Author Archives: Clayton Warwick

Humboldt – From Above [TMN MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE]

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From Above

Grief. Regret. Dispair. Obsession. It’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced the wave of emotions that comes with a break-up. It’s one of the most powerful events we go through as human beings, bringing uncontrollable surges, followed up devastating lulls for weeks, months, and sometimes even years.

Humboldt, a Berlin-based songwriter, DJ, has certainly has tugged on our heartstrings today, showcasing a beautifully painful scene between two lovers. Interestingly enough, though, it’s gorgeously juxtaposed with his calming, rhythmic, and ethereal track “From Above.” The counter-balance between the powerful message, both through the visuals and lyrics, and his calculated arrangement of airy percussion, alluring piano melody, and engaging vocal hums create quite the experience, start-to-finish.

This up and coming artist gained a strong following through stellar remixes of both Alt-J and Still Parade, but now has his sites set on an original body of work, Mamihlapinatapai. Look for its release on Ove Records, Humboldt’s very own imprint, later this spring.

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[Indie Pop] WEIRDO – ARMANIO

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the mysterious and downright infectious WEIRDO. We first covered him, or them, or these aliens, or this robot trained to play music a few months back, instantly falling in love with the quirky nature of “BUTTER.”

“ARMANIO” once again brings us a taste of the delightful pop aura that caught our hearts and ears the first time, complete with a funky bassline, impressive percussion, and bizarre synths that seemingly fit perfectly into the overall vibe. Most of all, though, we find ourselves stopping our wicked office dance moves to swoon over the lead singer’s swagger-rich voice that bring the catchy-as-hell chorus to life.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to share some more information on WEIRDO soon, but until then, keep tabs on this up-and-coming act by following them on SoundCloud.

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Bayonne discusses his album, BBQ in Austin, and annoying house cats [TMN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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When we first stumbled across Bayonne’s new album, we were absolutely mesmerized from start-to-finish. This one-man army brings the sensational ability to create an immersive listening experience, both on record and at his live shows, which is no easy feat. After being incapsulated for the better half of an hour, we decided to reach out and set up an interview with him ahead of his show at the Lost Lake in Denver, Colorado. Here’s what went down.

TMN: Hey Roger, welcome to the Mile High City. Is this your first time here?

B: I’ve played here a couple of times, back when I was doing a folk thing three years ago. I’ve been here a lot more than I’ve played here too.

TMN: You’re in the midst of a pretty lengthy tour, which included a few showcases down in Austin for SXSW. As an Austinite, what did those showcases mean to you?

B: It’s good to me because it’s when a lot of my friends and industry folks get to see me in my stomping grounds. And, I don’t have to travel. They’re bigger plays. They’re important plays. They’re comfortable plays. It’s bittersweet. It’s a lot of work and a pain in the ass, but it’s when everyone is in town.
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TMN: Also, as someone who calls Austin home, do you all have a secret celebration when SXSW is over so you can resume normal life?
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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 4/21 – 4/24

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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, and Saturday nights.

See you on the dance floor.

Fleming & Lawrence - 4/21

’Fleming & Lawrence – Beyond the Limit (Deep Mix)’
San Holo - 4/22
’More Tea’
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Claude Vonstroke - 4/24
’Claude Vonstroke – Can’t Wait (Original Mix)’
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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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