[Chill/Indie/Electronic] Jamie xx – Sleep Sound

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Jamie xx
Sleep Sound

Jamie xx, producer and one-third of British breakout band The xx, has streamed his first new single in over three years.

While The xx are currently in the middle of an intimate New York residency, Jamie xx found the time to release his slumberous new production “Sleep Sound.” The track will be featured as part of a 12”, double A-side single G.I.R.L./Sleep Sound.

On “Sleep Sound,” Jamie xx continues to use his production power of taking minimal, softened beats and turning them into massive, room-filling creations. A dreamy, slumber-inducing track, “Sleep Sound” is an accurately named electronic lullaby filled with chilled-out synthscapes and oscillating beats.

G.I.R.L./Sleep Sound is out May 5 via Young Turks.

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[Indie] Still Parade – Fields

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Still Parade
Fields

Berlin-based songwriter and producer Niklas Kramer, known as Still Parade, has had a slow start with the release of his four-track EP “Fields.” Initially completed in 2013, tracks from the EP have been kept under the radar…until now. The premier of lead track Fields has left us in love with Still Parade.

There can honestly never be enough relaxing tracks like Fields in the world. This has such a feel-good melody that you can just get lost in. Fields doesn’t just have your typical indie-folk sound, though; there are bursts of electronic beats that are placed between the chilling instrumentals that make this track so amazing. These etherial electro-indie sounds are matched by the soft vocals of Niklas Kramer, creating a calm and dreamy tune that anyone with a love for indie could listen to for hours. Yes, hours.

The only negative about “Fields” is that you’re gonna have to wait until May 6th to stream and download the entire EP. But for now, ninjas, enjoy this track and get excited for what’s to come from Still Parade.

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[Epic] JASIA – Inverbatim

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Inverbatim

Josiah Willows, aka JASIA, has a knack for creating larger than life soundscapes. In his debut track, this classically trained producer has developed a sound which falls somewhere in a hybrid of Sigur Ros and Tycho.

Seeing as how this Melbourne/London based artist studied classical voice, guitar and violin performing in orchestras in earlier years, it’s easy to understand how he could have such a natural gift for deriving bass driven electronic beats overlaid with orchestral layers of synthesisers, strings, guitars on a bed of vocal samples.

Press play and get lost in this one, ninjas. It won’t be difficult to do so.

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[ULTRA 2014 Schedule Recommendation] TMN’s Must See Guide to Ultra (Miami 3/28 – 3/30)

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Ahh. The time is finally here. All winter long we’ve been angrily looking at the calendar, not-so-patiently awaiting the start of festival season here in the states. To kick things off in 2014, we’re obviously overwhelmingly excited for what Ultra 2014 is bringing to the table.

As you would guess, this year’s line up is stacked, as usual. There’s a veritable pantheon of EDM legends, coupled with some amazing up and coming artists as well. We traditionally like to do a full stream of everyone that’s going to be there, but this year we’re going to change it up. Instead of giving you a tiny sample of each artist who’s playing, we’re going to give you our recommendations, day by day.

Scheduling is going to be tricky, so make sure you set out a proper game plan. It might be hard to stick to after a few beverages, but take it from us – don’t miss out on seeing your favorite artist, or any of these suggestions below:

Friday March 28th

Chainsmokers – Stage 7

Picked by Bryn Carter & Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: Two handsome devils reigning from New York who can make ANY song the ultimate remix. Make sure to check out these two who will keep your feet moving and your mind spinning with their intense indie/electronic melodies.

The Wanted
We Own The Night(The Chainsmokers Remix)
The Chainsmokers vs. Tove Lo
Habits
#SELFIE

Friday March 28th

M.I.A. – Live Stage

Picked by Eric Gossett

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TMN Staff Comment: The ever-controversial M.I.A. is definitely a “don’t miss” performance at this year’s Ultra Music Festival. The singer just released her critically-acclaimed album Matangi last year and is currently being sued by the NFL for $15 million for her performance at the Super Bowl. So if that was what they (couldn’t) show at the Super Bowl, I can only imagine how wild her uncensored stage show must be.

