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Matt Simons – Catch & Release (Alex Adair Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Anytime you have a track with massive, eye-opening stats like being #1 in the Spotify Viral Charts in 20 countries, hitting #1 on Hype Machine three separate times, and being Top 5 most Shazamed globally, you know some remixes, both official, and bootleg, are bound to follow. That’s exactly what we have here today, as up-and-coming UK producer Alex Adair offers up a first look at Matt Simons‘ 2014 international smash hit “Catch & Release.”

Maintaining all of the delightful pop sensibility from the original, Adair pays at artful homage by infusing the signature sound fans have come to appreciate through tracks like “Make Me Feel Better” and “Heaven.” The vibes are chill, the synths are tropical, and the vocal sampling is impeccable, creating a perfect addition to your warm weather playlists.

This remix follows a wildly successful interpretation from Deepend, and we’re sure it will follow right along in its footsteps, winning over the ears and hearts of the music lovers around the globe.

Pick it up for your personal collection starting tomorrow on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.

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New Carnival – Sweet Caroline [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

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If you stopped by this post in hopes of finding a new version of Neil Diamond’s legendary “Sweet Caroline,” we have to inform you that you probably won’t be belting out that iconic “ba ba ba!” While that classic will forever live in the annals of karaoke lore, we’re actually bringing you sparkly new anthem from Bristol-based trio New Carnival.

“Sweet Caroline” kicks off an event-filled 2016 for this budding young band, leading them into a Club NME show at the Koko next month, followed by a hometown gig at The Louisiana and an appearance at Dot To Dot Festival coming in May. This is only the second release from these lads, which means you’re early to the party. Unless you happened to catch Annie Mac dubbing them with the esteemed New Names for 2016 honor earlier this year, in which case, you’re ahead of the curve.

The tune boasts scintillating guitar work, emphatic percussion, and lyrics that grab a hold quickly. At times, it’s reminiscent of The Wombats, bringing a dancy, larger-than-life listening experience. Today, we’re bringing you the accompanying music video, which was directed by Woody Rankin. Take a look below, then head over to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer to get “Sweet Caroline” for your personal collection.

UK Tour Dates
22nd April, Club NME at Koko, London

27th April, The Louisiana, Bristol

27th-29th May – Dot To Dot Festival (Nottingham, Bristol & Manchester)

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[Neo-House] Kryptogram – Scarlet

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There’s no doubt a good lot of you are counting down the days to your annual pilgrimage to that infamous Southern California desert. Alongside packing, buying portable phone chargers, and finding an epic tank top, you’re also probably building out the perfect Coachella party playlist, calculating the perfect arrangement of tunes to fill the speakers in your Airbnb rental, hotel room, or tent. Well, we have another solid addition to toss into the mix, coming by way Chicago-based Kryptogram.

We’re no stranger to the silky smooth, self-dubbed Neo-House sounds from this up-and-coming producer, having previously covered tracks of his. However, it has been a minute since he’s popped up on our radar, most likely due to the fact that he’s also studying Audio Engineering at Columbia College Chicago. Balancing that and making music is no easy task, but we sure are appreciative he put in some long nights to bust out this gem.

“Scarlet” is the first release of 2016 from this Windy City resident, and it showcases what we’ve come to know and love from him. It’s light and groovy, featuring soft kicks, layers of delicate synths, and well-crafted vocal samples. The collective effort provides something that’s perfect for a pre-game poolside chill session, the lengthy line of traffic to the Polo Fields, or keeping things going after you get back to your spot.

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Kassassin Street – Hand In My Pocket [TMN PREMIERE]

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Hand In My Pocket

It’s Hump Day, which means you could probably use a little bit of attitude, edge, and energy to get you up and over into the second half of the week. Look no further, ninjas. Portsmouth-based five-piece Kassassin Street has you covered, coming your way with a brand new track that has an aggressive, dancy, and politically charged nature.

“Hand In My Pocket” first kicks into gear with an emphatic bassline and strong, slapping snare hits. From there, the song layers on eccentric guitar work, laser-like synths, well-placed vocal samples, and one catchy-as-hell chorus. While the instrumental side of the song brings forth a dance-inducing boisterous vibe, the lyrics offer up a different story, showcasing an impressive depth of social commentary.

Following up on a solid 2015, Rowan Bastable (guitar, vocals), Tom Wells (bass, vocals), Andy Hurst (keys, samples), Ryan Hill (guitar, vocals) and Nathan Hill (drums) are now locked into an eventful first half of this year. If you want to catch them live, you can find them at any one of the shows below.

TOUR DATES:
9th April – 2Q Festival, Derby
15th April – KOKO, London
16th April – Xpresstival- Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30th April – Live At Leeds, Leeds
7th May – FESTIVAL SOS 4.8, Murcia, Spain
28th-29th May – Common People, Southampton

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Brooke Bentham – Oliver [TMN PREMIERE]

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Brooke Bentham has already experienced quite a bit at just the young age of 19. Three years ago, she crafted her debut song, “We’ll Be Ghosts,” which showcased the expansive reach of the internet, the blogosphere, and the millions of scouring music nerds who search for upcoming talent each and every day. It took off. So much so, that it overwhelmed her, causing her to pull the track down from the fawning attention.

Over the past few years, she’s been honing her craft, making sure that she felt comfortable with her art being listened to by the masses, and we’re gleefully bringing you the first look at it. “Oliver” delivers all of the spine-tingling beauty you would hope from Bentham’s return, showcasing both her raw power and calculated vocal finesse. It’s backed by understated guitar work, and accentuating percussion, which serves as the perfect backdrop to become completely spellbound by each lyric. Try it out and see. We’re pretty sure you’ll stop in your tracks, unable to do anything but just listen.

The future for this budding young artist is bright and sunny, with sold out rooms and charmed fans dotted along the path. Make sure to keep up with her on Facebook to follow along.

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Sea Moya – Bangalore [TMN PREMIERE]

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As I get older, gracefully accepting the fact that my rowdier years are fading in the rearview mirror, I’m consistently drawn to the calmer, more ambient, and textural electronic music. From Tycho, to Bonobo, to Little People, I’m intrigued more so by artists who artfully craft impressive layers of soundscape that create a truly encapsulating experience. Today, I get to add one more name to that list with this premiere from Cologne/Mannheim-based three-piece Sea Moya.

Dropping in June on their upcoming Baltic States EP, “Bangalore” is a listening experience in the truest sense. It slowly builds through tape saturation, atmospheric elements, and radiating synths, gradually winding its way up to a glowing, percussion-centric crescendo. You’ll find yourself putting it into a few neat little boxes, or playlists, rather, which could easily include a chill Sunday at home, a sunny day by the pool, or a lengthy road trip through the countryside.

When asked about the inspiration behind this impressive tune, Sea Moya Iven had this to say:

“Bangalore” has a real Urban feeling to us. We began to imagine a highway at night through a foreign, exotic city. We didn’t want it to be too “city” like, so we incorporated some samples of natural and more organic sounds. We decided to go against recording vocals in this track too, which is different from our usual stuff.

Make sure to follow these cats on Facebook and SoundCloud to keep up with news on the upcoming EP and live shows.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 3/31 – 4/3

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As we continue along into 2016, we’re excited to bring you more opportunities to check out our favorite club. As you probably already know, we’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta for over three years now. We know you’ve had 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

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