[Electronica] Kulkid – U Were The One

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Kulkid
U Were The One

With progressive house, electro house, dubstep…shit. With all mainstream EDM starting to sound more and more alike these days, it’s always refreshing to hear someone doing something different. With an exotic flair, up and coming DJ/Producer Kulkid has just fired this track over from France, which lit up our ears and smiles.

This debut original is crackling with atmospheric layering of jungle noises, guitar strums and contorted vocal samples. While it maintains everything that’s great about dance music, it’s unique and refreshing. Take one listen through and try to tell us that it didn’t get your hips moving.

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[Beach Time] Wayward – Love Jones

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Wayward
Love Jones

As we stare out into the falling leaves, the wind rustling them to and fro, we’re left feeling a significant yearning for warmer days. While our flip flop adorned dreams are far from a reality, at least we have the warm, sunny tunes of Wayward to keep us warm through the cold winter months.

This debut single is all sorts of summer with it’s playful synths, soulful vocals and dance inducing beat is just what the doctor ordered. All of us at TMN would like to send a heartfelt thank you to this UK based outfit. We’re all our tropical shirts underneath our winter coats.

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[NEW] Eminem – The Monster (Feat. Rihanna)

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The Monster ft. Rihanna

Ever since 2010′s “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem and Rihanna have formed an unexpected bond that’s found the two artists collaborating multiple times throughout the years since. The main reason of course is for crossover appeal, which so far has garnered the pair chart topping success. The duo are ready to test the waters again, with their latest single, “The Monster,” dropping just in time for Halloween.

Despite its title, the track doesn’t really strike fear in our hearts, striving for more emotional appeal as Em details some of the demons he’s had to deal with since becoming famous. While the song will definitely thrive on the radio, it leaves a little to be desired lyrically. If you’re feeling this new joint from Eminem and Rihanna, you’ll be able to download it from iTunes tonight at midnight. In the meantime, make sure to grab your pre-orders for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 before it drops on November 5th.

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[Indie Pop] AYER – Circle Down

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Circle Down

If there’s one thing we love to do at The Music Ninja, it’s bring you brand spankin’ new artists. Today is one of those days. Fresher than fresh, Ayer is here with their debut single, “Circle Down.” This project is an independent collaboration between Brooklyn based singer Ayer and Micky Valen, the producer behind one of our all time favorites, NOOSA.

This vintage synth driven electronica tune is calmly infectious, slowly creeping under your skin with each word. Ayer’s voice has a unique tone, which flirts perfectly with the sex infused vocals. Make sure to keep an eye on these guys, as this is only the beginning. The duo has a EP coming out this winter, and we’re already looking forward to it.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #59

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This week’s highlights are all about music for those late night pensive moments, the backing tracks to those times we lie awake lost in thought. It’s music like this that helps clear the mind and accentuate the experience. So delight your ears and feed your mind with some aural stimulation below.

When it comes to selecting and writing about songs for the Chill Dojo, it’s less about the technical side of things and more about music that makes you feel. 18-year old Dutch producer shak. captures that notion completely with a track that’s not only steeped in emotion, but shows production finesse far beyond his years. ‘Only Now’ from his upcoming EP, Slow Wonders, is an ambient masterpiece filled with smooth guitar progressions and hauntingly beautiful vocal echoes, savoured best in those moments when the mind goes wandering. With similar effect comes the next track from Chicago’s KR$CHN, who adds his downtempo flavour to the gorgeous Dreamcatcher EP from Emily Underhill. Apart from the incredible ambience and stunning use of the original vocals, the real treat here is the meticulously crafted drum patterns, which oftentimes emulates that of a beating heart, and will no doubt have yours racing in kind. Long time dojo favourite Sizzlebird was also on remix duties for the EP, providing his emotional brand of chillstep we know and love. Heavy bass and aggression are something that are easily paired together, and Koan Sound have quite an arsenal of tracks boasting this punchy style. Their latest Sancutary EP goes down a different path though, and it’s a breath of fresh air to hear big sound design mixed in an emotive way that yields a truly mellow experience. It’s a divine combination of layers and atmosphere across the whole release, but we’ve selected the two that resonated with us the most. Rameses B is no stranger to this style of production either, and he delivers another melodic slice of dnb heaven with some assistance from the angelic voice of Veela. We can’t get too wrapped up in the deep side of things though, so Druid Cloak  helps kicks off a change to the playlist with a dose of funk from his Return to the Grove EP. From here onwards there’s plenty of smooth jams and upbeat dancey tunes to enjoy as always.

So don’t overthink what to do next because the week’s best chill music is right below. That’s a no-brainer. Peace out.

