Dillon Francis Sunday

Posted by TravisNN

What's up Ninjas,

So this Sunday 1/29 we'll be having Dillon Francis come out to Drai's Hollywood along with Drunkmaster Flex! If you remember our post from a few weeks ago, Dillon had just released his music video for I.D.G.A.F.O.S:  

His music has its electro roots, but he has become known for his moombahton style. You can be sure it's going to be a party in that room this Sunday.

 

Message us on twitter if you want to come out.

Peace,

-TravisNN

Beatport Play

Posted by TravisNN

What's up Ninjas,

Most of you have probably already received an email explaining the new Beatport Play feature. Basically they are offering an opportunity for all the producers out there in the world to apply their skills to well known artist remixes. 

It's an amazingly smart idea for them to offer this service, both for the artist's whose tracks will be remixed, and for the producers. It's hard to remix a track without first buying it to listen to the full high quality version which means sales for the offered remixes will likely go through the roof. Not to mention the added exposure of all these producers remixing their tracks and showing all their friends. That's free publiciity for them! 

 

And for the producers out there, what an amazing chance to have your skills noticed! You can be pretty sure that when Steve Aoki asks for Ladi Dadi to be remixed,

 

that he will take the time to listen to the submissions. Straight to the owner's ears, and all it takes is a little ambition!

 

Pretty sure there are at least a few Ninjas out there who will be amazing at this!

Peace,

-TravisNN

Bubblegum Bass

Posted by TravisNN

What's up Neishon.

It took me a while to get to writing, but here's to a long tradition of keeping you updated on what happens across the pond - be it musically, culturally or culinary, London has a lot to offer to ninja's in all walks of life.

Quick introduction: ninja since birth, Neishon since 2009, b-boy forever. I was asked to compare scenes and show you ninja-worthy stuff here... Here's the first post, hope you enjoy it!

Dubstep... Where do I start? A far cry from the druggy warehouse parties the whole scene once started with in the dodgier parts of London, it's become a billion dollar rave industry for a (mostly) American audience that not too long ago wrote off most electronic sounds as Eurotrash.

The pop takeover of distorted basslines has definitely had its ups and downs over the past years. Purists go as far as to declare the genre dead after Britney Spears hired a dubstep producer to work on her album, but ecstatic crowds all over the world continue to prove the relevance of the wobble.

Fresh as total sonic warfare still is in America, the British underground has long forgotten about the brutal drops and stabs and is striving for new and exciting soundscapes. Rustie is a perfect example of this new breed of experimental electro producers, but unlike his more introspective and deeper contemporaries, he goes all out with high-pitched vocal samples, soaring cartoon synths and generous scoops of bubblegum bass. Some might say he's walking the fine line between pop sensibility and experimental bravery - it's a far cry from Skrillex, but just as likely to make you jump around. Oh yeah, and you can hum along to it.

Next week, I'll be seeing what Joy Orbison and Michael Mayer get up to in East London... Peace ninja's!

Sova

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