Press Pause (Free n Losh Remix)
What is it about the electronic duos that come out of Toronto that we love? The originality of their sound, period.
Pretty Lights released the remixes of ‘A Color Map of the Sun’ this week and we have the pleasure of premiering one of those remixes by the highly talented duo Free n Losh. The Toronto based artists show us exactly why their remix is in the album, they take an already amazing song, ‘Press Pause’, and turn up energy, adding the duos signature touches. Lee and Myles add in a deep drum melody to start, muting the vocals to have an almost eerie appeal. Then, they add in those electronic drops and a few trap beats to enhance a new hardness to the original song.
These two Toronto boys can just add this remix to the list of their music successes. Keep the wow factor coming. If you have not already, be sure to check out the full PL remix album.
It’s pretty much a given, when these two artists work together, they make pure magic. Alina Baraz and Galimatias have released their second song off their single for us to swoon over. “Pretty Thoughts” is the definition of a chill song, with the slow beat, laid back melodies, and Alina’s sultry and enticing vocals, this song makes it way right into your very thoughts. An almost dream like world among all the pretty thoughts is where listeners find themselves, while the soft drum beats, piano and relaxed electronic rhythms carefully tickle your ears and carry your mind to a pretty, pretty place.
Alina Baraz & Galimatias
And if that song wasn’t enough Alina for you which, let’s be serious, her voice is pure musical ecstasy that we can never get enough of, earlier this month ANDRU dropped a remix of her song “Drift”. The wonderful thing about Alina is her voice can be turned up or down, put with a slow beat or a fast beat and it always sounds unbelieveable. ANDRU adds his personal touches to this remix, slowing it down and pulling out Alina’s vocals to carry the song on one constant sound wave. Mixed with just the right about of electronic melodies, ANDRU engages his listeners to come drift away in this dream-like remix.
DRIFT (ANDRU REMIX)
GDJB World Tour: Chicago
Everyone likes for the end of the year to go out with a bang, and TMN is no exception to this desire.
For our last Resident Artist before the New Year, we wanted to find someone whose music speaks for itself, someone who is beloved by many and who continues to demonstrate their undeniable musical talent.Please welcome to the stage, Mr. Markus Schulz.
Over the last 10 years this insane DJ has crafted the individual music identities of progressive, trance, and house into his own unique fusion sound. In 2008 Schulz broke into the #10 on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 chart and since then he has continued his great success playing over 150 gigs a year, two label releases, millions of listenership, his personal Global DJ broadcast and he holds the title last year for DJ Times Magazine reader-voted America’s Best DJ.
Like many artists, Schulz’s love for dance music started at a young age. He emigrated from Germany to the United States when he was little and here, when he was just 13, he became enamored with the breakdance scene. From there he started to remix songs and his DJ career was born. Schulz’s sound was quickly noticed by European DJs. In 2004, he signed with heavyweight DJ agency David Lewis Productions (also home to Armin Van Buuren, a friend of Schulz’s). From this point on, the list of Schulz’s accomplishments as a DJ and a producer expand far beyond just one blog post. The truth is in his music, Schulz has been a prominent face of dance music for quite some time and will continue to spread his love of the music to as many countries, cities, and people as he can.
Here’s to ending 2013 with a dance music legend whose name is Markus Schulz.
Money On My Mind
He does it for the love.
Sam Smith tells us in his latest song ‘Money On My Mind’ that he doesn’t do it for the money. While he isn’t specific about what exactly he doesn’t do, he makes it clear that love is the answer to every question, every reason, and every answer. The wonderful British vocalist captivates with his stunning, blues-like voice and vocals that immediately stick in your mind. And then let’s not forget the intoxicating soft electronic beat, filled with drums and snap sounds, yes those fingers will be snapping. Smith just reminds us that it isn’t money that should be on anyone’s mind, but love, pure and simple and gleaming in all its glory.
Another month down and we have to say goodbye to yet another wonderful artist. But before we let Minnesota go, we had to ask him about his favorite songs at the moment. His responses are some wonderful choices, a mix of sounds to collaborate with this music wizard himself. Thanks for a grand month Minnesota.
Always (Wave Racer Remix)
Always (Wave Racer Remix)
You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)
You Know You Like It (Dj Snake Remix)
Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Minnesota has decided to keep us in suspense for a while longer while he continues to work on his new music. So for this month, he is handing over two unreleased instrumentals. The first is from his remix of Collie Buddz ‘Come Around,’ and the second is his original track ‘Float,’ featuring Zion I. These two unreleased gems are available for streaming below, or can be downloaded as WAV files by clicking the download link below.
Minnesota ft. Zion I
Float (Instrumental Version)
Come Around (Instrumental Version)
Flume & Chet Faker
Drop The Game
A little collaboration, boys?
Flume and Chet Faker teamed up to release ‘Drop the Game’, a fabulous song that shows off the talents of both Australian electronic artists. With the laid-back feel that many of Flume’s songs embrace, Faker adds a little of a jazz/indie sound with electronic melodies. The male vocals throughout the song are casual yet strong, again holding a laid-back feeling. These two artists keep changing the name when it comes to electronic music, putting their own spin and tastes into everyone of their songs and showing the music industry where the future of electronic music is always moving for the better.