Apr 30, 2009

Housemeister - Beef Jerky

CLP remix of Housemeister's "Who Is That Noize"

Last year our Berlin-based freund Housemeister put out the Who Is That Noize and Remixes for Modeselektor, Cassius and Zombie Nation on the Allyoucanbeat label (Boy Noize). Check out the CLP (Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o) remix of the song in the vid above for a peek in the past.

Thizzzz year Housemeister is gracing us with his latest project :: Beef Jerky EP :: put out by Boy Noize Records. Hope ya like jeeeeeLLo, cause this EP makes ya more than just wanna wiggle 'n jiggle it. It's about the dirty breakcore with a 'lil old techno whomp mixed with today's b'more and dubstep scene.

Housemeister - Beef Jerky

Apr 29, 2009

Curtiss King - Spacebars ft. Ab Soul and Young Rook

It's almost summer time....and the need for big beats 'n booties is ripe. Curtiss King's single from his upcoming release The Storm on Mars is just what the streets need...when you're waiting for the ice cream truck or making a late night run to the nearest biscuit serving establishment (withhh gravvvvyy , YES!). King hails from Carson, CA and makes beats with his M-Audio Axiom 25 Midi-Keyboard, whut whuttt. And check up on Young Rook's solo lyric projects...

Curtiss King - Spacebars ft Ab-Soul & Young Rook

Apr 26, 2009

Oi Va Voi - Everytime

Oi Va Voi "Everytime" from Katarzyna Kijek on Vimeo.

Really creative video from the UK's Oi Va Voi. Every third frame of the footage was printed, shredded and shot three times blended with adjacent frames by different stripes configuration. A lot of work!

The video was made by Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski from Warsaw, Poland who both are filmmakers with some veejaying flair. Visit their sites to see more of their projects.

Apr 25, 2009

Voices Voices - Tape Noon

VOICES VOICES are Jenean Farris and Nico Turner, a two piece ethereal, provocative ambient experience from Los Angeles. The duo first met a Xu Xu Fang concert last summer...and took on a whole new approach to making music as they explored the drum 'n drone of the experimental electronic soundscape by learning instruments from scratch, enabling them "to be more childlike, more unaffected by adulthood by stripping the intellectual knowledge away from you, liberating your imagination" - VV

VOICES VOICES embody their work with delicate haunting loops and a magnetizing pull that slips you a seductive pill diffusing into subconscious states of mind. They [wo]man the weather as they meddle with the atmospheric properties of sound...seeding their audience into a pool of crashing soundwaves.

Their self-released Sounds Outside EP is available over at Ameoba and currently are working on a full length album due out late 2009.

::Interesting fact:: The ladies from VOICES VOICES spent two months volunteering with the No On 8 campaign , protesting, calling on the phones...hollaa! Doing all sorts of good <3

Voices Voices - Tape Noon

Apr 23, 2009

Erin Wilson - Robot+Girl

I'm extremely excited to post ROBOT+GIRL since it was made by my homie Erin Wilson, whut up NoLA! This animated short-film was entered in PATOIS: The 6th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival which was held March 25th - April 5th 2009. ROBOT+GIRL won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short.

ROBOT+GIRL from Erin Wilson on Vimeo.

After accidentally leaving her heart behind her, a tardy librarian revives a defective and damaged robot. The robot finds himself on a journey to find his librarian, bringing her heart back with him. Animated completely in Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Final Cut Express on a personal desktop Apple computer, this short piece about love between woman and machine explores the relevance of what lies beneath our skin (or our hard metal casing).

Apr 22, 2009

Calle 13 - Electro Movimiento

Calle 13 - Electro Movimiento

Reppin' the latinaaaneeeoon, Calle 13 hits up the electro 80 scene with a colorful dance message ::can you tell? i <3 ninjas!:: If you ever thought reggaeton was repetitive and same ole' same ole' - you can count on Calle 13 to always mix it up. Back in 2005, they were breaking into the Puerto Rican urban/reaggeaton scene, silently stinking it up, just like that last one you laid on that one road trip to that one show...

