[House] Panama Wedding – All Of The People (option4 Remix)

Panama Wedding
All Of The People (option4 Remix)

Oh option4. Will there ever be a tune released from your arsenal with which we are not thoroughly in love with? Probably not, but that’s more than okay with your trusty TMN staff. After riding an immense wave of hype since we first featured the Denver based beatsmith over a year ago, option4′s diverse brand of “more house than tech, more deep than disco” dance music finds itself in the midst of its most mature and accessible stretch yet. His latest retooling of Panama Wedding’s “All Of The People” is nothing short of breathtaking either. Fusing a kick drum that is somehow as expansive and wide as it is punchy, those signature option4 vocal chops and a beautifully layed synth/piano line; option4′s production prowess seems to evolve with every passing release while maintaining the musical integrity with which we fell in love with in the first place. The real treat on this one though is the way in which Peter Kirk’s melancholy but pop-fueled vocals mesh their way into such bouncy and groove laden instrumentation. We even dare you to try and stifle the natural head-bob and hip-wiggle which seems to come attached to option4′s entire catalog. You won’t be able to. As an even better bonus, you can snag a free digital copy of option4′s remix from Panama Wedding’s Soundcloud here. Hop to it Ninjas.

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2014 Mega Summer Playlist Vol I: Indie Rock & Folk


As the calendar slowly turns another page, bringing to most what is considered as the last month of summer, we can only hope to make the best of what’s left of this incredible season. For most of you out there, you’ve probably hit a festival or two. For some, you just simply enjoyed being outdoors, doing what you love. Whatever it is you have on deck for the next month, we have you covered as far as tunes go.

To celebrate the last three months of incredible music, we’ve once again banded together as a clan, calling on ninjas all over the world to give us their favorite tunes from the summer months. Just as we did last year, we’ve created you four top-notch playlists, starting this week with our Indie Rock and Folk selections.

The 2014 Mega Summer Playlist Vol I: Indie Rock & Folk is stacked top to bottom, ranging from laid-back vocalists singing over a singular instrument, to fast-paced garage rock bands, who will get you out of your seat, to everything in between. Press play and get ready for over 100 songs of greatness.

Vance Joy
Young Rising Sons
Til Tomorrow
The Griswolds
Beware the Dog
Absolutely Free
Beneath The Air
Jeremy Loops
Skinny Blues
Kid Astray
Taking You With Me
Nate Eiesland
West Coast (Coconut Records Cover)
Im Not Coming Back
I Am the Sky
Half A Man
Cold Weather Company
What Do I Do
Sean Oneill
The Oh Hellos
Second Child, Restless Child
GEMS ≠ Scars
Washed Out
Dont Give Up
Gardens & Villa
Bullet Train
Tokyo Police Club
Hot Tonight
Young Rising Sons
King Of The World
The Writings On the Wall
Colony House
Dead Wrong
Bad Suns
We Move Like The Ocean
Friendly Fires & The Asphodells
Before Your Eyes
Future Islands
Seasons (Waiting On You)
Mean Streets
Jack + Eliza
Hold The Line
St. Vincent
Digital Witness
Rockets and Jets
Eli Eli
The Black Keys
MYNGA feat. Cosmo Klein
Back Home (Original Mix)
Field Mouse
Two Ships
White Reaper
Half Bad
Jack and Eliza
We Were Evergreen
The Holidays
Tongue Talk
Real Estate
Talking Backwards
Frankie Animal
Black River
Kishi Bashi
Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!
Heart Trips
Bad Suns
Oslo Parks
White Reaper
Sonic Avenues
In Your Head
My Song 5 feat. A$AP Ferg
Alt J
Left Hand Free
Mexico City Blondes
Panama Wedding
All Of the People (RAC Mix)
Panama Wedding
Only Real
Cadillac Girl
Lowell I Love You Money (from We Loved Her Dearly out Sept 16)
Bruno Merz
Into The Air
100 Lovers
For The Team
Never Work For Free
Lana Del Rey
West Coast
Tin Gardens
Crossed My Mind
I Wish (You Were Mine)
Do You
Bad Suns
Dancing On Quicksand
Death From Above
Trainwreck 1979
La Sera
Running Wild
Crimson Wave
The Tins
They Arent Evil
Avi Buffalo
So What
Gold Silver Diamond
Walk On By
St. Lucia
Wooderson Slater
The Lake
The Rentals
Thought Of Sound
Jenny Lewis
Just One Of The Guys
Fake Laugh
Nothing But Good
Tambourine Light
Leaves Like Glass
Lana Del Rey
Shades Of Cool
Bob Mould
I Dont Know You Anymore
Wye Oak
Logic of Color
Take A Chill Pill
Niykee Heaton
Young Man
Hundred Waters
Black Honey
Sleep Forever (Demo)
Real Estate
The Raa
The Careful Ones
For A Moment
Foxes in Fiction
Shadows Song
Im Aquarius
Ruu Campbell
The Call(Heartsong)
Axel Flovent
Nick Hakim
The Light
Nick Hakim
Killer Whales
Begging Me To Come Back
Model Aeroplanes
Innocent Love
High Tyde
Bombay Bicycle Club
Fall In Love
Broken Bells
After the Disco
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[Acoustic] Years & Years – Take Shelter (Unplugged)

Years & Years - Take Shelter Unplugged
Years and Years
Take Shelter Unplugged

British trio Years & Years recently came out with their new EP, and here we have an acoustic version of their lead single “Take Shelter”. With only the piano as the accompaniment, their lead singer Olly’s voice shines in this poignant little tune. They describe themselves as Electro Soul Pop, and when you take away the electro element of the song, Soul and Pop are exactly what these guys sound like acoustically. It’s simple, emotional, heartfelt, and most importantly, it calls for your attention. It’s almost like you’ve gone through a bad breakup and here you are reminiscing about the old times. Okay this might be going too far but you get the point.

