Thursday, May 19, 2011

An Hour of 2011 favorites and Austra tickets, tonight

Hey, I'm not going to be able to fit them all into one hour, so I thought I'd list for you some of my personal picks for newly released tracks this year so far:

They're in order of when they popped into my mind:

- Shigeto - Look at all the Smiling Faces
- Mr. Scruff - Wobble Control
- James Blake - Limit to your love
- Bibio - Mind Bookeh
- Amon Tobin - Lost and Found, Jorneyman... and absolutely everything he's ever released. ever. <3<3
- Eskmo's remix of Glitch Mob's "Fistfull of Silence"
- Slugabed's remix of Eskmo's "Moving Glowstream"
- UNKLE - Money and Run
- Austra- Beat and the Pulse
- Slugabed - My sense of smell comes and goes
- Pariah - Detroit Falls
- Sub Swara - Schemes, In Ether
- Seefeel... that album was good.
- Take's remix album, particularly Elliot Lipp's version of "Paper Garden"
- Big Pauper - Bread and Puppet
- Prefuse 73 - Valentine's Day Failure, the only track I like on that album.
- Gold Panda - EVERYTHING on his "Companion" release, but particularly "Fifth Ave"
- Daedelus - Slowercase D
- We are Enfant Terrible - Sick Crooner
- Emika - Count Backwards, or Drop The Other (Daedelus Fragments into a thousand little pieces remix)
- Stateless - Ariel
- DELS - Capsize
- Raw Milk - Itchy Nose, This Paranoid Inferno
- Dorian Concept - Her Tears Taste Like Pears
- Lorn: many tracks on their album... "Silence", "None and Island" and "Glass and Silver" stand out.
- Grasscut - The Door in the Wall (Bibio Remix)
- Antonionian - Vanquished
- Starfucker - Julius

So, tune in tonight at 7 to hear who makes second cut for airtime, tonight and also to win TICKETS to the AUSTRA show next Wednesday.


7PM: Radio Ninja greatest hits of 2011 (so far) (
10PM: DJ set at the Joshua Tree. MUSIC, CHOONS, BEATS, 1's, 2's, youze.

Next week, the schedule changes at WMBR on account of all the schoolies getting their finals on and moving on to their fun summer jobs and internships. To celebrate, I'll be spinning my favorite new releases of the semester.

A bit later, I'll be out at Davis Square spinning \m/BROJAMS\m/ for the Tufts crowd, the Davis scene and that kickball team that keeps coming in from the rain.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Radio Ninja is goin' OTA* in 1/2 hour!

*that's "on the air" in radiospeak. Check out the Bibio cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Old Friends", as well as other fuzzy downtempo greats like Boards of Canada and Blockhead... of Ninja Tune. I do love ninja superfriends.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Two UNREAL shows on the archives, right now.

Check out's archives for two of my favorite shows to date:

1. The New Year's Eve episode came in two parts.
Side a: Greatest hits of Radio Ninja in years past (since about 2003).
Side b: Greatest hits of Radio Ninja releases from 2010... complete with TONS of commentary on the Track Blaster website.
Listen in here.
Check out the playlist and copious notes here.
...but HURRY! That archives link is only active for one more week.

2. The "Wintery Mix" episode, inspired by tonight's weather. Its cold, dark and introverted. There are many artists on here that I haven't played on Radio Ninja for a loooong time. This one took some crate digging.
Listen in here.
Check out the playlist here.

Beautiful sights and sounds that wouldn't make sense on the radio:

Icarus and the Tree Herder, ladies and gents. I dug this up for your viewing pleasure to help keep you busy while you wait for tonight's broadcast of Radio Ninja!!

I woke up to the gorgeous sounds of Lamb's "Between Darkness and Wonder", today and it really struck a chord with me. I think starting with the post-Chopin track "Angelica" would be appropriate.

Tune in tonight at 8PM online at or at 88.1MHz in the Boston area. Start your weekend off with some chill beatz.

Much love,


the wmbr blog