[Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] Cloak & Dagger Music Festival – Denver, CO – 9/20

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It seems within recent years the Mile High City of Denver, CO has been blessed with an abundance of incredible live music; especially larger scale offerings. So, when we heard our good friends at TheHundred Presents had put together one of the most eclectic and multifarious festival lineups we’d ever seen, we knew we had to get our Ninjas involved. On September 20th, The Cloak & Dagger Music Festival brings a wealth of underground dance talent, including Cashmere Cat, Holy Ghost!, Justin Martin, Thomas Jack, Kidnap KidMartyn, Midland, Moon Boots, Gigamesh, Sango, Pomo, Homework, Golf Clap, Graff as well as a few more lesser known acts championed by TMN in the past including Need & Necessity, Keepers. and Action 52 all in the span of one day. Well with the one day mega event just one business week away from becoming a reality, we wanted to extend our hands and invite our Ninja friends in Colorado (or anyone else who wants to make the trek to Denver for that matter) to try and win a pair of free tickets. As with every one of our contests, entering is streamlined and simple for you savvy readers.  Simply follow these steps below and CHECK YOUR EMAIL. We will draw a winner on Friday, Sept 19th (one day before festival). If you don’t respond in two hours, we’ll go to the next person. You snooze, you lose.

There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 18 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at will call.
-You ABSOLUTELY MUST come correct with your hottest dance moves and put them on display the entire day on behalf of The Music Ninja



 

In anticipation of what seems like a lineup curated just for some of our dance-head Ninja readers, we’ve also put together a nifty little playlist featuring the artists we’re most excited to see at Cloak & Dagger to get us focused up on the long Saturday ahead. Why not let this playlist soundtrack your day, and we’ll see you soon!

With Me
Okay
Henry Krinkle
Stay (Justin Martin Rmx)
Of Monsters and Men
Little Talks (Thomas Jack Remix)
Like You Used To
Martyn & copeland
Love Of Pleasure
Whatever You Need
Wunder Wunder
Coastline (Gigamesh Remix)
One Of My Kind (Original Mix)
This Life (Original Mix)
Ludacris
How Low (Action 52 Remix)

 

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[Mix] Anjunadeep 06 Mini-Mix

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Anjunadeep 06 Mini-Mix

There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds: deep is in. While you may have just chuckled at the sophomoric style humor references that could be associated with the previously mentioned statement, you can’t deny that Deep House, Tech House, and Indie House are making more than a splash in the industry, commanding the respect of anyone who has a set of ears, two legs, and the will to dance.

The legendary Anjunabeats label has been releasing deep, delectable treats for quite some time, but this latest collection seems to have really made a lasting impression in the EDM community. With a variation of underground deep house tunes, this mix is now sitting on the iTunes Dance Album Chart above Armin Van Buuren’s new comp, deadmau5, Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, and all the other traditional mainstream electronic music that typically dominates this category.

It’s an exciting time to be a dance music fan, as we’re witnessing the most definitive shift in recent memory. So, press play on this gem and sit back. It’s a calming, yet energetic journey of the deeper variety. It’s onee that could lead you to a chill night at home, or a wild night out.

Only time will tell.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/11 – 9/13

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

Lil Jon - Sept 11
AM I WRONG (LIL JON & DJ KONTROL BOOTY MASH)
NICO & VINZ VS. OUTKAST

Crystal Method - Sept 5
Over It (Featuring Dia Frampton)

Stefano Noferini - Sept 6
Marko Nastic & Taster Peter
Revolver (Stefano Noferini Remix) [Deeperfect
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[Tech/Deep-House] Human Movement – Shake

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Shake

While we’re about a week late to the party on this one, there was no way we couldn’t post this incredible dancefloor weapon from Aussie duo Human Movement to get us to “Shake” this Friday night (see what we did there?). The musical synthesis of solo producers Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald, Human Movement have been creating quite the ripple of buzz in their backyard playing this one out and it was high time we published their debut release within the confines of TMN. “Shake” pulls from its listener a ridiculous amount of  hip gyration from the onset as their extensive bass kit comes cleanly crashing through any set of monitors, while the tune’s undeniable groove will pull a wry smile from even the staunchest of house heads. Out on German label Exposure Music, “Shake” is prepped to make a serious run within the worldwide dance spectrum so do your cochlear cavities a solid today and let it set your vibe right before your dance parties kick into full swing.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 9/4 – 9/6

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

Bare - Sept 4
BARE
Matador

Skism - Sept 5
SKisM
Elixir VIP

Michael Woods - Sept 6
Michael Woods Ft. Lauren Dyson
In Your Arms(Radio 1 Dance Anthems play)
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[Deep-House] Disciples – They Don’t Know

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They Don't Know
Already supported by the likes of Pete Tong and Rob Da Bank, London based production trio Disciples return once again to grace the hallowed pages of TMN with another groovy piece of house. Written, produced and even vocalized by the Disciples triumvirate, “They Don’t Know” rides an intoxicating analog bass line in front of a welcome dose of brooding pads, resulting in a malleable tune we’d love to hear at peak hour on the dancefloor of our favorite clubs or at a 4 a.m. warehouse party. “You Don’t Know” has already been tabbed by the aforementioned Tong as one of his ‘Essential New Tunes’ on BBC’s Radio1, thus it was the perfect time to bring it to our house-head ninjas before it sees an official release on September 22nd through the always stellar FFRR imprint. Add a little bit of groove to your step today and stream Disciples’ “The Don’t Know” above.
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Rashid Ajami ft. Julia Govor – A Regret [TMN PREMIERE + VINYL GIVEAWAY]

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Julia Govor & Rashid Ajami
A Regret

Our favorite day of the week is finally here. Yes, we understand that we still have to work for a good part of this day, but having the anticipation of the weekend makes it better than Saturday or Sunday.

We don’t know about you guys, but we’re slowly feeling the seasons start to change out here in Colorado. The mornings are a bit chillier, afternoon rainshowers are the norm, and some leaves are starting to turn. With that in mind, we’re going to make the most of this Labor Day weekend, and this new tune from Rashid Ajami, featuring Julia Govor, is going to kick things off.

Coming off Highway Records, “A Regret” is a slow-building, deep house journey that carries its listeners through ominous synths and a thick, driving bassline. The pulsating pad work in the background really makes the lead synth pop, bringing it to the forefront of the tune. Garnering our adulation even moreso was the painfully perfect percussion work, which accentuates Govor’s haunting vocals.

“A Regret” is anything but, giving us a stunning sound that’s perfect for a sun-soaked pool party or an early-morning warehouse experience.

As an added bonus to this exclusive premiere, we’re also hooking up 15 copies of this on Vinyl. Entering our contest is beyond easy. Our only requirements are: You must “follow” Rashid Ajami and The Music Ninja on Soundcloud, and enter your e-mail address into the widget below. Winners will be picked on Thursday, September 4th. Please check your email for a notification from us.

There are a few rules, of course:

- You must embarrassingly dance in public in front of no less than three strangers
- You must get the TMN logo tattooed somewhere on your body
- You must unexpectedly shout at the person next to you, without providing any follow-up explanations of doing so.
- Finally, you must disregard the first three rules and simply enter your email in the form below.
Good luck, ninjas!



 

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