[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2018 Round #3)

Avoid FOMTID (Fear of Missing The Indie Dojo). Set your alarms, mark your calendars, write yourself a note on a post-it. Every Tuesday morning, for as long as the future allows, there will be a playlist full of indie jams just waiting here just for you.

’Apre – All Yours’
’Mr Gabriel – Tambourine’
’WILD CHILD – Think It Over’
’ROLE MODEL – girl in new york’
’Alae – Stone Cold’
’Upstairs Open – Chicago’
Related items:

[Electronic/Pop] PRXZM – Queen Of Hearts

Queen Of Hearts

The duo PRXZM return to the Lowly Palace imprint with their original single “Queen of Hearts.” This retro-inspired tune hits all the right notes and will be your go-to choice for when you’re in need of some good vibes.

Lowly Palaces drops a ton of different styles and we’re glad to see them go this route in taking on such a swell song from the talented PRXZM. “Queen of Hearts” quickly captures your attention with the vocal chops that lead into the rest of the riveting record. It feels like a classic dance track, but it just came out. This timeless feel is exactly why we’re in love with it.

Related items:

[Pop] Dan Bravo, Nakala, PVCIFY – Reminds Me

Dan Bravo, Nakala, PVCIFY
Reminds Me

A trifecta of talent has come together to give us the memorable single “Reminds Me.” Dan Bravo, Nakala and PVCIFY brought together a host of sounds to form their dynamic original whose pop sound could take this one to the radio airwaves.

“Reminds Me” isn’t just a straight up pop record as it pushes R&B and electronic flavors through for a song that is anything but flat. There’s nuance to every piece of this minimalist work. Not only is it a great track to listen to, but if you’re someone who actually digests lyrics, then you’ll be taken in by what Nakala has to say in this. “Reminds Me” is something a lot of us out there can connect to!

Related items:

[R&B/Soul] JUICY – Cast A Spell EP

The Belgian duo JUICY has released their debut EP Cast A Spell as they attempt to expand their popularity from Europe to the rest of the world. Their iconic retro-infused R&B sound has satisfied the ears of so many in and around their home, but the worldwide appeal is obvious.

JUICY’s Cast A Spell comes in at five tracks deep. These two ladies certainly know how to put together a captivating project as each track embodies a different mood and tone, giving the overall project a lot of depth. They mash together familiar sounds with new twists and turns, keeping things fresh, but in focus. If the duo was looking to actually cast a spell, they succeeded in it taking hold of us.

’Count Our Fingers Twice’
’Die Baby Die’
’Mouldy Beauty’
’Something Is Gone’
’For Hands On Ass’
Related items:

[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

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

Music Ninja Radio
Episode 109: Rainy Choonz

Soundcloud || Spotify Playlist  || BFF.fm Archive & Tracklist

With rain coming down in SF, this week’s episode came together just at the right time. After a multiple year hiatus, The Music Ninja’s weekly Sunday Night Soul returned last weekend. To celebrate, I had Ninja Baseer put together the first couple segments with a mix of soulful, forward-leaning R&B tunes. After touching on the dissociative pysch rock of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest album, the remainder of the show was dedicated to hazy, lo-fi house. Anchored by a selection Ross From Friends stellar Brainfeeder debut, the last hour hits right in the late night feels.

Related items:

[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 291)

We’re going hard this weekend, that’s all there is to it. We’ve got the festival flu – infected with the inescapable urge to get our party on and it just happens to be Friday. As we do every week, we’ve gathered a collection of free downloads to aid in your festivities. Whether you’re getting out in the sun or hunkering down in the oncoming storms in various areas, we’ve got you covered with just the right tracks. From the pre-game to the party to the after party, we’ve got it all. Records from Madnap, MEMBA x Mothica, LMBO, Birthdayy Partyy, TWO OWLS and more will serve you well. We close things out with Sam F’s Walmart Yodel kid remix because we kind of have to include it, as well as benny mayne’s acoustic version of “bounce’ to bring everything to a peaceful close. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe!

’Kill Paris – Red Lights ft. Dotter (Madnap Remix)’
’MEMBA & Mothica – Chasing Light’
’Emmit Fenn – Lost in Space (Restless Modern Remix)’
’LMBO – Dysphoria’
’Shaun Frank – Addicted Feat. Violet Days (Midnight Kids Remix)’
’Birthdayy Partyy X BigSammyZ – Bad Bitches (Original Mix)’
’Pixel Terror & Vice City – Horizon (ft. Matt Kahn)’
’IYFFE – Stalker( Original Mix)’
’Sam F – i e i e o (ft yodeling walmart kid)’
’benny mayne – bounce (acoustic)’
Related items:

[Synth-Pop/Experimental] John Maus – Episode

Avant-pop visionary John Maus has lurked around the edges of alternative pop and indie for over a decade. From being Ariel Pink’s roommate at the California Institute of the Arts in ’98, to serving as keyboardist for Pink’s critically lauded Haunted Graffiti band, and performing as touring keyboardist with both Animal Collective and Panda Bear; Maus’ musical credits stretch far beyond most artists operating within the realm of pop.

Maus is getting set to release an already sold-out, career-spanning 6 LP box set on vinyl which includes his latest offering, 2017’s Screen Memories, as well as all three previous studio albums (Songs, Love is Real, We Must Be Come the Pitiless Censors…) and a rarities compilation which will see release later this month. Maus’ latest LP, his sixth full length, Addendum –originally set to be a part of Maus’ forthcoming box set only- will now see a standalone release on May 18th. A collection of B-sides and new tunes, Addendum features 12 additional recordings nestled alongside the tracks that solidified into last year’s excellent Screen Memories LP. Giving us a bit of a taste of things to come on Addendum, Maus has also gifted us with “Episode”, an intoxicating synth-pop movement in which his melodiously vamping vocals float across arpeggiated beats and icy analog synth lines.

Stream “Episode” above, pre-order Addendum here, and check out John Maus’ impending tour dates after the jump.

Continue reading

Related items: