Who just turned off the lights? Who lit these candles? Why is there this massage oil sitting on the nightstand? Oh wait. I know why. JMR is about to release a new song.
Coming out of central Florida, this young artist has grabbed the blogosphere by the horns, showing his musical prowess without the backing of a label. We know one thing: it’s only a matter of time before someone snags him up.
“Closer” is the deliciously seductive follow up to “Pioneer of Your Heart,” which has grabbed the hearts of listeners on the internet far and wide. This latest track is just as sultry as the last, boasting a booming, sexy bassline, lusty guitar riffs and of course, JMR’s delightfully maddening vocals.
It goes without saying that this will soon be on playlists across the world titled with the likes of “Bedroom Playlist,” “Closing the Deal,” “Knockin’ the Boots,” and “Awwwwwwww yeah.”
Throw it on the next time you’re with that special someone and see how it goes. We can pretty much guarantee the results will be top notch.
You (Sebastian Carter Edition)
It really is one of our happiest sights when two artists whom we both deeply admire come together beautifully through a collaboration, edit or remix. Honestly it’s like a match made in blogosphere heaven. Which is exactly how Sebastian Carter’s (whose name by now our readers should be familiar with) remix of The 1975‘s “You” plays to us. While we can only loosely tag Carter’s textured electronic compositions as house based on their structural backbone of a four-four kick and melodious, typically soulful vocals; every other blip, sequence and arpeggio are uniquely his own. Here, Carter takes the slick indie rock and pop of Manchester based quartet The 1975 and slightly contorts their sound within his expansive musical frame of mind to fit perfectly together. The droning, reverb soaked guitar pushes this version off the ground softly before a simple four-chord progression sweeps across; bolstered by a spacy synth and muted kick-drum. Again, Sebastian Carter reveals another layer of production psyche and a musical maturity lightyears beyond his 19 years would suggest all in the span of 5 minutes. Not to mention it can be snagged as a free download so go ahead and have a track on us. And those boys from The 1975 sure are dreamy…
Coastline (Goldroom Remix)
One of our absolute favorite electronic artists, and the choice purveyor of laid back, dancey and sunny musical vibes, Goldroom, has graced this writer’s snowy mid-May afternoon with a stirring remix of upstart L.A. based Aussies Wunder Wunder and their debut single “Coastline”. While we can only describe the original tune as a poppy, synth soaked jaunt bubbling over onto a psychoactive sonic infrastructure, Goldroom wraps an increasingly familiar chunky, but pop-accessible bass line all around its foundation while penetrating the original emotive intent completely to shape “Coastline” into a track all their own. Frontman Josh Legg simply wrote about this remix earlier: “This one is pure escape. Let it take you away.” , which is just about as good as we could have said it. Goldroom’s remix comes as their contribution on an impending EP from Wunder Wunder, Coastline Remixed, which is due out on May 20 and also features versions of “Coastline” from TMN favorites Gigamesh, Chad Valley and more. Why not let this one wrap up your Monday evening with a neat little bow, and for our friends around the U.S. check out the group’s next few stateside tour dates through August.
Goldroom On Tour:
May 16: Providence, RI @ The Colosseum (DJ SET)
May 30: San Francisco @ The Independent (LIVE)
May 31: Los Angeles @ El Rey (LIVE)
June 21: Delaware @ Firefly Music Festival (LIVE)
June 25: New York @ Rough Trade (LIVE)
June 26: Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall (LIVE)
June 27: New York @ The Bowery Ballroom (LIVE)
June 28: Boston @ The Sinclair (LIVE)
Aug 2: Los Angeles @ HARD Summer (DJ Set)
Hey Now (Arty Remix)
As you’ve probably realized, we’re quite fond of Beta Nightclub. Not only is it our favorite club in Denver, but it’s also rivals any other club out there. Just ask Rolling Stone, who cited them as the #1 Club in America .
They always bring in top tiered talent, and this Thursday is no different. The illustrious dance destination on Blake Street in the heart of the Mile High City is gearing up to welcome in Russian native DJ/Producer Arty.
