[Hip-Hop] Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home (Video)

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To go along with today’s release of Nothing Was The SameDrake brings us a theatrical music video for one of the more talked about tracks on the project. The visuals for “Hold On We’re Going Home” are set in a 1985 Miami around Drizzy’s fictional crew, which includes A$AP Rocky, who are young entrepreneurs of some kind. The narrative takes a dark turn when Drake’s lady is kidnapped by a rival, senior crime lord.

As the song starts to play, Drake and crew gear up for what becomes an action-packed scene attempting to rescue his damsel in distress. I must say, watching Aubrey Graham taking out bad guys makes for a pretty entertaining 7 minutes. Check out the video below to see if Double-0-Drake succeeds in his mission and grab the album here if you’re feeling it.

Drake ~ Hold On We’re Going Home from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] No Xcuses Radio Show + Chat with EDX

No Xcuses 134 (Presented by TheMusicNinja.com)

Not too long ago we spoke with Italian born Zurich DJ/Producer EDX at Beta Nightclub. We covered topics like his epic fan contest, working with Avicii, and even previous works like his track with Kool and the Gang. While we felt like we covered almost all of the bases, we felt like it was the perfect opportunity to ask a few more questions with our exclusive premiere of this episode of his No Xcuses radio show.

TMN: Thank you for taking some time to sit down with us EDX! We figured since we just spoke with you at Beta just a little while ago, we would switch things up and answer you a few different questions. First off, let’s start off with some random questions. Please answer with your top three items for each question.

Bands of all time?
EDX: Beatles, Kraftwerk, U2

Venues you’ve played at?
EDX: Marquee Las Vegas, Ushuaia Ibiza

Party starting tracks?
EDX: “Touched” & “Everything”

Countries to travel to?
EDX: Australia, Italy, USA

Tracks you’ve made?
EDX: “Casa Grande,” “Everything,” “Give It Up For Love”

TMN: Alright, now let’s talk about some of the things that you have on your wishlist. Take a look at these and let us know the first thing that comes to mind.

Do one thing for my fans, it would be…
EDX: Share more music and unique moments together with my fans.

Co-produce a track with one artists it would be…
EDX: Many old school and new school guys out there.

Play any festival in the world…
EDX: Coachella or maybe Burning man for the love of each others’ individual art…

Work with any vocalist, I would pick…
EDX: Sarah McLachlan

Start a DJ duo with any other DJ…
EDX: Hard to answer this… There are so many good artists. Definitely not a Laptop DJ.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2013 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaEver have one of those days that feels a little less than ninja. You sleep through your alarm only to jump out of bed and stub your toe while continuing your graceful entrance into the world by spilling coffee all over the white shirt you never wear because….you spill shit. Yup, it happens to the best of us. Don’t worry though. Whenever you finally get to a safe place, away from pencils that can randomly fly into your eye and far from being a bird’s easy target, we’ve got a little something to help you get your ninja back and all you have to do is hit play…

Ora Cogan
Thomas Johnson
I know these things
Lover of Mine
Broken Glass (Radio Edit)


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[NEW] Justin Timberlake – Cabaret (Feat. Drake) (Prod. Timbaland) + Full Album Stream

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Cabaret Feat. Drake

Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 will be hitting shelves next Monday, and just like last time, JT has partnered with iTunes to provide fans with an early glimpse for free in order to prepare for its release. One of the most anticipated tracks from the album was easily “Cabaret,” alongside Drake. The single features two talented artists who have thoroughly dominated the charts throughout their careers, linking up for the very first time. Just as you may have expected, “Cabaret” does include an appearance from R&B Drizzy; however, it’s a pretty minor cameo compared to the minute long verse where the Toronto native spits game the way only he knows how.

The full album stream for JT’s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 can be found here, while Drake’s Nothing Was The Same will be in stores tomorrow.

