[Deep-House/Garage] Arches – Want You [TMN Premiere]

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Want You

Arches, the incredible pairing of Sebastiaan Vandevoorde (better known as Moonlight Matters)and Sound of Stereo‘s Jochen Sablon, have begun bubbling into mainstream consciousness at exactly the perfect time for their intellectual brand of house music to be consumed by the masses. The Belgian dance duo is back with a brand new single effort after “There’s A Place”, their debut record with Columbia, which was received remarkably well critically, while netting them a substantial bit of merited buzz in the process. This afternoon, we have the utmost pleasure of premiering their latest, soon to be viral club hit “Want You” and we couldn’t be more entranced by their precise production prowess. Included on The Magician‘s latest Magic Tape, which seem to have taken on a life of their own and become a huge ground for new, incredible tunes to surface from; “After You” finds Arches clearly sending this one out to a sweaty dancefloor. The tune’s foggy synth work leads a low-end fueled piano melody and jacking house vibe into a driving groove for a track that is top-to-bottom one of the most succinct and well thought out dance cuts we’ve heard throughout the entirety of 2014. Try not to wiggle those hips and bob your head while listening, we dare you. And while you’re getting your bounce on, pick up a free download here.

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[Album Review/Stream] Lincoln Jesser – Modern Color

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Much of today’s musical release climate is permeated by a steady influx of gigantic marketing campaigns behind singles, the occasional EP, and everything in between. Sadly, the disappearance of countless independent labels over the past 15  or so years has left this writer’s favorite release format, the long player, as somewhat of a novelty and a major gamble for smaller artists not signed to a major. So when one of our favorite rising sons of synth; indie-pop architect, Lincoln Jesser, announced the impending release of a debut LP, Modern Color, we were all ears on deck. To see such quality and a clear conceptual path put forth into an album format in 2014 without the backing of at least some type of indie is refreshing to say the least. Bending a bevy of electronic pop buoyed with a slick indie sensibility has been the auditory bait for more than a few of us Ninjas, as Jesser has become a regular amongst the pages of TMN over the past year through singles like “We’ll Be Fine”, “Wicked Son”, “Untold” (both of which can be found on Modern Color), “After_Love” and he’s put together quite the diverse, but focused collection of tunes to create his debut album.

Kicking off with an atmospheric, saccharine slice of indie-pop on “We’ll Be Fine”, Modern Color quickly highlights its superlative attributes through its opening tune: hooky, modulated synth lines and Jesser’s penetrating incantations. While “We’ll Be Fine”, a pop song in pure form, paces the LP; much of Jesser’s musical perspective on this one comes in the form of slower burning fragments. Tracks like “Untold”, and “Supertouch” provide an insightful glimpse into Jesser’s more emotive musical outlook on which Modern Color’s most poignant moments take place. But without the LP’s poppy respites on cuts like “Tops” & “Certainty” -which both dip into club-house territory along a flowing four-four kick and minimal electro house vibrations- and “Wicked Son”; those moments don’t feel like they’d come across as impactful. Modern Color closes its doors on the heels of two previously unreleased tunes, “Rolling Stones” and “Time Apart”; and both are an incredible close to a very worthy debut entry into the album form from Lincoln Jesser.

Modern Color is out now digitally and can be purchased on the cheap through iTunes, and for such a well thought out LP inauguration, we think it’s completely worth the squeeze. Stream Lincoln Jesser’s Modern Color below in its entirety

Well Be Fine
Untold
Tops
Supertouch
Wicked Son
Something Right
Certainty
Rolling Stones
Time Apart
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[House/Garage] Eric David – Walked Outta Heaven [TMN Premiere]

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Walked Outta Heaven (Original Mix)

