[Ambient] Pure One – Become

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Pure One
Become

Every once in a while I’m sent a submission so different that I’m not quite sure what to do with it. Such was the case when Pure One landed in my inbox over a year ago with her experimental, ambient and stirring sonic landscapes.  The more I listened, the more appreciation I gained for its subtleties, intricate arrangement and soft drum patterns. Rather than evoke the standard instant gratification many expect from music, Pure One’s work feels more focused on transporting listeners to an astral plane of reflection, growing in depth with each listen.

“Become,” the first single off her upcoming Deva EP encapsulates that style as she chops her silky vocal chant of “become your truth” adding reverb among other psychedelic accents. That obscuration teamed with expertly placed piano keys and unconventional, soothing percussive elements results in something that truly evokes self reflection if you allow yourself to truly get lost in it.

While it’s difficult to pinpoint clear influences, fans of artists like BjorkSigur Ros and Four Tet may enjoy this one. Listen for yourself above and look out for the Deva EP, which is due out on Bandcamp October 16th via Cora Records.

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[Denver Event Preview/Ticket Giveaway] TMN Presents: Dance Yourself Clean – ‘An Indie-Pop Dance Party’

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It’s that time again Denver! The amazing Seattle/L.A. club night turned nationally touring dance party, Dance Yourself Clean, is touching down again this Saturday, October 1st at the Larimer Lounge, as part of their Fall ’16 tour,and we’re beyond prepped & stoked for yet another raucous night of depravity, beautiful people and plenty of amazing tunes. For our friends that were out for DYC’s first ever Denver stop earlier this Spring at the Marquis Theater, they can surely attest to the truly positive, palpably sweaty, and infectiously frenetic energy generated by the foggy, laser-filled indie-pop party. Bringing back the indie-dance-punk-pop days with a beautiful vengeance, DYC patrons are typically seen singing along on the dance floor, slow dancing to the latest Blood Orange or jumping up and down to their favorite LCD Soundsystem song. In their own words: “Anything goes at Dance Yourself Clean, all we ask is that you leave your expectations and inhibitions at the door, come in take a shot and get on the floor.” That sounds just about right, and we are chomping at the bit to be a part of the latest Dance Yourself Clean festivities.

So, in great anticipation for DYC’s latest Denver iteration, we’ve teamed up with the DYC crew and put together quite the tasteful little playlist in anticipation of Saturday’s party. Not to mention! We will be giving away not one but TWO pairs of tickets, simply by clicking on the header of this post, and commenting with your favorite indie-pop track that you think should receive a rinse at Dance Yourself Clean. That’s it! And for those Ninjas who’d rather not try their luck and just want to have their tickets in hand, you can pick them up for just $12.00 here, and more event info can be found here as well.

There are a few rules, of course:
– The event is 21+ S, be of age, and be sure to tell all of your friends to increase chance of winning!
– You are responsible for your own transportation.
– You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Larimer Lounge door.

Check out our preview playlist featuring selections from some of the artists listed, start commenting below, and best of luck ninjas!

Dance Yourself Clean, Featuring Music Inspired by: LCD Soundsystem | CHVRCHES | Miike Snow | Haim | Charli XCX | MØ | Empire of The Sun | Purity Ring | Twin Shadow | Icona Pop | Grimes | Bag Raiders | Kate Boy | Holy Ghost! | Cut Copy | Neon Indian | Capital Cities | The Knife | St. Lucia | French Horn Rebellion | Goldroom | Cherub | STRFKR | Is Tropical | RAC | Beat Connection | Sleigh Bells | Miami Horror | Tigertown | Blood Orange | Roosevelt | Penguin Prison | Chromeo | Holychild | and many, many more.

’LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean (Radio Version)’
’MØ – Pilgrim’
’Cut Copy – Need You Now’
’Holy Ghost – Do It Again’
’Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars (Club Mix)’
’Robyn – Dancing On My Own’
’Neon Indian – Polish Girl’
’Twin Shadow – Five Seconds’
’RAC ft. Matthew Koma – Cheap Sunglasses’
’Little Dragon – Ritual Union’
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[Electronic] Twelve Tales – Enchanted Forest

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Twelve Tales
Enchanted Forest

