[Deep-House/Indie-Dance] Mark Morrison – Return of The Mack (SNBRN Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack (SNBRN Remix)

Some artists seem to waltz into your life at exactly the correct time, armed with the exact stockpile of tunes to draw its listener in from the first exposure, all the way through their entire library of releases. While this observation may sound too good to be true to some, it has absolutely been the modus operandi of L.A. house purveyor SNBRN, who returns to TMN with yet another irresistible twist on a classic. Already credited with clubby underground alterations of Ace of Base and 50 Cent, SNBRN has reshaped Mark Morrison’s genre staple “Return of The Mack” and brought it directly into deep-house waters. While certainly not a newbie to the deeper sound kits, SNBRN’s bassline is as chunky as ever, coalescing superbly with Mark Morrison’s soulful R&B vocal track which coats the tune with a sublime ratio of sexy and grimy. SNBRN’s clear influence from classic house doesn’t go unfiltered either as he’s painted his high end with a garage leaning hi-hat shuffle to go along with a classic piano line à la Marshal Jefferson circa 1986 (which if you know your history, is a pretty damn good thing to be reminded of in dance music). It seems SNBRN has appealed to every ounce of our proper house brain brilliantly this time around; and had this to say about his latest remix: “So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long. You can bet that’s exactly what we’ll be doing over the next few months. 

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[Trip Hop] kuma – Beneath the Flowers

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Beneath The Flowers

Ever come across a tune so amazing that you feel good about life after listening to it? Here we have “Beneath The Flowers,” a re-work by kuma sampling Lupe Fiasco‘s hip-hop classic “Daydreamin’.” The LA-based producer took Jill Scott‘s vocals from the hook and turned it into something beautiful and tranquil. With the lo-fi styled beats and pitched-down samples, the 18-year-old showcases his talent and creativity through the track, resembling the sounds created by producers like Giraffage and Slow Magic.

Being the frontrunner of the Flow-Fi record label, kuma takes us on a journey of his life through the recent release of his  BERA EP, where he describes the writing and producing of the tracks on his soundcloud. With so much talent at such a young age, kuma is definitely one of our favorites in the downtempo/electronica genre.

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[House] DJ Dan – Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix)

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Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix) OUT NOW :) .....

After a wild weekend at Splash House, one would think that we needed to take a break from roaring basslines, Tequila, and sweaty club music. However, the ninjas aren’t ready to trade in the Jose Cuervo for the espresso just yet because we still want to get our freak on, you know?

After receiving a lot of hype over his club-heavy banger, “Make Ya Freak”, DJ Dan is proof that House music is alive and thriving more than ever. UK native, Jamie K, decided to reach out and pick up the stems to this stellar track to which we fell in love at first play. Jamie K took this DJ Dan classic and spiced it up with a range of elements to give it more bass, more groove, and more intensity. If you’re still in party mode from the weekend like the rest of us, then you tuned it at the perfect time for this UK House anthem. We recommend pressing play for this one because Jamie K is about to make ya freak a little.

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[New] Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)

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Arcade Fire
Afterlife (Flume Remix)

It’s been a crazy ride for Australia’s wunderkind Flume, and by now, you should be familiar with the man and his music. The young producer has been coasting through the festival circuit with sets at Palm Springs’ Splash House and San Francisco’s Outside Lands this past weekend. Today, Flume, who is also one half of What So Not, has dropped a new remix, and it’s a stunner.

Arcade Fire track “Afterlife” gets the Flume fix, resulting in a rework with a hazy tinge to it. Flume’s “Afterlife” remix is considerably more mellow than his previous work, but he manages to orchestrate the track in a way where the beat’s sublime sound is the focal point, but does not compromise or upstage the original’s vocals.

Buzzing opinions appear to be less than favorable for Flume’s latest piece, but it’s undeniable that the man is talented. We’re interpreting the direction of this remix as an indication that the his sound is constantly fluctuating and evolving, but only time will tell us what he’s got up his sleeve.

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[House] Panama Wedding – All Of The People (option4 Remix)

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Panama Wedding
All Of The People (option4 Remix)

Oh option4. Will there ever be a tune released from your arsenal with which we are not thoroughly in love with? Probably not, but that’s more than okay with your trusty TMN staff. After riding an immense wave of hype since we first featured the Denver based beatsmith over a year ago, option4′s diverse brand of “more house than tech, more deep than disco” dance music finds itself in the midst of its most mature and accessible stretch yet. His latest retooling of Panama Wedding’s “All Of The People” is nothing short of breathtaking either. Fusing a kick drum that is somehow as expansive and wide as it is punchy, those signature option4 vocal chops and a beautifully layed synth/piano line; option4′s production prowess seems to evolve with every passing release while maintaining the musical integrity with which we fell in love with in the first place. The real treat on this one though is the way in which Peter Kirk’s melancholy but pop-fueled vocals mesh their way into such bouncy and groove laden instrumentation. We even dare you to try and stifle the natural head-bob and hip-wiggle which seems to come attached to option4′s entire catalog. You won’t be able to. As an even better bonus, you can snag a free digital copy of option4′s remix from Panama Wedding’s Soundcloud here. Hop to it Ninjas.

