[Melodic House] Syn Cole – Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)

Syn Cole
Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix)[FREE DOWNLOAD]

Don’t you just love waking up on a Monday only to realize you don’t have to go to work or school? Well, unfortunately not everyone gets today off but don’t worry ninjas, we have the perfect tune from TMN all-star, Sam Feldt, to lift those dampened spirits. The Amsterdam sensation just put out a stunning new remix of Syn Cole’s “Bright Lights” and sent a wave of emotion over our newsfeed. For 6 minutes, we were simply paralyzed by the dream-like synth melodies, the soft percussion, and the brilliant vocal integration from Syn Cole to which we haven’t been able to escape the strong inclincation to keep this on repeat for the remainder of the day. So if you’re like us and just kicking back on todays holiday, then you’ll definitely be floating in the clouds with this one. Make sure to grab it while it’s hot and still free!

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[MEGA SUMMER 2014] Vol 3: Alternative Playlist


Summer is nearing its end, and for many of you that means school has probably already started. Just because you’re stuck in a classroom though, that doesn’t mean the summer spirit is locked away. Here at The Music Ninja, it’s our job to remind you of that tingling sensation that you get when you step outside and the sun’s rays touch your skin for the first time. Given that it’s almost Labor Day weekend, we’d like to provide you with a temporary reprieve from the daily monotony of your life and help take you back to the sweetest days of your summer. What better way to do that then to provide you with the perfect soundtrack for your weekend barbecue?

We’ve already shared two amazing playlists with you this month, starting with our illustrious Indie collection, followed by a dope selection of Hip-Hop and R&B tracks. Featured down below is probably our strangest playlist in the series. Though we call it our “Alternative” list, this collection includes a wide array of songs that didn’t quite fit into any of our other categories. Featuring everything from shimmery synth pop to pulsating future bass, in many regards this one best captures the true essence of summer, as we meld together sounds from all over the map into one lovably chaotic concoction.

We hope this series has helped you appreciate your last remaining days of summer. Prepare yourself for the final entry in our series next week, when we bring you a monstrous EDM playlist that’s guaranteed to blow you away. In the meantime kick back, relax and enjoy the tunes we’ve assembled together for you below.

