Jamie Prado – New Era [TMN Premiere]

Jamie Prado
New Era (Original Mix)

Feeling in need of an intense yoga session to ease the stress knots after the brutal day at work? Allow us to provide you with a more than sufficient substitution, Jamie Prado’s latest release.

It was nearly impossible for us not to jump at the chance to premiere his intoxicating new piece, “New Era,” so, we did. The euphoric track, one of two debut releases on his brand new label with L’Affaire Musicale, Midnight In Paris, submerses you into its musical silkiness, combining an assortment of soothing textures that melt right into each other. Instantly ridding the mind and body of any and all tensions, the piece blends sensual percussion lines with vocal croons and “ah”s that beautifully fall into place right at the seams.

“New Era” allows you to find clarity and serenity as it transports you into a dimension that is free of clutter and distraction. As a result, you will find yourself making the decision to skip that evening yoga class since you’re definitely not going to need it.

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Brooklyn’s The Golden Pony Sit Down With TMN To Riff On Favorite Drinks, Records and More

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The Golden Pony
TMN Exclusive Interview + Don't Make Me Wait (Original Mix)

If you’ve been following our dance related posts over the years, we’re certain that you’ve come across house & disco benders, The Golden Pony, more than a few times. One of the most consistent production teams in dance music, TGP’s rise in the past year has been nothing short of meteoric, and after we’ve gotten the chance to get to know them over the past three years, it was high time we got to sit down with our favorite couple of Afro-Thunders and shoot the proverbial… well you know. Read our entire transcript below, and be sure to check out The Golden Pony’s latest original “Don’t Make Me Wait” out now on Enormous Tunes sub-label Enormous Chills on the player above.

The Music Ninja (TMN): First off, thanks so much Tim & Tom for taking the time out of your busy schedules to answer a few questions for The Music Ninja! We’ve been following you guys for YEARS since one of your first remixes, the Daft Punk “Doin’ It Right’ remix to be exact, first careened through our monitors. In the roughly three years since, The Golden Pony has evolved its sound constantly with every passing release including a handful of addictive originals. I know it’s a bit cliché, but could you guys give us theabbreviated story of how you went from a couple of lone-wolf afro-wielders to the formidable and nationally touring duo that you are today? Did you both have a background in music and have solo projects before TGP? Was there a serendipitous event that led to you guys deciding to go forward as a team?

TGP (Tom): Honestly by banging our head against every wall and wrong direction possible until something clicked! I have a background in classical music and was playing piano and writing (somewhat) intellectually interesting but unlistenable electronic music when I started going out to see acts like Gigamesh and Goldroom, and just got totally sucked into the culture and sound of the dance music world.

(TMN): How about we get into the actual music side of things. Clearly, The Golden Pony has come light years in terms of sonic nuance and building heavy grooves. What have been some of your tunes or remixes that you could mark as a step in the direction of you guys becoming one of the most sought after acts in the U.S. underground scene?Do you both ever go back and listen to some of your older stuff and maybe laugh or say, “what the hell were we doing there?”

TGP (Tom): I think that our remix for the Chainsmokers was a real turning point for us. It was the first time that I felt our sound really crystalized both in terms of being dancefloor-ready and musically interesting. That said, there’s absolutely some moments in our older tracks that I have no idea where we were coming from!

What are the three TGP tunes that you would play to someone who had never before heard you guys to try and capture your essence the best?

TGP (Tom): Snoop Dogg – “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (The Golden Pony Remix), “Die Inside Your Dance” Feat. Savior Adore and Simon & Garfunkel – “Sound Of Silence” (The Golden Pony Remix)

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Sea Moya – Bangalore [TMN PREMIERE]

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Sea Moya
Bangalore

As I get older, gracefully accepting the fact that my rowdier years are fading in the rearview mirror, I’m consistently drawn to the calmer, more ambient, and textural electronic music. From Tycho, to Bonobo, to Little People, I’m intrigued more so by artists who artfully craft impressive layers of soundscape that create a truly encapsulating experience. Today, I get to add one more name to that list with this premiere from Cologne/Mannheim-based three-piece Sea Moya.

Dropping in June on their upcoming Baltic States EP, “Bangalore” is a listening experience in the truest sense. It slowly builds through tape saturation, atmospheric elements, and radiating synths, gradually winding its way up to a glowing, percussion-centric crescendo. You’ll find yourself putting it into a few neat little boxes, or playlists, rather, which could easily include a chill Sunday at home, a sunny day by the pool, or a lengthy road trip through the countryside.

When asked about the inspiration behind this impressive tune, Sea Moya Iven had this to say:

“Bangalore” has a real Urban feeling to us. We began to imagine a highway at night through a foreign, exotic city. We didn’t want it to be too “city” like, so we incorporated some samples of natural and more organic sounds. We decided to go against recording vocals in this track too, which is different from our usual stuff.

