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HAPPY NEW YEARS!! We are not going to tease you slowly giving you 10 songs a week until we reach 101. It may be overwhelming but we believe in not holding back and giving you everything at once! The only thing we ask in return is that you share this list with all your friends (on Facebook and twitter) and bookmark it (Ctrl + D or Delicious) for later viewing!

In short, this list represents The Music Ninja in its entirety. It contains most of our favorite songs that we blogged in 2009. PLEASE DO NOT THINK ALL THESE SONGS ARE FROM 2009. The list is not a ‘best of 2009’ type deals but merely a way for us to encapsulate our journey of discovering music into one coherent post. Although a great deal of our posts were about the latest and greatest, the list includes many favorites that date couple of years back. Not everyone had the luxury to listen to Indie Music since 2000, we sure didn’t. Our goal is to discover all the great songs from the past and present, one song at a time.

It is in chronological order starting March and ending in December 2009.

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks (Tomato Remix)

”Two Weeks”
First and foremost, the very first song we covered. Tomato’s Two Weeks signifies that we are all about indie music and amazing remixes. – Read Full Post


Radiohead – Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh Remix)
”Everything in its right Place”

One thing is clear, just like Pitchfork and many others, we consider Radiohead to be one of the best bands of all times, up there right next to The Beatles. – Read Full Post


Dntel – Roll On
”Roll On”

Not a very recent song, but Dntel is the kind of artist that should be on everyones iPod. – Read Full Post


“More Than Alive” by Hayden. (Great Song)
”More Than Alive”

Without a doubt, the best soundtrack on a television show goes to LIFE. The producers would actually select a couple of songs first before writing the scene as a way to be inspired and create the atmosphere that each song deserved. Even though we started covering the shows soundtrack late in its life, it is definitely worth checking out. – Read Full Post


Starskee – My Way (Le Defi Remix)
”My Way (Le Defi Remix)”

My Way (Le Defi Remix) is a powerful progressive house beat that stays with you even after you stop listening to it. This mp3 came from our first ever collection of Trance Songs – Read Full Post


MSTRKRFT – VUVUVU
”VUVUVU”

And really it was our introduction to MSTRKRFT that we discovered what we now describe asDirty Electro. We like warm and soft melodies that melt our hearts… but The Music Ninja is always ready to party hard.


“Animals”
”Animals”

One of the most underrated artists we have come across, Sparkadia is an amazing alternative rock quartet from Sydney, Australia. – Read Full Post


“Hey Ya” Obadiah Parker
”Hey Ya”

Thanks to covering soundtracks of TV shows, We found Obadiah Parker amazing cover of Hey Ya by the Outcast. It was originally aired on an episodes of Scrubs – Read Full Post


Gangstagrass – Pistol Packin
’Gangstagrass04
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BLUE GRASS + HIP/HOP = GANSTAGRASS – Read Full Post


“Sleep” – Quebec Antique
”Sleep”

From our Recurring Mellow Music Madness posts comes a kind and intriguing fusion of acoustic with electronica softly whispering in our ears. Quebec Antique made 2009 much more relaxing. – Read Full Post


“Now We Can See” by The Thermals
”Now We Can See”

The Thermals kick so much ass! You can tell that aside from coming together to make music their priority is also to have fun.


“Goodbye I’m Gone”
”goodbye i’m gone”

Ever wonder what happens when you mix a Physicist with a rapper? Well it makes up Another Robot Sunset – Read Full Post


Carry My Weight
”Carry My Weight for You”

We are not kidding when we declared Michael Rossback: Acoustic Rock at its Best. – Read Full Post


Wavin’ flag
”Wavin’ flag”

In his song “Take a Minute”, K’naan reminds us that even in the toughest of times we can’t let the moment take over our dreams and ambitions, we are all in this together and giving is always the best option. – Read Full Post


“I Will” – An Ocean in the Air
”I Will”

From Love Like Fire’s EP An Ocean in the Air, comes a beautiful and innocent song full of melodic bells, acoustic guitar riffs and the always soothing vocals titled “I Will”. – Read Full Post


You are Friend (Ratatat and Justice) – Bearbot (Give it a hypem heart!)
”You are Friend (Ratatat and Justice)”

We were able to sit down with Bearbot for an Interview, plus she provided us with an amazing mashup mixtape. – Read Full Post


A Nightmare – Ghost in the Water
”A Nightmare”

Weightless rain drops of electronic pop sprinkling down from melodic clouds to fill your ear with the proper nourishment you’ve been longing. Ghost in the Water’s calm and soothing sound can either lift you up from many of your worries as you wake up early on a beautiful Monday morning or bring back haunted memories as you reminisce the past. – Read Full Post


Right As Rain – The Abbey Tapes”
”Right As Rain”

Quebec Antique is a project by duo Andy Dollerson and Michael Blake. Their Album “The Abbey Tapes” was released January 2009 and we too consider it to be one of the most underrated albums of this year, heres why.


