[Deep House] Angus & Julia Stone – All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Angus & Julia Stone
All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix)

Germany’s Simon Hoppe, better known as Dinner Date, has a knack for remixing folksy tunes and transforming them into the perfect ingredient for any deep house set. He caught our attention before with his stunning take on DAWA’s ‘Roll the Dice’, and now he’s back to bring his signature style to Angus & Julia Stone.  It’s a special skill to give an element of danceability to a song while still retaining all the emotion that oozes from the original, but it’s a graceful art that this producer certainly has down pat. The atmosphere crafted into this remix is mesmerising, and the ebb and flow of percussion and acoustics all breathe in harmony with the beautiful vocals. Big thanks to Simon for giving us the chance to premiere this on TMN, and we can’t wait to hear what he will bring his magic touch to next.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2013 Round #3)



Sometimes shit just doesn’t go your way and sometimes there is nothing you can do about. Just remember, no matter how bad it get’s, Ninjas don’t cry over spilled milk. They listen to awesome playlists…

CS Buchan
Leave it all Behind (feat. Katie Buchan)
Say Hi
Love, Love, Love
Try It Over
Minor Alps
Buried Plans
The Cool Of Your Temple
Jared Bartman
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[Indie] Bombay Bicycle Club – Carry Me

Bombay Bicycle Club
Carry Me

We’ve always been a huge fan of Bombay Bicycle Club. This London based four piece is more than just indie rock, infusing gorgeously catchy instrumentation with Steadman’s ethereal vocals.

With their latest release, “Carry Me”, we find a very drum centric tune features rumbling snare and tom hits, coupled with delightfully boisterous strings and fluttering guitar notes.This tune is quite far from traditional, which is what we’ve come to expect from BBC. While they have so many indie rock qualities that we find ourselves becoming familiar with, they love to push the envelope when it comes to their instrumentation and song structure. On top of the impressiveness of this tune, we’re also provided an awe inspiring interactive video. Click here to give it a try.

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[House] Pompeya – 90 (Fred Falke Remix)

90 (Fred Falke Remix)

When Russian power-pop group Pompeya, decided to release the remix counterpart to their Tropical LP, we were immediately both ecstatic, but also a little wary that, as with many remix albums, the artists chosen may not best represent their sound and the original composer’s in a musically symbiotic manner. Well that slight sense of worry quickly morphed into an overwhelming sense of approval when the first single to make its way into the public’s stream of consciousness, was a remix of “90” from French-House luminary Fred Falke. Falke’s name has been one synonymous with that deft, French Touch house sound since the early 2000’s and in the process has seen him remix everyone from U2 to Grizzly Bear, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and even Selena Gomez, but as a listener my favorite work from the former bass player was always on more intimate, indie friendly numbers. The original, new-wave leaning guitar riff layed down by Pompeya remains largely intact but Fred Falke once again displays why he is perhaps the most sought after remixer at the moment, glossing up “90” with a set of bright pads and gleaming synths. The rest of the remix compilation is due out December 10 on No Shame Records, but you can purchase Fred Falke’s remix here.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #62

chill dojo

It’s the same old story. You tell yourself this weekend you’re going to take it easy and catch up on some rest, but Monday comes around and you’ve had even less sleep than the working days before it. Don’t despair though, cos even though the weekend may have come and gone, we can still ease you into the week in the best way possible. Who said chilling out was just for the weekend anyway?

With their summer quickly approaching, Australian producers have been the subject of many Chill dojo write-ups recently, and Sydney’s Hayden James is continuing that trend with a standout remix of ‘Without You’ that has plenty of bloggers talking. The gentle builds and atmospheric pads make this the perfect track for early morning listening, and the integration of the piano provides a touch of melancholy to the haunting vocals. Now if you didn’t think it was possible for Stwo’s ‘Virgo’ to get any sexier, Jarreau Vandal has flipped this attitude on its head with a downright irresistible rework that will have you at the mercy of the beat and hypnotic snare rolls. An eargasm in the truest sense of the word, just sit down and listen, this song will do the rest. Long time listeners of the Chill Dojo should be familiar with jazzy hip hop flavour of Germany’s FloFilz, but his latest rework of classic ATCQ is sure to get people’s attention. His production on this track has undergone the care that an artisan would take on an antique, and the result is a vintage sound that could have been plucked right out of the nineties. Over 15 years on and it still hasn’t lost its freshness. This next feature only took a minute to rack up hundreds of thousands of plays on Soundcloud, but with the big names involved it’s not hard to see why. ‘Together’ brings a whole host of lyrical and producing talent into one package, and the result truly speaks for itself. If you somehow missed this one a few days ago, you mustn’t keep yourself in the dark any longer. It’s been far too long since our last dose of FKJ freshness, but our yearning has come to an end with a stunning remix of the smooth Cherokee original. The song’s opening treats us to a gorgeous downtempo treatment of the vocals before the funky Frenchman hits his stride with the signature style in what has to be his most intricate piece of work to date. If you still can’t get enough, we’re following up with another beautiful interpretation courtesy of the UK’s T.H.I.E.F.S, who brings us into the realm of super chill house. The Hypem charts have quickly fallen in love with another Aussie in Thomas Jack, so we definitely couldn’t pass up highlighting this recent post of this tropical jam. With plenty of classical influence, this music has an authentic charm that can’t help but make you smile.

