[Seductive] Moving Castle Vol. 002

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Moving Castle just dropped their newest compilation, and it is going to break the internet, even more than the last one. With their OG members on it, and some newcomers, these ninjas aren’t playing. Not sure if we could really pick a favorite out of this new compilation, but two that really stuck out were Food Diaries, and Dave Luxe’s “Give Me Tonight”. If I had to say so myself, these boys, and girl, are going to be some of the biggest acts of their style very soon.

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Transmission Loop
AObeats x Manila Killa x Vices
Food Diaries
Dave Luxe
Give Me Tonight
WRLD
Rapids
Robokid x Ba
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Dugong Jr
In Love
Jailo & Kappa Kavi
Quickie
Strehlow
Kyo Ft. Mark Johns
Stay The Night (Yung Wall Street Flip)
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[Indie Rock] The Bronze Medal – Tunnel

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The Bronze Medal
Tunnel

Patience is a virtue. It’s something that we’re not too familiar with in our information-in-nanoseconds society we live in, but there’s something beautiful about having to wait just a little bit for something good.

The Bronze Medal understands the afformentioned fifth century proverbial phrase, providing listeners with slow-building indie rock that like a gorgeous bottle of wine, needs some time to reach it’s full potential. Not to say that the epic, cinematic builds that these guys put out aren’t something to marvel at, but it’s not until you hear the full song that you realized what you just experienced.

Seeing as how I’m a huge fan of instrumental post-rock (praise be to Mogwai), I was more than pleased to experience the layering of elements that slowly make up the full experience of “Tunnel.” Produced by Vageir Sigurosson (Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Feist, Damon Albarn), this stunning song is off the band’s debut LP Darlings, which is due out in September.

Set down your phone, press play, slow down, and enjoy the ride.

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[Trop House] Kungs – Candy (feat. Jasmine Thompson)

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Kungs
Candy (feat. Jasmine Thompson)

With the warm summer months upon us, it seems like Trop House is one of the darlings of the blogosphere, and today we’re bringing you a look at one hell of a poolside pleaser.

Best known for deep house hits, Frenchman Kungs (Paolo Nutini) definitely knows his way around the chilled out side of dance music. With “Candy,” we’re offered up some beautiful spanish guitar work, tropical style synths, and Jasmine Thompson’s mesmerizing vocals. It encapsulates a worldy feel effortlessly, cascading it’s way through through five minutes of summery vibes.

This tune is a free download. We suggest you pick it up and load it into your poolside playlist.

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Inky Jack
Freedom (Cesare Remix)

In a somewhat fortuitous coincidence, we came across a solid remix of Inky Jack’s “Freedom” the day after the Fourth of July. … Continue reading »

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[Fresh] Vanic x machineheart – Circles

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We know a good chunk of our ninja clan was probably out partying last night, and now you’re all feeling the reprecussions from imbibing a bit too much. Well, we have some good news for you. You’re about to listen to one of the most refreshing tunes we’ve come across in some time. Cheers to Vancouver-based Vanic for teaming up with their West Coast mates machineheart, who hail from the City of Angels.

In a swirling culmination of multiple genres, this tune has that unique feel that makes you smile and nod your head, feeling the glorious fusion of indie-pop and trap-style 808s We often here songs that have a similar feel, but they’re typically found in someone’s remix of an indie tune. This time around, this duo has crafted something that effortlessly glides over genres, creating something that’s perfect to get your ass out of bed and out the door to enjoy a sunny day.

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[Soundtrack] Wish I Was Here – Bon Iver, The Shins, & More

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Ten years ago Zach Braff’s last film Garden State did wonders for propelling indie, specifically The Shins, into the mainstream spotlight. It seems Wish I Was Here, his Kickstarter-funded forthcoming directorial sophomore effort, will be similarly musically inspired, with a soundtrack boasting many of the screenwriter and star’s favorite artists, including Paul Simon and The Head And The Heart.

The Shins appear once again with shimmering new tune “So Now What,” with frontman James Mercer taking a break from side-project Broken Bells to write the song specifically for this sountrack. Just as wistful and dreamy as they were a decade ago, the now Portland-based sextet seem eager to reunite with Braff with lines like “I guess we’ll just begin again / I hope you know you’re my best friend” making up the soaring chorus lifted by Mercer’s gentle and softened falsetto.

Another new track commissioned for Wish I Was Here is Bon Iver’s eerie and minimalistic “Heavenly Father.” Justin Vernon’s vocals layer over a looping synth vibration in what, according to NPR, was an incredibly spontaneous recording:

“They were enjoying it and laughing, but at a certain point, they just got quiet. When it was over, Justin started humming. We talked afterwards about the relationship between Zach’s character and his brother [Josh Gad], and Justin and Nate talked a little about their father — all the while Justin kept distractedly humming. Eventually, he sang out the words ‘heavenly father.’ Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.”

The complete soundtrack is due out July 15 via Columbia with the film hitting theaters three days later. There will be a separate vinyl release on August 5, with Garden State’s soundtrack being reissued the same day. Check out the tracklist below:

01 The Shins “So Now What”
02 Gary Jules “Broke Window”
03 Radical Face “The Mute”
04 Hozier “Cherry Wine (Live)”
05 Bon Iver “Holocene”
06 Badly Drawn Boy “The Shining”
07 Jump Little Children “Mexico”
08 Cat Power & Coldplay “Wish I Was Here”
09 Allie Moss “Wait It Out”
10 Paul Simon “The Obvious Child”
11 Japanese Wallpaper “Breathe In [ft. Wafia]“
12 Bon Iver “Heavenly Father”
13 Aaron Embry “Raven’s Song”
14 The Weepies “Mend”
15 The Head & the Heart “No One to Let You Down”

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[TMN Resident Artist for July] ARTY

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Welcome to July.

Take a deep breath, feel the sun on your face, and feel small trinkets of sweat drip down the spin of your back.

It is officially summer and what better way to celebrate with some fireworks, music, and a new Resident Artist?

Drum roll please…we are so excited to have the highly talented Russian sensation ARTY taking over the ninja website this month. As an emerging titan in the studio who is simply electrifying in the booth, support comes from all possible corners including world-class artists like Armin van Buuren, Skrillex, Avicii, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Axwell, Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, and more. With his signing to Insomniac/Interscope Records, he is now set to build upon his flourishing career as he continues to forge his path and take his place amongst dance music’s elite. Whether it’s deep in the darkened, thundering bosom of club land or in front of tens of thousands on the laser-lit stages of Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Gathering, Electric Zoo Festival, Fallout Festival and more, his spellbinding sets have cemented his status as one of the most sought-after artists anywhere. From North America to South America, across the seas to the shores of Europe, Asia and Australia, this burgeoning talent has harnessed the attention of the new dance music generation and seasoned veterans. The chant seized on by fans says it all – there is “no party without ARTY.”

And that is the truth, there is no party with ARTY. With his recently released single off his debut album ‘Up All Night’ featuring Angel Taylor, ARTY is preparing us for what is sure to be an insane album.

So sit back or really, get on your feet and get ready to dance this summer month away with ARTY, we know we are ready.

Arty
Up All Night (feat. Angel Taylor)
Porter Robinson – Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone) (Arty Remix)
London Grammar
Hey Now (Arty Remix)
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Flashback
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