The Hood Internet – Comfortable Up Here (Lil Wayne Vs Royksopp)
”Comfortable Up Here (Lil Wayne Vs Royksopp)”

It is funny looking back at all the post we have done because we see how more and more we started covering remixes and electronic music. Heres Funky Funk Songs Collection of June 2008 – Read Full Post


The Science of Fear (Herve Dub Mix)
”The Science of Fear (Herve Dub Mix)”

Intense and devastating beats, not only are the Temper Trap one of the best indie rock bands out there, but add a couple of dirty electronic beats and you have yourself a ballin tune. – Read Full Post


Reptilectric – Zoé
’Reptilectric’

Of course we have to mention Zoé, the Spanish band that single handedly made us create a “Spanish” category for the site. – Read Full Post


Walking With A Ghost (Deebs Remix)
’Walking With A Ghost(Deebs Remix)’

Easily one of top 10 best remix of 2009, Deebs gives Tegan and Sara’s Walking with a Ghost an electronic punch in the face. – Read Full Post


Knights of Cydonia (Ocelot Remix)
’Knights of Cydonia (Ocelot Remix).mp3′

THE BEST OF MUSE REMIXES all listed in one post – Read Full Post


Wale – New Soul Feat. Yael Naim
’Wale – New Soul Feat. Yael Naim’

Rap over an existing amazing song, and chances are we will cover it. – Read Full Post


Nu Skiffle Brigade – Go Murder a Fish
’Nu Skiffle Brigade – Go Murder a Fish.mp3′

From our Summer Song Collection comes a song bound to put a smile on your face. Quirky melodies and funny commentary the song forcing you to get off your ass and go outside. – Read Full Post
Micachu & The Shapes – Just In Case
’Just In Case.mp3′

Classified – Quit While Your Ahead
’Quit While Your Ahead’

You are in for a hip/hop ride like never before when you listen to the latest album of one of Canada’s finest and yet most underrated producer/rapper Classified. – Read Full Post


m83 – we own the sky udachi remix remastered
’m83 – we own the sky udachi remix remastered’

A collection of Electronic Music from 2009 – Read Full Post


Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream
’40 day dream’

Another Milestone in Music Ninja History, before Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, the site did not have a Folk category. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros become the most loved indie folk band of 2009. – Read Full Post


Tokyo Police Club – Tessellate
’Tokyo Police Club – Tessellate’

Ever need music with the right BPM/Tempo to keep up with your running shoes? Look no further and take a look at our Running Playlist


Adam And Darcie – I Need To Let Go Of What I Wont Miss
’Adam And Darcie – I Need To Let Go Of What I Wont Miss.mp3′

If you are craving soft and soothing melodies that can wrap your heart and makes your head feel just a little lighter, Adam and Darcie will take care of you. Read Interview Here


The Funeral (Band of Tomatoes Remix)
’The Funeral (Band of Tomatoes Remix)’

As much as the word “epic” is so 2008.. Tomato has forced us to use it to describe the wonderful remix from Band of Heroes – Funeral – Read Full Post


Kinetics and One Love – The New Colossus (TRANFORMERS BEAT)
’Kinetics and One Love – 01 – The New Colossus (TRANFORMERS BEAT).mp3′

Kinetics and One Love should not need introduction, their music speaks for themselves. Intelligent lyrical flow paired with incredible beats. – Read Full Post


Phantom II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine)
’Phantom II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine)’

Yes this song is from early 2008 but it was completely new to us when we discovered it and even if it is old, it is one of the best electronic songs we’ve heard this year. – Read Full Post


Right Here Right Now (Trumpdisco Remix)
’Right Here Right Now’

RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW! RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW! PAPAPAPA NO NOARRAAA – Read Full Post


Friendly Fires vs. M83 – We Own the Paris Sky (Akilles’ Dirty Sexy Smash)
”Friendly Fires vs. M83 – We Own the Paris Sky (Akilles’ Dirty Sexy Smash)”

This track got MUCH love back in back in august. Akilles did it again mashing Friendly Fires and M83 We own the Paris Sky – Read Full Post


