LOVELIFE – Nova (Paperwhite Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]


Ally, Lee, Frank & Sam have made quite a splash in the blogosphere, racking up close to 750,000 plays on Soundcloud with just eight songs. This London/LA based quartet have accumulated the collective admiration of music lovers with their unique, Electronic Gospel, providing emotional, synth-heavy rides like “Your New Beloved,” and “Nova.”

Approaching a remix of LOVELIFE has to be somewhat difficult, considering their moody vibes are the perfect match for their lyrical approach. However, a Brooklyn-based sibling duo has done so and done so with style. Taking on “Nova,” dream pop outfit Paperwhite have created a smile-inducing, up-tempo interpretation, filled with a dancy lead melody, expert vocal sampling, and a small section of their own vocals.

Known for their sophisticated melodies and ability to derive truly lush textural soundscapes, this once “Most Blogged Artist” on The Hype Machine certainly maintains their sterling reputation with this remix.

’LOVELIFE – Nova (Paperwhite Remix)’
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[Progressive House] James Young – Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Jaymes Young
Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix)

After arriving onto the dance scene with a bullet by winning Adventure Club’s official “Wonder” remix competition in March and racking up over a million Soundcloud plays in a matter of months, L.A. via Virginia Beach producer Luke Shay has returned with an uplifting progressive house remix of James Young’s “Habits Of My Heart”. Shay’s latest contribution to the dance community combines a superbly catchy lead synth line and shuffling hi-hats which work brilliantly with James Young’s original vocal track. Further bolstering this bouncy body of dance arrangement; the moment the track fully opens behind its first climax we found it basically impossible not to smile and bounce along for its duration- which if you’ve been with us Ninjas for a while now, you hopefully know that’s one of our favorite feelings in the world. Already with stellar remixes of Pegboard Nerds and Tritonal supported by the likes of Diplo, Krewella, Gareth Emery and of course Adventure Club, Shay carries a keen sense of traditional musicianship often lacking from the world of electronic music, providing yet another reason we were so excited to share this one with the world in the form of a TMN Premiere. Following an extended weekend, this was the perfect remedy to uplift our spirits, and we think it will have the same effect on our savvy readers as well. Stream Luke Shay’s remix of “Habits Of My Heart” above and try not to pull a hamstring dancing along with this one.

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LuvBug – Resonance (Dexcell Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Resonance (Dexcell Remix)

This newly formed dance collective made up of Marvin Humes, Grammy nominated JKAY, and producer White N3rd is quickly garnering the adoration of the music-lover community. Better known as LuvBug, the trio made waves with their vocal-driven, groovy tune “Resonance.” Coming out in October, this debut single has already hit #7 in the popular charts on The Hype Machine and is sitting at #10 on the Shazam chart.

Taking into account  their love for 90’s raves and London heritage, it’s only natural to see a stunning Drum and Bass remix following the success of the original. In comes Dexcell, the Watford based trio comprised of David Wilson, Sammy Stabile, and Adam Smart. With an up-tempo facelift, “Resonance” is given a liquid interpretation rife with fast paced percussion, rolling basslines, and light, ethereal synth work.

Expertly sampling vocals from the original, we find the association LuvBug’s charm still very much intact, giving us a solid connection to what we first fell in love with. With a solid take, Dexcell has just made a whole dojo’s worth of new fans.

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[Tropical-House] Fergie – Glamorous (Matt DiMona Remix)

Glamorous (Matt DiMona Remix)

While Summer may be winding down a bit with the passing of Labor Day weekend stateside, L.A. based dance producer Matt DiMona came through at the perfect time with this tropical house revision of Fergie’s Top-40 anthem “Glamorous” to keep our beachside parties alive.  A feel good groover from start to finish, DiMona’s remix keeps intact all of Fergalicious’ waxy nostalgic vibes, but musically flips the tune on its head into a sunny dance floor weapon. DiMona utilizes the genre staples of a lush steel drum bent around a four-four snare kick and some metallurgic percussion, but implements them with a production sensibility that makes the tune feel accessible and familiar, but simultaneously modernistic and unique all at once. This one certainly started us off on the correct side of bed after a long weekend of shows and after parties, so if a little happy dance sounds up your alley today, you’ve come to the right place. Stream Matt DiMona’s “Glamorous” remix above, and snag a free digital copy here.

