[New] Kendrick Lamar – i

Kendrick Lamar

After two long years, the wait is finally over for some new Kendrick Lamar to hit your eardrums. Remaining relatively quiet in the music scene, the west coast emcee seemed to have taken a backseat to let his Top Dawg brethren quietly take over the music scene. Schoolboy Q saw his debut, Oxymoron, receive top praises, Isaiah Rashad has made a name for himself with his EP Cilvia Demo, and SZA delivered some chill vibes with her solo project Z. Now that the music scene is more familiar with the crew, Lamar steps back into the spotlight with a long-awaited single for our listening enjoyments.

The track “i” is an uplifting anthem that is sonically a little something different from the rap star. Introduced by a boasting soundbite, a Rahki-produced guitar heavy Isley Brothers “That Lady” sample drops flipping the beat. K-dot quickly jumps on the track spitting some quick-tongued bars about self-love and acceptance. The momentum and positive message do not let up throughout ending with a smooth transition into a jazz, 70’s classic rhythm and vibe. The track definitely invokes the feel of some old-school, but takes a couple listens to fully grow on you.

Kendrick’s follow-up to good kid, M.A.A.D. city is set to drop later this year and is rumored to feature production from Dr. Dre and a lot of in-house production from the TDE camp. This much-anticipated single is now available for purchase on iTunes.

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Turtle Giant – Constellations [TMN PREMIERE]

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Are we really sure that Turtle Giant are from where they say they are? Supposedly from Sao Paulo, this Brazilian three-piece has me envisioning foggy-eyed, long-haired, and peace-loving hippies on the corner of Haight-Ashbury. All kidding aside, it’s hard not to get taken away to that classic era of music while listening to their latest release, premiered here on The Music Ninja.

While it may not be as laid back, or focused on lengthy improvisations as the aforementioned musical period, “Constellations” boasts a timeless, hazy sound that would make most of the greats smile, tap their foot, and nod their head in unanimous approval. The driving beat creates an engaging tempo, one which supports the near-bluesy guitar riffs, which come together in a memorable structure.

This outfit flaunts their musical prowess even moreso with the addition of a harpsichord in the bridge, building up to a eyebrow raising call-back chorus. The end result is something worthy of a classic rock radio station, mixed in between The Dead, Joplin and Hendrix. The best part is, these guys are still alive and kicking, ready to keep rolling out overwhelmingly memorable songs for the foreseeable future.

“Constellations” can be found on the upcoming album titled Golden Summer, due out later this year. Make sure you keep an eye out for it by liking their page on facebook.

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[Deep House] Freddy Verano – Moments (feat. SAM SMITH)

Freddy Verano - Moments (feat. Sam Smith)
Sam Smith prod. by Freddy Verano
Moments (Official Radio Edit)

Holy moly! German DJ/producer Freddy Verano just released a collaborative track featuring the almighty Sam Smith! Words cannot describe how excited we are for this new tune, especially since the British vocal master hasn’t come out with anything new in a while. This time around, Freddy Verano took an interesting turn featuring Sam Smith’s vocals in this deep house goodness. His sharp vocals shine throughout the song and take the spotlight without a doubt, but the upbeat style and sustained melody definitely showcase a new side of Sam Smith. The piano chords mix perfectly into the fast-paced house beat without overshadowing the vocals, while keeping it classic Sam Smith as his accompaniment.

It’s one of those songs that you’re not sure what to think of it after hearing it for the first time, but can’t stop pressing the replay button after a while. This one is going to be a banger for sure, so stay tuned for more!

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[Future] Rihanna – Rudeboy (AObeats Flip)

Rudeboy (AObeats Flip)

When you see a Rihanna remix on your horizon, it’s easy to have doubts. We’ve had really good and really bad edits of everyone’s favorite bad girl; luckily this one falls into the former. AOBeats is one of the best talents you may have not heard of and on his newest remix to celebrate 5,000 on Facebook, he’s out to prove why. Perfectly blending together the island sounds that made “Rudeboy” a radio jam and the future beats sound he has pioneered his budding career, the Moving Castle-affiliated beatmaker truly sets the bar higher with his effort on this one.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2014 Round #4)


Goodbye, Summer. Hello, everyone complaining about the cold ass weather. You have to admit though, there’s nothing quite like kicking back and cuddling up to a playlist full of heartwarming indie music. Sometimes, music sooths even the coldest of souls.

’RiotHorse – Rabbit Hole’
’Beaty Heart – Yadwigha’s Theme’
’NoMbe – Seminole’
’Deaths – Lonewolves’
’Sundays – Theia Mania’
’Twin Caverns – Drown’
’The Dubarrys – Undress Your Soul’
’Palace – Veins’
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[MEGA SUMMER 2014] Vol 4: EDM Playlist


For as long as it took to get here, summer sure did pass us by in a hurry. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were charging around the Polo Fields in the dessert, talking about how great it was that our favorite season was just around the corner.

