[NEW] Childish Gambino – Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night) (Feat. Azealia Banks)

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Childish Gambino
Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night) (Feat. Azealia Banks)

Spastic, reverberating, and high-energy make this new Childish Gambino single an addictive listen. “The Oldest Computer (The Last Night)” starts with a tranquil synth-beat intro that features the actor turned rapper singing the chorus. What starts peaceful quickly flips into a drum and bass fueled, pulsating electro beat that continues to grow in tempo and infectiousness. Don’t be fooled by the soft beginning, as Bino still manages to squeeze in some bars later in the track.

In contrast to his chill collaboration with Def Jam’s Jhene Aiko, “Bed Peace,” Childish enlists the vocal talents of Azealia Banks. No stranger to sporadic dance rhythms and synth-heavy production, the Harlem rapper trades tongue-twisting rhymes for some smooth crooning on the hook. As the single progresses over the four minutes, the mix of hard and soft melodies is abandoned at the last minute when the song erupts into pure pandemonium. This is yet another dope release from the young spitter and will be featured on his upcoming sophomore LP Because the Internet, available for pre-order now.

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[NEW] Childish Gambino – The Worst Guys (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chance & Childish

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On one of the most highly anticipated tracks from Childish Gambino‘s Because The Internet, he recruits Chitown’s Chance The Rapper to return the favor on the playfully titled “The Worst Guys.” Disappointingly, Chance is only featured on the chorus, but this latest leak continues to raise our expectations of what to expect from the upcoming album. Make sure to grab yourself a pre-order of what’s sure to be one of the best projects to drop this year, before it hits shelves on December 10th.

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[TMN Resident Artist] Minnesota’s Top 5 Songs

Minnesota (Film)

Another month down and we have to say goodbye to yet another wonderful artist. But before we let Minnesota go, we had to ask him about his favorite songs at the moment. His responses are some wonderful choices, a mix of sounds to collaborate with this music wizard himself. Thanks for a grand month Minnesota.

Always (Wave Racer Remix)

Always (Wave Racer Remix)

You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)

You Know You Like It (Dj Snake Remix)

Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Branx – Smoove Operator

Smoove Operator

Jakwob – Fade (Club VIP)

Fade (Club VIP)
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[Garage/House] Wayward – Marvin VIP

Marvin VIP

There’s something about some crisp U.K. jack and a scooting hi-hat that has been drawing our attention in lately, especially as the U.K. garage sound has seen a recent resurgence of sorts behind the success of Disclosure, Kidnap Kid and loads more, spurring on all types of new talent to dip their toes into the once forgotten dance niche. Another artist duo to rotate into our in-house playlist is London via Leeds house producers Wayward, who dropped us the line on their latest single “Marvin VIP”, which is slated for a December 2 official release on Aesop. The five-minute housey jaunt reinforces everything we loved about garage at its heyday, the four to the floor kick with accented 2’s and 4’s, overeager deep synth play and distinct kick-clap pattern, but is as refined as any piece of commercial dance music along with a choice vocal sample to boot. We’ve loved seeing these sounds make their way stateside in heaping amounts, and thought you Ninjas deserved to hear one of our absolute favorite cuts at the moment. Stream Wayward’s “Marvin VIP” above.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #64

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At this time of the year when we declare our appreciation for the things we are thankful for, it goes without saying that we owe a lot to the great music in our lives. The melodies, beats, rhythms and vocals that float in and out of our heads all add something indescribable to our days, and what better way to celebrate this than by sharing more of our favourite chill tunes from the past week.

A new single from Flight Facilities is definitely something worth writing home about, and this is one song that includes all the amazing things we just alluded to. The sweet vocals of Micky Green bring a relaxing vibe to this upbeat jam, and with one half of Snakehips also chiming in on the mix, this is one star-studded production to be played on and on. Australian producers have been on a tear all year, and as the Summer season kicks in down under the awesome volume of chill tracks will only continue to grow. When two very different Aussie musical outfits collide in the one production, as occurred last week in this feature of Kilter remixing dream-pop sensation Snakadaktal, you’re guaranteed a dose of sun-drenched goodness. And that’s exactly the vibe of this tropical delight, which will breathe life back into even the most miserable of days. That uplifting feeling can be quite addicting though, and thankfully this latest freebie from Kaskade will keep this feeling flowing on. There’s a hell of a lot of love mixed into this mellow groove, and it’s definitely one to play when you’re surrounded by the special people in your life. It’s time to amp up the chill beats though, and this Thanksgiving present from Esta will do the trick nicely. There are places where only certain sounds can take us, and ‘Moet’ is a straight-up smooth jam that is guaranteed to take you to wherever your zone is. There’s not a lot to find on the mysterious Parkinson White, but what can be easily said is that ‘Irregular’ will give you an instant feeling of undeniable happiness. It’s music like this that is truly special, so we can only hope there’s much more to come from this name in the future. It’s also this quality in a song that makes Wave Racer’s work so good to listen to, and a fellow Australian beatmaker in Sable has added his own flavour to ‘Rock U Tonite’ for a fun new take on the popular original.

