Sander Kleinenberg ft. Audio Bullys
Wicked Things (Available February 23)
Now that we have a full week of work in our rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of devious mischief we’ll be getting into. To kick off those delightful fantasies, we’re going to ask you to press play above, and soak in all that is “Wicked Things.”
Coming hot off of Spinnin’ Deep, this tune from Sander Kleinenberg and Audio Bullys‘ flawlessly mends decades of dance music together in one three minute journey. With vocals and synthesized elements reminiscent of Grandmaster Flash, “Wicked Things” boasts a striking nostalgic appeal, only updated with modern house sensibilities.
Whatever you do this weekend, make it epic. We expect nothing less out of you ninjas.
Scandinavia never fail to impress when it comes to bringing us the best of the best in electronic music. Broiler, a Norwegian duo have don’t just that following their most recent release, ‘Wild Eyes’. Taking a step into the deeper areas of house and away from their older progressive and big room roots, the boys alongside RAVVEL have produced a warming and elegant piece of music.
Over a subdued rhythm a blend of keys, guitar and saxophone come to life around an outstanding vocal performance from RAVVEL who pulls you in with her enticing tone. ‘Wild Eyes’ flows from start to finish with ease, building you up to those euphoric highs before dropping you back into the cushioned comfort of the groove.
Having been out for some time now in their homeland, ‘Wild Eyes’ is now available worldwide here.
Steven Lee vs Goldie
SuperHero feat Macy Gray (Goldie Remix)
This ninja has been going to parties and clubs for over a decade and half. Through all the sets, all the singles, all the albums, and all of the crazy nights, one genre has always stood out – drum and bass. Something about the fast paced snare hits, the smooth, rolling bass, and those often uplifting vocals always have us beaming, and today, we have just that.
London-based Goldie threw us for a bit of a loop on this remix, leading us to believe we were going to enter a world of fluid liquid sounds, gracefully rolling throughout a six-minute drum ‘n bass journey. Macy Gray’s soulful vocals helped with to build that assumption, all of which came blissfully crumbling down as razor sharp industrial elements came charging in after the build.
Reminding us a bit of Dieselboy’s The 6ixth Session, this remix is an intriguing ride. Hopefully it adds to the growing movement of this often forgotten, but legendary genre.
Above & Beyond
Sun & Moon (Deuxième Revisit)
We use the term “chill” on TMN to describe everything from dubstep to Norah Jones covers. What we have for you today can be found elsewhere throughout the blogosphere as well as next to the definition of “chill” in your 2015 Merriam-Webster dictionary. I challenge you to have pants on by the time this tune ends, by your doing or someone else’s. “Sun & Moon” has been remixed and covered and mashed up to death in the electronic music world but nobody ever mentioned anything about jazz. Enter Deuxième aka the two most creative cats to come out of Connecticut in a minute aka the offspring of Duke Silver and Kenny G. Their spin on this is romantic, if not ethereal, and we are at a loss of words to truly put in words the type of way this has us feeling. Enjoy Ninjas and Ninjettes.
Spring is around the corner, which means that it’s almost festival season! As one of our first stops, TMN is going to the CRSSD festival in San Diego. Taken place at the Waterfront Park on March 14 and 15, CRSSD fest features some of the frontrunners and up-and-comers in today’s electronic music. Powerhouses including Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Odesza, Flight Facilities are headlining the festival at the “Ocean View Live” stage, while deeper acts like Kaytranada, Thomas Jack, Bakermat and Bixel Boys will try to win the crowd at “The Palms” stage.
The three-stage set up will definitely give a refreshing feel to all festival-goers. Thousands will gather at Waterfront Park and dance their pants off while overseeing the beautiful city of San Diego. With its popularity rising at such a high rate, CRSSD festival is representing sunny San Diego by stepping its game up. We are very excited to be able to witness the very first debut of the festival, as there will be many more in the future.
Make sure to check out this playlist we put together in advance to the festival. If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, and want to have a good time with laid back vibes all around, go to CRSSD festival and we promise you will not be disappointed!
Something New (Amtrac Remix)
Drive Me Crazy (featuring Vic Mensa)
White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts)
Teach Me (Original Mix)
Gold (Thomas Jack Remix)
All Youre Waiting For (Feat. Nancy Whang)
Theophilus London Feat. Jesse Boykins III
Tribe (Bixel Boys Remix)
Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Lido Remix)
This track may be about a week old, but it was necessary to bring back up. Absofacto is an unbelievably talented producer and vocalist who somehow hasn’t even reached 2,000 SoundCloud followers. “Dissolve” is another phenomenal addition to his eclectic discography, priding itself on its perfect electro pop presence. Channeling a sound very reminiscent of a few years back, Absofacto constantly shifting tune shops around for the best elements of multiple genres and puts them together into his own creation. From hip-hop influenced drums to crunchy, futuristic synths, the tune evolves nicely around the love-stricken vocals, and Absofacto wins yet again with “Dissolve.” Be sure to support him on iTunes as well!
It’s quite the known fact here at TMN that we cover a multitude of music genres. As a result, we try to make things a little easier for our readers by marking our posts with a genre tag. Sometimes though, it just doesn’t feel right pigeon-holing a tune into a specific niche when it could easily be listed under four or more. Such was the case when we came across the duo of Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart, or simply: Bad Wave. “Look Out” is the debut single from the L.A. based pair, and with its slick and rambunctious synth arrangements immediately has us conjuring up comparisons to the gritty dance and synth pop from DFA Records staples Holy Ghost! to vocal work paying ode to Phoenix’s Thomas Mars. Not a bad connection to draw for a first single at all. Furthermore, this one caught the attention of one of our favorite rising labels, Ghost Beach’s Crazy Heart Records (now also home to Karl Kling & Dart Party), which has only stoked our flame for Bad Wave’s eclectic take on pop. Let this one steer your disposition towards the sunnier side.