While all good things must eventually come to an end, we’ve forever immortilized this summer’s releases through our Mega Summer Playlist series, previously covering Indie Rock/Folk, Hip Hop, and Alternative. With our fourth and final playlist, we’re offering up over 150 songs of dance greatness. From deep house to trap, this playlist is sure to keep the party going for hours on end.

’Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need (Every Night)’
’Best Day Of My Life (Just A Gent Remix) – American Authors’
’Mat Zo ft The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up’
’Peking Duk – High ft. Nicole Millar (Yahtzel Remix)’
’Full Crate x Mar – Man x Woman’
’Pharrell – Number One (ft Kanye West) (Allure Remix)’
’Morgan Page – In The Air (SNBRN Remix)’
’Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (Allure Remix)’
’Pharrell Williams – Happy (NEUS Remix)’
’Harder (Star Slinger Remix)’
’No Doubt – Hella Good (Dr. Fresch’s Summer Revival Remix)’
’Jealous (Dillon Francis Remix)’
’Pompeii – Bastille (Audien Remix)’
’Adventure Club – Wonder Ft. The Kite String Tangle (Louis The Child Remix)’
’Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)’
’Mat Zo – Oldskool Trip’
’Dido – Thank You (Goshfather & Jinco Ed&tion)’
’Zircon – Augment’
’Mat Zo – Time On Your Side (Ft. Janai)’
’Lakim – A Pimp Named Slickback’
’Sevyn Streeter Ft. Chris Brown – It Won’t Stop (Manila Killa & Hunt For the Breeze Remix)’
’Hermitude x Flume – Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip)’
’Mariah Carey – You’re Mine (Hunt for the Breeze x Manila Killa Edit)’
’Milo Mills & Noï – War Of Roses’
’Tell Me – RL Grime & What So Not’
’Infinite Daps – Baauer & RL Grime’
’Because of U – RL Grime’
’Jose Gonzalez – Step Out (The Chainsmokers Remix)’
’Adventure Club – Wonder (The Chainsmokers Remix)’
’Calvin Harris – Summer (Extended)’
’Duck Sauce – NRG (Radio Edit)’
’Kanye West – Good Life (Party Ghost Remix)’
’The Night Is Young (ft. Cherub)’
’Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’Pharrell – Gust Of Wind (ft Daft Punk)(Autograf Remix)’
’3LAU ‘How You Love Me’ Feat. Bright Lights (Prince Fox Remix)’
’Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Matt Dash Remix)’
’Take It Slow (Com Truise Remix)’
’Diplo & ETC!ETC! – Diplo’s Theme (feat. Fly Boy Keno)’
’Max Elto – Shadow Of The Sun (Adventure Club Remix)’
’Zak Waters ft. Codi Caraco – Out Of My Head (Jaz Von D Remix)’
’Calvin Harris – C.U.B.A’
’Diplo – Revolution (Danny Diggz Remix feat. Faustix & Imanos And Kai)’
’So Butterfly (2014 Version)’
’Cage The Elephant – Take It Or Leave It (Nebbra Remix)’
’Ellie Goulding – Burn (Gryffin Remix)’
’Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)’
’Iggy Azalea Fancy (Milk N Cookies Remix)’
’Dilorean – Reality (Original Mix)’
’Carousel – My New Friend (Avenue Remix)’
’Can’t Do Without You’
’Kappa Kavi – Dinosaur Bass (ConRank Remix)’
’Dada Life – Born To Rage (Feat. Sebastian Bach) – OUT NOW’
’Zeds Dead – Blink (feat. Perry Farrell)’
’Porter Robinson – Sad Machine (Anamanaguchi Remix)’
’The Magician : “Sunlight” feat. Years & Years (Extended mix)’
’Paces – Can’t Touch Me Feat. Madeline Vida’
’Drowning (Lido Remix)’
’Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne (Maxo Yo
’Changing Me (feat. Sean Michael Murray)’
’Point Point – Morning BJ’
’Point Point – Life In Grey’
’Felix Jaehn – Shine (feat. Freddy Verano & Linying)’
’Matoma & Nelsaan – Free Fallin Tropical Mojito Remix (John Mayer Tribute)’
’Parkinson White & Kyle Cook – Temple’
’Miss U So Bad’
’SaneBeats – To The Beach’
’Bastille – Bad Blood (Lido Remix)’
’Cazzette – Sleepless (Oliver Nelson Remix)’
’Miami Horror – Real Slow (Alex Young Remix)’
’Cassie – Me & U (Glen Check “Summer” Remix)’
’Lexxmatiq – Move It’
’ZHU – Faded (ODESZA Remix) – Out June 29 on Mind of a Genius’
’Branchez – Truth’
’The Aston Shuffle ft. Elizabeth Rose – Back & Forth (Nora En Pure Remix) OUT NOW!’
’Televisor – Neon’
’Golden Coast – Break My Fall (Rainer + Grimm Remix)’
’Dawn Golden – Last Train (Daktyl Remix)’
’Empia – My Own’
’Talk Too Much (Kilter Remix)’
’Best I Ever Had’
’Alison Wonderland – I Want U (GANZ Flip)’
’Tiësto – Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (Matt Dash & Mike Bugout Bootleg)’
’Naxsy – Strand (Original Mix)’
’Boaz van de Beatz – No Way Home (feat. Mr. Polska & Ronnie Flex)’
’SNBRN – California ft. Kaleena Zanders (Summer Mix)’
