The Mispers – Shoulder [TMN PREMIERE]

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The Mispers
Shoulder

Sometimes beauty can be found in the most unrefined parts of life. Not everything has to be incredibly polished in order to be attractive, which is why music provides such an unique, individualistic adventure for everyone.

After releasing their sophmore EP Dark Bits earlier this year, The Mispers have returned with this brand new single, “Shoulder.” Having only been together for 18 months, this outfit has already garnered a tremendous following, selling out nine shows in London, playing festival gigs, and trotting along through European venues as well.

Calling back on our intro paragraph, “Shoulder” does boast an attractive indie rock progression with melodic guitar work, but lead singer Jack Balfour Scott is anything but a crooner. Yet his vocals provide a delightfully stressed persona as they strain across the fluttering guitar notes and steady percussion work. No, it’s not smooth and refined, but god dammit, it’s good.

Bringing forth associations of fast-paced, energetic indie rockers like We Were Promised Jetpacks, Alt-J, and Frightened Rabbits, The Mispers are set to be one of those blogosphere darlings, soon to spill over into the mainstream. We’re just happy we had them on here before that happened.

If you happen to be in London in November, make sure to catch one of the, if not all three of the shows below.

Nov 4th – Sebright Arms, London.
Nov 10th – Basement, London.
Nov 20th – The Flyover, London.

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[Tropical Hop] Drake – Find Your Love (Tim Gunter Remix)

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Find Your Love (Tim Gunter Remix) [REPUBLIC]

As we approach the weekend with great ease, what better way to kick off your Thursday than with a little Drake? As we sit here about ready to grab our jars to collect our Drake tears, we just so happened to listen through the entirety of Tim Gunter’s version and realized that we didn’t have the urge to call our ex and tell them how much we miss them. Instead, we found ourselves groovin’ to this Tropical Hip Hop rendition of Drake’s, “Find Your Love”. We’re not sure if ‘Tropical Hip Hop’ is an actual genre, but considering it sounds pretty freakin’ neat, we’re going to have to add our stamp of approval. Tim Gunter is a genius for meshing together ‘Tropical with 808′s’ because this remix is one for the books. So get ready to vibe to a banger from Tim Gunter and press play because you won’t be able to escape the repeat button.

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[TMN Contest] Denver, win tickets to see Slow Magic @ The Bluebird, Thursday, Oct 9th

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Say My Name (Slow Magic Remix)

Denverrrrrr! Listen up, have we got a show for you.

Tomorrow night Slow Magic is coming to the Bluebird Theater to share his intoxicating electronic music and The Music Ninja wants to help you go experience this incredible artist. If you don’t know Slow Magic, well, have a listen to the songs below and know if you like an electronic producer who likes to mix in his dad playing guitar into his remixes, then you will adore this artist.

Details below:

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” the Slow Magic on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with what song you’re most looking forward to hearing

More details
- Winner will receive 2 tickets
- Winner will be announced Thursday 10/9 at 10AM via their entry comment in the feed below.

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[Event Review] The Verge Campus Tour w/ Chance The Rapper + Kygo – Boulder, CO – Balch Fieldhouse – 10/1

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Last Wednesday in beautiful Boulder, CO, a couple of us Ninjas were treated to one of the more eclectic concert pairings to ever come through such a musically rich and diverse city; and both acts proved to deliver on their global hype. The author of one of our favorite albums of 2013: Acid Rap, Chance The Rapper and Norwegian tropical house sensation Kygo were the main course for what was a beautiful night of distinct and divergent sounds right in the heart of Colorado University- in their football stadium’s adjoining training center, the Balch Fieldhouse of all places. At roughly 4,000 strong and mostly of the college-aged persuasion, there was a sporting match vibe to the night as the trained crowd which was armed with more than enough glowing paraphernalia to light a small village for a few days, would unexpectedly erupt into stadium style soccer chants in support of the night’s fearless artists. It was an exciting one to say the least.

