Author Archives: Clayton Warwick

[House] DWNTWN – Missing You (Noah Diamond’s Pool Party Remix)

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DWNTWN
Missing You (Noah Diamond's Pool Party Remix)

Things are heating up in the City of Angels, and Noah Diamond is helping contribute to this pre-summer heatwave. Giving DWNTWN’s “Missing You” a deep house facelift, this young producer has crafted something that we’re anxiously loading up our “Summertime Pool Jams” playlist with.

The original tune via the Los Angeles indie popsters had a vocal progression that was perfect for a nice set of beats, and that’s just what happened. While some of the folky allure is gone, this remix takes “Missing You” to a whole different level, creating a sultry progressive, deep house gem.

This is a free download on Noah’s Soundcloud. We recommend you pick it up and throw it on at your next pool party.

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[Indie Pop] The Griswolds – Heart of a Lion EP

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Taking on the name of one of America’s favorite theatrical families is a challenge in and of itself. Bearing the name proudly while playing some infectious, indie pop tunes is a whole different animal. Luckily for Sydney based five piece, The Griswolds, they’ve done done just that, offering up an entirely different reason to grin ear to ear when someone says “The Griswolds.”

With uplifting, uptempo guitar-centric tunes, this Aussie outfit has us rocking flip flops, tank tops and Ray Bans, despite the fact that it’s still not warm enough to sport any of that gear. Regardless of which, these cats have a sound that calls on associations of classic acts like The Violent Femmes and new school island rockers like St. Lucia. The choruses are just catchy enough to sing along with, but not overwhelming to the point that you grow tired of them. The guitar work is intricate, yet easy to interpret. The drum work is enticing, creating the urgent need to get up and dance.

As a whole, Heart of a Lion is a four track collection of pop goodness that will gleefully crawl under your skin with ease, making you yearn for sandy beaches, fruity drinks, and a beautiful girl or guy to share it with.

Heart of a Lion
Mississippi
The Courtship of Summer Preasley
Red Tuxedo
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[Deep House] Marvin Gaye – Grapefruit (Larrykoek Remix)

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Marvin Gaye
Grapefruit (Larrykoek Remix)

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surfacing in the popularity of deep house among the masses. With that rising of deep bass hits and pitched down vocals, we’ve heard numerous remixes of one of our favorite Motown artists of all times, Marvin Gaye.

Serving up his spin on a legendary tune, Larrykoek has dialed up a piano centric deep house remix of the 1966 classic, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.” While maintaining the original appeal through nearly un-altered vocals, this Netherlands based DJ/Producer has something perfect for ramping up your weekend activities, or winding down from them.

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[Grooves and Moves] Beyoncé – Partition (Invoker Remix)

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Beyoncé
Partition (Invoker Remix)

Stealing the label of “Grooves and Moves” from one of our favorite music business personalities, we honestly couldn’t find a better way to label this deliciously deep house tune from Parisian producer Invoker. Pulling together some sultry synths, this Frenchman has flipped the famous American pop diva’s “Partition” on it’s head, giving it a seductive house treatment.

If you’re in the midst of getting ready for an epic night out, this song will accompany a shower beer quite nicely, providing adequate grooves for you to get all sexied up to.

Keep it real, ninjas. Keep it real.

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[Future Bass] GRiZ – Throwback

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GRiZ
Throwback

The lovingly adorned “Sexy Sax Man” just continued the norm of hooking his fans up with free tracks with “Throwback,” just in time for Counterpoint. This track is a sexy, silky smoove (yes, I actually typed out smoove) future bass tune that’s primed and ready for your weekend endeavors.

Featuring a dirty steel drum trap breakdown, this tune encapsulates everything we’ve come to know and love about GRiZ. Shake up a Mojito, press play, and get ready for some tropical, bass-heavy grooves.

If you’re heading to Counterpoint, make sure to catch his set Saturday, at 9:45 on the Steeple stage. If you can’t make it, no worries. He’s still in the midst of his Power in Numbers Spring Tour. Check out his facebook for all the pertinent details.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 101)

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Another week has come and gone, and here we are staring pure, unadulterated freedom right in it’s beautiful face. We know you probably have a few more hours of work left, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start jamming out.

#danceirresponsibly

Logic ft. Jhene Aiko
Break It Down (Louis Futon Remix)
Destinys Child
Say My Name (Cosmos Midnight Bootleg)
ScHoolboy Q
Man of the Year (Royal T Bootleg Dub)
Too Busy Thinkin (Marvin Gaye vs. Touch,Go) lobsterdust mashup
Eats Everything & Justin Martin
The Gettup (Lamore Gettdown Rework)
Duck Sauce
Goody Two Shoes (Our Time Bootleg)
Pharrell Williams
Happy (Sevag Area 201 Remix)
Trey Songz
Na Na (Grand&Warren Remix)
Calvin Harris Vs Otto Knows
Thinking About A Million Voices (Discosid Classic Mashup)
Zak Waters
Loose Cannon (Original Mix)
Rollin
Uberjakd
Henry Fong & DallasK
Blackmail
Dzeko & Torres
200K (Original Mix) Vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
JakeSgarlato & Diamond Pistols
How I Beat Shaq
Victor Niglio feat. Kristin Accorsi
Amani (Original Mix)
No Twerk (Gino Jocko VIP Edit)
Kendrick Lamar
2U (C. Justice Remix)
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Lincoln Jesser – Wicked Son [TMN PREMIERE]

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Lincoln Jesser
Wicked Son

As the weather gradually continues to warm, we find ourselves constantly seeking songs with groovy, danceable beats, light and playful synths, and an overall summery vibe. While Lincoln Jesser’s new track has some deeper emotions tied to the lyrics, we couldn’t help but dance our way all the way through.

Coming out of La-La Land, Lincoln once again displays his prowess for writing synth-heavy pop tunes that focus both on an engaging melody, and his casual, unassuming vocals. Every time he releases something, we seemingly can’t help but be drawn to it, smiling and dancing our way around TMN HQ.

We tracked Lincoln down for a quick quote on the meaning behind the family-driven lyrics. Here’s what he had to say:

It’s about the idea of being a “good” vs “bad person”…how most everyone is struggling to stay on the right side of that line, but it takes lapses to grow and evolve. It was inspired by the biblical story about the 4 sons actually: wise, wicked, simple, and silent.

As with a lot of his work, “Wicked Son” will be available for free download on his Soundcloud. Head over and pick up a copy for the weekend!

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