Rhye – Open (SOHN Remix)

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Chilling, ambient producer SOHN takes on one of the best electro-soul tracks to come along in awhile, Rhye’s “Open” (above). If you’ve been following The Music Ninja, you know we’ve written extensively on the two artists, so we couldn’t be happier to see them both come together on this subtlety swirling, beautifully dramatic new remix. Listen below.

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Dirty Projectors – The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)

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After dropping the critically acclaimed album Swing Lo Magellan, the indie band Dirty Projectors had a slew of remixes that followed . One of the musicians to take a turn on their lead single “The Socialites” is Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard. Adding some xylophones and soft drum samples for an airy beat, Goddard makes a smooth remix driven by Amber Coffen‘s charming vocals. Packaging up some unreleased remixes to their lead single “The socialites”, the group prepares to drop a 12″ vinyl later this May.

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[Hip-Hop] Danny Brown – Express Yourself (Prod. Trampy)

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Express Yourself (Prod. by Trampy)

We all know Danny Brown has no problems at all when it comes to expressing himself. With his newest single, he’s encouraging us all to follow suit, although this is mostly aimed at the ladies. The Detroit rapper gives credit to Diplo/Major Lazer as his primary source of inspiration for this one. For those keeping score, Diplo released an EP and single with the same name, around this time last year. Danny definitely does Diplo proud over a minimalistic, trapped-out beat from the adequately named, Trampy. It doesn’t seem like this one will make it onto Danny’s upcoming Old album, but if he’s looking for a radio-friendly single, he could do far worse.

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 4/4

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Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER

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For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Felguk - April 4th

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The End Is Near (Felguk Remix)

Xilent - April 5th

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BOSS WAVE

Donald Glaude - April 6th

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TMS 2
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[Full Album Stream] Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

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Yesterday, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, in conjunction with Noisey, livestreamed their new album, Mosquito. Today, they’ve posted it in its entirety, meaning that we can all enjoy the forthcoming LP as many times as we want! Tune in via the video below, and feel free to hit repeat, repeat, repeat. The album officially drops April 16th via Interscope.

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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 3]

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What up y’all? The Hip-Hop Dojo is back for round 3 and ready to bring you an onslaught of new hip-hop music. This week was dominated by Harry Fraud and Peter Rosenberg. With Rosenberg dropping his New York Renaissance mixtape today, we were provided with a slew of great releases from some of The Big Apple’s best and brightest young emcees. The intro to the tape, is also the first collaboration between Joey Bada$$ and Harry Fraud. “Day In The Life” showcases that throwback flow that Joey and his Pro Era crew have been perfecting since they first entered the game. On the next track from the compilation, Queens collective, World’s Fair, revive the gritty spirit of the ’96 Knicks, harkening back to the heated rivalry between two of the NBA’s toughest squads of the late 90′s. The last single from the tape is Action Bronson‘s “Compliments 2 The Chef” where he spits a few bars about his favorite subject: exquisite food. Anyone else think a remix with Raekwon is in order for this one?

Speaking of New York, we’ve included a nice little project from Jay Shell that all you hip-hop heads will definitely enjoy. Taking quotes from various rap songs about specific spots in NYC, Jay Shell then posted those quotes as signs around the city in the exact locations mentioned. It’s a pretty neat idea that really connects you with the artists and the meaning behind their lyrics. Check out the video after the playlist.

Before we even get to New York though, we have to travel through Chicago. While Martin $ky tries to capture his memories in the form of a “Polaroid,” SaveMoney‘s Sterling Hayes recruits D2G and Kembe X to reflect on some of their own. We then take a brief detour to the Southwest, to visit a “Church” in “West Texas” as Austin native M.I and Blu reveal their struggles with faith. Next up, we have a great new track from California’s Audio Push, who sample the most badass quote of all time, from the greatest show on television, Breaking Bad.

Our next two tracks may have the illest beats to be featured on here this week. The first of these comes in the form of Smith‘s “Don Sh*t”. Smith, who may want to consider using with a more distinctive moniker, absolutely murders the Woodro Skillson (now that’s an awesome name) produced cut alongside Maffew Ragazino. Following that up, we have a dope, chilled-out track from Al-Fatir , where he describes to us the life of a “Man From The Sky.” We also have “Bubble Gum Blues,” a Mac Miller produced cut that features Top Dawg’s Ab-Soul trading bars with Young Money’s Short Dawg. Making his third appearance in the Dojo, is King Chip, with the grimy new track, “Heinous.” At this point, we might as well just give him a key to the building. We’ll have to see if he keeps his streak going next week.

As we approach the home stretch, we decided to take a turn a more “fun” approach towards the remainder of our selections. Wale‘s freestyle over the group’s “Sight of the Sun” definitely fits the bill, and is a refreshing break from the MMG dynamic we’ve been hearing from the DMV native lately. Sol‘s “Dope” is a light and airy track that definitely lives up to its name. Next up, we have Outasight‘s “Remember Me” which is a smooth leftover from his debut album, Nights Like These. Finally, we wrap things up with a two-for-one with Honors English‘s “Insanity Plea Pt. 1 & 2.” Honors English describes life as an artist with integrity and consequently, an outsider looking in. What originally sold me on the track is the incredible lyrics video, which is definitely a must watch.

I hope you guys enjoyed the third edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo. As always, send all submissions and suggestions over to baseer@themusicninja.com.

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Martin $ky
Polaroid

Sterling Hayes
Retrospect ft. D2G x Kembe X (prod. Antydote)
Joey Bada$$
Day In The Life (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
Worlds Fair
96 Knicks !!
M.I
Church West Texas (ft. Blu)
Audio Push
Red Wine Remedies (Feat. Kent M$ney)
Eddie B feat. AG Da Coroner & Meyhem Lauren
Michael Landon (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
Action Bronson
Compliments 2 The Chef feat. Lauriana Mae (Prod. by Harry Fraud)
ScienZe
The Answer (prod. Lord Quest)
Young Roddy
Life Ft Curren$y
Rome Cee x Greenspan
The Harvest (prod. August Flight Gordon)
OnCue
Live Forever (feat. Skizzy Mars) (prod. by Mike Kuz)
Smith
Don Sh*t (feat. Maffew Ragazino) (Prod. Woodro Skillson)
Al Fatir
Man From The Sky
Ab Soul & Short Dawg
Bubble Gum Blues (prod. Larry Fisherman)
King Chip
Heinous ft. Tezo
Sol
Dope (Prod. by The Zillas)
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Sight of the Sun Freestyle Ft. Wale
Outasight
Remember Me
Honors English
Insanity Plea ft. Joe Budden Part 1 and 2 (The Complete Saga)

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[NEW] Com Truise – Idle Withdrawal

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Idle Withdrawal

Com Truise has surfaced briefly to let loose this song “Idle Withdrawal”. We’re not quite sure how old it is, or if it will ever appear on a future release. The electronic artist released this brief description along with the stream: “This track was meant for another use, but I decided to share it!” Enjoy!

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