[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Lose Your Panties for PANTyRAiD – Denver, CO 11/9

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PANTyRAiD
Realism Is For Girls

Polka dots.
Bikini style.
Boxers.
Even the ones with little kitty faces on them.

If we were you Colorado, we would make sure to wear my best panties this Saturday for when PANTyRAiD comes to The Fillmore to make those panties fly.

Josh (Ooah) and Marty (MartyParty) are bringing there sexy and seductive dance floor songs, along with 3,000 pairs of panties, to the Mile High city to show the world what a true PantyWar would look like and the Music Ninja is giving away two sets of tickets to a few lucky panty patrons.

If you can’t cough up the dough for a ticket, we’re here to help. Our good friends at Awesome Factory have asked us to spread the love by hooking up two people with sets of tickets. That’s right. Two winners. Each will win a set of tickets. All you have to do to enter is “like” our facebook page and Awesome Factory’s page, then comment with which PANTyRAiD track you want to hear most 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 ‘OTHER’ IMS ON FACEBOOK AT 4PM MOUNTAIN TIME FRIDAY. 11/8). Winner will receive two GA tickets to the show. You must be 18 to enter. You must provide your own transportation. TMN and Awesome Factory are not responsible for anything you do during or after the show. If you have an amazing time, you may sing our praises.

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

2) “Like” Awesome Factory on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with what PANTyRAiD track you want to hear most.

We’ll pick one winner 4pm Mountain time on Friday, Nov 8th. Please be paying attention at this time.

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The 1975 Interview [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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There are few bands that we’ve seen in our blogging careers hit a trajectory that The 1975 has. In just a very brief year and a half, this Manchester based quartet has gone from bedroom recordings to major label pushes. We recently sat down with front man Matty at the Marquis in Denver, Colorado. See what he had to say about early punk influences, Thai food and John Hughes films.

TMN: Welcome to Colorado! This is your first time here, correct?

The 1975: This is my first time here in Colorado.

TMN: How’s the tour going so far? Are the states treating you well?

The 1975: Really good. America is kinda of like, it’s amazing for us. Do you want me to expand on that?

TMN: Sure. Go ahead.

The 1975: It’s an amazing place to go out on tour as a band. Geographically, it’s awe inspiring.

TMN: Have you found that crowds over here differ from those in Europe? How has the reception been so far?

The 1975: We haven’t had a bad show! There’s been some great surprises like, fucking…well, not even surprises because last time we were there…Miluakee. So much fun up there. So much fun in so many places. Philadelphia, man. Philadelphia is like playing Manchester for us. It really is. It was a better show in Philadelphia than it was for our homecoming show in Manchester. So, it’s amazing really, how it translates.

They don’t differ that much. They don’t really differ. I think that if you’re playing good music in South Hampton or New York City, people are going to react the same. I think people are slightly more open minded, people are very supportive of the idea of creativity being monitized. American people have a very good mentality, and it creates a really comfortable environment to be an artist. People like that. They think you’re fucking cool if you’re in a band, especially if you’re in a British band. So, it makes our accent, and our demeanor hold a lot of currency, in middle America.

TMN: You guys have had a rather accelerated path to where you are today, taking the blogsphere by storm. Has there been one moment in particular that’s made you stand back and say, “holy shit, I can’t believe that just happened.”

The 1975: There’s been so many moments where I’ve tried to. It’s really hard to explain what this year has been like for us because it’s not been in drips in drabs; it’s not been two week and tour then go home and see your Mum. It’s been fucking non-stop since the second it started. We went on tour in January, properly, and haven’t been home since. I went home for two days, in the midst of moving out of the house I used to live in for twelve years. Then fucked off for another six months. So, you’re never really provided with an environment to be retrospective or have true hindsight because you’re always in the moment.

Maybe I could find ten minutes in between coming off stage and talking to you, but I don’t. But then when you leave I go eat, then I gotta do a show…you know? It’s really difficult to take yourself to the place to be like “Fuck, what happened?.”

I’m scared about slowing down, man. I’m scared about stopping because I’ve been in a different city, every single day for a year.

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[TMN Resident Artist for November] Minnesota

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There are some really great things about November. Let’s start with that wonderful holiday where we stuff ourselves full of turkey, or that guys participate in no-shave-November (a good thing and a bad thing I guess), and the season shifts to fall. But the one thing that I am really looking forward to this November is getting to know Minnesota on a more intimate level.
And no, I’m not talking about the state.