Mighty Mike – Massive Fear (Massive Attack Vs. Lily Allen)
’mighty
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Preparing for Massive Attacks new album, we posted about Lilly Alan vs Massive Attack mash up. – Read Full Post


4. Cerrone – Je suis music (Armand Van Helden Rmx)
’Je suis music.mp3′

From the first episode of DSR, this Armand Van Helden Rmx has a catchy and unique electro-violin that is very addicting. – Read Full Post


Biggie Vs Tupac Vs The Xx – Runnin With The Xx (Quix Vs Elliot Blend)
’biggie_tupac_the_xx_quix_vs_elliot_runnin_with_the_xx.mp3′

The Xx took everyone by surprised in 2009, causing a lot of noise in the blogosphere with their minimalistic approach to music. Here is one of the best hip/hop mashups to come out this year. – Read Full Post


TV On The Radio – Staring at the sun In Digital Time
’Staring at the sun In Digital Time.mp3′

In Digital Time’s own take on Tv On The Radio’s Staring at the sun. – Read Full Post


blockquote>Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Chewy Chocolate Cookies remix) <3 amazing
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lazer_pon

Aside from covering artists and songs, we also cover other music blogs on a couple of occasions. This remix is ALMOST as crazy as Major Lazer’s Pon De Floor music video. – Read Full Post


Fanfarlo – Drowning Men
’09
drowning

Very few things can compare to waking up in the morning and putting great uplifting music really loud before you head out for the day. Here are a couple of great morning songs – Read Full Post


Michael Jackson – Thriller (Louis La Roche Remix)
’michaeljacksonthrillerlaroche.mp3′

‘Rock With You (TGIK remix)
’mj.mp3′

If there is one thing that stood out the most in 2009, it was the unfortunate passing of the King of Pop Michael Jackson. Everyone in their own way paid tributes to him including the many talented producers and DJ’s that remixed his music – Read Full Post


Ying Yang Twins Badd Remix
’Ying Yang Twins Badd Remix’

One of The White Panda’s Remixes. FFFUNNNKKYRead Full Post


Phoenix – Lisztomania
’Phoenix – Lisztomania.mp3′

LISZTOMANIA! on Entourage?! What! Amazing. Enough said – Read Full Post


Sean Fournier – What I Must Do
’01 – What I Must Do.mp3′

American-born musician Sean Fournier and his song “Another like you”, a soothing yet heartfelt song with warm mellow melodies – Read Full Post


Cold As Ice (Bastille Remix Shortened Edit).mp3
’Cold As Ice (Bastille Remix Shortened Edit).mp3′

5. Bulletproof (Foamo Remix) – La Roux
’La Roux – Bulletproof (Foamo remix).mp3′

Hard to Escape Bastille’s Beats + Epic Electro Mixtape – Read Full Post


[Download] Chiddy Bang – Kids (Feat. MGMT)
’Chiddy Bang – Kids (Feat. MGMT).mp3′

[Download] Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (Dj Slink and DJ Whatt Remix)
’Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (Dj Slink Remix).mp3′

edIT – Ltlp
’edIT – Ltlp.mp3′

If there was a space elevator with space elevator music on your way to a worm hole all the while different frequencies glitch in, then this is what you’d be listening to.


The Xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)
’Thexx
ShelterThemJeansDrumEdit.mp3′

The less is more approach is almost a timeless rule of thumb that The Xx took to heart. Soft and tender, they made a lot of noise in 2009. Here Is Why


Kings of Convenience – Mrs Cold
’02 Mrs Cold.mp3′

Acoustic music at its best, The Kings of Convenience released Declaration of Dependence in October but that did not stop us from looking back at many of their other songs.
Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind
’kingsofconvenienceboatbehind.mp3′

Metric – Gold Guns Girls (Acoustic)
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Acoustic FTW – Read Full Post


Unstoppable (feat Santo Gold and Lil Wayne)
’11 Unstoppable (feat Santo Gold and Lil Wayne).mp3′

Watch out people, Unstoppable will be our anthem for 2010. We are not going to stop at nothing to bring you the best music you’ve never heard before. – Read Full Post


[Mash Up]Jay-Z vs. The Verve – Bittersweet Dirt Off Your Shoulder.mp3
’Jay
Z vs. The Verve – Bittersweet Dirt Off Your Shoulder.mp3′

Jay Z gone Bittersweet covered in our recurring Random Music Madness posts – Read Full Post


The Subs – Mitsubitchi
’The Subs – Mitsubitchi.mp3′

MOAR DIRTY ELECTRO 🙂 & Other songs from Music Bloggers posted in October – Read Full Post