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Only Now.
Emily Underhill
Dream Catcher (KR$CHN Remix)
Emily Underhill
Dreamcatcher (SizzleBird Remix)
KOAN Sound & Asa
This Time Around ft. Koo
KOAN Sound & Asa
Sanctuary
Rameses B
Timeless (feat. Veela)
Druid Cloak
Ghost Iron
stwo
Quiet Life
IAMNOBODI
Cali (Part Deux)
Cherokee
Dont Matter feat. Darianna
Owl Eyes
Open Up (Motez Remix)
Jhameel
Feisty (Blue Satellite Remix)
Patrick Baker
Control (Pherotone Remix)
Patrick Baker
Black Clouds
Koda
Staying
Justin Bieber
All That Matters (Tommy Jacob Remix)
Affelaye x BIG
This Could Be Superman? (AA Bootleg)
JMSN
The One
Sohn
The Wheel (CBR Remix)
Lily Kershaw
As It Seems (De Hofnar Edit)
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Halloween Music Mega Playlist 2013 [Creeped Out Edition]

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As All Hallows Eve closes in on us, the barrier between the living and the dead becomes thinner and thinner until October 31st, when all of the ghouls and goblins have free reign to walk amongst the living. Or, if you’re the average person, it’s pretty much just an excuse to dress up like something fun and party till the sun comes up. Seeing as how we’re not a Wiccan blog (do those exist?) we’re going to skip the seance music and just serve up a hearty selection of Halloween inspired tunes. From hip hop, trap, dubstep and house, we’ve covered all tunes creepy, menacing and haunting to keep your party up and running till the wee hours of the night. Don’t take my word for it though, press play and get ready to embark on a spooky, dance filled evening.

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This Is What It Feels Like (Prod. Lil Silva & Jamie Woon)
Feed Me
Rat Trap
A$AP ROCKY
WILD FOR THE NIGHT (DOG BLOOD REMIX)
Ibn Inglor
Track 6
Carnage
Bang!
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
Tomorrows Gone ft. Danny Brown, Nacho Picasso & Flatbush Zombies (prod. by DJ SicksentZ)
Denzel Curry x Nell ft. Sir Michael Rocks
Shepherd
Liquid Stranger
Bomb The Block (AFK Remix)
Sharkoffs
This Is Halloween
Earl Sweatshirt
Centurion Feat. Vince Staples (Produced By Christian Rich)
Michael Jackson
Beat It (Mutrix Remix)
DillanPonders
Empty Pool (p. Portishead)
Tyler, The Creator
Pigs
Danny Brown
Gremlins
Ronald Jenkees Halloween Theme Remix
Danny Brown
Express Yourself (Prod by Trampy)
P. Reign
We Them Niggas (Prod. Pro Logic)  ft. A$AP Rocky
Joey Fatts
Choppa (Feat A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown) (Prod By 808 Mafia)
A$AP Ferg
Work Remix ft. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, SchoolBoy Q & Trinidad James
Mac Miller
Watching Movies
Pusha T
King Push
Kanye West
Black Skinhead
Kavinsky
Odd Look (ft. The Weeknd)
Brodinski ft Theophilus London
Gimme Back The Night
The Weeknd
Kiss Land (Paul Maxwell Remix)
Trapzillas
Bass
TNGHT
ACRYLICS (OFFICIAL)
heRobust
SHEKNOWSHEBAD
Wolfgang Gartner feat. Tom Staar
Evil Lurks
Duck Sauce
Big Bad Wolf
Midnight Conspiracy
Nebula
Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash
Hounds Of Hell (SiriusXM Premiere)
The M Machine
Ghosts In The Machine (Kill The Noise Remix)
Benny Benassi
Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix)
Ghostbusters
(Kill Paris Remix)
Riggi & Piros
Carousel (Original Mix)
Pretty Lights
Halloween Funtime REMIXMONSTRousMASHup
Kill The Noise
Black Magic (Jonah Kay & Dead The Noise Remix)
Figure
Are You Afraid Of The Dark Feat. Lexi Norton (Original Mix)
Chrispy
Halloween
Demien Sixx
Feed the Zombies (Free Limited Download!!)
Figure
Living Dead (Original Mix)
SKRILLEX + ALVIN RISK
TRY IT OUT (NEON MIX)
HAEZERs HALLOWEEN SPECIAL(unreleased track)
Deorro x Major Lazer
Bumaye in Your Face (Ronin Moombahouse Edit)
Pour It Up (RL Grime Remix)
Rihanna
MEAUX GREEN
TRILLER
Bro Safari feat. DJ Craze
Spooked
Zeds Dead
Demons
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Trapnimal (3LAU Boot) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Trapnimal (3LAU Boot)

Las Vegas mashup magician 3LAU has had his hands full with a lot more than just mashups recently. While we love to see him busy dropping originals, playing festivals and hitting every major club in the world, we’re always stoked when he comes back and throws down some freebies for his fans. After all, isn’t that how we all developed an affinity forthis young producer?

Hot off the presses today is the 3rd track previewed from Dance Floor Filth 3, which is his take on the overwhelmingly popular tune from Martin Garrix. Fusing together five tracks (Martin Garrix – Animals (Botnek Edit), Martin Garrix – Animals (Victor Niglio Trapmix), Deorro – Yee, Showtek – Get Loose, GTA – The Crowd) and four acapellas (Juicy J – Bands, Groove Armada – I See You Baby, Krewella – Live For The Night, Capital Cities – Safe And Sound) this tune is sure to be pleaser for all of your Halloween celebrations this evening.

Make sure to keep an eye out for more of these, as Justin will be releasing one every day until the 29th.

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