[MEGA SUMMER PLAYLIST] Volume 1 – Indie Rock/Folk

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As summer starts to wind down, it’s important that we make the most out of the few sun soaked weeks that we have. Here at Music Ninja, you know we care about you having the best possible music to jam out to, but we felt with chillier weather approaching, we really needed to dial it up a notch.

With that in mind, we have created four summer time mega playlists for your listening enjoyment. The first consists of all indie rock, folk and alternative. The second will be all hip hop, the third is alternative, and the fourth will send your summer off in style with all EDM.

We hope this makes the last section of your summer the best that it can be. So press play, through on those Wayfarers, and get ready to enjoy some amazing music.

– TMN Staff

Golden Youth
We Are Alive
Gentlemen Hall
Sail Into The Sun
Young Dreams
Young Dreams
Vampire Weekend
Step
Painted Palms
Click
Los Encantados
St Tropez
Cold War Kids
Miracle Mile
Smallpools
Dreaming
Coasts
Your Soul
Farewell Luna
By The Morning
Jakubi
Holiday
The 1975
Milk
Imaginary Friend
The Thick and the Thin
Bruno Merz
When You Found Me
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Wont Back Down (Tom Petty Cover)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
In The Open
Josh Shroeder
Paraglide
Bluebird Avenue
Beach House
Patrick Watson
Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Opus Orange
Out Of The Shadows
Sky Barbarick
Island Of Mine
Andy Shauf
Two Little Clouds
Snakadaktal
Hung On Tight
Mazzy Star
California
Bahamas
Whole, Wide, World
Still Parade
Actors
Hotel Mexico
A.I. In Dreams
Lapland
Unwise
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Old Man Canyon
Phantoms and Friends
Plaid Dragons
Dog Physics
Johnny Swim
PARIS IN JUNE
Surfer Blood
Weird Shapes
Field Mouse
Happy
Coasts
Oceans
Kings of Leon
Supersoaker
Eliza and the Bear
Friends
Trails and Ways
Como Te Vas
Sebadoh
I Will
Wild Combination
Whole Lotta Truth
Smith Westerns
Varsity
Iwan Rheon
Bang! Bang!
Wild Nothing
The Body In Rainfall
San Cisco
Lyall
San Cisco
Fred Astaire
Bahamas
Whole, Wide, World
Kakkmaddafakka
Someone New (Roosevelt Rmx)
Fletcher
Open Arms
The Naked And Famous
Hearts Like Ours
Wild Combination
Great Expectations
AOSOON
Under
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Beggars Guild
The 1975
Sex

The 1975
Chocolate

Fe
Time (Radio Edit)
Midi Matilda
Just My Imagination (Temptations Cover)
Join the Riot
Queen Marmalade
New Desert Blues
Adam
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Nightwater Girlfriend
Pacific Air
Float (RAC Mix)
Part Time
I Want to Go
Hunter Hunted
Keep Together
Spectral Park
Lappel du Vide
Ha Ha Tonka
Colorful Kids
TV On The Radio
Mercy
Grouplove
Ways To Go
Franz Ferdinand
Right Action
Little Comets
Jennifer
Jakubi
Cant Afford It All
Oliver Wilde
Flutter
Frankie Rose
Sorrow
Gossip Culture
Waiting (feat. Quincy McCrary)
Bear Mountain
Congo
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
If You Didnt See Me (Then You Werent On The Dancefloor)
Widlife Control
Analog or Digital
Percy and the Gunslingers
Gunslinger Shuffle
Smallpools
Mason Jar
Of Monsters and Men
Mountain Sound
The Concept
On Our Way
Generationals
Put a Light On
Mainland
The Stroll
She & Him
Never Wanted Your Love
Kurt Vile
Never Run Away
Ski Lodge
Just To Be Like You
Sugarpuss
Falling Outta Love
Beck
I Wont Be Long
Wavves
Demon To Lean On
Young Man
In A Sense (From Beyond Was All Around Me)
Parade of Flights
Were The Kids
Walk the Moon
Tightrope
Beach Fossils
Taking Off
Portugal. The Man
Purple Yellow Red and Blue
Strange Talk
Picking Up All The Pieces
Bastille
Pompeii
Phoenix
Entertainment
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[TMN PREMIERE] Sterling Silver – End Up Like This (Motion Picture Actress Remix)

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Sterling Silver
End Up Like This (Motion Picture Actress Remix)

With a voice like this, it’s no wonder we’re hearing stunning remixes. Australian singer and producer Sterling Silver’s debut single is something to marvel at. The atmospheric vocals lightly caress the groovy disco instrumentals creating something that’s easily danceable, yet equally enjoyable through a set of headphones in bed.

