Welcome to the weekend. Friday is here and so is a whole heap of free downloads for you to take with you as you get away from the worries of the week. Relax, party, do whatever it is you want to do over the next couple of days before you have to get back to the grind of the week. In this edition of our Friday Party Playlist we have a dozen records from some magnificently talented producers. Some of those names are AGLORY, Kaptain, graves x KRANE, NIGHTOWLS, Nathaniel Knows x Dirt Monkey and many more. This week we have mostly cut time records. Give these chill tunes some love during your free time and download the ones you like. Most importantly, #danceirresponsibly.
’Ed Sheeran x P.A.F.F. x Salvatore Ganacci – Shape Of You’
’Not Your Dope ft. Oly – What You Do To Me’
’graves & KRANE – Spells (feat. Blake Skowron)’
’The Chainsmokers – Paris (NIGHTOWLS x Fransis Derelle Remix)’
’Nathaniel Knows & Dirt Monkey – ABBA Feat Shamon Cassette ( Free Download )’
’Alison Wonderland & M
Phazes – Messiah (Crankdat Re
’Milk N Cooks & Brewski – Wait 4 U’
Everybody loves sushi; well, at least, everyone we know. Chances are, those same people that make up everyone will enjoy “Sushi King” all the same. Niki & The Dove are the gracious creators of this smooth concoction that goes down easy.
“Sushi King” is one of those kickback anthems. It’s got a cool vibe that makes it a great song to throw on when you’re looking to escape from the craziness that is life. Niki & The Dove cooked up a subtly strange tune here that is strange in all the right ways. When listening you may think you have a straightforward electronic meets pop single, but what you really got is something entirely different. It’s an intriguing song that is perfect to kick off the weekend with.
Shadowgraphs is a self-described “neo-psychedelic” rock group that hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. Recently, they have been releasing music through Portland’s Golden Brown, an independent label/artist development group. Today, TMN is premiering Shadowgraphs’ latest single, “Scarlet Tunic” as a followup to their first single “Countryside”, both off their upcoming full-length album that’s due out this April.
“Scarlet Tunic” is an adventurously high-energy tune, continuing off of the retro-cool sound established on the first premiere single. It is an unmistakably psychedelic production that shows influence from 60’s surfer rock. The track features a harmonization of reverb and distortion-heavy guitars, while being anchored by a rock-steady bass line that provides structure in an otherwise frenetic song. Band member Wils Glade describes the song as:
the mental point you get to when you’ve stayed up for way too long, like a day or so, and reality begins to crumble around you.
You can certainly feel this mental battle when you hear the guitar riffs go up against the dream-like, ambient vocals. If you rocked out to this joint, pre-order the upcoming album (out April 7th) on Shadowgraphs’ Bandcamp.
the kiss of the century ft cub
Andy Oliver, AKA dream beach, has long been among my favorite forces in the ambient electronic scene. The watery, bell driven soundscapes he consistently crafts never fail to send me packing to extended vacations into my imagination. Thankfully, Oliver’s most recent endeavor, “the kiss of the century,” only expands on the otherworldly atmosphere that he has cultivated throughout his previous work.
The tune features fanciful singing from Detroit’s mystical vocalist CUB, and builds on it marvelously with swelling synths and hypnotic syncopation. In regard to his experience putting together this auditory imagery, Oliver told us:
“TKOTC I made mostly in total delirium. I can see myself fighting rest, barely even there, teary eyed. My favorite ideas come to me very late at night right before I’m about to fall asleep. To me the instrumental acts as audible hallucinations during what felt like temporary insanity.”
KRANE x Laxcity
Outside ft. Sherry W
Electronic music fans rejoice. The genre giant KRANE has put together yet another ecstasy inducing EP for our ears to enjoy. If you’ve been keeping up with the artist as of late, you’ll know the has a big thing for collaboration. In fact, KRANE has been teaming up to throw down on heavy hitting tunes so often that he created an open format label called SESSIONS to host these countless partnerships.
The most recent batch of tracks to be released under this project, SESSIONS_04, showcases work from rising names in the electronic music community such as DNMO, WYOMI, Laxcity, and Oceans. Throughout the project we find a consistent thread of heavy hitting trap breaks contrasted by elegant, pleasant melodies. So when you press play, be ready for a dynamic, high energy listening experience. If you’re looking to get acquainted with new names in the electronic music world, definitely keep your ear on KRANE going forward.
Ultra Records has always been well regarded when it comes to putting out house music. The same can be said for the Bristol beatsmith Marc Vedo, who recently released a single with the veteran label. “Ride Of Your Life” dropped today, so it’s currently available for purchase on digital services if you so desire.
Marc Vedo isn’t the only one whose talents were brought to the table for this song. Singer Kylie Auldist performed on this vibrant house record. She adds a nice touch to a instrumental that, although strong, definitely is made for a vocalist to be on. With the upbeat Miami vibe, we can’t help but to think about MMW which is coming soon. We hope to hear this one while we’re there enjoying some sunshine!