Comprised of vocalist Residente (born René Pérez Joglar) and producer Visitante (Eduardo José Cabra Martínez) aka Pérez and Cabra first met at the tender age of two (step bros), and from what I know used to attend SCAD. Makes sense.

Be on the lookout for more from this duo as they break the English/Spanish barrier with Latin infused beats and mind bogglin' lyrics, I mean they've already got a handful of Grammys under their belt. . . sizzleeen. Check out their latest album from White Lion Records.

Apr 21, 2009

Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons, at its core, is comprised of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. At least one of them is involved in all things released as Lucky Dragons, and they often bring in friends to collaborate on what has to be some of the most interesting trippy, electroacoustic, sample and beat heavy experimental music I've heard in a good while. Diverse and always engrossing, they manage to throw together classical sounding folk instruments with chopped formats, shifting beatscapes, and the breathy hums and murmurs of the members themselves.

The best thing about these guys though is their live shows. They've set up a system in which audience members interact directly with the music via mutual skin contact, light manipulation, and movement. This has to be seen to be believed.

Thus when a crowd gets involved in a Lucky Dragons concert it's an experience of closeness and strangeness as you grab and move with others and feel the music change with it. I don't know exactly how the system works but it's quite a sight to behold.

Apr 20, 2009

Mungo Hi-Fi - Sound System Champions

When I was listening to the Solid Steel Podcast #89 (Ninjatune), there was this sweet dubilicious remix of Joanna Newsom's song Book of Right On vs Cloud's Shallow that caught my ear...and soon learned who was Mungo Hi-Fi, the dubskareggae sensation from Glasgow, Scotland that has already swept the UK.

The trio began it's journey in the year 2000 and since then has collaborated with the likes of Jah Shaka, Sister Nancy, Ranking Joe, Tippa Irie, Top Cat and Warrior Queen releasing some of the finest modern roots music around on their very own Scotch Bonnet label... so far they have released 12 EPs ! But here's a Mungo-Hi Fi Live mix with Earl 16.

Mungo’s Hi-Fi have built their own sound system with their crystal clear top and mid ranges compliment the pure bass power with ease. Keep an ear (or wallet) out for their latest project :Sound System Champions.

Apr 19, 2009

DJ the internet

While wandering around the repository of everything internet (aka reddit), I came across this little jem: Hobnox audio tool

It's everything you need to be your own online DJ. You can store beats to their library and browse other people's stuff. I haven't made anything due to being a busy little beaver (hence also why I haven't posted in a while), but I figured ya'll ninjatronifollowers would enjoy it.



Apr 18, 2009

Golden Silvers - True Romance (True Blues No.9)

Currently on tour in Europe, the London-based Golden Silvers are reppin' it on the XL Recording label with their disco house retro beats and melodies. True Romance will be released on the 28th of April on CD, but you can Pre-order True Romance from Rough Trade. The album was recorded with Lexxx (Alex Dromgoole ) whose resume includes both Crystal Castles, Ben Esser., Björk, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Goldfrapp, Arcade Fire amongst others.

In the midst of finding information about Golden Silvers, a reference to thissss man was made: who also has some funky beats, get up on that disco analognesss.

Check out the remixed version...

Golden Silvers - True Romance (True Blues No.9 M.A.T.H.E.S. Remix)

Apr 17, 2009

Devo - Don't Shoot

"DON'T SHOOT" - DEVO from DEVO Channel on Vimeo

Pssssshhhhyaahh. Devo is on tour and performing a new stage show utilizing synchronized video, similar to the 1982 tour, new costumes, and three new songs: "Don't Shoot, I'm a Man!", "What We Do", and "Fresh". All of these songs included a video backdrop which the band performed in front of. Devo has also confirmed they will be performing at All Tomorrow's Parties on May 6th and 8th, with the May 6th performance featuring the band performing their first album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, in its entirety. The May 8th performance is to be a "greatest hits" show, for the ATP "Fans Strike Back" event.

