[Deep House] Nick AM – Veronica

Nick AM

Nick AM is a new artist with a knack for house music. A few days ago and I came across this track by the producer and was instantly feeling it. The subtitles of deep house can be tricky to get a handle of, but Nick AM has his sampling down and impresses listeners. When checking out a smaller project that’s just starting out, I honestly wasn’t expecting such a polished song.

“Veronica” is great for a wild club night or as top notch background music. Isn’t that the best part about quality deep house? Pumping bass and choice synth chords are brought together with classic house rhythms that keep “Veronica” moving along. The New York-based producer is  just getting started. NYC residents out there you should keep an eye out for a Nick A.M. set and follow him here. He has a sound that fits in well with the city that never sleeps.


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[Trap] Baauer – Kung Fu ft. Pusha T & Future (KRNE Remix)

Kung Fu ft. Pusha T & Future (KRNE Remix)

I’ve been interested in following Baauer‘s rise to fame, beginning with the infamous, “Harlem shake.” In multiple interviews and features, he’s attempted to separate himself from the big hit and prove to everyone that he is an exceptional producer outside of the viral jam we know and love. And I think he’s done a good job.

This remix continues the trend as Baauer releases quality new music and receives solid support from talented artists. It’s an official remix of his song “Kung Fu” by the group KRNE. I’ve been following both of these guys for a long time and needless to say, it’s a good collaboration. If you’re a fan of trap music you won’t want to miss out on this one. So I highly recommend you tune in and get down.


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Ella On The Run – Undone [TMN PREMIERE]

Ella On The Run

London-based alt-pop artist Ella On The Run is gathering quite the amount of attention with her highly anticipated forthcoming EP ‘Undone’. Having studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and worked with LA producer Mathew Bang, she’s now crossed The Atlantic, where she’s released this infectious EP; proving her position amongst a new generation of awesome alt/pop artists.

Released as a single towards the end of March, ‘Undone’ offers a glimpse into Ella On The Run’s (aka Stephanie Gautier’s), new and intriguing style of alt-pop. A layered mix of euphoric and electronic sounds subtly lie beneath her whispery vocals; reflecting a tone similar to Lana Del Rey, as she sings “wasted is the youth on the young”. Crashing drums and percussion (resembling that of shackles and chains) energise the chorus, along with a quickened electric guitar hook. This is reduced to almost nothing, as her vocals carry the piece into the final chorus, emotionally delivering her pain-stricken lyrics: ‘we’ve come undone’.

‘Walk Away’ is immediately more up-tempo, her delicate vocals help introduce a soft drum beat, adding to the pace of the piece, which then develop into an uplifting chorus, bare of vocals, yet over-thrown by a summer-set melody. As a new track, ‘Walk Away’ demonstrates why Ella on the Run has recently beefed names ‘Songstress on the rise’ by Candid magazine, and received attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1. Truly fantastic.

Hit by a deep undertone of bass, ’Too much heaven’ initially guides us through an ambiguously intriguing beginning; intertwining her vocals and unusual harmonic effects, resemblant of elements of House music. Consisting of ghostly harmonies, as she sings “Angels fall”, Ella on the Run achieves a relaxed sound of exultation, veiled with this signature alt/electronic beat.

A unique cover of Ace of Base’s ‘All that she wants’ is faintly familiar to us as the audience, however she’s taken this track and completely submerged it with her electronic/ pop sound. Making it her own, it’s refreshingly current, and barely recognisable, as she’s transformed the song into a production for 2016. Her whispery vocals slowly move over the popular lyrics, but following a newly modified melody. The song is almost hypnotic, as she flirts with some original elements written by Ace of Base, whilst consistently employing stylistic features of her own. Having already gathered over 10k views and listens on Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube, it’s clear the rest of the EP will follow in quick succession.

‘Undone’ is available on Soundcloud now, and you can pre-oder the EP on iTunes. It will be available to download on 22nd April.

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[Future Bass] RÜFÜS DU SOL – You Were Right (Louis Futon Remix)

You Were Right (Louis Futon Remix)

This tune is a match made in heaven. “You Were Right” by RÜFÜS DU SOL, the electronic act from Australia, is getting reworked by Louis Futon. The producer from Philly has been killing it following the success of “Wasted On You”, and keeps the ball rolling with this amazing remix.

The original is spiced up with a deep house change-up towards the beginning, and the drop comes in as a huge surprise. Synth bursts and a slower tempo highlights the epic switch, and continues to provide a series of eargasms throughout the track. This is yet another classic display of Louis Futon’s wide selection of sounds, as he shows just about every future sound in this delicious tune. Be sure to support the Foreign Family if you like what you hear – they’re definitely bringing in unbelievable talents together, as exemplified in this cool remix.

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The Chill Dojo #176

chill dojo

Moving Castle have been good to us since their inception only a few years ago, and this week we witnessed another one of our Chill Dojo favorites add their name to the growing list of talent within the collective. Kidswaste has continually wowed us with his knack for chill ambience, made all the more brilliant through the deep emotion he brings to his melodic craft. To that end, there could be no better canvas than Chet Porter’s ‘tbh ily’ to take his game to the next level, blending the gorgeous soundscape of the original with his unique style of orchestral elements and golden vocal additions that echo nothing but pure bliss. Now that’s a way to announce your arrival to the family!

If we’re talking feels though, Izzard’s ‘Threads’ was one of the most emotive songs of 2015, and thanks to an incredibly lush edit from the newly surfaced sundial, we get to revisit its charm all over again. The experience is only a short and sweet one on this occasion, making us treasure every precious second of this track’s touching quality. If you’re still craving more of this uplifting vibe, they have an original production to their name as well, and it’s every bit as beautiful as the feature just heard. Though still fresh on the scene, ‘your scarf’ wields a polished shine that belies any sense of just starting out in the production game. It’s masterfully constructed and laced with an infectious sense of nostalgia, cementing our view that this will certainly be a name to watch in the near future.

