[Tribal Disco] Justin Faust – Spellbound

Justin Faust

If there is ever a day where we wish we were wizards, it would be today because Justin Faust just cast a groovy spell on us that has us all grabbing our wands and a glass of bubbly to start the day off on a magical note. After a hiatus from the music world, the boogie master is back and hotter than ever with his latest original, “Spellbound”. The Munich producer sends us down a spell-binding path full of futuristic 80’s synths, some tribal-esque percussion, and a disco flow strong enough to enchant Harry Potter himself.

With this being the first release of his upcoming full-length album, Spellbound, Justin Faust has proved to us that he is ready to show the dance music world all of the sorcery and witchcraft he has been practicing over time. Keep your eyes peeled for the full release on September 19th on Discotexas and make sure to get your wands ready in the mean time.

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[Progressive House] James Young – Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Jaymes Young
Habits Of My Heart (Luke Shay Remix)

After arriving onto the dance scene with a bullet by winning Adventure Club’s official “Wonder” remix competition in March and racking up over a million Soundcloud plays in a matter of months, L.A. via Virginia Beach producer Luke Shay has returned with an uplifting progressive house remix of James Young’s “Habits Of My Heart”. Shay’s latest contribution to the dance community combines a superbly catchy lead synth line and shuffling hi-hats which work brilliantly with James Young’s original vocal track. Further bolstering this bouncy body of dance arrangement; the moment the track fully opens behind its first climax we found it basically impossible not to smile and bounce along for its duration- which if you’ve been with us Ninjas for a while now, you hopefully know that’s one of our favorite feelings in the world. Already with stellar remixes of Pegboard Nerds and Tritonal supported by the likes of Diplo, Krewella, Gareth Emery and of course Adventure Club, Shay carries a keen sense of traditional musicianship often lacking from the world of electronic music, providing yet another reason we were so excited to share this one with the world in the form of a TMN Premiere. Following an extended weekend, this was the perfect remedy to uplift our spirits, and we think it will have the same effect on our savvy readers as well. Stream Luke Shay’s remix of “Habits Of My Heart” above and try not to pull a hamstring dancing along with this one.

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LuvBug – Resonance (Dexcell Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Resonance (Dexcell Remix)

This newly formed dance collective made up of Marvin Humes, Grammy nominated JKAY, and producer White N3rd is quickly garnering the adoration of the music-lover community. Better known as LuvBug, the trio made waves with their vocal-driven, groovy tune “Resonance.” Coming out in October, this debut single has already hit #7 in the popular charts on The Hype Machine and is sitting at #10 on the Shazam chart.

Taking into account  their love for 90’s raves and London heritage, it’s only natural to see a stunning Drum and Bass remix following the success of the original. In comes Dexcell, the Watford based trio comprised of David Wilson, Sammy Stabile, and Adam Smart. With an up-tempo facelift, “Resonance” is given a liquid interpretation rife with fast paced percussion, rolling basslines, and light, ethereal synth work.

Expertly sampling vocals from the original, we find the association LuvBug’s charm still very much intact, giving us a solid connection to what we first fell in love with. With a solid take, Dexcell has just made a whole dojo’s worth of new fans.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #99

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It astounds me even as I write this, but yes we are up to edition #99 of The Chill Dojo. We’re not going to get all emotional on you yet, but we’ll let the music do that for us as we always do. First up is an artist we’ve watched since his early days, and have seen grow more and more with every release since. Basenji first caught our ear with his eclectic Cashmere Cat style, but his uniqueness has really come to the fore since. ‘Heirloom’ demonstrates exactly why this guy deserves to pack shows in Australia and beyond, and why he’ll always be someone we call out in all the playlists to come. We’re moving into some super chill house next, and this is a domain that Germany’s finest know all too well. The young LCAW is one of these producers reinventing libraries of indie folk songs with gorgeous downtempo beats and gentle touches which elevate the originals to levels of pure serenity. Ferdinand Weber is another one of these Munich-based adepts, and we highlighted his latest take on ‘ILYSB’ only a few days ago. One remix we’re yet to mention is from LA artist Woodys Produce, but we’d be foolish not to give a shout-out to his smooth slice of summer as half the world farewells this glorious season.

Look out, because this next feature may just steal your heart in more ways than one. The angelic Evangelia will captivate both sight and sound with her first electronic release in ‘Hourglass’. Every so often you hear a song that preludes an artist’s future greatness, and the vocal power of the NJ singer/songwriter reveals something truly special indeed, and we’ll be sure to hear her on many more tracks to come. We’re already well aware of the prolific abilities of Rameses B, and he once again delivers a melodic gem in ‘Broken Trust’. Weaving through ambient electronica like no one else can, the UK producer seems to control the very fragments of time with every moment of liquid tranquility, creating an astral journey through the pure emotion of sound.

