[Electronic] Hopium – Dreamers ft. Phoebe Lou

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Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou

The indefinite and beguiling Australian electro-double act, Hopium, first compelled listeners four months ago with their doleful debut song, ”Cut.”  This week, they follow with their second single, “Dreamers,” graced by the unearthly vocals of former Snakadaktal, Phoebe Lou. With a vaporous intro, swelling synths, and soft spoken outro, the track lends both a hopeful, yet bleak soundscape.

It’s said that when you’re strung out and high on hopium, you’re clinging on the hope that what you’ve invested in will be in your favor, even when all the odds are stacked against you; and that’s exactly how this track feels. Take a listen. Maybe you can relate, along with thousands of new fans.

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[TMN Resident Artist] Arty spills his top 5 songs to get down to

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We always love to hear our resident artist top five songs because each artist has a unique taste for what music they listen to when they aren’t working on their own stuff.

Arty has chosen five songs from different artists we all know and love so kick back and enjoy.

Audien – Hindsight
Pharrell Williams feat. Jay Z – Frontin’ (Disclosure Rework)
Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action
Porter Robinson – Flickr (look for it at 6:37 in the mix provided)
Mat Zo feat. The Knocks – Get Down 2 Get Up
Audien
Hindsight
Frontin
Pharrell ft. Jay Z (Disclosure ReWork)
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas
Blue Sky Action (Radio Edit)
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bbc radio 1 (2 hour essential mix)
Mat Zo ft The Knocks
Get Down 2 Get Up
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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist Vol. 113

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After a major scare this morning, I thought my entire life had just been washed down the drain. In other words, I thought I lost my cat but in all reality she was just being her typical cat self and ignored my desperate call for attention. Now that that’s out of the way, I can finally focus on getting all of you ninjas ready for the ultimate turn up this weekend.

With the Summer vibes in full force, the music seems to be getting hotter and hotter as the season progresses. I’m worried we might melt into the Earth’s core by the time we survive this heat wave and I blame it all on the music that’s been coming out these days. I have been doing my best to provide all of you with more and more F-I-R-E each and every Friday to help satisfy that burning desire to rage your asses off for 3 days straight.

I sure hope you can stand the heat for a little bit longer, otherwise you might want to stock up on some SPF so you don’t burn your face off. Seriously, go put some sunscreen on because this playlist is equivalent to a third degree burn.

Until next Friday, ninjas. #danceirresponsibly

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Monkey Biznizz (HTTP & Dan Farber Remix)
Snoop Dogg
Drop It Like Its Hot (Tim Gunter Remix)
RL Grime
Core (Dropwizz TWRK Edit)
Skrillex
Rio Hotel (Rami Ross SECOND Remake)
Borgore & Sikdope
Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse (Kennedy Jones Remix)
Popeska
Gimme Yeah (FREE DOWNLOAD)
JayKode
Kurura
Cash Cash
Take Me Home Feat. Bebe Rexha (REVOKE Trap Remix)
Shakira Ft. Rihanna
Cant Remember To Forget You (DANK Remix)
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Rock & Clayton William Ft. Nayelli
Jesse Slayter
Thick (Foxsky Remix)
Bubblegum (Tropkillaz Remix)
EH!DE
Destroy All Humans (Ray Volpe Remix)
LAXX
Threat
Sevnty
Blossom
Martin EZ
The House of Bel
Carnage
Bricks (Dotcom Trap Remix)
XOXO
Syndicate
Seven Lions  
Stranger (We Bang Bootleg Remix)

 

 

 

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[NEW] Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More (EP)

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After announcing the project late last year, Jeremih & Shlohmo took to the net today to finally drop their highly anticipated EP, titled No More. Although initially slated for release back in February, some issues between WeDidIt and Def Jam prevented the album from seeing the light of day, leaving its status in limbo (and perhaps inspiring the above artwork). With the label problems still left unresolved, the two decided to take matters into their own hands, releasing the entire EP for free in honor of Jeremih’s birthday.

Since first teaming up for the single “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” as part of Yours Truly Adidas Songs From Scratch series last year, the pair have been a perfect match, with Jeremih’s smooth, enticing vocals melding beautifully with Shlohmo’s hazy, lo-fi electronic production. The duo bring back many of those same elements on this EP, which features previous singles like “Bo Peep,” “No More,” and an extended version of “Fuck You All the Time (Remix),” as well as fresh new material that even includes a brand new track with fellow Chicagoan, Chance The Rapper. Although short at only six tracks in length, the project does a great job of keeping things interesting, with each song sounding fresh and unique enough to stand out on its own, while still coming together to form a cohesive whole that seems like it was thoughtfully placed together. After a few listens, this is already one of our favorite projects of the summer, and a guaranteed must download.

