We always have something to think about when hanging with HONNE. They take us to the depths of our truest feelings as soon as they arrive and it’s easy to find some space to dive into. Feeling like there’s “No Place Like Home” can be especially strong when Andy and James bring their friend Jones along. Her impact is felt as the first artist to feature on an official HONNE single. Jones‘ vocals match up perfectly with the precedent that has been set. This will find it’s rest on the recently released Over Lover EP, which is now available on Soundcloud, Spotify & iTunes. Let’s see what kind of remixes come out of this project.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over two years now. We know you’ve had 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)
– The deal is valid for tonight and Saturday only. If you want to catch Doctor P, you should pick up tickets here.
For years now, and largely on the low, Chicago native Gilligan Moss has been producing left-field house music and elegantly off-kilter electronic pop. Much to our chagrin, this is unfortunately our first post covering the now New York based producer, but in reality Moss’ latest EP, Ceremonial, is his official debut. The vibrantly technicolor extended-play, which dropped just a few weeks back on the independently-minded London imprint AMF Records, touches its wings down on a number of aural aesthetics, but it was the EP’s closing tune, “Stasis” which came across as the perfect Hump Day prescription.
Hopping out of the gates with a rolling arpeggiated synth, clicky percussion and a light dose of grand piano, “Stasis” chases down a synth-pop prognosis and smashes it to bits with hints of a sensible psych influence and club-first house foundation. Gilligan Moss treats his vocal just as craftily as well, cutting and looping effortlessly through hazy and delicate incantations that sound somewhere between Sean Ryder‘s most indulgent bellows and the Macintosh computer SimpleText application used on OK Computer’s “Fitter Happier”. Just beautiful stuff to our Ninja ears really. For a real taste of Moss’ range, don’t skip on the rest of Ceremonial either, to get a much clearer grasp as to why mainstream source’s like NME nabbed the burgeoning producer in an August edition of “Radar New Act Of The Week”. Let’s start unwinding our Wednesday with a little Gilligan Moss.
It’s become increasingly infrequent for a tune from NYC based house & disco benders The Golden Pony not to move us in some type of way. Whether it’s their deeper, disco leaning classic reworks, future-tipping joints or heated originals, our favorite afro-sporting duo never fail to pull a wry smile and rocking hip-wiggle from seemingly everyone who comes into contact with their accessible blueprint of underground house reverberations. Most recently, the boys have taken Trop-House Prince Kygo’s “Nothing Left” into their end of niche dance groove, and yet again we’re more than locked into what they’ve come up with. Riffing on those plucky metallic signature Kygo keys, TGP’s version slathers on a rumbling low-end and revs up the vocal cadence to a pace more in line with their club-first sonority, resulting in a tune that fits perfectly into The Golden Pony’s repertoire while staying true to Kygo’s original stems. Go ahead and try not to bounce to this one.
Once again, vocalist Lolaby teams up with producer Cosmic Quest for yet another spellbinding release built on soulful and soothing sounds. “Tidal Space” embraces listeners with ambient vibes derived from its layers of subtle piano notes and twinkling synths, which are connected by the celestial voice of Lolaby. Fusing melodic elements of jazz with scattered percussive pulses, the light-weight textures transcend you into a dream of being on a cloud. The track is musical therapy for the mind as it releases listeners from all stresses and worries, providing them with ultimate serenity. Go ahead, sit back and relax, and rejuvenate yourself with the beautiful sounds of “Tidal Space.”
In the short time we’ve had to become acquainted with South Central LA’s preeminent voice of indie-pop Autumn In June, it’s safe to say we’ve become slightly enamored with just about every facet of his fascinating essence. First landing with us back in April on our premiere of layered indie-pop single “Hours”, and again in July on our always stellar Indie Dojo playlist with today’s focus, “HEROin Kidz”; Autumn In June’s unique and street-wise take on pop structuring has stirred up something beautiful within us. This morning, the young artist got with yours truly at TMN to premiere his latest stunning visual pairing to the aforementioned “HEROin Kidz”, which like its aural counterpart features some rather heavy content. Depicted in a shapeshifting and haunting neon violet and crimson ambience, Autumn In June’s video cuts between intimate shots of downcast drug and alcohol use through multiple subjects including powerful vocal highlights of the artist himself; which much like AIJ’s music offers a beautiful and rather jovial lens to consume some rather brooding composition.
If you’re in the workplace today, you might want to save Autumn In June’s “HEROin Kidz” for home as it features a dose of nudity and some graphic drug use, but we trust you and think you’ll be quite glad you did. Stream the entire music video before anyone else below.
Continuing on with our month-long spotlight on Mr. Sam Feldt, we’re eager to bring you an up-close-and-personal, in-depth interview with this rapidly rising dance music star. From the early years, to his recent remix of an absolute legend, we have you covered. Read the entire transcript below.
TMN: Hey Sam! Thank you for taking some time to answer a few questions for us. We’re really excited to have you on board. Let’s kick things off by talking about your latest release, a remix of Avicii’s “Waiting for Love.” How did that come about?
SF: Hey guys, thanks so much for having me! The “Waiting For Love” remix request came as a bit of surprise to me, to be honest. A pleasant one, though. Avicii is one of my favorite producers and having the honor to remix one of his tracks is amazing. The original version is an awesome track but more radio oriented, so for my remix I decided to go for a more club-focused version that I could play in my live sets too.
TMN: Talk to us about your biggest hit, “Show Me Love,” which features Kimberly Anne. How did the inspiration to cover/reimagine Robyn S’ legendary tune come about?
SF: It’s a funny story, actually. One night, I was bored surfing on YouTube (I’m sure you know these kinda nights) and stumbled upon this great cover of “Show Me Love” that Kimberly did in her bed room studio. The audio and video quality wasn’t perfect but I immediately heard that I had to do something with it. My label Spinnin Records agreed and we contacted Kimberly Anne to request the audio file for the version she did. Luckily she responded to our request and shortly after I began working on the track, with only her voice as a starting point. I built the track around the acapella completely and I think that’s one of the reasons the song is so different from the original and the other versions that are already out there. Continue reading →