On Friday, April 10th, 2009, Devo debuted the official music video for "Don't Shoot (I'm a Man)" on their website, through Vimeo. Here's the credits list:

Produced by DEVO, Dir. Gerald Casale & Davy Force!
Design/Post: Force!Extreme Anti-Mation, Live Shoot: Thumb War .
Posted by creator DAVY FORCE!

Apr 16, 2009

Tom Deluxx - Curse Words

Check out this video for dirty synthziman Tom Deluxx's song "Curse Words" made by 88MPH. Originally from Bordeau, France Tom Deluxx is also a member of the group Just a Band, and has been mixing it up since 1997 playing with the likes of Boys Noize, Justice, Feadz, Erol Alkan, Busy P, and Sebastian. Give it a listen, for more check out the Boxon records site.

Tom Deluxx - Curse Words (Just a Band Remix)

Tom Deluxx -Drama Queen

Apr 15, 2009

The Kickdrums - When I Come Down

The Kickdrums - When I Come Down from The Kickdrums on Vimeo.

The Kickdrums
recent music video release of "When I Come Down" has created a hoopla for an mp3 request selecta, fortunately the Kickdrums have been nice enough to give us the mp3 track. They are currently in NYC shooting their next music video for “Just A Game” video which will be on the way sooner than you think.

The Kickdrums - When I Come Down

Apr 14, 2009

Cesko - The Hellish Holes

Dj Cesko has been a part of the Parisian underground movement since the ripe age of his tweenie years, having been influenced by his eccentric family of artists and musicians.

His first taste in the music world was with a punk-hardcore outfit The Trackerdogs. It wasn't until the late '90s that he developed a passion for the rave-electronic scene and joined the UFO Sound System deejay troupe spinning electronic music around the Spanish coast ::gathering:: jungle tribal inspiration. Cesko then took his experiences there and applied them to the local scene with Urban Event - throwing dance parties in Parisian neighborhoods.

Most recently Dj Cesko has created Sourire (Smile) Collective which has turned into a record label where his [work in progress] and latest will be released along with other DJ collaborators: DJ Groovetek, Electrobuggs, P3YO . The minimalist-house tech artist collective is sooo ::fresh:: and continues to expand on experimental, industrious, and unconventianal sounds.

Download DJ Cesko's The Hellish Holes for a listen.

Apr 10, 2009

Ninjatronics Lab: Dance Party Podcast #3

Click for Downloadable version or stream it !

1.I Couldn't Sleep(Sydney Confirm Remix)-Au Revoir Simone
2.Bits and Pieces-Junior Boys
3.Vedo In Te (Venice Remix)-Airys
4.Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood remix)-Little Boots
5.One Pure Though-Hot Chip
6.Hey Mr. DJ (CSS Remix)-Tiny Masters of Today
7.Hrs Mns Sec (Etan Remix)-Daedulus
8.Mars-Fake Blood
9.Out of My Face fest. We Dont Sleep-Hatiras
10.Ghetto Blaster(Hatiras Remix)-Tim Healey, Mar Adamo
11.Rave Is King(Lw Castle Vania Remix)=Fukk Off
12.Where is it?-Blatta & Inesha
13.RER D(IIIStM "Violence" rmx)-Mustard Pimp
14.Epic(Dub mix)-Your Dirty Habit
15.I Seem 2B the 1-Felix Da Housecat
16.Fake(Plugs Remix)-Alex Roots
17.San Fran-Top Billin

(intro music: Dreaming In-Blacklight Flashlight)

Apr 8, 2009


Djedjotronic, freshly signed to Boys Noize Records (!!!), is probably some of the hottest, danciest shit you'll hear this year. Currently touring Europe, he brings to the stage self-described "electronic bitchy dance" and some of the best (and dirtiest) basslines I've heard in a long while.

