Emily Vaughn – Better Off (Chachi Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Emily Vaughn
Better Off (Chachi Remix)

Mondays bring a collective realization that all good things must come to an end. Long gone are the late nights and raucous revelry, giving way to the necessary responsibilities. In this case, though, we can hold onto the weekend just a little bit longer, thanks to one New Yorker in particular.

Coming off an impressive stint on Hype Machine’s popular charts last month, Chachi is back at it again with another impressive remix. This time around, he’s dialed up a deliciously bass-laden interpretation of Emily Vaughn’s “Better Off.” The original was ensconced in a sultry, introspective vibe, all of which is translated into this take through the use of perfectly crafted vocal samples and chops. While we would have been happy with a club-centric thrill ride all the way throughout, Chachi adds in a brilliant breakdown towards the last third of the song, which will instantly induce a toothy grin and emphatic nod of approval.

Aside from a first listen, we’re also offering up an opportunity to snag this delightful tune for free. Click here to pick up a copy for your personal collection.

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[Future] Flume – Never Be Like You Feat. Kai

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Flume
Never Be Like You feat. Kai

When it comes to the Australian musical prodigy Flume, the world waits with bated breath on his releases. Fortunately for his expansive fanbase, with the new year comes news of his long awaited sophomore album, Skin. Following up a teaser two weeks ago containing a preview of each song on the upcoming album, Flume has released the first single on what is shaping up to be another breathtaking electronic-infused collection. Continue reading

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Jimkata – Wild Ride [TMN PREMIERE]

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Jimkata
Wild Ride

Comprised of childhood friends Evan Friedell (vocals / guitar), Aaron Gorsch (synths) and Packy Lunn (drums), Ithaca-based Jimkata is heavily rooted in 80s culture, from their synth-focused sound, to their name, which offers a playful nod to the so-bad-it’s-good 1985 film Gymkata. If you’re not familiar with that one, just know it involves a gymnast who must combine his gymnastics skills of the west with fighting secrets of the east. Make sure you queue it up for your next movie night.

February brings us the band’s third album, In Motion, which happens to be funded fully by their fanbase. We had the chance to preview it and now have the ultimate pleasure of bringing you a first listen at “Wild Ride.” Calling on associations of both modern acts like St. Lucia and classic acts like Peter Gabriel, this tune builds in an anthemic fashion, boasting an iconic bassline, multiple layers of gorgeous synths, and set of lyrics that will have you singing along in no time.

If you dig this tune, we highly recommend noting the February 12th release on your calendar. While you’re at it, find a show that’s close to you and mark that down too. If it happens to be their Denver show, you can count on seeing us there.

Tour Dates

Feb 19 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Feb 20 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
Feb 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
Feb 26 – Manchester, CT – The Main Pub
Feb 27 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
Mar 01 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Mar 02 – Greenville, NC – Crossbones Tavern
Mar 03 – Live Oak, FL – Aura Music Festival
Mar 05 – Savannah, GA – Barrelhouse South
Mar 17 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sallys
Mar 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Mar 19 – Hamden, CT – The Outer Space
Mar 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Mar 25 – Harrisburg, PA – Abbey Bar
Mar 26 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
Apr 01 – Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
Apr 02 – Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre
Apr 07 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Apr 08 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Apr 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Apr 13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Apr 14 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
Apr 15 – Kalamazoo, MI – Shakespeare’s
Apr 16 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room
Apr 21 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
Apr 22 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Apr 23 – Boulder, CO – The Lazy Dog
Apr 27 – Iowa City, IA – Yacht Club
Apr 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders
Apr 29 – Lansing, MI – The Loft
Apr 30 – Erie, PA – Kings Rook Club

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[Electronic] Camikaze – Shadows feat. Zoe A’dore

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Camikaze
Shadows feat. Zoe A'dore

Every so often you’ll come across a track that you know will be big for an artist. Regardless of whether they have two Soundcloud uploads or fifty, every successful name would have that one piece of work that allowed them to take the next step in their musical journey. Though Perth-based producer Camikaze is still a relatively new name on the scene, he has already shown flashes of potential with an official remix for fellow countrymen Peking Duk and their own career-defining release in ‘Say My Name’. While displaying aptitude is one thing, garnering attention is a whole different ballgame, but we could say with confidence that his debut single ‘Shadows’ is the song to do just that.

