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[Piano Session] Mario – Let Me Love You (Jack Garratt Cover)


As we continue on our month of Jack Garratt’s residency, we’re continually reminded why we’ve developed a sincere adoration for this UK-based musician. Today continues our ever-growing infatuation, as we get a glimpse at an entirely new side of this quickly-rising star.

Set against the backdrop of nothing more than powerfully cascading piano chords, we’re offered an intimate listen at the simplistic beauty and raw musical finesse from Garratt. Showing some love for the early 2000’s R&B hit “Let Me Love You,” we’re instantly taken away to another place, being helplessly consumed with each memorable lyric.

Originally played at Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show at SXSW, this cover (originally sung by Mario), accompanied a piano ballad-style version of his  song “The Love You’re Given.” If you’re unfamiliar with that one, take a gander at the original version below.

Jack Garratt
Let Me Love You (Live Cover @ SXSW
The Love Youre Given
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Azad Right Ft. Harry Hudson – If I Die (Prod. By HUCCI) [TMN PREMIERE]

If I Die Ft. Harry Hudson (Prod. By HUCCI)

We may be right, smack-dab in the middle of Miami Music Week, but right now, our ears are fully fixated on some hip hop at the moment, and we have LA-based Azad Right to thank for that.

Fresh off his hit “When You Know,” and a handful of SXSW shows (one of which we had the pleasure of catching), this intellectual lyricist has teamed up with Harry Hudson and blogosphere darling Hucci for a brand new track. As we’ve come to expect from this up-and-coming rapper, the story telling ability is well showcased, articulating exactly what he wants the listener to pull from his lyrics. It’s drenched with thoughtful emotion that hangs on Right’s every word, boasting a powerful message of hope for his career, his fan base, and the industry, in general.

HUCCI adds plenty of intrigue to the track as well, painting the perfect backdrop with a soaring piano riff, rolling hi-hats, and a spattering of multiple vocal samples. The two seem to be a match made in heaven, playing off each other’s talents in perfect harmony.

“If I Die” is the second track to Azad’s highly anticipated, upcoming EP this 2015. Make sure to follow him on soundcloud so you can keep tabs on upcoming releases. And if we were you, we’d make sure to catch a live show. After seeing him rock an intimate crowd in Austin, it’s no wonder he’s opened for icons such as Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Black Milk, Mos Def, Jay Rock, Slaughterhouse and Mobb Deep.

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Jack Garratt talks about SXSW, Blunderbuss, and Secrets of Beard Culture [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]


TMN: Hey Jack! Thank you for taking some time to speak with us. First up, let’s talk about the upcoming SXSW shows. Are you getting excited?

JG: Thank you very much. I’m so excited for it. I’ve known about that festival for so long and have always wanted to come and experience it, either as a fan or a musician. To be able to come out and do it as a musician is a real honor.

And, I’ve never been to Texas either, so I’m really looking forward to that.

TMN: How many showcases are you playing?

JG: I’m doing four.

TMN: You’re also doing a few shows in the states after that, correct?

JG: After SXSW, I’m doing two shows in New York. I’m doing support with Kate Tempest, which will be great. Then I’m doing Babies Alright with Communion, which is – for some strange reason – sold out.

On top of that, I’m flying out to LA for a show there, then after that I’m flying to San Francisco for a show, as well. They’ve all sold out as well, which I don’t understand. It doesn’t make any sense.

After that, I have a few weeks off, and I’m hopefully going to stay in LA and do some work. I’ll keep my head down, see what happens, and try to look out for what’s going to happen for the rest of the year.

After that, I head to Europe for, I guess, my proper European debut tour.

TMN: When can we expect a full US tour?

JG: I don’t know! We’re looking at the possibility of it, and trying to make sure we can come over and do some good shows at great venues. We’ll look to do a lot of US dates before the end of the year, and hopefully sooner than I think.

We will definitely, definitely be doing one before the end of the year though.
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[Deep House] Watermät & TAI – Frequency

SPINNIN Watermat & TAI - Frequency
Watermät & TAI
Frequency (Original Mix)

Ninjas, summer has officially arrived three months ahead of schedule this year, thanks to France’s very own, Watermat, and fellow Spinnin’ Records labelmate, TAI.