Still riding that wave of emotion, we come to our final feature of the week from another Dojo newcomer in exyle. Gorgeous sampling, wondrous melody and a punchy beat all come together to create a jam that is rich in impassioned feelings.

The feels train still has many more stations to pass before this one is all done though. Grab your ticket and hop aboard. Peace out.

’Chet Porter – tbh ily (Kidswaste Remix)’
’threads w/ sundial’
’sundial – your scarf’
’exyle – baby, u and i’
’Fossa Beats – Echoes (feat. Elkka)’
’Kučka – Honey (medasin redo)’
’Goldwash – Separate’
’Matoma – Running Out (ben maxwell edit)’
’Louis The Child ft. K.Flay – It’s Strange (TRAILS Remix)’
’Manuel Darquart – Next Dance’
’Allure – Glow’
’Icarus – Home feat. Aurora (Lane 8 Remix)’
’Janet Jackson – No Sleep (With You. Remix)’
’Oliver Chang & Evan James – Cruise’
’Douchka – Love You Still’
’ELJAY – Love Again’
’lauren cruz – clandestine (whereisalex remix)’
’Dragon Baby – Small Planets’
’Knapsack – Custom’
’lil hank – Oops, was that me?’
’samsin x PRODBYICE – Circuit’
’voia – Almost Human (sanjaux Remix)’
’Zeph – Hallway of Forgotten Names (feat. Roxanne)’
’LoneMoon – Green Eyes’
’Comodo & Eli Way – Rain’
’Solstis – Echoes’
’Harry Hudson – Stop (Kill Them With Colour Remix)’
’Kayjo – Trophy (Feat. RahRah The Savage (JR Nelson Remix)’
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[Future] NERVO – Let It Go (Empia Remix)

Let It Go (Empia Remix)

In a period of big festival announcements and surprises, there is definitely a buzz in the air for what 2016 will bring to the music world. Sydney’s Empia has certainly embraced the start to this year, offering a string of releases that have been doing numbers and building exposure to his energetic style. He follows that up now with another impressive remix of a big name track that already boasts a significant firepower of its own. The young talent is yet to shy away from a challenge though, dialing back the tempo to produce a bass-heavy future take on ‘Let It Go’ that has every intention of urging a crowd into a frenzied state. It’s the perfect track to sum up all the excitement that surrounds the scene at present, and that feeling pulsates through every burst of spirited sound here.

This one is up for free download as well, so you can bottle up that energy for whenever you need.

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Saturday Selection Vol. 2

Saturday Selection

As we continue to dig deeper throughout the internet for music, we can get blindsided (in a good way) by a sound or voice we’ve never heard before. Maybe it’s a new style of production or a groove you can’t quite figure out the finer details of. It could even be a remix that completely reshapes your initial feelings of a song. Whatever it may entail, that slight bit of confusion or excitement you feel is the exact moment you know when you’re on to something. It’s a wonderful revelation, and that’s what this playlist is all about. Time to explore!


Diveliner – Catwalk

It’s been a little over a year since we covered Diveliner last, and the wait was certainly worth it. Diveliner thrives in almost total anonymity, and his newest effort reflect his ability to cut through saturated sounds and build up his own monumental creation. The jarring and filtered vocals scatter across the shadowy production with a robotic flourish. It would almost be disconcerting if it wasn’t so well-made. If you’re looking for something conventional in Diveliner, you won’t find it. That’s exactly what makes his mystery his own. Luckily, he has an EP on the way, and “Catwalk” is an encouraging second addition to his upcoming project.


Chet Porter – tbh ily (Kidswaste Remix)

Even as Moving Castle continues to explode in size and popularity, they’ve found their sound and stuck with it for a few years now. Recently, Kidswaste has hopped on board, and his first release with the label is a charming and melodic remix of Chet Porter. It reworks all of the best elements of Chet’s gorgeous original into a slightly more upbeat and orchestral tune, while simultaneously allowing the power and precision of Kidswaste’s talent shine through. It’s really just a nice listen and has an undeniable replay value. If you dig it, be sure to treat yourself to the free download also!

Limbic Void

Limbic Void – Little Boy

Some memories are nice. Other are not. Limbic Void constructs “Little Boy” around the latter. It’s really quite an interesting juxtaposition. Even with boisterous production, the lyrics paint a different picture entirely. He sings about a time he wasn’t proud of. That isn’t easy to do. He encapsulates a past pain into something beautiful, and it’s honestly made us do some reflecting of our own. Be on the lookout for his EP dropping on May 26th.


SiR – Tricky (Prod. Rascal)

Everything about this tune by SiR is phenomenal. From the slick production of Rascal, to the smooth delivery of every pining line, “Tricky” is a triumph. If you’re in need of an excellent late night song, stop right here and hit play. It’s the kind of track that provides an instant calm. Everything slows down and seems much less complicated. You begin to get caught up in the moment. It’s exceptional. End your day right with “Tricky” and absorb every subtle nuance of this sleek SiR invention.


The Blancos – Wild Child

The Blancos are a wild bunch, as clearly stated by the name of their most recent release. Having premiered with Pigeons & Planes earlier this week, this duo continues the wonderful blurring of lines between genres that more and more artists have taken to applying. With a little bit of rock, alternative, and even a tinge of blues, The Blancos swagger can’t and won’t be stopped. “Wild Child” explores the feelings of an outcast with a grit that is oddly welcoming, and most people catch themselves relating to this sort of thought process at some point in their life. Why not enjoy a great song to soundtrack it with while you’re at it?

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