[Tech-House] Whitney Fierce – The Night Air (Human Movement Remix)

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Whitney Fierce
The Night Air (Human Movement Remix)

It’s only Thursday, but with The United States of America’s birthday only a couple days away, gosh darnit if it doesn’t feel like a Friday. And, for our intuitive readers who’ve followed us for over a few weeks, you may have noticed that near the end of the work and school week, we like to inundate our pages with tunes more suited to the club floor. So as the weekend spirit has already affected this writer and a few others here at TMN, we thought we’d get the ball rolling a little early and put on our boogie shoes now. And who better than to help aid these feelings along than one of our absolute favorite Australian exports, Human Movement? Last landing on these pages in May with “Stranger”, the pair of Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald have been steadily supplying us with some of the grittiest club rompers we’ve had the pleasure of consuming all year. Today, Human Movement’s come through in the remix department with a wobble-infused take on Whitney Fierce’s “The Night Air”, and it was exactly what we needed to kick things off. Their remix, out on Rock It Science Labs, pulls the original into their more aggressive sector of club music with dark, sweeping pads, crunchy snare and a lovely house cadence. Quite simply, we can’t stop bumping this one. Join us and stream Human Movement’s “The Night Air” remix above.

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[Nu-Disco] Naxsy – Get On The Floor

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Get On The Floor (Radio Edit)

The dance floor beckons many with her warm, siren song, but for some, they need an extra push to overcome social anxiety. Usually, a few adult libations will lend a helping hand, but an alluring song can work just as well. While we encourage a healthy combination of the two, we’re pretty damn convinced Naxsy just created something that work well without alcohol’s assistance.

This Parisian producer follows suit with other fellow countrymen in creating a true dance song, through and through. “Get on the Floor” features lovely bassline, sultry synth arrangements, playful vocal samples and layered guitar riffs, all of which make even the biggest anti-dancing curmudgeons get out and bust a move.

Pick this tune up on iTunes just in time for your holiday weekend by clicking here.

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Imagine Dragons – Shots (The Young Professionals Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Shots (The Young Professionals Remix)

You know that moment when a song perfectly encapsulates the feeling you’re experiencing? It’s quite the phenomenon, often inciting things like spontaneous office dancing, random fist pumps, confirming head nods, toothy grins, and maybe even some enthusiastic hand claps. Well, Tel Aviv’s electrifying pop duo The Young Professionals has successfully made us do all the aforementioned actions, giving us the perfect soundtrack to carry us through the work day and into a long holiday weekend.

You’ve probably come across this act before, either from their dance-inducing originals like “All of It But Me,” or from any of their dazzling remixes of artists like Tove Lo, Tegan and Sara, Zedd, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Moby, or Lana Del Rey. Whatever you’ve experienced with them, one thing is constant throughout: it’s downright infectious.

Today, we’re bringing you an exclusive first listen of their interpretation of “Shots.” The original Imagine Dragons‘ song already had an upbeat synth-pop soundscape, but The Young Professionals saw it dialed up a few notches further, bringing an 80’s dance tempo into the mix.

Paying an artful homage to the original, Ivri Lider and Johnny Goldstein ensure that hardcore fans of Imagine Dragons won’t turn a nose at a reconstruction of their favorite tune, yet ensured that TYP’s signature captivating style is all over it. Most notably is the absolutely wicked guitar solo that comes in just after the 2:00-minute mark, that may or may not make you wail out on your air guitar. If you get caught in the act, make sure to tweet them and let them know.

2015 looks like it’s shaping up to be a big year for The Young Professionals. Fans can expect a full album release later this year, as well as a slew of new remixes. Keep your eye on them by visiting their website.

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[Dark] Whynnel – Mitzdi

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Mitzdi

A hero’s power would be nothing without the juxtaposition of a darker force. In much the same way, the team over at Heroic have launched the perfect antithesis to their current label with the recent launch of Villain Recordings. With the idea to establish a polar opposite spectrum of sound, this newly birthed collective enables an entirely new breed of artist to be showcased whose musical tendencies lean towards the dark and mysterious.

Leading the charge for the villainous conquest is Slovenian producer Whynnel, giving us a taste of the label’s sinister side with the grungy beats of ‘Mitzdi’. The brooding atmosphere is a potent presence throughout this intensely edgy experience, and yet beneath it all lies undertones that are refreshingly chill. Nevertheless, the imagery of abandoned factories shrouded in darkness will form an inescapable labyrinth in the listener’s mind for the full four minute journey.

Though completely contrasting from a stylistic point of view, one factor that connects the two entities is a mission statement to unearth new talent and create new legacies in the scene. If this debut release is anything to go by, the bad guys will definitely be a force to be reckoned with!

