessa Violet, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, Kainalu, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, and Garrett T Capps. Coming out of Colorado, we’re getting perked up for the much buzzed about set from synth-pop duo xOxford (pronounced Oxford) who will be making their live debut at the festival, as well as Mile High stalwarts including Falcon Punch, YASI, Andy Immerman, Nasty Nachos, Bud Bronson & The Goodtimers, DeCollage, Milky.WAV, and loads more.

 

As always, we will be out in full force during the hot, end-of-july weekend, so be on the lookout for your Ninja fam! Stream the official UMS 2019 playlist below, get your weekend passes for just $50, and single day tickets for the 2019 Underground Music Showcase here.

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[Breakbeat] Birthdayy Partyy – Cake feat. Born I

Chicago’s own Birthdayy Partyy have been steadily releasing great records since their launch just over a year ago and now they may have added their best track to their public catalog.

“Cake” is the twins’ latest free download, a bass-boosted breakbeat hit that bounces between the energetic breaks with some solid trap textures. Born I features on the single and shows exactly why he’s one of the top rappers in EDM right now. Grab “Cake” today and add it to your playlists to keep the sweetness going.

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[EDM] Oli Klok – Never Let You Down

Oli Klok
Never Let You Down

The young gun Oli Klok has hit the internet with his feel-good single “Never Let You Down.” Inspired by the likes of Avicii and Garrix, this dance pop dream is a great electronic record that brings a more mainstream vibe without going overboard.

The vocal driven record is completely memorable and infectious; the same can be said for the melodic production whose notes stick in your mind long after you’re done playing the track. Oli doesn’t bring in too much influence from Moombahton, but the lower BPM and sway of the track certainly lends itself to fans of the more pop-centric side of the genre. “Never Let You Down” is available today on all digital formats.

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[House] WLADY & T.N.Y. – Beatrice (feat. Iossa)

The Italians WLADY and T.N.Y. joined forces with Iossa for the smash single “Beatrice” released on Ministry of Sound. This house heater is just the right kind of track you want to hear as the weather begins to warm and festival season hits.

“Beatrice” has all the right pieces in all the right places. For starters, the vocal is addictive, possibly even moreso than the electrifying chord structure. It’s a pretty straightforward record, with nothing too fancy going on, but in keying in on the few points and really taking them next level, these creatives worked up a hell of a tune. Get your dancing shoes on and click that play button!

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