Future Soup (ft. Patrick Baker)
Chicagoan trio Autograf just announced their forthcoming Future Soup EP, and teases us with the release of this title track. We’ll be the first to tell you how excited we are for this news, because they always kill it with their quality tunes. Following the success of their original “Metaphysical”, Autograf keeps the ball rolling with this one. Featuring a deep bouncy bassline that will get you vibin’ like no other, “Future Soup” once again shows us just how versatile they are. Every release has been gold, and this one is no exception. Patrick Baker‘s vocals are memorable in a sense that we will all soon know to sing along to this awesome track. They make great use of future elements together with infectious melodies. These tunes are as catchy as they come.
And if you’re itching to catch these guys live, we have great news for you. Autograf is coming to a city near you on their Metaphysical Tour. Check out these tour dates below and don’t miss out on their show!
Metaphysical Tour 2016
02.05 | Sett | Madison, WI
02.06 | Miramar | Milwaukee
02.10 | Catalyst | Santa Cruz
02.11 | Soho | Santa Barbara
02.12 | 1015 | San Francisco
02.13 | Exchange | Los Angeles
02.17 | Q | Seattle
02.18 | MIA | Vancouver
02.19 | Euphoria | Portland
02.20 | Casbah | San Diego
02.25 | U St Hall | Washington DC
02.26 | Concord | Chicago
02.27 | Populux | Detroit
03.04 | Coda | Philadelphia
03.05 | Hoxton | Toronto
03.11 | Buku | New Orleans
Jamie xx + Four Tet + Romy
Seesaw (club version)
Jamie xx‘s 2015 album In Colour hasn’t even been out for a year yet and it’s already clear that it’ll have some serious staying power. I don’t think a week has passed since it’s release that I haven’t given it a cover-to-cover listen. Although it’s impossible to pick a favorite, “Seesaw,” one of two songs featuring The xx-collaborator Romy Croft, possesses a particularly hypnotizing aesthetic. The combination of a house sensibility, UK garage-influenced percussion and Romy’s soaring vocals creates a texture signature to Jamie xx.
Unsurprisingly, Four Tet, a pioneer in his own right, also contributed to the production of “Seesaw,” which apparently stemmed from sessions all the way back in 2013. This year, Four Tet slightly re-tooled the song with, in his own words, “different drums and mix and arrangement.” The result, as its suffix suggests, is a dance floor-ready version of the track released today that manages to bring a new energy without losing a touch of the original’s magic. This one will definitely be a regular in the weekend mix. It’s also rumored that Justin Martin has a remix of “Seesaw” in the works. We won’t hold our breathe but this should do just fine to hold us over regardless.
Vaski has been teasing his debut album for a while now. We’re happy to relay that Night Sessions is finally here as an independent release. Vaski took on this project nearly all by himself, only getting some help from artists Anna Yvette and Zippy Laske. The ten track project is largely made up of trappy beats with some dubstep jams, however the Los Angeles producer extends his creativity even beyond that for some unique records.
Vaski flexes his abilities while gaining new ground, as well as harkens back to some classic sounds that he initially built his career on. Tracks like “Everybody Knows” and “One Night Only” have the listener venturing down into some hood vibes, while “Ex Machina” and “Molecules” bring a heavier bass sound that’s more akin to the earlier music from this dynamic creator. With “Los Angeles” he brings the BPMs down for a production that is unlike anything else on the LP. With so many good tracks, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but if we had to toss out two, they’d be “Pacific” and “Spin It Back.” Check out the entire project and head over to iTunes if you’d like a copy.
Molecules Ft. Zippy Laske
So wait…It’s February already? Anyone else feel like 2016 is already flying by? Geez. Well, unfortunately, we can’t stop time, BUT we can make sure we have an awesome Indie Dojo to accompany the passing minutes. And while we can’t guarantee it will slow anything down, we at least have something good to listen to while we travel through this thing called life at an incredible rate.
Black And Blue
Something About Your Love
Sometimes Im Wrong
When the going gets tough, the tough get a little Ninja and play an Indie Dojo to pass the time.
Heads Held High
All The Things
The Bean Project
MAKE IT HOT FT. GDP, FAME SCHOOL STAR CITY, TIGGA CALORE, AND KEVIN HUSSEIN
MopTop‘s hip-hop side project, Night Lurkers, is dishing out their new single through a Music Ninja premiere. We’re happy to present to you “Make It Hott” this Friday evening, as it is the perfect track to get the weekend started with. Although this is under their hip-hop project, with features from artists GDP, Fame School Star City, Tigga Calore and Kevin Hussein, this single sports a rather dancy, electronic instrumental. A synth heavy breakbeat background is where these emcees spit their heat. With a more minimal composition, MopTop were able to focus in for some well-produced percussion that is both thick and crisp. It’s a smashing crossover record that continues the fusion between dance and rap in epic fashion. As we see music transition in the future, you’re to be sure to hear more jams like this, however, “Make It Hott” sets the bar high. Make sure to download this hit for free before you check out some other new tunes on the website!
Live in the moment. Don’t dwell on the past. Everyday statements we should probably live by. Unless you are a Ninja and can conquer both in a positive light. If you just happened to land on this page out of nowhere, now’s your chance to live in the moment. Take a few minutes out of your hectic day and press play. OR go ahead and dwell on the past. There is an option to listen to old Indie Dojos from the “Playlist” tab right above this post. Either way, we won’t judge how you choose to spend your moments, past or present, as long as you enjoy them.
Hate (Its a Bad Education)
Just Call Me
Awake Forever demo
There is a Light that Never Goes Out (The Smiths Cover)