There certainly hasn’t been any shortage of quality music emanating out of Denver as of late and we can chalk up another two polished electronic compositions to that consistent stream of superfluity. Savvy beatsmith MOSIS was the latest artist to catch our eye from the Western U.S.’ electronic landscape (or ears for that matter), especially behind his latest sonic architectural achievement “You&Me”, which was self-released just last week. Exploiting elements from house and garage, hip-hop, and all things ending in “step”, “You&Me” strikes a chord amongst every side of this writer’s electronic listening scale in the most beautiful of ways. That same gift of fusion has simultaneously been the catalyst behind a diverse production index and live shows supporting artists as polar as Disclosure, Lapalux, option4, Tourist, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and a host of more influential musicians within the dance panorama. If any rising artist deserves a bit of crate-digging from their new fans right this second, we’ll gladly point you the way of MOSIS.
Not ones to sell ourselves short here at TMN, we’re also excited to be dropping the official remix from yet another monster Denver group: Two Fresh. The low-end leaning twins usher “You&Me” in another stimulating direction entirely. Whereas MOSIS’ original lends itself to blissful spaced-out dancefloor or listening vibes, Two Fresh’s revision gets us all hot and bothered; rather inducing the need to grind and twerk to their gluey, wonked out bass line. Both tracks more than have us stoked today, and you can bet our gaze has been fixated towards the “thick” mountain air over there for more tunes in the near future. Check out both tracks below, and take home a free digital copy of MOSIS’ original track here.
You & Me (Two Fresh Remix)
Best Day Of My Life (Gazzo Radio Edit)
Get your feels ready. New Jersey native Gazzo has dialed up an inspiring vocal house remix of the ever-so-popular American Authors tune “Best Day of My Life.”
Just in time for festival season, we’re offered up an energetic take on one of the hottest set of lyrics out there. While some of you may scoff and say they’re cheesy, we know you’re secretly singing them in your head. It’s okay. You can appreciate a catchy hook without being lame.
Given the natural uplifting nature of this song as a whole, adding some piano keys and spiraling synths were only a natural progression in this song’s ascension. We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Gazzo for giving us the perfect tune to play at our Coachella pool party.
Real Slow (Avenue Remix)
All day today we’ve been hearing songs that make us long for summer. Beatsmith Torotonian Avenue has just made us look out the window with added disgust with his latest remix; a lovely trop-house remix of Miami Horror’s “Real Slow.”
Sporting a funky bassline and some island style synths, Avenue has taken this beach-ready tune and created something that should be played far and wide at WMC. While the original piano melody is still apparent, it’s not the hero of the song as it was in the original. This tune is much more dance-centric, harnessing lush kicks and clicking percussion.
If you’re feeling down about the weather, throw on a Hawaiian shirt and play this bad boy. You won’t be able to avoid the warm weather vibes.
Somewhere between the lines of lush, gorgeous ambient electronica, bass-heavy dance music and avant-garde hip hop lies Golden Features. This up-and-coming producer Aussie just dropped this four track EP and it’s chock full of deep house goodness.
Our favorite of the four was definitely “Tell Me,” which has a melodically focused vocal vocal deep house vibe, featuring verbose, cavernous bass hits that slowly bounce across bass kicks and wavering synths. It’s not an energetic big room track by any way, shape or means, but it has a nice driving tempo that’s backed with some accentuating piano keys, which will create plenty of energy at your next house party or trip to the club.
The other three tracks range in originality, some even displaying perfect characteristics for a smooth MC to drop some lyrics over. Take a gander at all four, and lost in the depth of Golden Feature’s artistry.
You're My Obsession (ft. Nate Dogg & Animotion)
In the span of just a few recent releases, L.A.’s Dr. Fresch has quickly become one of our go-to sources of consistently proper Disko and House music. We last featured the line-towing producer with the release of a self-titled EP on his own Prep School Recordings imprint, which we fell head over heels for and today we’re happy to bring TMN another slice of the Dr. Fresch picture. Fusing vocal elements from two classic tracks -Animotion’s sticky sweet 80′s heater “Obsession” spliced with a tinge of Nate Dogg’s “I Got Love”- “You’re My Obsession” occupies a unique space between mainstream and underground while exuding the kind of dance credibility most producers yearn for. It was out of the blue that Dr. Fresch was mused to produce this one, from a classic video game session of GTA: Vice City as Animotion’s hypnotic anthem struck an inspirational chord with the producer, undoubtedly while virtually mowing down hoards of police and innocent civilians (because we hear that’s what goes on in those games). He’s been quoted as saying “I was playing GTA: Vice City a couple months back and got inspired to remix my favorite track from the game, “Obsession”. Then, I sprinkled a little Nate Dogg vocal on top, and this is what I came up with.” Well as simple as that sounds, we know there was much more to it than that but we really, really like it.
After rather quietly easing into 2014, Follow Me are back again to break the silence with the release of their second original record entitled ‘If You Leave’. Playfully intertwining a collection of vibrant and dreamy synths over a foundation of resilient pads, ‘If You Leave’ is a lush tropical soundscape with a remarkably emotive tone. Best of all, as a means of saying thanks for recently hitting 15K followers on Facebook, Follow Me are graciously giving this one out for free. Stream and download the track below. Enjoy!
Irish house producer REPLETE purveys an incredibly mature feel for deep groovers, and his latest single “Frequency Palenque” falls in line with that established, almost minimal-deep-house pattern. Coming as a fortuitous welcome entry into the TMN Premiere vaults, “Frequency Palenque” kicks off behind a sinister flat four-four kick-drum sprinkled with a lightly ominous string pad before being taken hostage by a straight up addicting muted horn sample which pump even a hint of electro-swing onto the tune. After the simple yet sophisticated bassline is revealed and evolved our psyche was already smack dab in the middle of REPLETE’s loungey house stylings, proving how easy it was to be pulled along until its apex. REPLETE looks to polish up his already sterling set of production chops throughout the remainder of 2014 as ”Frequency Palenque” will be available as a bonus track on REPLETE’s forthcoming EP due out on March 4th via Champion Sound Music, but until then we’ll be the only source to get your fix. Stream REPLETE’s “Frequency Palenque” above before anyone else.