Saturday Selection Vol. 10

Saturday Selection

Here we are at volume 10 of Saturday Selection. It feels good. What makes this so enjoyable is the fact that we’re lucky enough to get great music released every week, and we’ve got the artists & producers to thank for that! Whenever, wherever, and however you can, support these talented people. They make our lives better and the least we can do is attempt to reciprocate by showing we enjoy what they create. On that note, let’s explore what we’ve found from the last week!


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San Holo – Still Looking

You may have caught this tune in our latest Wednesday Workout segment, but it’s so good that we just had to mention it again! With that being said, San Holo needs no introduction. He’s been on a roll for a while now, especially since his monumental release “We Rise”. He’s taken to bitbird to show off his latest track, and the first taste of the label’s upcoming Gouldian Finch compilation. “Still Looking” is textbook San Holo in the sense that it combines the best of melodic, trap, and bass elements into his festival-ready style. It’s carefree. It’s substantial. It’s innovative. Enjoy this one when you just want to feel good.


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KHAI – Alive

Here’s what’s cool about Khai: he’s unapologetic in his ability to detail exactly how he feels in his music and creates something beautiful around that principle. “Alive” is the latest shining example of this and, after his awesome If You EP, we’re just so glad to he’s back at it. There’s an air of optimism amidst the brooding production in this tune, and the balance between the two defines this stellar single as one of Khai’s best releases to date. Play this tune when you’re feeling a little down, but you’re also sort of okay with that.


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Jerry Folk – Where I’m Going

Jerry Folk has been on an interesting journey with his music as of late. Each release really has been something entirely different from the last, and this is somewhat the mission statement of loosely structured project, The Kids Tape. With “Where I’m Going”, he actually lends his own vocals to the radiant production that juggles prominent and funky slap bass, smooth keys, and an overall sense of positivity. Enjoy this one with the windows down.


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g l u e 7 0 – Conclusions

Sometimes all we need is a little bit of lo-fi in our lives. Some may find it stale, but when it’s done right, it’s pretty phenomenal. g l u e 7 0 is here to provide some of the best of it. “Conclusions” feels like a hazy and slightly distorted dream world driven by a hip-hop influence while scant vocals flutter every which way across the soundscape. You sort of get drawn in without noticing, and before you know it, you’re digging through the entirety of g l u e 7 0’s material. The magnetism of this sort of music is tough to deny. Listen to this one on a late summer night right as the sun is going down.


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M!NT – Sleepwalker

M!NT just dropped off his Through Darkness EP and it is NICE. It was difficult to only pick one tune from it to talk about, but “Sleepwalker” stood out after a few listens. It’s part spooky, part chill, and wholly great. Without a doubt, the innate sense of head-bobbing-ness (let’s just pretend that’s a thing) is strong with this one with a smoothly riding beat and big presence that’s tailor-made for a night cruise. Explore the city late night and enjoy the flashing lights with this one.


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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 199)

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This weekend is quite the weekend for dance music. Mysteryland, Spring Awakening and more will take place, but not everyone can afford to go. Whether you’re in route to one of the festivals, or you’re just going to party in your own town, we’ve got some killer tracks for you in this week’s Friday Party Playlist. All tracks are free, and all are certified party tunes. Works from DiRTY RADiO, Sam F, Snails, Bad Royale and more can be found among the twelve singles we have collected for you and your squad. You’re not going to want to pass up any of these ones, as they are just a handful of the best free downloads you are going to come across this week. Stay safe as you rage this weekend, but make sure to #danceirresponsibly.

’Mssingno – XE2 (DEVAULT & Wildfire Remix)’
’DiRTY RADiO – Killin Me 2.0’
’Darth & Vader – The Deep Side’
’SAM F & Yntendo – Vegas To LA’
’Snails & Botnek – Happy Hour’
’KSHMR & Felix Snow Feat. Madi – Touch (TRIADE Remix)’
’Traumatized (feat. Galvanize)’
’Bad Habit – Whore Island’
’The Chainsmokers – Inside Out (Bad Royale Remix)’
’Rickyxsan Feat. iE
z – Growlin’ (ATLiens Remix)’
’Crichy Crich “Lil Debbie” (prod. by Styles&Complete)’
’BROCCOLI – LUCA LUSH x SOBER ROB Remix’
’Ramzoid – Home’
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[Trip-Hop] Rain and Flashing Lights – Breathless

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Rain and Flashing Lights is the latest addition to the always beguiling Onamazu label, and his debut tune makes quite the case for why they picked him up. “Breathless” immediately plunges you into a dreamy state of affairs from the first note, and, as the synths wash in and out over the minimal drum patterns and slow but steady crescendo of pads, you slip into a welcoming tranquility.

