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Ninja breaks into the music industry with EDM album

Published: 30/Nov/2018 19:35 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 19:40

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has partnered with EDM label ‘Astralwerks’ to create his very first music album – and he’s collaborated with some of the genre’s biggest names to do so.

Ninja’s compilation album, appropriately dubbed ‘Ninjawerks’ (after the Astralwerks label), features such EDM greats as 3LAU, Alesso, and Tycho in a series of gaming-themed tunes.

Although the album isn’t set to drop until Friday, December 14, three singles are already available to stream online – including Alesso’s ‘Tilted Towers’ (likely named after the location of Fortnite fame), ‘Jetty’ by Tycho, and 3LAU’s ‘Game Time.’

The album, initially announced by Ninja during TwitchCon 2018 in October, is now available for pre-order, and stands as Astralwerk’s very first collaboration with a gaming personality.


Ninja has stated that he hopes for the album to become the “soundtrack of gaming,” and feels that it marks a big step in bridging the gaming and music industries.

“I’m stoked about this project, first because I truly love the music, but also because I think this is another big step towards bridging the gap between music artists and gamers,” Blevins stated in an interview with “Our worlds keep getting more and more connected, and this feels like the next step — hopefully, this can become the soundtrack to gaming.”

The Fortnite star will celebrate the album’s release in a party on Sunday, December 2, at Hollywood’s Capitol Records Lot. 

The album will be available in both digital and vinyl formats and will feature original artwork, as well as an entire line of additional merchandise.


How to get the cartoon filter on TikTok

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:42

by Connor Bennett


The Cartoon filter has become the newest trend to rise to prominence on TikTok, with users flocking to use it. If you don’t know how to get it, but want to, simply follow the steps below. 

TikTok is, for the most part, all about jumping on a trend. Be it a dance routine, reacting to another uploading, or dueting with someone, the social media app is dominating by trends. 

Some of the most popular trends have come from being able to add a filter. We’ve seen filters that make TikTokers look like an Anime character, some that turn everything black and white, as well as others that turn you into a Disney character of your choosing. 

A handful of these filters are built into TikTok, and it’s just a case of adding them to your video, but others – like the new, incredibly popular Cartoon filter – require you to go elsewhere. 

Trends have played a huge role in TikTok’s success.

Where to get the Cartoon filter for TikTok

In the case of the Cartoon filter, it’s exactly what it sounds like – it’ll make you look like a cartoon character. A few of these have popped up previously, but the new one is the best of the lot. 

However, for this one, you will need to go into Snapchat to get in. Simply head over there, add the filter to your face, take a photo or video, and then save it to your camera roll.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll then be able to upload it to TikTok and share it with the world. It’s a simple enough process once you’ve jumped through the first few Snapchat-related hurdles to get it.

  1. Open Snapchat and click the smiley face on the right-hand side
  2. Click explore, again in the bottom right 
  3. Search ‘Cartoon’ and select ‘Cartoon by Snapchat’
  4. Take your photo or video
  5. Save it to your Camera Roll
  6. Upload to Tiktok and away you go!

How long this filter trend sticks around on TikTok remains to be seen, so you’ll want to get your videos recorded and get them out before everyone moves on to the next one.

What that’ll be, though, who knows. We’re approaching the holiday season and new years, so maybe it’ll be related to that.