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[Beautiful] Odesza – Memories That You Call (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)

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Memories That You Call (BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD Remix)

It wouldn’t be entirely accurate to say that any track on Odesza‘s In Return has been overlooked considering it was one of the most popular electronic albums of 2014. That being said, I’ve always felt “Memories That You Call,” especially after hearing it live, was the most powerful cut slipping through the cracks amongst radio hits like “Say My Name” and “Sun Models.” As a result, few producers, besides Henry Krinkle, have elected to remix it rather choosing to focus on the tracks offered up for Odesza’s official remix competitions.

Just a few minutes ago, though, San Francisco producer Blackbird Blackbird dropped an absolutely gorgeous, dynamic take on “Memories That You Call.” His re-imagination opens with the original’s ethereal vocal samples accompanied by glistening sonic elements before building up in a similar fashion as Odesza’s composition but dropping into a tropical groove. Rather than constrain the style to that genre, though, Blackbird brings back the original’s enormous chorus around the 2:49 mark re-layering and re-pitching vocals along the way. That transition drowns back into a beautiful house culmination of the song’s broad-ranged moving parts.

Blackbird’s rendition of “Memories That You Call” proves the perfect example of retaining the best of a song while adding a completely new flavor and cadence. Take a break from your mid-week stresses and soak in the radiance of this fantastic remix. You can grab a free download here.

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Zibra – Great White Shark (MORRT Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Typically, when we read the words “Great White Shark,” there’s a small feeling of panic, knowing it’s probably associated with some sort of bad news. Well, today is the exception to the norm, as those three little words represent something shimmery, summery, and downright enjoyable. Get ready to throw on your Ray Bans and flip flops, because MOORT has the perfect accompaniment to your sunny day.

The original track comes via London-based Zibra, who exploded onto the scene with their dance-inducing glitch indie last year. Dropping as a part of their brand new EP, 2000, “Great White Shark” once again showcases the infectious nature in songwriting, instrumentation, and recording they’ve expertly brought together.

Today though, we’re shining a light on MORRT’s remix of “Great White Shark,” which finds its way into a much more calming, future bass interpretation. Let’s put it this way. If the original were a raging Saturday night dance party, this remix is would be a vibe-heavy pool party, with adult beverage in hand. Think about it – those light, echoing synths, playful claps, and smooth bassline all scream for your next summer outing. Luckily for you, you now have a handy place to access it for the weekend.

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[Indie/Electronic] Mas Ysa – Arrows

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Arrows

While Mas Ysa –the solo creation of musician Thomas Arsenault- has been a music project with whom this humble writer has been enamored, we unfortunately haven’t covered his eclectic catalog nearly enough. The Canadian bred producer and vocalist embraces cutting-edge electronic music, from house & techno to neo-wave and synth-pop, but carries a songwriting sensibility to dabble in both dancefloor gems and harrowing ballads; oftentimes blurring the line between the two. After a recent chain of emotive,  downtempo pop singles including “Look Up” and the Nicole Miglis (of Hundred Waters acclaim) featuring “Gun”; Mas Ysa’s latest release foray gleams more uplifting and dance directed than most of an already sterling library. “Arrows” tumbles through a wide spectrum of of sounds and feelings, with Arsenault claiming: “’Arrows’ is sort of a Euro club banger, but also a very personal love song. It comes out of me wanting to make a universal, club-ready track but unwittingly giving into emotion.”

This one’s landed beautifully between club ready romp and heart-wrenching ballad; further signalling Mas Ysa’s unique ability to toy with a lofty range of worldly musical influence. “Arrows” is the latest single to crop up off of a debut long-player, Seraph, due out July 24th on Downtown Records, and if Mas Ysa’s latest body of work, the Worth EP is any indication, we might have another contender to this year’s best album battle.

Check out Mas Ysa’s impending U.S. tour dates with another pair of TMN darlings Tanlines, and stream “Arrows” above.

6/30 Covington, KY – Madison Live *
7/01 St. Louis, MO – Firebird *
7/02 Lincoln, NE – Vega *
7/03 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
7/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
7/07 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
7/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos *
7/09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
7/11 San Francisco, CA – Phono Del Sol *
7/13 Los Angeles, CA – Bardot
7/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
7/15 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
7/17 Austin, TX – Red 7 *
7/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
7/19 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
7/21 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
7/22 Ashville, NC – The Mothlight *
7/23 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
7/24 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur *
7/25 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
7/27 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right^

* w/ Tanlines
^ w/ Wish, Michael Baharie & Kelsey Lu

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