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[Dubstep/Trap] Kai Wachi – Die Young EP

With how amazing Kai Wachi‘s music is, he’s going to live forever through the legacy he is building. This is somewhat ironic given the name of his latest project, Die Young, that was released today on Kannibalen Records. The project is another step in the right direction for Kai who is already steps ahead of most producers.

Officially Die Young features four originals including “LUVSICK” that is already a success in its own right as a single. On top of the hybrid tracks that he’s added to the mix, we get a bonus free download called “No Games” that can only be found on Soundcloud. Our guess is that it has to do with an uncleared vocal sample. It’s good for us though, as we can get this one for free. Even if it wasn’t the entire EP is worth the purchase price. Get ready to get filthy with some bass, Die Young is here. Get your copy online, or add it to your playlists!

’Kai Wachi – GTFU’
’Kai Wachi – Cutthroats’
’Kai Wachi – LUVSICK Feat. Ylti’
’Kai Wachi – Kismet’
’Kai Wachi – No Games (Bonus Track)’
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[Future Funk] Naxatras – Space Tunnel (Kaptain Remix)

Naxatras
Space Tunnel (Kaptain Remix)

It’s not often you see official remixes by producers for bands that are located a world apart from each other. That happened with Kaptain of San Francisco who was asked to take on “Space Tunnel” by the band Naxatras.

Kaptain’s funky style has breached markets across the world, which isn’t all that surprising considering everyone likes to get groovy. With this Kaptain keeps up the funk, but accents the band’s psychedelic sound with his own hypnotic tone. Part of what makes this remix so incredible is that Kaptain created it without the use of stems because the original track was recorded onto one channel. I’m no producer, but I’m not even sure how you’d go about that. Kaptain succeeded though and now we have a free download to enjoy.

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Kai Straw – Cherry Corvette [TMN Premiere]


Kai Straw is set to release his album very soon. Toothpick was incredible, but given the recent singles from GUN, we’re expecting an even better LP this time around. The last single has hit the web today and you’ll be hearing it first here in the dojo. Let’s take a ride in “Cherry Corvette” shall we?

One thing I particularly enjoy about a lot of Kai’s music is that it tells a story. “Cherry Corvette” paints a vibrant picture with its lyrics despite the general tone of the song being much more chill and mysterious. Kai delivers a tasteful single that will usher us into the Fall in style. You’d be mistaken to miss out on this one. “Cherry Corvette” is out today in full, so if you’d like a copy you can grab one now from digital stores or add it to your playlist!

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[Trap] Black Tiger Sex Machine x YOOKiE – Lions

Black Tiger Sex Machine x YOOKiE
Lions

Black Tiger Sex Machine come together with YOOKiE for a monumental bass track called “Lions” that comes with the announcement of the next BTSM album. Safe to say today is a big day for the trio who have released the single on their label Kannibalen Records.

“Lions” is an orchestral bass anthem, showcasing BTSM’s usual intrigue alongside YOOKiE’s iconic sub-bass growls. I can only imagine how this song gets received when BTSM or YOOKiE drops it on the Midnight Terror tour that is currently underway. BTSM’s next album will be coming – when? We can’t be too sure, but we don’t mind waiting around as long as “Lions” is here with us. Get your ears ready for some heavy bass and get your copy of the single today.

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[Future Bass] Kai Straw – Supernova

Kai Straw
Supernova

If you’ve been following Kai Straw like we have, then you’ve come to expect music that will pull at your emotions. That’s just what is going to happen when you listen to “Supernova” however Kai dives into a different sound with this single.

“Supernova” blends Kai’s usual indie sound with future bass to create an invigorating song with soaring synths and a vocal performance that will give you chills. This certainly wasn’t what I was expecting to hear from Kai as he unveils his upcoming LP, GUN, but it comes as a nice surprise. This track follows up Kai’s single “The Recipe” that you should check out if you haven’t yet. “Supernova” is currently out on digital platforms for those of you looking to get a copy or add it to your playlist.

