Waveless – Me & U [TMN Premiere]

Waveless
Me & U

“Me & U” is the latest song coming in the dojo from the Majestic Casual camp. Not only are we simply sharing it to you, but we’re the first to do so with the premiere of the Waveless original.

The Melbourne music maker gets futuristic with this vibey, atmospheric feeler. From start to finish Waveless tells a story through his composition, growing it out and building upon the elements as time passes for a song that’s never stagnant. It’s got this heavenly sound that will whisk you away into the weekend. Share it with your partner for maximum effect. Enjoy your exclusive listen and grab a copy of the single if you fancy it!

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MOHA – A-Side [TMN Premiere]

Moha
A SIDE

Featuring eclectic, up and coming artists with prominent potential is the lifeblood around here at TMN. Which is why, when we came across the first single from French-Senegalese artist Moha‘s debut LP FIT, the appropriately titled alt-pop R&B burner “A-Side”, we knew we had to jump all over it and get it into the ears of our readers.

Immediately, Moha’s unique musical fusion of African, French, and US influenced sounds is apparent, riding along elegantly picked guitar and shifting percussion which dive head first into a sea of gently raspy vocal reverberations. They way Moha so effortlessly wraps those gauzy vocals around its tightly wound production is quite consuming. As muted horns unfurl into “A-Side”‘s catchy chorus, it’s quite difficult to not stay stuck throughout its duration. Like his following, which has shunned the typical social media directed aesthetic and outside influence, Moha builds his music organically, layering his own playing on multiple instruments with powerful songwriting to create a sound and album that we are enthusiastically anticipating the release of. Until the full release of FIT, enjoy Moha’s “A-Side” served up fresh as a TMN Premiere above.

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Caden Jester Premieres New Single “Fade” With Q&A [TMN Interview]

Caden Jester
Fade (feat. Butterjack)

This Sunday evening Caden Jester from California is taking over the dojo. From his home in San Diego he has cooked up some quality tunes, the latest of which you get to hear today for the first time. Not only do we have the premiere of “Fade” with Butterjack, but we got to ask Caden a few questions as well.

“Fade” is a poppy, dembow driven original that shows off Caden’s crisp, accessible style. A lot of dance producers are making a push for popular radio, but not all of them can do it right. Caden’s keen creative sense is something you don’t find in someone so young. Only time will tell just how far he will go. Enjoy the exclusive first listen to “Fade” now and get to know Caden Jester before everyone else does!

TMN: How did you originally get into music?

My dad was a music producer and a rapper growing up, and when I was about 9 or 10 years old he introduced me to Garageband and that spawned my love for making music. He showed me the ropes and got me on the right direction and I took everything he taught me and expanded over that over the years. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without my dad.

TMN: Who were some of your favorite acts growing up?

T-Pain, Akon, Pharrell, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Timbaland… I had a very hip hop based childhood lol.

TMN: Has being from San Diego shaped your music in any way?

I’ve grown up surrounded by Latin culture. I love Latin food, music, countries, etc… It has definitely influenced my music. Not so much my released stuff, but you will definitely be able to hear the latin influences in my upcoming music.

TMN: What do you enjoy more, making originals or remixes?

Ohh definitely originals, 100%. I’m no longer doing any remixes. Nowadays I’m trying to brand myself less of a “producer” or a “dj” and more of an “artist”, if that makes sense… Cause at some point I will be releasing music with my own vocals, unlike anything I’ve previously released, and I feel like that’s the creative direction I should be taking for that to all make sense.

TMN: How has your sound developed over the past couple of years?

When I first started getting a couple hundred thousand plays on Soundcloud I was making a lot of bouncy deep house stuff, which at the time was pretty unique. My main inspiration at that time was Disclosure, but even then I think my sound was a bit different from theirs (although, almost every blog and Youtube channel would call me “the next Disclosure”, which I really didn’t care much for lol). My current released music is basically just a more poppy version of that. My unreleased stuff, however, is very R&B/pop and has a lot of latin and african influences. I’m actually working with both latin and african artists, and I’ve made some of my best music yet with those people.

TMN: If you could collaborate with one vocalist, who would it be?

That’s so hard because there are so many vocalists I absolutely love. One that I came across recently that absolutely blew me away was a guy named Will Heard. He released an acoustic EP which I listen to more than the “original” version because of how amazing he sounds on it.

TMN: What does the rest of the year look like for you?

I’ve produced a couple tracks for Butterjack, the vocalist on Fade, and at least one of those should be released sometime this year. Then after the release of Fade, there is this R&B track I’m featuring on with a guy named Bailey Graham and Christopher Blake called “Penthouse”, which will most likely be releasing sometime shortly after Fade… I also have a very latin-inspired track with a duo called SYON and a vocalist who lives in Kenya named WillX BOY. That track is in Spanish, English, and Swahili. I also have a million other projects going. I’m super excited to show everyone all this music I’ve been working on. I definitely think it will make up for the lack of releases I’ve had this year.

