Plagued by a power outage as the result of a random and crazy Los Angeles windstorm, (Palm Tree branches falling to their death at an incredible rate are no joke) the Indie Dojo is brought to you from a local coffee shop who is kind enough to lend a free WiFi connection with purchase. Point being, wind, sleet, hail, snow, tornadoes, earthquakes and/or more, the Indie Dojos got you. Resilient MFer’s we are.
The May Birds
Wait For Me
Oh So Quiet
Motorcycle Journey (demo)
SHEPHERD AND THE SHEEP
Fall Out Boy
The Mighty Fall (feat. Big Sean)
Fall Out Boy is really looking to return with a bang in 2013. We’ve already seen one rap collaboration with the 2 Chainz remix to their hit single, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” (we really need an acronym for that). For their latest act, The Chicago boys go for a Midwest hookup, recruiting Detroit’s Big Sean for a neat little verse. I honestly can’t get over the intro, where Sean interpolates his typical ad-libs with the band’s name, “Fall Out Boiii.” It seems like a perfect match to me.
In anticipation of the release of Save Rock and Roll on April 15, the band is providing a free advance stream of the album on their SoundCloud page. We’ve included some of our favorites below, but make sure to check out the full project before it drops next week.
Fall Out Boy
Save Rock and Roll (feat. Elton John)
Fall Out Boy
Just One Yesterday (feat. Foxes)
Fall Out Boy
Rat A Tat (feat. Courtney Love)
Channel 42 (Koyote Bootleg) Wolfgang Gartner//Deadmau5//Lefty//DVBBS//J.Cavalli//Nom De Strip
Masterful mashup magician Koyote is at it again with another delightful track that’s sure to get the dance floor up on their feet and moving. If you’ve been reading our blog for the past year, you know by now that we’re a fan of his work. His fun inducing tracks grace the wall of Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist on the regular and as of late, his tracks are getting recognition from some of EDM’s heaviest hitters. Candyland, TJR, Deorro, FTampa, Donald Glaude, 3LAU, Tommie Sunshine and numerous others consistently throw shout outs to Koyote and with good reason.
Today he released this tasty tune for free on his soundcloud. Check out the tracks that he weaved together, then head over and snag a copy for yourself.
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42 (Original Mix)
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner – Channel 42 (Nom De Strip Remix)
Lefty & J.Cavalli – Supernova (Original Mix)
DVBBS – We Are Electric (Original Mix) ACAPELLA
DJ Shwann & CompleteJ
Bushido (Nexus Remix)
Definition of Bushido according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary – a feudal military Japanese code of behavior valuing honor above life. The title of this original piece by DJ Shawnn and Complete J is given nothing but honor by the talented Nexus as he takes this already amazing piece and puts his own electronic spin on it. The song carries a beautiful electric melody that carries listeners on a mediating wave. With hints of piano, a few drops and wobbles, Nexus honors this original piece with his own special touch.
We love Mayer Hawthorne at Music Ninja. His unique sound and his catchy lyrics always find their way onto our playlists, in our headphones or streaming on our computers. Hawthorne just released his new, insanely wonderful song ‘Designer Drug’ which is sure to be a song of this summer. We unfortunately did not catch this release earlier and for that we apologize but for your listening pleasure we now share the addiction that was made inside of Hawthorne’s music laboratory. The song starts off with the simple lyrics “Last night, I tried a little Adderall…” and from there Hawthorne tells the story of popping some pills and mixing a few drinks but the only thing he really wants is his ‘designer drug’. We have all been there, fantasizing about a person who can bring us up to the top or take us right down to the very bottom. The beat is groovy, the lyrics are catchy and if you catch yourself snapping your fingers also with the tune, we won’t hold it against you.
Good As Gold
As a band whose foundations lie in hip-hop, The KickDrums have done a phenomenal job of branching out over the last couple of years. They’re really the definition of genre blending, bringing together indie rock influences and hip-hop sensibilities to form a unique, cohesive sound. Today, the group would like us to know that they’re not done experimenting quite yet. Although, Alex Fitts is the only active member of the duo at the moment, he carries the crusade on with this tremendous electronic instrumental. Complete with cascading guitar riffs, and jaunting synths, “Good As Gold” combines all the elements mentioned above into one of the group’s most ambitious efforts yet. The track is available for free download now, and is the first single from the upcoming Inspiration for Conversation EP, coming soon.
It’s been way too long since we last heard anything new from trap duo TNGHT. Hudson Mohawke and Lunice clearly shared the same sentiments, dropping this monstrosity in preparation for their set at Coachella later this month. There’s plenty of adjectives that could be used to describe this track: filthy, smashing, mesmerizing, the list goes on. Just know that it’ll be in constant rotation from this day forward. Cop the single on iTunes, and prepare yourself for an epic 2013 from two of Kanye‘s favorite producers.