I am talking about the wonderful dubstep artist Christian Bauhofer, aka Minnesota, a nickname he received when he made the move from Minnesota to California. The man has been playing guitar since he was twelve but he didn’t find his true calling in the electronic music world until he attended Burning Man in 2009 where he was captivated by the beats and melodies and energy of EDM. He immediately bought his first Ableton Live and within a few months was making hip-hop remixes, liked by anyone who heard them, and from there Minnesota grew into the artist he is today.

Minnesota released his first EP “Panda Snatching Tycoon” in 2011 and was immediately recognized as an artist to watch. This past spring he completed his first headlining tour and with 2014 rapidly approaching, Minnesota is dedicating a lot of his time to the studio to make some new music magic.
A great thing about Minnesota’s music is he can’t be put into just one category, oh no, his music covers so many subgenres with its uniqueness that it has mesmerized the hearts and minds of an eclectic group of fans.

If he were to describe his music he would say it is BASS: ““My goal is to make bass heavy Dubstep/Glitch-Hop music that’ll get you dancing, but it is not the same old three note transformer step,” and, “I try to focus more on the melodic side of Dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.”

Minnesota’s goal is simple: to release diverse productions that can win over any crowd. So this month, we are getting cozy with this diverse artist and seeing just what makes Minnesota, Minnesota.

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[Synth-Pop] Panama – How We Feel

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How We Feel

It has become a common theme around here to find soulful and appealing electronic music from the great land down under. Sydney’s Panama has been the latest recipient of our affection with their smoothed out lofi-house meets pop sound and yesterday released  their latest musical contribution to the world, the Always EP, out on the always stellar Future Classic label. “How We Feel” is the second in line to fall from Always, and casts a clearly thought out, and extremely cozy synth-pop vibe, doing nothing but solidifying our previous assumptions of their artistic prowess. Panama’s latest EP is available for purchase here, and trust us, you do not want to skip out on this three track player.

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Bel Heir – Kiss The Devil (ASTR Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Kiss The Devil (ASTR Remix)

There’s always something remarkable about artists that can harness wordly and atmospheric sounds in an effort to give a tune depth that it wouldn’t ordinarily have. While Philadelphia based indie rockers Bel Heir already had a emotionally charged tune dialed up with crackling static and haunting bell tolls, ASTR has stepped in and crafted uniquely enveloping tune using parts of “Kiss the Devil,” in this brand new remix.

With deep, luscious bass hits, New York based ASTR have turned an indie pop tune into a down-tempo gem, charging forward with dialed up drum hits and sultry vocal treatments. The only problem we’ve found with these two different takes on the same song is which one to throw on the next time we have that “special someone” over. Take a listen to both and decide which one you’ll go with.

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[Indie] Broken Bells – Holding On For Life

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Broken Bells–the eclectic pairing of Danger Mouse and James Mercer from The Shins–are finally ready to embark on a new journey together, gearing up for the release of After The Disco, the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut. The first offering from the project, “Holding On For Life,” feels like the beginning of a funky, psychedelic spage-age odyssey, which might explain why the band has also put together an accompanying sci-fi film starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin. You can check out the first part of the Jacob Gentry directed series after the jump. Stay tuned for more from Broken Bells ahead of their album release on January 14th.

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[Stream] Flume – Flume (Deluxe Edition Mixtape)

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With the deluxe edition of Flume‘s debut album set to drop next week, we get the privilege of hearing the accompanying rap mixtape in its entirety in advance of its release. The Australian DJ brings his A-game here, recruiting such names as Ghostface Killah, Killer MikeTwin Shadow, M.O.P., and Autre Ne Veut, among others. This is definitely more than just a side project for the young producer, and it certainly shows in the quality of material presented in the project. Some of our favorites include “Insane (Feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday)” and “Sleepless (Feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran),” but all the tracks are pretty excellent. Check out the stream at the link below, as well as the full tracklist for the upcoming tape. The deluxe re-release of Flume’ s debut album will be available digitally on November 12th.

STREAM: Flume – Flume (Deluxe Edition Mixtape)

1. Flume – Intro feat. Stalley
2. Flume – Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut
3. Flume – Insane feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday
4. Flume – Stay Close feat. Boldy James, Alexander Spit & Aaron Cohen
5. Flume – Holdin On feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Flume – Change feat. How To Dress Well
7. Flume – Warm Thoughts feat. Grande Marshall & Goldie Glo
8. Flume – Sleepless feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran
9. Hermitude – HyperParadise feat. M.O.P. (Flume Mixtape Version)

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