Miracle (ROOM8 Remix)
L.A. future disco players Ezra Reich and Nic Johns, who operate under the ROOM8 surname, have delivered perhaps the biggest musical pick-me-up of the week here at TMN with their synth washed, John Hughes-era tipping dance revision of one of our favorite pop darlings Kimbra and her single “Miracle”. This jumping dance tune plays somewhere between Club 8′s syrupy dance-pop and Viceroy’s high-energy disco, with a smooth underground sensibility and edge that is often times lost amongst dance-floor driven nu-disco cuts. ROOM8 works a crafty balance of retro sound kits with a contemporary approach, and quite honestly, Kimbra’s vocal stylings echo as if they were made for the 80′s neon era. This one is being given away as a free download; so grab a copy here, dust off your sweat bands and footwork those high tops all over the floor.
Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:
- Head to the front door and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)
That’s it! Unfortunately though, this deal is ONLY valid for tonight. If you wanna catch Rusko or Amon Tobin, you’re going to have to cough up the dough.
SLANDER - Nov 20
We Like To Party (Slander & NGHTMRE Festival Trap Edit)
Rusko - Nov 21
Amon Tobin/Two Fingers- Nov 22
San Francisco producer Charlie Yin, aka Giraffage, paints a radiant, colorful picture through his music. As a true student of R&B (seriously, he remixed The-Dream‘s Love/Hate album in its entirety), he has crafted an experimental electronic sound with the perfect sensibility towards the hits of the 2000s. His latest EP, No Reason, has a notable depth and cohesion that feels playful and supremely soothing, yet fully dance-floor ready. With its lush melodies and sonic plot twists, the project awakens an encompassing range of emotions and senses making for more than just an auditory experience. In a way, the music feels like a physical place with its ability to transport the listener to a whole new dimension–something we all need some times.
We were lucky enough to pick Charlie’s brain with a few questions about his new project, musical inspirations and dream collaborations among other topics. Enjoy this fun conversation and stream his phenomenal EP below. No Reason is out now via the always on-point Fool’s Gold Records and is available for purchase via iTunes. Giraffage is also in the midst of an international tour–check his upcoming dates here.
TMN: When did you first start making music? And was there a particular album, song or artist who really inspired you at that time?
Giraffage: I started making music near the beginning of high school. At the time, I was really into pop-punk and technical math rock stuff.
TMN: One of your original monikers was Robot Science. Do you see that as an alter-ego (like Caribou v. Daphni) or was that just the original iteration of Giraffage?
Giraffage: I saw that as a learning experience more than an alter-ego, a lot of songs were just so unpolished and poorly mixed. However it did help me learn the ins and outs of releasing songs to an audience. Robot Science still has a special place in my heart.
TMN: The prevalence of soul & 90s-early 2000s R&B in the current electronic music landscape across sub-genres is hard to ignore. Both more broadly and for yourself, what is it about those eras of music that you think has brought them back to the forefront?
Giraffage: I think a lot of big producers nowadays were growing up listening to that era of 2000s r&b. As a result, the influence definitely carried through. For me personally, even though I love pop music nowadays, I think pop music back then had a lot more catchy hooks and overall more clever songwriting and technicality to it. People are starting to appreciate musicianship and that kind of stuff more than ever these days.
Stay Young (Midnight Mix)
If you’re into softer indie rock and music with a message, you’ve come to the right place. Fairchild, an Australian indie group, just released their US debut EP titled Sadako. With a sound resembling indie powerhouses like The Temper Trap and Two Door Cinema Club, Fairchild’s music speaks to its audience in incredible ways.
Here we have an edit of one of their singles titled “Stay Young”, which is a track that best represents the band’s sound in our opinion. The tune starts off with some fast-paced drum lines, soon to be driven by these delicate muted guitar melodies. Adam Lyons, the singer of the group, provides us with vocals that are pleasant and emotionally driven. The lyrics are nothing short of wonderful, as they appeal to the younger generation through a powerful message.
Another day is breaking. It seems like my time is running thin.
No need for expectations. Don’t ever, ever give in.
Just stay young!
With such positive energy in their music, Fairchild manages to create a sound that is refreshing and universal. The midnight edit adds a more progressive drive to the epic track without being overdone. With this release, Fairchild is set to make a name for themselves by making their US debut. Make sure to check out the rest of their EP, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Jackson Breit & Carneyval
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Better get out your dance shoes for this one.
Jackson Breit is one talented musician. He has a certain jazz and blues swagger, he writes and produces all of his music and we wouldn’t want it to be any other way. For his recent release ‘Use Me’, he reached out to his friend Carneyval to help him with his catchy collaboration. They actually grew up in the same area, went to the same high school and college, and now here they are making some music together. ‘Use Me’ is one sexy song, a mix of vocals and funky electronic/jazz melodies, this song is sure to make you get up out of your seat. Breit has a voice that is a mix between Gavin Degraw and Adam Levine and he has the ability to throw down a little singing/talking with a touch of rap, yes, the boy can throw down some words. Carneyval usually sticks to all things electronic but shows on this track that he is diverse and can bring the good sounds to any music style. Let these two use you with this single, you won’t be upset about it for one minute.
If you have not heard of Made In Heights yet, please just stop whatever you are doing and get to know these two insanely talented artists. The duo of Sabzi and Kelsey Bulkin have combined their ‘powers’ to make a sound that is so breathtaking and dream like, a step forward in combining electronic melodies and vocals. Their latest release ‘Panther’ is a wickedly seductive tune. For this particular song, Sabzi used his musical ear to slow down the melody, adding a beautifully simple drum and beat mixture that carries the song through from start to finish. Bulkin added her delicate yet raw vocals, throwing in a bit of talk/singing, to add flair to this song. Every element captures the feelings of this piece, a song of needing someone in your life because they are and always will be everything to you. “Panther” is now available on Spotify and their forthcoming album drops early 2015 be ready for all things good.