Author Archives: Sara Natkins

FINNEAS – Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix) [TMN Premiere]

FINNEAS
Landmine (Aire Atlantica Remix)

LA-based singer/songwriter FINNEAS has been reaching incredible heights at such a young age, both in his music and performances. Not to mention that he’s also currently on tour with his multi-talented sister, Billie Eilish. With his success consistently climbing and his fanbase steadily increasing, it’s no surprise that his music – namely his recent single “Landmine“- caught the attention of up and coming producer, Aire Atlantica.

Springing off of the momentum he received from his last release, “Cut You Off,” the NY-native decides to provide his own take on FINNEAS’ upbeat pop original. The remix however, is not for the faint of heart. Aire Atlantica reels listeners in almost instantly with energizing snares that pave the way for a cinematic build up right before he introduces the main course, an amalgamation of electrifying glitches, funk-inspired beats and harmonic layers. His eclectic style of production makes for an unparalleled chemistry with FINNEAS’ modulated voice as it molds effortlessly around every word. Emitting just as much heat as this season’s sun, it goes without saying that Aire’s remix will be one of your go-to plays this Summer.

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VALENTINE Feat. Halpe & Chuck Sutton – Falling

VALENTINE & Halpe
Falling (feat. Chuck Sutton)

Kansas-based producer VALENTINE is taking listeners on a ride through the galaxy with his latest work, “Falling.” Enlisting the help of fellow artist Halpe and vocalist Chuck Sutton, this futuristic single combines a heavy bass line with unparalleled synth work while it tells a personal love story between VALENTINE and his fiancé. The foundation comes together through hard breaks, oscillating notes and layers of glitchy synths. The song comes to complete fruition with the final addition of Sutton’s husky vocals for an unparalleled musical experience that you won’t be able to resist.

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[Bass] Birthdayy Partyy – All Night

Birthdayy Partyy
All Night (Original Mix)

“All Night” is the latest tune from the twin brothers Birthdayy Partyy that have been blowing up the dance music scene with their fun-filled beats. Released as a free download, this original bass record hits all the right notes with its dirty sound.

Birthdayy Partyy don’t stick to one style and with this they offer up a genre-defying single. “All Night” is a bit glitchy and a bit hip-hop with its sampling. It’s simple, but effective in a catchy sense. What really shines on this one is the second drop when they add a few elements and really put things into gear. Make sure to grab the download – and if you’re feeling supportive, throw these brothers a vote to play EDC this year.

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[Electronic] Kaptain – Your Every Move

Kaptain
Your Every Move

The San Francisco artist Kaptain is making his return in a big way with a brand new original. The single “Your Every Move” signals the upcoming arrival of an EP, set to be called The Practice Of Letting Go. With how zen “Your Every Move” is, we imagine the rest of the EP will take us away into Kaptain’s world with ease.

“Your Every Move” is chill all the way through. Its psychedelic tendencies breathe heavily from start to finish, offering up a sound that is soothing and hypnotic. Kaptain always manages to create records that tell a story and take you on a journey from beginning to end. He doesn’t take the easy way out and it shows with in depth songwriting skills. “Your Every Move” is currently available as a free download, but stay tuned for more.

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[Bass] SubDocta – Skeleton Key

SubDocta
Skeleton Key

Happy Monday Ninjas! The weekend has come and gone, but that won’t stop us from supplying music that’ll get you pumped and energized, especially when four more days of work lie ahead. So, to kick off the work week, we’ve got a nice little bass number to share from Buygore signee SubDocta that’ll undoubtedly get your blood flowing. The Arizona native’s latest release, “Skeleton Key,” is a powerful assimilation of vibrating wobbles and divergent rhythms. Dark melodies characterized by metallic synths seamlessly intertwine with ground-shaking basslines, giving way to a delightfully eerie product that we can’t help but find irresistible.

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[TMN Premiere] Harlee – Venom (Disco Fries Remix)

NYC-based duo Disco Fries are back with some serious fire. have put their spin on Steve Madden/5Towns Records’ signee Harlee’sVenom.” Through their colorful rendition, they create an intoxicating and upbeat version of the ethereal ballad.