So here’s hoping this week will be as easy on you as this playlist is for your ears. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #62 zip

Dillon Francis
Without You ft. T.E.E.D (Hayden James Version)
Virgo ft. Shay Lia (Jarreau Vandal Rework)
Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes
Dont Matter (FKJ Remix).mp3
Dont Matter (T.H.I.E.F.S remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Atlas Hands (Thomas Jack Remix)
Dont Break It (KAASI Remix)
Touch Sensitive
Show Me (Patrick Baker Vocal Edit)
Atmosphere (Benders Late Night Ambient Remix)
Felix Cartal
New Scene feat. Ofelia (CRNKN Remix)
Royals (kataa REMIX)
How We Feel
Donell Jones
Life Goes On (SevnthWonders Classic OG Remix)
Body Language
Just Because (Figgy Remix)
Feel Your Love
Jay Z & Mojo Rising
Pound Cake (AA Interstellar Flow Bootleg)
Dirk Diggler as Brock Landers (Take 1)
We Were Born Electric
Live Forever Ft. Saidah Conrad (Atlantic Connection Remix)
Julia Losfelt
Up Today (Stwo Remix)
Waiting Game (Templeton & Sleepy Cat Remix)
Open (ColeCo Bootleg)
Al Stewart
Year of the Cat (Faceless22 Remix)
Georgy Porgy (Piolo & Salazar)


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The Music Ninja Presents: Sunday Night Soul

Sunday Night Soul

R&B has experienced a bit of a renaissance lately. Artists like Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Miguel have been able to breathe new life into the genre in recent years, and now because of the internet we have more talent to choose from than ever before. In order to properly pay tribute to all these new faces in the business, we’ve put together a little soul mix for you to listen to while you wind down your weekend. Now this is unexplored territory for us, so we can’t promise it’ll be a weekly series just yet, but we’ll do our best to keep it consistent. In the meantime, we’d like to kick things off right with an extremely talented group of artists, including names like JMSN, Jhené Aiko, Bipolar Sunshine, Sampha, The WeekndTei Shi and many more! We promise you won’t be disappointed, so kick back, relax, plug your headphones in and immerse yourself in the sweet melodies and smooth grooves provided by tonight’s entertainment.

Wake Up Remix featuring Common
William Bolton
Bipolar Sunshine
Drowning Butterflies
Sean Kongery
Aware (feat. Elias)
Stop Me Cold
Skin Town
Hit Down
Both of Us (Ft. Ryan McDermott)
2AM Club
Jarrell Perry
Jr. Hi
Secrets ft. The Weeknd
Early Morning Champagne Ft. Joel Compass EP (Black Butter #52)
Smokers Room
King Avriel
Tei Shi
Nature vs Nurture
Pools Full Of Women (Prod. by Jess Jackson)
Dawn Richard
Jhené Aiko
The Worst
Kristal Lyndriette
Manhattan (prod. Felix Snow)
Last Stand (produced by SOHN)
Sway Clarke II
I Dont Need Much
Thing U Missed
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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 15]

TMN Hip Hop Dojo 2

Guess who’s baaaaaaccckk? Did you miss me? The Hip-Hop Dojo’s finally ready to reopen its doors for business, and I’ve got plenty to share with you today. I’ve traveled far and wide, sailed across the seven seas, climbed the highest peaks, and braved the hottest deserts to hone my craft, learning from the very best, meditating, and planning my return (basically picture the whole training sequence from Batman Begins). In all honesty though, I appreciate your patience over the last few months, and hope I can finally get back on my grind to deliver you the freshest hip-hop product on a consistent basis.