Make sure to follow these cats on Facebook and SoundCloud to keep up with news on the upcoming EP and live shows.

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[Electronic] Chinah – Minds (Ark Patrol Remix)

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Minds (Ark Patrol Remix)

Having only heard one other remix before this one, we were excited and interested when new Ark Patrol showed up. Needless to say, it’s MASSIVE. Heroic Recordings has a tendency to find some intriguing talent in electronic music, and Ark Patrol is just one of many to provide them with a solid roster.

Even without being familiar with the original song by Chinah, you get a glimpse into a melodic world constructed with bright and boisterous synths that flicker around the thundering drums in a tightly knit pattern. There’s an uplifting impression made with this remix, and it’s simply nice to listen to and let it carry you away for a while. One of the coolest parts of Ark Patrol’s take on “Minds” is it’s tradeoff between being accessible with pop source material and busting down walls with a wide range of electronic influences. Grab yourself a free copy here and enjoy the ride!

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[Hip-Hop] Tunji Ige – Missed Calls (EP)

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After bursting onto the scene in 2014 with his self-produced debut mixtape, The Love Project, Philly emcee Tunji Ige spent 2015 slowly rolling out a slew of impressive genre-bending tunes including collaboration with What So Not and Oshi. Fellow Philly rep Noah Breakfast, formerly known as Xaphoon Jones, has become his go-to producer and rightfully so–their styles could not be more complimentary. Breakfast’s inventive, electronic landscapes blend with Ige’s own atmospheric production chops and melodic flows.

Today, the duo dropped Missed Calls, Ige’s first official project since his debut taking the musical exploration to new heights. While the EP still possess a hip-hop flavor, the influence of dance music is felt on each track. “Change That,” the opener sets the tone with banging, forward-thinking production and a characteristically addicting hook from Tunji. As the project progresses, each track presents a distinct facet–subtle house elements can be felt on the smooth “War,” heavier electro-trap prevails “On My Grind” and “Bring Yo Friends” and “22,” the final track, carries dreary future R&B stylings. Missed Calls proves that Tunji Ige has the talent to become a cross over star with a sound that’s both refreshing and accessible. Give it a peep below–you can grab on iTunes now.

’Tunji Ige – Change That (Prod. Tunji Ige)’
’Tunji Ige – War (Prod. By Noah Breakfast)’
’Tunji Ige – Fired Up (Prod. Tunji Ige + Addtl Prod. Noah Breakfast)’
’Tunji Ige – On My Grind (Prod. Tunji Ige + Noah Breakfast)’
’Tunji Ige – Bring Yo Friends ( Prod. Tunji Ige + Addtl Prod. Noah Breakfast)’
’Tunji Ige – All Night (Prod. Tunji Ige + Noah Breakfast)’
’Tunji Ige – 22 (Prod. Tunji Ige + Addtl Prod. Noah Breakfast)’
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[Electronic] Tenniscoats – Baibaba Bimba (Marcioz Remix)

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Baibaba Bimba (Marcioz Remix)

One of Brazil’s hidden treasures is the producer Marcioz. At the ripe age of nineteen, this cat is killing it down South with his unique productions that take from future, classical, as well as the sounds of his home country. A few days ago, Marcioz came out with a brand new remix of Tenniscoats’ single “Baibaba Bimba” as a free download. For those of you who are being introduced to him, this flip will show you just how special Marcioz is.

With his remix of “Baibaba Bimba,” Marcioz was able to keep most everything sounding natural. His percussion, the strings, the piano chords and all the little details are crafted to perfection. Aside from creative prowess, Marcioz technical abilities and ear rival even the top producers in the electronic game right now. 2016 is looking like a bright year for this Brazilian as he has already started it off with two amazing records, with “Baibaba Bimba” being a remix for the ages. If you’re looking for something inspiring to throw on this week, then you’re covered with this.

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[Electronic] Braille Face – Glow

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Braille Face
Glow

You may not have heard of Braille Face, but it’s about time that changed. With minimal information available besides a hometown of Melbourne, Australia, Braille Face intends for the music to speak first. We may have seen a myriad of cases like this, but they usually end up delivering some of the most interesting pieces of music we hear. This is no exception.

Braille Face’s debut single, “Glow”, creates a haunting and hypnotic atmosphere as the scarce vocals gently drift among the swirling synths, filtered pads, and robotic percussion. There’s an interesting tension built throughout, and it treads that fine line between unsettling and calm that gives the song its emotive appeal. It draws you in. It’s magnetic. It’s honestly nothing short of magical. Wrap up your week on a sublime note with “Glow” and be sure to support Braille Face and Spirit Level as they continue to grow.

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