It seems like just yesterday we were sitting inside a Denver pizza joint with Carousel. After speaking with this Berklee College of Music product, we watched as they entertained what was a rather scarce crowd. We can assure you that the talent level far demanded a much larger crowd than what was there that evening.
Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of watching Kevin and Jackson perform, seeing their crowds continually grow. With their synth heavy, infectious pop, these two keep capturing the hearts of listeners world wide.
Today, we’d like to ask you to through on your white wash jeans, tropical button up and Ray Bans, and get ready for a slice of 80’s pop. Staying true to form, these fellas have once again crafted something overwhelmingly catching, providing us with dance inducing rhythms, a wicked guitar solo and Jackson’s soft sung golden vocals, telling tales of brooding eyed romance.
There’s no denying the intense talent of Active Child. Through the brain of Patrick Grossi, we’re able to be transported to an entirely different world with his musical imagination.
This act is definitely on our live show bucket list, which is why we’re overwhelmingly excited to head to the Larimer Lounge in Denver this Thursday to check it out. We’ve had Rapor on repeat, getting ready to embark on this other worldly journey, and now we’re ready to give you a chance to win two tickets to the show.
Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you via email. There are a few rules, of course:
– You must be 18 to enter.
– You are responsible for transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
– You must shout that you love “The Music Ninja” from atop a mountain. We will settle for nothing less.
Good luck, ninjas! Contest ends Wednesday at 5pm ET.
There’s nothing quite like a really well composed electronica track that has the ability of transporting you to another place. Is it the calming strings laid over slow, repetitious beats? Is it the lack of lyrics that allows our mind to wander? Whatever it is, we’re all about it.
Flirting with associations like Emancipator, Moby and Little People, Torontonian producer Sam Willows (aka Avenue) has crafted a sound that’s musically engaging, welcoming you in with each siren like synth. With very little out there about this up and coming Canadian, we can assure you that as much time and effort goes into making his music as Rob Ford’s plans to get wildly turnt up.
Political jokes aside, this is really the first we’ve heard of this act, but we’re already intrigued. We can’t wait to see what else he has on deck.
Angus & Julia Stone
All Of Me (Dinner Date Remix)
Germany’s Simon Hoppe, better known as Dinner Date, has a knack for remixing folksy tunes and transforming them into the perfect ingredient for any deep house set. He caught our attention before with his stunning take on DAWA’s ‘Roll the Dice’, and now he’s back to bring his signature style to Angus & Julia Stone. It’s a special skill to give an element of danceability to a song while still retaining all the emotion that oozes from the original, but it’s a graceful art that this producer certainly has down pat. The atmosphere crafted into this remix is mesmerising, and the ebb and flow of percussion and acoustics all breathe in harmony with the beautiful vocals. Big thanks to Simon for giving us the chance to premiere this on TMN, and we can’t wait to hear what he will bring his magic touch to next.
Sometimes shit just doesn’t go your way and sometimes there is nothing you can do about. Just remember, no matter how bad it get’s, Ninjas don’t cry over spilled milk. They listen to awesome playlists…
Leave it all Behind (feat. Katie Buchan)
The Cool Of Your Temple
Bombay Bicycle Club
We’ve always been a huge fan of Bombay Bicycle Club. This London based four piece is more than just indie rock, infusing gorgeously catchy instrumentation with Steadman’s ethereal vocals.
With their latest release, “Carry Me”, we find a very drum centric tune features rumbling snare and tom hits, coupled with delightfully boisterous strings and fluttering guitar notes.This tune is quite far from traditional, which is what we’ve come to expect from BBC. While they have so many indie rock qualities that we find ourselves becoming familiar with, they love to push the envelope when it comes to their instrumentation and song structure. On top of the impressiveness of this tune, we’re also provided an awe inspiring interactive video. Click here to give it a try.
90 (Fred Falke Remix)
When Russian power-pop group Pompeya, decided to release the remix counterpart to their Tropical LP, we were immediately both ecstatic, but also a little wary that, as with many remix albums, the artists chosen may not best represent their sound and the original composer’s in a musically symbiotic manner. Well that slight sense of worry quickly morphed into an overwhelming sense of approval when the first single to make its way into the public’s stream of consciousness, was a remix of “90” from French-House luminary Fred Falke. Falke’s name has been one synonymous with that deft, French Touch house sound since the early 2000’s and in the process has seen him remix everyone from U2 to Grizzly Bear, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and even Selena Gomez, but as a listener my favorite work from the former bass player was always on more intimate, indie friendly numbers. The original, new-wave leaning guitar riff layed down by Pompeya remains largely intact but Fred Falke once again displays why he is perhaps the most sought after remixer at the moment, glossing up “90” with a set of bright pads and gleaming synths. The rest of the remix compilation is due out December 10 on No Shame Records, but you can purchase Fred Falke’s remix here.