[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 149: Summer Crumbs

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 #149: Summer Crumbs

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With the sun coming out in SF (and then quickly receding), this episode featured a mix of sunny, psychedelic indie rock, funky R&B, lyrical hip-hop and groovy house gems. Key releases from this show include Crumb’s ‘Jinx,’ ALASKALASKA’s ‘The Dots,’ and GoldLink’s ‘Diaspora.’ I also shout out BFF.fm’s Summer Sustainer fundraiser which just kicked off. Learn more and contribute to community radio here.

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Dani Murcia
Darkness
AKUA
If
McClenney
quiet/us
Joshua Thew
Think You’re Getting Through
Juto
Homebody
Joël
VENT (STRIPPED)
Steve Lacy
N Side
Temple Haze x narou
Please Believe Me
Fake Dad
Indigo
Jessie Reyez
Imported
AKUA
Righteous Way
Oya Noire
Bad
SNOH AALEGRA
You
SOANE
The Way It Goes
apltn x MakOto
Celeste (feat. B
Phonte
Can We
Khalid
Paradise
Juto
Yum
sebastian mikael
Time
Gallant
Gentleman (feat. T Pain) (Remix)
McClenney
Art of the Loner
anderson .paak
Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson)
Joel Culpepper
Caroline No (feat. Kojey Radical)
Lick Neon
My Face Is Hangin’ Low
sebastian mikael
Rain (feat. $ean Wire)
Juto
Wayback
Kyle Lux
Rollin’ Stone
Lola ft. Lyam
Mountain Dew
Medasin & Felly
At Fault
David Blazer
Hush (feat. Naji)
Col3trane and FKJ
Perfect Timing
omar apollo
Kickback
KAYTRANADA, VanJess
DYSFUNCTIONAL
anderson .paak
Winners Circle
Linda Diaz
Fall in Love
Phonte
Beverly Hills feat. Devin Morrison
Rosehardt
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One week down, and another week ready to begin. The friendly faces at The Music Ninja are here to help smooth the transition as you get back to the daily grind. As usual, Sunday Night Soul is specifically designed to wrap up your weekend the right way, so dim the lights, grab a drink and let the relaxation begin. By the way, don’t forget to click the links below to make sure you’re alerted as soon as we update the playlists on Spotify and SoundCloud!

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Billie Eilish
listen before i go
Mr Twin Sister
Two Moons
sonn
small w/ Ayelle
Pink Sweat$
Body Aint Me
Lossapardo
Pause
Tay Iwar
SATISFIED
Myles Cameron
Nothing Gold
CLAY
sponge
Adetola
Endless Saturday Prod. Meltycanon
James Bambu
Sunny Daze
bakar
Sold Your Soul
LOFI LEVI
Always On My Mind
Lauren Desberg
Something Wrong With Me
Current Blue
Six Speed
Cehryl
Road Safety
KaLi
KUDOS
Nicotine
Tired
Cautious Clay
SETTLER’S PARADISE
Mique & Young Bull
Voodoo
Devin Morrison
No
Shafiq Husayn
Cycles (feat. Hiatus Kaiyote)
Tay Iwar
STRANGER
MIRRROR
console
Waives
Threads
Ambré
Prettylightsfreestyle
IAMDDB
Urban Jazz
Saint DX
I Still Care
Harrison Brome
No More Love Songs
McClenney
Love in the Sky ft. April + VISTA
Rosie Lowe
The Light
Rayana Jay
Love Me Like (feat. DUCKWRTH) (prod. by Lawrence Mace)
LION BABE
Can I See It (feat. Bilal)
Joe Beard, Isaac Waddington and Mathilda Homer
Enjoy The Ride
Ric Wilson
Yellowbrick feat. Jia Lih & Sam Veren
JSPH
Confidence
ROMderful, Shakka & Dounia
Run Tings
Cautious Clay
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS (feat. UMI)
Sinead Harnett
By Myself
Emotional Oranges
Built That Way
Col3trane
Superpowers (with GoldLink)
Ebz the Artist.
Delane(Prod. by Ebz.)
Rayana Jay
If You Won’t (prod. by Lawrence Mace)
Jamila Woods
EARTHA
nikø.
Iwantuaround
Solange
Stay Flo Simen Sez Remix
Kehlani
Nights Like This (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) (Snakehips & B. Lewis Remix)
Jms
On My Mind w/ La Soülchyld
Genesis Owusu
WUTD
LION BABE
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In just a few short days, Shawn James will be returning to the Mile High City in support of his recently released album “The Dark and The Light.” Before we head down to Globe Hall on Saturday to catch what will surely be a sensational show, we reached out to get to know the man behind this incredibly soulful, powerful and meticulously-crafted music.