Onamazu prides itself on its focus around the “wave” subset of electronic music, which is vague in structure, but you know it when you hear it. 23 singles later, they are still bringing great new stuff to the table, and Rain and Flashing Lights has already become an instrumental part of their fresh direction. Grab a free download of “Breathless” here!

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Hi Fi Cali – Ocean Love [TMN PREMIERE]

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Hi Fi Cali sprung up as an unintentional side project between two of the members of Bora York. A few unpublished synth-pop tunes later, they began catching people ears, and it encouraged them to continue creating together. With a name like Hi Fi Cali, it’s tough to imagine anything but sun-drenched, pleasant tunes that wistfully waft around in the warm summer. Well, the heat is here, and “Ocean Love” fits that bill with prime material to make the best out of the sunny days ahead.

Inherently carefree and optimistic, this song exhibits the best traits of what synth-driven pop can accomplish, because a lot of it can get lost in 8-bit, 80’s nostalgia. These two pull in just the right amount of pop and alternative elements to eschew the typical styles of this genre. “Ocean Love” is absolutely a pleasant listen. It makes you feel great. We can always use a little more of that.

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Champagne Drip – Open Your Eyes [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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We’re huge fans of Champagne Drip here at The Music Ninja, and getting the chance to premiere something new from this fun producer is always a treat. We’ve got the visuals for his stellar track, “Open Your Eyes”, and they are CRAZY. Created through Hyperspektiv, this video distorts reality into a clash of colors, noise, and sporadic effects that warp perfectly in time with the music. Champagne Drip’s sound fits right in with this trippy type of video production, giving “Open Your Eyes” the full experience of melding song with sight. Interestingly enough, Justin Boreta, who you may know as a third of The Glitch Mob, is a developer for Hyperspektiv. He exclaims,

The goal with Hyperspektiv is to make digital video art easy and accessible. We wanted to make a powerful tool that professionals would want to use, but it’s also easy enough for someone who isn’t tech savvy to enjoy using it. The idea is to have the app itself get out of the way and to dive straight into real-time creativity.

It’s a wild concept all around, so don’t be surprised if you see it pop up more and more. If you’re really feeling this tune, give the Conrank and Kid Froopy remixes a spin also! Be sure to support Champagne Drip on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out the video below and enjoy!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 6/9 – 6/12

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As we march ahead into the summer months, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

– Head to the front door and enter the club before <strong>11 pm</strong> on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before <strong>5:00PM</strong> on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Bingo Players - 6/9

’Bingo Players – Tom’s Diner (Bingo Players 2016 Re – Work)’
Boombox Cartel + Riot Ten - 6/10
’NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock’
’Riot Ten & CYBRPNK – Watch Me’
SMB Entertainment - 6/11
Droog - 6/12
’Life On Planets – Denali (Droog Remix)’
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The Music Ninja Residency Mix 004: um.. [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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The Music Ninja Residency Mix 004: um..

All good things must come to an end, and as sad as we are about it, that, unfortunately, includes this month’s residency with um.. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some laughs, talked a lot about dogs, and brought you a hefty sampling of unique tunes. Now, it’s time to close things out with one hell of an exclusive mix. Put your headphones on and let this one ride all the way through.

Tracklist:
x&g – whiplash feat. josh pan (um.. remix)
valentine – initiation
mr. carmack – ego
must die – neo tokyo
josh pan – kill shot
tuslo – blunt after blunt
um.. – u kno?
um.. – that’s horrible
flexenbaum – who’s got the keys
tennyson – for you
oolacile – welcome to yharnham
phiso – jotaro
midnight tyrannosaurus – the demon(dack janiels remix)
caspa & the others – well ‘are
tnght – buggin’
tasty treat x tuslo – inferno
um.. – skrillex 2
esq – j’s
um.. – do it for the kids
rl grime – core
um.. – dotes
um.. – who’s care
noisia & phace – program (awe flip)
um.. – try harder
gjones – fuck what you heard
tails. – 100 hammers
tsuruda – punjabi slang
noisia & mono poly – the nomad
tennyson – smother feat. mythic

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