’After The Dance – Tittsworth Feat. Q – Tip, Theophilus London, & Alison Carney’
’Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz – Guitar Track (Sam Feldt Remix)’
’Hervé & Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Faustix Remix)’
’Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue (Mandeh Remix)’
’Kid Astray – Taking You With Me (Alizzz Remix)’
’Cazzette – Sleepless (Shaun Frank Club Cover)’
’Ahzee – Poison’
’Chet Faker – Gold (Memorecks Remix)’
’Janet Jackson – Can’t B Good (Allure Remix)’
’Skrillex & Kill The Noise Feat. Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos – Recess (Milo & Otis Remix)’
’CLMD Ft Sirena – Wild Men (Ookay Bootleg)’
’No Price (feat. Chromeo & Al
’Le Youth – Feel Your Love (Zac Samuel Remix)’
’Kanye West – Bound 2 (The Rooftop Boys Remix)’
’чk. – Rainbows And Skunks’
’Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool (Star Slinger Remix)’
’The Knocks – Comfortable Ft. X Ambassadors (Solidisco Remix)’
’Drop (Long Beach)’
’Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue (Kasum Remix)’
’ODESZA – Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)’
’Magic Man – Paris (Louis The Child Remix)’
’Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Louis The Child Remix)’
’Hide & Seek Ft. Audien (White Panda Edit)’
’MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Goldroom Remix)’
’Lemaitre – Wait feat. LOLO’
’Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cosmo’s Midnight Bootleg)’
’Sensual Seduction (Alizzz x Promnite Remix)’
’A. G. Cook – Beautiful’
’Tomas Barfod – “Busy Baby Feat. Nina K” (Oliver Nelson Remix)’
’Sky Ferreira – You’re Not The One (Blood Diamonds Remix)’
’Go ft. Blood Diamonds’
’Never Say Never feat. ETML’
’Porter Robinson – Flicker’
’Hudson Mohawke – King Kong Beaver’
’Pixie Lott – Lay Me Down (Cold Magnet Remix)’
’Latch (BiPolar Theory Bootleg)’
’Stevie Wonder – Superstition (C2C Remix)’
’Happy Chords’
’Craig David – Cold (The White N3rd Remix)’
’Autograf – One (Cover)’
’Sleepwalking (Just A Gent Remix) – The Chain Gang Of 1974’
’Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong (Win & Woo Remix)’
’Route 94 – My Love (Henry Krinkle Edit)’
’VesperTown – Fancy’
’The Weeknd – Often (Free n Losh Remix)’
’Matthew And The Atlas – Pale Sun Rose (TEEMID & FDVM Remix)’
’Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith – La La La (GAMPER & DADONI feat. DNKR Remix)’
’Uma (Jenaux Remix)’
’Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go (kuma remix)’
’Hwood – No Good Without You (LAKIM’s Thuggish Edit)’
’Dillon Francis + Sultan & Ned Shepard – When We Were Young Feat. The Chain Gang Of 1974’
’GOLD ft. Yuna (Minnesota Remix)’
’Cash Cash – Lightning feat. John Rzeznik (Extended Mix)’
’Dido – White Flag (Collin McLoughlin Remix)’
’20syl – C.Y.D.T.T (Can You Dance To This !?) #CYDTT’
’Back & Forth (Just A Gent Remix) – The Aston Shuffle’
’Lorde – Team (Elephante Remix)’
’Jonas Rathsman – Bringing You Down’
’Disclosure – Latch (SteLouse & Curious Kontrol Flip)’
’Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (Dennis Kruissen Remix)’
’Above & Beyond Vs. Hansel Thorn – A Thing Called Standing Love (shrey’s Edit)’
’Karin Park – Shine (Nebbra Remix)’
’Kungs feat. MBP Official – Money On My Mind (Vocals by Molly) // Sam Smith Cover’
’XXYYXX – Zygote’
’Lenno & Zak Waters – Show More Love (Bestrack Remix)’
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[Funky House] Chet Faker x WKND – Lover

Chet Faker x WKND

Germany’s wunderkind WKND is on a mission to keep the good grooves going with his dreamy sound, and today we’re gifted with the release of “Lover,” which derives from a Chet Faker cover. The Australian artist revamped “You Don’t Treat Me No Good” by Sonia Dada for Triple J, and WKND swooped in to transform the bluesy cover into a house delight.

The melodic mashup, which heavily pulls from nu-disco and tropical house influences, is the brainchild of WKND’s newest direction. The producer lets fans know that he is “really stoked to share some deep clubby tunes with you in the near future,” along with some “awesome collabos.” If “Lover” is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to hear what else he’s hiding up his sleeve.

To make the release even better, “Lover” is available for a free download, making it easy to dance your way through those Monday blues!

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