[Vocals like Honey] Alina Baraz – Paradise (Prod. by ESTA.)

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Paradise (Prod. By ESTA.)

I’ve got a new girl musician crush and her name is Alina Baraz.
She is fairly new to the music scene and it is hard to find much about her out there but one thing is for damn sure, the girl can sing.
Her voice has a Lana Del Ray-esque feel, deep, seductive, inviting and smooth like a caramel melting on your tongue. Her latest song, “Paradise”, is a combination of her beautiful vocals with some electric melodies and soft drum beats. Can’t wait to see where this artist will carry her talent next, all I know is wherever that is I want to be there to swim in her captivating voice.

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[TMN Resident Artist for October] Rusko kindly requests that you wake the f*** up

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Hold On ft. Amber Coffman

Another month means a new Resident Artist here at Music Ninja.
I’m going to use one of my favorite quotes to describe this artist.

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
― George Carlin

The first time I saw this artist perform, I was immediately captivated by his stage presence, he never stopped moving, not even when he drank his water or mixed his beats. He constantly covered the stage with his addicting dance style and I couldn’t help but smile the whole night listening to the crazy beats of this artist while watching him dance insanely to the music he loves to make.

The artist is the Leeds born DJ/Producer Rusko who ascended with the original U.K. dubstep movement. Rusko gave dubstep one of its first and most enduring anthems, a bolt of foul-mouthed rave lightening called “Cockney Thug”. From there, Rusko continued take the dubstep world by storm with evangelizing bass “wobble” that has since set the music world ablaze. Rusko has released a slew of singles, remixes and EPs and in 2010 his song “Cali Anthem” became the first dubstep tune to be listed on the US radio. And as any good artist will do, Rusko took some time off a few years back to travel and get inspired for his second album “SONGS”. Today, Rusko continues to make a unique dubstep sound that he likes to say is happy sounding dubstep:

The sound of my early releases was very dub-influenced, and just good, fun, bouncy vibes,” he says. “The majority of dubstep at the moment I think is aggressive, and I don’t like angry music; I don’t want to be angry in a club. So I wanted to make something really happy, but still heavy.

He currently is about to start his fall US “Lift Me Up” tour, one that is not to be missed.

It is no surprise this artist continues to acquire more and more fans, his music speaks not just to the head but to the heart as well, not to mention what his music does to the desire to dance. So this month will be one full of fun, dance and everything Rusko.

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[Party] Victor Niglio ft. Mr. Man – Jiggy

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Jiggy feat. Mr. Man (JEFF061)

Our favorite afro adorned Philly libertine is back at it again with another bass riddled track, sure to make you want to gyrate in your computer chair. We’ve been waiting for this one for a while, after hearing the preview and seeing the build up imagery released every day. Now that we’ve had our ears all over this beauty, we simply can’t stop listening. The drum rolls, the didgeridoo, Mr.Man’s vocals and the repetitious “Jiggy” sampling are more than enough to light up any dance floor.

This gem is Niglio’s Jeffree’s debut, and he knocked it out of the park. On top of everything, it’s a free download.

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[Chill/Electronica/Future-House] Autograf – Magic Stick

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Magic Stick (ft. 50 Cent & Lil Kim)[Free Download]

I’m not going to lie, this writer has long time been a fan of all things Curtis Jackson, so when Autograf’s complete rework of 50 Cent & Lil Kim’s timeless and tawdry classic “Magic Stick” came across our desks, it most certainly called for a little attention. This freshly faced producer in the electronic arena manages to deconstruct a completely pop-centric radio-rap hit and run it all the way down to a cool, melodic stride using the original hook as its driver while adding all kinds of new layers. Be sure to look out for Autograf as this is the debut track, and  a pretty darn good one at that. You can grab a free download too, so don’t be bashful Ninjas.

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Killing Fields of Ontario – Our Place To Drown [TMN Premiere]

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Our Place To Drown

Rising London-based indie group Killing Fields of Ontario continue to exhibit chemistry-filled layers of sounds as they introduce their latest album “How The World Ends”. Echoing influences including The Decemberists and The National, Killing Fields Of Ontario are capable of bringing a fresh new interpretation to contemporary folk. Their single “Our Place To Drown” is full of vivid imagery with an uplifting instrumentation that lends itself a bigger than life sound, yet it is humble in its approach. And perhaps that is one of the many things Killing Fields of Ontario does so well, creating elaborate sounds that are drenched with genuine emotion.

The Music Ninja is blessed to premiere ‘Our Place To Drown’ one of the standout singles from their latest album, How The World Ends out November 4th on KFoO Records.

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[TMN Interview] Adventure Club’s progression from Pop-Punk highschoolers to Dubstep kings

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This past weekend, Red Rocks was taken over by Rowdytown. TMN has the chance to sit down with the Canadian boys of Adventure Club and learn more about their musical pasts, their love for macaroni and cheese, and why you will always find them wearing bunnyhugs.

TMN: This evening I have the pleasure of sitting down with Christian and Leighton, the duo who we all know as Adventure Club. Guys thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us at Rowdytown.

AC: Bonjour Music Ninja, c’est bien?

TMN: First I have to say, welcome back to Red Rocks, how many times is this playing here for you now? What are a few things you love about playing at this incredible outdoor venue?

C: This is our second time here. The first time we played here was during the day and today the sunset and the light projection on the rocks is such an unbelievable experience.

L: You get to see everyone with their glow sticks up in the air

C: (Laughs) Even if they are throwing them at you!

L: With really big drops you would see all these glow sticks just go flying in the air is was incredible.

C: I can’t get over the projection on the rocks.

L: And we got to play with our favorite Big Gigantic…well and of course Carnage and the boys.

TMN: I recently read another interview in which you said the show that surprised you the most was your show in Boulder, Colorado about two years ago when you two were just starting out (I was there side note, it was an amazing show). Was that one of those ah-ha moments in which you realized this could all get huge? That Adventure Club might have the chance of becoming something big?

C: We hadn’t been playing for too long and we weren’t too experienced with a live set yet. So we figured the music we were playing was the music we knew and no one else knew. We came into Colorado and played more than one show and everyone knew our songs.

L: And they knew our songs, like our original songs which was a huge shocker. We were shocked and impressed. I give a lot of that credit to Nick from This Song is Sick for spreading our shit around Colorado he’s been a big help with that.

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Heart-Ships – Pinhole of Light [TMN VIDEO PREMIRE]

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Heart-Ships 'Pinhole of Light'

Lately we’ve been coming across a lot of cinematic music lately, and “Pinhole of Light” is no different. While this tune from Leeds based Heart-Ships has been out for some time (released on EP1), the video is of course premiering here today on The Music Ninja.

This guitar centric tune, filled with Nutall’s flawless looping hooks, is accentuated by seeing them performed live. Directed by Fionn McSherry of Bunker-London, the video is nothing more than a recording of Heart-Ships jamming out, which is absolutely perfect. Yes, we love a intriguing, artistic interpretation of a band’s sound, but this is actually exactly what is needed for this up and coming indie band. “Pinhole of Light” is supercharged with emotion that is projected by the larger-than-life tribal drumming, crystal clean guitar work, playful intermittent vocal exchanges, and intensely passionate narratives. It moves you, whether you want it to or not.

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