IVARR & Vices – Hammertime [TMN Premiere]

IVARR & Vices
Hammertime [FREE DOWNLOAD]

IVARR and Vices team up to bring you “Hammertime”, which samples vocals from Clipse and MC Hammer. They have combined club and trap in a very unique way, which we are exited to see more of. Both IVARR and Vices are familiar faces to The Music Ninja, so we’re pretty stoked to share this. Especially excited because I was blessed with the opportunity to sit in on some production sessions for “Hammertime”. You could say the anticipation was killing me to post this, but no anticipation is killing me like the Vices colab with DJ Esentrik. We hope you enjoy “Hammertime” as much as we do, and to show your support, a follow on IVARR & Vices‘ SoundCloud would mean the world to them!

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Steffaloo – Shoulda Known Better (Bear Mountain Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Shoulda Known Better (Bear Mountain Remix)

Let’s face it. There are not too many positives to Monday mornings. You’re probably worn out from the weekend, and the thought of digging in for an eight hour work day is giving you the chills. We do have some good news for you though. With Monday comes new music and with new music comes a little ray of sunshine for the start of your week.

LA-based Steffaloo (Steph Thompson) recently released the second single from her collaborative electronic album Heart Beats.Teaming up with Windy City native Different Sleep, they dialed in a dreamy pop song that slowly drifts through layered atmospheric elements, and calming percussion.

With the minimalist sound of “Shoulda Known Better,” we were anxiously awaiting a few remixers to pull out some elements and create something that is both complimentary to the original and something entirely unique. Enter Bear Mountain, who hail from one of this writer’s favorite cities in the world, Vancouver. You’re probably familiar with this four piece from their blogosphere smash hit, “Congo.” Taking a departure from their worldly sound that we all fell in love with on that release, they’ve dialed up a sultry dance tune complete heavy deep house elements, chopped up vocal samples and a pronounced bassline.


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[Deep-House] Morgan Page – In The Air (SNBRN Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Morgan Page
In The Air (SNBRN Remix)

Some musicians carry with them a coveted ability to breathe new life into songs with which the general slate of listeners thought had long run its course. This morning we have the felicitous opportunity to feature an artist whom carries such a skill and is making a TMN debut in the form of a premiere; Los Angeles house and disco distributor, SNBRN. With only a pair of official releases to the SNBRN moniker on his Soundcloud, both originals, this time around SNBRN has taken Morgan Page’s “In The Air” and distinctly lacquered on his sunny-addictive club sound. SNBRN weaves compositional Indie-Dance and Nu-Disko elements with a slick deep-house groove and bass line, resulting in an even more emotive version of the tune; which we sure as heck didn’t think was possible. Furthermore, Angela Mcluskey’s unforgettable vocal stems coalesce superbly within such an uplifting, groovy sea of sounds. About the track SNBRN had this to say: “I’m kicking off the summer with a pool friendly remix of Morgan Page’s classic, ‘In The Air’. Enjoy this free remix on the beach, in your cubical, or wherever you may be.” We surely will, and for those ready to add this to your personal libraries, grab the free download here.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #90

chill dojo

Just like the World Cup is a celebration of the world’s best football talent, we like to think the Chill Dojo brings together a similar caliber of gifted individuals when it comes to vibe-filled tunes. Only we don’t have to wait four years to bask in these brilliant artistic displays, because we’re getting them on a weekly basis. Kicking the show off this week is Canadian producer Pomo, giving us a sneak peak into his forthcoming EP with a sun-drenched single in ‘Start Again’. Head-bopping beats combine with the soothing vocals of Andrea Cormier for a track that just oozes summer feelings, and is sure to get heavy rotation over the season this year. This week saw the release of the remix package for Chordashian’s ‘Questions’, and among them was a familiar name in jackLNDN, who once again crafts his deep house groove seamlessly into the feel of the original. The warm disco vibes are certainly heating things up in this playlist, and they’ll do the same for any party mix you choose to throw this one into. Chromeo’s ‘Jealous’ is always a massive party-starter, and remixes have been flowing thick and fast ever since it first began lighting up dancefloors. There’s actually a contest on at the moment, and we think we’ve found a number-one contender in San Fran producer Funk Leblanc. You can probably guess the style from the name, but you won’t be expecting just how insanely funky this version is until your body is already under its control. This fits the style of Chromeo to a tee, and if you didn’t know any different, this could easily pass off as the original.

