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Samuel L Cool J – Slip and Slide [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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SAMUEL L COOL J "Slip And Slide"

Brandishing the name of one of America’s most cherished Summertime toys (unless you hit a rock, that is), Samuel L Cool J is premiering their video for this nostalgic tune today on TMN.

With a setting of filming a music video as the music video itself, “Slip and Slide” is a soulful track that will take you all the way back to yesteryear. In fact, we’re going to send this post to our parents as soon as we finish writing this up, as we know they’ll appreciate the classic Americana rich vibes it’s carrying.

Made up of an all star collection of Valley bands including: Gospel Claws, Through and Through Gospel Review, Ladylike, Wooden Indian, Programming Hiro and Mergence, this group has us calling on associations of the classics, but also new school soul/R&B acts like Bo Saris, Michael Kiwanuka, and Nick Waterhouse.

While they don’t have much released at this point, we can garauntee you this won’t last for long, and we’ll be waiting anxiously at our keyboards for that day to come.

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Noosa – Wildfire [TMN PREMIERE]

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Wildfire

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As we close out a full week of premieres from Los Angeles based indie-pop goddess Noosa, we’re sporting a big toothy grin as we start to write up what’s always been our favorite song from this album (released today). If you’re sitting down, be prepared to start grooving in your seat. If you’re standing up, give yourself plenty of room to frolic around the room. In fact, you might want to put the dogs away for this one. Well, unless you have a dog big enough to have them stand on their back legs and dance with you. In which case, grab those front paws and get ready to move.

We digress. When we first agreed to premiere each song from Wonderland one by one, we were anxiously awaiting getting to write this one up. Not that we didn’t love the entire album, but this song has undeniable charm. Charged up with space-like fluttering synths (courtesy of production wizard Mickey Valen) ‘Wildfire’ crackles with infectious incantation.

Boasting a upbeat, pop-driven sound that we fell in love with on tracks like ‘Sail,’ this song showcases Sky’s often intoxicating lyrical imagery. It won’t be long before ‘Wildfire’ is populating all kinds of playlists, including some that will carry names like “Summertime,” “Happy Place,” and “Favorites.”

Even though iTunes messed up the artist listing, we still encourage you to head out and pick it up today. For only $8.91, you can’t go wrong purchasing this stellar indie album.

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Noosa – Walk On By (Album Version) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Walk On By

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

Now that we’re fully rested from a glorious weekend, we’re ready to bring you yet another song from Noosa’s upcoming album, Wonderland. Dropping tomorrow, we’ve already shown you almost everything from this stellar nine song collection, but we still have two more posts to go.

Before you get started with your comments on how ‘Walk on By’ has already been released, take a moment to listen carefully. This version has been edited a bit for a music video cut. So, while it might not be something brand new, we all have a music video to look forward to soon, which is always a plus.

Originally released back in 2013, this song caught the attention of the blogosphere rather quickly, racking up nearly a half a million plays. Not to mention it also had absolutely stunning remix that came along later via Sound Remedy, which amassed over 1.5 million plays.

It’s to the point now where people can easily identify this song within the first five seconds, based solely on the powerful piano chords that walk the song in. When paired up with Sky’s powerful lovelorn lyrics, this song is one that has made it’s way into the hearts of many, and with good reason.

That wraps it up for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with the last (and our favorite) song from the album!

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Noosa – Golden One [TMN PREMIERE]

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Golden One

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As we approach the end of the week, we’re putting the breaks on dropping two premieres a day, in an order to give you something to look forward to throughout the weekend. If you have no idea what that means, click here to check out the first six songs from Noosa’s upcoming LP, Wonderland, which we’ve been premiering all week long.

Today we’re serving up a cinematic and melodic tune from this LA-based vocalist. “The Golden One” reminds us a lot of what we’ve heard from Noosa in previous works, providing us with a memorable chorus that cascades across a twinkling piano and uplifting sections of strings. It definitely follows the same vein as the rest of the album as well, which we realize was very well thought out by both Sky and producer Mickey Valen. While it’s not a concept album by any means, it’s still a very cohesive effort.

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[Get Crunk] Gazzo and Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 104)

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I honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing this playlist for two years now. It started out of the need for good party music for my weekend festivities, which then steamrolled into showcasing a lot of amazing up and coming artists through their free bootlegs, mashups, and originals. Alongside of supporting so many talented people, I’ve also had the pleasure of providing you with not only over 1,000 free tunes, but an ample number of wicked hangovers as well.

For the second anniversary, and my final party playlist, I’ve roped in one of my regulars, Gazzo. He’s curated some of his favorite party tunes, coupled in with his latest release and an exclusive mashup. Check out what he had to say below, then get ready to dance.

Clayton’s Party Playlist has been a panty-droppin’ ultimate source for great up and coming music fo free 99. I’m super honored to be able to not only host this week’s playlist, but also call Clayton a friend of mine! He’s been a huge supporter of mine since day one and I want to take this moment to thank him and The Music Ninja for staying with Team Gazzo. <3 U!
H8RS (Tom Staar & Kryder Remix)
Waiting Up (Original Mix)
The Fray
Love Dont Die (Alexandre Remix)
Gregor Salto & Wiwek
On Your Mark (Dubsefs Festival Trap Remix)
Monstro
Rave Control pt.1
Reid Stefan feat. Matias Mora
We Are The Earthquake (Kastra & Damien Anthony Remix)
Fareoh
Daydream (Original Mix)
Zeds Dead
Hadouken
Lush & Simon
Banshee (Original Mix)
Oh Be Clever
Next To You (Elephante Remix)
Kickdrum (Ikon Remix)
Reece Low
Cannon (Original Mix)
HLM
Deep Field (Original Mix)
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Rather Be (WasteLand Bootleg)
Tiesto, Ummet Ozcan feat. Matthew Koma
Wasted (Jacob Soul Bootleg)
Gazzo
Funky Beats (Original Mix)
BETTER OFF KNAS (Gazzo Mashup)
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 5/14

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

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UP ALL NIGHT ft. Angel Taylor (teaser)

The Others - May 16th
All The Way Down (Youngsta Rinse FM
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Her Face vs Growler (Trent Cantrelle Edit)
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Noosa – Forest Lane [TMN PREMIERE]

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Forest Lane

Photo Credit: Myles Pettengill

As you slowly rolled out of your bed today, we were already hard at work planning out the next two premieres from Noosa’s upcoming album, Wonderland. Today’s first feature brings you a slightly more up-tempo take in comparison to what we’ve been sending your way the past few days.

Producer Mickey Valen did a bang up job on this track, giving it a soundscape that’s familiar, yet stands apart from the rest of the album. Experiencing both the calming vocal verses from Sky paired perfectly with luscious layers of strings, and the driving percussion work during the choruses, we’re left quite fond of the varying soundscapes in “Forest Lane.”

Check back later today to catch the other premiere from Wonderland!

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