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[Future Bass] Michael Bublé – Feeling Good (SMLE Cover)

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Michael Bublé
Feeling Good (SMLE Cover)

It’s easy to get excited as a music blogger. We often get the inside track at what’s coming out, and our general nature is rooted a the desire to share music with our friends. Well, every so often, we come across tracks that absolutely stun us, leaving us incapable of doing only one thing, which is press play again and again.

Luckily for us, we soon snap out of it, getting our fingertips warmed and ready to craft a post. Today is a perfect example of the scenario previously mentioned, one which grabbed our ears for a good solid hour before we could come to writing it up.

Increasingly enough, we’ve seen more and more artists take on remix/cover renditions of a tune. Not only are they setting the original lyrics on a new path with a vocalist giving their interpretation of an original, but they’re also coupling that cover with some new instrumentals as well. Today, we’re lucky enough to share SMLE’s cover/remix of Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good,” which coincidentally is a cover of Nina Simone.

This newly founded producer has teamed up with vocalist Janpier to create this surging future bass take on a classic crooner tune. The synths are nearly overwhelming, getting us “right in the feels,” as all you kids say. With the addition of smooth, untreated vocals, this song transcends genres and decades, creating a modern approach at something you’d expect to hear in a smokey 1940′s lounge.

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[Indie Rock] Stuart Newman – One Big F

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One Big F
STUART NEWMAN

Stuart Newman has a grasp on crafting mellow indie rock, and he has for quite some time. Seeing releases on his Soundcloud page that date back to 2009, we’ve admittedly never heard of this folksy rocker. Having said that, we’re happy we stumbled across him this week.

With a backdrop of some traditional acoustic guitar work and muted percussion, Newman’s understated vocals shine through, creating a hazy blend of shimmering indie rock artistry, worthy of listening to with your Ray Bans on, windows down and a grin on your face.

Lyrically, Newman takes on a somewhat story-teller-esque approach, leaving complicated lyrics to the wind. In it’s stead, we’re left with smile-inducing, easily-approachable structure, that couples with the surging Moby-like song progression.

This tune is a free download on Newman’s website. Just enter your email address and enjoy.

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TMN Chats with Victor Niglio Off the Cuff [EXCLUSIVE DRUNKEN INTERVIEW]

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Recently we were writing up an interview with The Griswolds when we noticed a peculiar looking voice recording in our phone. It was labeled “Niggggglio,” and to be honest, we had no recollection of what it was. After listening for a few seconds, it all came pouring back in. Back when Victor came to play at Beta Nightclub, we imbibed a little bit in the green room after his set. While we were enjoying a few adult beverages, we whipped out our phone and started recording.

We had no questions written down or planned. This was completely off the cuff.

We transcribed this as it was spoken, so forgive us for the incorrect grammar and nonsensical sentence fragments. We’re merely trying to capture the vibe in an accurate manner.

Editors note: We’ve been emailing and IMing with Victor for a few years, have hung out together at shows in Miami, and at a hotel party. The only reason why we felt like this was appropriate was due to our personal relationship with one another. We value our ability to speak to the biggest artists in music and would never jeopardize that by acting in an unprofessional manner. 

TMN: Let’s do a completely off the cuff interview. All random questions.

VN: Go!

TMN: If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?

VN: Booty.

TMN: That’s an amazing answer. If you were a classic American muscle car, what would you be?

VN: Oh…um. A Mustang. But a cool one, with Alligator interior and racing stripes down the center in tye die, and a turbo engine.

TMN: Have you ever eaten acid?

VN: No.

Bystander: Or a s’more!

TMN: Have you ever eaten acid or a s’more?

VN: I don’t think so.

TMN: (Laughing) What’s the weirdest drug you’ve ever done?

VN: Aspirin.

TMN: Ok, weirdest experience you’ve ever had on drugs?

VN: Hmm. No.

TMN: Skip?

VN: I’ll tell you when we’re done.

TMN: Ok, and I won’t transcribe it, because this won’t continue recording. This phone.

