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[Electronic] Conrad Clifton – Kylo

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Conrad Clifton is back with his new original “Kylo” on Infinity Pool Recordings. He’s coming off his tech-inspired house original with this darker, trap creation. Just as he’s done many times in the past, this original is slightly off kilter, a sound that isn’t what everyone else is pushing.

“Kylo” was created in honor of Kylo Ren of Star Wars and once that fact becomes known you understand why the song has a shadowed, mystifying quality to it. It’s the modern march for his First Order. Conrad continues to impress us with quality records that aren’t the norm which have established him as a need-to-know producer in most circles. “Kylo” is currently available on digital formats if you’re looking to add it to your digital library.

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[Tech House] Conrad Clifton – Kneel Da Grass / Tight Son

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Kneel Da Grass / Tight Son

Anything from Conrad Clifton needs to be listened to. Anything called “Kneel Da Grass / Tight Son” needs your attention as well. Today we’ve got a song for you that checks both boxes. Conrad’s new techy single has came to the public through Infinity Pool Recordings last month, but we couldn’t pass up sharing it with you here.

“Kneel Da Grass / Tight Son” is structured to be two songs in one. Conrad doesn’t take it easy and stretches his songwriting abilities to really deliver something special with this single. He takes from numerous genres and artfully slams them together into a song that is as engaging as it is dynamic. Have a listen for yourself and if you like what you’re hearing, then go on ahead to Bandcamp to get yourself a copy.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 96: Saturation & Soul

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

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Episode #96: Saturation & Soul

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This week’s episode kicked off with a chilled out soul / jazz vibe that carried through out, across genres. Although there were notable Friday releases from some veterans, Brockhampton‘s Saturation III was easily the project I was the most excited for. Their third album of the year delivered possibly their most ambitious and interesting yet. I matched its title by playing 4 tracks from Saturation III. The second half of the show delved into some jazzy, off-kilter house from Frits Wentink, Ben Hauke, Kerem Akdag, O’Flynn and more. I had to close out the show with a behemoth new Nicolas Jaar track from the deluxe edition of Sirens. – ash.

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[Hip-Hop] Conrad Clifton – Nitemare (feat. Knesecary)

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Nitemare (feat. Knesecary)

Brooklyn producer Conrad Clifton first caught our attention with a dynamic remix that found a beautiful balance between elements of dreamy pop and hard-hitting trap. Often times, SoundCloud discoveries of that nature can lead to a dead end–many producers prove to be one-trick ponies, others seem to have struck lightning their one and only time. The most delightful cases, though, occur when a producer surprises you with both quality and sonic diversity. Such has been the case thus far with Clifton’s subsequent glimpses into his upcoming debut album, Beautiful Tragedy.

On his latest single, Clifton showcases yet another facet of his production talents with the help of Texas emcee Knesecary. “Nitemare” grows out of an eerie loop that leaves just the right amount of room for the vocals to glide between the cracks. As Knesecary’s rhymes get more complex so does the production making for an enveloping, mischievous build. Conrad was kind enough to give us some insight into how the song came together:

Most of my songs come from searching through random virtual instruments, and when I came across this echoing plucked string sound effect, it immediately felt like something you’d hear in a scary movie. For “Nitemare”, I literally built the whole track around it…I’ve known Knes for years, ever since I lived in Texas around 2000 – and we did a lot of songs together back then, but I’m really glad I was able to highlight his talent here. He translated what the music was saying with the perfection of a seasoned vet, and the craft of a true lover of Hip-Hop.

If you’re digging this tune, make sure to pre-order Beautiful Tragedy, which drops on April 28th. The release will also be the first on his label, Infinity Pool Recordings, which in his own words will focus on “forward-thinking Electronic music, and Hip-Hop.”

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 76: Gorillaz, GoldLink & K-Dot

C7J78ZWVsAALqsYMusic Ninja Radio is a podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  every Friday from 4-6PM PST. 

Music Ninja Radio #76: Gorillaz, GoldLink & K-Dot

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Last week was a massive one for new music with both Gorillaz and Kendrick Lamar announcing upcoming albums. Episode #76 includes singles from both alongside a diverse mix of genres spanning electro-soul, indie pop, far out hip-hop and forward-thinking house. Other personal favorites from this episode include a dreamy remix from Conrad Clifton, summer-ready cuts from GoldLink‘s new album, Nite Jewel‘s effortless latest single & Djemba Djemba‘s future house take on Jnthn Stein.

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