— TMN Staff

’midnight (mdnt) – Adonis (prod. By Nick Leng)’
’b a y o u – Speedboat’
’Shura – Touch’
’Jessie Ware – Tough Love’
’Owl Eyes – Something About Us (Daft Punk Cover)’
’Taylor McFerrin – Decisions (feat. Emily King)’
’Kruisemode – Closer feat. Mike Knight (WE SINK Remix)’
’Tom Misch – Memory’
’P∆ZM∆L – Jade’
’Mr. Carmack – The Next Afternoon (Mawhs Remix)’
’Howie Lee – Everywhere I Go’
’Young Magic – Fall In’
’Heart/Dancer – Waterfalls (Summer Heart Remix)’
’FYFE – Brooklyn, MI’
’Devonté Hynes – Palo Alto’
’Anna of the North – Sway’
’Bon Iver – Heavenly Father (Outburns REMIX)’
’Gallant – Manhattan (prod. Felix Snow)’
’Niva – Change Of Weather’
’Caribou – Sun (Teen Daze Remix)’
’jj – dean & me’
’FISHING – Nineteen / Boy Wunder (feat. Alister Wright)’
’X3SR – a e r o d y n a m i c’
’Braeden Bailey – Breathe Easy’
’ESTA x Michael Salisbury – 001’
’Sango – Me dê Amor’
’sam gellaitry – reflectionz’
’Pharrell – Angel (Galimatias Remix)’
’Owl City – Fireflies (SMLE Remix)’
’Cyril Hahn – Slow ft. Rochelle Jordan’
’Betty Who – Lovin Start’
’Electric Youth – Innocence’
’Cash+David – Funn (Daktyl Remix)’
’Nao vs. A. K. Paul – So Good’
High Tide (Oliver Nelson & Tobtok Remix)’
’Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover)’
’Snakehips – Days With You (ft Sinead Harnett)’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Stint Remix)’
’Saint Pepsi – Fall Harder’
’Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder’
’MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Basic Tape Remix)’
’Kwamie Liv – comin THRU’
’London Grammar – If You Wait (Shy FX Remix)’
’Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Thomas Jack Remix)’
’Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)’
’RAC – Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)’
’Two Door Cinema Club x WKND – SUN’
’Bondax – All I See’
’RL Grime x What So Not – Tell Me (GANZ Flip) – Free Download’
’What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix)’
’Dawn Golden – All I Want (tdoyle remix)’
’Overdo$e. – Lovin’ You’
’Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain’
’Rvdical the Kid & MisterMack – Ethereal’
’$aturn – Love You’
’Lido – Money’
’10A – Listen To Me’
’Camden Arc – Is It Good To You’
’JUNGLE. – Busy Earnin”
’Ryan Hemsworth – Ryan Must Be Destroyed (Wave Racer Remix)’
’Coldplay – Magic (AlunaGeorge Remix)’
’Tei Shi – Nevermind The End (Saint Pepsi Remix)’
’tennyson – No Answer’
’Leon Osborn – It Takes Over You’
’J M R – One Time’
’My Panda Shall Fly – Yapeyú’
’TOKiMONSTA – The World is Ours’
’Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe (Tom Misch Remix)’
’Willow Beats – Merewif’
(J LOUIS x HAAN808) – Waves FEATURING Vanessa Elisha’
’Haan808 – Journey To The Middle East/ft Vanessa Elisha {THANK THEM ALBUM/LINK IN DESCRIPTION}’
’Esta. – Lexo’
’araabMUZIK – Summer Time’
’Caribou – Our Love’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (The GRADES Icon mix)’
’Mapei, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – Don’t Wait (Remix)’
’Du Tonc – Island’
’Blood Orange – It Is What It Is’
’Wunder Wunder – Coastline (Goldroom Remix)’
’C A T H E D R A L S – Harlem’
’Naomi Pilgrim – House of Dreams (feat. Mike G) – Remix’
’Wayward – Belize’
’Summer Heart – U Got All I’m Looking 4’
’BROODS – Mother & Father’
’Free n Losh – Lost Ft. Cat Lewis’
’Cash+David – Funn’
’Ben Khan – Savage’
’Sky Ferreira – You’re Not the One’
’Kyla La Grange – The Knife’
’Years and Years – Take Shelter’
’astronomyy – Nothin On My Mind (Bearson Remix)’
’Acoustic Cuts – Show Me Love (Samuel Remix)’
’Bob Marley – Jammin’ (Kungs Remix)’
’Big Gigantic – Love Letters (feat. Sabina Sciubba)’
’Moxie Raia – Buffalo Bill’
’Electric Youth – Runaway’
’Paperwhite – Take Me Back’
’Magic Man – Out Of Mind’
’Zella Day – East of Eden’
’Fickle Friends – S W I M’
’La Roux – Uptight Downtown’
’Strangeheart – Twice the Man’
’Kid Astray – No Easy Way Out’
’BEGINNERS – Who Knows’
’Crystal Fighters – Love Alight’
’Zella Day – East Of Eden (Carousel Remix)’
