Friday, December 6, 2013

Are you listening to Radio Ninja? YOU SHOULD BE.

Now 'till midnight. online.
88.1FM in greater Boston.

Beautiful beats, tonight...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New show on Glitch.FM, starring DJ Metamoss (and friends)!

This new show is veerrrrry worthy of the savvy Ninja ear.
Go, young ninjas, with my blessing to Glitch.FM

Friday, November 29, 2013


Awright, I'm doing some last minute fill-in DJing tonight starting NOW and going until 10PM, when I'll be presenting the BLACK FRIDAY episode of RADIO NINJA.

While you're still out there trampling people at THE MAUL, I'll be at WMBR 88.1FM, gorging myself on 10 year old compilations from the Verve and Ninja Tune recording labels.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Yeeeeeeep, its that time of year. Better pony up now; we all know that you'll be too drunk to do this at 10PM on a Friday night...

Donate now!

The sticker is a fashionable shade of "chartreuse" this year and anyone who donates gets one. You know it goes well with your handlebar tape so what are you waiting for?

We also have women-specific tee shirt and sweat pants cuts so none of the ladies have to feel frumpy in men's wear. Yaaaay!

Friday, November 1, 2013

How do you say "happy halloween" and "RIP, Lou Reed" in one song?

I think I got this one…

Hey, this is the SECOND HALLOWEEN WEEKEND of 2013! I sure haven't had enough of the spookin' because I'm a spooky lady! I'll be dropping lots of creepy weird shit the whole show so don't miss it!



Friday, October 25, 2013

Current Favorite Album in the "new" Stax: GLOW by Jackson and his Computerband

...formerly Jackson and his "Computer Band" (with a space).
(I'm painfully aware that I'm a hipster just for knowing that.)


OK OK OK OK, you know how I always describe my genre choices as "car commercial music"?
Well, this next one is on the soundtrack to the latest Grand Theft Auto game, so those of you who are into the video game thing can simulate a smash and grab mission with an ice cream truck to this:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Radio Ninja MOVING PARTY coming up at 10PM to MIDNIGHT every FRIDAY, now.

L-Train, here.

Well, those kiddos at MIT went and shuffled the schedule up again for us to suit everyone's needs and desires. Let me tell you- I kinda hope this shift to party o'clock doesn't really affect my genre choices... then again, I kinda can't wait to see where it goes.

I've decided to do a stoner track at 11PM tonight (and possibly henceforth) because if you're not done pre-gaming by then, you should probably take a bong hit.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Radio Ninja is a-"GO"!

So far, I've played some "Claire", "Fuck Buttons" and this "Mitzi" track:

Don't miss anything else!
I've got the new Pet Shop Boys in my hand and I'm not afraid to use it!

<3/ L-Train

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

So many cool tracks happening in commercials, lately...

My favorite has to be Tobacco's appearance in a Motorola ad.
"Lick the Witch" in one of them:

and "Sweatmother" in another one:

This one's in a Kia ad...

Kia again, with a cool dance remix from David Bowie...



Monday, August 12, 2013

All eff'd up!

Join for some FCC friendly family fun on WMBR in Cambridge - LEFT MOST ON YOUR FM DIAL1

88.1FM in greater Boston., online.



Monday, August 5, 2013


Hey Ninjas!

Machinedrum, one of the newest kids on the Ninja Tune block has released a new single, "Eyesdontlie"; check it out!

Be sure to tune in live tonight from 6-8PM on for Radio Ninja and hit me up on the archive page if you miss out.



Monday, July 29, 2013

This mix is TOO DARN HOT!

Tune in for MOAR NINJA BEATS with HER HOTNESS, L-TRAIN now until 8PM at or 88.1 MEGA-HURTZ on your FM dial in greater Boston.

Monday, July 15, 2013

On Air 'till 8!

We've already been 'dropped from the sky' by Amon Tobin, discovered Pretty Lights' "Yellow Bird" and moved on to techie dance-y stuff like Pigeon, CSS and !!! (Chk Chk Chk)


Tune in at now until 8PM if you don't want to miss any more
(That's 88.1FM in greater Boston on ye olde radioe.)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Radio Ninja, on air until 8PM tonight.

Tune in! I just discovered this great synth pop album from "Club 8". Check this track out!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pulse tonight has been cancelled; apologies to all for the late notice.

Hear ye,

Apologies to all that were psyched to head out to the First Printer Restaurant in Harvard, tonight... the turnout was incredibly low during the day so they ended out shutting the door on Pulse. Phooey.

I'm sure I'll be on the bill again soon so follow Pulse on Faceborg to continue getting updates or SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG if you know what's good for you!

::shakes a fist::

See you around, ninjas.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Local Beatsmith, [consinezero] Guest DJ Tonight on Radio Ninja

HEY N!NJA N3rdz,

Tune in NOW until 8PM to hear [cosinezero]'s set on Radio Ninja!

You may recognize "Cosine" from such successful Boston swing dance nights as "Jive" (electroswing) and such weekly Tuesday sip/chat/head-nodding cocktail nights as "Pulse".

Tomorrow's Pulse is SPECIAL to me in particular since I'll be spinning. Y'all should come out and say "Hi".

Who? [cosinezero], Valis Iscariot, AND L-TRAIN (WOO-HOO!)
What? Pulse, weekly cocktail evening. Think mixology. and oysters.
When? Every Tuesday but come tomorrow if you want to hear L-Train's set.
Where? the First Printer Restaurant, Dunster Street in Harvard Square.

