[Event Review] NVDES and RAC Rock The Independent, SF 9/19

NVDES
I Want To Make Out At The Gay Club

TMN favorite NVDES opened up with an electrifying performance in support of RAC last Tuesday night. Playing in the intimate setting of The Independent in San Francisco, NVDES surprised an open-minded crowd that collectively seemed unfamiliar with their work. Frontman Josh Ocean and his long time collaborator, fondly known as Lemon Girl, rocked out with endless energy and charisma.

Attendees jammed out to tunes from NVDES’ most recent EP, La Nvdité Vol. 1. The EP was featured here on TMN and went along with an exclusive interview; check it out here. Highlights included the infectious electro-punk tracks “Dancer from New York” and “May and June”.  Ocean and Lemon Girl also graced us with tracks from their older discography, like “I Wanna Make Out at the Gay Club”. True to NVDES nature as a revolving collective, frontman Josh played a few tracks that bandmate Lemon Girl did not know. Much to his credit, Lemon Girl improvised flawlessly and put up a great performance throughout. Finally, they played some unreleased material, sharing some of their political leanings as well as their love for the Hyundai Elantra. Truly an eclectically enjoyable experience– one of the top 3 shows this Music Ninja has been to this year. Continue reading

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[Electronic] JETSET – Mayday EP

When JETSET was releasing singles over the last month, I thought I had the direction of the EP pinned down. To my surprise, JETSET went a very different way, accenting his previously released singles with unique instrumentals that are more orchestral than electronic.

Mayday has been released as a group of free downloads. His heavier tracks like “Bloke Patrol” and “Sawed Off” are the real party starters, with dirty basses that will blow any crowd away. Throughout the EP JETSET adds in instrumentation that is more like something you’d hear from a composer, showing off songwriting abilities that go beyond many producers. To cap off the EP, he mixes the two styles evenly with “Finale” featuring jvnk. Mayday is a testament to what producers should be doing – creating unique works of art instead of just doing what other people are doing.

’Walking Backwards’
’Rain (feat. osotyt)’
’Bloke Patrole’
’Abyss (The Heavens)’
’Sawed Off’
’Finale (feat. JVNK)’
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Cody Lovaas – Bodies (Roseville Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Cody Lovaas
Bodies (Roseville Remix)

Let’s start Monday off right the premiere of a brand new single. A remix by Chicago’s own Roseville of “Bodies” by Cody Lovaas is what we’ve got in the dojo today. You’re getting a first listen to its distinct future sound.

“Bodies” in its new form is characterized by a future tinged production with hints of influence from trap. It’s hybrid sound is what makes it so spectacular. Sometimes when people mix genres, they don’t do either justice and with this one Roseville was able to take the best parts of each and amplify them together. There’s plenty more where the style came from as you can see from the intro and bridge. Take a listen and enjoy the medley of sounds in the first peak at Roseville’s most recent remix.

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[Multi-Genre] Parker – Spark EP

Parker‘s debut EP, Spark, is finally here. Complete with five songs, Spark shows off just some of the sounds that make up Parker. Instead of creating an aimless collection of tracks like many producers do, Parker put together a cohesive, fluid EP that is incredible.

Spark begins with the poppy trap record “Home” featuring Oh Boy that sets the tone nicely for the rest of the project. There’s a little heavy edge so you know you’ll get some more bass in the project, which comes next in full force on the title track. After that “Shy” flips the script with a more heavenly, light sound. The rest of the EP follows suit with a brighter tone that continues through different genres. All in all it’s an amazing EP with our favorite track being “Wild” with Lost Boy. Can you pick a favorite? Let us know in the comments and get your copy of the EP.

’Parker – Home Ft. Oh Boy’
’Parker – Spark’
’Parker – Shy’
’Parker – Wild Ft. Lost Boy’
’Parker – Afterglow Ft. Bianca’
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[Moombahton] ShiShi – Look Me In The Eye (Feat. BAER)

ShiShi
Look Me In The Eye (Feat. BAER)

The producer ShiShi has been all around the world growing up. With that being known it should come as no surprise that his music has influences from all across continents. Just take his new song “Look Me In The Eye” featuring BAER as an example.

From the get-go you feel as though you’re not going to get the typical music experience. BAER’s infectious performance is beyond fantastic, leading the track forward from the start with grace. ShiShi already has the dembow going, but moves to full on moombah with the drop. He brings his own flash and flair to the song, establishing his own space within the genre. He doesn’t keep things quite so straightforward either, so have a listen and see where ShiShi takes you. Want a copy of the song? Grab it here today.

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[Electronic] Autolaser – Naikira

Autolaser
Naikira

“Naikira” by Autolaser has just come through the bitbird pipeline straight to the internet. This atmospheric gem is just what you need to kick off the week right. Let it whisk you away from the worries of the week that has just begun.

Autolaser put together quite an iconic record with this single. It’s not hard to imagine this one being played in a blockbuster film as it has an immensely powerful and memorable sound. “Naikira” is currently available on digital platforms for those of you who would like to get a copy or add it to your playlist! However, it will also be included on bitbird’s Gouldian Finch 02 compilation that is coming out on October 5th.

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[Gotta Be] Fresh Coat Mural Festival – LA Arts District – 10/7

We’re gearing up for another trip out to LA. This time, we’ll be hitting up the inagural Fresh Coat Mural Festival, which is hitting the streets of DTLA on October 7th. A beautiful blend of art, music, food, and drinks, this brand spankin’ new block party has something for just about everyone.

Legendary local and national street artists Drew Merritt, Breeze, Vyal, It’s a living, Axis, Carley Ealey, Andrew Hem, and OG Slick will be taking over walls in the Arts District, serving up incredible, live street art for everyone who comes down. On top of that, there are local, curated food trucks from LA dishing out tasty bites, alongside of brews from Angel City Brewing and hand-crafted cocktails featuring Hansen’s Soda.

As if that wasn’t reason enough for you to head down, there’s also a top-notch musical lineup. The day kicks off with old school, hip-hop icons, The Beat Junkies, followed by Peanut Butter Wolf and The Hood Internet. Rounding out the bill are a handful of TMN favorites. Viceroy, who was one of our Resident Artists here at TMN, and the ever-so-chill Poolside. The cherry on top? RJD2 will be closing out the night. We’ve admittedly never seen him live, so you’ll find us front and center as soon as he takes the decks.

The best thing about this fest? It’s free. That’s right. The organizers, The Container Yard and Hansen’s Soda have you covered. All you have to do is RSVP and you’re good to go.

’Poolside – Next to You’
’Poolside & Fatnotronic – Esperar Pra Ver’
’RJD2 – Peace Of What’
’RJD2 – 20 Grand Palace’
’RJD2 – Smoke & Mirrors’
’Stayin’ Alive (Viceroy Edit – TMN EXCLUSIVE)’
’50 Cent – Disco Inferno (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)’
’Peanut Butter Wolf feat. 50 Grand of Homeliss Derilex
Max Mode(1995)’
’Charizma & PB Wolf – Tell You Something (1992)’
’Mocky – Sweet Things (The Hood Internet Remix ft. Donwill)’
’Beat Junkies – Classic material vol 1 ( full mixtape )’
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