Lil Wayne -Wasted
’Lil Wayne
Wasted.mp3′

Lil Wayne – Swag Surfin
’Lil Wayne
Swag Surfin.mp3′

Lil Wayne has the best quotes/metaphor in the entire hip/hop game. Whether it is true he improvises everything or writes down this lyrics, Mr Wayne is “2 much for these niggas and 3 much for these ho’s” while hes “he leaves the pussy like microsoft’s Windows Vista”. – Read Full Post


La Roux – Im Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
’La Roux – Im Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix).mp3′

JackBeats – Get Down (VIP Edit)
’JackBeats
GetDownVIPEdit.mp3′

Dj/Producers Jack Beats jacks beats with full electronic power. – Read Full Post


Jonathan Coulton – Sweeet Caroline
’Jonathan Coulton – Sweeet Caroline.mp3′

Live cover of Sweeeeeeeeeeeet Caaaarroollliiiinneee (paaahh pahh pahh) by Jonathan Coulton – Read Full Post


Jaydiohead – No Karma
[“Karma Police” (Radiohead) + “No Hook” (Jay-Z)]
’Jaydiohead – No Karma.mp3′

Jaydiohead – Dirt Off Your Android
[“Dirt Off Your Shoulder” (Jay-Z) + “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead)]
’Jaydiohead – Dirt Off Your Android.mp3′

Jaydiohead is a brilliant project by DJ/Producer Minty Fresh Beats as he creates synergetic mashups of Jay Z over Radiohead instrumentals. – Read Full Post


Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
’Yeasayer Ambling Alp.mp3′

“Ambling Alp” is the first single to Yeasayer‘s long awaited 2nd LP titled ODD BLOOD (due Feb. 8/9th). – Read Full Post


Speech Debelle – Spinnin
’Speech Debelle – Spinnin.mp3′

Wale – 90210 (prod. by Mark Ronson)
’Wale – 90210 _prod. by Mark Ronson_.mp3′

Wale – Mirrors
’03 Mirrors.mp3′

White Panda – Sweetest Fascination
’Sweetest Fascination 2.mp3′

KiD CuDi ft. MGMT, Ratatat – Pursuit of Happiness (Benny Benassi Remix)
’KiD CuDi ft. MGMT _ Ratatat – _Pursuit of Happiness_ _Benny Benassi Remix.mp3′

November 2009 Random Playlist Part. I – Read Full Post


Basement Jaxx – My Turn (feat Lightspeed Champion)
’Basement Jaxx – My Turn (feat Lightspeed Champion)’

I seriously had this song in repeat for about 3 hours every day for a week. Its so right on so many levels. – Read Full Post


Beat! Beat! Beat! – Fireworks
’Fireworks.mp3′

Beat! Beat! Beat! are a four member band from Germany whose preference include playing Super Smash Bros, fast food and completely extravagant house parties to share. – Read Full Post


The Kooks – Kids (MGMT Cover)[High Quality]
’The Kooks – Kids (MGMT Cover)hq.mp3′

Lily Allen – Naive (The Kooks Cover)
’Lily Allen – Naive (The Kooks Cover).mp3′

The Kooks, a British indie pop band, have rejuvinated my liking to MGMT’s Kids with their amazing cover. The Kooks have been known to do many covers of popular songs like Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and Coldplay’s Violet Hill. – Read Full Post


B-Liminal – The Picture
’The Picture.mp3′

iTunes
Florida’s own shore music Representatives: B-liminal – Read Full Post


Wale – W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.
’walewaledance.mp3′

Vampire Weekend – The Kids Dont Stand a Chance (miike snow remix)
’vampire Weekend – the kids dont stand a chance (miike snow remix).mp3′

The Random Electronic Sounds of November 2009 Part 1 – Read Full Post


Anya Marina -Satellite Heart
’Satellite Heart.mp3′

A calm smoky voice softly covering the warm melodies of her acoustic guitar. It feels like Jazz, sounds a bit folky and it is full of enough alternative/pop elements to make your hands and feet move along to its charming rhythm. – Read Full Post


Cold War Kids - Audience of One
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Cold War Kids are back on the map and plan to be releasing a four song EP this January entitled Behave Yourself, including the song Audience of One. – Read Full Post


MP3: The Reeling (BUBBLEGUM SCI FI REMIX)
’The Reeling (BUBBLEGUM SCI FI REMIX).mp3′

