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Treasure Island 2016: 12 Must See Acts — SF 10/15-16 [Festival Preview]

culrt-fumaam8ayIf you’ve been following The Music Ninja over the last few years, you already know that Treasure Island Music Festival reigns atop our list of best music events in the Bay Area. Rounding out peak festival season, TIMF consistently avoids the repetitive lineups that plague competitors while offering an ideal environment for attendees worn out from over-crowded events. 2016 is an important year for the festival marking both its 10th anniversary and final year taking place on Treasure Island itself as a result of upcoming real estate development. Thankfully it will not be the end altogether for the SF staple, which will be relocating to a TBD destination come 2017 (the SF Chronicle even has a poll where you can vote on where it should be).

With those milestones in mind, Noise Pop have stepped up their already fantastic curation bringing what may be our favorite lineup to date. Our best advice would be to catch as many artists as the schedule permits, be prepared for the rain and stop by the Silent Disco. Although we know and love pretty much every artist on this weekend’s bill, we’ve curated our top picks for each day below. Hope to see some of you Ninjas on the island! Continue reading

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[Groove] Sofi Tukker – Drinkee (The Knocks Remix)

Drinkee (The Knocks Remix)

The Knocks have easily been one of the most prolific acts in dance music over the last couple years–putting out an amazing EP in So Classic, touring constantly and keeping fans engaged with a steady stream of infectious remixes. As 2016 approaches, they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Their debut album is on the way while their record label, HeavyRoc Music, has been chugging out jams perfectly in line with The Knocks’ diverse sound.

New York-based duo Sofi Tukker are their latest signees releasing the first single from their upcoming debut EP, “Drinkee,” a couple weeks ago. With organic backing percussion, a deep guitar/bass-driven groove and catchy vocals, it’s an endlessly addicting tune and, unsurprisingly, the perfect canvas for a remix from The Knocks. Rather than change the vibe of the song, The Knocks choose to accentuate and extend the original’s danciest grooves with fantastic results. Get lost in this one above.

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