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[Future Electronic] Blu J feat. Matthew Chaim – Safe

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BLU J
Safe Ft. Matthew Chaim

Happy Spring Break, ninjas! This month we get to let loose, whether that means on the dance floor or in the comfort of our home. Over at TMN, we like to pair our time off with music we can do exactly just that to. Lucky for us–and you–we came across the perfect track for this.

Blu J’s brand new release featuring vocalist Matthew Chaim, “Safe” has “springtime” written all over it. The new single combines best of both worlds, comprising both chill, laid back vibes that open to a chorus designed with a sexy, party-starting beat. Simultaneously, Matthew Chaim sets the mood as his edgy voice complements the rhythm of “Safe,” while Blu J execute their superb production skills using Matthew’s voice for some tasteful vocal chops. The title is a mirror reflection of the song itself; it’s undeniably a safe bet of a pick for your Spring Break soundtrack.

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[Chill] Axel Mansoor – Wasted My Love

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Axel Mansoor
Wasted My Love

Miami Music Week is rapidly approaching, and for those who’ve attended before, well, you already know what to expect. Those who’ve yet to experience this massive music event–let’s just say it’d be in your best interest to save up as much energy as possible beforehand. With that said, we were much more than lucky when we stumbled upon music underdog Axel Mansoor’s newest production, which puts us into quite a state of relaxation.

This past week, the LA-based singer/songwriter/instrumentalist graced us with “Wasted My Love,” a beautifully crafted piece that exposes the 24-year-old’s mesmerizing sound. Axel’s passion shines through his new single through velvety vocals that give way to heartfelt lyrics. His voice melts into the melody of “Wasted My Love,” led by soothing guitar strums and a downtempo rhythm. Take a minute to give this track a listen–you won’t regret it.

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[Future Bass] Dabin – You & I (feat. Jenna Pemkowski)

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DABIN
You & I (feat. Jenna Pemkowski)

Dabin of Kannibalen Records has something special on the horizon. His album, Two Hearts, is set for release at the end of March, but the first single off the project has surfaced. “You & I” features the singer Jenna Pemkowski and is packed with all the vibes you could ask for in a song.

“You & I” is a beautiful song. Dabin always puts out emotional tracks but for some reason this sticks out as something even more potent than usual. If the rest of the album is like this, then Dabin is going to be one of the most hype artists on the market. Jenna Pemkowski is sure to make a name for herself too with her amazing performance on this single. Dabin’s soft synths play nicely together with her sweet voice and together they made a magical single that is a step in the right direction for the upcoming album. “You & I” is currently available for stream and the album is up for pre-order on iTunes.

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[NYC Event Preview] Webster Hall Presents GOTHAM w/ AC Slater, Jack Beats, Alex English, Dischetto, & TJANI

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Calling all NYC party people. In case you haven’t heard the news already, NYC’s historic venue Webster Hall recently introduced their newest weekly event GOTHAM. The party takes place every Saturday in the grand ballroom of Webster Hall where the club immediately takes on a dark, heated, and taboo atmosphere. You’ll find yourselves feeling as if you’ve just entered DC Comic’s Gotham City as acrobats and dancers take their positions all around the dance floor (and ceiling).

The real ambience is set by long time Webster Hall resident Alex English in addition to Gotham residents Dischetto and TJANI as they spin deep and underground techno selections. If this isn’t convincing enough to experience the party for yourself, maybe this Saturday’s lineup will be. On November 26th, Webster Hall invites the founder of Night Bass himself, AC Slater along with fellow bass aficionado Jack Beats to take the stage making this a night you don’t want to miss.

Tickets + info: HERE

’AC Slater – Bass Inside’
’Premiere: Jack Beats & GotSome ‘W10”
’SALIENT MIX’
’Manila Killa feat. Joni Fatora – All That’s Left (TJANI Remix)’
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[Future] Droeloe – Bon Voyage

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Bon Voyage

Dutch artists Droeloe are back with yet another unparalleled production. This time, they took an exceptionally wide step to release this special track. Their latest, “Bon Voyage,” is one of many “cracked codes” involved in their latest creative project; a full on “Monstercat hack.” Engaging their fans and listeners by tasking them to piece together forthcoming releases through mysterious videos and a Monstercat website takeover, they’ve finally exposed their newest single.

“Bon Voyage” exposes Droeloes’ consistent abilities to deviate from typical future electronic music as the song encompasses uniquely crafted synths and melodies that are near impossible to resist. With an unpredictable chorus and innovative sound, we can confidently say that this tune was well worth the anticipation.

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[Electronic] CLEW feat. Prov – Tarzan

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CLEW
TARZAN (prod. by Prov)

At TMN, we get a bit selective about the music we share on Sundays. Considering it is a day of relaxation for many of us, it is also a day for preparation. In the simplest of words, we probably use 3/4ths of the day to unwind before we reluctantly bring ourselves to confront that Monday is only a few hours away. As a result, we like to choose music that takes on both the characteristics of soothing and motivating. This evening, we’re bringing you a tune that falls flawlessly into this description.

Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, CLEW makes his debut on TMN with his single, “Tarzan,” which features fellow producer, Prov. As the lead single off his forthcoming project, an EP titled “Get a Clue,” “Tarzan” carries the sound that establishes CLEW’s identity.

Influenced by hip hop and electronic components, “Tarzan” is shaped by an infectious percussion line of tribal drums, smooth guitar riffs, and catchy vocal chops of CLEW’s rich vocals. The breakout single offers both vitality and ease, making it the perfect track to end your Sunday night to.

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[Electronic] DROELOE – Shibuya

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Shibuya

The Music Ninja first caught wind of DROELOE with the release of the duo’s mesmerizing single, “zZz.” Shortly after, we came to learn they were part of none other than San Holo’s label, bitbird, when he showcased their talents in his label’s first ever EP release “Gouldian Finch.”

With the Dutch artists indefinitely on our radars, we made sure to catch their latest tune “Shibuya.” DROELOE takes listeners into Tokyo through a piece that blends the forward thinking of electronic music with the classic sound of Asian instrumentals. Designing the track with layers of narrow plucking synths and imitations of string instrumentals, they create a product that not only resembles the title’s Japanese origin, but presents the authenticity of their work.

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