[NEW] Drake – How About Now

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Drake
How About Now

Earlier today, a teenager from Marietta, Georgia managed to get his hands on a copy of a Drake song titled “How About Now,” and uploaded it to his personal SoundCloud. Though it’s still unclear how he obtained a copy of the tune, everything about it appears to be authentic. As expected, details surrounding the track are still murky, but the kid claims the song belongs to Drake’s upcoming album, Views From The 6. However, others are speculating that it might be a leftover from Nothing Was The Same.

Building off of a sample of Jodeci‘s hit “My Heart Belongs To You,” this new leak finds Drizzy lamenting to an old flame about her lack of support for his career back in his early days, while asking how she feels about him now that he’s made it big. The track also features a cameo from Nicki Minaj who plays the part of the ex leaving a voicemail at the beginning of the song. If it is in fact unreleased, our guess is issues with sample clearances prevented this from seeing the light of day. Either way, enjoy the tune above, and keep on the lookout for some official releases from Aubrey in the near future.

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[Get Crunk] Over-Due Friday Party Playlist Vol. 122

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Soooo….where has our signature Friday Party Playlist gone, you ask? Well, this ninja was takin’ a bit of a vacation for a few weeks but don’t worry! I’m back and ready to get you all those party anthems you’ve been dying to have over the last 3 weeks. So let’s keep things short and get the party started. You feel me? Cool.

As always, #danceirresponsibly.

Until next week, ninjas!

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Name On It (Original Mix)
Bro Safari
Bender
LooKas
LoKo (Jai Wolf Remix)
A$AP FERG
WORK (MEAUX GREEN REMIX)
Debbie Deb
When I Hear Music (Jauz RetroFuture Remix)
Bobby Shmurda
Hot Nigga (Boombox Cartel Remix)
ETC!ETC!
High (Free Download)
Rae Sremmurd
No Type (Ash Riser Remix)
Heads High
Mr. Vegas (CRVFTSMEN Remix)
Scream For Another Brick In The Wall (Koyote REDUX Edit) J
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S.E.D.
Spooked
Jack Ü
Take Ü There (Slander Remix)
Stay High (Osen Remix)
Five Voices (3LAU Mashup)
DallasK & KSHMR
Burn (Dotcoms Festival Remix)
Five Voices (3LAU Mashup)
Backsmash (3LAU Mashup)
Kanye West
Gold Digger (CEDEK Remix)
JAWZ
After Dark
Black Tiger Sex Machine x Apashe
The Grave (ft. Gabriella Hook)
Tut Tut Child
Hot Pursuit
Richfellow ✖ Zaki Carta
Hands Up
Solar Heist ft Amie M
Feeling Alright (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix)
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50 Degrees
Nico & Vinz
Am I Wrong (The Rooftop Boys Remix)
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[Synth-Pop] PHOX – 1936 (Carousel Remix)

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PHOX
1936 (Carousel Remix)

Carousel have certainly made a resonant impact here at TMN over the years and continue to be an act we call upon with regularity to deliver a healthy dose of happy-dance inflamed pop music; whether it’s through their sterling original productions or pliable, John Hughes soundtrack-esque remixes. Today the highly schooled duo have taken on Phox‘s folk-pop ditty “1936″ and completely shifted perspective towards a slice of 80′s electro-pop. When listening to both tracks, it becomes even more impressive that Carousel so easily took a beautiful tune with zero electronic influence and turned in a version we would have thought was the original had we not been in the know. Their airy synths punctuate a sea of leisurely percussion, and Phox’s vocal track plays in perfect harmony to the pair’s sophisticated instrumentation, marking yet another gem added to the Carousel palate. Let’s get a little vibey on this beautiful Friday. Stream Carousel’s “1936″ remix above.

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[Deep House] Higher Self ft. Lauren Mason – Ghosts (Original Mix)

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Higher Self ft. Lauren Mason
Ghosts (Original Mix)

Spinnin’ Deep always puts out the best deep house music from a selection of very talented artists. Here we have a club banger titled “Ghosts” by Higher Self featuring vocals from Lauren Mason, and this collaboration is probably one of the best works from Spinnin’ as of late. From the vintage lo-fi piano chords to the deliberately pitchy vocals, this track is the best alternative to adrenaline and will have you headbanging until your head falls off. The highlight of the tune is the catchy hardhitting bassline that comes in for the buildup,followed by the epic drop.

Hats off to the UK producer for making a name for himself. With such highly valued production, we are excited to see more of his work in the future.

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[Good Morning] Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)

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Lion Babe
Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)

Snakehips have a unique capacity for suspending listeners in a perpetual state of summer. This morning, the UK production duo dropped some good vibes with their remix of Lion Babe‘s “Treat Me Like Fire.” This laid-back rendition adds some sunny guitar riffs, future-bounce elements and hip-hop percussion that, paired with the soulful vocals of the original and very brief cameos from Biggie Smalls and A Tribe Called Quest, make for the perfect song to wake up to. Check it and grab a free download here. Happy Friday, ninjas!

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[Event Review] Kygo – Bang Bang, San Diego

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Kygo was nothing short of amazing last Saturday in San Diego. Taking topical house to Bang Bang in downtown SD, Kygo brought down the HOUSE (get it?) and gave a high energy performance on stage. The 22-year-old producer from Norway started off the night with one of his most played remixes, “I See Fire”, which immediately got the crowd pumped up and cheering in excitement. It’s hard to imagine how he managed to channel such positive energy from his music, as you see nothing but smiles across the venue.

Playing banger remix after remix, Kygo’s performance was entertaining throughout his entire set. Some notable highlights include “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance and “Midnight” by Coldplay. To everyone’s surprise, he even threw in unreleased material in his set, include a BANKS remix that left the crowd in awe. Being comparably slower and more mellow than other deep house music, Kygo’s tropical house showed such distinctiveness and character while being massively appealing. It is amusing to see how his music got everyone dancing their pants off and singing along to all the lyrics, even though tropical house seemed an acquired taste for club music.

To close off his set, Kygo dropped “Sexual Healing” and his remix of Ed Sheeran vs Passenger “No Diggity X Thrift Shop”, ending the night on a high note. You could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music just as much as Kygo did. While his remixes undoubtedly steal everyone’s heart, we would love to see more original material and collaborations.

Following his replacement of the almighty Avicii at TomorrowWorld, Kygo continued to prove that he’s one of the frontrunners of the revival movement of house music. Being able to attract such a large following in just a year’s time says something about Kygo’s talent.

To catch the rest of his Endless Summer Tour with Kygo and friends (Amtrac and Anna Lunoe), check out the following dates:

10/12     The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14     The Beacham – Orlando, FL

10/15     The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/16     Society For Arts & Technology – Montreal, QC

10/17     Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/18     Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
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[Hip-Hop] Chance the Rapper – No Better Blues

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Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment
No Better Blues

When Chance the Rapper speaks, or rather raps, people listen, and rightfully so. The Chi-town emcee is quickly approaching superstardom resting near the top of festival lineups and selling out shows around the country on a grueling tour schedule. In the last few months, Chance’s releases have been scarce but of an incredibly high creative caliber including a star-studded cover of the Arthur theme song and the bright, piano-laden “Tap Dance.” Today, Chance gives out another freebie for his fans and, as expected, its an unconventional, original cut.

“No Better Blues” takes the tempo, and Chance’s energy, down a notch, reminiscent of the track “Acid Rain,” with a soft piano background and minimal percussion. Lyrically, Chance builds a list of things he hates but, per usual, not in a straight-forward fashion as he creates commentary through conflicting views. Give this one a listen and grab a free download above.

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