Coming off his latest release (featured above), Arty is primed and ready to drop an epic new album. We’re sure you’ll hear a ton of unreleased tracks in his set this Thursday, so this is one show you won’t want to miss.
We always recommend buying tickets, just in case, but we are offering up an opportunity to win two VIP tickets and a meet and greet with Arty himself. Just enter using the punchtab widget below, and we will contact you via email on Wednesday the 14th, after 5:00PM Mountain Time.
Hypnotica (Original Mix)
Is it 5 o’clock yet? Us ninjas are already tired of today and in need of an adrenaline rush. Miami native and electro house enthusiast, Landis, just dropped a massive new original track on the dance music world, and has helped give us the boost we need to get through the rest of the day. With its heavy progressive leads and futuristic breakdowns, you’ll feel like you’re traveling into a vortex strong enough to turn you epileptic.
“Hypnotica” has everything to get you through every hump along the way this week; while we try and keep ourselves focused at work, we recommend you blast this one as loud as you can because you are about to be hypnotized into a state of delirium.
“Hypnotica” is out now on Beatport, so grab it while it’s hot, ninjas!
Pegboard Nerds Ft. Elizaveta
Hero (Luke Shay Remix)
2014 has proven itself to be the year of intense feels, and we really don’t know what to do with ourselves. How do we solve this dilemma? By crying and dancing, of course! Just when we think we’ve heard the most beautiful song of all time, the feels parade decides to pull an Adele by showing up out of the blue, uninvited. One artist who is guilty of raining on our pity parties is Luke Shay.
Some of you might be familiar with Luke’s name, since he was the winner of Adventure Club’s “Wonder” remix contest. After subjecting ourselves to one of the most awe-inspiring remixes of our time, we knew that this guy was not fooling around. Not only can we credit 50% of that song’s SoundCloud plays to our slight obsession, but we’ve also come to the realization that we’ve just discovered an artist who continues to intrinsically touch our souls through each and every song.
Just recently, Luke Shay dropped a bomb of intense feels on us with his ear-shattering remix of “Hero” by Pegboard Nerds and Elizaveta. With his enchanting piano melodies, uplifting harmonies, and fluid chord progressions, Shay takes “Hero” to an entirely new level of perfection. His ability to simultaneously evoke such strong emotions from us while still maintaining a club-like flow in his sets, shows his versatility as a DJ/producer. Make sure to keep Luke on your feel radars because he’s going to show up sooner, rather than later.
Check out the original, “Hero,” by Elizaveta & Pegboard Nerds below:
We’ve been awfully proud witnessing one of our ‘Artists to Watch in 2014′, Johnny Castro and his Yeah Boy project, begin receiving the critical acclaim and fan related credit that we’ve known to be his since interviewing and premiering his “Can’t Get Enough” single back in late 2013. Now, on the heels of some very credible and groovy remixes, Yeah Boy has officially released its first EP, Can’t Get Enough. Behind the aforementioned electronically textured debut single to which the EP was named for, Yeah Boy has also included two brand new original tunes, “Tell Me” and “Take It All” which held just as high a place in our hearts and ears as “Can’t Get Enough”.
Rounding out the extended play are three remixes of “Can’t Get Enough”. The incredible Marlon Hoffstadt, who stormed every underground dance club around the globe last year with his highly infectious collaboration with Dansson, “Shake That”, joins forces with HRSSN to paint a thick bassline and a bit of funk fueled house rhythm onto the malleable track while a synthy disco edit from Chicago’s Sam Padrul and a slightly more bass leaning revision from The Geek x VRV round out the entire release with a little dancey lacquering. There’s a little something here for our electronic listeners from just about every sub-genre, so take a little spin, start your week with some intoxicating electronicism and rinse the entire half-hour extended play below.
Cant Get Enough (The Geek X VrV Remix)
Download: Yeah Boy Cant Get Enough (Marlon Hoffstadt & HRRSN Remix)
Premiere: Yeah Boy
Cant Get Enough (Sam Padrul remix)