’NONONO – Pumpin Blood (Omniment Remix)’
’Atlas Genius – Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix)’
’Moon Boots – Don’t Ask Why (Feat. Kyiki)’
’Slow Magic – Girls’
’Call Me Señor – Eyes On The Prize’
’Olivver – Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People)’
’Vanic X machineheart – Circles’
’Ryn Weaver – Promises’
’Little Dragon – Paris’
’White Sea – Future Husbands Past Lives’
’Paperwhite – Magic’
’Hopium – Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou’
’Vaults – Lifespan’
’Zola Jesus
Dangerous Days (Official Audio)’
’Ben Khan – Youth’
’Kid Astray – Taking You With Me’
’Lorde – Team (Mickey Valen Remix)’
’Little Daylight – My Life’
’Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia’
’Years & Years – Real’
’Cash+David – Pulse’
’MØ – Say You’ll Be There’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp’
’Claire – My Audacity’
’BESTiE – Foolish Hearts (Kalibo Remix)’
’Groundislava – Girl Behind The Glass Ft. Rare Times’
’ZHU – Cocaine Model.’
’Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends (Wantigga Flip)’
’FKJ – Open The Door’
’Banks – Warm Water (Lobo Remix)’
’Bondax – All I See (Darius Remix)’
’Indian Summer – Shiner (feat. Ginger and the Ghost)”‘
’Sky Ferreira – You´re Not The One (Cid Rim Remix)’
’Tinashe ft Schoolboy Q – 2 On (TOKiMONSTA remix)’
’Disclosure – Latch (MisterMack Version)’
’AlunaGeorge – Superstar (Cosmo’s Midnight x Lido Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss ($aturn Remix)’
’Miguel – Sure Thing (ELOQ Remix)’
’Sia – Chandelier (Night Cruise Remix)’
’SoySauce – Sushi Park’
’LAKIM – Thinkin’ Bout (Doin’ U)’
’ESTA – ThatOneSummerTypeBeat’
’sam gellaitry – powder’
’Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier’
’Raury – Cigarette Song (Snakehips Remix)’
’MØ – Walk This Way Lido Remix’
’Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix) – The Hidden Shades’
’Foster The People – Best Friend (Wave Racer Remix)’
’VesperTown – Colour Wheel’
’Katy Perry – Birthday (Le Youth Extended Remix)’
’Betty Who – Heartbreak Dream’
’Rudimental – Free ft. Emeli Sandé & Nas’
’Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing remix featuring Future)’
’Sia – Chandelier (Four Tet Remix)’
’Taku – Knightime’
’Sampha – SLOW LIGHTS’
’Lapalux – Gold (ft. Jassy Grez)’
’Moby – Almost Home (Washed Out Remix)’
’C A T H E D R A L S – Want My Love’
’Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Edit)’
’Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Hippie Sabotage Remix)’
’Duncan Gerow – Janet Jackson + IAMNOBODI = Someone to Call My Lover’
’Wantigga – Rock The Boat’
’Tinashe – Vulnerable (Sango Remix)’
’Rubee Rayne – Breathe (Prod. El Train)’
’RVDICAL THE KID – Rain Down On Me’
’ZHU – Faded (Lido remix)’
’Bondax – Fires Ft Josh Record’
’Reva DeVito – Friday Night (Prod. By KAYTRANADA)’
’Elizabeth Rose – Sensibility’
’Jason Burns & Sarah Winters – Lightweight’
’Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)’
’Darius – Hot Hands’
’Darius – Vanyll’
’Moon Boots – Whatever You Need’
’CHERUB – Disco Shit’
’Goldroom – Till Sunrise’
’The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)’
’Kygo and Kyla La Grange – Cut Your Teeth (Radio Edit)’
’AlunaGeorge – Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)’
’Flight Facilities – Crave You (TEEMID & Daniela Andrade Cover)’
’Phonat – Never (Icarus Remix)’
’The Weeknd – Wanderlust (Snakehips Remix)’
’HONNE – Warm On A Cold Night’
’Louis Futon – Sir Rock’
’Sable – My Luv (Sable Edit)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Angora Remix)’
’Kid Ink – Show Me (Mickey Valen Remix)’
’Atlas Genius – Centred On You (Viceroy Remix)’
’Carousel – Into The Night’
’Chordashian – Questions Feat. Frances Rose (JackLNDN Remix)’
’Kiesza – Hideaway (Mitch Murder Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD’
’Wave Racer – Streamers’
’Viceroy – The Life Feat. Penguin Prison’
’Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain”t With It)’
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 119)


