[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaGoooooobyyyyye Winter. Hello sunshine, rainbows, and Indie Dojos to put a little pep in your spring step.

’Dyan – What Fiction Is For’
’Rosie Tucker – Fault Lines’
’Maxin Ludwig – All My Nightmares’
’Kidswaste – Alone’
’Rogue & Jaye – Little Relief’
’Private Island – Aisle 7’
’Max Subar – Morning Song’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #3)

indie-dojo-music-ninja Daylight savings time might throw a wrench in your game, but the Indie Dojo will save you. You’ll be able to find a new playlist in the same place, at the same time, every Tuesday, no matter what weird time dimension we have to follow. Enjoy!

’Fialta – Give Up Your Ghosts’
’Harry Pane – Ghosts’
’Oxford Drama – Coney Island’
’Levi Robin – Airplane’
’MaJLo – Worry’
’Native – Ocean’
’Tommy Ashby – Further’
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[Music Video] WDL – Cashmere

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Music videos with a truly cinematic nature always stand out. WDL’s “Cashmere” video is just that. With great cinematography and a heart-wrenching tale, this music video will surely play with your emotions to a high degree, especially if you have been cheated on in the past.

Before we dive right into the music video, let’s start with the song. “Cashmere” is a soft, but passionate cry. It expresses complex emotions that play out in visual form through the video. This is anything but a straightforward video. From beginning to end you’ll be at the edge of your seat and things only get better as time passes. The imagery is profound and the symbolism through those images is equally powerful. You’re going to want to watch this one a few times to pick up every little detail, but you won’t have any problem in doing so.

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[Chill] Axel Mansoor – Wasted My Love

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Axel Mansoor
Wasted My Love

Miami Music Week is rapidly approaching, and for those who’ve attended before, well, you already know what to expect. Those who’ve yet to experience this massive music event–let’s just say it’d be in your best interest to save up as much energy as possible beforehand. With that said, we were much more than lucky when we stumbled upon music underdog Axel Mansoor’s newest production, which puts us into quite a state of relaxation.

This past week, the LA-based singer/songwriter/instrumentalist graced us with “Wasted My Love,” a beautifully crafted piece that exposes the 24-year-old’s mesmerizing sound. Axel’s passion shines through his new single through velvety vocals that give way to heartfelt lyrics. His voice melts into the melody of “Wasted My Love,” led by soothing guitar strums and a downtempo rhythm. Take a minute to give this track a listen–you won’t regret it.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninja It’s probably safe to say that no two days are exactly alike. Sure, it can sometimes feel like our life is on repeat with all of our adulting and routines we do on the daily, but then Tuesday rolls along with a brand new indie dojo. And with the simple click of a button, our day just changed for the better.

’Julietta – Beach Break’
’Born CagesHalf Asleep’
’Selaphonic – Had Our Heaven’
’Minke – Gold Angel’
’nyck – Decision’
’Richard Edwards – Lil Dead Eye
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (March 2017 Round #1)

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Some things in life are just not easy. Unless you are a frequent visitor to the weekly Indie Dojo. And in that case, finding new music is easy peasy.

’The Jungle Giants – Feel The Way I Do ‘
’Geoffroy – Shakes’
’Beyries – The Pursuit Of Happiness’
’Cassandra Jenkins – Candy Crane’
’Beeches Beeches – We Don’t Know’
’SYML – Where’s My Love (Acoustic)’
’Moor Hound – I Went South’
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[Indie] Absofacto – Light Outside

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Light Outside

Through the course of over a half-decade of blogging, there are tens of thousands of songs I’ve scanned through, never giving an ounce of attention to past that initial impression. Going one layer deeper, there are artists I’ve inexplicably freaked out about, frantically writing them up as if my life depended on it. Yet, some of those artists fade from the forefront of my memory quite easily. Then, there are the artists that leave a lasting impression. The ones I clamor for, hoping the next release would just hurry up already.

For me, that’s Absofacto. His music has been with me in times of strife. It’s been with me in times of joy. It’s seen the rolling hills of Tuscany as I trained from city to city in search of self-affirmation. It speaks to me, more so than a lot of my favorites.

I’ve had to live off old releases for sometime now, constantly pouring over “Dissolve” again and again. Sure, he’s had a few stellar collaborations with The Knocks, but that’s not Absofacto. “Light Outside” is. It’s every bit of that well-crafted, emotive, and delicious indie-pop. It sends waves of warm remembrance over me, giving that surge of dopamine I had experienced time and time again in the past.

Catchy in nature, as I’d expect, “Light Outside” is a wildly addictive thrill ride that courses through dance-inducing builds and beautifully orchestrated half-time lulls. It’s powerful, yet in a way that doesn’t overwhelm from its own defined pop sensibilities. The only negative thing I can say about it is it took way too long to come to fruition. If you’re reading this, Jon, pick up the pace with the next few releases, will ya?

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