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

Tunesday Tuesday, Taco Tuesday, brand new Indie Dojos. It appears that Tuesdays are HIGHLY underrated. We’ll get on fixing that, but for now, enjoy the gifts from this beautiful day.
’Adrian Fade
Cruel’
’Dang Clets
Lines’
’Count Counsellor – Open Eyes’
’Joseph of Mercury – Find You Inside’
’Raj Chrome – The Key’
’Feng Suave – Sink into the Floor (Single)’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 87: Bits & Peaces ✌

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 #87: Bits & Peaces ✌

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Off the heels of Outside Lands, an incredible set from Washed Out in Oakland and escalating social turmoil, I had a wide array of music to share on this week’s episode–from the left field hip-hop of ZGTO to Photay‘s infectious electronica to straight disco bliss from Folamour and Moon Boots. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and I hope this injection of diverse tunes helps you get through the week!

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NVDES – La Nvdité Vol. 1 [TMN Exclusive Interview & EP Review]

NVDES
Do You Think About Me

LA-based music collective NVDES has made a few appearances here on TMN. Led by frontman Josh Ocean, this free-flowing art project is teeming with joyous energy and has gifted us with many feel-good jams, like this one. NVDES’ music is delightfully fun, meshing pop sensibilities with modern punk vibes.

NVDES received global acclaim for his last EP, Life with Lobsters in 2016, earning a feature on Zane Lowes’ Beats 1, and reaching the Spotify Global Viral Chart. So, naturally, we were excited to hear NVDES’ latest EP, La Nvdité Vol. 1, which is out now on Kobalt.

The opener of the 5 track EP, “May and June”, perfectly encapsulates the infectious energy that NVDES songs display so frequently. Dancy beats in combination with the electro-punk sound of that guitar will make you forget that summer’s coming to an end soon. In juxtaposition with this track, “Do You Think About Me” does an excellent job of showing the emotional range that NVDES possesses. This wistful track inspired by a long-distance romance maintains that summery feel while pondering over a melancholy topic like a strained love. Check out the music video for third track “Dancer From New York” below:

I was lucky enough to chat briefly with NVDES’ Josh Ocean about the collective, and this latest project. Read up below! 
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (August 2017 Round #3)

Welp, we’re just about wrapping up the summer here. But instead of falling into the summertime sadness, we best make every moment count. Soundtrack the last hoorahs with a brand new indie dojo. You might not even notice the sweet, sweet summer slowly slipping away.
’Dutchy Party – Blade Runner’
’Happy Hallows –
Meteors’

’Julian Borrego – Small Talk’
’Dead Seem Old –
Mischief’

’Double Double Whammy – Glowing Brightly’
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[Music Video] Taylor Grey – MIAMI ft. Spencer Kane

Taylor Grey is making all the right moves. The Northern Californian is only gaining speed with each step she takes to the top of the music industry. Her latest comes in the form of a music video for her single “MIAMI” with Spencer Kane.

As we said before, the future pop song is a guilty pleasure of ours. Now instead of simply listening, we can catch Taylor and Spencer in visual form performing the song. Some background dancers and the setting of a bad ass house make this one visually appealing. It’s shots are quite minimal, but each scene strikes the eyes in a different pleasureful way. If you haven’t copped the single yet, do so on iTunes.

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[Music Video] Gallo – Truth or Dare

Gallo is coming in hot with yet another stunning release. Another great video accompanies an equally great song with “Truth or Dare” coming in as the sophomore single. This shares a similar wild vibe with the first project, but tones things down a tiny bit to fit a different vibe.

“Truth or Dare” has a retro element to it, both in the song and video. It’s something that’s not easy to pull off, but Gallo does so with talent and precision, not missing a beat anywhere. She seems to be creating her own universe in everything she does, which is something that we’ll continue to see grow as time progresses. Gallo’s not just an impressive artist, but she’s a true creator bringing much more to the table than even your above average musician.

“I wrote “Truth or Dare” about relationships that you know are never gonna go anywhere but in that “failure” was exactly what you might’ve wanted and seemed more of a success to you. It’s a topic my girlfriend’s and I always discuss. You tend to see guys wanting more casual relationships without any definition but when you see a girl wanting that it’s thought of much differently and that just got me thinking. That’s the train of thought I was on when writing this song. It’s not about being a tease but feeling empowered with the understanding that there’s no shame in giving into someone intensely just for a few moments and not feeling lessened by it.”
– Gallo

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[Pop] SAN – Ultraviolet

SAN
Ultraviolet

As of right now not much is known about SAN. The pop singer just launched his project with an original released called “Ultraviolet” on Lush Records.

“Ultraviolet” is a bit of a genre-blend, with echoes of R&B, pop and electronic music. The mixture sits well, which should come as no surprise given the song was produced by Paul Couture whose work with Xavier White is nothing short of outstanding. The same thing can be said for SAN whose performance on this first release is spectacular. There’s more to come and we’re ready for it. Take a listen to SAN today and prepare yourself for what’s to come.

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