Last summer, the Frenchman released his latest single, “Bullit,” and the track catapulted the talented producer into superstardom, as it charted in the Top 10 in three countries. The Germany-based producer, TAI, gained recognition as a hip-hop producer, in addition to being named Germany’s most successful hip-hop producer in 2007, he had the most record sales in Germany and three top 10 albums to his name before diving head first into the world of electronic music. Together, the two immensely talented musicians have delivered their collaboration, “Frequency,” just in time to kick off festival season.

While a collaboration between a deep house sensation and bass producer may seem unorthodox, Watermat’s diverse array of sun-soaked instruments provides the perfect backdrop for TAI to integrate his unique bass inflections. The track opens with a piano-driven melody before diving into a hypnotic vocal loop that is further accented by Watermat’s signature horn synths and steady bass line. You can peep the track above ninjas, and make sure to snag your own copy when it drops on March 30th via Spinnin’ Records!

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[Dubstep] Trivecta – Ease My Soul ft. Charlotte Haining

Trivecta ft Charlotte Haining
Ease My Soul

We know, we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: We love discovering on the rise artists. There’s a novelty in finding a song that really makes you feel something and then seeing who created such a thing but not recognizing the name. That’s exactly what happened with Trivecta’s latest single, “Ease My Soul.”

Putting the bass throttles on full, Trivecta comes in hot from the sunny state of Florida to craft a tune that is equal parts beautiful and hard-hitting. The vocalist he chose, Charlotte Haining, couldn’t have been a better choice as her musical component only adds an extra layer of depth to take this track into the stratosphere. Mobilizing a calvary of nebulous melodies, Trivecta takes us back to the days when dubstep was the best thing since sliced bread and really blends the bass, percussion, and accents elegantly for the drop. He will without a doubt be an artist that we keep our eye on in the future.

Buy “Ease My Soul” on iTunes, and stream it above, or on Spotify.

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[Synth-Pop] Noonie Bao – I’m In Love

I'm In Love

Ahh! Gotta love new music Tuesdays! Like clockwork, the second day of the week seems to always be set up to find great new material. Coming to us on this fine Tuesday, Noonie Bao has come out of hiding for a new original. You may recognize her angelic voice from Avicii and Nicky Romero’s internationally successful track “I Could Be The One.” Following that massive success, the singer/songwriter debuted her first album in 2012 landing her a Grammy nomination.

Noonie Bao virtually disappeared after the nomination and took a new direction behind the scenes co-writing and lending vocals for the likes of Alesso, Carly Rae Jepsen, Clean Bandit and Charli XCX. After flying under the radar for some time now, her highly anticipated return is marked by her new single “I’m In Love.“ Unlike anything else we’ve heard from her, the original is filled with lush guitar plucks, quirky instrumentals, and anunderlying electronic beat. Pairing beautifully with her vocals, the up-beat tune sits comfortably in the genre of indie-pop, and will be the track to get you to Friday.

Stream “I’m In Love” above, and buy it tomorrow when it’s fully released.

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[Electronic] Robert DeLong – Long Way Down (Sean Glass Remix)

Robert Delong Long Way Down Sean Glass remix artwork (1)
Robert Delong
Long Way Down (Sean Glass Remix)

Fortunately for us, Monday has come and gone. While we still have a full four days ahead, this should help you breathe easier. Sean Glass, son of the Glassnote Records’ founder, Daniel Glass, has made his debut as a producer, taking on Robert DeLong’s “Long Way Down.” Some of you might remember Glass and his label, Win Music, for signing Duke Dumont and releasing his track “Need U 100%,” which was nominated for the Best Dance Recording Grammy in 2014, but now, the Win Music head honcho is hoping to find the same success that Dumont has had, with his own music.

First premiered by Jason Bentley on his KCRW Metropolis show, Glass’s remix of “Long Way Down” takes the indie croons of DeLong while simultaneously infusing a disco-inspired, house vibe into the track with distorted vocal samples and catchy hi-hats. Take a listen to the remix above!

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