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[Festival Preview + Playlist] 25 Songs to Prepare for Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! Music Festival has become an absolute staple of the Pacific Northwest since its inception in 2002. After selling out in 2013, Sasquatch’s founder, Adam Zacks, tried expanding to the two weekend format last year. The second weekend ended up being canceled, though, with the unfortunate consequence of the festival, which had been 4 days previously, being shrunk down to three days. Luckily, Sasquatch! is back in full 4-day form this Memorial Day Weekend and we couldn’t be more excited for what we already know will be the best weekend of the year.

With the rise in popularity of music festivals, differentiation in the space has become increasingly difficult but the Squatch possesses an unrivaled vibe. The endless beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, a spectacle all its own, truly captivates just as much as the music that plays in front of it. With that flawless, picturesque backdrop, everything else just falls into place melting away the normal stresses of music festivals. The campsites are bubbling with inspired energy and the remoteness of Eastern Washington makes for a laid back community of genuine music fans. Even with occasional rain, the weather’s far more favorable than the scorching heat of many summer events.

Atmosphere aside, Sasquatch! has always done a great job of curating a diverse lineup spanning indie rock, hip-hop, EDM and more. On this year’s lineup, you’ll notice many of the typical acts making the festival rounds, but there’s also a plethora of local talent from the Pacific Northwest offering a unique opportunity to catch some exciting up ‘n comers. We’ve rounded up 25 songs, ordered by set times, to help all you ninjas prepare and it’s a playlist as eclectic as the lineup. If you’re looking to make a spontaneous decision this weekend, Sasquatch! will be the best you’ve ever made–you can still grab tickets here.

’Jungle – The Heat’
’Bishop Nehru – You Stressin’ (Produced by. Disclosure)’
’GoldLink & Falcons – Vroom’
’Of Monsters & Men – Yellow Light’
’Little Dragon – Pretty Girls’
’Flume – Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran’
’The War on Drugs – Red Eyes’
’Sylvan Esso – HSKT’
’Glass Animals – Black Mambo’
’Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)’
’Spoon – Rent I Pay’
’Shakey Graves – The Perfect Parts’
’Milky Chance – Stunner’
’Temples – Shelter Song’
’The Knocks – Dancing With Myself’
’Jose Gonzalez – This Is How We Walk On the Moon’
’James Blake – Life Round Here’
’SBTRKT – Temporary View (feat. Sampha)’
’Hanni El Khatib – “Moonlight”‘
’Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best’
’Ab Soul – Mixed Emotions’
’Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams’
’MØ – Red In The Grey’
’Kendrick Lamar
These Walls (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat)’
’Hot Chip – Huarache Lights’
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[Festival Review + Playlist] Photos & Songs from Treasure Island 2014, SF 10/18-19

_MG_1990As regular festival attendees, the Ninja staff has definitely learned to appreciate a well-organized event and last weekend’s Treasure Island Music Festival proved once again to be one of the best in the business. With no overlapping sets and plenty of room to dance, TIMF, even in its most well-attended year to date, felt like a paradise for festivalgoers who, with the current popularity of live music, have become accustomed to the more stressful aspects of music festivals. Treasure Island’s 2014 lineup featured masterful curation of diverse genres encouraging attendees to check out acts they might not have otherwise.

Check out a playlist of memorable songs to go along with some amazing photos of MØ, Chet Faker Outkast, Alt-J and more from Treasure Island Music Festival below. If you were in attendance last weekend, we hope this brings you back!

Day 1

Why we loved it: Electro-pop vocalist MØ has been on our radar for quite some time now. As a performer, she has an undeniable energy with a voice that translates incredibly well live. Due to an eye infection, she was rocking an eye patch during her set, which actually ended up making her look even cooler on stage. TIMF2014_4 TIMF2014_5TIMF2014_6

Don’t Wanna Dance’
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