There are a ton of producers who are all talk about having no limits when it comes to genres. Most of that is just talk, as those same producers pretty much keep within arms reach of a certain sound. Bad Royale actually lives it. They’ve already proven what they could do with the harder styles of dance music time and time again, but now they flip the switch to bring something entirely new.
Their new EP, We’re All We Need, dropped today in partnership with Anjunabeats and Mad Decent. You’re probably wondering how the hell those two fit together, but it will all make sense after you listen to the three singles that make up the project. As it has been in the past, Bad Royale enlist collaborators including Ruby Chase, Kim Nain and Flipo.
“Blue Sky Action” introduces us to the new sonic territory, where Bad Royale slow things down for an extremely ethereal, vibe-ridden record. It’s not what we may be used to, but it’s just as dope as what we are used to. Next comes the title track, a more upbeat, poppy tune that is absolutely perfect for radio stations all across the globe. “Fly To New York” is more along the lines of what we expect from Bad Royale, but it still has its own fresh flash and flare. We’re All We Need is a must have, plain and simple. Grab your copy today.
’Bad Royale – Blue Sky Action (feat. Ruby Chase)’
’Bad Royale – We’re All We Need (feat. Kim Nain)’
’Bad Royale – Fly To New York (feat. Flipo)’
Eat More Cake
Heat Of The Night (Original Mix)
It’s almost the weekend, which means you should be loading up your Let’s Boogie playlist in preparation for a few nights of pure, unadulterated, work-free freedom. We certainly are, and this groovy lil’ number by London-based Eat More Cake is certainly taking top position for our upcoming festivities.
“Heat of the Night” is a stunning club-friendly jam, filled with some accentuating trop house elements, balanced out by pitched down vocals and an upbeat bassline. The end result is something perfect for any number of situations, whether it be a dinner prep dance session, or a late night out with the fellas or ladies.
Neatly nestled in-between Alex Clare and Patrick Watson, you’ll find the emerging, Austin-based act known as Hollow Coats. With an emotional combination of painfully beautiful and delicate falsetto hums juxtaposed against booming basslines and soaring synths, “Fold” will have more than enough to hook you in, just as it did with us.
This act came to be when composer Michael Wisdom (formerly of The Digital Wild) found himself on the hunt for a new musical adventure. Not too soon after starting out on this epic quest, he came across singer/songwriter Adam Diener, who’s known for his inspiring lyrics and soaring vocals. Shortly thereafter, the two linked up with long time friend, multi-instrumentalist, and well-respected producer Bryan Ray, who you might recognize from previous posts here on TMN, under the moniker Lonely Child.
The end result is what you’re delving into right now. Americana-rich guitar and vocal harmony pairings should welcome you in instantly, giving you those warm-n-fuzzies you’ve become used to with your favorite singer/songwriters. From there, an electronic twist is added to traditional instrumentation, showcasing a unique blend of influences from this impressive trio. Our favorite part comes in much later, though, where a curious, yet infectious vocal cadence adds a layer of intrigue you won’t find anywhere else.
Our advice? Follow these cats on Facebook. This is just their first offering and we’re pretty damn sure there’s more on the way.
Appropriately self-described “Electric Soul” artist NoMBe has been putting out laid-back jams on Soundcloud for the past two years. Based out of Los Angeles, NoMBe’s distinct sound is characterized by smooth vocals and retro-funky guitar riffs. Signed in late 2016 to music accelerator Th3rd Brain Records (who have also signed Gallant and ZHU), Noah McBeth’s debut album They Might’ve Even Loved Me is due this year.
The first single off the album, “Wait”, was released to strongly positive reception on Australia’s Triple J radio earlier this month. NoMBe’s upcoming album “makes a tribute to all of the women that might’ve even loved him…”, and the inspiration from past romance and heartbreak comes through on his debut single. While the twang of his guitar evokes feelings of warm, hazy Los Angeles summers, McBeth’s lyrics on this track are all about lost love and blown opportunities. His light riffs are balanced with reverb-heavy, crunchy “Alt-R&B” style synth while he sings about finally approaching that special someone– hoping the feelings are mutual and that it’s not too late. Look for the rest of They Might’ve Even Loved Me to be as relatable and full of good vibes.
With old man winter bearing down on the Mile High City, we have one thing and one thing alone on our mind. It’s time to head down to 19th and Blake and get toasty in the best way possible – by dancing to some top notch beats. Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get there before 9:00 on Sunday
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY this week.
Wax Motif + Wuki - 1/19
Vanic - 1/20
Saint Clair - 1/21
Chris Liebing - 1/22
The Glendale trio mAsis returns with another smash single. “Flesh” just dropped last week with a soulful sound that is sure to seduce. The subtle songs created by these two are extremely powerful, packed to the brim with raw emotion. You can’t escape mAsis.
You can’t escape “Flesh” either. The peaceful, airy tune is one that we have found ourselves coming back to again and again since it’s independent release. There’s something special about a good trio, which this has; however, together these three did more than just play off each other’s sounds well. It’s not something that can really be put into words, it’s something you simply must listen to in order to understand. mAsis have what it takes to be one of the year’s hottest acts.
WRLD x Savoi // Hideaway
Heroic Recordings kicks off 2017 with a solid single from WRLD and Savoi. “Hideaway” is the song and the vibe is just right to ring in the new year. You would think this as a Summer song, but we’re glad we’re getting it in the midst of Winter to warm us up.
“Hideaway” is a light, midtempo record whose highly melodic composition will get stuck in your head with ease. It’s getting it out that is the hard part. WRLD and Savoi lay the landscape for listeners to escape in this dashing tune. It comes as no surprise that Heroic Recordings wanted WRLD back on this one as it isn’t a song you’ll be forgetting about any time soon. Get your copy of it today.