Royal isn’t stopping anytime soon. In fact, he’s been pretty quiet lately, aside from his new single, because he has been working on his untitled album. As stoked as we are for that to manifest, we have to wait, but we don’t have to wait for the “Queen Of France.” Royal’s latest single is quite poppy, but it also has strong indie influences, despite those two styles being at odds. They work strongly in conjunction here to give us a special record that is both light-hearted and catchy. It’s one of those tracks that will intrusively pop into your mind during your day, except it’s also the type of song that you won’t get mad when that does happen. Want “Queen Of France” for yourself? Download it for free.
It has been a cool minute since we had work from Live City. After going through some member changes, Ethan now being the sole contributor to the act who has a special premiere for us today. Despite having this change, Live City is moving on ahead without distraction. The new free EP, Switch, is proof of that, along with a change of style.
Switch is comprised of three singles, with rapper Bizzy hopping on the Eastern influenced track “Kama Sutra.” With the other two tracks we get more dancey, upbeat styles, however “Kama Sutra” makes for a nice change of pace. “This Is A Test” kicks things off with a bassy breakbeat sound that is too fun not to rage to. “Dope Shit” is within the breakbeat realm as well, but Live City goes for a more club style with less bass. All three tracks are certified fire, so make sure to download the EP through the link above.
This Is A Test (Original Mix)
Kama Sutra (Ft. Bizzy) (Original Mix)
Dope Shit (Original Mix)
Just a few weeks ago, Bad Royale came out with their first EP with Mad Decent, Move Like. They’re already back with another one, this time with their friends at Buygore. Welcome To The Badlands is another five records that show why these four are here to takeover the dance music world.
Each song on the release was done with a collaborator, with the list going in order from Richie Loop, S’Vone, Nina Dioz, and Alyse to the Ragga Twins. The EP starts off with some jungle vibes, with the third song, “Sweat” slowing things down for a saucy moombah single. With the last two tracks they trap things out for quite possibly the two hottest tracks on the EP. Grab yourself a copy here, and stay tuned for more records from Bad Royale.
King (feat. Richie Loop)
Tight (feat. SVone)
Sweat (feat.Nina Dioz)
Ride The Lightning (feat. Alyse)
Mash It Up (feat. Ragga Twins)
Teardrop (Massive Attack Cover)
Fresh off being announced on the second annual CRSSD festival in San Diego, MONAKR unleashes a cover of ‘Teardrop‘ by Massive Attack to keep things swirling. Lead singer Matthew Santos drives along the revamped production with a sense of power and fearlessness. This pretty tune successfully resuscitates a classic and showcases the band stepping outside their comfort zone. With an EP on the horizon, this Chicago-based four piece is set for a busy Summer. Both of their independently released singles (‘Calling Out‘ and ‘Diamond‘) debuted #20 on the Global and US Spotify Viral Charts, so it’s expected that a massive footprint will be made in the near future. MONAKR, born in the Winter of 2014, explores the deeper and darker side of pop music, filtered through Chicago’s R&B and House traditions. This Friday you can find them in their hometown at Lincoln Hall playing an official Pitchfork after-show with Celine Neon and Kinky Love; tickets here.
Working hard or hardly working? Either way, we’ve got an Indie Dojo to whistle to while you work…or you don’t. Hey, it might even make you look more productive.
When It All Bleeds Out
Phillip G Cook
Whats Love Got to do With It (Tina Turner cover)
Dark Child (Single Edit)
Fallen So Young
Calling all ninjas and ninjettes from San Diego! Are you a fan of Manila Killa? Do you want to attend a fun pool party? Well here’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone. We’re giving away TWO TICKETS to Manila Killa: Summer Sessions at the beautiful W Hotel in downtown San Diego this Sunday afternoon. TMN is thrilled to announce this giveaway and maintain our continued friendship with the Moving Castle crew.
Manila Killa, who is 1/2 of Hotel Garuda and part of the popular Moving Castle Collective, continues to impress with his ever-changing sound and multi-genre style. Having such diversity in his arsenal, the DC artist guarantees a fun time with quality mixes and slick maneuvers. With local support from Sulvida, Primal and Nicky Valentino, SD is about to get real tropical on Sunday. We’ve prepared a playlist from the talented Manila Killa to get you started for this weekend. We hope to see your lovely faces there, so get your bikinis and board shorts ready as we vibe away to your favorite summer jams!
How to enter the contest
1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:
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3) Comment below this post with what Manila Killa track you want to hear poolside.
WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AT 4PM PST ON FRIDAY 7/10.
Pink Medicine (Manila Killa Remix)
All I Want (Manila Killa Remix)
Tegan and Sara
Walking With A Ghost (Manila Killa Remix)
The M Machine
Dont Speak (Manila Killa Remix)
2h Du Matin (Ft. Mark Johns)
AObeats & Manila Killa & Jai Wolf (ft. Mark Johns)
Diamonds For Breakfast
Gewd laaawrd, it’s hard to come back to reality after a 3 day weekend or any vacation for that matter. If you are anything like us, you need a musical escape to help forget about the every day grind. Luckily we’ve made it easy for you to lose yourselves in a sweet little indie dojo. We know it’s not anywhere near the amazingness of a vacation, but let your imagination sail you away through the length of a playlist. You’ll be glad you did.
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