[Multi-Genre] Conrank – The Big Smoke Beat Tape

Bassrush and Insomniac Records came together to back a massive project from the UK beat-boxer turned producer Conrank. The LP, The Big Smoke Beat Tape, moves fluidly between genres, showcasing the producer’s distinct UK sound.

Packed with eight singles, including collaborations with Dirt Monkey, Holly and more, The Big Smoke Beat Tape is just as big as you’d imagine. Conrank blends genres within tracks and through the LP delivering sounds like dubstep, trap, grime and many more. He describes the project as “a cross-section of what goes on in my studio on a day to day basis. A melting pot of tracks that maybe wouldn't necessarily be put together on a record normally.”

All together this LP is a must listen and must have. It’s currently out now on digital platforms if you’d like to get a copy. Share this around with your friends who will praise you for a unique find and your great taste.

’Conrank – Special’
’Conrank – BLT ft. Dirt Monkey’
’Conrank & Zean – I’m About Ft. Illaman’
’Conrank & Zean – Street Lights’
’Bohan Phoenix – JalA 加辣 (Conrank Remix)’
’Conrank & Onhell – Listen’
’Conrank X Holly – Playing High’
’Conrank & Zean – I’m About Ft. Illaman (Instrumental)’
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[Mixtape] Manifesto Presents Eyes On Cosmo’s Midnight

The independent record label Manifesto does so much more than just be an imprint for artists. They’re a true tastemaking collectives showcasing their own works, as well as numerous others from artists all across the world, whether they’re on the roster or not.

One of the ways they share their music is through Spotify playlists and they’ve got some incredible ones. Most recently they’ve started highlighting artists who curate their own playlist on the account. Their Eye’s On series has just had Cosmo’s Midnight who took a crack at curating the very first installment.

With things moving from Soundcloud to Spotify, Manifesto has established themselves early as one of the go-to places for great tunes. Make sure to follow their lists and their account, as well as checking out our own Music Ninja Spotify channel with over 20 playlists for you to rummage through!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2017 Round #1)


Some days get us good. They knock us down & take every last ounce of energy we own. Unfortunately, we don’t have any magical powers to make everything ok, but we do have a very fine temporary distraction we like to call the Indie Dojo. Find some time to take a listen. It might just be the temporary distraction you need.

’thanks.
Your World’
’Fenne Lily
Three Oh Nine’
’Eustace the Dragon
Miss’
’We Were Strangers – In The Inbetween’
’Malena Zavala
If It Goes’
’Boy Scouts
St. Francis Fountain’
’Sara
Soaked Through’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 89: A Visit from Ninja Clay

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #89: A Visit from Ninja Clay

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Episode #89 was a true Ninja affair featuring selections from The Music Ninja’s editor and co-founder Clayton Warwick. Clay has been on a tear with quality premieres recently which made for a diverse segment including Malena Zavala, Vilde, Martin Luke Brown, Moncrieff and White Room. Also featured on this episode is Still Woozy’s latest dreamy pop ballad, a new single from De Lux and highlights from the latest batch of album releases including Moses Sumney, Injury Reserve, Galcher Lustwerk and Shigeto.

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[House] Maya Payne – Something We Once Knew (PatrickReza Remix)

PatrickReza & Maya Payne
Something We Once Knew (Remix)

“Something We Once Knew” is Maya Payne‘s most recent original work. It’s something worth checking out and so is PatrickReza‘s take on the track which we have for you today.

Released as a free download, this remix sees Patrick going back to the house genre, except he dives into disco with this edit. “Something We Once Knew” went from alternative pop to a nu-disco style record with one flip. Patrick can tackle any genre he sets his mind to and it’s nice to hear something different with this one. Every time he drops something, it’s worth the listen and the buy. Although it’s been released as a free download, it is still available on digital formats for those looking to support!

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[R&B/Soul] Darci – Life

Darci
Life

“Life” by Darci is a melting pot of hip-hop, R&B and soul. Its creation, according to the description taken from Soundcloud, stemmed from Darci getting kicked off a yacht. Let the haters hate Darci says, because all they do is motivate. This track is for both the haters and the lovers of Darci.

Darci delivers a slow-burner track, one that is undoubtedly hot, but keeps up an ethereal, mellow vibe throughout. Fall has just begun and tracks like this are starting to come out, but they’re not all going to be as good as this one. “Life” not only blends the aforementioned genres fluidly, but is a song that exemplifies a true underground nature while also being something accessible to radio listeners. It’s certainly something you’ll want to grab a copy of.

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[Pop] Brooke Williams – Down Easy

Brooke Williams
Down Easy

“Down Easy” by Brooke Williams does just that, goes down easy. It’s one of those songs you can toss on repeat and not think about stopping to move on to another song for quite some time. Released as a free download on Lowly Palace, there’s no sleeping on this gem.

The North Hollywood pop treasure only has a handful of tracks out currently, but “Down Easy” should be enough to show you just how good of an artist she is. The poppy original isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Upon listening you’re taken back by a strong sound that isn’t watered down like many pop tracks. It was surprising to see the genre coming from Lowly Palace who have strong electronic tracks, but you’ll hear just why they couldn’t pass up this one.

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