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[Melodic House] Syn Cole – Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)

Syn Cole
Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)[FREE DOWNLOAD]

Don’t you just love waking up on a Monday only to realize you don’t have to go to work or school? Well, unfortunately not everyone gets today off but don’t worry ninjas, we have the perfect tune from TMN all-star, Sam Feldt, to lift those dampened spirits. The Amsterdam sensation just put out a stunning new remix of Syn Cole’s “Bright Lights” and sent a wave of emotion over our newsfeed. For 6 minutes, we were simply paralyzed by the dream-like synth melodies, the soft percussion, and the brilliant vocal integration from Syn Cole to which we haven’t been able to escape the strong inclincation to keep this on repeat for the remainder of the day. So if you’re like us and just kicking back on todays holiday, then you’ll definitely be floating in the clouds with this one. Make sure to grab it while it’s hot and still free!

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[MEGA SUMMER 2014] Vol 3: Alternative Playlist


Summer is nearing its end, and for many of you that means school has probably already started. Just because you’re stuck in a classroom though, that doesn’t mean the summer spirit is locked away. Here at The Music Ninja, it’s our job to remind you of that tingling sensation that you get when you step outside and the sun’s rays touch your skin for the first time. Given that it’s almost Labor Day weekend, we’d like to provide you with a temporary reprieve from the daily monotony of your life and help take you back to the sweetest days of your summer. What better way to do that then to provide you with the perfect soundtrack for your weekend barbecue?

We’ve already shared two amazing playlists with you this month, starting with our illustrious Indie collection, followed by a dope selection of Hip-Hop and R&B tracks. Featured down below is probably our strangest playlist in the series. Though we call it our “Alternative” list, this collection includes a wide array of songs that didn’t quite fit into any of our other categories. Featuring everything from shimmery synth pop to pulsating future bass, in many regards this one best captures the true essence of summer, as we meld together sounds from all over the map into one lovably chaotic concoction.

We hope this series has helped you appreciate your last remaining days of summer. Prepare yourself for the final entry in our series next week, when we bring you a monstrous EDM playlist that’s guaranteed to blow you away. In the meantime kick back, relax and enjoy the tunes we’ve assembled together for you below.