DOWNLOAD: Jeremih & Shlohmo – No More EP

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No More
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Fuck You All The Time Remix (Extended Cut)
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Dope
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Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih
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Let It Go
Shlohmo & Jeremih
The End (Feat. Chance The Rapper)
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[Indie/Synth-Pop] Mansions on the Moon – Don’t Tell

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Mansions On The Moon
Don't Tell

If you’ve scrolled the pages of TMN regularly over the past few years, you may have realized that we absolutely adore most everything from alt-pop purveyors Mansions on the Moon. From their excellent Full Moon EP last year, which was championed around the TMN office as the year’s choice extended play by more than one staffer, all the way back to their first ever mixtape produced by Diplo & Benzi and everything in between; it’s safe to say we’ve been hooked on their uniquely sophisticated sound for years. Today, Ted Wendler, Ben Hazlegrove, Lane Shaw and Jeff Maccora are back with their first single in almost an entire calendar year, “Don’t Tell” and as with every passing album, we’re offered a slight shift in instrumental focus with all of the careful execution we’ve come to expect from the So-Cal troupe. Fueled by a punchy kickdrum before diving into an irresistible synth pattern and Wendler’s reverb soaked angelic refrain; “Don’t Tell” plays like just as much rooftop pop anthem as it does disco and funk fueled club number; striking a delicate balance between pop sensibilties & structure and expert musicianship. As if we weren’t already excited by this one, the real icing on the cake is that it is the lead single from an impending debut, self-titled Long Player due out on October 22, which we have been drooling for like one of Pavlov’s canines since our first taste of Mansions. About the forthcoming LP the band this to say: “The name, “Mansions On The Moon,” comes from the concept of turning a dream into reality, which for us, means making the best music we can possibly create. After countless studio sessions, nights of crashing on friends’ couches, and bus rides to mixing sessions – our Mansion On The Moon is here.” Keep your eyes on us as we’ll be following every single leading up to the LP’s official release, but until then, enjoy “Don’t Tell” above.

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Brian Cid Vs Schoolboy Q Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Collard Greens (Extinct Mix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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COLLARD GREENS (EXTINCT MIX)

We don’t know about you guys, but regardless of whether or not it’s the weekend yet, we still get that itch to go out on Thursday nights. This inexplicable need to get out and dance has long since been understood by the dance club community as they regularly bring in top-notch talent on Thursdays, leaving you tired, yet quite content come Friday morning.

No stranger to the club scene, Big Apple native Brian Cid has been producing since the young age of 14. After realizing the best way to get his music heard by the masses was going to be in the clubs, he learned how to DJ after having support on his original material from artists like Luciano, Guy J, Stacey Pullen and more.

Today we’re bringing you a deep, ominous and delicious track from this up-and-coming artist.  Rife with industrial undertones, this dance-floor delight features pitched-down hip hop vocals from a few names you’ll probably recognize. After listening to this song a few times over, we decided to ask Cid a few choice questions to get some more insight. Check out what he had to say below:

TMN: What drew you to this track that made you decide to remix it?

I am in the Hip Hop scene as I work with a lot of underground Hip Hop artists in the NYC area. I’ve been hearing about Schoolboy Q for a while and after checking him out I felt he was a good option for me to snatch his vocal and build a full dancy deep house track around it. Pitch it down or freak it, as we say, and throw it in the dance floor and see what happens. Schoolboy is an underdog coming up from the underground scene, and I saw myself in him. It all worked out great.

TMN: How is this remix different from your other remixes and/or original productions?

A lot of things can go wrong when you mix Hip Hop and House. There is a fine line between corny and dope. I wanted to make sure I was in the dope side of the line, so I experimented with some pitched down vocal effects and screws. I don’t really do many vocal tracks, so when I do, I try to do something special with them. I wanted to keep it extra funky and impact. This remix was designed for the club.

 

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[Disco] Hannah Georgas – Somebody (Avenue Remix)

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Somebody (Avenue Remix)

It’s hard not to fall in love with Hannah Georgas’ subdued, sultry and emotional tune “Somebody.” With a understated pop structure reminiscent of other notable indie acts like The Whitest Boy Alive, Oh Land and Feist, there’s an undeniable charm that commands you to listen and get lost.

It’s hard to get into a remix when you’re enamored with the original. There’s always a brief moment of anxiety where you say, “did they ruin it?” If you’re asking that question right now, we can assure you that Toronto-based Avenue has done this track up proper. Once you press play, any feelings of anxiety will melt into cool, groovy disco.

Adding a nice, danceable tempo, some 70′s style synths and bassline, “Somebody” maintains it’s lovelorn message and initial appeal, yet takes on a whole new form. Transformations like this are hard to do, but we’ve come to expect nothing less from this newcomer. Case in point: their remix of Tears for Fears’ “Shout,” which recently climbed the ranks of the Hype Machine, gaining that coveted number 1 spot.

Keep your eyes on both Hannah Georgas and Avenue, as they’re both artists that you’re sure to hear more of as the years roll on.

 

 

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