Also, check out their original version of the song here. We are pretty excited to see what else these guys have to offer. With the release of this single, Years & Years are definitely on the right track to make it big in the UK, maybe even here in the States.

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[Festival Review] TMN Dives Into Denver’s Underground Music Showcase

The UMS Main Stage (Photo Credit: Robert Castro Ultra5280)

If you’re wondering whether or not Colorado’s music scene is embodied solely by bass-heavy barons devastating Red Rocks on a regular basis, or the constant national and international accolades given to Beta Nightclub year after year, you can stop that right now. While much of the Mile High City’s music scene’s notoriety falls into those two aforementioned venues, The UMS flexed it’s mighty indie muscle two weekends ago, showing the city, the state, the nation, and the world that a handful of tiny venues deserves just as much attention.

Taking over one of Denver’s most prized neighborhoods, The UMS flooded the numerous dive bars, galleries, and restaurants that adorn the colorful South Broadway stretch. In a meticulous blend of some well known acts coupled with hyper-indie (so indie, even the hippest of your friends haven’t heard about them yet) there was more than enough to appease the auditory appetite of the thousands of festival goers that flooded the streets.

Knowing that there was too much music for one ninja to cover, we had to break up The UMS between two from our clan. Check out what Matty and Clayton experienced during their first full experience of this must-attend event.

Day 1, Thursday:

CRL CRRL. (Photo Credit: Robert Castro Ultra5280)

While we couldn’t yet make it out in full force to the first night of Denver’s incredible Underground Music Showcase, we did manage to make it to one of our favorite electronic artist’s sets, with CRL CRRLL (pronounced Carl Carrell) at Blue Ice. An abbreviated set to say the least, CRL CRRLL managed to warp our minds through different texturized soundscapes played off of his bevy of machines, MIDI controllers and gadgets on stage through the 40 minute performance. This was the second time we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing him live, as he played our TMN presented show in Denver with Young & Sick (which if you haven’t heard his remix of their tune “Glass”, check it out below) and it seems in the short span of time, CRLCRRLL’s reached a more fluid, comfortable and mature stage presence.

Young & Sick Glass Remix By CRL CRRLL

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Jack Garratt – Remnants (Goldfish Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Goldfish Background for track

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
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[Alternative R&B] Doja Cat – No Police (Prod. Dream Koala)

Purrr! - EP
No Police (prod. Dream Koala)

LA singer Doja Cat just released her new EP titled Purrr!, a selection of alternative R&B tracks sampling dope beats from local DJs/producers. Among them we have “No Police”, a spicy tune sampling over Dream Koala‘s “We Can’t Be Friends.” The beat is so smooth, dreamy and chilled-out that you will probably get caught in the midst of daydreaming to it. Doja Cat’s half-rapping, half-singing technique and the electric guitar riff further add on to the R&B style of the song, turning it into something so hip and creative.

Another well-known hip-hop take on this sample is “Thim Slick” by Fabolous featuring Jeremih. Yet Doja Cat’s version of the song is much more laid back and slowed down. You just can’t help but sway your body side by side to this beat. With producers Evil Needle, Dream Koala and Iman Omari featured on her EP, Doja Cat is definitely an artist to watch out for.

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Outside Lands 2014: 10 Acts to See Before 3PM [Event Preview + Playlist]


With the inevitable shenanigans that occur during preparation, it can be difficult to get to a music festival in a timely manner. As a result, its fairly common for festival-goers to miss out on acts that play early in the day. While headliners rarely disappoint, there’s something incredible about discovering an artist for the very first time during a live performance–a mutually beneficial exchange between artist and fan. The first few hours of a lineup provide ample opportunity to do so without compromise often producing some of the most energetic shows of an event.

Outside Lands is coming up on Friday, and we’ve decided to do our best to compel all our ninjas to make it to Golden Gate Park early this weekend by highlighting 10 acts worth seeing before 3PM. In creating the list, we found that there is certainly no shortage of artists, both established and up & coming, that we’re excited for during the first few hours of each day. If you can’t make it in early, don’t sweat, because at least a few of these bands will be headlining festivals themselves soon enough. Check out the playlist below and we hope to see some of you at OSL this weekend!

Day 1 (08/08):

Night Terrors of 1927 (Noon, Panhandle Stage)

Sounds like: Brooding, dark pop bringing together powerful emotions on either end of the spectrum.

Night Terrors of 1927
Young and Vicious
Night Terrors of 1927
Dust and Bones

Aer (12:45PM, Twin Peaks Stage)

Sounds like: A sunny blend of hip-hop, alternative rock and a splash of Sublime.

Feel I Bring
Wont Laugh

Run the Jewels (2:15, Lands End Stage)

Sounds like: Hardcore hip-hop with counter-cultural commentary.

Run The Jewels
Banana Clipper feat. Big Boi
Run The Jewels
Get It

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