Trippy's Theme (JEFF075)
FoFoFadi’s finest, Trippy Turtle, put out his theme record on Mad Decent’s “Jeffree’s” series. This record is pure genius. “Trippy’s Theme” is Trippy Turtle’s first original track, and it doesn’t disappoint at all. Slap bass, mind blowing tom rolls, bed squeaks, and turtle samples compose an epic experience from our favorite amphibian. Rumor has it that this turtle will be swimming all over America this summer. Let’s hope he swims his way into a venue near you!
ZHU is on an absolute tear this year, and finally we get have one of our favorites flipping one of his tracks. ODESZA comes through with a mind blowing remix of his hit track “Faded”, and they nail it on all levels. Starting off with a funky intro that slowly builds into some flawless reworking of ZHU vocals. The progression throughout this entire track is amazing, and one of the satisfying releases of the year. It’s out June 29th via Mind Of A Genius. Cheers.
We’ve been a little heavy on EDM today, but fortunately for all of you indie rock lovers out there, we have a delightfully dreary song coming your way from UK based singer-songwriter Misty Miller. While this may not be the tune you’ll throw on to rev you up for a wild night out, it’s certainly worth throwing on for a night at the house.
At just the young age of 19, this newcomer only has two demos out and has already been picked up by a label (Relentless Records). Sporting a fusion of blues, surf rock, shoegaze and Americana, she encompasses a beautiful blend of artistry. “Rabbits” just came out nine hours ago, and we’ve found ourselves enamored with the wavering, wearisome guitar chords that perfectly counter-balance Misty’s vocals. Her voice is quite unique, fluctuating between brittle moments and some that are rather penetrating, keeping you fully engaged through the entire experience.
Strong (RAC Mix)
We know it’s Friday and that the LAST thing you want to hear is something that’s going to make you want to cry. We may or may not be writing this with a box of tissues next to us and the repeat button on loop. London Grammar is one of those artists that we all have become very familiar with thus far; whether it be their emotive expression within their music or their ability to melodically suck you into a trap where you are forced to face all of your feels all at once.
Now, what is very special about today is that one of our long-time favorite artists, RAC, decided to put an intriguing spin on London Grammar’s masterpiece, “Strong”. Before you go on and say that it falls in the same sound as the original, we wanted to highlight that what RAC did with this song is absolutely stunning – genius actually. He broke down the core of this song and placed a large emphasis on Hannah Reid’s mesmerizing vocals along with the lyrical value of each word. The elusive, elongated synths in this remix make you feel as if you are sitting in an empty theater watching this being sung live. The acoustics and live elements that resonate from this track give us more the reason to love both London Grammar and RAC even more.
We cannot stop listening to this one and we hope that all of you can connect with easily one of the most beautiful tracks to date, so hop along the feels bandwagon and feel all sorts of ways right now.
No Discrimination [basscrooks Remix]
With a few of us Ninjas residing in the great city of Denver, CO and its surrounding areas, we get pretty darn excited when a full blown music festival is brought to the Centennial State. So it’s pretty safe to say you can catch a handful of us at the South Park Music Festival during the July 4 weekend. Put on by Cannabis Network Radio, SPMF features an appropriate top-end of headliners including Slightly Stoopid, Paper Diamond, Steel Pulse, The Grouch & Eligh and more, while also pulling in a more than solid supporting cast from some of our TMN favorites including option4, Blackalicious, Vinnie Maniscalco and the bass leaning duo of Basscrooks. Needless to say, it just wouldn’t be a party without at least a few of our incredible readers in attendance as well, so we wanted to extend an opportunity to come groove with us in the Colorado sun by giving away a pair of free tickets. Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend with amazing live music, camping if you are so inclined, an absurd amount of activities when you need a break including frisbee golf and yoga and oh yeah… we hear you can partake in the combustion of marijuana plants in this state free of legal trouble.
Entering our contest is super simplified. Our only requirements are: You must “like” The Music Ninja, Basscrooks and South Park Music Festival on Facebook, enter your e-mail adress into the widget below and we’ll contact you via e-mail. Our contest runs all the way until June 24th, and there are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 18 or over to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation and lodging at the Festival (Camping is free including rental tents and gear if you don’t have your own, and there are many other great options as well including hotels)
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Festival entrance.
– You must promise to have as much damn fun as possible on our behalf
Good luck, ninjas!
We wouldn’t be The Music Ninja without giving you some music either would we? Denver wub-slingers Basscrooks, who we’re thrilled to catch live again, just released their official remix of Mr. Collipark’s “No Discrimination” in anticipation of their South Park Music Festival set, and it’s a grimy, twerk inducing edit just in time for the weekend. Basscrooks are truly an exciting pair to take in during a live setting, and we think their polished brand of bass music will be without a doubt one of the highlights of South Park’s stacked lineup. Grab their rump clapping remix for free here and we’ll see you soon!
Happy Friday the 13th errrrrybody! Well, another week down and another Friday Party Playlist to satisfy that burning desire to get up on your feet and dance your 9-5 worries away. We’ll keep it short today and let the music speak for itself. Don’t worry, the turn up is extremely real this week so prepare for your world to get very weird very quickly.
Just make sure to tune in again next week for an epic Road to EDC Party Playlist that will surely get you TTU (Too Turnt Up according to Flosstradamus). So cheers to another long week and to an even longer weekend ahead of us, ninjas!
As always, remember to #danceirresponsibly (twerking is acceptable…in fact it’s encouraged).
Kat!e (Party Favor EDC EDIT)
ETC!ETC! x OOKAY
BRAHZIL (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Party (Free Download)
Diplo & Swick
Dat A Freak feat TT & Lewis Cancut (Sexxxy Panda Remix)
Damn Wright & Kickraux
Ariana Grande Ft Iggy Azalea
Problem (Juan Alcaraz Remix)
0 to 100 (Grandtheft Bootleg)
Dj Snake & Lil Jon
Turn Down For What (Dj Snake Parisian Vision)
Takin It Back (FREE DOWNLOAD)
3LAU feat. Bright Lights
How You Love Me (Kill FM Remix)
TTU (TOO TURNT UP) (FEAT. WAKA FLOCKA FLAME)
If you haven’t realized it by now, TMN seems to fancy all of what Zak Waters has up his soulful sleeves. We have been featuring his music in our Sunday Night Soul playlist for most of 2014 and decided that his music deserves more than just a Twitter mention.
A couple of weeks ago we premiered Zak’s “Over You” redux of Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours”, to which which we continue to bump and grind to each and every week. We have come to the conclusion that no matter what Zak releases it’s going to make us feel some type of way, if you know what we mean. Well ninjas, we’ve got something for you today from the love-making music king, and yes, it will make you want to get down and dirty.
With his new EP set to release on the 17th, Zak decided to break the internet in the mean time with his cover of Ginuwine’s famous song, “Pony”. The only words that come to mind when we heard this song were “NSFW” because you do not want to be anywhere near the workplace while blasting this baby-maker tune (based on personal experience). Zak’s smooth, soulful voice accompanied by the tastefully provocative lyics have given us all the reason to call in sick to work today so we can stay behind closed doors for the remainder of the day. So as you get ready to press play, pour yourelf and a loved one a glass of bubbly, let the clothes inch their way to the floor, and saddle up for the weekend with this one because you won’t be leaving the house.