Twelve Tales is an up ‘n coming, Florida-based production duo who’ve put out a slew of genre bending electronic tunes leading up to their debut project, Prelude EP, which is out now. Although I first discovered the duo through a recent collaboration with Twelve’Len, Twelve Tales’ most recent release shows that they can stand on their own while continuing to hone in on their distinct style. The Yung Joc-sampling “Enchanted Forest,” shared above, is a personal favorite but you can check out the whole project here

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[Soul] Moses Sumney – Lonely World (feat. Thundercat)

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Moses Sumney
Lonely World

I first came across Moses Sumney during an intimate headlining performance at this year’s Form Arcosanti festival. Given the crowd’s tangible excitement, I was surprised I hadn’t yet heard much about the LA-based singer/songwriter. His performance was haunting and emotionally intense leaving the audience fully entranced. In combining ambient, slow-building soundscapes with beautiful, heart-wrenching vocals, Sumney has proven himself a force among new wave soul/R&B artists and the music world has taken notice. He’s joined James Blake on his recent tour (a bill made in heaven!), will be featured on Solange Knowles’s upcoming album and has been co-signed by Sufjan Stevens among others.

Aside from his work with prominent artists, Sumney is gearing up to release his Lamentations EP on September 30th and today he dropped the latest single, “Lonely World.” The 5-minute track, which features superb bass work from Thundercat, starts with a stripped-down instrumental leaving Sumney’s vocals to draw the listener in. As the instrumentation fills out, your taken into a state of hypnosis only broken by an intense, layered closing. It’s a track that I’ve already listened to 10 times and chances are you will have too by the end of the day. Give it a spin above and check out the music video after the jump. Continue reading

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[Alternative Pop] Jack River – Palo Alto

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Jack River
Palo Alto

One of the best facets of music is the ability to capture a specific moment in time or a definitive emotion, but the newest from Jack River details quite a bit more than that. She states:

It was always destined to be sun-drenched and gritty and gilded in synths and electric guitars – I wanted to find the line between the 90’s, early 2000’s and now, and blend all my dreams of a highway song into one.

For you Courtney Barnett fans out there, look no further, because this song is right up your alley. With an unapologetic and boisterous spirit, “Palo Alto” continues to pave the way for Jack River’s upcoming debut EP, Highway Songs No.2, in a stylish and independent manner. It steers away from the much more electronically influenced “Talk Like That“, but it’s the sort of shift that demonstrates a fearless attempt at displaying a compelling range. Her message behind this tune, per her SoundCloud description, touches on a common sentiment:

It’s about letting go but not giving up, melancholic-but-sure endings, and people realizing magic when it’s too late – even though you knew it all along.

Subtle yet substantial, that’s an experience all too familiar for some of us. Highway Songs No.2 will be out on October 7th, so don’t miss it!

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[Future Bass] Ghasper – Brand

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Ghasper
Brand

Las Vegas is all about the party lifestyle. Somewhere in the midst of all the action you can find the cool beatmaker Ghasper. We pride ourselves on finding you those special hidden gems, and Ghasper is definitely one. The Nevada producer’s latest single “Brand” has just been released through our friends Uprise Music.

For longtime fans of Ghasper, you might recognize “Brand,” as it has been re-released through Uprise. We’re glad it did, because it probably would have stayed hidden from our ears. Not only did it drop today, but it was released as a free download for fans to enjoy. The mellow future sound of “Brand” is the exact track you’ll need in your Fall playlists. When you get home from work or school, you’ll want to grab your headphones and pop them in while you space out and relax. Bask in the vibes that Ghasper delivers, and enjoy “Brand” today.

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Imogen Heap – The Dumbing Down of Love (COFRESi Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Imogen Heap
The Dumbing Down Of Love (COFRESI Remix)

When you think electronic music in Chicago, you think house music. That’s not the case with the Windy City’s COFRESi, who’s bringing some quality beats to the table that aren’t bumping four-to-the-floor. COFRESi has been pushing boundary-breaking tunes for a couple years now, and today we’re happy to present to you another high-quality tune in today’s premiere. That tune is COFRESi’s remix of Imogen Heap‘s “The Dumbing Down of Love.”

COFRESi has several unreleased remixes out that you’ll get to hear over the next few months, but today you get an incredible take on a classic record from Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth’s project Frou Frou. The song’s ethereal sound is easy on the ears, while COFRESi’s cool grooves are easy on the body. He uses his unique sound design and expert songwriting abilities to put together one of the dopest remixes of the year. It’s really that good. One of the best things about it is that it’s available as a free download. Do yourself a favor, don’t sleep on it.

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