Next up we’ve got the latest from UK duo Blonde which was featured a little earlier in the week. Their coming EP is due in a bit, but the warmer weather cries out for blissful music like this, so we’ve got this poolside jam to enjoy in the meantime. Seven Lions is known for his bass-filled melodic masterpieces, but this week he called out a particular remix of ‘Strangers’ which caught his eye for all the right reasons. Described as ‘Anti-drop’ music, Irish producer The Eden Project has turned generic structure on its head with an innovative track that doesn’t need a heavy climax to make a statement. In a similar vein to Koan Sound’s recent style, we’ve traded a whomping bass for heavenly atmospheric elements which accentuate the beauty of the original vocals, and it’s this sort of freshness which we want to share week in week out. The upcoming generation are definitely at the forefront of this boundary-pushing material, and 15-year old $aturn consistently shows that with every new song that surfaces. Forget his few years of experience, his latest effort in ‘Pentecostic’ is a lesson in quality trap production for all ages, and it really sets the bar when it comes to mixing slick beats with gorgeous melody. And while we’re speaking of emotion, Ryan Hemsworth is a maestro when it comes to eliciting feels, as you’ll quickly find from ‘Every Square Inch’. There’s an undeniable charm in everything he produces, and you can sense that it’s something that comes from his persona as much as his musical prowess.

Together this makes a team of supreme artists to excite you with the best of their creativity and skill, and that’s something worth cheering about. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #90 zip

’Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier’
’Chordashian – Questions Feat. Frances Rose (JackLNDN Remix)’
’Chromeo – Jealous (Funk LeBlanc Remix)’
’Blonde – Higher Ground (feat. Charli Taft)’
’Seven Lions – Strangers (The Eden Project Remix)’
’$aturn – Pentecostic’
’Ryan Hemsworth
「Every Square Inch」(with Qrion)’
’SM!LE – Everyday’
’Alina Baraz Ft. Esta – Paradise (Jarreau Vandal Remix)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Harrison TouchMyButt Version)’
’YUNG LEAN x Lido – Gatorade (Manila Killa Ft. Mark Johns Flip)’
’Kappa Kavi – Talk 2 The Heart’
’fwdslxsh – With You (P A T H Remix)’
’Sophia Black – OVR AGN (Equator Club Remix)’
’Willow Beats – Merewif’
’Jason Burns & Sarah Winters – Lightweight’
’Strehlow – space jams’
’MisterMack – Let You Be’
’temu bacot – Boogaloo Blues’
’Linus Complex – In Yellow Glow’
’V A G A B O N D – Divergent’
’Mincha – You Know Me’
’Norman Doray & NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In (Matoma Summer Remix)’
’Memeb – I see you Ft Kaleem Taylor (Original Mix)’
’JNL + Moses Mayes – Free (Instrumental)’
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Sunday Night Soul [Vol. 31]

Sunday Night Soul

If you ninjas were paying any attention during the weekend, you may know that yesterday was officially the longest day of the year, marking the official start of summer. Appropriately enough, we decided to celebrate the occasion by assembling together one of our longest playlists ever, measuring in at over 95 different tracks. As usual, this week’s collection contains a steady mix of soulful vibes; from the mellow to the melancholy, and anything in between, we’ve got whatever fix you need. With a selection this large, it’s always tough to pick out our favorites, so forgive us if the list of standouts seems to go on forever.

This week we’d like to give props to the likes of JTBS X Cookiee Kawaii, leo kalyan, Atlas Bound, Stevie Nader, Telescope Thieves, Iman Omari, Ben Stevenson, Duan & Only, Cyclist & Maiko, Elli Ingram, Uness, Andreena, Marissa, Anthony White, Damar Jackson, Jeni Suk, Tory Lanez, Teyana Taylor, August Alsina, JAHKOY, Memeb, Nao & A.K. Paul, Marz Leon, Kwamie Liv, Mulherin, Youth is DEAD, Ekali & Jade Status, B.Lewis, ESTA, P A T H, DR.M∆D, Jack Bass, guff☆, SevnthWonder, Equator Club, El. Train, Louis The Child, Manilla KillaPomo and Hood Boi for their tremendous efforts. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to crank up the volume in those headphones, hit the play button, and let the music flow through you, because you’re in for quite the ride tonight.

