[Indie Rock] Shout Out Louds–Walking In Your Footsteps

Nearly a month ago, us ninjas caught wind of Shout Out Louds‘ newest album-to-be, Optica, when we heard the catchy single, “Blue Ice.” Just as we are writhing from the prospect of waiting until late February — when the Swedish synth-pop group plans to release Optica — Shout Out Louds hits us with another musical appetizer. Like “Blue Ice,” “Walking In Your Footsteps” is another great example of the ode to ’80s electro-pop that is the Shout Out Louds’ sound, but this one has a unique contemporary flair. It’s a catchy little number with danceability to boot.

Walking in your footsteps

Get your copy of Optica from the Shout Out Louds sometime towards the end of February via Merge Records.

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[Ticket Giveaway] Snowball Festival: March 8 – 10 + PLAYLIST


By festie standards, Snowball Music Festival is still relatively young. However, in a few short years they’ve already put themselves on the map as one of the best in the west. People from all over the US head up to a chilly Colorado mountain town each year to hear some of the best music has to offer. This year’s lineup is absolutely ridiculous, which is why we’re stoked to give away two sets of tickets. Check out the details below.

How to enter the contest

1) “Like” us (The Music Ninja) on facebook here:

2) “Like” the Snowball Festival on facebook:

3) Comment below this post with the names of three (3) of your favorite artists from the 2013 lineup.

More details
- Winner will receive 2 “General Admission 3-day Passes” (Hotel + Transportation NOT included) [$328 Value]
- Winners will be announced January 30th. We will make contact through a Facebook message.

To celebrate the amazing lineup this year, we have come up with a playlist of what you can expect to hear from our favorite, ninja-approved artists.

Pretty Lights
So Bright
Piss Test (Flosstradamus & A
trak Remix)
When The Dust Settles
When The Dust Settles
Kendrick Lamar
Poetic Justice (ft. Drake)
Kendrick Lamar
Swimming Pools (Drank) (prod. by T
Pretty Lights
I Know The Truth
Porter Robinson & Mat Zo
Iggy Azalea feat. Juicy J
Flexin & Finnesin (Prod By Flosstradamus x FKi)
Portugal The Man
Floating (Time Isnt Working My Side) (Snippet)
Portugal The Man
All Your Light (Times Like These) (Snippet)
Cold Blooded
Excision & Datsik
Swagga (Datsiks Trap VIP)
Illegal (Original Mix)
1 2 Cake Cake feat. Steve Aoki (Crizzly Remix)
Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom

Flying Lotus
mister murky socks ///// LOS ANGELES ALT take mix2

Hard In Da Paint ((Bellizio Remix) Crizzly Edit) *CLICK BUY THIS TRACK FOR FREE DL*
Dont Stop (Version 2.0) (DL link in description)
Flying Lotus
lamentedmix3 Instrumental
The House That Heaven Built
Two Door Cinema Club
Something Good Can Work (RAC Mix)

Foster The People
Houdini (RAC Mix)
Jack the Ripper

Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix) (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Deep in the Woods
My Number (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Amped Up
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[Trap] TNGHT – R U Ready

Rumor has it that TNGHT uploaded this song to their Soundcloud a couple weeks ago, then Kanye West bought it from them and used it in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And what a surprise, it is yet another high octane Trap banger from Hudson Mohawke and Lunice. Featuring some massive horns that resemble those from their hit track “Higher Ground”. Cheers.

R U Ready
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[NEW] Flying Lotus – Such a Square

Flying Lotus reunites with Adam “Lilfuchs” Fuchs–the animator who brought Captain Murphy to life–to introduce Moog’s Sup Phatty synthesizer to the world. They could not have plucked a better pair to showcase the new instrument’s capabilities, as FlyLo’s trippy, eccentric beats are deeply complemented by the sensory overload created through Fuchs’  euphoric visuals. After a stellar 2012, Lotus is showing no signs of fatigue. Let’s just hope we get some more material from him (either as Lotus or Murphy) now that he has this brand new toy to play with.

Flying Lotus
Such a Square
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (January 2013 Round #4)

In the life of a true music lover, a silent world is a boring world. Which could possibly explain why a lot of us have a playlist for everything. Working out, road trips, getting down, getting ready for bed, getting up in the morning, studying, eating, partying, beaching, relaxing, chillaxin, waiting, working.  The possibilities of excuses to have music as a constant in our day to day living are endless and the indie dojo is just another way to fill up any left over empty space.

The Black Atlantic
The Aftermath (Of This Unfortunate Event)
The Strumbellas
Underneath A Mountain
Rue Royale
Guide To An Escape
Pickering Pick
On The Edge Of The Light
The Lone Bellow
You Never Need Nobody
Kait Lawson
Place In The Ground


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[Remix EP] Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order

OWSLA has already been on a tear in 2013 and this Remix EP is just another notch on the belt. Featuring some unreal remixes from UZ, Breakbot, Craze, and Block Beattaz. 

The original tune was already funky enough but then you throw Trap god, UZ in the mix and the result is an instant classic. Next up we got the funk masters, Breakbot, and their take turns “Defiant Order” into an uplifting Nu Disco tune. DMC Champ, Craze’s “Get Live Remix” starts off with Hip-Hop style intro mixing in some flawless scratches. Once it drops it has some massive bells and horns sure to make your head nod. Block Beattaz deliver another Trap remix, but take a much more grimey approach. The track utilizes some great vocal samples throughout the whole tune, resulting in a very unique track. Also make sure you don’t miss the original track, “Defiant Order”. Cheers.

To buy, Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order EP, click here.

Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (UZ Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Breakbot Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Craze Get Live Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Block Beattaz Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam
Defiant Order (Original Mix)

Release date is January 22nd via OWSLA

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[Electro House] Mord Fustang – Taito

It is about time that Mord Fustang drops some more funky tuneage for us. This guy is known so well for some of the most infectious melodies in Electro and he delivers yet another incredible tune. Featuring some tweaked robotic vocal work, mixed with some harmonic synths that build together perfectly. To buy this track on Beatport, click here. Cheers.

Mord Fustang
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