[Remix] James Blake – Life Round Here (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

James Blake
Life Round Here Feat. Chance the Rapper

If ever there were a rapper we’d expect to hear over a James Blake produced instrumental, it probably would have been Drake. With that being said though, you won’t find us complaining about this new collaboration with Chitown’s Chance The Rapper. Given Chance’s penchant for tackling unorthodox beats, it comes as no surprise that he’s able to slide in comfortably right over the Overgrown single. The track obviously has been modified a bit to suit the hip-hop style of the remix, adding in some snappy percussion to adapt to Chance’s spitfire flow. Similar to his previous single with Nosaj Thing, Chance takes the opportunity to discuss life round his streets, crooning out “Life ain’t been round here in a minute” throughout the melody. No word yet on how we can get our hands on the single, but check out the stream above and cross your fingers for a free download.

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[New Video] Dillon Francis – Without You ft. T.E.E.D.

Dillon Francis
Without You Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Got to love those music videos that make you take a step back and think, what the f***?

Sorry to cuss but Dillon Francis has done it again in his latest video for his song “Without You” featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The song was actually made when the two were starting to work together and Dillon was going through a break-up, the base for T.E.E.D. to write their new song. The video shows a girl on a bed who has repeating occurrences of her on her bed, falling on her bed and becoming the images on her t-shirt. The video reflects what life is like after a break-up, where the days turn into nights and everything appears to repeat itself. A simple music video that really makes your brain think, and speaks to anyone’s heart who may be going through a break-up.

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[Groovy] Pretty Lights – Around the Block ft. Talib Kweli (Tnertle Remix)

Pretty Lights
Around The Block (Tnertle Remix)

There’s a little contest going on right now for artists to remix Pretty Lights song “Around the Block” which features Talib Kweli. Derek Vincent Smith teamed up with Indaba Music for this hoping that musicians will take some of the many interesting sounds from the song and use those as inspiration for a killer remix. One Colorado artist who has put his own twist on PL’s song is Tnertle. Trent Campbell is a master on the midi controllers combined with a mix of samples and this musician has quite a wonderful sound. For his remix, Tnertle added samples from other PL songs as well as using his own rhythms and melodies. If you have time, go vote for this guy because this remix has the beauty of a PL song with a twist of Tnertle to give the remix a bit of an edge.

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Art Decade – No One’s Waiting (Video) [TMN PREMIERE]

No One's Waiting

Sometimes you hear a song and can’t help but be taken away by it’s larger-than-life nature. Boston based orchestral rockers Art Decade have that sound down pact, creating vivacious, layered and intricately timed orchestral tunes. Lead by front man Ben Talmi (who also has some fantastic solo work), this band dares to be brave, carrying an infectious indie rock sound into classical instrumentation.

“No One’s Waiting” happens to be a perfect display of this band’s talent. The single, which dropped two months ago, now has a video to go along with it. Animator Kipp T. Jarden has created an existentialist interpretation that pairs perfect with this song’s haunting, cinematic charm. Check it out, exclusively on TMN below.

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Skylab 2013 – Ticket Giveaway [TMN EXCLUSIVE]


As you ninjas already know, our clan rolls deep in Denver, and with good reason. The Mile High city provides one of the best music scenes in the US, boasting the nation’s best nightclub and outdoor venue. Aside from the insane talent at Beta nightclub and the incredible natural acoustics at Red Rocks Amphitheater, we also have some killer parties. One of the longest running parties in Denver is, of course, Skylab.

This outer spaced themed event, put on by long time party juggernauts Triad Dragons has spotlighted some of the world’s best talent. This time around is no slouch in comparison to previous years, featuring names like: Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Morgan Page, Project 46, Walden, Manufactured Superstars, Dragon & Jontron, JQA, Mt Eden, Luminox, Gladiator, Loudpvck, Vinnie Maniscalco, WRKD, Ishe and more.

We’re sure you’re already sold on the event, now here comes the good part – how to win a free ticket. All you have to do to enter is “like” our facebook page and Triad Dragon’s facebook page, then comment with who you want to see most at this event in our comment box directly below this post. One winner will be chosen from those comments, and notified via facebook (PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR MESSAGES AFTER YOU ENTER). Winner will receive one GA ticket to the show. You must be 18 to enter. You must provide your own transportation. TMN and Global Dance Music are not responsible for anything you do during or after the show. If you have an amazing time, you may sing our praises.

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” Triad Dragons on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with who you are most excited to see at Skylab 2013.

We’ll pick one winner 3pm Mountain Time on this Friday, Sept. 19th.

Lana Del Rey
Young And Beautiful (Kaskade Mix)
Dillon Francis
Without You Feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Morgan Page feat. The Outfield
Your Love (Radio Mix)
Project 46 feat. Seri
Motionless (Original Mix)
First Day (Pete Tong Radio Rip)
Alex Gaudino feat. Nicole Scherzinger
Missing You (Manufactured Superstars Remix)
Dragon & Jontron ft Lea Luna
Deeper Love (Original Mix)
Mt. Eden
Airwalker Feat. Diva Ice
Crush ft. Camden Cox
Could This Be Real (Luminox Remix)
No Scrubs (gLAdiator x Brazzabelle Remix)
Kill the Noise
Jump Ya Body (LOUDPVCK Remix)
Vinnie Maniscalco ***FREE DOWNLOAD***
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[Nu-Disco] Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder

Over Your Shoulder

Don’t look “Over Your Shoulder” but 2013 has pretty much all but flown by. As daunting as that may sound though, we still have plenty of time to soak up some good tunes this year, with a few of our favorite artists still yet to release their highly anticipated projects. We can now add one more group into the mix as Chromeo returns onto the scene with a smashing new single (yes, I did just use smashing there). In all seriousness though, this funky new track continues the disco revival we’ve been hearing all year, and I can assure you, we are definitely not complaining. Do yourself a favor and download a free copy of the single above, and check out the trailer for Chromeo’s upcoming album, White Women, below.

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[Chill] Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi

Parallel Jalebi
Four Tet
Parallel Jalebi

“Parallel Jalebi” has to be the most brilliantly titled track of the year. For those of you unfamiliar with what jalebi is, it’s basically a dish made of fried batter that’s coiled together and soaked in a sugary syrup, generally found in India and certain surrounding countries. That contradiction in the name alone though isn’t what makes the title so clever. If you take a look at the waveform of the track on SoundCloud, you’ll be able to see that the “strands” of the beat basically look like straightened pieces of jalebi (especially since jalebi is orange). That amount of complexity in such a simple song makes it all the sweeter to listen to.

Remain on the lookout for Four Tet‘s upcoming album, Beautiful Rewind, set to drop on his label, Text, sometime this year.

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