[Indie] Milo Greene – Heartless + Tour Info

Milo Greene

Los Angeles-based outfitMilo Greene has this effortless air to them. Seemingly bending genres, harnessing elements of soul, R&B, folk, and indie rock, this multi-faceted act can envelop you with their sounds, and today is no different.

Releasing just a few days back, “Heartless” is set to pave the way for a new album, new tour, and new year. It definitely falls into the more somber category as far as lyrics go, but it’s still completely entrancing, allowing the the listener to pick their own journey. While we hear the glorious vocal melodies and backing percussion-style vocal hums flirt back and forth with the crunchy guitar riffs and powerful drumming, others may link onto the meaning of the lyrics, experiencing something entirely different.

Regardless of what you’re drawn to, the fact remains that you’re drawn to it. Now just imagine hearing it live.

Feb. 10 – Santa Barbara, CA – soHo
Feb. 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Feb. 13 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
Feb. 15 – Electric Owl – Seattle, WA
February 19 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
February 26 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
February 27 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
February 28 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
March 1 – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
March 3 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
March 4 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
March 5 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
March 6 – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
March 7 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
March 11 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
March 12 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
March 13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
March 15 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

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[Future/House] Sweetland – Feel It

Feel It

It seems like whenever us Ninjas are in need of a genre blurring electronic tune, all we have to do is start a little correspondence with some of our friends Down Under (as well as one of our own) for the pulse on underground dance’s craftiest tunes. The latest single into our friends Stoney Roads’ new label, “Feel It” from Melbourne’s Sweetland was a no-brainer to share with our savvy readership coming out of the holidays. The tune rides an envious stylistic aesthetic; fusing the same heart and soul found on those classic Chicago House and U.K. Jack records coupled with the genre-pushing future production structures which have been permeating our blogwaves more and more. We’ve been pleasantly impressed with Stoney Roads Records brief output, having already become one of our go-to imprints for future house and bass, and Sweetland’s entry into their brief but rich catalog has us pacing our week with a warranted amount of shuffle. Grab the free download here and stream “Feel It” above.

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Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Halogen Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Basement Jaxx
Never Say Never (Halogen Remix)

It’s been a long two weeks off. Yeah, we’ve been blogging here and there, but for the most part, we’ve been spending our days with family, friends, booze and video games. While it’s been a good run, we’re ready to hustle again, and Halogen is making damn sure we have some fresh tunes to kick 2015 off with.

Hotlanta based DJ/Producer duo Halogen have pulled a new rabbit out of their hat, surprising everyone with a lively house interpretation of Basement Jaxx’s “Never Say Never.” Long gone are the razor sharp synths and devastating drops we’ve become accustomed to, and in their places are smooth-as-silk vibes perfect for the Monday afternoon grind.

While we’ve never been averse to electro house, it’s a welcome change to hear some calmer sounds coming from this up-and-coming outfit. Let’s face it – electro house is great when you’re raging at 12:00AM on a Friday night, but vibey house tunes can be enjoyed all week long. And that’s exactly what we plan to do with this gem.

Throw them headphones in and get ready to hit replay a few times. Halogen has your Monday covered.

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[Electronic] DPTRCLB- I Wonder

I Wonder

Really satisfied by my recent finding of DPTRCLB (The Departure Club) and their latest single ‘I Wonder’. From what I can unearth on the Internet, DPTRCLB began as a monthly clubnight and transformed into a musical project lead by Connor Nestor. This serves as a follow up to single ‘Horizon‘, which features some majorly impressive vocals from Auckland native Sam Allen. This laid-back tune is for the reggae/club fans and is best to be listened to with some quality headphones/monitors. I love how minimal this track can feel at times. It serves as a great reminder that less is more in many cases. Head over to the DPTRCLB soundcloud to find some great edits in addition to this relaxing joint.

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The Chill Dojo #115

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New years often bring about declarations of resolutions that never come to pass, but one thing you can count on in 2015 is that the Chill Dojo will continue to share the music that will make you smile.

