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Brave Town – It Won’t Be Long (Third Kind Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Brave Town – It Won't Be Long (Third Kind Remix)

Debuting an artist is something that we hold near and dear. Over the past six years, we’ve had the pleasure of breaking numerous artists that are now playing the biggest stages, dominating the radio, and becoming household names across the globe.

Today marks another debut, as we bring you a first look and listen to 20-year Nashvillian old producer Third Kind. As we’ve seen so many times before, this aspiring musician also splits his time with classes at a university. However, while a lot of college dorm room producers start their craft at that point in time, Jonathan Rankin has actually been immersed in music from a very early age, taking to a set of decks in just the 7th grade.

Remixing fellow Nashville natives, Brave Town, Third Kind has put a delicious future twist on what was originally a glowing, guitar-centric indie rock tune. Focusing heavily on the engaging original vocals, this remix effortlessly fuses together the two genres, creating an impressive, unique persona of its own. Vocal treatments aside, the fast, rolling snares, powerful, future-style synths, and atmospheric hissing, drips, and drops are definitely the heroes of this song. When they all come together, it’s hard to not get completely lost, helplessly smiling at the enveloping experience.

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[House] option4 – Vibe On ft. Michael O/Say Woo

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One of our favorite beacons in the Denver dance scene is back after a long hiatus with two freshly delivered originals, and we frankly couldn’t be any happier about it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Late Night Legend, aka option4, now’s a perfect time to start bolstering up your catalog with his always soulful, often groovy, and unfailingly dance-inducing tunes. Also, we should note that the aforementioned nickname was completely fabricated for this post. While it certainly has a ring of truth to it, you might get a strange look if you address him as such on social media, or face-to-face.

“Vibe On” is the first track on this newly released EP, and it features singer/songwriter Michael O, who you may recognize from Pitch Perfect 2. Positive, uplifting, and inspiring, the iconic lyrics glide along a sexy-as-hell bassline effortlessly, giving listeners something to both dance and sing along to. As the song progresses, well crafted and placed vocal samples and chops add to the memorable persona, leaving us wanting to hit the replay button a few more times.

“Say Woo” leans a little more to the lighthearted side, boasting vocal samples that shouldn’t come as any surprise. Coupled with those playful “woos” and “yeahs” is a very organically derived house style, which goes heavy on the kick and well-accentuated percussion. It’s not overly complicated, and still perfectly maintains that soulful experience we’ve come to know and love from this Denver-based Producer/DJ.

“Vibe On” will most assuredly be a great addition to a long, arduous day, and “Say Woo” is the perfect fit to a rowdy after-party. You can pick both up on beatport, via Nurvous Records, and have both on hand for when those occasions arise.

Vibe On ft. Michael O
Say Woo
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 10/7 – 10/10


Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two 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, and 9PM on Sundays.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
– Make sure you bring some legit dance moves.

See you on the dance floor.

SNBRN - 10/7

Raindrops feat. Kerli (Original Mix)
Caked Up - 10/8
Lil' Jon - 10/9
Cassy - 10/10
Cassy 100% Vinyl @ Hard Wax, Berlin
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Naj Wareham

Our affinity with TOTEM pre-dates anything you’ll find on this incredibly gifted, NYC-based crooner’s soundcloud page. We did some digging, and our earliest posts feature songs that are, well, no longer featured. Sad as it may be, fear not, as we have some good news for you. October 9th brings another tasty selection of tunes from this golden-voiced indie artist, giving fans a few more reasons to swoon.

As we said before, Echoes drops in only a matter of days, and “Heartease” is the fourth and final song to come out ahead of it’s full, official release. Joining “All Falls Down”, “Unrequited” and “Comfortable,” all of which have already come out via SoundCloud, this emotionally charged ride highlights TOTEM’s powerful yet delicate vocals, set to the cinematic backdrop of soaring piano chords, understated percussion, and a provocative bassline.

One of the first songs I ever wrote and definitely a sentimental favorite of mine. It’s about a very specific person and a very specific time I just needed to just get away from her for the sake of my own emotional well-being. I was feeling a lot all at once and I stumbled across a book entitled “Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues”. The blues was what I had and I felt exactly that my heart was in dire need of a break. Writing this song helped give me a little bit of perspective, thankfully.

If you’re digging this tune, we highly recommend heading over to iTunes and pre-ordering the full EP. In fact, you should pry just do it now, so you won’t forget.

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[Give Back] Truancy – TRUANCY EP


The weekend has come and gone, but, surely, we can all agree that a tasty collection of beats are still in order, especially considering that we’re now coping with the start of a new work week. Luckily for us, newcomer Truancy served up a collection of originals late last week, and they’re sure to give you that much needed Monday pick-me-up.

Hailing from Minnesota, in a scene known for it’s affinity for heavy bass and massive drops, this up-and-coming producer is hoping to instill the love of groove and the underground in his hometown, and across the globe. Below you’ll find all five tracks from this dance-inducing EP, which highlight this youngster’s talent, as he utilizes elements of tech, electro, and groovy house.

Aside from providing you with a solid array of tunes for your Monday afternoon, Truancy is also hoping to provide shelter animals in the US with basic needs during their adoption process. So, after you check out the tracks below, head over to Cadence & Cause, pick it up, and help support the cause.

Feels Like
Queen feat. WebsterX
Muscle Milk
Within Our Love

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Solomon Grey – Choir To The Wild [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]


If you haven’t fallen in love with Solomon Grey yet, it’s only a matter of time. Their latest EP Selected Features dropped earlier this month, and it’s been garnering support from publications across the globe. Amongst many reasons for the fawning adoration of both critics and fans alike, is the fact that this London-based duo Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston can’t be placed into a neatly wrapped, genre-specific label.

A testament to that versatility can be found in a deep listening session through Selected Features, which showcases elements of larger-than-life, cinematic soundscapes, obscure hip hop vibes, and soulful grooves. Even though you won’t find it on the EP, “Choir to the Wild” had us enamored on first listen truly capturing the Solomon Grey’s genre-melding style.

That oh-so-gorgeous song not only highlights the stunning vocal harmonies between these two, but also the ability to encapsulate listeners with understated, and uncomplicated instrumentation. And, we’re admittedly giddy to showcase that, as we bring you an intimate look at their show at Sofar London on May 27th, 2015. Take a look below, but be warned – you’ll be helplessly lost for a few, brief minutes.

If you find yourself in London on November 11th, we strongly suggest you catch this duo live. Click here to pick up some tickets, before it’s too late.

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Ciaran Lavery – Shame [TMN VIDEO PREMIERE]

Ciaran Lavery

Another week has come and gone, and we’re once again looking ahead to a few days doing the things we love, with the ones we love. Some may choose to head out for a night on the town, some may choose to stay in, drink and book in hand, and spend a quiet night at home. For those of you who align with the latter, we have quite the tune for you.

Despite some eye-opening statistics, a lot of you might not be familiar with Aghagallon-based Ciaran Lavery. Little did you know, this uber-talented singer/songwriter has racked up millions of plays on Spotify, and was dubbed as a “Next Hype” by Zane Lowe of BBC Radio one, of course, before he left.

Today, we’re bringing you an intimate look at “Shame,” which showcases Lavery’s heartfelt lyrics and understated guitar work with a lovely section of strings. While the studio recording doesn’t include the strings you’ll see in the video below, it does add an illustrious depth to the already breathtaking track.

Truly singing from the inside out, Lavery’s vocals are sure to hook you in after first listen. If you’re lucky enough to run into this quickly rising musician, make sure to take a moment to tell him what you think. You might just give him a new insight into his own works.

Once I’ve let someone in to hear them, they aren’t my songs anymore. People come up to me and say the strangest things like, ‘This song meant a lot to me’, or they tell me what they think the song is about. And maybe it’s not, but their version is usually better than mine, so I usually agree with them.

Before watching the video below, make sure to scan this list of upcoming shows to see if you can catch any of them. If you can, we highly recommend doing so.

10/16 Glasgow – Nice N Sleazy
10/17 Newcastle Upon Tyne – The Cluny 2
10/18 Leeds Games Room – Brudenell Social Club
10/19 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
10/20 Birmingham – The Kitchen Garden Cafe
10/21 London – The Islington
10/22 Brighton – The Hope & Ruin
10/23 Bristol – The Louisiana
10/24 Cardiff – Four Bars at Dempsey’s
10/25 Manchester – Castle Hotel

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