[Trap] Adam K & Slander – Breathe (feat. Matthew Steeper & Haliene)

BREATHE (ft. Matthew Steeper & Haliene)

When you get the chance to work with someone you look up to, there’s no better feeling in the labor or art realm. With Slander, music is their labor, and Adam K is someone they look up to. Both parties came together to work on a track, alongside help from Matthew Steeper and Haliene, called “Breathe.” Their heavenly take on trap is just the soothing record you need this weekend. It’s like what you want from a progressive house anthem, but packed into the trapstyle frame. Slander and Adam K did a superb job putting this one together, delivering something different from both their usual sounds. When we first heard that these acts were coming together, we had no idea what to expect. We knew however that it would be something that was incredible, and that’s just what we got. We were ready to dish out some money for it, but come to find out, it’s free!

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[Chill] Free n Losh – Kill My Lonely (ft. Allan Rayman)

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Free n Losh
Kill My Lonely (ft. Allan Rayman)

It has been a minute since we posted some fresh Free n Losh, but we’re always amped when we do because these guys absolutely kill it. Every single tune of theirs is well above The Music Ninja’s expectations, affecting us in ways we never before thought possible.

Their music captivates listeners with releases that share a common trait, one which embodies a soulful sound that brims with unmistakable passion. This facet is evident in the duo’s latest original, “Kill My Lonely,” which reaches an undiscovered level of artistry as they lock in in the flawless vocals of Allan Rayman. His heartfelt voice has listeners hanging onto every single word, creating an effect of intimacy and connectivity to the music.

“Kill My Lonely” is nothing short of beautiful. Its gentle textures provoke feelings of sadness, but it is the sort of sadness that nourishes us; the type of sadness that reminds us that we are human. So go ahead and allow yourself to get down with your emotions by checking out their latest.

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[Hip Hop] thrills- Same Ol’ (prod. Lone Kawan)

thrills- Same Ol' (prod. Lone Kawan)

You’ll be hard pressed to find any hip hop reviews in my five-year tenure with The Music Ninja. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I don’t get down to some fresh beats and inventive rhymes – it’s just that I tend to gravitate towards other genres when I write. I spend my listening hours scanning the web for indie rock, folk, and a bevy of house tunes, which ultimately leaves me revisiting the classics when I’m craving hip-hop. That all got switched up today.

Enter thrills, who hails from Inglewood, California. After experiencing tremendous success with his smooth-as-silk re-work of Flume’s “Sleepless,” this burgeoning young talent has since released a handful of original pieces, including the days old “Same Ol.” And, “Same Ol” has caught my attention, leaving me brazenly grinning and nodding my head in approval.

What is it about this tune that has me replaying it over and over again? It could be the chilled-out, windows-down beat, produced by Lone Kawan. It could be the assertive, yet not overly-aggressive style thrills maintains in his flow. It could be because it beckons on the style from some of the storied artists I grew up listening to. Whatever it is, consider me, and the rest of TMN, the newest thrills supporters.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 180)


Another week has gone by with a whole lot of high quality free releases. We’ve gone through Soundcloud, and compiled many of our favorites for you today, as we do every Friday. We all need to decompress after a long week, and music is certainly a key to that. Today we share with you some solid future tracks from artists like Kaptain, Luca Lush, Infuze, along with some trap hits from Wildfellaz, Clips x Ahoy and the first single off the Jameston Thieves x YOOK!E EP. As if this wasn’t enough fire, we turn up the heat with freebies from Hasse De Moor, Lupe Fuentes and Rain Man. So whether you like funk, soft bass, hard bass, deep house or some breakbeat action, we’ve got you covered with this week’s party playlist. Don’t forget to download the tracks for free! More importantly, make sure tonight to #danceirresponsibly.