Cosine describes electroswing as "less gin, more red bull"
and the Pulse downtempo night as "less red bull, more weed".

(One of Radio Ninja's local regular listeners called just after we went back to the music to verify that our descriptions were spot on.)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Radio Ninja is a "GO"

Tune in now for some fun radio beats at WMBR.ORG or find me on the archives, later.

On the docket, I've got new Atoms For Peace, El Ten Eleven, the Knife, ADULT., Kisses, Tricky Hands... it's all good.


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Lookout, Ninjas!

Tonight's episode of Radio Ninja will feature some special graduation-themed messages from David Foster Wallace's famous graduation speech "This Is Water" (so all the soon-to-be-graduate-ninjas of MIT can swim with the big fishies without losing their minds).

Also, hey! I found a sister college radio program from Texas that is awesome and plays some seriously Ninja-worthy stuff. I'll probably put it into the regular rotation on my home listening decks (which are laptop speakers) and I'm saying it here. Check out "The Lookout" from San Antonio on KSYM!

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And of course, make sure you tune in (live or to the archives) tonight at 6PM on or czech me on the archives later.

- David Foster Wallace

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Not a year goes by I don't... hey, wait...

It's been a huge year for Radio Ninja (and L-Train) with live gigs and goings-on for local Ninja N3rrdz so I suppose I should be apologetic about not posting on the Radio Ninja blog for almost a year but like... I was trying to center everything around facebook instead. This would be fine if EVERYONE JUST BEHAVED AND OBSESSED OVER FACEBOOK. The shift has meant every listener without a facebook account ends out completely in the dark and a weird email thread formed... ew. It was messy. It was just bad P.R. and as much as I try to ignore P.R. all together, it turns out I'm kind of accidentally a public figure.

I've got a few highlights from the past year and some really fun things that'll be happening in the near future... I should probably list them in reverse-chronology for the sake of good P.R.

So, there's this coming up...

My set will be a mix of electronic dance music genres designed to make you boogie in your Cat Woman cosplay. If you don't have Cat Woman cosplay, I would advise that you wear a lot of black, avoid blue jeans and leave the kids at home. ::gothface::

OK, next I should mention that its not too late to find something awesome this weekend in and around the Together Festival. Think of it kind of like a smaller, New England version of SXSW. Music, technology, movies, media, networking, fun, cocktails... there's even a (sold out, sorry) party boat out in Boston harbor tomorrow with a bunch of DJs, producers and even a band or two. RADIO NINJA had a hand in bringing the people "together" on Monday with witty banter and electronic music. Please check this episode out on mixcloud; I lol'd when I listened to it the next day...

Together Music Festival radio party on WMBR (feat. DJ Znuh, Carl Schmidt and L-Train) by Elle Train on Mixcloud

As for anyone who is curious about the goings-on this weekend in greater Boston, "" is an amazing resource. For the avid Radio Ninja fan, I recommend the "Gold Panda" show happening tonight at Brighton Music Hall. It'll be a head nodder. I love love loooove Gold Panda, though. Check out these happy beats from his latest EP! An equally Ninja-worthy head-nodding show is going on with Zomby headlining at the Middle East tonight in Cambridge. I would expect some interesting items at the merch table tonight since Zomby will be releasing a 33 track double LP next month (so carry cash). You really can't go wrong, tonight.

New Gold Panda:

New Zomby:

Thats the current events and some future ones too...
In the past year, I've been spinning at local dive bars where the punks want to dance to Ween and Blur. It's been a good run with that place but I'm kind of on to joining some friends at "Pulse", a weekly downtempo night in Harvard Square. Sip, chat, relax... and get home in time so you can wake up fresh for work on Wednesday morning. It is probably the most civilized electronic music weekly in all of greater Boston. I will definitely send a "ping" to the blog when I am scheduled to spin at Pulse again.
Here are some details about Pulse at the First Printer Restaurant (for non-facebook people).

Pulse - like Radio Ninja - is very Facebook-heavy on their promotional efforts as well. If you do have an interest in staying up to date on this weekly, it would be advantageous to "like" it here.

For those of you who participate in Soundcloud, I've uploaded the "Meaning of Life 2011", which is what I call my annual greatest hits episode to Soundcloud, where you can download the .mp3 and have it to keep and listen to on your iPod. Exciting stuff! Follow me at to see what I'm listening to at the moment and get updates about new downloadable mixes I produce. I still haven't uploaded the 2012 Meaning of life and that was an exceptional episode, so stay tuned, there.

Soundcloud does seem to have more hype than these days but mixcloud is more about informing the listening audience about what is being played and where they can PURCHASE it while also giving people something fun to stream from the internet while they're at work and wishing their co-workers didn't listen to KissFM (which makes me dry heave). The upside is that I can post and post and post for free and theres no limit to the amount that I can upload. Digital .mp3 files of these mixcloud mixes are available upon request. Just hit me a line at and I'd be happy to link you to a top secret download. You should specify which mix(es) you are interested in, in your email. If you haven't clicked on the mixcloud link I had earlier in this post, pick a mix to listen to, now and be sure to "follow" me for future mixcloud uploads (no facebook required).

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I'm sure you skipped over at least 75% of that post but it is surely chock full of information about how to stalk me on the internet and "irl" so have at it!

One love,


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