Dont'cha (Need & Necessity Edit)
On paper, matching the smooth soul sounds of Odd Future offshoot The Internet with a forward thinking house beat sounds like a match made in dance-head heaven. As to why we haven’t seen more of it, we’re not exactly sure, but Denver based house duo Need & Necessity have taken all the trouble out of the job and come through with one of their most accessible, catchy edits yet. Coming off of “This Life”, their last original recording, Need & Necessity’s take on “Dontcha” carries with it a rare playability. Whether it’s casually jamming out in your car or on a booming club stack this one has the type of shiny appeal to touch the most ardent of house fans to casual listeners alike. A loungey, almost jazz club vibe is upped through the malleable execution of a rolling, deep bass line which rides along infectiously under The Internet’s sultry original vocal, resulting in a polished dance tune that we’ve been religiously looping all afternoon. The boys are giving this one away for free through their Facebook, so go ahead and snag a download here; and if you missed our group interview with them back in April, check it out.
Why Ft. Nate Salman
Les Sins, the electronic, house-leaning alter-ego of Toro Y Moi‘s Chaz Bundick, returns tonight with the second release from his forthcoming debut album. While the first glimpse, “Bother,” had a darker, garage feel to it, the latest from Bundick features vocals from Nate Salman leaning a bit more towards the synth-powered funk we are used to from Toro y Moi. The fusing of his two styles makes for an up-tempo, dance-able track that is probably our favorite from the Les Sins project yet. Groove to this tropical, disco tune above. Les Sins’s Michael drops on November 4th and can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.
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.
Wonder (Original Mix)
After first debuting here on TMN with “Thumpin” back in April, 18 year old house stunner Sylent Efx returns with yet another eerily mature portion of dance music with the Kanye West sampling “Wonder” (which itself was actually sampled from Labi Siffre’s “My Song” for a quick history lesson). While this young spark plug may not quite be known globally just yet, his latest tune which comes to the world in the form of a ‘TMN Premiere’, has already seemed to have taken on a life of its own. After being aurally debuted on the almighty Ministry of Sound Radio via an option4 guest mix all the way back in July; we’ve already had the pleasure of hearing some of our favorite DJ’s and producers playing this one out through some heavy club monitors and have been waiting not so patiently to drop it since. The real allurement on this one comes by way of an irresistible, swinging piano hook propped up by a scampering hi-hat shuffle and of course that classic vocal snippet. These elements collide together like chamomile and cream; again signaling Sylent Efx’s welcome arrival on the house music block and not only a dance, but overall musical sophistication clearly lacking amongst the droves of bedroom producers authoring blog hits these days. This one is being given away for free through our friends at digital house imprint Night Supply so snag a free mp3 here and shuffle those sneakers when Sylent Efx’s “Wonder” hits your speakers.
Take Me With You (Clementine & The Galaxy Remix)
Roses and Revolutions have one of the more radio-ready sounds we’ve heard in quite some time. Singer/Songwriter Alyssa Coco has a voice that’s seems like it’s been refined over decades of professional experience, seemingly flawless in her execution.
While this NY indie rock duo might have a sound suited for top-40, they’re certainly crossing over journalistic planes with this recent collaboration. Calling on fellow New Yorker Clementine and the Galaxy, Coco and bandmate Matt Merrit have been given a electronic makeover, rife with a synth heavy melody and dancy beat worthy of the stingiest of indie bloggers.
We’ve always had an affinity for both the popular, and the obscure, which is why we’re always overjoyed to see unique collaborations. In this instance, these two styles are fused together to provide us with a grin-inducing tune to carry us this Tuesday.
Right Never Comes
Rhye is undoubtedly one of the most unique musical duos out there. With Milosh on the vocals and Robin Hannibal as the producer, the magical collaboration creates something so dreamy and tranquil that you could see yourself smooth sailing to the sound of Milosh’s voice. Many people often confuse Rhye’s vocals to belong to a female’s because of their latest album cover and their style of music, but it is truly amazing how the group is able to combine downtempo with soul and R&B by producing such masterpieces in that genre.
Here we have a new release titled “Right Never Comes,” which was written by Milosh for the sole purpose of their upcoming tour. The instrumentals were kept to a minimal, making Milosh’s harmonizing vocals the spotlight of the track. The clever use of strings in this tune will take you on a dreamy journey and leave you vibing as usual. We cannot tell you how excited we are to see where this duo takes their music to the next step. Sky is the limit for this creative international connection.
I'll Be Good
Oh dear, the talented Jaymes Young just released his Habits of My Heart EP, and let’s just say our ninja senses are tingling. The LA-based singer-songwriter gave us hearing pleasure from this gem titled “I’ll Be Good,” which is a more stripped down and softer tune compared to his usual electropop style that depends heavily on the bass. Every good EP/album needs that one song that takes it down slow but at the same time, gets to everyone’s emotional core; and this track does just that. The simple beat and his fingerpicking really showcase both his talents to go both hard and soft, but yet accentuates his butter-smooth voice. Hats off to you, Mr Young.
If you like groups like Sir Sly or The Kite String Tangle, grab a copy of his new EP and tell us what you think!