After first appearing on the pages of TMN through a jacking garage remix of Sam Smith’s “La La La”, budding Denver based House producer Eric David has returned with yet another club gem, “Walked Outta Heaven”. One of his first originals in months and a TMN premiere, “Walked Outta Heaven” bursts out of the gate behind a sliced vocal sample from the congruently titled Jagged Edge tune before Eric David’s clear grasp on compositional dance nuance comes shining through in the form of an incredibly lush and groovy piano melody. Furthermore, his percussive elements on this one including shuffled hi hats and an expansive drum kit meld together like melting butter on toast resulting in a refreshing and utterly loopable dancefloor spark. It’s always wonderful to see another shade of a producer who’s clearly not bound to one sub-genre of dance music, and “Walked Outta Heaven” has us two-stepping all over the offices today. Grab the free download here through digital house imprint Night Supply and start shifting your dancing feet a little early this week.

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[Deep/G-House] The Game – Let’s Ride (SNBRN Remix)

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Let's Ride (SNBRN Remix)

When one reads through the bevy of garble that is much of dance music blogging; a lot of the same words and expressions seem to get thrown around from writers who simply may not have the firm grasp of music theory that was once required or expected of music writers. Terms like “banger”, “sick bassline”, “good vibes” and more have sadly become an accepted reality of track descriptions throughout much of the dance music blogosphere. So it comes with wholehearted excitement that this writer will for the first time have nothing to describe this one other than to say that without a doubt, SNBRN‘s remix of The Game’s staple “Let’s Ride” is an absolute G-House monster. On the heels of remixing Indiana’s “Heart On Fire” and in the same vein as his “21 Questions” remix, the So-Cal groove layer returns to TMN with perhaps his largest sounding remix to date. Filled with punchy kicks, clean snares and a good ol’ fashioned chunky analog bassline; SNBRN perfectly encapsulates all of the The Game’s fierce gangster swag while simultaneously pulling it into a completely new sector of the club. When queried about the tune, he relayed “So I wanted to follow up my 21 Questions remix with another hip hop throwback. I found Doctor’s Advocate in the back of my car and knew I had to remix something from the album. Let’s Ride just stood out to me and so it began. I wanted to take the best parts of the original track while infusing a fresh g-house club style facelift.” Well, we certainly think SNBRN’s hit the mark again, and can’t wait to hear this one on a huge stack of club monitors for what will most likely be for at least the next year. Download a free digital copy here, and stream this one above.

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[Get Crunk x 2] Friday Party Playlist (Vol. 121)

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Has it really been 2 weeks since the last Friday Party Playlist?! Geez…where does the time go these days? Well, now that we have recovered from last weekends intense blogathon, it’s time to get back in the swing of things and get you ninjas your party anthems to help carry you through these next couple of days.

Since I decided to rain check ya’ll last week, I put together a MASSIVE Friday Party Playlist that can literally last you until next week. This girl doesn’t play around, so get up, get movin’, and shake what yo mama gave you.

Until next week, we ask that you #danceirresponsibly.

