[MP3 Playlist] The Indie Dojo (October 2013 Round #2)

indie-dojo-music-ninjaSurprises. Some of us love them. Some of us hate them. But when tiny surprises come wrapped up in a sweet little playlist, its kinda hard not to come back for more. (Once a week.  Every week. Every Tuesday Morning. Just in case you were wondering).

Rolls Bayce
The Moth & The Flame
Denitia and Sene
A Part
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[Indie Rock] Fé – She Came

She Came

London based indie rock duo are back with their golden vocals, ready to grace our ears with their 2nd single, “She came.” This latest release is crackling with atmospheric intensity, thanks to the emotion rich post-punk vocals, intertwined with driving guitar riffs and the slow, repetitious hit of a snare drum.

It’s slow, seductive and increasingly apparent that these two have something that’s going to be overwhelmingly addicting. It has all of those classic elements that make you keep wanting to come back for more.

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[NEW] Eminem – Rap God

Rap God

Since Eminem announced that his upcoming album would be a sequel of his 2000 classic Marshall Matters LP, it has quickly become one of the most talked about projects among hip-hop fans. A few weeks back, we got a first glimpse with the rock-infused single “Berzerk,” which received a mostly positive response.

Today, the legendary Detroit emcee drops off another high-energy track, titled “Rap God.”  This time around, the production seems to draw more from EDM with a heavy beat and some unconventional flows from Em. Based on the two songs we’ve heard thus far, it’s hard to get a clear idea of how this album will come together. Stream above and let us know what you think in the comment section.

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[Event Preview] Sir Sly – Larimer Lounge 10/15

Sir Sly - Easy Now

Tomorrow night the Mile High City welcomes in one of our personal favorites, Sir Sly. This Los Angeles based trio has an eclectic fusion of sounds, fusing various forms of electronica, rock, folk and soul. We’re not sure how it will all translate into a live performance, but we can assure you this – we’re pretty god damn excited.

The venue for this show couldn’t be better, taking place at the Larimer Lounge. While it’s a bit divey, it’s atmosphere is going to be ideal for a show like this. So, if you’re in the Denver area, make sure to head out there. We’ll be there with big, toothy grins on our face.

Pick up your tickets here, and come join us.

Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Sir Sly
Easy Now
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[Video] EC Twins & Kalendr Feat. Koko Laroo – Set the World on Fire (Groove Cruise Anthem)


Manchester born Allister and Marc Sean, better known as the EC Twins, have been dropping energetic vocal house gems left and right lately. Not too long ago we featured the video for their warm weather hit, “Hot Summer Nights.” Now we’re left bracing ourselves for the colder months, yet we’re keeping nice and toasty thanks to, “Set the World on Fire.”

Joined up by Chicagoan producer/DJ Kalendr, and lead by inspiring vocals from Koko Laroo, this melodic house monster gives us what we want to hear in something from this genre. The well crafted lyrics from songwriter Koko Laroo are ones you can picture belting out in your car, caring less if the car next to you thinks you’re out of your mind. Coupled with the four to the floor beats is a gorgeous melody that’s energetic and uplifting.

Once again the twins have teamed up with Colorado based film makers BLURRED Pictures, who have put an entertaining Thelma and Louise-esque spin on this tune. Give it a go and see for yourself.

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Great Good Fine Ok – You’re The One For Me – (Body Language Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Great Good Fine Ok
You're The One For Me (Body Language Remix)

Earlier this month, Brooklyn based electro pop outfit Great Good Fine Ok took the blogosphere by storm with their deliciously emotion rich tune, “You’re the One for Me.” After spending some time in the #1 spot on the Hype Machine, we’re now seeing a few remixes of the rather infectious tune. Today we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Body Language’s remix.

The multi-faceted Brooklyn based electronic quartet are known for their affinity of synths and dancy beats. In their version of “You’re the One for Me,” we’re served up some well crafted samples, big 70’s funk style synths and a groovy beat that could get anyone up out of their seat and into the dance floor. While this remix is still in the same vein as the original, its dialed up energy and booming beats set it apart from the original, while still paying ample homage.

This tune is a free download on Great Good Fine Ok’s soundcloud. Head over and pick it up. Don’t blame us though if your boss doesn’t approve of your new desire to dance around the office.

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[Hip-Hop] Lupe Fiasco – Old School Love (Feat. Ed Sheeran)

Lupe Fiasco
Old School Love (Feat. Ed Sheeran)

Another week, and another Monday. Definitely nothing to get excited about right? Fear not however, because Lupe Fiasco is here to help lift your spirits. With the first single from his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, Lu drops off a brand new track that’s perfect for the radio waves, alongside British singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran. If the title didn’t give it away, the song acts as a tribute to old-school hip-hop hits, with Lupe opening the tune saying, “Give me that late 80’s, early 90’s old-school.” For a hip-hop head like myself, it’s got enough references to make you feel nostalgic about the past, but it keeps the vibe fresh enough to remind you what era Lupe truly operates in. Check out the new track above, and make sure to catch Lupe on his Tetsuo & Youth preview tour, kicking off later this fall.

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