[Tech-House] Ross Kiser & Black/Tuesday – Ancona EP [TMN Premiere]

As we roll into Fourth of July weekend here stateside, it’s only fitting that we share some tasteful, party-appropriate, speaker jack with our readers. As is our civic duty, we’ve unearthed yet another superb set of tracks for your afterhours club focused listening to land upon. Denver based producers Ross Kiser, formerly of Need & Necessity acclaim, and rising duo/label/fashion collective Black/Tuesday have called upon their collaborative force on  the Ancona EP, which finds a home on the Lee K helmed Circulate Records.

Featuring a pair of tunes, “Ancona” and “Developing Story”, Ancona‘s aural combination of Kiser & Black Tuesday work symbiotically to pull their sounds into newer territory than we’ve seen on past releases. The EP’s title track rides on layered techno and acid house synths while wonderfully fragmented vocal samples and lurching bass swells flit around its edges to bring together a beautifully cohesive production. On its B-side, “Developing Story” finds its anchor in the form of a jackin’ set of shuffled hi-hats, encased around a thumping kick-clap, and a hypnotically simple synth progression. Kiser’s proper, soulful house roots and Black/Tuesday’s tastefully tinny, metallurgic minimalism coalesce effortlessly, and as we’ve heard rumblings of more collaborations between these three, you can expect the Ninja gang to be all over it. For our DJ contingency, you can cop both of these tunes on Beatport, but until then, stream the Ancona EP below.

’Ross Kiser & Black/Tuesday – Ancona’
’Ross Kiser & Black/Tuesday – Developing Story’
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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode #82: 4:44, Big Fish Theory, Washed Out + Crooked Colours

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 #82: 4:44, Big Fish Theory, Washed Out, Crooked Colours + more

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There was a ton of brand new music to share on this week’s episode from Jay-Z’s excellent ‘4:44′ to Vince Staples’ genre-defying ‘Big Fish Theory’ to Crooked Colours breezy indie electronic on ‘Vera’. Mixed in with highlights from those albums, are standouts from Washed Out, NoMbe, Mura Masa x Damon Albarn, Session Victim, Amelia Airhorn & more.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 252)

Last weekend was just too crazy with Electric Forest and EDC going on. This weekend, round two of Electric Forest is here and we’ll be out in the wild if any of you readers will be there too! Whether you’re traveling to EF, anywhere else or just chilling in your own town, we’ve got music to take your weekend to the next level. There has been so many great tracks released and many of them were free downloads. We’ve collected our favorites and shared them below. Tunes from MYLK, VenessaMichaels, LEViT∆TE, Rad Cat, Luca Lush and more can be found. We end things with some harder tracks, including a metal-infused Sullivan King remix of one of the most iconic bass tracks of all time. Listen through them all and have a great weekend! Festival goers… stay hydrated!

’MYLK – Summer Day ft. Tom Sloan’
’Get Busy (VenessaMichaels Remix)’
’LEViT∆TE – Black Mass (feat. Fuse 808 Mafia)’
’blackbear & lil aaron – escalade (rad cat remix)’
’American Boy (VALENTINE & Sophie Meiers Cover) feat. Rob Araujo’
’Beyoncé – Party Ft. Andre 3k (Mozado Remix)’
’Alexander Lewis & Brasstracks – All of the Lights’
’Ginuwine – Jump On It (Nova Black Remix)’
’MIDNIGHT CITY (Luca Lush Remix)’
’Jameston Thieves x TWO OWLS – Last Laugh’
’Planet Purge (Felmax & Tigers Remix)’
’Yellow Claw – Hold On To Me Ft. GTA (Kompany Bootleg)’
’Bass Cannon (Sullivan King Remix)’
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Tansu – These Things [TMN DEBUT PREMIERE]

These Things (SINGLE)

It’s Friday, which means you probably need a healthy groove to help escort you into a (hopefully) lengthy holiday weekend. My suggestion? How about some big, driving kick drums, pronounced claps, and some eye-opening vocals from a stellar new act?

If you’re nodding your head in approval, which, I fully expect you are, it’s probably time you press play and get a proper introduction to Tansu. With a bigger-than-life vocal presence, this brand new indie pop act could easily shake up the the scene.

Another shiny, shimmering product of the illustrious Berklee College of Music, Turkish-born, London-raised Tansu is everything we love about pop, without what makes us cringe. Hand-crafted lyrics, carefully poured over with production from LITTLE PLANET MUSIC aka Dave Rublin (American Authors) are true, heartfelt, and easy to get into to. At times, it has calls on associations of monster acts, mainly X Ambassadors and Lorde, yet it comes without the army of a major label, which is damn impressive.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more from Tansu. We have a feeling that you’ll be hearing more and more about her very soon.

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Meadowlark – Family Tree (ROOMS Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Family Tree (ROOMS Remix)

Alright. I’m looking for my heady ninjas right now. If your idea of a solid weekend night is skipping the crowds, sippin’ on some high-end hooch, maybe partaking in a delightful strain of Sativa, and relaxing the night away at home, I have just the track for you.

Ditch the downtown crowds and get lost in the latest offering from Miami Based Record Label/Fashion House Bribery Corporation. This slice of their Sophomore compilation boasts work from one of our favorite up-and-coming artists, LA-based ROOMS.

In this new rendition of the gorgeous, piano-driven, vocal gem “Family Tree,” ROOMS has spun up a encapsulating soundscape while still expertly connecting us to what we loved from Meadowlark’s original piece. The vocals are still as haunting as ever, coupled with instrumental aspects from before, they’re just chopped up, twisted around, and laid out with an engaging tempo that should have you hooked throughout.

If you’re feeling this tune, we highly recommend heading over and downloading the full compilation via BitTorrent.

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[News] The Mile High City’s Nightlife Scene is Getting an Upgrade

I’ve had the ultimate pleasure of witnessing the evolution of Denver’s nightlife scene over the past 17 years. From the 16+ nights at the old Trax location, to the continual growth of dance music pillars like The Church, Beta, and Vinyl, to all of the “not-to-be-named” underground shows, I’ve truly seen it all.

Over the past few years, as the Mile High City has exploded with implants from all across the country and world, I’ve been anticipating the arrival of a new player in the game. And, according to my sources, that day has come. While the details are murky, at best, all accounts are pointing to a well-established nightlife group out of the Bay Area moving into a long-term lease somewhere in downtown Denver. The club promises to bring a level of production on par with other top-notch dance destinations, complete with world class talent, in an effort to redefine the growing landscape of places to get your groove on.

Stay tuned for more details. This is something you won’t want to miss out on.

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[Electronic] RYNO – Glory


RYNO is back with an original just in time for the 4th of July. Their single “Glory” is an indie-centric electronic record that was released independently. After coming off a remix/cover, RYNO is bringing back original content to heat up the Summer.

“Glory” has a whole lot going on in it from a stylistic standpoint. An eclectic array of styles are all mashed together to create the one product we hear today. It’s similar to that of the melting pot of the United States; RYNO takes that idea to heart with this track and it shines. RYNO’s experience as a band leader really shows in “Glory” as it has an organic edge to it and a strong vocal, something RYNO is no stranger to. Stream it today and have a great 4th!

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