[Electronica] Southern Shores – New Love (Beat Connection Remix)

Seattle’s Beat Connection and Toronto’s Southern Shores come together in this lush new tropical-pop remix. The original “New Love” mix was beyond satisfying, but this rework will really swirl and wash over you, making you yearn for summer’s smoldering heat and a reason to hit the beach. Southern Shores New World EP was released last week via Cascine Records and Beat Connection’s The Palace Garden dropped in August via Tender Age. Both are worth your bucks, so don’t sleep on them!

Southern Shores
New Love (Beat Connection Remix)
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[Live Review] Skylab – Mission Blackout

If there’s one thing you need to know about Denver, it’s that it has a kick-ass music scene. Between Beta, Triad Dragons, a plethora of smaller promoters, and the best live music venue in the country, this city has it going on. Skylab – Mission Blackout was a perfect example of what I just described.

A look at the headliners is reason enough to guess that this show was epic. Gareth Emery, Zedd, and Porter Robinson graced the space-themed stage, and each one threw down an impressive set. Porter’s was especially filthy, which made the steamy room drip with energy even more.

By now you know that Dragon and Jontron are buddies of ours, which means this next part shouldn’t surprise you. One of our favorite parts was them closing the night out. They flew in Lea Luna for a live vocal performance. This added a unique twist onto a rager of a night. At the end of their performance, we all got to stand onstage and boogie as they closed up shop.

If you’re in or around Denver, and you haven’t checked out a Triad Dragon’s show, you’re sorely missing out. Make sure to catch the next one.

Big shout out to Blurred Pictures for the screengrabs from their upcoming video.

Porter Robinson
Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)
Dragon & Jontron
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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Frank + Derol Interview

Frank + Derol
Barely Love You Too
Frank + Derol
Barely Love You Too (HiDeaf vs Halatrax Remix)
Frank + Derol

This has been an absolutely ridiculous month here in Denver. There’s honestly been too many shows to go to, and it’s feeling like the trend is not going to let up any time soon. First up on our list of “must-see shows” for this week is LA indie duo, Frank + Derol. These two lovely ladies (Codi Caraco and Brandi Cyrus) first struck a chord with us back when they released “Barely Love You Too.” Since then we’ve been digging on their whole EP.

Before we head out to their show though, we wanted to get to know them a little better. Check out our email conversation of love songs, Thom Yorke, and a baby tiger unicorn eating ice cream on a rainbow. Totally serious on that last part too. A baby tiger unicorn eating ice cream on a rainbow was discussed.

If you’re in Denver this Thursday, come out and catch their show at the Hi-Dive!

TMN:Thank you so much for taking the time to answer a few questions. First off, how did the two of you come to develop your sound?

Codi Caraco: We have had some different musical influences throughout our own lives. I grew up studying and learning classical piano. I was also surrounded by a lot of Jimmy Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and the Beatles. as well as 90′s alternative music. i really love electronic interesting weird sounds.

Brandi Cyrus: I grew up watching my dad play country music, which had a huge influence on me. He is an incredible performer and so passionate about what he does and I admire that so much. As I got older I listened to a lot of 90′s pop, alternative rock, and even some folk/americana bands.

CC: I think our different influences and interests just formed our sound. We have a musical understanding together. There was also a lot of trial and error.

TMN: Your track lo-fi indie pop track “Barely Love You Too” has garnered good response on the blog front. Talk to us about that track. How did it come to be?

CC: I think people usually think this is a breakup song. It’s actually a bit of a love song.

BC: It’s definitely a special song. It started with this concept of how do you tell someone ‘I love you’ without saying it so blatantly. You really have to listen to the song as a whole to get the meaning behind the chorus.

TMN: Talk to us about your musical upbringing. Were you encouraged to play instruments at a young age?

CC: I was very encouraged at a young age, my family is very musical. I was surrounded by music since I was born. I started piano when I was about 5 and from then on studied classical piano. My parents pushed me to practice and keep going. At the time I wanted to quit and had moments of hate towards piano but now I am so grateful they made me stick with it.

BC: Music was always around me, but my parents never forced any of us into it. I actually had a lot of other hobbies as a kid, and then when I was 18 I decided to pick up the guitar on my own and learn how to play. After I taught myself some chords, I asked my dad for help and he would sit with me for hours and we would just play and play and play.

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[PREVIEW] Ellie Goulding – Halcyon (Deluxe)

Does Ellie Goulding really need any introduction? We here at The Music Ninja have been championing her for months and months, so we’re more than happy to present a preview of her ENTIRE album Halcyon — the “Deluxe” version, even! It officially dropped today via Interscope Records, but if you’re still on the fence about buying it, we’re here to try and convince you otherwise. So check it out below and then purchase it here!