While we love a great dancy disco tune, it’s always nice to have some ambient downtempo to relax to. Remixer Motion Picture Actress has dialed this tune back with some smooth low humming basslines and rapid snare hits. The subtle rolling nature of the tune compliments perfectly with the heavily treated repetitious vocal samples from the original creating a wonderfully melodic beauty that begs you to take a step back and take it all in.

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[NYC Event] Size in the Park – Lineup Announcment

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Last week we talked about Steve Angello’s return to Central Park for the second installment of “SIZE in the Park”. Well, today we’re stoked to announce the rest of the artists that are playing along side of the former Swedish House Mafia member. Check out the other artists you can expect to see at this sure to be epic event.

Friday, September 27
Steve Angello
AN21 & Max Vangeli
Arno Cost
Third Party

Saturday, September 28
Steve Angello
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Tim Mason
Trent Cantrelle

“SIZE In The Park” tickets will be available for purchase TODAY – Friday, August 9 at 12PM EST – through www.sizeinthepark.com

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[Indie] Fè – Time (Radio Edit)

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Time (Radio Edit)

If we’re clinging to the cusp of summer, then Fé’s debut track is the perfect soundscape to accompany the closure.

Don’t expect big crescendos from this London duo. They’ve avoided peaking and troughing as much as they’ve dodged the try-hard vibe. Here lies four minutes of ethereal authenticity: a myriad of instrumental talent masquerading as a modest and quietly stunning pop piece. Demure in it’s execution, the multi-faceted backdrop simmers with muted energy and the track is carried along on a melodic and at times melancholic vocal, featuring a guitar piece Modest Mouse would be proud of. Fé are rumoured to have been creating perfection for some time. Now their atmospheric euphoria has been unveiled, go enjoy it with a residue of sunshine.

Fé may have busked their way around the tube trains, but they’re yet to perform their first show. Check them out in London next month!

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[Denver Events] This Week at Beta 8/8

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Being a Top 25 Club from DJ Mag comes at no surprise as Beta Nightclub has been featuring an amazing array of talent this summer, and this weekend is once again no exception.

Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

MUSIC NINJAS GET FREE COVER
Details:
For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

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Filtré (Original Mix)

SBTRKT - August 9th
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Eats Everything - August 10th
Eats Everything & Justin Martin
The GettUp (As heard on Pete Tong Radio 1 Show)
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[Alternative Rock] Kings of Leon – Wait For Me

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About two weeks after the unveil of their single, “Super Soaker”, American rockers Kings of Leon release a second track entitled, “Wait for Me” off the brand new album Mechanical Bull (9/24). Although a bit mellower than “Super Soaker”, you’re still sure to recognize and appreciate that familiar down strum pattern of the bass guitar, easing its way into yet another hit track. For those who still favorite their 2008 album, Only by the Night, as I still do, you’ll find the track recollective of a hybrid between the most impressionable numbers, “Revelry” and “17”. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself crooning the chorus off guard, it’s a little bit contagious.

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[TMN PREMIERE] J Cole – Power Trip (X Ambassadors Cover)

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J Cole Power Trip (cover version)

We always love hearing a good cover song, especially when it crosses genres. We love it even more when we get to premiere it, which is just the case today. Brooklyn four piece X Ambassadors (who are working with KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) made a splash sometime back with their monster single “Unconsolable.” We were instantly hooked with their drum centric sound amplified by their lead singers power charged vocals. This very combination, as attractive as it is, seems to have found it’s way to covering J Cole’s monster summer jam, “Power Trip,” and we just couldn’t be any more pleased.

X Ambassadors’ take is a rhythmically inspired harmony focused one, using the beat and heavy bass to accentuate the lyrics which were already rich with emotion. While it very much conveys their own personal sound and style, it still gives a tip of the hat to the original.

Don’t forget to pick up X Ambassadors new EP, Love Songs Drug Songs, on itunes.

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