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

indie-dojo-music-ninjaIt’s the holiday season, which usually means we’re melting our credit cards from overuse and finding nothing but fuzz in our emptied pockets. Buying for everyone on your list can definitely get exhausting, so why not take some time to yourself before/during or after braving the world of mass consumerism. You won’t need your wallet and you won’t have a million people in your bubble. Sounds like total bliss…doesn’t it? We think so. So….go ahead, hit play. We’ll take the “showering with gifts” from here..

Body Language
Im a Mess
Connan Mockasin
Im The Man, That Will Find You
Dinosaur Bones
Spins in Circles
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
They Told Me
IYES
Crazy In Love (Beyoncé Cover)
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[Mixtape] Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh – Fresh Veggies

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Just as the year ticks down to an end, the good music keeps on flowing. After several leaks and teasers, the joint effort from young emcees Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh finally arrives for our listening enjoyment. The Puma-sponsored mixtape Fresh Veggies is a 10 track effort with all original material. It’s a tasty treat for music fans of the Chitown and LA representatives that features guest spots from Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, and Hit-Boy, as well as production from Lunice and Holladay. Take a listen to a few of our favorites and download the mix below.

DOWNLOAD: Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh – Fresh Veggies

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Fresh Veggies (prod. Lunice)
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Aladdin (prod. Uncle Dave)
Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh
Sacrifice (prod. Rey Reel)
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[NEW] Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight

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Kid Cudi
Satellite Flight

‘Tis definitely the season for musical gifts. To most people’s surprise, Cleveland native Kid Cudi is back with a brand new track for our listening pleasure. As always, Cudi is not afraid of experimenting with his sound. He keeps the mood dark but interesting with a genre-crossing sound and melancholy vibe. Mixing together a blend of singing and rapping over trippy, atmospheric production, this track is reminiscent of his Man on the Moon flow. This is the first track off his upcoming EP, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, however no release date is confirmed yet. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy a journey through the otherworldly sound of the rager.

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[Indie Rock] The Careful Ones – When We Were Younger

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The Careful Ones
When We Were Younger

If we were going to make an 80’s movie based on this tune, we would definitely be calling up John Hughes and John Cusack. Since we don’t have a time machine or a few million dollars laying around, we’ll sit back and enjoy the music video that’s been put together for this coming of age gem.

“When We Were Younger” is the first single from The Careful Ones‘ upcoming album, The Foxes and the Hounds. Playful acoustic guitars welcome us in to the love laced lyrics, eliciting strong feelings of wanderlust. In the video representation of this simplistically beautiful tune, those feelings are reinforced, making us yearn for warmer weather and sandy beaches.

As a whole, this tune encapsulates the experience of past summer loves, something that every person has experienced in this journey to becoming an adult.

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[Electronic] Sam Smith – Nirvana (Until the Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)

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Nirvana (Until The Ribbon Breaks ReImagination)

Just a few weeks ago we were talking about Sam Smith and his amazing tune “Money on My Mind.” Before that we were talking about “Together,” and “Safe with Me.” Let’s face it, the past year has been incredible for London based musician, and we’ve been talking about it every step of the way.

Today we’re talking about “Nirvana,” which was taken from Sam’s debut EP, released in November. However, this post features a crafty re-imagination of the tune via Until the Ribbon Breaks. Having just released an EP earlier this month (A Taste of Silver), this Welshman has also accompanied his remix with a sultry video.

Gone are the massive tribal drums and understated guitar riffs. In their place we find dialed up keys and smooth, seductive bass hits. Smith’s voice is amazingly sampled, creating a chopped up soundscape that is effortlessly beautiful, seductive and welcoming.

The video below brings a visual interpretation that matches the remix perfectly. Underneath the lush red glow, we’re offered up a scene that is probably NSFW. Take a little bit of caution before you press play on this one.

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[House] Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time (Kulkid Remix)

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Britney Spears
…Baby One More Time (Kulkid Remix) | Free Download

Parisian producer Thomas Ouf, better known as Kulkid, recently dropped his remix of Britney Spears classic 90’s tune, “Hit Me Baby.” Having been a teenager during the time era that the original reached it’s epic fame in, we admittedly cringed when we saw the email come through. However, after hearing what Kulkid had done in the past, we knew it would be done in a way that would be enjoyable.

While we usually stress the important of paying homage to the original, we actually like the departure that was taken in this remix. The pitched down vocals have a sexy deep house feel, pushing the original pop structure into the far recesses of our minds. He does bring in a few samples of her voice, close to the original pitch, but the treatment on it creates a much more club friendly sound.

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[Hip-Hop] Mac Miller – Eggs Aisle + Earth (Feat. Future)

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Eggs Aisle
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Earth (Feat. Future)

Pittsburgh emcee Mac Miller is preparing to release his newest album, Live From Space, tomorrow. Just as the title suggests, the project is a compilation of live renditions of tracks performed with The Internet during Mac’s Space Migration Tour, along with a few leftovers from the Watching Movies With The Sound Off recording process. Among those extras are these brand new cuts leaked earlier today. The first one, “Eggs Aisle,” features Mac spitting solo over a swirling, atmospheric instrumental, while the second includes a seemingly unnatural pairing with Future. Ditching his trademarked auto-tune, the Atlanta native steps out of his comfort zone and delivers a surprisingly competent verse on the laidback, jazzy single. Stream both tracks above, and make sure to grab yourself a copy of Live From Space when it drops tomorrow.

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