[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 299)

Ever since the week started, we’ve been looking forward to this day. Friday is finally here and we’ve got a dozen huge records for you to hear from some of our favorite producers. All twelve are available for free downloads if you’re still into collecting files! Even if not, you’ll be streaming goodies from the likes of Jayceeoh, 1788-L, Birthdayy Partyy, BIJOU, KJ Sawka, PatrickReza and many more. We jump right into the party tunes and keep the heat going all night long until we end with a little segue for you to end your festivities with. Enjoy all twelve and share ’em with your amigos!

’Jayceeoh & HVRCRFT – All I See (feat. Veela)’
’1788
L – C Y B E R S P A C E’
’Bassnectar – Bass Head (Birthdayy Partyy Flip)’
’BIJOU & Gerry Gonza – Take A Hit’
’KJ Sawka x Noya – Rising Sun’
’Sam Lamar – Laserz’
’Pixel Terror – SUBMERGE’
’Goodnight Kiss – Better Days (PatrickReza Remix)’
’Terravita X Chime X Akylla – Go Higher’
’Rawtek & Juyen Sebulba – Rock High ft. Keno (Teknicolor Flip)’
’3lau – Walk Away (Parker Bootleg)’
’Bells and Robes – Jackal and the Moon’
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Tre Sera & Jessi Mason – Say Yes [TMN Premiere]

Tre Sera
Say Yes (feat. Jessi Mason)

Today we present to you the premiere of “Say Yes” by Tre Sera and Jessi Mason. Set for release on Hiiigher Records, this sweet Summer single is just what you need to end the week right.

“Say Yes” is a bubbly house tune with just the right vibe to lift you up in mood. Not only will your mood be uplifted, but your body will be dancing along to the progressive composition. Tre Sera and Jessi Mason keep things simple and focus on what matters; the result is a hell of a record. We’re proud to offer you the first listen and make sure to grab a copy of the track when it drops tomorrow!

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[Interview] TMN Gets To Know Zach Maxwell

It’s no secret that unearthing new and exciting artists is the main vein running through the pages of TMN. Sometimes an album strikes you just the right way, providing our ears with a dose of dopamine, while also signalling a wealth of untapped potential. One such artist and album is Zach Maxwell and his recent Music for Life EP. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Maxwell’s music manages to flit around the edges of multiple genres while offering a completely unique scope to listen through. Recently, Maxwell has been converting his recordings into a live setting behind a highly buzzed about residency in Denver at the eclectic Your Mom’s House venue; building loads of Mile-High hype over the past year.

Zach Maxwell will be playing the final show of his residency this Saturday, June 16th at Your Mom’s House, and we had the chance to sit down and get to know the burgeoning artist a little better before this weekend’s show. Read our interview with Maxwell below, and be sure to listen to Music For Life streaming on all major platforms.

The Music Ninja: First off, thanks so much for taking the time to sit down and chat with us a little bit. We’ve had the chance to listen to Music For Life a few times through, and more layers seem to reveal themselves with each passing listen. With this being your first official release more than a single, can you speak to the writing and recording process? Was your process any different trying to make a cohesive multi-track statement, or were things pretty routine when it came to getting the individual tracks in order for Music For Life?

Zach Maxwell: Thanks so much for the kind words about Music for Life! I’m glad that more and more layers are revealing themselves in subsequent listens.  It’s interesting, the process for making this EP was super nonlinear for me. Before I decided to release this EP, I spent a few years just making music that I wanted to listen to.  Just flowing with whatever vibe I was feeling on whatever day I happened to be making music. After a few years, I had 100’s of songs to choose from and realized it was probably time to put some of them out in the world! In listening to all the material I had made, certain songs seemed to fit together as a unit more than others.  I wanted my first release to be something that was more of an offering to the listener as a complete unit with a message versus a bunch of songs that I happened to like and put together. Additionally, my friend and longtime music Veteran Jayson Jackson helped me curate the songs and put together something that worked together. So the process was more working backward than thinking from the get-go that I was going to put a collection of music together.

’Zach Maxwell – Are You?’

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Audiowrx – Feels (feat. Jade LeMac) [TMN Premiere]

Tomorrow, Audiowrx will be dropping their EP, The Awakening, on Firepower Records. Instead of having you wait for the entire project tomorrow, we’ve got you covered with an exclusive premiere of the single “Feels” in the dojo today!

“Feels” features a vocalist by the name of Jade LeMac who happens to be only THIRTEEN years old. That’s right – and she kills it. The same can be said for Audiowrx with their future bass production that certainly lives up to its name by evoking deep emotions. We’re happy to give you the chance to hear it first and make sure to check back online tomorrow for the full EP!

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Boy Bjorn – Anchorage (Foreign Fields Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Boy Bjorn
Anchorage (Foreign Fields Remix)

Sometimes it takes the most intense moments in our lives to set us on a different path. I’m sure all of you can identify a singular point in your past that sparked a significant change. Whether it was wonderful, painful, or somewhere in-between, it’s a common thread through the human experience.

For Brian Holl (aka Boy Bjorn), that life-altering moment came at SXSW in 2015. As a member from the previously heralded electronica-folk duo Foreign Fields at the time, Holl experienced a panic attack that would alter his course, both in life, and in music, after experiencing early successes of national touring, festival appearances, and a critically-acclaimed debut album.

Now, 18 months later, Holl is ready to delve back into the musical world, and in addition to returning to Foreign Fields, he’s also doing so under the moniker of Boy Bjorn. The debut release, “Anchorage,” dropped not too long ago. It’s enveloping, with a buzz that calls on associations of Postal Service, Owl City, and of course, elements of Foreign Fields. While I strongly suggest adding it to your playlist, we’re actually here today to bring you a glimpse at the first remix of this single, coming via none other than Holl’s partner in Foreign Fields, Eric Hillman.

Beautifully composed, this take is a long-building and emotional ride, focusing heavily on Holl’s heartfelt lyrics for the majority of the ride. It’s slow, and intentionally so, utilizing soft keys and strings from the original and layered, vocoder-treated vocal harmonies. It has a depth to it that one would guess, could only stem from a deep, personal connection between the two.

Music aside, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks are a common thing, and something that we don’t need to battle alone. If you’re in the dark, please know that others, some of which who have been in your exact same place, are there and willing to help. Please reach out to a friend, a family member, or a complete stranger.

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[Indie/Folk] Jack O’Brien – Boo Hoo

Don’t you love when a new artist comes to the table baring sweet, delicious records? We do. And we’re happy to present another to you here in the dojo thanks to the debut project by Jack O’Brien. The Berklee graduate launches with his five track project, Boo Hoo, that will tug at your heart in all the right ways – even when it conjures up tear-jerking emotions.

Jack takes the minimal route with this singer/songwriter album whose power lies in its simplicity. Although there’s plenty of accompaniment on this Derek Simpson produced EP, the project centers around Jack with his guitar and the magic they make together. Not much else is necessary with a talent like this. Check out Boo Hoo below and make sure to grab a copy from the man himself.

’Would Be Anniversary’
’Crippling Posture’
’Mexico’
’Winter Coat’
’My Love’
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[Electro House] Wolfgang Gartner & JayKode – The Upside Down

Everything that has to do with “The Upside Down” is on point. From its creators – a mega collaboration between Wolfgang Gartner and Jaykode – to the song itself to the artwork; everything comes together in a nice ravaging package.

“The Upside Down” implores some throwback electro house characteristics while each artist playfully infuses their own sentiments in the mix. From the start it’s a big record and it only grows as it develops in time. There’s a little surprise, you’ll have to just hear it though. Play it all the way and more than once – this one is fire through and through.

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