For those unfamiliar, Harlee has quickly become a buzzing and dynamic pop act. Kicking off her music career with the single “Holding On,” she followed it up with “Venom,” a hit that took off soaring the minute it went live.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Disco Fries, who are widely recognized for bridging the gap between mainstream and EDM, gravitated towards Harlee’s single. Taking their easily-digestible yet versatile sound, Disco Fries put a seemingly effortless, jubilant spin on the powerful ballad while still complimenting Harlee’s impressive vocal range. Take a listen below and you’ll see why we felt compelled to share this one.

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[TMN Interview + Music Video] Taska Black feat. Ayelle – Dead Inside

You may have been seeing bitbird artist Taska Black’s name quite a bit recently. The Dutch producer has been on a steady rise, seeing overwhelming success in 2017 with singles such as “Where We Go,” as well as his collaboration with fellow bitbird artists Droeloe and vocalist Cut_, “Running Away.” Taska’s most recent accomplishment is his release with soulful singer Ayelle titled “Dead Inside,” and just days ago he released the song’s official music video. Lucky for us, we were provided with the opportunity to speak with Taska Black and learn more about the inspiration behind his music and the video in addition to some sneak peaks of what 2018 will look like for him. Watch the video and check out the interview below!

TMN: Rumor has it you’ve got some huge announcements coming up. Can you give us any hints as to what those will be?

TB: No one thing in particular but I’ve got lots of exciting things happening indeed. Exciting collaborations with bitbird artists and others outside as well. And I might also be working on what I hope is my debut EP…

TMN: How did you get into production? Did you have any classical training prior?

I started taking lessons in violin and piano when I was 4 years old. I never liked playing songs from sheet music exactly how they were supposed to be played so I started improvising my own melodies. When I was about 13 years old I got my first audio interface and Cubase to start recording my improvisations and that’s how I got into production. After years of experimentation I thought it was time to take things to the next level so that’s when I started Taska Black.

TMN: It’s huge to be approached by a creative mind such as San Holo’s. What was your initial reaction when he asked you to sign to his imprint bitbird?

TB: Actually it was me sending a mail to them 3 years ago to show them what I was doing. I loved what bitbird was putting out and San seemed to like what I was doing too. We started talking and that lead into more releases on bitbird. Both San and bitbird have grown a lot over these years and I’m super grateful to be part of the family and to have such amazing people around me.

TMN: What do you love most about the bitbird label?

TB: I think we’re doing something unique in the industry. bitbird really feels like a small family of people with their own vision and their own sound. That’s what San does best I think, supporting people who have their own vision whether it’s in classical music or EDM.

TMN: What can we expect for 2018? Do you have any cool collaborations coming up that you can tell us about?

Lots of new music. Some remixes and new original singles. I’m currently working on some exciting collaborations but unfortunately I can’t reveal any of that yet. I’m also super stoked to be playing my first shows in the US this year. Really looking forward to Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza Paris as well.

TMN: Congratulations on the release of your new music video for your single with Ayelle, “Dead Inside!” Can you tell us a bit about the plot or what inspired the creative direction of it?

TB: Thank you! I really saw this track as a chance to show my experimental side of music to the listeners. I had this vague line in my head “I’m dead inside” so I started building off that thought. When I finished the song with Ayelle we started talking to the director of the music video, Joris Weerts. We shared some ideas on how we wanted to approach the video and give more meaning to the song. I think the track really came to life when we combined both the musical and the visual aspect. The video shows how people are not easily impressed anymore in this saturated era of media and the internet. We wanted to make these feelings of depression heard in order to accept and deal with them, rather than to criticize.

TMN: How would you describe a Taska Black show? Are there any features of it that you feel are signature to “Taska Black,” such as visuals or live elements?

TB: We’re currently shaping the show both musically and visually and I’ve had the chance to test things out on the shows I did with San. I always like to play lots of unreleased music and edits of songs that I’m into. I’ll be doing DJ sets only for a while now but in the long run I really want to incorporate live elements in the show so we’re putting a lot of thought into that as well.

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