So once again we declare our love for each and every artist that allow us to pick out this playlist each week. We hope you feel it too. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #64 zip

Flight Facilities
Stand Still (feat. Micky Green)
Fall Underneath (Kilter Remix)
Samba Love (Redux Extended Edit)
Moet (Ft. JBird)
Parkinson White
Rock U Tonite (Sable Remix)
Joel Compass
Run (Armeria Remix)
De Hofnar
De Nacht
La Vela
Marvin Gaye
Grapevine (Autograf Remix)
Chris Malinchak
Call My Name
Meltdown (Von afs Melting it Deeper Remix)
Too Much (feat. Sampha) (Etched Remix)
Number One (DJ Hoodboi Remix)
Muse (Sango Bootleg)
Jhene Aiko
The Worst (Chase Miles remix)
Nicole Millar
Fall (Sebastian Carter Remix)
I Hold featuring Marika Hackman
Sunday Jazz Party


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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 3]

Sunday Night Soul

It’s Sunday again, meaning we’re finally at the end of a long and (hopefully fulfilling) holiday weekend. With your bellies full of Turkey, and your credit cards maxed out from Black Friday, we here at The Music Ninja would like to give you one more thing to be thankful for. This week’s offering is sweeter than the whipped cream on that final slice of pumpkin pie, because it features some truly special selections. From familiar faces like Erykah Badu, BANKS, JMSN Alina Baraz to newcomers like Chiara, Love Mansuy, Audego & Allie, you’re guaranteed to find something to keep your spirits up. Grab whatever leftovers you may have out of your fridge, pile them high on a huge plate, and let the sweet melodies lull you into a food induced coma.

RC & The Gritz
Leave Me Alone (feat. Erykah Badu)
Rlctnt Hstlr
Ophelia Cache
Leaving London (prod. by The Kickdrums)
The One (Stwo Remix)
Nick Nikon
Put It On Me
Love Mansuy
White Heaven
What You Need (The Weeknd Cover)
Sunni Colòn
blackMadonna (prod. Sunni Colòn)
Johnny Rain
Erik Hassle
Talk About It (SAINT PEPSI Remix)
Just A Taste
Sunni Colòn
Jezebel (prod. Sunni Colòn)
Be In The Moment
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
Make You Feel


Jo Def
Luh Luv (Steps Out Now via Soulection.bandcamp.com)
b a y o u
Howard Ivans
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Death To Genres Vol.3: Made In America

There’s quite a bit to say about these two Floridian youngsters. The past year has been quite a crazy one for GTA, culminating in a support role for international pop star Rihanna. As that tour made it’s stop in Denver, we had a chance to sit down with Matt and Julio. Check out what they had to say about Victoria’s Secret, EDM’s stigma in the media and mythical creatures.

TMN: Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us! Let’s kick it off by talking about why you’re here in Denver. You guys are the support for Rihanna, which is a pretty big deal. Talk to us about how the opportunity came to be.

Matt: Well, it kinda came through our management, Stevie over there, big ol’ guy. We had just gotten signed onto Three Six Zero Management, which manages like, Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 and stuff. We were already being managed by him, and he was absorbed into the company as well with us.

Three Six Zero had just merged with Rock Nation, who manages Shakira and Rihanna. Stevie had been showing all the other managers our music, and I guess Jay Brown, which is Rihanna’s manager, he just really liked it a lot. And after a while he was like, “Hey, I think you guys would be a good match for opening up for Rihanna.” And that just kinda happened.

It was literally ten days before that tour started, and we were just scrambling, like, “Holy shit, we’re getting on this massive tour. In ten days.” And that’s just how it came to be.

TMN: You guys also recently played HARD’s Day of the Dead, which looked like a rowdy-ass time. What was that experience like?

Julio: It was amazing, man. It was literally one of the funnest shows we played the whole year. We played at such a great time, too. We played right before Baauer and RL Grime. Yeah man, it was intense.

Matt: Very intense.

Julio: Everyone was just going crazy, and we love going off like that. It was probably one of the best shows we played this year. Definitely. Good times.

TMN: One thing we’ve always found entertaining about you guys is your slogan, “Death to Genres.” Can you elaborate on that a little bit for us?

Matt: It kinda came from, we were doing a typed interview on an airplane, just me and him. The last question was a fill in the blank, and it was “Death to ____.” And he was just like, “Oh, death to genres.”

With the way that we produce music, we try to do a little of everything and not worry about, like, “Oh, all we make is house, or trap or, moombahton, or hip hop, or whatever.” You know, both of us make all of it. So with him saying that, it (Death to Genres) just spoke to how we think music should be. That’s what we’ve been going by, and it’s kinda stuck. Then, we started doing this mixtape——mixed compilation series or whatever—and we thought that’d be a good idea to put that as the mixed series.

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