Next week may be the milestone, but every week brings with it incredible highlights worth remembering well into the future.

Chill Dojo #99 zip

’Basenji – Heirloom’
’Ruu Campbell x LCAW – The Call’
’LANY – ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber Remix)’
ILYSB (WoodysProduce Summer Citrus Remix #8)’
’Evangelia – Hourglass (Prod. Iron Giant)’
’Rameses B – Broken Trust’
’Tenru – The Way She Moves’
’REAL SLOW – Sad Kids’
’REAL SLOW – You Flow’
’Snakehips – Days With You (Fwdslxsh Remix)’
’Kill Paris – Silence Of Heartbreak (Random Movement Remix)’
’Cazzette – Sleepless (Prince Fox & Jenaux Remix)’
’Flux Pavilion – Freeway (Kill The Noise & Flux Pavilion Remix)’
’Louis Futon
Silk (Kill Paris Remix)’
’Crystal Fighters – Love Alight (GANZ Remix)’
’Sable Feat. Kele – The One’
’Feki – Nothing Lasts Forever’
’813 – Tattoos On My Heart’
’Ryan Hemsworth – Cream Soda (with Tomggg)’
’jackLNDN – Play It Back’
’Golfland Sunsplash – Turqouise G Perspective’
’Aston Shuffle – Back And Forth (MooZ Remix)’
’Wrestlers – Say Anything (Feat. Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy)’
’Geotheory – Aphrodite (Ramzoid Remix)’
’London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)’
’OutKast – Ms. Jackson (The Golden Pony Remix)’
’Indiana – Heart On Fire (Duncan Murray Bootleg)’
’Electro Deluxe – Devil (BLVD95 Remix)’
’De Hofnar – Shower (Bootleg)’
’Body Language – Good Things’
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[Video] DJ Quintino – Don’t go soft, GO HARD

Don’t be embarrassed, we have all been there. If you are suffering from a type of disfunction that a few unlucky ravers tend to have, musical doctor/DJ Quintino has just the solution to increase your performance! Taking a satirical play on the recently released single ‘Go Hard’, here’s a spoof to the popular “Viagra” commercial.

Make sure you and your friends don’t go soft!! GO HARD.

DJ Quintino is also up for vote for DJ Mags 100 TOP DJS, you can help him out by voting here.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2014 Round #1)


Welp, August, it’s been more than fun. Except for  the sweltering degrees of weather you have been gifting us, you will be missed. Just remember to K.I.T. We’ll be seeing ya next year! And September, September you old friend, we welcome you with open arms and the first Indie Dojo to embrace the the beginning of the end of summer.

’Sticky Fingers – Gold Snafu’
’Sinkane – New Name’
’Montoya – Carry oceans’
’Grand Pavilion – Stranger’
’Rubblebucket – “Sound Of Erasing”‘
’TOPS – Way to be Loved’
’Oso Leone – Crisantemo’
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[Chill/Alternative] Oh Wonder – Body Gold

Oh Wonder
Body Gold

Well, the internet better be prepared for what we have in store for you this afternoon ninjas because we may or may not have just discovered the next HUGE sensation from recently debuted artist, Oh Wonder. The elusive songwriting duo just unveiled the inner workings of their mystifying original track, “Body Gold” and have metaphorically painted all of our senses with a shimmery layer of pure ecstacy.

“Let it go, paint my body gold. Take our bodies higher and higher.”

With only 33 (now 34) followers on Soundcloud and merely just a small group of 20 likes on their Facebook page, the ambiguous London duo, Wonder Wonder appears to be another mystery we are dying to solve. With the music gods working in our favor, we just so happened to stumble upon “Body Gold” and it was from that moment on where we knew we had won the lotto. If you think we are over exaggerating that notion, then you might have not listened to the enticing resonance “Body Gold” exudes to listeners. The moment you press play you are welcomed with a blend of organic elements and a contrasting vocal between a male and female, both simultaneously swooning us into a pondering state of pure peace. Wonder Wonder stimulates the mind, body, and soul to the point where all senses go numb to the etheral frequencies produced from this gem. So before we write an entire novel as to why we think Wonder Wonder is about to blow up the internet, press play and find out why our reaction to this gold mine is 100% justifiable.

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