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First up for the evening was an artist with whom our TMN faithful should be more than familiar with at this point: Kygo. The 22 year-old sensation has earned an incredible following in a relatively short span behind his unique, melodic and charming take on laid back tropical leaning house structures; such as his intoxicating remixes of The Weeknd, M83 and more, as well as recently inking a major label deal with Sony Entertainment. Kygo’s two-hour set was built upon those feelgood inklings from which he draws such a large fan base as he cycled through a groove heavy sampling of mostly original tunes and remixes. From deeper cuts like Kidnap Kid’s “Animaux” to lighter, but just as effective top-40 fare including Thomas Jack’s epic Of Monsters and Men remix, an edit of Milky Chance’s “Stolen Dance” and Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” (which unfortunately far too many young attendees left us as only a handful of concert-goers to know the words… c’mon!) the light on his performance was certainly a luminous one. Not to mention, it was quite revitalizing witnessing a crowd that large dancing to a more tranquil end of the EDM spectrum rather than just fist-pumping to the standard college diet of big-room electro and house. Once the dust cleared on a lovely performance from Kygo, we quickly realized that most of the night’s music consumers had, in their eyes, placed Chance The Rapper as the night’s most worthy spectacle.

Read the rest of our review and check out more pictures of the event after the jump!

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[Electronic] Golden Coast – Dream And An MPC (VICE & Justyle Remix)

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Dream And An MPC (VICE & Justyle Remix)

Last month, we were introduced to the artist, Golden Coast, and ultimately fell in love with their sensational song, “Dream And An MPC”. After hearing the Televisor remix, we could not wait to hear what other artists interpretations were going to sound like. Today we have a fun genre-pushing remix of “Dream And An MPC” from VICE and Justyle. The two infused this song with pitched vocals, futuristic synths, Jersey Club elements, and a powerful percussion that’ll make you feel all sorts of ways. Vice and Justyle transfom the Golden Coast number into something perky, vibrant, and full of life in which they give us more the reason to dream the rest of the day away. Make sure to cop your free download while you’re at it!

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[Progressive House] The Chainsmokers feat. SirenXX – Kanye (Lash Remix)

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Kanye (Lash Remix)

With every girl in line at Starbucks waiting for their pumpkin spice lattes while wearing overly-sized sweaters, leggings, and Ugg boots, it might be a good indicator that Fall is here and festival season is a thing in the past. Well, don’t go throwing your crop tops and floral headbands in the back of your Summer box just yet because it seems as if our favorite season has extended itself just a tad bit longer for us to enjoy in our cozy sweaters (or bikinis if you’re in Southern California).

Not too long ago, The Chainsmokers unleashed their latest original, “Kanye” featuring SirenXX, and made Kanye himself want to be like Kanye. Now that everyone and their mom has heard this song, producers from all over are lining up to reveal their renditions to share with the world. Today we have a fun remix from Dominican Republics very own Lash; these two spiced up their version with a whole lot of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Filled with poppy synth leads, enticing piano melodies, and a bursting breakdown to make you feel even more basic with your latte, Lash gives us another reason to keep the party going strong. Grab your free download and get ready for some progressive feels.

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[Concert Preview/Denver-Boulder Giveaway] RÜFÜS DU SOL, Option4, and Hermitude – 10/15 – Fox Theatre

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RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL
We Left (Night Version)

Us Denver Ninjas are getting pretty dang excited for next Wednesday’s Fox Theatre show in Boulder, CO. The bill showcases one of Australia’s single most coveted musical exports, and one of TMN’s favorite acts in the entire electronic and indie landscape, RÜFÜS DU SOL who are bringing their entire live act for one of the most anticipated concerts on our agendas to round out 2014. The Aussie trio combine the spectacle of live instrumentation with a keen pop sensibility and dance undertones to hone a sound that has thrust them into international spotlight over the last few years. With singles like “Desert Night”, “Take Me”, official remixes for The Presets and most recently ZHU, as well as a pending debut long-player, Atlas; the indie-dance triumvirate have begun to bubble over into more mainstream consciousness during perhaps their richest musical stretch in the band’s short history. Further rounding out the card is another TMN favorite, Denver house maestro option4, who has become a serious mainstay here over the last year behind a jacking, soulful and unique take on house music, including his most recent debut on Fool’s Gold Records; and rounding out the evening is fellow Australians Hermitude who will undoubtedly pace the night wonderfully with their blend of instrumental, hip-hop infused electronicism.

Of course, we wouldn’t just tell you all about a show and not get our awesome readers involved. So we’re giving away a pair of tix through another contest! Entering is a breeze as usual, just “like” the TMN Facebook page and enter your e-mail below for a chance to win. There are a few rules as always, and be sure to stream “We Left” from RÜFÜS above. Winners will be notified via e-mail on Monday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Get to it!

There are a few rules, of course:
- The even is all ages (12+) so tell your friends!
- 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



 

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