AMTRAC – The Scheme EP

AMTRAC is a tricky fellow to categorize, and we have a sneaking suspicion that this is far from unintentional.  This “multi-instrumentalist DJ” seemingly transcends genres from project to project, most notably in his most recent release The Scheme EP (Super Music Group).

The EP is an eclectic mix of dance music that weighs heavily on its heavy, energetic beats that feel full of colorful volume and rich, yet simplistic production.  Each track is noticeably different from the other, but each comes to the party with a surprising Nu Disco, Deep House feel.  Check out each of the tracks below and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.

AMTRAC
ALL NIGHT (ORIGINAL MIX)
AMTRAC
PREACHER (ORIGINAL MIX)
AMTRAC
THE SCHEME (ORIGINAL MIX)
AMTRAC
SO HIGH (ORIGINAL MIX)
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Azealia Banks – Harlem Shake Freestyle

Brooklyn producer Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” has quickly become a YouTube and club phenomenon, so it was only a matter of time before artists decided to jump on the dope beat. Azealia Banks‘ takes advantage of the Harlem Shake mania and freestlyes over the trap beat. Considering that the young femcee is from Brooklyn and usually rhymes over eclectic beats, it should come to no surprised that she took to the beat. Her tongue-twisting and fast paced rhymes are right at home to the single and make for a nice audio treat this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to check out the freestyle below.

Azealia Banks – Harlem Shake Freestyle
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[R&B] Usher – Go Missin’ (Prod. Diplo)

What would Valentine’s Day be without a little Usher? A year after the release of “Climax,” Diplo and Usher Raymond try to replicate that same success with another soft, seductive new single. “Go Missin” isn’t quite as heart wrenching as the duo’s last collaboration, opting for a more upbeat, yet still subtle tone. After a few listens, it’s pretty easy to see these two have another hit on their hands. There’s no indication whether this will be on Usher’s next album, but if you’re digging this new track from Usher, make sure to grab the free download below.

Usher
Go Missin (Prod. Diplo)
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Gramatik – Bluestep

Leave it to Gramatik to seamlessly create a new subgenre. Gramatik, as we have described before, has had funk, soul, blues and jazz running through his veins since he was a toddler, and while that alone doesn’t give him the authority to on all these genres, his music clearly does. Bluestep is a complex yet simply layered experimentation merging two complete opposite genres into one seamless sound. There are no limits to what Gramatik cannot mix together and this is just another example of his brilliance.

Gramatik
Bluestep
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[Valentine's Playlist] The Love Trap

Happy Valentine’s Day Ninjas. In the spirit of the season we’ve put together a playlist of some of the best romantic trap music we could find. Much like Dubstep, Trap as a genre already has more sub-genres than you can think of. One of these sub-genres that has been making some waves is Love Trap. This playlist is full of names you might already be familiar with like eSenTRIK and Hucci, while others are names you should definitely familiarize yourself with like Kastle and Kaytradana. The first half of the playlist moves through some trill, lyricly infused romance before the second half gets jazzy, using saxophones over the trap or juke beats.

Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day curled up with your sweetheart on a bear skin rug in front of a roaring fire sipping wine or drinking a whole bottle of vodka and eating a box of chocolate by yourself, this list of tunes are sure to get the romantic vibes going.   From all of us here at The Music Ninja, Happy Valentines Day. We Love You!

Kastle
Stay Forever Tour VIP Remix
INOJ
Love You Down (eSenTRIK Remix)
T
Pain
Hucci
I Got You (feat. The Weeknd)
XXYYXX ft. 2 Chainz About You (DJ Fergie Ferg Trap Edit)
Parker Ighile
So Beautiful (Tim Gunter 808 Bootleg)
Teedra Moses
Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition)
Frank Ocean
Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
Destinys Child
Cater 2 U (Ruddyp Remix)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Trouble (Lunice Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
Yuna x Adventure Club
Lullabies (ViLLΛGE Remix)
Childish Gambino
Heartbeat (ROBBER¥ remix)
Basto
Again and Again (ChasenDreamzZ Trappin In The Bed Remix)                    {FREE DOWNLOAD}
G JONES & GRIMBLEE
BLUE DREAM (free download via XLR8R)
Keys N Krates
NOWIMGUNNACHANGE
Wolf Myer Orchestra – Caught (Koloah Bootleg) FREE DOWNLOAD
Noms
Connection (STYLSS presents: TRAP FUNERAL)

And if this list doesn’t satisfy your desire for those Love Trap vibes, make sure to check out Drankenstein‘s Valentines mix

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[Hip-Hop] J. Cole – Power Trip (ft. Miguel)

Shortly after dropping an unexpected free projectJ. Cole gives us the first single from his long awaited sophomore album, Born Sinner. On “Power Trip,” Cole enlists recent Grammy winner, Miguel, for an appropriately-timed love song. While plenty of emcees touch on romance in their raps, Cole has a way of capturing certain intricacies and complexities within relationships that few can articulate quite as effectively. Miguel fits in perfectly over the instrumental providing a dope interlude of sorts. Stream this dope single below and look out for Born Sinner, due later this year.

Power Trip feat. Miguel
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[Valentine's Playlist] Dubstep/Electronic/Indie Love Songs

Happy Valentine’s Everyone! Today is the day to spend time with the love of your life, whether that means going on an a beautiful date, or enjoying the warmth of your xbox controller, there is no reason why you should spend the day in silence. Here are some of favorite dubstep/electronic tracks of a few months back, as well as an intimate indie playlist from our already popular “Indie For Lovers” post. Enjoy!

Electronic/Dubstep

Koven
More Than You (Ripped from Zane Lowe Radio 1)
Florence and The Machine
Cosmic Love (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix) (Free Download)
Blue Foundation
Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)
Skrillex
Skrillex
Ellie Goulding
Your Song (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)
The Police
Roxanne
Ellie Goulding
Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
Paloma Faith
Just Be
Kill The Noise
Dying feat. Ultraviolet Sound & Emily Hudson
Submotion Orchestra
All Yours (Insightful Fondle)
Flight Facilities
Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
Dead Audio
Take Me Away Ft. Jade Harris (V.I.P)
Jason Falkner
Only You (Zeds Dead Remix)
Angus + Julia Stone
Im Not Yours (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix) (Free Download)
Sia
Breathe Me (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix) (Free Download)
Adele
Rolling in the Deep (DeathStar Remix feat MartyParty & Minnesota)
Tonight

Indie/Electronica

For more Indie Love songs, please check our “Indie For Lovers” Playlist with over 60 Free Downloadable MP3

Love Echo
Lovecats
Two Blondies x One Uku
Lisztomania (Cover)
Ben Howard
Only Love
Purity Ring
Grammy (Soulja Boy Cover)
Sister Crayon
Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers Cover)
James Yull
This Sweet Love
Wreckless Eric
Whole Wide World (Bahamas Cover)
Jose Gonzales
Heartbeats
Daughter
Run
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Maps
Drew Danburry – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine
Noosa
Walk On By
Noah and the Whale
2 Bodies 1 Heart
Maccabees
Toothpaste Kisses
Bright Eyes
First Day of My Life
Yuna
Lullabies

And just the kids of the 90′s

Color Me Badd
I Wanna Sex You Up
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