’JTBS X Cookiee Kawaii – Pause’
’kyeii – Summer’s Interlude’
’Shiloh – Reminisce’
’GDNA – Think Twice (Jo Def Edit)’
’leo kalyan – over you’
’Iman Omari – Wait A Minute Ft Tiffany Gouche’
’Computer Jay & Orfeo – Prototype (André 3000 Standard)’
’novellus – twenty eight.’
’Atlas Bound – Lock’
’Stevie Nader – Speculate’
’Carlos M. – Abstract Thoughts (Bonus)’
’Telescope Thieves – SLW (from ‘Quiet Hearts’ out June 30th)’
’Iman Omari – Take You There’
’Strawberry Jam – Lot More Livin’
’Ben Stevenson – Dizzy’
’Jack Freeman – Elements (Produced by Problem Solvers)’
’Tom Misch – Moving Faster’
’Duan & Only – Gold & Honey’
’James Chatburn – Wait For The People’
’Cyclist & Maiko – Sunrise’
’Zulu Ft Amy Spencer – On My Own At Night (Akouo Mix)’
’Marvin gaye x elkco – lets get it on (reggae twist)’
’Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour (MusiQal Genius Reggae Remix)’
’Monophonics – Say You Love Me (J Lah Remix)’
’Maimouna Youssef – I’m A Woman (Produced By Stereo Lif)’
’Goapele – Hey Boy’
’Elli Ingram – All Caught Up (Produced by Felix Joseph)’
’Tiffany Gouché – Do It Like Me’
’Mélat – Fanclub (Remix) Ft. THURZ Prod. Jansport J’
’Joya Mooi – Slay Dem Billz’
’Eric Roberson – Mark On Me’
’Josh Xantus – All For Love FT Jadakiss’
’Marsha Ambrosius – Stronger Featuring Dr. Dre’
’Uness – Our Love (Produced By Yamill)’
’Andreena – Do It All Again’
’Marissa – Rules ft. K Camp (Prod by Big Fruit)’
’Anthony White – Gotta Have You (Produced X Patrick Pryor & LOSTPLAYLIST) #MixedByClassick’
’Mulherin – Escape’
’Damar Jackson x JokerTooCold – Shoot Up The Club Prod By Big Fruit Bobby Kritical’
’Jeni Suk – Don’t Let Me Down ft. Iamsu! & AR
’Keyshia Cole – She (Prod. by DJ Mustard)’
’Tory Lanez – Talk On Road (Prod. The MeKanics x Daniel Worthy x Tory Lanez)’
’Teyana Taylor ft Pusha T & Yo Gotti – Maybe (CDQ) – Hip Hop (www.hiphopcafeexclusive.com)’
’Raheem DeVaughn – Studio (Remix)’
’JO’ZZY f/ TIMBALAND & MASE – Tryna Wife’
’August Alsina – Right Now (Feat. 2 Chainz)’
’TRE – Clap Dat Ft. Kid Ink (Produced by Sean Garrett)’
’Maejor Ali ft Trey Songz & Kid Ink – Me And My Team’
’Dontae – Imagine That (Produced by TyRo)’
’JAHKOY – Fall In Love (p. Moods)’
’Memeb – I see you Ft Kaleem Taylor (Original Mix)’
’Tourist Feat. Lianne La Havas – Patterns’
’Nao vs. A. K. Paul – So Good’
’Laurel – Shells’
’L A Y L A – Black Mud (Aquilo Remix)’
’Marz Leon – L O N E R’
’Kwamie Liv – Follow You’
’Lana Del Rey – Dark Paradise (XONA Remix)’
’Blak Nevada – Toxik’
’Ye Ali – You Need Me Ft Lyfe Harris X Ye Ali (prod by The Aquadice)’
’Mulherin – Slomo’
’Youth is DEAD – Smoke in the Water (Produced By A.CHAL)’
’The Code – 9.46’
’Ekali x Jade Statues – After Midnight feat. VZNS’
’B.Lewis – So Close’
’Sndwvs – Think About U (Click Buy For Free DL)’
’ESTA x Michael Salisbury – 001’
’Amin Payne – Connected Ft. K Saba’
’Masa’an & Monky B – Dance With Me’
’Fortune & MadBliss – Lonely’
’fwdslxsh – With You (P A T H Remix)’
’Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave (Tucker Kreway Bootleg)’
’Duncan Gerow – Janet Jackson + Analog Division = Rock With You’
’Usher – There Goes My Baby (Aldo Edit)’
’Pharrell Williams – That Girl (DR.M∆D RMX)’
’Keith Sweat Feat. Athena Cage – Nobody (Jack Bass Remixxx)’
’Abrina – Blowin (feat. Jeremih) guff☆ edit’
’Aailyah – One In A Million (TheGammaBot Remix)’
’Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Harrison TouchMyButt Version)’
’SevnthWonder – Just 4 U’
’Ginuwine – In Those Jeans (4REAL REMIX)’
’August Alsina – Ring The Alarm (guff☆edit)’
’Sophia Black – OVR AGN (JAMES remix)’
’Sophia Black – OVR AGN (Equator Club Remix)’
’Rubee Rayne – DSYLM (El. Train Remix)’
’Ellie Goulding – burn (king henry’s bedtime version)’
’Moxie Raia – Buffalo Bill (Louis The Child Remix)’
’Alina Baraz Ft. Esta – Paradise (Jarreau Vandal Remix)’
’Major Lazer – Get Free (Vacationer Remix)’
’BANKS – Drowning (Yamill Remix)’
’YUNG LEAN x Lido – Gatorade (Manila Killa Ft. Mark Johns Flip)’
’Pomo – Start Again Ft. Andrea Cormier’
’Hoodboi – Bug A Boo’
’Kid $u$ – Ima $u$’
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[House] Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back