So without further ado, let’s get this party started. This very special fifteenth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo features plenty of familiar names, from hip-hop heavyweights like Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Raekwon and Kendrick Lamar, to Dojo frequenters like Kings Dead, MeLo-X, Audio PushTito Lopez, and Devine Carama. We’ve even got a few fresh faces for y’all like Michael Christmas, Dom McLennon, A La $ole, GoldLink, and Fresco Nerd. Given the sheer size of our comeback playlist (over 45 tracks!), I’ll keep it light on the words this week to conserve your precious time and keep you focused on the music. However, if you like what you hear from any of these artists and want to check out any relevant projects from them, I’ll include a link roll below.

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


Roc Marciano – The Pimpire Strikes Back

Jabee – Deliver Us From Evil

MED & Blu – The Buzz EP


MoRuf – Shades.Of.Moo

Alexander Spit – Dillinger

Eddie B & Harry Fraud – Paper, Piff & Polo

Lecrae – Church Clothes Vol. 2

Fresco Nerd – Unexpected Expectations

Village of Pharaohs – Pharaodysseus (1996 A.D.)

Fly.Union – Loose Releases

OverDoz – Boom

MeLo-X – GOD: Pièce de Résistance

Tyrone Briggs – Scattered Thoughts

Dont Front (feat. Buckshot)
Busta Rhymes
Thank You ft. Q Tip
Its My Thing
A La $ole
Been Swank (Prod. Hames)
Devine Carama
16 Bars In A Clip (produced by J
Devin Miles
Show You The Cool {Prod. Air Kalo} Ft. Scolla
Audio Push
So Far To Go (Freestyle)
Hollywood FLOSS ft. Like of Pac Div
Underdog Remix
Roc Marciano
Sincerely Antique Ft. Action Bronson & Willie The Kid (prod. Alchemist)
Styles P.
All I Got (feat. Action Bronson & Easy Money) (Produced By Statik Selektah)
Teslas Son (Prod. Cam)
Stik Figa
Untitled +1 ft. Add 2
MED & Blu
The Buzz feat. Mayer Hawthorne (prod. Madlib)
80s Boobs (prod by J. Arthur)
Kobes Room (Truth Be Told) (Prod. by Sango)
Homie.Lover.Friend ft Jesse Boykins III
Isaiah Rashad
Ronnie Drake feat. SZA (Prod. by The Antydote)
Casey Veggies
Faces Remix (Ft. Dom Kennedy)(prod. Rob Holladay)
Casey Veggies
Life$tyle Remix (Ft. Curren$y)
Smoke DZA
Legends In The Making (Ashtray Pt.2) (Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y) Prod. By Harry Fraud
Same King (prod by Jansport J)
Blended Babies
See The World Ft. Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish
Alexander Spit
94 Logo Blur feat. Chuck Inglish
Eddie B
The Warning ft. Sean Price & Termanology (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
Sean Price, Billy Danze & Maffew Ragazino (feat. DJ Babu)
Land of the Crooks (prod. by M Phazes)
Kuniva (of D12)
Michiganish ft. Jon Connor, Boldy James, Guilty Simpson
Was It Worth It (feat. Derek Minor & Crystal Nicole)
Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps
No Gods
Fallen (prod. MeLo X)
Fresco Nerd
Real (Feat. A.J. Crew) (Prod. By ToneBeatz)
Brian Fresco
Dom McLennon
Jon Waltz
LNIA (Last Night In Atlanta)
Jon Waltz
Magic City (FNIA)
Ryan Hemsworth & Starlito
Cant Get Over You
Fredo Santana
Jealous (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Kid Ink
My Own Lane (Prod by Ned Cameron)
Village of Pharaohs
Back to Cairolina (MMA & IV League) (Prod. by Ski Beatz)
Im There
These Niggas Ft Nipsey Hussle (Prod by. THC)
Kings Dead
Dont Need Much
Tito Lopez
#BUSSIN (Prod. By Lone Lez)
Michael Christmas
Kunishi (Prod. Jasper Sheff)
MeLo X
Remember Remember (Feat. Cheri Coke)
Rockie Fresh (Feat. Lunice)
Blowing Up! (feat The Graduates)
Tyrone Briggs
LOSER (Prod. by Mike Cash)
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