[Remix] Flume – Sleepless ft. Jezzabell Doran (Manila Killa Remix)

Sleepless (Manila Killa Remix)
Flume Feat. Jezzabell Doran

21 year old electronic Wunderkind, Flume, has seen his proverbial stock soar to unimaginable heights since an assemblage of his singles went viral in late 2011, the ultra success of his debut album hitting number-one in his native Australia (recently ousting One Direction as a matter of fact) and specifically, the gargantuan success of “Sleepless” featuring vocals from Jezzabel Doran. Since charting one of our favorite purely electronic albums of 2012 with a self-titled LP, “Sleepless” has proven to be a track with which an absurd amount of producers have gotten their hands on the stems and remixed to a near coma. Normally a remix of “Sleepless” wouldn’t grab hold of our Ninja attention span, but today’s offering from D.C. by way of the Phillipines producer Manila Killa, was a production begging not to be overlooked. Quite the eclectic remixer, Manila Killa has touched up a number of contrasting bands and producers. From Coldplay to Chromeo to The xx and now Flume, this young beat savant has shown quite an affinity for the remix game, breathing new life into every one of his impeccable selections. Manila Killa comes at “Sleepless” from a picturesque, “Nu-Gaze” angle and has delivered one of the most pure and catchiest remixes of the Aussie’s classic tune. Download the track, for the price of a ‘Facebook Like’ here, and be on the lookout for more hot sauce from Manila Killa in the not-so-distant future.

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[Album Stream] Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

daft punk - random access memories

We finally have it in our hands folks (well, kind of). Daft Punk has kindly decided to allow us to stream the entire album for free through iTunes in preparation for its release next week. No longer do we have  speculate on what’s authentic and what’s not. No longer do we have to wince at low quality rips of supposed leaks from false foreign radio stations. And no longer do we have to plant ourselves on YouTube as we continually loop through 15 second clips over and over again. We can now safely listen to the material straight from the source, and it feels quite satisfying to say the least. Check out the stream at the link below, and make sure to prepare yourself for May 21st when we’ll all finally have a copy of the most anticipated record of the year.

STREAM: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (iTunes)

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[Electro-Trap] TastyTreat & Nasty Nate – Cultivation EP


Our boys TastyTreat and Nasty Nate just graced us with this awesome new EP Cultivation. Cultivation features Moombah tempo heavy electro and ground rattling heavy electro-trap sure to send a dancefloor into a frenzy. Watch out for TastyTreat as they will be releasing some fire soon on Teenage Riot Records, the imprint started by JFK of MSTRKRFT and featuring artists like Bird Peterson, Mr. Vega and Team Bayside High

TastyTreat & Nasty Nate
Rubber Bands (Original Mix)
TastyTreat & Nasty Nate
Smoking Barrel (Original Mix)
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[Acoustic] Disclosure – Latch ft. Sam Smith

Disclosure - Latch Acoustic

If you’re like us, you’ve probably looped Disclosure‘s “Latch” track to the point of record-scratching — it’s a stellar jam and one that’s pleasantly led to the UK duo’s generous amount of press coverage as of late. But all the credit can’t go to the production; Sam Smith‘s impassioned vocals are impressive in their own right and with this acoustic version, flushed with beautiful string and piano work, we get to see just how impactive his voice really is. He’s emotional, but so commanding at the same time. Treat yourself below, and be sure to revisit the original, too.

Latch (Acoustic Live)

Original “Latch”:

Latch ft. Sam Smith
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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #36

chill dojo

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the ‘state’ of certain music ‘scenes’, whether it’s growing trends or mainstreamization of certain sounds. As always, the message from this dojo is to chill and stay worry-free. While the saturation of particular genres and sounds may cause some to despair, there will always be artists pushing creative boundaries and providing innovation in their music. These are the people we look to highlight and celebrate in this playlist, who enable us to experience chill feelings with fresh sounds and good vibes.

A producer who does just that is London’s Snakehips, who brought us that magical edit of Bondax’s ‘Gold’. Now he’s back with a new original which will light up your day in a similar fashion, with smooth guitar sampling, sweet vocals and that trademark head-popping beat which carries you away to your happy place. We move on next to the soulful stylings of London-based songstress George Maple and if you’re thinking she sounds familiar, you would be correct. She features prominently on tracks from top UK producers like Bondax, Shadow Child, and of course Snakehips, providing the perfect vocals to compliment their stunning production. Another voice which is instantly recognizable is that of Lana Del Rey,  who sees her name grace the dojo again courtesy of a truly unique remix from Polish producer Chloe Martini. Certain singers lend themselves so well to mellow tunes, and her vocals are superbly handled on this occasion in creating this beautiful piece. Continuing this string of fresh sounds is Druid Cloak, the US artist known for unique creativity in his eclectic production style. This is again on show with his remix of ‘Invisible Colors’, which makes a stellar addition to this playlist. RAC makes a return this week, putting his signature upbeat touch onto a track from Phoenix’s latest album, Bankrupt. We also feature two more downtempo remixes of ‘Friday Nights’, as well as two further additions to the growing list of Sizzlebird’s amazing collections over the weeks.