The Best of Passion Pit Remixes – Read Full Post


MP3: Beach House – Norway
’Beach House – Norway.mp3′

Beach House is an American duo from Baltimore, Maryland. Their music can be described as dream pop and “Norway” is a perfect example to showcase their style. – Read Full Post


Pheonix – 1901 (Neon Steve Remix)
’Pheonix – 1901 (Neon Steve Remix).mp3′

A couple of the best Phoenix Remixes out there – Read Full Post


I’d Rather Dance with Yo (Redlight Remix)
’I_d Rather Dance With You _Redlight Remix_.mp3′

“I’d Rather Dance with You” is the eighth song from the album Riot on an Empty Street by Kings of Convenience. It was released as a single November 2, 2004 and completely turned around into a dynamic electronic remix by Redlight – Read Full Post


Fireflies
’09 Fireflies.mp3′

No its not Postal Service. Surprised? Us too – Read Full Post


James Yuill – This Sweet Love
’06
This

James Yuill is an English folktronica musician from London. His songs combine the intimate, emotional roots of folk with the cold, stark production style of modern electronica – Read Full Post


Glide & Swerve – And I Smile
’02 And I Smile.mp3′

Sit back, close your eyes let Glide & Swerve take you on its cloud of soft beats around the universe. – Read Full Post


The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1977
’WARP 1977.mp3′

WARNING: HEAVY ELECTRONICS!!!!!!!!!!! – Read Full Post


[Hip/Hop/Jazz] Jurassic 5 – If You Only Knew
’ifyouonlyknew.mp3′

Soooo Fresssshhhh. First time I listened to Jurassic 5 and loved it right away. The classy lyrics, jazzy background and calm tone makes them stand out of the hip/hop genre. – Read Full Post


Lisa Mitchell – Neopolitan Dreams
’lisa_mitchell
neopolitan_dreams.mp3′

Lisa Mitchell is an Australian singer-songwritter who in 2006 finished sixth on Australian Idol. She later moved to the UK where she signed with Little Victories, a subsidiary of Sony/ATV. – Read Full Post


Bobby Long – Being A Mockingbird
’08 Being A Mockingbird.mp3′

Bobby Long, a humble London native singer/songwriter, whose simple and soft folky guitar melodies get overshadowed by his amazing vocal talent. – Read Full Post


Sky Ferreira x Skeet Skeet – Happy Dre
’Sky Ferreira x Skeet Skeet – Happy Dre.mp3′

I have become a fan of Sky Ferreira, an upcoming American pop singer that has already signed a record deal with grandaddy EMI records – Read Full Post


The Shape Of The Earth – Epilogue
’Epilogue.mp3′

It is refreshing to see guys like The Shape Of The Earth coming with sincere and intimate music that doesn’t come across pretentious. – Read Full Post


Yeah Yeah Yeah – Maps
’maps
acoustic

Acoustic fans you must click here! A collection of great acoustic covers throughout the recent months. – Read Full Post


Pogo – Alice
’pogo
alice.mp3′

Song Created Entirely From Alice In Wonderland – Read Full Post


Lil Wayne -Drop The World (Feat. Eminem)
’Lil_Wayne
Drop_The_World__Feat_Eminem_.mp3′

Both rappers get real, no auto tune, no bullshit. Most impressive is Eminem getting back to his roots spitting forceful and powerful rhymes. Drop The World is a dark track containing slow minimalist beats and the cloudy symphonic choruses really don’t help lighten things up. – Read Full Post


Malajube – Luna
’luna.mp3′

Representing Canada: Malajube – Read Full Post


Kaleidoscope (High Contrast Remix)
’Kaleidoscope (High Contrast Remix).mp3′

House Dj numero uno in the world, Tiesto invited over vocalist Jonsi from Sigur Rós to collaborate on a track for his album Kaleidoscope released back in October.. and the well known Welsh drum and bass DJ High Contrast literally gave the song an extra kick or two. – Read Full Post


Broken Bells – The High Road
’TheHighRoad.mp3′

The talented producer Danger Mouse, responsible for half of Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz’s “Demon Days” and Beck’s “Modern Guilt” recently teamed up with Shins frontman James Mercer to create a rich fusion between the electronica and soft rock. – Read Full Post


United State of Pop 2009 – Blame It on the-Pop
’United
State

DJ Earworm came out yet again creating a song mashing the top 25 most popular “pop” songs of this year. – Read Full Post


While 2009 was a year of experimentation for us, we promise you that 2010 will be the year that we take the site to the next level. We are as serious about discovering new music as we are about sharing our findings. The Music Ninja will only become sneakier, faster and more ruthless than ever on giving you the best music ever created.

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