Duke Dumont
Won't Look Back

International House music superstar Duke Dumont has once again stepped into the cutthroat octagon that is dance production armed with another gorgeous slice of dance music. We’d been clamoring for the newest single from the Blase Boys Club boss for weeks, and were more than grateful to share with our cutting edge readership. “Won’t Look Back” jumps out of the gate with a classic house meets 80’s pop piano riff and powerfully soulful vocal track before dropping the facade rather quickly in favor of a huge, deep and sexy synth line over the same chord progression which is in turn played out as the tune’s bass line. An air of musicality that is simply missed by a majority of non classically trained electronic composers flows through every Duke Dumont track, which is also our hypothesis for an incredible crossover appeal. There’s a reason Dumont needs only to put out one single every few months to stay relevant and force house producers around the world to hide their heads in shame and jealousy as well. Okay that may be reaching, but we are hyper aware of this massive talent and he just oozes skillfully carried out productions, plain and simple. If we’re going off of the commercial success attached to his last three singles, “I Got U”, “Hold On” and “Need (100 %),  the Duke might want to consider a shift in namesake and opt in favor of something like… ‘Duke Midas’ or ‘King Dumont’. “Won’t Look Back” will be available for purchase on August 24th through Blase Boys Club, so until then you’ll have to listen to the 3 minute house jaunt right here.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 110)


After a year of patiently waiting, it’s finally here, ninjas…EDC Las Vegas. Not only does that give you every reason to dance your butt of to some dirty beats, but it also means you don’t have to leave home if you were unable to attend this years festivities, Don’t worry because we got you covered today!

As the ninjas rally it up this weekend in Vegas, we hope that you still manage to get silly whether you’re attending EDC in person or enjoying the love stream in the comfort of your own living room.

As always, stay classy ninjas and remember to #danceirresponsibly

’Astronomar & Kid Kamillion – BOOM’
’Bro Safari x UFO! x Beauty Brain – No Control’
’8Er$ – Skank’
’Ping Pong (Night Crime VIP Edit)’
’The Chainsmokers – #Selfie (Botnek Remix)(Lookas Trap Edit)’
’Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike – Tremor (VINNIE Bootleg)’
’Elliphant – Revolusion (ƱZ Remix) ‘
’Dekku – Falling’
’Gtronic – Afterlight (LeKtriQue Remix)’
’K Drew – Last Train to Paradise ( LUZCID Remix )’
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