BRING THE NOIZE
M.I.A.
Bad Girls
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Friday March 28th

12TH Planet – UMF Radio Stage

Picked by Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: Last year, I had the pleasure of introducing someone to trap, and did so by watching 12th Planet’s set on Sunday afternoon. This well respected, LA based producer will be throwing down a massive set full of filthy beats. If you want to get down and dirty, don’t miss this set.

Pretty Lights
Go Down Sunshine (12th Planet Remix)
Smoked Out
12th Planet & Protohype
Paper on @smogrecords

Friday March 28th

Kill The Noise – UMF Radio Stage

Picked by Michael Serratore

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TMN Staff Comment: There are plenty of players in the world of filthy bass, but no one does it quite like KTN. There’s an undeniable energy in everything he does, and that will only be taken to the next level amongst a crowd of frenzied fans

Thumbs Up (For Rock N Roll) with Feed Me
DUCKSAUCE
NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis RMX)
Kill The Noise & Dillion Francis
Dill The Noise

Friday March 28th

Chance the Rapper – Live Stage

Picked by Baseer Ahmad and Clayton Warwick

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TMN Staff Comment: You say you’re going to Ultra to only listen to beats? Don’t limit yourself. A break in the bass will be welcomed, and who better to give you said break than Chi-Town native, Chance the Rapper?

Childish Gambino: They Dont Like Me (ft. Chance the Rapper)
Lil Wayne
You Song Ft Chance The Rapper (Dedication 5)
Chance The Rapper
Brain Cells Live (5day)

Friday March 28th

The Glitch Mob – Worldwide Stage

Picked by Rachel Haroldson

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TMN Staff Comment: This is a no brainer. Glitch Mob absolutely throws down with live performances, from the insane stage set-ups to the energy of the group, you can just see that these guys have a passion for performing and love giving the audience an unforgettable show.

Nalepa
Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix)
A Dream Within a Dream
DRINK THE SEA
The Glitch Mob
We Can Make The World Stop
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[Progressive House] Kings of Leon X Ghost Wars – Use Somebody (Gazzo Cover Remix)

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I’ve been roaming around I was looking down and now I see…”  - Sorry, I just got caught up in some old feels this morning thanks to Gazzo’s new Ghost Wars cover remix of the infamous “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Gazzo takes us down memory lane with easily one of the most adorable songs to have ever surfaced into the lives of the musically inclined. Not only does he punch us right in the heart with the force of 10,000 rhinoceroses stampeding across the Serengeti, but he also shows us his uncanny ability to make us want to cry and dance all at the same time.

This track emits an emotive upbeat, trance-like vibe that even Tiesto can’t seem to wrap his mind around – too soon? With the combined forces of Gazzo and Ghost Wars, “Use Somebody” is transformed from epic ballad to epic dance anthem that maintains the expressive integrity of the original. This progressive house banger resonates a certain type of cuteness that I just cannot seem to keep up with. Is there such a thing as dying from too many feels? If so, Gazzo has just injected us all with a lethal dose of happiness.

Make sure to grab your free download and relive the high school ‘you.’ In some way or another, you’ll be thinking of that special someone who makes you feel all fuzzy inside. Tequila counts.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #77