— TMN Staff

’midnight (mdnt) – Adonis (prod. By Nick Leng)’
’b a y o u – Speedboat’
’Shura – Touch’
’Jessie Ware – Tough Love’
’Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)’
’Taylor McFerrin – Decisions (feat. Emily King)’
’Kruisemode – Closer feat. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)’
’Tom Misch – Memory’
’P∆ZM∆L – Jade’
’Mr. Carmack – The Next Afternoon (Mawhs Remix)’
’Howie Lee – Everywhere I Go’
’Young Magic – Fall In’
’Heart/Dancer – Waterfalls (Summer Heart Remix)’
’FYFE – Brooklyn, MI’
’Devonté Hynes – Palo Alto’
’Anna of the North – Sway’
’Bon Iver – Heavenly Father (Outburns REMIX)’
’Gallant – Manhattan (prod. Felix Snow)’
’Niva – Change Of Weather’
’Caribou – Sun (Teen Daze Remix)’
’jj – dean & me’
’FISHING – Nineteen / Boy Wunder (feat. Alister Wright)’
’X3SR – a e r o d y n a m i c’
’Braeden Bailey – Breathe Easy’
’ESTA x Michael Salisbury – 001’
’Sango – Me dê Amor’
’sam gellaitry – reflectionz’
’Pharrell – Angel (Galimatias Remix)’
’Owl City – Fireflies (SMLE Remix)’
’Cyril Hahn – Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan’
’Betty Who – Lovin Start’
’Electric Youth – Innocence’
’Cash+David – Funn (Daktyl Remix)’
’Nao vs. A. K. Paul – So Good’
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)’
’Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover)’
’Snakehips – Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Stint Remix)’
’Saint Pepsi – Fall Harder’
’Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder’
’MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Basic Tape Remix)’
’Kwamie Liv – comin THRU’
’London Grammar – If You Wait (Shy FX Remix)’
’Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)’
’Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)’
’RAC – Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)’
’Two Door Cinema Club x WKND – SUN’
’Bondax – All I See’
’RL Grime x What So Not – Tell Me (GANZ Flip) – Free Download’
’What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)’
’Dawn Golden – All I Want (tdoyle remix)’
’Overdo$e. – Lovin’ You’
’Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain’
’Rvdical the Kid & MisterMack – Ethereal’
’$aturn – Love You’
’Lido – Money’
’10A – Listen To Me’
’Camden Arc – Is It Good To You’
’JUNGLE. – Busy Earnin”
’Ryan Hemsworth – Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix)’
’Coldplay – Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix)’
’Tei Shi – Nevermind The End (Saint Pepsi Remix)’
’tennyson – No Answer’
’Leon Osborn – It Takes Over You’
’J M R – One Time’
’My Panda Shall Fly – Yapeyú’
’TOKiMONSTA – The World is Ours’
’Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe (Tom Misch Remix)’
’Willow Beats – Merewif’
(J LOUIS x HAAN808) – Waves FEATURING Vanessa Elisha’
’Haan808 – Journey To The Middle East/ft Vanessa Elisha {THANK THEM ALBUM/LINK IN DESCRIPTION}’
’Esta. – Lexo’
’araabMUZIK – Summer Time’
’Caribou – Our Love’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (The GRADES Icon mix)’
’Mapei, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – Don’t Wait (Remix)’
’Du Tonc – Island’
’Blood Orange – It Is What It Is’
’Wunder Wunder – Coastline (Goldroom Remix)’
’C A T H E D R A L S – Harlem’
’Naomi Pilgrim – House of Dreams (feat. Mike G) – Remix’
’Wayward – Belize’
’Summer Heart – U Got All I’m Looking 4’
’BROODS – Mother & Father’
’Free n Losh – Lost Ft. Cat Lewis’
’Cash+David – Funn’
’Ben Khan – Savage’
’Sky Ferreira – You’re Not the One’
’Kyla La Grange – The Knife’
’Years and Years – Take Shelter’
’astronomyy – Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)’
’Acoustic Cuts – Show Me Love (Samuel Remix)’
’Bob Marley – Jammin’ (Kungs Remix)’
’Big Gigantic – Love Letters (feat. Sabina Sciubba)’
’Moxie Raia – Buffalo Bill’
’Electric Youth – Runaway’
’Paperwhite – Take Me Back’
’Magic Man – Out Of Mind’
’Zella Day – East of Eden’
’Fickle Friends – S W I M’
’La Roux – Uptight Downtown’
’Strangeheart – Twice the Man’
’Kid Astray – No Easy Way Out’
’BEGINNERS – Who Knows’
’Crystal Fighters – Love Alight’
’Zella Day – East Of Eden (Carousel Remix)’
’NONONO – Pumpin Blood (Omniment Remix)’
’Atlas Genius – Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix)’
’Moon Boots – Don’t Ask Why (Feat. Kyiki)’
’Slow Magic – Girls’
’Call Me Señor – Eyes On The Prize’
’Olivver – Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People)’
’Vanic X machineheart – Circles’
’Ryn Weaver – Promises’
’Little Dragon – Paris’
’White Sea – Future Husbands Past Lives’
’Paperwhite – Magic’
’Hopium – Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou’
’Vaults – Lifespan’
’Zola Jesus
Dangerous Days (Official Audio)’
’Ben Khan – Youth’
’Kid Astray – Taking You With Me’
’Lorde – Team (Mickey Valen Remix)’
’Little Daylight – My Life’
’Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia’
’Years & Years – Real’
’Cash+David – Pulse’
’MØ – Say You’ll Be There’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp’
’Claire – My Audacity’
’BESTiE – Foolish Hearts (Kalibo Remix)’
’Groundislava – Girl Behind The Glass Ft. Rare Times’
’ZHU – Cocaine Model.’
’Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends (Wantigga Flip)’
’FKJ – Open The Door’
’Banks – Warm Water (Lobo Remix)’
’Bondax – All I See (Darius Remix)’
’Indian Summer – Shiner (feat. Ginger and the Ghost)”‘
’Sky Ferreira – You´re Not The One (Cid Rim Remix)’
’Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q – 2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)’
’Disclosure – Latch (MisterMack Version)’
’AlunaGeorge – Superstar (Cosmo’s Midnight x Lido Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss ($aturn Remix)’
’Miguel – Sure Thing (ELOQ Remix)’
’Sia – Chandelier (Night Cruise Remix)’
’SoySauce – Sushi Park’
’LAKIM – Thinkin’ Bout (Doin’ U)’
’ESTA – ThatOneSummerTypeBeat’
’sam gellaitry – powder’
’Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier’
’Raury – Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)’
’MØ – Walk This Way Lido Remix’
’Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix) – The Hidden Shades’
’Foster The People – Best Friend (Wave Racer Remix)’
’VesperTown – Colour Wheel’
’Katy Perry – Birthday (Le Youth Extended Remix)’
’Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream’
’Rudimental – Free ft. Emeli Sandé & Nas’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing remix featuring Future)’
’Sia – Chandelier (Four Tet Remix)’
’Taku – Knightime’
’Sampha – SLOW LIGHTS’
’Lapalux – Gold (ft. Jassy Grez)’
’Moby – Almost Home (Washed Out Remix)’
’C A T H E D R A L S – Want My Love’
’Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Edit)’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Hippie Sabotage Remix)’
’Duncan Gerow – Janet Jackson + IAMNOBODI = Someone to Call My Lover’
’Wantigga – Rock The Boat’
’Tinashe – Vulnerable (Sango Remix)’
’Rubee Rayne – Breathe (Prod. El Train)’
’RVDICAL THE KID – Rain Down On Me’
’ZHU – Faded (Lido remix)’
’Bondax – Fires Ft Josh Record’
’Reva DeVito – Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)’
’Elizabeth Rose – Sensibility’
’Jason Burns & Sarah Winters – Lightweight’
’Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)’
’Darius – Hot Hands’
’Darius – Vanyll’
’Moon Boots – Whatever You Need’
’CHERUB – Disco Shit’
’Goldroom – Till Sunrise’
’The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)’
’Kygo and Kyla La Grange – Cut Your Teeth (Radio Edit)’
’AlunaGeorge – Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)’
’Flight Facilities – Crave You (TEEMID & Daniela Andrade Cover)’
’Phonat – Never (Icarus Remix)’
’The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix)’
’HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night’
’Louis Futon – Sir Rock’
’Sable – My Luv (Sable Edit)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Angora Remix)’
’Kid Ink – Show Me (Mickey Valen Remix)’
’Atlas Genius – Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)’
’Carousel – Into The Night’
’Chordashian – Questions Feat. Frances Rose (JackLNDN Remix)’
’Kiesza – Hideaway (Mitch Murder Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD’
’Wave Racer – Streamers’
’Viceroy – The Life Feat. Penguin Prison’
’Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain”t With It)’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 119)