Hopefully this should leave no doubt that the ‘scene’ for chill music remains alive and strong. Week on week the innovation and fresh sounds continue to amaze. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #36 zip

On & On
FMM: George Maple
Lana Del Rey
Young & Beautiful (Chloe Martini Remix)
Invisible Colors (Druid Cloak Remix)
Trying To Be Cool (RAC Mix)
Deep Down feat. Loumar & Nas
Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion
Friday Nights (Rush Midnight Remix)
Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion
Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub)
Tell me
Shlohmo X Chris Brown
Places/Yo (Bondax Blend)
Body Party (Cleindl Remix)
Body Party (Figgy Remix)
Cora Pearl (free DL via Astro Nauticos Atlantics Vol. 3)
Justin Timberlake
My Love (Wick
01 Excuses (Young Chimera EP
02 Rooftop Fox (Young Chimera EP)
Thru Clouds.mp3
Paradise Architect.mp3
April Sunlight
Losing You
Aaron Smith
Dancin (Remix by KRONO)
Imogen Heap
Headlock (Him_Self_Her Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD AT LINK
Park (Jerome LOL Remix)
DJ Koze
Nices Wölkchen feat. Apparat
Morten Granau
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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 8]

TMN Hip Hop Dojo 2

While last week’s playlist managed to keep things on the lighter side in preparation for the summer, this week’s load is a bit heavier. Featuring a wide array of crafty wordsmiths and lyrical masterminds, the eight edition of the Hip-Hop Dojo is bound to get your head nodding and your mind racing. While I won’t be elaborating on every track this week, please note that we do have quite a bit of diversity in this group. Most of the names on this list should be familiar to you already, but there are a few newcomers this time around too.

First off, we’d like to welcome you to “Get Inspired” by 16 year-old rap phenom, AkonoMiles. Over a soulful sample of James Brown‘s “Sunny“, the eager young emcee shows us he knows just how to have fun, while also displaying skills far beyond his years. Another new name to the mix is Nike Nando, who lets us know exactly why he’s not one to be messed with. The SAVEMONEY crew makes a return this week as well, providing a brand new song “For The People.” This was definitely a stellar week for Chitown’s Thelonious Martin, who put his production skills to the test on a multitude of different tracks, including Naledge‘s “Arthur Agee Freestyle” and Alex Wiley‘s “Icky Woods.”  

The title of this week’s most unique sound might go to Weekend Money, as Ne$$ tries to exorcise his inner “Demons” over some creepy, lurching production courtesy of BaghdaddyA-1 might have the strongest track in this week’s lineup though, with “Summertime Sadness.” Spitting over the Ryan Hemsworth remix to the Lana Del Rey single of the same name, A-1 takes the song’s title to heart, highlighting the spike in violence that occurs in Oakland as a result of the scorching heat of the summer. On “Ol’ Skool Pontiac,” Jeremih tries his hand at the rap game, opting for a more chopped and screwed, Houston sound alongside Big Sean and Paul Wall. We’ve got a few more bangers right beside that one as well with A.J. Crew‘s “Don’t Ask Me (Crafty)” and “Hate Me On The Low” from Tory Lanez2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa bring us the theme song for Fast & Furious 6,  with “We Own It,” a song that seems more appropriate for Eminem and 50 Cent circa 2005. Finally, we end things off with Yonas, who invites us to “Feel The Love” over a sample of Rudimental‘s single of the same name.

We hope you guys enjoyed our eight edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo as much as we did. As always, send all submissions/suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com.


Dessy Hinds
P.E.nlightenment (Prod. Backpack)
Akono Miles
Get Inspired
Willie The Kid
Mainstream Freestyle
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
Noble Drew Ali
Nike Nando
Wrath Of A God
Kami de Chukwu & Tokyo Shawn
For the People (Prod. Thelonious Martin)
Arthur Agee Freestyle (Prod. Thelonious Martin)
Alex Wiley
Icky Woods featuring Action Bronson (Prod. Thelonious Martin)
Tito Lopez
Diamonds & Whips (Feat. Trae Tha Truth & Jameel)
Jon Connor
Michigan $h*t Feat. Royce Da 59
House Gang
Favorite Rap Stars (ft. Styles P & Raekwon)
Eye For An Eye
Weekend Money
Summertime Sadness (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth)
Andrew Milicia x F. Virtue x Juan Deuce x Falside x DJ Emoh
Ol Skool Pontiac Feat. Big Sean, Paul Wall
A.J. Crew
Dont Ask Me (Crafty)
Tory Lanez
Hate Me On The Low
2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa
We Own It (Fast & Furious)
Emilio Rojas
Make A Move Ft. Emanny
Feel The Love
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Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right feat. Panda Bear [Preview]

This is preview gives you a glimpse into one of the many disco anthems that Daft Punk is going to drop on May 21st. As we creep closer to one of most anticipated albums in the last few years, we can only expect to hear some leaks here and there. This one is a clip of the collaboration of Panda Bear and Daft Punk, and this short and sweet clip displays some disco infused funk that is sure to be a hit. Cheers.

Daft Punk
Doin It Right feat. Panda Bear (Preview)

via Neighbors Hate Us

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