filous – Knots feat. klei (MOUNT Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Knots ft. klei (MOUNT Remix)

October 2017 saw the release of filous‘ EP For Love. February 2018 is seeing the release of For Love (Remixes) that includes a stunning flip from the Austrian producer MOUNT. He took on “Knots” featuring klei and brought it straight to the dojo to premiere to you today!

Released today through Ultra Records, this cool, crisp remix is just what you need to end the week on the right note. MOUNT playfully reworks the original’s pieces into a new frame with his own flair. The future coated melodic treat jumped its way to the top of our playlists for the upcoming festival season and it likely will do the same with you. Enjoy your exclusive first listen here!

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[Dream-Pop/Indie] Current Joys – Fear

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Fear

Current Joys, the hazy indie solo project of LA-based artistic chameleon Nicholas Rattigan, has been making waves behind a recent slate of singles & videos that have this writer’s full attention. Rattigan’s credits are many, from work as the frontman for two-piece Surf Curse, to solo work authored under numerous aliases, to directorial work for indie-rock sweethearts Girlpool; the multi-talented songwriter never seems to pigeonhole himself into any one corner. Most recently, Rattigan has been making music again under his solo incarnation, the aforementioned Current Joys, and we’ve been happily consuming his many rumblings to pace 2018.

“Fear”, a lurching indie-pop ballad tracked by a simple 808-sounding drum line, a very Brooklyn inspired jangly, reverb-tinged guitar loop (fitting as Rattigan recently maintained residence in NYC) and his aching vocal refrain, is one of the latest additions to Current Joys’ expanding catalog; and with every passing listen, manages to worm its way even deeper into our psyche. Its simple structure and intoxicating melody never seem to release its grip throughout the tune’s entirety, letting its listener dive deeper into Rattigan’s mind and songwriting with every passing verse. A Different Age will see release on March 2, and as Nicholas Rattigan is set to embark across a U.S. Tour (full dates can be found after the jump) with the likes of Porches and Zola Jesus, we’re gearing up for its release and a chance to catch Current Joys in the flesh.

Stream “Fear” above, and check out Current Joys’ full tour dates by clicking the link below.

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SMASHA – TightRope [TMN Premiere]

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TightRope

Quality Goods Records is known for pushing the envelope. Like, actually pushing it, not just saying they are. Part of their mission to expand the borders of bass music and give rise to upcoming talent consists of their compilations. Two have come through and now they’re on their third, set to be released on February 16th. A day ahead of release we’ve got an exclusive stream for you of SMASHA‘s single on the project called “TightRope.”

The DC producer went in on this one. Upon first listening there was no way we could pass on premiering this one in the dojo. “TightRope” is a hybrid heater whose rhythms are going to melt your brain and have it leaking out of your head onto the floor. It’s so clean and yet so dirty. SMASHA’s got something special on his hands here and we hope to hear more from him soon! Enjoy the exclusive stream and make sure to pre-save the compilation on Spotify!

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Big Time3 Enter The Dojo With Epic Radio Mix & Q&A [TMN Exclusive]

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BigTime Radio Music Ninja Mix

It’s been a bit since we’ve shared a mix, so we nabbed an exclusive treat from the New York City trio Big Time3. To heat things up this Winter, Big Time3 cooked up a fiery – and often nostalgic – mix for your ears and body.

Complete mostly with remixes, this booming collection of energetic tracks is forty-five minutes of dance-driven fun. The trio have been making moves and are carrying out their big plans this year. From touring to releasing new music, Big Time3 have some ammo in their chambers. We caught up with the group for a quick chat to supplement the exclusive mix. Dive into both and enjoy!

TMN: What’s this year looking like for touring?

We’ve been gearing up the past few months for a spring tour to showcase our hit song “Moving On” and to share our different style of music. We are still locking up a few more dates but we have a broad spread of places on the east coast. First stop of our tour will be at Noto in Philadelphia playing with 3lau on February 23rd. In March we will be playing a few local clubs in NYC and Long Island as well as traveling to a few schools in upstate NY. April we are working on a festival which will be huge for us as we can engage with more fans and play our new music for them.

TMN: Can you tell us a bit about the mix you guys put together?

This mix is a blend of new remixes with some timeless favorites. We like to dabble back in time and evoke emotions out of people where they can hear something that will remind them of their childhood and fond memories they had listening to music then.

TMN: Are you guys looking to release any music this year?

We have been working on a few tracks that we want to release in in the Spring and Summer months. Music is an art and we like to take our time and perfect our sounds and the vocals. We have two tracks, “Dead Weight” and “DM” that we have been working on for the past few months and we plan to release them soon. “Dead Weight” features Robbie Rosen, a former American Idol which is different from the BIGTIME3 signature sound. “DM” is more of a future bass track and will be crowd pleaser.

TMN: What’s your favorite song of 2018 so far?

Drake started off 2018 with a really good album. Our favorite song is “God’s Plan” and we will be releasing a remix to it in the coming month.

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(MP3 Playlist) Indie Dojo (February 2018 Round #2)

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day (just in case you forgot) and what better way to share the love than with a brand new Indie Dojo. Show that special someone how much you care by sharing your undying love for indie music. And no worries if you’re Valentine free this year. We will always be super into you.
’Warming – White Lies’
’Mor Mor – Heaven’s Only Wishful’
’Vodi –
Pressure’

’Twin Tacoma – Perfect Life’
’Gregory Ackerman – Keep Falling’
’Chase McBride – Educated Guess’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 103: Soultronica x Black Panther x Dance Bliss

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode 103: Soultronica x Black Panther x Dance Bliss

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This week’s show was mostly a mish-mash of various Soundcloud/Bandcamp finds across genres plus a few favorite cuts from TDE’s Black Panther OST. A few other projects highlighted in this episode include stellar new EPs from Ravyn Lenae, Mija & Geotheory alongside Keinemusik‘s eclectic self-titled album. Closing out the show was a selection of left-field house cuts ranging from funky to hazy lo-fi to ethereal electro.

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Birthdayy Partyy – House Partyy [TMN Premiere]

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House Partyy (Original Mix)

Mondays don’t have to be a drag. For a few Mondays now Birthdayy Partyy has been starting our weeks off on the right note with their festival-friendly releases. Today they have another and we’re proud to present it to you in the dojo first with a premiere. Enter the “House Partyy.”

The Chicago twins jump back on the original grind with this one, coming off their acclaimed remix of P!NK that you should check out if you haven’t yet. With “House Partyy” we get a genre-twisting, clubby tune that continues with the duo’s plan of giving their music away for free. You’ll want this one, trust us. Stream it here first and grab a copy for free!

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