Party Favor
Bap U (JEFF085)
Hydraulix & Oski vs Creaky Jackals
Grind
Hudmo
Chimes (Maxx Baer Re
Flume & Chet Faker
Drop the Game (Sweater Beats Remix)
Tame Impala
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (IckyBob Bootleg)
Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Izalea
Booty (DeafMind Bootleg)
T Mass  & PatrickReza
Faith
Kito & Reija Lee
Sweet Talk (Lazerdisk Remix)
AutoLaser
Ya Comin Home (Future Fridays)
C2C
Down The Road (Beataucue Remix)
BISHU
Standby
Green Gardens (Djembas Fest Edit)
Wuki
Hot (Buku Remix)
Will Sparks & Zoolanda
Drop That (Tomsize Remix)
Losco
Drop
Oliver Heldens X Madonna
Gecko Music (TKDJS Mashup)
Artistic Raw
Miami (Havok Roth & HLTR$KLTR Remix)
Dillon Francis & Dj Snake
Get Low (The Rebirth In Paris)
FREAK
Mr. Carmack
terra instro
Woolymammoth
CULT
Revolvr & Genisis Ft Splitbreed
Unstoppable (Aero Chord Remix)
Justice
Phantom (Our Time Remix)
Nelly Furtado x Timbaland
Promiscuous (Dr. Fresch Remix)
Future
Covered In Money (GVME OVER Bootleg)
JayCeeOh And Woogie
2THAWALL (Original Mix)
Migos
Fight Night (Lambo Remix)
Round2Crew
Booty Had Me Like (Club Killers Remix)
Derek Rhodes x Reid Stefan x Juicy J
AlleyOop
Aquadrop
Changes
Valentino Khan feat. DJ Kool
Make Some Noise
BnW
I Dont Like It
Sikdope Ft. Ash Riser
Never Wanna Leave (Ash Riser VIP)
Tear Rambo Up (Koyote Edit) Alesso // Deorro // J
Trick
Long Shot (Cash Cash X Clean Bandit X The Chainsmokers)
Magic! & Zedd
Rude (Instant Party! Remix)
Ellie Goulding
Beating Heart (Steve James Remix)
Charli XCX
Break The Rules (Sava&Razz Remix)
Route 94
My Love feat. Jess Glynne (Young Bombs Remix
Clean Bandit
Rather Be (Modern Machines Remix)
SomeKindaWonderful
Reverse (Special Features Remix)
Parliament
Flash Light (Slynk Remix)
Edward Maya
Stereo Love (Kings Remix)
Young Franco Ft Joy
Close 2 U (Benson Remix)
ALT
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[EP Review] Lucas Chambon – Instinct

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Ahhhh, the morning just seems so much better now that the sun decided to take a break from microwaving us to near death. With the morning coffee in hand, ear plugs in, and the rest of the world put on mute, we can finally immerse ourselves into the music and drown out our responsibilities with some auditory relief. Frenchman, Lucas Chambon is helping us float on top of the water with his debut EP titled Instinct (out on Los Angeles’ Next Wave Records). Filled with gloriously synthesized melodies, groovy basslines, and atmospheric elements, Lucas Chambon takes us on a whirlwind of emotion-evoked productions in this mesmerizing new work of art.

From the very beginning, we instantly transcend into the depths of the ocean with “Citadel” to which we ride along with the natural ebb and flow of these euphoric forces. We can confirm that Atlantis does exist because Lucas sheds light on the mythical underwater city. As we continue floating along the celestial frequency of ethereal sound waves, we eventually come to the surface to take a deep breath of fresh air with “At Dawn”. Before we know it, we’re back beneath the icy cold water, traveling with the effortless current into a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors in “Turqouise”.

Instinct is out now on Los Angeles’ very own Next Wave Records – the first free record label out to promote good music and share it to the world without a price to pay. We think Lucas made the perfect choice in teaming up with them because who doesn’t love free tunes? Crazy people, we tell you.

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At Dawn
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Turquoise
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[Funky] Johnny Stimson – Obsession

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With the temperature steadily driving us to the brink of insanity, we have come to a point where we don’t think Summer has had its way with us. Instead, it’s radiating 3 months worth of mediocre heat all into week long bouts of pure hell. As we sluggishly drag our helpless body’s out of this sizzling sauna and into a place where we don’t sweat from merely breathing, we decided to take a pit stop along the way with Johnny Stimson. Sending us into a retrograde funk with his newest original, “Obsession”, Stimson swoons us in with this infatuating production and gets us all a little drunk on love to the point where even Beyonce can’t keep up.

With a groovy synth progression, some funky guitar riffs, all topped off with some highly intoxicating lyrics, “Obsession” guides us to a place where drinking tequila in a bikini at 5 o’clock in the evening is socially acceptable. As we pour up another round of Jose Cuervo to drown out the heat, we ask that you please go pack a bag for overnight because you’re about to take a trip back into some serious lovey dovey feels. If this isn’t on repeat for the rest of your night, then you obviously need to re-evaluate your Hump Day rituals. With that being said, we’re going to go back to obsessing over Johnny Stimson and his soulful voice and fiery red hair.

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