Ellie Goulding
Dont Say A Word

Ellie Goulding
My Blood

Ellie Goulding
Anything Could Happen

Ellie Goulding
Only You

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
Figure 8

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
Hanging On

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
I Know You Care

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
Dead In The Water

Calvin Harris (Ft. Ellie Goulding)
I Need Your Love

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding
In My City

Ellie Goulding
Without Your Love

Ellie Goulding (Ft. Tinie Tempah)
Hanging On

Ellie Goulding
Lights (Single Version)

Make sure to read up on our past Ellie Goulding coverage, such as her song “I Need Your Love” feat. Calvin Harris, her cover of fun.’s “Some Nights,” and her video for “I Know You Care“.

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Meg Myers – CURBSTOMP (Video)


Los Angeles’ sultry songstress Meg Myers has released a set of visuals for her song “CURBSTOMP”. Directed by Grammy-winning Trish Sie — who worked on OK GO‘s treadmill video for “Here It Goes Again” — the video is set in a dreamlike world made of cotton and colorful plush animals. Myers gets a little roughed up by the toys, but it’s nothing she can’t handle. You can also stream the song below!

Meg Myers

Don’t forget to check out our past interview with Meg Myers right here.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Trap Dojo: Volume #8

It’s Tuesday and that means relentless 808′s to the face from some of the biggest names in the Trap game. Starting with a Festival worthy remix from Party Favor of Birdy Nam Nam‘s track “Jaded Future”, sampling some catchy rap lines with massive booming synths. Aylen remixes the classic James Bond “007 Theme” and features some epic samples from the movie and re-works this one flawlessly. Next is “Swerve” from Baauer off his most recent EP titled Dum Dum, and he murders this one with all sorts of funky sounds. Loud Flavor brings the most unique track on this playlist that you don’t want to miss titled, “Here They Come”. This remix from Savant has it all, from filthy Trapped out drops to massive Dubstep infused wobbles that keep you guessing throughout the whole track. This morning San Diego representers Kicks N Licks sent over their newest release and it features some filthy 808′s mixed with some hard rap samples for an all around good time. Cardo releases this LoveTrap tune on Fools Gold Recs. and its got some sexy melodies that hit at all the right times its titled, “My Old$chool”. The trap Dojo wouldn’t complete without some tuneage from ƱZ, and he remixes Foreign Beggars track “Goon Boys”. 12th Planet and Antiserum team up to deliver an extremely massive Trap Step tune titled, “Bass Salt” that your neighbors should love. Cheers.

To DOWNLOAD todays entire Trap Dojo, CLICK HERE. 

In case you missed the last couple weeks, click on the links below to check out these massive posts.

Trap Dojo #6

Trap Dojo #7

Birdy Nam Nam
Jaded Future (Party Favors Gettin Wasted Remix)
007s Theme
Loud Flavor
Here They Come
Blood Command
High Five For Life (Savant Remix)
Kicks N Licks
Keep it Raw ***Free Download in Description***
My Old$chool
Foreign Beggars
Goon Bags (ƱZ Remix)
12th Planet & Antiserum
Bass Salt
Dem Franchize Boy
Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It (MitiS Trap Remix)
Somebody To Love (Blitz Gang Remix)
Burst! (ƱZ Remix)
Wildfire (Alex Young Bootleg)
Kanye West
Love Lockdown (DJR Bootleg)...   {{FREE DL}}
DJ Belly
Make Dat Ting Clap
Intro (KO Remix)
Major Lazer
Original Don (Dj Sliink Remix)
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[Indie] Lost in the Trees – Villain (I’ll Stick Around) (Video)

In 2010 we received All Alone in an Empty House from North Carolina natives, Lost in the Trees. Today, it’s A Church That Fits Our Needs, and it’s wonderful. It’s been likened to the intense abstract nature of Radiohead and the sentimentality of Bon Iver‘s For Emma, Forever Ago. The album is no doubt emotionally intense and riveting. The depth of each track is quite expansive and it simply gets a listener thinking. “Villain” is an excellent example of these notions. It’s straight forward in it’s poignancy and really gets on a provocative level of abstract tenderness. The video here captures well the air of the track. It’s interestingly beautiful and intriguing. But just don’t take my word for it, watch it and see for yourself.

Get your copy of A Church That Fits Our Needs now via ANTI-/Trekky Records!

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