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[Event Review] Wild Nothing @ The Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

Wild Nothing // "A Dancing Shell" (OFFICIAL SINGLE)

Living in the mountainous urban sprawl that is Denver affords some of the staff here at TMN the chance to see an amazing live show, on any given night of the week, at any number of sonically intoxicating venues throughout the Mile High City. On a blustery Tuesday night at perhaps the most intimate music room in the state, The Larimer Lounge, we had the fortuitous opportunity to revel in the anglophilic, shoegazey dream-pop that is Jack Tatum and his bedroom project turned critically acclaimed headlining act, Wild Nothing. A certain vivacity filled the small room and adjoining bar, radiating an energy that I hadn’t felt since seeing buzz-bands in the early 2000’s like The Futureheads, Okkervil River and Rogue Wave before the blogosphere world really took hold and so directly told us what was in or who is talented. The live music climate then was more focused on the reception surrounding a band’s newest EP, rather than a spread they recently did with “X” online publication of the month, and that era felt well represented. For both openers, the 20-something year-old dominated crowd would flock to the show floor as soon as any sort of live music began to erupt out of those dingy monitors – including the Larimer Lounge’s consistently give-and-take sound checks – leaving the smoking areas and bars almost barren and a blissfully jam-packed main room, which I am sure would have been a treat to perform for. Wild Nothing’s weekday performance contained one of the most musically unified crowds we had seen in some time, marking a totally refreshing return to concert attending. Continue reading

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #54

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There’s no bigger joy in compiling this playlist than when you hear an amazingly chill re-interpretation of a classic song. Listening to the recent September mix from the Satin Jackets, the very first track offered just that, and it was love at first sight. UK small-town artist Henry Green’s atmospheric take on ‘Electric Feel’ was a beautiful cover in its own right, but the deep electronic touch of Russia’s Anton Lanski has taken it to another level of serenity. The vocals, plodding beat and stunning guitar all combine here for a perfect vibe. Take note for next summer, this is the tune for those nights you never want to forget. If we’re talking house classics, then Kaskade’s ‘It’s You, It’s me’ is definitely right up there as one of the best. Marques Wyatt brings a whole new appreciation for this one with a deep, funky spin on the original that is easy-listening at its very finest. To continue the deep house theme we’ve started here, it felt right to throw in the latest edit from this month’s resident featured artist, TJR. Drake’s newest hit is definitely hitting the airwaves hard at the moment, and there are remixes a-plenty floating around the net, but sometimes all it takes is the simple polish of a pro to show the rest how it’s done. And while we’re in the funky dancing mood, it would be tragic if we didn’t highlight Chromeo’s latest disco smash featured a few days back, which has definitely set off quite a bit of excitement for their upcoming album. But if you just can’t wait for some more funk in your life, then Long Beach duo LBCK have got you covered with an infectious track from their latest album, The Goods. It certainly lives up to its name, because that is exactly what it delivers. If you happened to check out the two exclusive chill guest mixes from DJ AA last week on the site, you’ll recognise the peaceful sounds of this next track from EFIX & FLINT. With bird songs, smooth jazz, bright melodies and serene atmosphere, there’s not a single element they haven’t thought to include in this beautiful piece of music. Big thanks to DJ AA for bringing this wonderful song to our attention in his mix, and for continuing to produce his signature chill bootlegs for the dojo, like the one you’ll find below.

It’s an awesome blend of sounds this week, and there’s sure to be a few on the list that will be instant favourites. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #54 zip

Electric Feel (Gespleu Downcast Edit)
Its You, Its Me (Marques Deep Interpretation Remix)
Hold On, Were Going Home (TJR 120bpm refix)
Over Your Shoulder
Take You Away
Wild Boy
FM Laeti x Wayward x Nora En Pure
Show Me The Way (AA Only Flaw x Come With Me Bootleg)
Lonely (feat. Bijou)
Jaymes Young
Moondust (Ianborg & Bronze Whale Remix)
Noam (remixed By Boeboe)
I Think About U
Honey (Oceaán Remix)
Mango Juice & Coconuts
Dude Skywalker
Notorious Dude
The City That Never Sleeps (Rotterdam)
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Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher (Instrumental)

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Just Blaze & Baauer
Higher (Instrumental)

Just Blaze and Baauer’s track “Higher” was one of the biggest Trap tunes to come out all year. Once they got clearance from Jay Z for the samples used, it went viral on iTunes and digital downloads. Now an instrumental of the massive track has hit the blogosphere, and allows you to truly appreciate the flawless production. We can only hope that some of the A-list Hip-Hop artists start spitting verses over “Higher” but only time will tell. Cheers.

via Neighbors Hate Us

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