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VOLAC Talks New Track and Japanese Drift Cars [TMN Interview]

Volac
Wait A Minute ft. Peazy 616

This Russian producer and DJ power duo has been making waves with releases on Tchami’s label Confession, AC Slater’s Night Bass and have joined forces with LA-based DJ/producer DESTRUCTO to create a G-house infused anthem “What I Got” which received over 1 millions streams on Soundcloud. Now VOLAC brings us a brand new track released on Night Bass and a tour announcement.

“Wait a Minute,” the duo’s recent track, continues to incorporate their G-house and hip-hop infusion to bring us another dark clubby hit that features the vocals of Peazy 616 and keeps us falling more in love with their over all production style. We got the chance to ask them about their No Love tour which kicked off in the US August 3rd in Santa Barbara, the new track, their thoughts on the Holy Ship debacle and more. Make sure to check out the track and click here for a list of tour stops and tickets.

TMN: How did VOLAC come to fruition?
VOLAC: We’ve been friends since childhood and both started listening to and loving electronic music early, so we tried making tracks together. When we were very young, we were creating a very different kind of dance music from what we produce now. After two years, we started to prefer deep house. Then, we continued on to do some G-house and bass house music. Volac was born very simply! One day we were making a track with a lot of vocals, and when we were saving it, we used the wrong two letters—“L” and “C.” We saved a track with the title “Volac” and loved the name!

TMN: Any previous background in music?
V: Volac is our first project as a duo. In the beginning we tried to making more EDM type music… but this wasn’t for us. We’ve been growing step by step though 😉 Started from the bottom hahaha

TMN: You have had some releases on same amazing labels such as Confessions, Destructo’s Hits Hard, and Night Bass – How does it feel to be recognized buy such strong producers? 
V: To get respect from great labels and high profile producers is always really cool. We definitely feel a responsibility to create really solid tracks for each release on these taste making labels, and love putting together our best tracks for these releases.

TMN: You have a tour kicking off this weekend – what are some of the stops you’re most excited for? What are the feelings you like to induce on the crowd with your music during shows?
V: We are super excited for each show, but we’re probably the most excited for HARD fest, and Elements festival coming up this weekend. When we play we love moving the crowd with bass heavy tracks – we mostly enjoy playing our own music.

TMN: Any opinion on the news of Live Nation trying to push out Destructo
from Holy Ship?
V: We know that Holy Ship is one of the best boat parties in the world and that Destructo is great promoter and we don’t know exactly why this is happening. We hope that everything with his career will be cool and look forward to playing some of his parties in the future and continuing to collaborate with him!

TMN: I really dig the new track, the incorporation of the hip-hop vibe really stands out compared to other tracks- how’d this track come about?
V: We always try to combine house and hip-hop styled music. This is something we’ve been doing for some time now, and we love combining these two elements. “Wait A Minute” started with an awesome vocal from Peazy 616 and we built a super heavy beat around it – we’re really happy with how it came out.

TMN: In such a now saturated market what’s your advice to producers on making music that stands out in general?
V: Everyone should focus on crafting their own unique style. Copying anyone else just leads to more of the same music; you really need to work on creating something special and new. Spend as much time in the studio as you can!

TMN: Anything special on the horizon other than the tour and new track releases? 
V: We have a bunch of awesome VOLACAST guest coming up and the videos are getting even crazier & funnier. Other than music, we’re thinking about buying an old Japanese drift car lol – we’ve wanted to
get one of those for so long haha.

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[Electronic] Whethan vs Oliver Tree – When I’m Down (Bronze Whale Remix)

Whethan VS Oliver Tree
When I'm Down (Bronze Whale Remix)

Today we’re bringing you a remix that instantly caught our attention for Whethan vs Oliver Tree’s “When I’m Down.” Austin, Texas duo Bronze Whale made up of Aaron Jaques and Benny Alley have been breaking into the music scene since 2011 and giving themselves a great name between original releases and other remixes.

This bouncy, pop edit takes this piano heavy chilled out track and leaves plenty of room for dancing. The added edginess to the layers in production give us a true sense of what these two are all about and keeps us bobbing our heads. Sometimes Tuesday’s can be just as bad as Monday’s but this release is a 10/10 mood booster and has us ready to rock into the weekend. Bronze Whale sweetens the deal by making their remix available as a free download here. Make sure to check it out and add it to your favorite Summer Playlist.

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