On first listen, it’s not hard to be captivated by the anthemic nature of the glorious percussive builds together with the gorgeous vocals of Zoe A’dore. Every step forward yields greater and greater anticipation until things climax in an incredible burst of swirling synths that could easily command the movements of an entire festival crowd. It’s a quality that owes itself to the truly unique nature of this tune and a sound that is truly inspired, yet free from any traces of trying to emulate something already established. That is what foretells success for both song and artist, and having already gained support from MrSuicideSheep and hundreds of thousands of streams to go with it, this one is well on its way to building something special for the young talent. Until that day comes, you can keep this on repeat through Spotify.

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[TMN Exclusive] Mitis Gets Personal About His Upcoming EP

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Today is Mitis’ Birthday. Aside from it being the usual amount of special, Mitis wanted to add another layer of meaning by making a special announcement to his fans. There’s only a few things that can be said via a third party about what’s ahead in the very near future for this bass producer. First off, an EP is coming. Second, Mitis has already previewed a beautiful composition from the project recently, with only his birth date as the title. Well, that day has come and Mitis is ready to tell you just what is on the horizon. After you check out our mini-interview we had with him, make sure to head on over to his social media to get the full scoop of just what he has locked and loaded for his old, and new fans alike.

TMN: What’s this EP mean to you personally?

It reminds me to remember my roots, where I came from, and how I got where I am now.

TMN: What can we expect from this EP?

Melodic dubstep, trance, progressive house and maybe something else.

TMN: Do you see the Mitis project as taking it’s next step in its evolution forward with this EP & Birthday announcement?

I do! I think going back to writing melodic dubstep was really helpful in remembering how much I love writing it. I know fans have been asking for it for the past year or so, so it was time.

TMN: Is there anything in particular you’d like to tell fans about the EP?

Just get ready for some new MitiS and some familiar sounds.
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[Dance Party] Junior Prom – Stand!

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JUNIOR PROM
Stand!

Thankfully, it’s Friday. If it were any other day, you’d have an awful lot of explaining to do to your fellow classmates or co-workers. Why’s that, you ask? Well, one listen through “Stand!” will have you cutting a rug like it’s midway through a rowdy night out, and if you did that on any other day, people might look at you funny. However, it’s f**in’ Friday, and you’re allowed to get a little wild. And, you can thank Junior Prom for that privilege.

You may not have heard of Mark Solomich and John Paul Frank, but after today, these two will cement themselves into your memory, your Friday Night Playlist, as well as a few grumblings for a sluggish and headache-plagued Saturday morning. Their sound is naturally infectious, causing the immediate need to engage in raucous revelry. It’s playful and extremely well-crafted, giving you the sense that not only do these two know their shit, but they also know how to have a good time.

Featuring a well-defined bassline, whimsical guitar riffs, and catchy-as-hell lyrics, “Stand!” embodies those aforementioned statements, giving us a ripping good three minute and 40-second party. Talk about the perfect soundtrack to lead you into two days of pure freedom.

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[Bass] Fytch – Sirens Over Paris

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Fytch
Sirens Over Paris

When great tragedy happens in the world, music is often the place that best conveys the deep emotions that are too difficult to put into words. The chilling events that took place in Paris in November 2015 were one of the defining moments in recent history, creating a numbing sense of shock that will forever stay etched in the minds of all those who witnessed it. While one could never imagine the fear of being present in such a situation, French producer Fytch has crafted a song which so powerfully expresses the overwhelming melancholy that still lingers over the memory of this day.

The haunting intro to ‘Sirens Over Paris’ could easily deceive the listener into expecting a full-blown metal track, and yet the force behind this one lies not with shredding guitars and growling vocals, but a wave of aggressive electronic bass that embodies the immensity of that moment in time. This clash of genres is a potent experience in its own right, but together with the weight of the events it describes makes the feeling ever more lasting beyond the sounds that resonate from our speakers. It’s no easy task to compose music that reflects on the gravity of the Paris tragedy, but the result here is something that won’t fail to cause goosebumps each and every time it is heard.

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