[Music Video] FRND – Be Happy

What we’re used to from FRND is the release of a great single. With his fourth original release however, it’s not just a great song we’re getting, but a sweet animated music video to go along with it. The project is “Be Happy” and that’s just how we’re feeling for this one.

Now, “Be Happy” isn’t as straightforward as you may think. The lyrics don’t paint a simple scenario, rather one that has multiple layers underneath the general claim (and name) of the song. It represents a matured moment in life, one that isn’t so easy to come to with regard to relationships – or as the song describes, past relationships. Yet again FRND sways us with a magical track and the video takes all the emotions to the next level. It’s a smash hit and it’s something your library needs. Add it through iTunes today.

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[Music Video] Point Point – Hands feat. Denai Moore

Point Point recently hit the web with a music video for their single “Hands” featuring Denai Moore. Released through Ultra Records, this intense music video is not really what we expected for such a poppy hybrid single, but it fits amazingly well.

“Hands” in its video form follows a soldier in the military. Not only that, but we get glimpses of him with his significant other in the past, a time he is reminiscing on while he’s enlisted. The scenario is lived out every day by millions of military members all across the world. It’s touching, true and incredibly well done. Point Point really put together something superb with this music video, lead by Kristof Brandl. If you love the song like us, get a copy from digital stores.

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[Moombahton] Henry Fong – Young Hearts feat. Nyla & Stylo G

Fans of Henry Fong knows his love for reggae and dancehall. For those unfamiliar, all you need to do is take one listen to his new Dim Mak single “Young Hearts” to catch a glimpse. Together with Nyla and Stylo G, Henry put together a smashing moombah-esque single that has Summer written all over it.

“Young Hearts” is comprised of mostly recorded instruments, giving it an organic feel that most electronic tracks can’t touch even with the best technical production. Henry wanted fans to vibe to it and that’s just what’s going to happen when this absolute gem gets played. It’s got a pop feel to it, however his influences from reggae to moombah are highly evident and give the track some sexy groove. Get your copy of “Young Hearts” through the digital service of your choosing.

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[Electronic] CVBZ – Be Like You (Sean Turk Remix)

CVBZ
Be Like You (Sean Turk Remix)

One of the hottest producers on the rise is Sean Turk. He has exploded onto the scene with his signature form of future deemed “Bedroom Bass” that fans everywhere, including a whole heap of industry figures, are adoring. Today he has yet another official remix, this time for CVBZ via Ultra Records.

Sean took on “Be Like You” and took his signature sound into a bit of a different direction. This time we get a more electro-infused single, one whose energy is a bit more upbeat than his usual cuts. Sean’s not only killing the game with his amazing music, but he’s showing a bit of diversity that will help him out in the long run. He’s got a wonderful career ahead of him and this is just the beginning. Look out for more official remixes and originals coming from Sean Turk in the future. For now, enjoy his official remix and get a copy if you want it.

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[Electronic] HXV – Separation EP

Atlanta’s HXV is making some big moves. With his EP, Separation, HXV sets the stage for the rest of his career. It’s a defining moment, one that is being marked with not just a simple single, but three packed into a meaningful project that takes things in a new direction. Each song has been released as a free download, in exchange for a Spotify follow which is nothing compared to what you get in return.

This EP marks the first steps in a longer story I’m trying to tell. My goal is to define what HXV is and sounds like once and for all. I went back and pulled from my inspirations and been writing music that’s electronic in nature and rooted in trap elements but has textures of shoegaze, metal, and dark wave. This EP is about leaving what’s familiar and pushing off into the unknown, embracing the fear and the discomfort of trying new things.”
– HXV

The EP starts out with “Where Do We Go From Here,” a dark, mystifying record that embodies the exact emotions HXV had before making the changes that he did. Next comes “Into Oblivion,” a sonic black hole that you can’t escape, but luckily, you don’t want to. It’s a one of a kind song that may be our favorite on the EP, however “Crossing The Threshold” rivals it. The last single takes things a different direction, showcasing a more calm sound that closes the Separation out perfectly.

Those moments, those steps that you take into the unknown where you are finding yourself and where you fit into the world that’s the art. The music is the artifact, the ashes of the art itself. The art is the process. When all this is done and all the elements are out this will become the definitive guide for HXV.
– HXV

’Where Do We Go From Here’
’Into Oblivion’
’Crossing The Threshold’
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[Electronic] Ken Loi – Hollow (feat. Liv Miraldi)

Ken Loi
Hollow (feat. Liv Miraldi)

Arkade Records had a hot one come out this month from Oakland California’s Ken Loi. His single “Hollow” features the lovely Liv Miraldi whose performance will hook you in tight. Together these two made a future-filled jam that we can’t get out of our heads.

Ken Loi’s masterful blending of genres makes this song what it is. By himself it would be great track, but with the addition of Liv Miraldi this song goes from great to stupendous. It feels familiar, yet the style is fresh to the ears. Arkade has always put out great records, but this one is one of our favorites from both their camp and Ken’s. If you’d like a copy of “Hollow” you can swoop it from iTunes today.

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JNTHN STEIN – Everything Is a Drug [TMN Premiere]

JNTHN STEIN
Everything Is a Drug

One thing that a lot of people need to realize, is anything can be a drug. Whether it’s the gym, cheeseburgers, music, books or what have you, these things can have a profound effect on people. One person who – we would guess – agrees with that is JNTHN STEIN, whose single “Everything Is A Drug” is here today in the dojo.

The thoughtful, intriguing talent met up with us ninjas yet again after our enlightening interview with him to give you a first listen to his new song. “Everything Is A Drug” is a magical record that exemplifies a true mastery of music. JNTHN respects the creative process and that’s something you can hear in this cool record. It starts out quite chill but as things progress the production gets a bit more playful and energetic. It’s just a great song and we’re honored to have the pleasure of giving you the first listen to it today!

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