Do you know what time it is? It’s time to stop everything you are doing so you can get into party mode. In fact, i’m currently sitting in the library fighting the urge to just throw everything on the ground and start dancing. Despite the possibility of getting escorted off campus, you don’t need to have that daunting thought in your head because it’s Friday and we know that you could really care less about being productive. In the perfect world, we all would be shotgunning beers, floating in pools, and doing everything in our power to NOT do anything work related on a Friday.

So, go be a rebel and cause a scene today because we’ve got a playlist full of riot-worthy anthems that will literally blow your mind. Literally. Make sure to not spew your brains all over the place…that might be a bit yucky to clean up.

Until next week, ninjas. Stay classy, stay sassy, and most importantly, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

’Spenda C – WE R UR FRENDZ’
’AlunaGeorge – Best Be Believing (TYR Remix)’
’House Of Pain – Jump Around (Jantsen & Dirt Monkey Re – Twerk)’

’808 Conglomerate × Jerrih Charlson – #FTN / Trap Sounds Exclusive’

’Ice Cube – Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)’
’Nicki Minaj – Anaconda (Bassel Remix)’
’Snails x Antiserum – Wild (Buzz Trillington Bootleg)’
’Deorro & Dirty Audio – Hit It (BENTZ Festival Swang Bootleg)’
’Skrillex – Stranger (Thrizzo Hybrid Trap Remix)’
’Major Lazer – Jet Blue Jet (Phat Deuce & The Reef Remix)’
’Lemaitre – Wait (Elephante Remix)’
’Maejor Ali, Kid Ink, & Trey Songz – Me And My Team (Maison Cartel Remix)’
’Ice Cube – Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)’
’Victor Niglio – Elvis (Original Mix)’
’Borgore – Be Ourselves (Instant Party! Remix)’
’Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc ( TrapZillas Remix )’
’BnW – GET IT’
’Airia – Throw Some’
’Zeds Dead X Hunter Siegel – LOUD (Dubsef’s Remix)’
’InKBoyZ – Pirates’
’King Shit (NSTY Remix)’
’Tiesto ft. Kay – Work Hard, Play Hard (Fratello’s Deep House Bootleg)’
’Breach – Jack (Audiobot Bootleg)’
’Anna Lunoe – All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)’
’The Cardigans – Lovefool (Goshfather & Jinco vs. Dr. Fresch Edition)’
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