Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

The experimental remix project of Virgin Magnetic Material, consisting of Shai Vardi from Tel Aviv, take the infectious fast-paced Little Dragon song “Ritual Union” and flip the beat for the remix. Although some may not be familiar with the group Little Dragon, listener’s should recognize the lead singer’s soft and haunting vocals from many of SBTRKT‘s singles featured on this site. Giving this already dope track a new texture and sound that appeals more to a slow-downed vibe. Slower and more ethereal, this atmospheric remix is a beautiful interpretation of the original. Be sure to check it out below.

Little Dragon
Ritual Union (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (November 2012 Round #4)

It has officially begun. The flood gates of  “Fa La La La Las” and odes to Santa have burst open  So when you need a break from the sparkly spirit that infiltrates every public place you visit this month, don’t you worry your pretty little head, the Indie Dojo’s got you covered.

Time and Time Again
Smoke People
Jess Locke
How Does It Make You Feel
Patrick James
All About To Change
Velma Grove



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[Hip-Hop] T.I. – Sorry feat. Andre 3000 (prod. Jazze-Pha)

From Rubberband man to self proclaimed “king” to jailbird to reality tv family man, T.I. has had an interesting career and is back today with some new heat titled “Sorry”. This Jazze-Pha produced single is one of the most personal tracks we have heard from the ATL emcee in awhile. Recruiting the always lyrically dope Andre 3000 really makes the track stand out. Tip’s upcoming 8th LP, Trouble Man:Heavy is the Head, will also feature Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, R. Kelly and Pink, among others, and is set to drop December 18th. Stream this powerful, introspective single below and, if you’re digging it like we are, grab it over at iTunes.

Sorry (feat. Andre 3000) (prod. Jazze Pha)
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[Hip-Hop] Big Boi – In The A (feat. Ludcaris & T.I.)

Judging by the releases thus far, Big Boi‘s upcoming album will be one of the strongest hip-hop projects of the year. Today, he provides yet another confirmation teaming up with fellow Atlanta veterans, Ludacris and T.I., for a southern banger with production that sounds like a marching band on steroids. All three emcees go all the way in putting their respective boastful, ATL-branded raps on prime display. Stream “In The A” below and look out for Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due out on December 11th.

Big Boi
 In The A  (feat. Ludacris & T.I.)
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Alicia Keys – When It’s All Over (Prod. Jamie xx)

R&B powerhouse Alicia Keys releases her fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, this week. Now, I know seeing her name on The Music Ninja might be a little puzzling, but we couldn’t help noticing the impressive array of artists that she collaborated with on this new LP. One in particular really caught our eye: The xx member and production guru Jamie xx. He lends his expertise on Keys’ track “When It’s All Over,” providing a subtle, but lovely backdrop of snappy and swirling electronica. She brings the vocal chops, he brings the atmospherics. Check it out below.

Alicia Keys
When Its All Over

via The Line Of Best Fit

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble (Lunice Remix)

While trying to battle a turkey-induced food coma last week, my cousin and I blasted TNGHT‘s self-titled EP in the car as we waited for this big box retail giant to open its doors for midnight Black Friday shopping (yes, we are very into “American traditions”). It’s one of my favorite releases of the year and I remain convinced that whatever they do pleases me.

Over the holiday weekend one half of the duo, Mad Decent’s Lunice, released a hypnotic and jarring remix of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs‘ track “Trouble” that literally buzzes its way into your ear canal. I am not disappointed. Download it for free below!

Trouble (Lunice Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
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[Hip-Hop] Styles P – Lush Styles (Prod. Lushlife)

Legendary emcee Styles P has been taken an indie approach to the game these days. From working with rising internet stars like Azealia Banks on “Nathan” to dope lyricist Action Bronson, SP the ghost is beginning to appeal to a new rap generation. With the release of the AraabMuzik produced single “Araab Styles” off his new LP The World’s Most Hardest MC Project, Philly indie/hip-hop artist Lushlife remixed and renamed it “Lush Styles”. Adding a hazy and atmospheric new beat while keeping P’s dope verses, the mix is sick. Be sure to check it out below.

Lush Styles
Styles P (Produced by Lushlife)
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