On that note, we’re kicking off this year’s editions with the ‘Bright Side’, a feelgood collaboration from French groups Mozambo and Basic Tape, featuring the catchy vocals from Julia Church. Whether it’s reflecting on a stellar 12 months just past, or gazing forward with a positive outlook, this jam has the perfect vibe to get you in the right space. More than that though, the funky jazz riff ensures this one has plenty of dance-ability to keep it on heavy rotation. In much the same way, ‘Movin On’ carries similar sentiments of positivity melded within an incredible groove courtesy of Twax. Released on the eclectic Bearded Man Recordings, it’s the perfect upbeat addition to your music addiction for 2015. Acoustic melodies and deep electronic vibes have always been a guilty pleasure for the Dojo, and French artist RÆVE has definitely reconfirmed that with ‘The Sweetest Sin’. The tropical tinge combines with the suggestive lyrics to make this a very heated affair, and one best enjoyed in the right company.

2014 highlighted a massive progression for TMN favorite Glastrophobie, so it’s fitting that this year began with a premiere of his latest remix of GEMOLOGY. He continues to impress with his unique arsenal of glorious melodies, all while retaining the elements that make the original so great. We were certainly blessed with a year full of amazing sounds, but right before things came to a close, Bondax unleashed this funky weapon to put the icing on the cake. The talents of this young duo needed no reaffirmation, but it’s definitely got us psyched for what’s in store for playlists ahead.

All in all, whatever 2015 brings, Dojo #115 will give you the sounds to take it all on with the right attitude. Peace out.

Mozambo & Basic Tape Ft. Julia Church
Bright Side
Twax Feat. Solomina
Movin On
The Sweetest Sin (Original Mix)
First & Last (Glastrophobie Remix)
Dusk Funk Ft. Ayah Marar
Patrick Baker
More Love
All My Love
Toby Gale
Hawaii Wifi Tiger Moves
I Wanna Be Down (Canblaster ReMIX)
Stick (Myles.William Remix)
About You (DIVERSA Edit)
Gladys Knight & The Pips
If I Were Your Woman (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)
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[Chill] Oh Wonder – The Rain

Oh Wonder
The Rain

Oh Wonder has always kept a mysterious profile, as there’s little known about the British indie duo. What we do know, however, is that their release of a new song on the first of every month is always something to look forward to. For their first release of 2015, we have “The Rain”, a chill piece featuring a lo-fi approach and the group’s distinctive vocals. The way the they harmonize in octaves is highly addicting and the pure acoustic vibe of the tune, in some ways, resembles the sound of Daughter. As the synth comes in, the feel-good melody sounds oh so mellow. Even with its minimal vibe. you’ll be impressed by the complexity towards the end of the buildup, further cementing their original sound.

I’ve given all my love to you.
These chilling words will hit you right in the feels. Even though Oh Wonder only have five releases, they’ve quickly become a TMN favorite and accumulated well over a million spins on their SoundCloud page. Their album, an accumulation of these monthly gems, will be coming out in September 2015. Let your emotions marinade for a second and enjoy this relaxing goodness.

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[Indie] Rude – Heatbreaker

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Don’t you just love it when you come across an act that leaves your completely enamored? You know the ones. It’s those bands that you’re waiting with bated breath, meticulously checking their soundcloud, facebook, and twitter in painful anticipation. Well, get ready for another one, because Rude is ready to make another splash in the blogosphere with their second release, “Heartbreaker.”

We’ve been head-over-heels for this funky act since we stumbled onto the eccentric tune, “Disco.” That tune and all of its quirky stylings have been burned into our brains permanently with a musical branding iron, and we couldn’t be happier. To throw a cherry on top of this Rude swoon-fest, we’re beaming to bring you an early glance at this newest tune.

Taking a departure from the happy-go-lucky indie pop vibes from their debut, this intriguing British act has a more sobering message to share. Set to the backbeat of a near drum and bass soundscape, Rude carries brooding, whispery vocals over buzzing basslines and chattering percussion. It carries stern intensity, yet still maintains acheivable elements of everyday listenability.

“Heartbreaker”, not surprisingly, is available on iTunes on Valentines Day (14th February 2015).

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