Do you know what time it is? It’s time to stop everything you are doing so you can get into party mode. In fact, i’m currently sitting in the library fighting the urge to just throw everything on the ground and start dancing. Despite the possibility of getting escorted off campus, you don’t need to have that daunting thought in your head because it’s Friday and we know that you could really care less about being productive. In the perfect world, we all would be shotgunning beers, floating in pools, and doing everything in our power to NOT do anything work related on a Friday.

So, go be a rebel and cause a scene today because we’ve got a playlist full of riot-worthy anthems that will literally blow your mind. Literally. Make sure to not spew your brains all over the place…that might be a bit yucky to clean up.

Until next week, ninjas. Stay classy, stay sassy, and most importantly, make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

’Spenda C – WE R UR FRENDZ’
’AlunaGeorge – Best Be Believing (TYR Remix)’
’House Of Pain – Jump Around (Jantsen & Dirt Monkey Re – Twerk)’

’808 Conglomerate × Jerrih Charlson – #FTN / Trap Sounds Exclusive’

’Ice Cube – Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)’
’Nicki Minaj – Anaconda (Bassel Remix)’
’Snails x Antiserum – Wild (Buzz Trillington Bootleg)’
’Deorro & Dirty Audio – Hit It (BENTZ Festival Swang Bootleg)’
’Skrillex – Stranger (Thrizzo Hybrid Trap Remix)’
’Major Lazer – Jet Blue Jet (Phat Deuce & The Reef Remix)’
’Lemaitre – Wait (Elephante Remix)’
’Maejor Ali, Kid Ink, & Trey Songz – Me And My Team (Maison Cartel Remix)’
’Ice Cube – Drop Girl ft. Redfoo & 2 Chainz (ƱZ Remix)’
’Victor Niglio – Elvis (Original Mix)’
’Borgore – Be Ourselves (Instant Party! Remix)’
’Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc ( TrapZillas Remix )’
’BnW – GET IT’
’Airia – Throw Some’
’Zeds Dead X Hunter Siegel – LOUD (Dubsef’s Remix)’
’InKBoyZ – Pirates’
’King Shit (NSTY Remix)’
’Tiesto ft. Kay – Work Hard, Play Hard (Fratello’s Deep House Bootleg)’
’Breach – Jack (Audiobot Bootleg)’
’Anna Lunoe – All Out (Hotel Garuda Remix)’
’Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru (Melvv Bootleg)’
’The Cardigans – Lovefool (Goshfather & Jinco vs. Dr. Fresch Edition)’
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[Pop-House] Blonde – I Loved You

I Loved You

There’s something awe inspiring about stumbling upon acts already armed with a polished and mature sound. So when Bristol duo Blonde dropped their first single on FFRR Records “Foolish” and followed up with the incredible “Higher Ground”, it was fairly safe to say that we’d be on top of their catalog like an major league designated hitter at a PED convention. Okay, that may have been a bit much; but Blonde’s latest offering, “I Loved You” is, much to our delight, another carefully crafted dose of upbeat fizzy house goodness. Fueled by a prominent and soulful vocal from Melisa Steele, “I Loved You” plays as equal parts 90’s house anthem and present day club groover. The duo’s slick utilization of a carefully keyed lead piano harkens back to the earliest days of Chicago house, but is executed with a tad more luster and all of the intellectual melody we’ve become accustomed to. We’ve received word as well that after their incredible 2013-2014, the Bristolian tag-team are back in the studio working on a debut LP, which has us salivating like on of Pavlov’s Terriers. Stream “I Loved You” above and start your weekend correct with three minutes of bubbly house.

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Rashid Ajami ft. Julia Govor – A Regret [TMN PREMIERE + VINYL GIVEAWAY]

Julia Govor & Rashid Ajami
A Regret

Our favorite day of the week is finally here. Yes, we understand that we still have to work for a good part of this day, but having the anticipation of the weekend makes it better than Saturday or Sunday.

We don’t know about you guys, but we’re slowly feeling the seasons start to change out here in Colorado. The mornings are a bit chillier, afternoon rainshowers are the norm, and some leaves are starting to turn. With that in mind, we’re going to make the most of this Labor Day weekend, and this new tune from Rashid Ajami, featuring Julia Govor, is going to kick things off.

Coming off Highway Records, “A Regret” is a slow-building, deep house journey that carries its listeners through ominous synths and a thick, driving bassline. The pulsating pad work in the background really makes the lead synth pop, bringing it to the forefront of the tune. Garnering our adulation even moreso was the painfully perfect percussion work, which accentuates Govor’s haunting vocals.