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Every so often a truly unique sound surfaces on the web, and the power of originality alone can create a sensation that simply needs to be shared. There’s not much out there about the mysterious moniker Point Point, but what we can tell you is that ‘Life in Grey’ is unlike anything you’ve heard before. It’s hard to describe just how good the level of production is on this one, but it certainly stamped itself as the track of the week in an instant. Porter Robinson made similar waves with ‘Sea of Voices’, which shook the need for any bass with the use of sheer musical emotion instead. Of course in this era a remix is never far away, but thankfully there are plenty out there which respect the beauty of the original, and maintain a serene atmosphere just perfect for the Chill Dojo. Spaveech and RAC are our top choices for sure, so check them below if you crave music that makes you feel. On the flipside, we have plenty of love for mellow edits of the big hits as well, and Rossi Sure’s fresh take on ‘Take Me Home’ will make you forgive the amount of times you’ve heard the radio bleed the track dry. Forget about heavy drops, the bright melodic hook is the perfect new direction to take this Cash Cash banger. Sydney’s Hayden James is no stranger to innovation either, and this week’s trick is a glorious combination of Rufus and some renowned Australian future sound. This song is pure feels, and the vocals will let you know that many times over. That’s certainly triggered a desire for more sultry beats, and luckily Royal’s refix of ‘Crave You’ is just what the doctor ordered. You’re sure to have heard the iconic lyrics countless times in past, but the young beatmaker amplifies the vibes to maximum for a tune just saturated in good feelings.  Kygo’s exceptional edit of ‘Cut Your Teeth’ would have left plenty of listeners content to call game over for any other producers attempting a remix. It’s a good thing that brothers Hippie Sabotage didn’t share the same attitude, because otherwise we would never get to experience the tingling sensation from their gorgeous downtempo rendition. You’ll also notice new stuff from names like Koan Sound and Skrillex, who continue to amaze with the versatility of the sounds they are capable of. We’ve preached this many times before, but never box an artist into one style or genre, because you’ll never expect when they might show up here.

It’s been a week stacked in awesome discoveries, so there will be plenty here to amaze you. Peace out.

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Point Point
Life In Grey
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (SPAVEECH REMIX)
Porter Robinson
Sea Of Voices (RAC Mix)
Cash Cash Ft Rexha
Take Me Home (Rossi Sure Remix)
Rufus
Sundream (Hayden James Remix)
Flight Facilities
Crave You (Royal Refix)
Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Koan Sound
Lost In Thought
Skrillex
Fire Away.mp3
3LAU, Paris & Simo feat. Bright Lights
Escape (Skrux Remix)
Skrux
Escapade (Original Mix)
Armando Junior & Dekkon
Everyday People
Mighty Oaks
Just One Day (The Jury RMX)
Angus and Julia Stone
And The Boys (Glastrophobie Remix)
James Vincent McMorrow
We Dont Eat (Glastrophobie Remix)
Glen Check
Ive Got This Feeling (Kartell Remix)
Rattraps
Smitten (Paces Remix)
Kraak & Smaak
How We Gonna Stop The Time (Monitor 66 Remix)
Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
Joy
Toyboy & Robin
Beneath The Cold (Ft. FEMME)
Mar
Man X Woman (Linier Edit)
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Man X Woman (Syv Remix)
esta
Carousel.
Obeson
Hazy (Feat. Abigail Press)
GrooveU & Dr.Benz
Afterglow (Original Mix)
Banks
Waiting Game (Loston Rework)
Vindata
All I Really Need (Regulators Remix)
Thriftworks
lest you be judged
Atu
Close (Zuper Edit)
Solboi & Yeek
Kimono Virgin
SevnthWonder
Missing U
Juan Cristobal
Under The Sheets (SevnthWonder Remix)
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Dilemma (Dave Luxe Mustard Fix)
SchoolBoy Q ft Kendrick Lamar
Collard Greens (Jeftuz Remix)
SYZ
Sunlick
Earthquake Island
Naked Water (Go Yama Remix)
BeAle
Souvenir.
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[Deep House] Fabich & Ferdinand Weber – Joy

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The combined efforts of German duo Fabich & Ferdinand Weber have already produced some amazing things in the early part of 2014, and they’re stamping their claim on the rest of the year by taking this partnership to the next level. We all know a relationship isn’t sealed until it’s Facebook official, and their latest release comes with the news of a brand new page combining this exciting artist package into one. It’s a joyous occasion for sure, and they’re celebrating this union by sharing this happiness in the form of another solid deep house original. It’s the uplifting experience we’ve quickly grown fond of from this talented pair, with a bright rhythmic groove that makes this as perfect for dancefloors as it is just flowing from your headphones in a solitary chill session. Look for this one to get a good rinse in sets across the upcoming summer season, and make sure you’re keeping up with all the latest from these two names that will only get bigger this year.

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