Friday, April 30, 2010

Radio Ninja is a go:

Listen in tonight from MIDNIGHT to ONE at wmbr.org or on the airwaves at 88.1 in Cambridge, MA. Electro-tweakers unite- I got a special guest and a really glitchy space out set coming your way.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

TODAY ONLY - Andreya Triana's new hit single is FREE on Amazon.

Go there now

A newly signed artist to the Ninja Tune label, Andreya Triana's voice moves you like a jazz singer in a packed house. The beats behind her are none other than Bonobo, long time favorite at Radio Ninja headquarters.

This song is HOT and gaining popularity fast. Andreya Triana's release came out April 6, 2010 but you've been hearing it on Radio Ninja for about a month now. Hmmm...

Better download that track before the clock strikes 12!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Complimentary album on the Mush Label Website!

Music nerds (such as myself) are often found trolling a label's website. Today I found a treat waiting for me at mushrecords.com

Here's Mush's description of the release by Antimc, aptly titled "It's Free, But It's Not Cheap"

It's Free, But It's Not Cheap, the solo debut from Los Angeles producer Antimc, is a nine-song collection of sprawling post-rock, dancefloor filling hip-hop, and inspired electronics. The album features three MCs (Busdriver, Cadence Weapon, and Saafir), three vocalists (Anthony Anzalone of the Mean Reds, Andrew Broder of Fog, and Mark Mitchell of Clue to Kalo), and shows a vast range of production styles. Antimc is the rare producer that is just as accomplished at writing melodies, playing his own live instrumentation, and structuring a song, as he is at programming a drum machine and editing on a computer. This versatility shows as he is able to span hip-hop to hardcore to electro to post-rock and capture standout performances from each collaborator, while always focusing on creating an expertly crafted song.

My input:
This album has some winners and some losers. I like the electro tracks quite a bit and theres one that features Busdriver, one of the Mush MCs. I'll be playing a selection or two off this album on my next show, fer sher.

The catch:
I can't download it for you. You have to put your email address in on the Mush site.
Clickey here: I love Mush Records

Friday, April 9, 2010

Playlist: 04.10.10 Midnight to 1AM

I chose Dabrye's Additional Productions Vol. 1 album to talk over, since I love these bad ass beats on the Ghostly label but most of the instrumental hip hop tracks don't really go anywhere. There's no beginning and no end... just 7 minutes straight of unchanging bad ass beats.

Also, I'd like to apologize and disclaim that all of these tracks were found in the stacks at MIT's station. Would you believe that the music director responsible for all the urban/electro crossover stuff has been asleep at the wheel for about five years? Most of these releases came out back when I was a DJ in Vermont... FIVE YEARS AGO (or more). I'm probably going to take on some kind of Radio Ninja - subsubgenre music director role. Get some new releases up in heyah!

1. Dabrye / Keep Life Right (Instrumental) / Additional Productions Vol. 1/ Ghostly International
2. Lyrics Born / Do that there Remix (Young einstein Hoo-Hoo mix) / Same S$%#, Different Day / Quannum Projects
3. Buck 65 / 1957 / Situation / Strange Famous Records / 2007... this was filed in the "new" section, so I called it new on the air. ::hand to forehead::
4. Roots Manuva / Collossal Insight / Awfully Deep / Big Dada
5. Dabrye / Hyped-up plus tax (2002 live version) / Additional Productions Vol. 1. / Ghostly
6. Blockhead / The art of Walking / Downtown Science / Ninja Tune
7. Aesop Rock / Catacomb Kids / None Shall Pass / Def Jux
After playing one Aesop track, I really just want to have the rest of the show for playing tracks by this guy, but worry about show variety... maybe I'll play "Junkyard" next week, but I kept trying to find just the right time to play it. Its on a basketball video game soundtrack.
8. Dabrye / Monstertruck / Additional Productions Vol. 1 / Ghostly
9. Kid Beyond / Wandering Star / Amplivate / ??... I'll look into that label.
10. Lotek Hi-Fi / Under My Bed / Lotek Hi-Fi / Big Dada
11. Danger Doom / A.T.H.F. / the Mouse and the Mask / Epitaph
12. Souls of Mischeif / Spark (RJD2's water damage mix) / EP (from the Urban Renewal compilation) / Chocolate Industries
13. cLOUDEAD / Keen Teen Skip / Ten / Mush
14. Cut Chemist / the Garden / the Audience is Listening / Warner Bros.
15. Blue States / Diamente / Nothing Changes under the Sun / Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
16. Nicodemus / Cleopatra in New York / Endangered Species / ESL

Tune in next time to hear more from my Aesop Rock fixation.

Radio Ninja, TONIGHT!

Tune in at MIDNIGHT, tonight to hear an hour of some awesome hip hop tracks I just pulled from the aisles and aisles of luxurious music selections. Go to 88.1 FM if you're local and wmbr.org if you're not.

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