VN: (giggling)

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TMN Talks with The Griswolds [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

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The Griswolds
Right On Track

There’s nothing quite like it. The experience of sharing a song with our readership, only to see it explode across the airwaves, leaving the beaming smiles of thousands of listeners filled with overwhelming joy. We recently had that experience when we premiered the Griswold’s international sensation, “Beware the Dog,” and in all honesty, haven’t been able to stop listening since.

After playing their collection on repeat for sometime, we had the ultimate pleasure of sitting down with Dan, Tim, Chris and Lachlan in a tiny pizza joint on Broadway during The UMS in Denver, Colorado.

Though we had never met or even spoken before, always relying on publicists and label reps, we had a conversation that was both personable and downright hilarious.

TMN: Welcome to Colorado guys! Thank you so much for sitting down with us tonight.

Lachlan: Thanks for having us!

TMN: Let’s kick things off first by talking about this trip to the states. How has the reception been?

Lachlan: It’s been pretty good. Some of the shows have been really surprising in crowds that come out to see us. It’s pretty crazy, coming from the other side of the world.

Tim: It’s our first tour and we’ve noticed something, I guess. We’ve noticed people coming to the shows to see us. We’ve done tours before, but this one…

TMN: Your song, “Beware the Dog,” has quickly reached tremendous success. We were lucky enough to premiere that song for you guys, and in doing so, we learned that this was about a friend who fell to drugs. Do you care to talk about that?

Dan: She’s fucking crazy, man!

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 8/7 – 8/9

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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)

That’s it! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Head to Beta and see for yourself.

John Digweed - Aug 7
John Digweed & Nick Muir Vs Pig&Dan
Morphism ( Extended Play Remix)

Kennedy Jones - August 8
Kennedy Jones
INTL (Original Mix)

Just Be - August 9
Just Be / Bushwacka!
Healer (Remastered)
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Jack Garratt – Remnants (Goldfish Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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You feel that, ninjas? That undeniable feeling like greatness is peeking its head around the corner? You know what that is? It’s pre-Friday. We’re one day away from a glorious two-day stretch that we’ve all been thinking about since Monday morning. As you carefully calculate your plans for your upcoming adventures, throw this sexy little number on.

Coming out of Denmark, Goldfish (Bastian Langebaek) has put a new break-beat twist on Jack Garratt’s “Remnants.” The title track off of Garratt’s debut EP boasted a gritty and ominous feel, which provided an industrial backdrop for those unforgettable vocals. Goldfish has stepped in and flipped the track upside down, harnessing similar techniques used in their first working project, “Worry.” After co-writing and co-producing that smash single, it was only natural to see an impressive final product on this remixer’s take.

Utilizing some of those darker, minimalist elements creates a delicate contrast with the added smooth bassline, providing a delectable R&B feel that’s perfect for your warm-weather festivities this weekend. Press play, and get on with planning something epic.

Jack Garratt
Remnants (Goldfish Remix)
Jack Garrett
Worry
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[Chill] Disclosure – Latch (TEEMID X Daniela Andrade Edition)

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Disclosure
Latch (TEEMID X Daniela Andrade Edition)

There’s no doubt that we’ve probably seen more Disclosure remixes than we know what to do with. They’re populating faster than a colony of rabbits, but fortunately for us, today’s find stands out far above the rest. Not only do we get a musically re-interpreted visualization of the UK duo’s monster hit, but we’re also getting a cover as well.

Taking a crack at re-working “Latch,” TEEMID, the Bordeaux-based DJ Producer, has fused in his affinity for the deeper and techier side of house music. Replacing the thumping, pronounced bassline and driving kicks with a smooth and atmospheric soundscape, he gives this remix a laid-back vibe that’s truly infectious.

While Sam Smith’s vocals were always something to marvel at, we actually applaud TEEMID for not pitching them down to match the tempo and vibe, instead bringing on a more suitable vocalist to perform a cover. Housed within the soft, echoing synths, Canadian vocalist Daniela Andrade shines. Her silky, wispy cover not only does justice in comparison to the original, but it also gives “Latch” an entirely new persona, and one we won’t quickly forget.

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