“A Regret” is anything but, giving us a stunning sound that’s perfect for a sun-soaked pool party or an early-morning warehouse experience.

As an added bonus to this exclusive premiere, we’re also hooking up 15 copies of this on Vinyl. Entering our contest is beyond easy. Our only requirements are: You must “follow” Rashid Ajami and The Music Ninja on Soundcloud, and enter your e-mail address into the widget below. Winners will be picked on Thursday, September 4th. Please check your email for a notification from us.

There are a few rules, of course:

– You must embarrassingly dance in public in front of no less than three strangers
– You must get the TMN logo tattooed somewhere on your body
– You must unexpectedly shout at the person next to you, without providing any follow-up explanations of doing so.
– Finally, you must disregard the first three rules and simply enter your email in the form below.
Good luck, ninjas!


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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Talking Music, Performance and Brotherhood with The Bots


The Bots
All I Really Want

With every generation comes a new wave of artists who, while often influenced by their predecessors, push music forward reflecting the collective consciousness of their time. Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, 21 and 17 respectively, are certainly representatives of this emerging class but, considering how long the duo has been making music as The Bots, they’ve got a solid head start on most of their peers. The LA-bred brothers recorded their first album nearly 6 years ago and have been rocking the festival circuit, starting with appearances on Warped Tour, ever since.

Musically, The Bots brand of rock is certainly a product of some of the great musicians of the past ranging from punk’s roots to contemporary icons in the genre. In fact, they’ve seemingly followed a chronological trajectory of the genre, fusing styles and injecting their unique twist along the way. In mastering the craft of those that came before them, The Bots have truly found their artistic identity and are poised to make an impact with their forthcoming album, Pink Palms, which will be released on October 14th via Fader Label.

We had a chance to catch up with the promising band at this year’s Outside Lands finding the brothers, as we expected, to exude an aura of youthful creativity. Check the conversation below, stream the first single from Pink Palms above and, if you’re digging it, grab the track on iTunes as well.

TMN: When did you first start listening to music and what was the first artist that you really got into?

Mikaiah: Our parents showed us a lot of good oldies and reggae growing up. I was listening to a lot of MTV stuff so that was, at the time, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne, Green Day

Anaiah: Do you even know a Backstreet Boys album?

Mikaiah: No, but that’s what I listened to!

Anaiah: I liked a lot of Reggae and Punk Rock music.

Mikaiah: Commercial radio and stuff like that was what I was into, but then I grew up. After the punk thing, I was like, okay, this is real cool music. I started weeding through all the other types of music and figuring out what I really liked. As I grew a bit older, I realized I shouldn’t be so worried about what people think if I like Madonna or whatever. I listen to everything now, but back then it was a lot of Reggae and Oldies. When we came to a certain age, our father introduced more 80s hard core. It was a lot of Black Flag. Also, Rock ’n Roll like Ramones and, everything more classic, like Led Zeppelin and ACDC—it was punk and then all the rock bands. That’s when we found out what we really like. We like rock music. Anaiah listens to a bunch of stuff, I listen to a bunch of stuff. We share music and that’s how we keep things interesting in the band itself when writing. Continue reading

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[Electronica] James Blake – 200 Press

James Blake
200 Press

After his last album, James Blake has stayed relatively quiet during summer. But we are very excited to present to you all his brand new track titled “200 Press”, because according to Mr. Blake, “only 200 are going to be pressed up”.

James Blake released this track during a radio residency session with BBC Radio 1. If you’re a James Blake fan, you probably already know about his exquisite skill set of using loops. Like many of his other songs, he takes this vocal sample and builds it up with unique beats and his occasional vocals. This song is based on this sample that goes “Gather ’round the beat like campfire…”, and with his quirky input into the beat, it turns into this creepy, mysterious and futuristic tune. It’s almost like he’s building a snowman from scratch, but it turns out to be looking like a scarecrow (excuse the excessive imagination).

This song could be a good preview to whatever Sir James got in store for us. Needless to say, we really like where he is going with his music.

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