[Indie] Midi Matilda – Just My Imagination (Temptations Cover)

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Just My Imagination (Temptations Cover)

We’ve had a real thing for the classics over the past few weeks. Sure, there’s been absurd amounts of amazing tunes coming out, but we like to take a little time to appreciate the artists that help influence the sounds that we’ve come to love. One of our favorite playlists we’ve been listening to on Spotify is comprised of R&B from the 50′s and 60′s. The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and the O’Jays have been getting some major playtime, and with good reason.

While we love the classics, we know that artists do too, which is why we can always appreciate when an artist does their rendition of a classic tune. Today we’re excited to bring you Midi Matilda’s cover of the Temptations “Just My Imagination.” This San Fran based electro pop duo has really put a fun twist on this soulful classic. Press play and enjoy.

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[Dubstep] Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (PatrickReza Remix)

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D.A.N.C.E. (PATRICKREZA REMIX)

It is a catchy tune to begin with, then add the powerful jumpy beats of PatrickReza and this hard remix of “D.a.n.c.e” by Justice, is one to add to the summer playlist. Reza stays true to himself and his sound when remixing and this song is no exception. He adds a lot of likeable drumbeats and violins and electric melodies to make this song carry a heaviness but does not at all take away from the urge to dance. Turn it up and get ready to want to dance all over the room, head, body and feet.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Midnight Conspiracy – Time Eraser + Shirt/Tank Giveaway

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Time Eraser (ft. Brandon Smith)

What’s better than hearing a new track from Midnight Conspiracy? Hearing a new Midnight Conspiracy track and having a chance at winning a free shirt, tank top and sticker pack. On the heals of their latest release, “Time Eraser,” Midnight Conspiracy has offered up this tasty new video, and a chance to take home this rad shirt (graphic pictured above). We’re sweetening the deal by throwing in one of our limited edition tank tops and a sticker pack!

So, we want to know, why do you deserve this shirt package? Do you just love the new track? Did you just recently ruin your favorite shirt? Do you have a man crush on Luis or Mikul? Fill us in by following these steps below:

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” the Midnight Conspiracy on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with why you deserve a new MC/TMN shirt pack.

We’ll pick our favorite comment at 12pm eastern time on Friday the 5th!

Winner will receive one Midnight Conspiracy t-shirt with the graphic pictured above, one TMN tank top, and one TMN sticker pack. Prize will take 3-4 weeks to receive. Winner will be notified via the facebook post the used to enter. Make sure you’re paying attention!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (July 2013 Round #1)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaIt’s summer. We shouldn’t be all cooped up inside glued to our computer screens.  Totally understandable if you are though. Especially if you feel like you are walking on the surface of the sun when you step outside. In that case, here’s a suggestion, sit your ass in front of a fan, naked if you damn well please, and let the seranades of the Indie Dojo wipe the sweat from your brow….

Denai Moore
Wolves
Lazer Cake
Push Up Girls
Kid Francescoli
Blow Up (Single Edit)
Swimm
Feels
GYMNAST
Away the Sun
Goldheart Assembly
Stands To Reason
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[NEW] Kid Cudi – Going To The Ceremony (Prod. WZRD)

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Going To The Ceremony (Prod WZRD)

With Indicud still fresh on our minds, Kid Cudi decided to unleash a brand new single today. Produced through his WZRD side project, “Going To The Ceremony” features Cudi once again channeling his inner rock persona over a drifting, guitar driven instrumental. While some were left disappointed with the Kid from Cleveland’s last project, this one is sure to please Cudi fans of all types. Check out the freebie above, and let us know what your thoughts are on Cudi taking another stab at exploring his rock alter ego.

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[Garage/House] Kidnap Kid – Survive

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One of London’s hottest electronic exports right now Kidnap Kid continues to shine as perhaps the  most appealing producer of the Summer. Already a force in his native U.K.; singles “So Close”, “Animaux” and “Thin Lines” have begun to carve out a spot in the hearts and minds of American listeners. His latest effort “Survive”, out on Black Butter Records was dropped on the World this morning, following suit with a pattern of melodic vitality that has put him on so many music radars this year. “Survive” appears to be the more restrained B-Side to the aforementioned “Thin Lines”, and takes a slow burner approach with a more reluctant, but very grooveable tune this time around.  The track builds on itself throughout, fusing hollow drums, a subtle vocal loop and what seems to be Kidnap Kid’s signature synth kit. Have a listen for yourself, and be ready for more material from the young wunderkind this Summer season.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #42

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Holidays are the best, well that is unless your social media feeds are full of pictures of everyone else taking them. For all those gearing up for the working week ahead instead of packing their suitcases,  this dojo’s got you covered with plenty of chill tunes for that little slice of the holidays with every listen.

We start with the latest from a favourite UK producer in Kidnap Kid, who enlists the sweet voice of Lotti for  a smooth house track that makes the perfect ingredient to any summer. Gorgeous piano stems and progression make this one to be played again and again, all season long. But no matter the temperature outside, this next feature will be sure to heat things up wherever it’s played. Leo Kalyan, a fresh UK artist, makes his first post on Soundcloud one to remember with a downright sexy refix of Duke Dumont’s  ‘Need U (100%)’. This has all the makings of a true babymaker, with the slowed vocals blended to perfection with the deep atmosphere and pure vibes. Just wait for the hums to kick in…magic. While the UK seems to be the hub for these amazing sounds right now, Canada’s Kaytranada is no stranger to some deep groove either, and makes the case for his home country with an infectious beat that is slick beyond words. And while we’re talking slick beats, Metic, a downtempo beatmaker from Hong Kong, brings us a super fun bootleg that couldn’t be more summer if it tried. A funky mix of Dre and Snoop with chilled guitar riffs makes for an interesting recipe, but boy does he pull it off with amazing results. The final mention goes to a track that was easily predicted for the dojo the instant the artists’ names were read, as the combination of Follow Me and Satin Jackets was always going to be a shoe-in. It’s disco, laid-back, and everything this dojo’s about.

So no matter what’s on the agenda for the week ahead, this edition is one dose of relaxation to enjoy whenever you want. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #42 zip

Thin Lines feat. Lotti
leo kalyan
need u 100% vs running
Busta Rhymes x Janet Jackson
What Its Gonna Be? (Kaytranada Edition)
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Nuthin but a G Thang (Metics Summertime Bootleg)
Somethin Bout You (Satin Jackets Remix)
Boards of Canada
Nothing is Real.mp3
Elliot Berger
Hanging On ft. Thallie Ann Seenyen (Cross Them Out Remix)
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls
Migos
Bando (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Embrace
Meta
Atticus
Atlantic Connection
Fourzero41 (Jason Burns Remix)
FREE DL
Brent Still Life
Moods
Reflections
Elaquent
Whatever She Wants
Qiwu
Narayama.mp3
Qiwu
Introspection.mp3
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