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[Event Preview] One Love Festival – Lake Perris, CA – 10/20-10/22

It’s tough to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of festivals. With only a limited amount of disposable income, it’s a challenge to pick and choose which ones are worth your time. The heavy hitters are always a good route, whether it be Coachella or Lollapalooza, but those come with a hefty price tag, and an endless sea of people all jockeying to get closer to the stage.

Lately, we’ve been checking out a few festivals that fall into the “Transformational” space. Aside from offering up a solid line up, they have a little more too offer — yoga, bonding ceremonies, healers, live painting, and more.

In a few weeks, we’re going to head out to Lake Ferris, California, which is about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for the One Love Festival. It covers all the bases mentioned above, delivering programming that goes well beyond music. Not to say that we’re not excited for a few of the acts playing — Moby, Mark Farina, and Alex Cruz are a few that we’ve highlighted. But, the thought of a deeper meaning to the festival experience is something we’re excited about, especially after hitting so many that are just about the music over the years.

To switch our usual routine up even further, we’re going to skip the camping, luxury hotel packages, and the AirBnB rentals, instead opting for a completely unique experience. It’s called the Lost Hotel, and it’s unlike anything that we’ve ever heard of.

You set the scene – each cube tent is a blank canvas. At the Lost Hotel we take an expansive notion of the word art. Surprise us. Shock us. Illuminate us. Do it however you please, and the floor, or at least one square cube of it, is yours. We’re specialized at vacation de-programming and, if needed, can help co-create a new story tailored just for you.

If you’re feeling lucky, or if you’d just like to help out with a great cause, our friends at Cadence & Cause have a handful of ways to get into the festival and support Fuck Cancer, a charity that helps with prevention, early detection, and emotional support for those battling breast cancer. From artist experiences with Alex Cruz, to the ultimate festival experience for four people, you have a chance to have the time of your life, all while helping something that affects us all.

While you’re checking that out, feel free to jam on the little playlist we’ve curated below, and get amped for your time out at Lake Ferris.

’Mark Farina & Homero Espinosa – Mistreated (Original Mix)’
’Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun (Alex Cruz Official Remix)’
’Alex Cruz – Rubberband (ft. Tania Zygar)(short edit)’
’Rocket Heart Ft Katie Gray’
’Moby – Porcelain’
’Washed Out – All I Know (Moby Remix)’
’The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo – Terra Bella – 01 Shine Bright’
’Karma Fields
’Liquid Love Drops and An
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[Mixtape] Manifesto Presents Eyes On Sachi

The good people over at Manifesto are continuing with their Spotify playlist series called Eyes On. They just kicked off the series recently with Cosmo’s Midnight curating the launch and now the label is back with Sachi. The Auckland duo deliver a 48 song playlist coming in at just over two and a half hours, so there’s plenty of music to take with you for the weekend. The more music, the merrier. Stay tuned for more curation from artists all across the world in this series. If you’re feeling like you wanna dive even deeper, we’ve got you covered with over twenty playlists in the dojo as well!

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[Electronic] Halsey – Bad At Love (Autograf Remix)

We’ve been missing music trio Autograf for a little while now, since they put out their last original “Sleepless in NYC.” But thankfully, they’re back, and this time, they’re supplying us with their fresh take of Halsey’s “Bad At Love.” In their rendition of the pop hit, they introduce quite a different sound from what we’re accustomed to, and we are definitely okay with it. Autograf go a bit harder than normal in the remix, sneaking in the perfect dose of trap elements without overpowering the “Bad At Love’s” innate pop vibe. Get ready to have this one on replay all weekend.

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FWLR & JELO – Birth Of The Anti Hero [TMN Premiere]

Let’s jump right into a heavy premiere from the collaborators FWLR and JELO. Their song “Birth Of The Anti Hero” is taking over the dojo alongside its remix counterpart in this premiere. Released on Bishop Bloc Records, this one two punch of bass is only for those who like to get a bit rough.

The grinding bass and European electro sound that “Birth Of The Anti Hero” expresses is making a comeback, especially within the states. It may be just at its beginning, but the comeback will continue as long as acts churn out records like this one. It’s dirty, it’s mean and it’s incredibly intoxicating with its fervor. With the remix we get some added vocal elements that make for a nice touch as a flip for the original. Together they’re just what you need to re-enact your own warehouse party! If you’d like to grab the tracks, Beatport has you covered.

’FWLR & JELO – Birth Of The Antihero’
’FWLR & JELO – Birth of The Anti Hero (Fear The Priest, Dustin Wareham, Rani Chatoorgoon Remix)’
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