[Indie] Hollow & Akimbo – Solar Plexus

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Solar Plexus

There’s one thing that we’ve come to discover over the past few years. Jonathan Visger understands music on a level that most people can’t comprehend. His understanding for the fusing of traditional instruments and electronic elements has blown us away in releases under his moniker Absofacto, as well as his new side project Hollow & Akimbo.

In this recent release from the latter of his projects, we’re left feeling drawn in to a song that doesn’t have a traditional pop structure. The fast paced psychedelic synths, coupled with the dancy bassline and the smooth sliding guitar riffs transcend what we’re used to hearing, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Add in the foot tapping drum work with Visger’s treated vocals and you have one hell of a track that you won’t be able to shake.

Forget getting hit straight in the Solar Plexus. We just got hit straight in the ears,and we’re pretty happy about it.

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[Electro-pop] Great Good Fine Ok – You’re the One for Me

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Youre The One For Me

Light and feathery vocals gliding over slightly muted synths welcome us into this gorgeous pop tune released just days ago from Brookyln based electro-pop outift Great Good Fine Ok.

While there’s limited information out there on these guys, we’re already hooked with their love laced lyrics and catchy melodies.

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[Hip-Hop] Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home (Video)

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To go along with today’s release of Nothing Was The SameDrake brings us a theatrical music video for one of the more talked about tracks on the project. The visuals for “Hold On We’re Going Home” are set in a 1985 Miami around Drizzy’s fictional crew, which includes A$AP Rocky, who are young entrepreneurs of some kind. The narrative takes a dark turn when Drake’s lady is kidnapped by a rival, senior crime lord.

As the song starts to play, Drake and crew gear up for what becomes an action-packed scene attempting to rescue his damsel in distress. I must say, watching Aubrey Graham taking out bad guys makes for a pretty entertaining 7 minutes. Check out the video below to see if Double-0-Drake succeeds in his mission and grab the album here if you’re feeling it.

Drake ~ Hold On We’re Going Home from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

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[TMN EXCLUSIVE] No Xcuses Radio Show + Chat with EDX

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No Xcuses 134 (Presented by TheMusicNinja.com)

Not too long ago we spoke with Italian born Zurich DJ/Producer EDX at Beta Nightclub. We covered topics like his epic fan contest, working with Avicii, and even previous works like his track with Kool and the Gang. While we felt like we covered almost all of the bases, we felt like it was the perfect opportunity to ask a few more questions with our exclusive premiere of this episode of his No Xcuses radio show.

TMN: Thank you for taking some time to sit down with us EDX! We figured since we just spoke with you at Beta just a little while ago, we would switch things up and answer you a few different questions. First off, let’s start off with some random questions. Please answer with your top three items for each question.

Bands of all time?
EDX: Beatles, Kraftwerk, U2

Venues you’ve played at?
EDX: Marquee Las Vegas, Ushuaia Ibiza

Party starting tracks?
EDX: “Touched” & “Everything”

Countries to travel to?
EDX: Australia, Italy, USA

Tracks you’ve made?
EDX: “Casa Grande,” “Everything,” “Give It Up For Love”

TMN: Alright, now let’s talk about some of the things that you have on your wishlist. Take a look at these and let us know the first thing that comes to mind.

Do one thing for my fans, it would be…
EDX: Share more music and unique moments together with my fans.

Co-produce a track with one artists it would be…
EDX: Many old school and new school guys out there.

Play any festival in the world…
EDX: Coachella or maybe Burning man for the love of each others’ individual art…

Work with any vocalist, I would pick…
EDX: Sarah McLachlan

Start a DJ duo with any other DJ…
EDX: Hard to answer this… There are so many good artists. Definitely not a Laptop DJ.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2013 Round #4)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaEver have one of those days that feels a little less than ninja. You sleep through your alarm only to jump out of bed and stub your toe while continuing your graceful entrance into the world by spilling coffee all over the white shirt you never wear because….you spill shit. Yup, it happens to the best of us. Don’t worry though. Whenever you finally get to a safe place, away from pencils that can randomly fly into your eye and far from being a bird’s easy target, we’ve got a little something to help you get your ninja back and all you have to do is hit play…

Ora Cogan
Waterbound
Thomas Johnson
I know these things
Avaberee
Lover of Mine
CAJITA
Broken Glass (Radio Edit)
ABI WADE
Boxer

 

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[NEW] Justin Timberlake – Cabaret (Feat. Drake) (Prod. Timbaland) + Full Album Stream

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Cabaret Feat. Drake

Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 will be hitting shelves next Monday, and just like last time, JT has partnered with iTunes to provide fans with an early glimpse for free in order to prepare for its release. One of the most anticipated tracks from the album was easily “Cabaret,” alongside Drake. The single features two talented artists who have thoroughly dominated the charts throughout their careers, linking up for the very first time. Just as you may have expected, “Cabaret” does include an appearance from R&B Drizzy; however, it’s a pretty minor cameo compared to the minute long verse where the Toronto native spits game the way only he knows how.

The full album stream for JT’s The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 can be found here, while Drake’s Nothing Was The Same will be in stores tomorrow.

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[Event Review] Wild Nothing @ The Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

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Wild Nothing // "A Dancing Shell" (OFFICIAL SINGLE)

Living in the mountainous urban sprawl that is Denver affords some of the staff here at TMN the chance to see an amazing live show, on any given night of the week, at any number of sonically intoxicating venues throughout the Mile High City. On a blustery Tuesday night at perhaps the most intimate music room in the state, The Larimer Lounge, we had the fortuitous opportunity to revel in the anglophilic, shoegazey dream-pop that is Jack Tatum and his bedroom project turned critically acclaimed headlining act, Wild Nothing. A certain vivacity filled the small room and adjoining bar, radiating an energy that I hadn’t felt since seeing buzz-bands in the early 2000’s like The Futureheads, Okkervil River and Rogue Wave before the blogosphere world really took hold and so directly told us what was in or who is talented. The live music climate then was more focused on the reception surrounding a band’s newest EP, rather than a spread they recently did with “X” online publication of the month, and that era felt well represented. For both openers, the 20-something year-old dominated crowd would flock to the show floor as soon as any sort of live music began to erupt out of those dingy monitors – including the Larimer Lounge’s consistently give-and-take sound checks – leaving the smoking areas and bars almost barren and a blissfully jam-packed main room, which I am sure would have been a treat to perform for. Wild Nothing’s weekday performance contained one of the most musically unified crowds we had seen in some time, marking a totally refreshing return to concert attending. Continue reading

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