Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)
Following the success of his “I Don’t Wanna Know” remix, Jerry Folk wows everyone once again with yet another instant classic. Putting his own twist to the classic R&B tune “Suga Suga”, the Norwegian producer showcases his talent through a variety of sweet maneuvers. Started off with a housey beat, the tune is quickly led by these catchy synths, followed by a sample from the original’s famous guitar riff that gets looped around. The bass drop of the track consists of an unexpected funky bassline which takes everyone by surprise. Jerry Folk is definitely showing us another side of his element with this one.
The talented musician always manages to pick out the most fitting classic tunes to rework. We are expecting big moves coming from Jerry Folk and we can’t wait to see what other tricks he got up his sleeves.
Mary J. Blige / Disclosure
Legendary pop diva Mary J. Blige and UK production duo Disclosure have quickly become the best of friends, collaborating on a number of tracks in 2014. The partnership blossomed earlier this year when the three teamed up for a a remix of “F For You” from the pair’s debut album, Settle, and later solidified when they came together again for “Right Now.” Co-written by Jimmy Napes, ”Follow” is now the third collab between the talented trio, and if their previous dalliances are any indication of what to expect, this one is bound to blow you away once more. Mary’s upcoming album, The London Sessions, is set to release next week on November 24th, and will also include features from Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith and Sam Romans. You can pre-order your copy on iTunes now.
Mansions On The Moon
If you’ve been a regular reader of TMN for the past few years, months or even weeks, then there is a very likely chance that you’ve noticed our unwavering affection for L.A. alt-pop constructors Mansions on the Moon. We’ve been there in some capacity for just about every release and live performance from Ted Wendler & Co. since their inception, and as MotM is scheduled to return to Denver this Friday night at Lost Lake Lounge, we had to offer yet another chance to join us in an intimate concert setting. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader through our always simple and streamlined e-mail list; and if entering your electronic mail address doesn’t sound like the most difficult task, then take your shot below. We’ll be picking our winner by 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on the day of the show, so be sure to get your entries in sooner than later. And for those bringing your entire group of friends, or just aren’t the gambling type, Lost Lake is running a special 2 for 1 ticket special for today only. Listen to “Don’t Tell” from Mansions on the Moon above and don’t be left behind on what has been one of our most anticipated Denver of the year.
There are a few rules, of course:
- The event is all ages (16+) so tell your friends!
- You are responsible for your own transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the Lost Lake door.
-You must find a TMN representative and let them buy you a shot (or soda for our under-agers)
Heroes Feat. Tove Lo (Kayzo DNB Mix)
With everyone and their mom standing in line to remix Alesso and Tove Lo’s hit record, “Heroes”, we can’t help but fall in love with the surge of creative minds that engulf our ears and coax them with originality. Standing at the forefront of the line is Los Angeles producer, Kayzo, and his incredibly diverse Drum and Bass version of “Heroes”. This young producer has been gaining much momentum in the electronic music community and consistently goes above and beyond the expectations of today’s overly-saturated world of cut, copy, and paste approach to sound design. With his aggressive, balls to the wall, bass in your face methods of production, Kayzo proves to us all that music is not limited to any one genre, but rather how a producer feels and how he/she wants their audience to feel. This time around, Kayzo gives us a spoon full of some sweet, sweet, synthy DnB and it’s a 10/10 for every category. Maintaining the integrity of the original, Kayzo speeds us up to a proper tempo and glorifies this remix with adorable (in a manly way, of course) synth melodies that flawlessly blend with Tove Lo’s signature voice. Once these adorable melodies take over our mind, body, and soul, we are welcomed with much more aggressive synth breakdowns that propel this remix to new heights. Kayzo’s intricate transitions between the soft, melodic builds and his intense, yet progressive breakdowns create the perfect yin and yang for this particular production and leaves us in a state of complete happiness. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the latest from this LA stud so prepare to utilize the hell of the repeat button and do yourself a favor and get your freebie while you’re at it.
Garden City Movement
Pont des Arts
We had the opportunity to speak with this intriguing electronic act a while back, and since then we’ve been consistently enamored with what they’re able to create. While it has been a little while since this Tel Aviv-based trio has graced our walls, we sure are glad they’re back.
Taking their name from a turn of the century urban planning method set out by Sir Ebenezer Howard, Garden City Movement’s sound has an architectural feel to it, expertly building on itself as the song progresses. This latest release has a much dancier feel in comparison to one of our favs, “Lir,” which continues displays the groups breadth of talent. Even though we’re offered up a different look than usual, we’re still given a glimpse of their signature distorted vocals and coupling of that glitchy-yet-melodic balance they pull off with ease.
“Pont Des Arts” quickly became a fan-favorite during their live shows, which led them to properly record and release it publicly. So, if you were one of those fans – thank you. We all appreciate you helping this come to fruition.
Back in April of 2013, we premiered “Birdcage Chain,” a nuanced trap masterpiece that introduced us to then 16-year-old beatsmith, Mura Masa. Since the release of his impressive self-titled EP last year, the young UK producer has been evolving and expanding his style to encompass an unmatched repertoire of sounds and influences. After providing a few promising glimpses into his debut album recently, the now 18-year-old musician released his debut album yesterday.
Soundtrack To A Death serves as a fitting title for the project with each song representing a lifetime of its own only to be reincarnated with the next in a refreshing, yet unified manner. While the trap percussion undertones remain prevalent, their booming qualities are contrasted with a mix of gorgeous pianos and synths, unique eastern sounds, engineered electronic instrumentation and flawlessly placed vocal samples. It’s difficult to establish favorites on a project as complete as this one, but we’ve shared a few above that portray its diversity. “…Girl” may best capture Mura Masa’s musical genius as he takes a simple piano melody and builds a masterfully arranged tune that is versatile and endlessly addicting.
In listening to this album, you get the sense that Mura Masa creates meticulously, with attention to every detail and subtlety, resulting in a mind-altering, deeply emotional listening experience, which brings to mind artists like Flying Lotus and XXYYXX. Although “Future” has always seemed like a strange genre classification, Mura Masa truly pushes musical boundaries on this project taking the current direction of electronic music to a whole new level and, at only 18, he is quite literally the future. Soundtrack To A Death can be streamed in its entirety and purchased over at Bandcamp; and is also available on iTunes.
P.S. Hit the jump to see the epic video for “…Girl” and listen to Mura Masa’s remix of Aryay‘s “The Lawnmower,” which just won the official remix contest.
After being introduced to the Deep House duo, BiPolar theory (consisting of Whyel and JDefeats), we instantly got hit with the boogie fever to which we experienced some serious third degree burns from their tunes. Since their debut EP release and their sensational remix of Disclosures “Latch”, we have been anxiously awaiting for these two to come back with some heat for us to share with the world. Well ninjas, today is the Monday of all Mondays because we are excited to share with you the latest original from BiPolar Theory that will 100% take you so deep that DJ Hanzel would be put to shame. In fact, we had to give this one a listen a few times because these two definitely took their underground game to an entirely new level of funky.
Filled with sizzling build ups, sharp and choppy synth breakdowns, and heaps of pitched down one liners, BiPolar gives us a delectable taste of some good, traditional sounding House music. “Lemme” is the type of song that will naturally make your body move effortlessly across the dance floor, almost as if the sound gods themselves are guiding you through a rhythmic tunnel of divine frequencies. Talk about an experience if you ask us. “Lemme” is available for free download viz Panda Funk Records so make sure to grab this one while it’s sizzling hot because there’s no way you’ll be able to listen to this one just once.