[Event Review] NVDES and RAC Rock The Independent, SF 9/19

NVDES
I Want To Make Out At The Gay Club

TMN favorite NVDES opened up with an electrifying performance in support of RAC last Tuesday night. Playing in the intimate setting of The Independent in San Francisco, NVDES surprised an open-minded crowd that collectively seemed unfamiliar with their work. Frontman Josh Ocean and his long time collaborator, fondly known as Lemon Girl, rocked out with endless energy and charisma.

Attendees jammed out to tunes from NVDES’ most recent EP, La Nvdité Vol. 1. The EP was featured here on TMN and went along with an exclusive interview; check it out here. Highlights included the infectious electro-punk tracks “Dancer from New York” and “May and June”.  Ocean and Lemon Girl also graced us with tracks from their older discography, like “I Wanna Make Out at the Gay Club”. True to NVDES nature as a revolving collective, frontman Josh played a few tracks that bandmate Lemon Girl did not know. Much to his credit, Lemon Girl improvised flawlessly and put up a great performance throughout. Finally, they played some unreleased material, sharing some of their political leanings as well as their love for the Hyundai Elantra. Truly an eclectically enjoyable experience– one of the top 3 shows this Music Ninja has been to this year. Continue reading

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Cody Lovaas – Bodies (Roseville Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Cody Lovaas
Bodies (Roseville Remix)

Let’s start Monday off right the premiere of a brand new single. A remix by Chicago’s own Roseville of “Bodies” by Cody Lovaas is what we’ve got in the dojo today. You’re getting a first listen to its distinct future sound.

“Bodies” in its new form is characterized by a future tinged production with hints of influence from trap. It’s hybrid sound is what makes it so spectacular. Sometimes when people mix genres, they don’t do either justice and with this one Roseville was able to take the best parts of each and amplify them together. There’s plenty more where the style came from as you can see from the intro and bridge. Take a listen and enjoy the medley of sounds in the first peak at Roseville’s most recent remix.

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Point Point – Hands feat. Denai Moore (R.O Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Point Point
Hands (feat. Denai Moore) [R.O. Remix]

Point Point‘s single “Hands” featuring Denai Moore was a sonic treat that we, along with many others, fell in love with. Now the producer has brought on a few remixers to take on the original, including R.O. Today we’ve got the premiere of his take on “Hands” in the dojo.

R.O keeps a similar poppy style to the original, but strips down some of the more future elements. What makes this remix particularly special is the fact that R.O keeps it developing from beginning to end, never leaving you back where you already came from. It’s a great minimal flip that is recognizable to the original. R.O knocked this one out of the park without a doubt. Enjoy this one thoroughly over the weekend!

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[R&B/Soul] Little Monarch – No Matter What (starRo Remix)

Little Monarch
No Matter What (starRo Remix)

We’re fairly confident that no matter what you will like this starRO remix. Little Monarch’s single “No Matter What” got a smooth makeover from the Los Angeles resident. His soulful R&B remix is just the perfect thing you need to help get you to the weekend and celebrate properly.

Let’s dive into the track by stating simply that starRO just nailed it, 100%. Instead of focusing on the energy the original had, starRO slowed things down and got a bit more groovy with his take. The original’s material is instantly recognizable, but even for those who love Little Monarch’s version, they’ll be blown away by this one. Have a listen and stay sexy.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 88: Ketchup Lyfe

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 #88: Ketchup Lyfe

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Anytime I take even a week off the show it feels like I’ve got way too much music to share. This time around I started with about 5 hours and whittled it down to the ones that best fit the vibe. Per usual, the show varies pretty drastically genre-wise spotlighting new albums from Mount Kimbie, LCD Soundsystem, Alvvays, Nosaj Thing, Brockhampton & Klyne. Also featured are singles from Adam Vida, Giraffage, Qrion, Slow Magic, Courtship Ritual & more.

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Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Deux Twins Remix) [TMN Premiere]

DEUX Twins
Bodak Yell0w (DEUX Twins Remix)

We’re proud to have Deux Twins back in the dojo with the premiere of their new remix. Not only are we offering you a first listen to the song, but we’re sharing a free download of the flip on top of that! What’s the remix you may ask? Well if you didn’t notice from the article title the sisters switched up “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B.

Deux Twins keep the overall hip-hop vibe of the original while adding in some of their own dance-driven elements. As two party-popping DJs, they know what gets people on their feet and this remix will certainly do that. It’s not jam-packed to the brim with too much energy, instead focusing on creating a groove that people can connect to. Their melodic take on the original is a memorable flip among a mass of bootlegs that have been coming out. Enjoy the premiere and don’t forget to download the track for free!

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[Electronic] Louis The Child – Love Is Alive (Chet Porter Remix)

Louis The Child
Love Is Alive (Chet Porter Remix)

Friday has officially kicked in and loads of amazing fresh tunes just keep flowing in. One that caught our ears is the latest from Toronto-native Chet Porter by way of an official remix of Louis The Child’sLove Is Alive.”

This one stuck out like sore thumb due to the drastic difference in sound that we’re used to hearing from Chet. He traded in his mellow, indie-pop synths for a heavy bassline and melody soaked vocal chops of Elohim’s dynamic voice. Every element blends wonderfully in this Summery take of the original. Don’t forget to peep the dates for Chet’s first headlining tour this Fall, and see if he’ll be traveling to a city near you!

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