[Chill] Winona Hyper – U

Tokyo-based producer Winona Hyper delivers “U,” an instrumental electronica track that twists and turns, splashes and rings all over the place. But it’s hardly noisy or rushed; everything fits smoothly where it’s supposed to — like a pile of puzzle pieces that somehow come together — you just have to be ready to ride out the entirety of this slightly quirky and unpredictable but entertaining song.

U
Related items:

[Indie] Frances Cone – Soon [TMN PREMIERE]

Today we bring you a wonderful delight from Brooklyn-by-way-of-Charleston songwriter Frances Cone. The classically trained southern sweetheart with a “city heart” captivated us last summer with her cover of Jump, Little Children’s 1994 song “Mexico” and the release of her first single “Come Back”.

Giving us another preview of what to expect from her upcoming debut album being released later this year, comes a lighthearted and endearing track titled “Soon”. Effortlessly combining soul and indie folk into one coherent sound, “Soon” demonstrates a playful instrumentation with emotional sensibilities of love and hope. In a world where authenticity in music opens heart, Frances Cone genuineness and humbling lyrics is sure to open ours.

Frances Cone
Soon

A soft release of her debut album is scheduled for January 18th at Joe’s Pub in NYC with the official release early February. And thanks to the generosity of Frances Cone and our friends at Music Box Media, we have for you the free download of her track “Come Back”. Make sure you thank her on twitter here!

Frances Cone
Come Back
Related items:

[Trap] Hudson Mohawke – Chimes

TNGHT has been dropping this massive tune in their Live sets and Mixes only, so we had to go ahead and rip a little clip for you. Ever since Hudson Mohawke and Lunice joined for forces there has been no stopping them. This track though is solely from Hudson, and it features an incredibly catchy melody followed up by some massive horns and hard hitting 808′s. This should hold you over until the official release, and make sure to check out the video of TNGHT dropping this tune live. Cheers.

Hudson Mohawke
Chimes

Related items:

[HOT] Grimes – Skin (Four Tet Remix) (Unofficial)

Four Tet recently did a set for RinseFM, including this little gem in the mix. It was ripped and once it surfaced on the internet, folks left and right quickly dubbed it a remix of a Grimes track called “Skin,” despite any official confirmation. Four Tet himself posted it on his Facebook, but with a mysterious (?), furthering the speculation. Finally, however, he took to Twitter to announce that, in fact,

“It’s just some track I made the other day using a loop from her record…no remix going on or anything.”

A lot of buzz for nothing, you ask? Well, even if it isn’t a “real, official” remix, it’s still pretty damn fun to listen to. Check it out below:

Grimes
Skin (Four Tet Remix) (Live Set Rip)
Related items:

[NEW] Atoms for Peace – Judge Jury and Executioner

Mixing haunting vocals with an organic and electronic blended sound, the new group Atoms for Peace create a bleak but rhythmic track titled “Judge Jury and Executioner”. The second single off their upcoming XL records debut album AMOK, dropping February 26th, is a Radiohead-esque textured song. Fronted by Thom Yorke on vocals, guitars, and keys, Atoms for Peace brings together Nigel Godrich on programming and production, legendary musician Flea on bass, Joey Waronker on drums, and Mauro Refosco on percussion to create a uniquely unexpected smooth track.

Atoms For Peace
Judge Jury and Executioner
Related items:

[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 1/10

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

Details:
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!

Emma Hewitt - January 10th
Chris Lake Feat. Emma Hewitt
Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix)
Clockwork- January 11th
Bless Di Nation (Clockwork Remix)
Congorock Ft. Sean Paul *Out Now*
Cedric Gervais - January 12th
Cedric Gervais : Miamication Podcast : December2012
Related items:

[TMN Resident Artist] Figure + Biography

Did we tease you just a little bit with that quick release of Figure’s tour dates? Are you wondering what does this “artist resident” thing every month mean for you ninjas? Let me break it down for you real quick:
Every month TheMusicNinja will be featuring a talented artist/group to be our “resident” for a whole month, yes a whole freakin month they get to share just a bit of themselves with you wonderful readers and music junkies. The month will go as follows:

Week 1 – Artist Introduction – This post will introduce the artist to you all. A quick bio and news of their upcoming shows is the perfect thing to get your toes twinkling for the next week.
Week 2 – Artist Interview – This post will be more of a non-traditional interview. We are TMN are kind of a funny bunch and we’d like our interview to be more lighthearted with a few entertaining facts to really let everyone get a good insight into the artist’s personality.
Week 3 – Artist Exclusive Minimix/Cover/Track – This post will feature some exclusive music. For Producers and DJ’s it could be a minimix or a mashup. For bands/vocalists it will be a fun cover, or an unreleased b-side or something to that effect.
Week 4 – The artist is going to let us in on what music they are jamming to at the moment and share some of their favorite tracks for our ears to enjoy along.

So there you have it! We are super excited for some of the amazing artists who have already signed up. It’s like a little surprise present every beginning of the month, perfect.

About Figure

With all that said, we were stoked to have Figure release his tour dates to us to begin our write-up and now we would like to introduce the man behind the dirty bass drops, Mr. Josh Gard.

Gard is a Midwest boy hailing from Indiana (which he is very proud of his of; as all Midwesterners should be…call me biased I hail from Chicago). He has a long history in music and like many artists of his genre he began in electric house music before shifting to more dubstep and bass music. While he still works a lot with electric music, he gets noticed for his dirty tracks with body dropping bass.

Gard has worked alongside many of the best in music industry such as Diplo, Tommy Lee, Flux Pavilion, and Excision to name just a few. His music has been ranked high on countless charts and he is praised by other artists and fans alike for his captivating live performances. I can account for that, seeing him in Denver was nothing short of unbelievable. With his undeniable stage presence, Gard is a must see for his long list of fans. And he, being a huge fan of horror, decided to produce his Monster series which is a production of his true loves. The series exemplifies just how much talent Gard has and gives his audience an inside to him as a musician.

That is another thing to love about Gard, he supports his supporters by supplying his latest productions for free and his guest lift at shows is reserved for fans in need. He is very close with his family and fans, a tribute that can be hard to find sometimes in the music world. But it is these things that make Gard an amazing artist and an amazing person with a big future that is already blowing up this year. Whether it is large festivals such as EDC, Starscape, The Bounce or small venues in cities all over the world, Gard, aka Figure, is an artist to watch and admire. Plus, he has one of the most knockout tennis shoe collections this writer has ever seen. Big props Figure, big props.

His early work


2009 & 2010
Early in his career, Figure focused primarily on bass driven music. After a couple of originals and remixes, His IN & OUT OF BROOKLYN EP released in 2009 combined bouncier elements of dance music with the emerging wobble of dubstep, catering to the underground scene. Not everything was hard and heavy as we know Figure today, releasing a couple “THRASH BASS” tracks like “Dirty Damage” and then taking on a lot of dubstep influences with “Torture” and “Phantom” back in 2010. Continue reading

Related items: