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[Indie Folk] Folly & The Hunter – Awake

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Outside Music
Folly & The Hunter ➵ Awake

For a good portion of you out there, the weather is slowly changing, leaves are starting to sprout, days are starting to get longer, and your musical selections are about to get sunny, shimmery, and uplifting.

In celebration of the riddance of those icy winter months, we’re highlighting one of our favorite Indie Folk acts, Folly & The Hunter. This Montreal four-piece recently released a new tune, and it’s everything we’ve come to know and love about this up-and-coming act. With shuffling percussion, soaring piano chords, and impeccable vocal harmonies, all we can do is sit back and sport a goofy toothy grin.

When asked about the song, the band had this to say:

“Awake” was written when I had writer’s block. The song is about creating something out of nothing and forcing yourself to wake up to find spontaneity & passion in your life.

So, as the temperature starts to heat up, head out and find some adventure. Whether it’s in your own backyard, your city, or somewhere in a remote part of the globe, just do it. And, let Folly & The Hunter provide a welcome addition to your accompanying playlists.

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 143)

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Ninjas! It’s that time of the week again. We highly encourage you to pour yourself a tall glass of your favorite adult beverage, crank up the volume, press play, and start boogying.

#danceirresponsibly

White Lies
Odesza (VYGR Remix)
Maejor
Get You Alone Feat. Jeremih (Primat Remix)
Milo Mills
bad bitches by the pool
Jeremih
Dont Tell Em (Kasbo Remix) Ft. YG
XYLØ
America (Young Bombs Remix)
Karma Ft. Michele Wylen (Durkin Remix)
Diplo
Revolution (Gylzey Remix)
TroyBoi
You Kno
Thief
Crazy (Lost Kings Remix)
Big Freedia
Ol Lady (Lazerdisk Remix)
5 & A Dime
Wild (Original Mix)
Yogi ft. Pusha T
Burial (Skrillex & TrollPhace Remix) (G Buck Edit)
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option4 Talks Red Rocks, Bagels, and his Upcoming Originals [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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Each month, our Residency Program brings an intriguing artist, and we’re always excited to get to know a little bit more about them, their history, and their craft.

While the city of Denver might be very familiar with option4, we’re guessing there are a fair number of you who are unfamiliar with this Mile High City icon. We’re going to change that right here, right now. Crack open a cold one, grab a bagel, and get to know Mr. Brennen Brylarly.

TMN: Let’s kick things off by talking about your upcoming releases, if you can speak about them.

O4: Right now, we’re in a different process now with everything option4. Last year, I came out with all those releases, and before I knew it, I had put out 16 releases. Way too much. I got caught up in that remix world. I needed to pay rent.

I wasn’t really focused on option4 as an artist. I was touring and working on these remixes, which are fun, and I like all of them, but it wasn’t really stretching myself as an artist, per se.

I went on a hiatus and got in the studio. I started working on original records. We’re doing it all proper this time – shopping toplines, shopping labels. To me, it doesn’t matter if I have another record come out for the next six months. I know that when they come out, they will be released correctly with the proper PR. Hopefully, people appreciate them.

A lot of time and effort has gone into these records. They are ready to go. I’m not going to tour at all this summer. I’m going to play HARD Red Rocks this summer and Bisco, and that’s it. I’m going to spend the rest of the summer in the studio.

TMN: We’ve had the pleasure of hearing some of the new stuff. A lot of it feels like it has…a lot of soul. It has emotion. Why is that important to you when you go into recording something?

O4: Right now, my main thing is – I’m just trying to do what I enjoy. Last year, I was making all these big bassline records. They’re really fun to play out in the club, but I feel like everyone is doing that. That sound is rinsed, at the moment.

Last year, there was an explosion of big bass line driven house. Single melodies draped over single note basslines, going up and down. That was cool, and it was fun. But, somehow, that became “Deep House.”

Everything is going two different ways. You have what everyone is calling Deep House from the past couple of years. You have all these EDM kids who think EDM is stupid, which, we’ve been saying forever.

They feel that way now, all the sudden, so they want to go into this thing. So, the people who were making a little bit more mature beats at the time – they’re going different routes. One way is – they’re going a lot heavier, more monotonous, darker, repetitive beats. I want to go the other way. I love techno, but I want to make music that is emotive, but is still based upon the bass and the drums.


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[Groove] Phony Ppl – End Of The Night (Louis Futon Remix)

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Phony Ppl
End Of The Night (Louis Futon Remix) [Free Download]

Even though this track dropped a week ago, and we featured it on our Friday Party Playlist, we felt the urge to give it a moment in the limelight with a full write up.

Those of you who’ve been following us for some time know that we’re all about what this Philly-based producer puts out, and this remix of “End the Night” is no different. This time around, Louis Futon has taken a step back from his future-rich sounds to dial up a groovy tune, rich with classic instrumentation of his own and plenty of elements from the original production.

While we still have another Party Playlist coming out later today, nothing says “Friday,” more than this tune. Press play and get ready for the weekend.

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Bart B More – Share Your Love [PREMIERE + Q&A]

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Share Your Love (Original Mix)

Bart B More is back with another EP, just one month after he released his Sam Nat Part One EP, and the first track is coming at you today. If you’re a long-time fan of this Netherlands-based producer/DJ, you know full and well he crafts sounds veiled in multiple different genres. Today’s release comes from the upcoming Sat Nam Part Two EP (coming April 20th), and it showcases the aforementioned much as ever. “Share Your Love,” boasts a laid-back, chilled electro sounds perfect to help you ease into your weekend.

We caught up with Mr. More to get some insight into this new tune and the rest of the EP. Check out what he had to say below:

TMN: Thanks for taking a moment to answer a few questions. First up, let’s talk about the track we’re premiering today, “Share Your Love.” It’s a bit of a departure from what people are used to. Can you talk to us about that a little bit?

BBM: It’s my pleasure, thank you guys for giving me the chance to premiere my new music! About ‘Share Your Love’ I can see how, from the outside, it might look as if it’s a bit of a departure from my usual sound. But the thing is I’ve always enjoyed making all kinds of different music, or different ‘genres’ if you will. What’s changed now is that I’ve finally gathered some courage to release it, even though it will probably confuse people. This is what my ‘SAT NAM’ project and my forthcoming LP is all about; breaking the barriers of sticking to one genre or sound just because it’s easier to package and brand, going ahead and really showing the other facets of myself as an artist.
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 4/16 – 4/18

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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)

Note: This deal is only valid for the Sharam show..

Madeon - April 16
Madeon
Pay No Mind (ft. Passion Pit)
What So Not - April 17
Tell Me
RL Grime x What So Not
Sharam - April 18
Cedric Gervais Feat. Ali Tamposi
Love Again (Sharam Acid Remix)
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[Electronica] ØRKA – Tell Me

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ØRKA
tell me ft. Brian Bibb

Alright ninjas, we’ve got a good one for you guys today. We discovered Ørka as we were going through our daily Soundcloud scavenger hunt, and as you could imagine, we didn’t expect to see an artist with less than 400 Soundcloud followers in the midst of all the other tracks. We gave Ørka a shot though and we’re god damn happy we did.

The only thing you can find about the Miami-based Ørka online is his music, in the form of six tracks on Soundcloud, and that seems telling of the kind of person he is. “Tell Me” is an emotion-laden indie electronic masterpiece that seemingly draws inspirations from the likes of the legendary James Blake. A melancholy piano melody sets the foundation for the track as Brian Bibb delivers morose vocals that gives the track a hauntingly beautiful vibe.

Stream “Tell Me” above and get a free download, courtesy of Ørka, here.

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