TMN: Thanks so much for taking some time to answer a few questions ahead of your show in Denver. Is this your first time in the Mile High City?

No problem! Thanks for the interview! It’s not my first time in Denver.

I’ve been coming there since 2013 typically playing a few shows a year while on tour. I’ve got a great group of friends/fans and the shows always seem to keep growing and getting better. It’s one of my favorite cities to play.

TMN: You’re currently touring on the heels of your recently released The Dark & The Light. How has the reception been so far?

Incredible. Better than I even expected honestly. It’s been the strongest set of songs I’ve ever released in terms of positive response & interaction.

TMN: “Orpheus” is one of our personal stand-outs. It’s absolutely larger than life, as is a lot of your music. Talk to us about the vision behind that one.

I’ve always been obsessed with mythology, legends & folklore. The story of Orpheus & Eurydice has always been one of my favorites and I finally felt like I was ready to tell it in my own way. I tell it from the first person perspective of Orpheus as he loses the love of his life and has to go through hell (literally) trying to save her only to lose her a second time. The story has this sad, tragic and yet beautiful element of not giving up even if the odds are impossible to achieve which I love. It’s very romantic to me in that sense. I think it could also be applied to lots of other life circumstances regarding death, addiction and the relentless aspect of truly not giving up.

TMN: This album is all about inspiring others to turn darkness into light. Knowing the music carries such an intimate personal connection, have you had any fans reach out and share what your music had done for them?

It blows my mind with just how many messages I receive everyday where people relate their personal stories and how my music has helped them through something. It give me a true purpose.

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Rainy Miller
Chalamet
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Laura Misch
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TILLA
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Greentea Peng
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Tertia May
In My Head Feat. Cold Callers
Sonder
What You Heard
Wiley from Atlanta
Blood Orange (prod. Oliver Blue, Malik Drake & Ian Pope)
Zacari
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Celeste
Father’s Son
O–SHiN
Not How I Know Me
Shafiq Husayn
Walking Round Town (Produced By: Flying Lotus & Shafiq Husayn)
Pacific Yew
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Chris Keys
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Ella Haber
Old Friends
Sophie Faith
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Babeheaven
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SG Lewis x Clairo
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Jamie Lane
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14KT featuring Muhsinah
The Power Of Same (Kaidi Tatham Remix)
Midas Hutch
I’ll Go There Ft. MAAD (Paquito Moniz Remix)
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On My Mind (TADZ Remix)
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 141: Lish Grooves & IWD

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

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Episode #141: Lish Grooves & IWD

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This week we welcomed guitarist, singer/songwriter and ambient artist Lish Grooves just a few days before he moves to Jamaica. He played a selection of artists he’s been digging lately and a few of his own songs along with the thoughtful stories behind them. With it being International Women’s Day, the rest of the show was (mostly) dedicated to new music from phenomenal female artists spanning from pop to soul to techno.

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18YOMAN
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FARR
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Molly Moore
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Trustfall
Dan D’Lion
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Delany
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Tom Dunne
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Kyle Dion
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