When The Sky Shimmers
Diplo & Sleepy Tom
Dont Walk Away ( 40 Cobras & Sean Will Remix )
Gill Bondy
So Alive
Infuze X Father Dude
Easy Lover
Ellie Goulding
On My Mind (Larcy Cover) (Wildfellaz & Arman Cekin Remix)
Clips X Ahoy
Talk Yo Shit
Jameston Thieves & YOOKiE
Xanax Pancakes
Fuchsia (Original Mix)
Hasse De Moor
Lupe Fuentes
Play At Your Own Risk (Original Mix)
Visceral Connection
Rain Man
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Opus Orange – Anatomic [TMN PREMIERE]

Opus Orange

It’s been a little over two years since we covered fresh new tunes from Santa Monica-based Opus Orange, which leaves us with this question: what the hell were we doing since then? This band has churned out some great music during our lapse, and somehow we missed the boat. Luckily, we found our orange colored glasses and are currently rocking them as we write this post.

“Anatomic” is the title track from this ever-evolving group, which can include one or more of the following at any given point: Lauren Hillman, Bernard Chadwick, James Neil, Piper Denney, Carlen Walth, Katie Hampton, Jo Pusateri, Rachel Chadwick, and Paul Bessenbacher. You can expect a healthy dosage of head-nodding goodness from today’s premiere, provided by the combination of driving percussion and a big, buzzing bassline. Accompanying those are some reverberating synths, frenetic guitar riffs, and delightfully distressed vocals which all come together in an extremely memorable experience.

If you’re one of our ninjas in SoCal, head out to their free EP release show tonight in Pasadena! You can find all the necessary details here.

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Netsky on “Work it Out,” His Upcoming Tour, and Nobu’s Black Cod [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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At this point in the game, we would expect nothing less than a jam-packed, busy-as-hell 2016 from our Resident Artist. Tours, festival appearances, a new album, and some free time in the kitchen will most assuredly max out his calendar for the next 11 months. With that in mind, we fired over a few questions to Netsky to get a better understanding of what exactly is on the way.

TMN: Hey Boris! Thanks for coming onboard for our Residency Program we’re excited to have you. Let’s kick things off by talking about what everyone is anxious for “Work It Out,” which is your second collab with Digital Farm Animals. You guys must have a good rapport. Talk to us about working with him.

Netsky: Hey! Thank you for having me. Nick (Digital Farm Animals) has to be one of my favorite writers/producers to work with. He’s got a unique take on vocal production. We both share a love for using crazy effects and techniques on vocals. I have a couple more songs with him in the pipeline and with every single song his voice sounds completely different. I love that!

TMN: The tune is simply gorgeous. What was the process like for this particular song? Melody first? Lyrics first?

Netsky: Nick wrote the chorus when he was in LA and showed it to me. I absolutely loved it from first listen and started working on the production straight away. The song started off as a 80s rock influenced half tempo track. It took us a while to realize that it sounded good on a drum & bass beat. But after a while it started sounding exactly like we both wanted. I think I’m gonna work on the original version to play live with the band.

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[Indie Dance] Bobby Green – Lights (feat. Whitney Phillips)

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Bobby Green
Lights (feat. Whitney Phillips)

Bobby Green is back with another magical original, this time featuring vocalist Whitney Phillips. Their work together on “Lights” resulted in a bright indie-dance single that has a strong tropical vale held over it. People have quickly fallen in love with this track, as we have. There’s just something pure and liberating about the composition with its bashfully exuberant melodies. “Lights” has potential to be played out hard on the radio, as it is one of those records that both lovers of electronic music and pop enthusiasts can get behind.

Hypem has been friendly to Bobby, as he has had a few charting songs. Don’t be surprised if you see “Lights” climb to the top. Besides it being a solid record, the message behind it is one that everyone can get behind. Bobby describes it as “about the disconnection we all feel, and about the great things that can happen when we open up and show the world who we are.” Robbins Entertainment released this track for purchase, so iTunes has you covered if you want a copy.

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