His first EP, out now, is called Dirty and Hard. The title track features South African rapper Spoek and is a bizarre and rhythmic smutfest of the best variety (AND can be heard/downloaded by clicking the album cover above!). The EP also features Gum Attack, a relentless dance assault, Horror Klub, my personal favorite, and a remix of Dirty and Hard by labelmasters Boys Noize themselves. There's some mad good DJ work going on in this EP; hopefully we'll hear more from Djedjotronic soon.

Update: for some people apparently the huffduffer link doesn't work (some people, if you know what I mean), so the title of the post links to his myspace now. Word!

Apr 7, 2009


The more I listen to Javelin , the more I feel like I'm hanging out at the beach. His Caribbean infused tunes have a down right crunkness to 2 step with and poppy flair that just gets you all fuzzy with catepillar smiles that can't help but evolve into butterflies of dance! Ever so dynamic with Susie Cue's hippity hop, while Soda Popinski brings you some 8 bit midi love to chew on.

Also to note - - Andean Ocean Tape B, Javelin takes you on a cruise of rhythmic and vocal experimentation exploring the Southern hemisphere of sound. Appropriately so, Javelin is on the Luaka Bop label and shortly will be on tour, so check out the MySpace for the latest updates.

Javelin - Digits

Javelin - Africadabra

Check out these animated music videos and tracks for more inspiration from Javelin.

Green screen weekend leisure video... super brass construction by Bennett Williamson. Speaker suit by Teddy Ruxpin with computer assisted professor!!!

Javelin - Soda Popinski from Ian McAlpin on Vimeo.

The Sea Floor Sea Urchin Dance Troupe dance to Javelin's "Soda Popinski." A music video directed & animated by Ian McAlpin. Part of the Official Selection for SXSW 2009.

Apr 6, 2009


::rain:: ::rain:: ::rain::

Here's a band for a rainy day from Los Angeles, CA called Gliss. They're currently about to release their new album Devotion Implosion on the Rykodisc label tomorrow [April 7th]. The digital release will be put out through Cordless Recordings.

Similar to the likes of My Bloody Valentine or the Ravonettes. . . Gliss's shoegazed power-pop sound with Victoria Cecilia’s icey, yet smooth vocals create that droney meditative state of mind that seems to find a home in the background fuzz over some tea on gloomy rainy day. Although, their song 29 Acts of Love isn't so mellow...check 'em out.

Gliss - 29 Acts of Love

Gliss- Morning Light

Apr 4, 2009

M. Ward - Chinese Translation

Woke up to a beautiful spring day in Chapel Hill, NC and it reminded me of M. Ward's album "Post War". In particular, the song "Chinese Translation". It's one of those songs that you can listen to and come back to time after time. It also has a beautifully done animation with a super troop collaboration - Directors Joel Trussell and Eric Johnson, animators Gene Blakefield and Darin Bendall additional art assistance from Chris Chua.

Apr 1, 2009

Be Yr Own Hero FEST! - Wilmington, NC

Hey CREATIVE PEOPLE! Here's your chance to explore and connect with the Southeastern region that has become the Ninjatronics Lab's humble adobe under the sea.  Our friends at Be Yr Own Hero are accepting applications for this year's and now >> 3rd Annual Be Yr Own Hero Fest<< which will be held on the weekend of Sept. 5-6, 2009.

Be Yr Own Hero Fest is an annual radical Do It Yourself (DIY) festival in Wilmington, NC. It includes workships, info sessions, awesome live music, amazing art, free stuff, free food, lots of fun and friends from far away and close by. 

The deadline is JULY 19th for submissions, so check your calendars and plan ahead, you don't want to miss out on the fun. Click on this link for more information on how to submit.