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[Chill/Disco] Goldroom – Till Sunrise ft. Mammals

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Goldroom
Till Sunrise

The way So-Cal dance-producer-turned-live act Goldroom approached the release of “Till Sunrise” was nothing short of inspiring. By now within most relevant electronic communities, Goldroom has become somewhat of a household name; and with every passing release, it would be quite simple to pick a handful of big name artists to author remixes and pocket a nice penny or two. But, rather than that extremely tired formula, the entire stem package was given away for free weeks ago, allowing any artist with a pirated copy of Ableton to try their hands at an official remix before anyone had even had a chance to hear it. We’ve heard great revisions already from names like MyKill and Justin Faust, which truly only stoked our proverbial fire before its concrete release today. But alas, it is Goldroom’s original tune which of course surpasses anything else done with the song. A wave of soft synth and airy pads give life to the track’s two-steppy stride of a melody before  Mammals’ breathy vocal incantations take their seat as our focal point. Goldroom’s slowed down brand of dance plays as luminous as ever, immediately taking our subconscious to late night rooftop parties and beach side soirees with our best friends; which is something we’ve almost come to expect from the multi-faceted dance creator. This one is about to go viral, so be a few steps ahead and stream “Till Sunrise”, which is out now on Binary, above. Trust us, it’s the most perfect Monday tune you’ll have listened to in months.

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[MP3 Playlist] The Chill Dojo #96

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Every so often you come across a track which pushes the boundaries of what one would generally consider “chill” music, but there are inherent qualities to the sound which undeniably fit the vibe of what we preach in this Dojo. That so happens to be the case in our leading feature from the talented Haywyre, who has crafted a melody that reaches straight for the emotions. ‘Everchanging’ may hit hard with its moments of glitch hop flare, but there’s no overlooking the irrefutable soul contained behind the writing in this song. There was no such contention in considering this next one from young producer Y2K. Together with the captivating vocals of Mark Johns, ‘White Wine’ is a dose of future sounds that will command your full attention from beginning to end. Even if you had caught the post last week, take this as another reason to keep this one on heavy rotation. Actually, 3 of the remaining features in this write-up aren’t exclusive to this playlist, but they’ve been covered by the ninja crew for good reason, and that’s because they’re some of the best chill releases for the week. There’s the stunning cover of the iconic ‘One’ courtesy of Autograf, transforming the Swedish House Mafia classic into a magical wave of tropical synths and percussion. Kicks n Licks drifted outside their usual style with a piece of ambient delight in ‘Morning Light’, filled with glimpses of pure serenity in the form of echoing vocals and naturalistic soundscape. And of course, there’s no forgetting this glorious rendition of ‘Latch’ from TEEMID and Daniela Andrade. But one you might not have heard is this charming deep house edit from German duo Lakechild, who add their touch to the fresh original from Angus & Julia Stone. It may have only been a minute since the release of the newest self-titled album from the Australian siblings, but summer only lasts so long, and when there’s a remix as perfect as this, we can only be thankful we get to play out the later end of the season with this flowing from the speakers.

Rest-assured, whether you’re a religious music blog follower or not, we’ll have you covered right here with all our favorites for the week. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #96 zip

Haywyre
Everchanging
Y//2//K
White Wine ft. Mark Johns
Autograf
One (Swedish House Mafia Cover)
Kicks n Licks
Morning Light (ft. K Emeline)
Disclosure
Latch (TEEMID X Daniela Andrade Edition)
Angus & Julia Stone
Grizzly Bear (Lakechild Edit)
FKJ
Open The Door
Jafunk
This Love Is For Real
You And Me VS Maxi Priest
Close To You (Claes Rosen Mashup)
Shook
Violet Hues
Hopium
Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou
Pixel Fix
Lungs (The Walton Hoax Remix)
Susie Suh x Robot Koch
Here With Me (Bearson Remix)
GoldLink
When I Die (Alex Young + Jonah Baseball Version)
FutureXPusha T
Move That Dope (NeguimBeatsRemix)
Sadie Ama
Fallin (Midliife Remix)
Polar Youth
Bae
mindfield
maybe tomorrow
Flume
Sleepless (Tyord Remix)
Yumi Shizukusa
I Dont Love You (starRo Remix)
Sizzlebird
Lost in a Dream
kuma
Ill See You Later
Thrupence
Dont You Mind
Yamill
Summer Day
Nujabes
mystline (AbJo Refix)
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