Darwin Deez – Free (Unicorn Kid Mix)

Indie musician Darwin Deez will release his sophomore album, Songs For Imaginative People, next month. He’s shared its first single, “Free (The Editorial Me)” and now he’s sharing its accompanying remix by Scottish producer Unicorn Kid. The rework is sparkly and synth-heavy, very fluid & feel-good, especially as it’s built around a loop of Deez just exclaiming “Cause I’m freeeeeee, yeah!”; if you’re low on chocolate or caffeine, consider this the little, sweet necessary kickoff to the workweek. Go on and get up out of your cubicle for this one.

Darwin Deez
Free (Unicorn Kid Mix)

Check out more music from Unicorn Kid on his Soundcloud.

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[Hip-Hop] Kid Ink – Bad Ass ft Meek Mill & Wale

Although the name Kid Ink is relatively unknown to the mainstream music, he is a rising star in the indie rap scene. Mixing together all the elements highly popularized in the genre of sex, drugs, and money, this Cali rapper has been steady on his grind. After releasing his mixtape RocketShipShawty and independent album Up&Away, there has been a heavy bidding war for Ink’s signature on a major label deal. Finally signing with RCA records this new year, he celebrates by dropping his major-label debut track titled “Bad Ass”. This Devin Cruise-produced single brings in some heavy lyricists in Meek Mill and Wale for a street-influenced banger.

Kid Ink
Badass feat Wale & Meek Mill (Prod by Devin Cruise)
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[TMN Exclusive] Brian McKnight – Back At One (Follow Me Remix)

For a good portion of 2012 we here at TMN had the pleasure of reviewing several exceptional remixes from Follow Me. Well today, we are ecstatic to premiere the duo’s latest remix and first release of 2013. With each and every release Follow Me consistently demonstrate their superior ability to transform R&B jams into incredible deep house tunes that ooze sensuality and nostalgia. Their latest effort, a remix of Brian McKnight’s “Back At One” is a fantastic remix that had me shamelessly belting the infectious R&B chorus while bobbing my head to this smooth beat. This remix effortlessly spreads good vibes so without any further ado grab the download and let Follow Me serenade your ears on this fine Monday! Enjoy and make sure to show Follow Me some love on Facebook.

Brian McKnight
Back At One (Follow Me Remix)
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AlunaGeorge – Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover)

Last week we brought you a taste of AlunaGeorge‘s new album, Body Music, in the form of the woozy and sensual track “Diver”. Today, we’ve got another treat from the UK duo: a live cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Thinkin Bout You”. Taken from BBC Radio’s 1Xtra’s Hot for 2013 Live Lounge special, their rendition is light, lovely and washed with reggae-tinged synths. Check it out below! For more music, including a live version of a new song, head over to BBC’s site.

Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover for 1Xtra Live Lounge)

via SoulCulture

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Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody (Hucci Gurl Remix)

Keepin’ it hot and hi-hat heavy is Hucci Gurl on this remix of “Are You That Somebody”. Now, Aaliyah‘s classic R&B hit was already sultry on its own, but somehow the US-based electronic producer amps up the heat on this trap-tinged rework. Plus, who doesn’t want a hit of that late ’90s nostalgia? Download the track here. Stay connected with Hucci Gurl by friending her on Facebook.

Are You That Somebody (Hucci Gurl Remix)
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[TMN Resident Artist] Figure + Adventures in Time and Space Tour

Well music lovers everywhere, happy 2013.

A new year means so many changes here at The Music Ninja and I am proud to be the one to introduce the latest project that will be taking up valuable space here on the site.

Drum roll, trap beat, dubstep drop please…we are proud to present, every month, the TMN Residency Program. Each month, a new artist/group will be featured. During that month, you will be exposed to personal mini-mixes made just for TMN, humorous interviews, a little biography and also learning what music/artist our resident is jamming to these days. We are super excited to get this residency rolling and hope everyone enjoys getting to know some stellar artists on a more personal level.

And with that, I am psyched (seriously I’m over here with a huge ass smile on my face while I type this) to introduce our first resident, a fellow who has graced TMN’s pages many times, a lover of dirty bass, high-tops and the Adams Family.

For your ears deafening pleasure, Figure.

For those of you who know and love Figure, you will be ecstatic to know he has released the dates for his wildly anticipated 2013 Adventures in Time and Space Tour. Figure was generous enough to send over the dates so everyone can mark up their calendars and start buying those tickets. What was even more generous, Figure sent over a mini-mix that he whipped up just for TMN’s fans. Nice guy and he makes dirty dirty beats? What is not to love?
Check out the tour dates above to find out when this Midwest showstopper will be heading to a city near you that is, unless you don’t want to go to a guaranteed body jumping, head throbbing (the good kind) pulse raising concert.

But, I’ll let you Figure that out.

Adventures in Time and Space Tour (Mini Mix)
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[Indie Rock] Golden Sun – Bonneville

Although it’s been a year since Golden Sun dropped ”Bonneville” via Golden Sun EP, we’ve all still been anxiously awaiting something new from the SLC quartet. With the track being the heading-shaking and echoic jam-anthem it is, utilizing splashy beats with spaced-out drones, I wonder what else Golden Sun has in store… Oh and let me assure you, the entire EP is just as good.

Bonneville by Golden Sun
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