You made it. It’s now officially Monday night, and you’re one day closer to Friday. With that being said, it’s important to take some time to sit and reflect the overwhelming difficulty that you just overcame. To do so, we suggest you pour a nice glass of something. Bourbon would be our choice, but feel free to drink what you’d like. You all set now? Good. Press play and just sink into these dancy grooves from London based Disciples.
Harnessing one of the most soulful musical personalities to ever exist, this trio put a modern twist onto Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me,” from the absolute legend of an album What’s Going On. With soft, tropical undertones, Disciple expertly extracts memorable lines from the original, giving a more than adequate amount of respect to Mr. Gaye’s infamous tune.
This happens to be a free download. We suggest you download it and load it up for your weekend wind-down mix. Until then, feel free to stay right here and hit play again and again.
Pistol Pump Funk (Single) [MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW]
Vermont-based duo Theo Klein and Trey Schibli, who craft luscious indie-pop under the guise of argonaut&wasp sent us over their newest record “Pistol Pump Funk” along with its official music video, and we just couldn’t shake their uniquely infectious sound. Only the pair’s second official release, “Pistol Pump Funk” rides a gorgeous sonic wave between indie-pop & rock and funk inspired chords amongst percussive elements typically found on club and dance productions; but the way in which their sounds are minced and layered together is nothing short of breathtaking. With the Summer heat wave directly upon us, this one will surely function as a breezy anthem to accompany many a pool party with their delicate balance of earthly tones and future electronics. Be sure to hit the jump for argonaut&wasp’s official “Pistol Pump Funk” music video which joyfully plays like a colorful and upbeat adventure through old saloons and modern streets scrawled with urban art. argonaut&wasp will be joining Lemâitre for a few East Coast dates, so be sure to check below, and don’t miss the chance to catch them in your home city.
argonaut&wasp Tour Dates:
Lemâitre w/ argonaut&wasp @ Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT – July 25th
Lemâitre w/ argonaut&wasp @ Great Scott – Boston, MA – July 27th
James Curd & Luke Million Feat. Nah Man!
Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)
One of our most treasured finds, burgeoning dance producer option4 returns to grace the hallowed pages of TMN with perhaps his most groove-laden, intoxicating remix to date; which behind his viral dance modifications of Great Good Fine OK’s “You’re The One For Me”, Elizabeth Rose’s “The Good Life” and most recently, Donnel Jones’ “U Know What’s Up” is saying quite a lot. option4 has taken James Curd & Luke Million’s new single “Say The Words To You” to a textured soundscape only the Denver based, genre bending producer could. Kicking off behind a snappy four-four clap as opposed to the standard issue kick-drum, we were only moments into this revision before being aurally hooked to a light but soul consuming synth line that works as an addictive focal point for most of the track. Rather than utilizing an often times formulaic house route of the classic: intro/groove/break/groove/outro structuring in his compositions, option4′s remix plays like a story of sorts, dipping into chunky low ends, uplifting hi-hats, entrancing vocal work and hip-hop hooks all the while masquerading as a straightforward club tune. option4′s remix of “Say The Words To You” comes as a part of a congruently titled EP featuring remixes from Yolanda Be Cool, DCUP & more and seeing as we’re nothing short of an Old Faithful geyser’s worth of musical compliments, we implore you to give this one just six minutes of your day. If you’re really crunching to this one, snag the high quality copy on Beatport as well.
Lane 8 feat. Bipolar Sunshine
I Got What You Need (Every Night)
I don’t know about you guys, but after one listen through to “I Got What You Need (Every Night),” I’m ready for a fruity cocktail and sandy beach party. While that’s a pipe dream for most of us right now, we’ll still give a generous tip of the bucket hat to German producer Lane 8, who has teamed up with Manchester multi-faceted vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, to bring us this delicious warm-weather house tune.
With a chilled out groovy, trop-house feel, this vocal-driven gem has a vibe that’s perfect for hanging out next to a body of water, natural or man-made. On the other hand, the solid, house bassline provides enough energy to get a dance floor moving. Aside from all of that, the infectious lyrics make this an instant car ride hit for the upcoming warm-weather months. Throw on your wayfarers press play.
Don't Wait (Happy Accidents Vocal Remix)
Some songs are so beautiful they immediately stop you dead in your tracks. When we first were played Mapei’s “Don’t Wait”, which we featured all the way back in November of last year, we experienced that exact feeling in spades. Today, that beautiful single gets a lovely mid-tempo dance-pop remix from the nation spanning music project that is Happy Accidents. Currently made up of one artist, general musician and producer; the 90′s Britpop influenced, melodic-pop trio have authored the soulful dance sibling to Mapei’s touching original. The orginal recording’s instrumentation receives a complete overhaul in favor of sticky sweet melody and delicate synth work to take “Don’t Wait” somewhere only these three could. Happy Accidents’ remix has already received official support from both Mapei herself and Columbia & Downtown Records, and comes with our TMN stamp of approval all over it. About the tune they had this to say: ”When we first heard the song, it resonated with us right away and inspired us to have our own take on it — reworking the vocals and instruments. We sent it to her team, who gave their approval and support to share it with all of you.” Grab the free download here and try not to cry as hard as we did when the first verse hits.
In The Air (SNBRN Remix)
Some musicians carry with them a coveted ability to breathe new life into songs with which the general slate of listeners thought had long run its course. This morning we have the felicitous opportunity to feature an artist whom carries such a skill and is making a TMN debut in the form of a premiere; Los Angeles house and disco distributor, SNBRN. With only a pair of official releases to the SNBRN moniker on his Soundcloud, both originals, this time around SNBRN has taken Morgan Page’s “In The Air” and distinctly lacquered on his sunny-addictive club sound. SNBRN weaves compositional Indie-Dance and Nu-Disko elements with a slick deep-house groove and bass line, resulting in an even more emotive version of the tune; which we sure as heck didn’t think was possible. Furthermore, Angela Mcluskey’s unforgettable vocal stems coalesce superbly within such an uplifting, groovy sea of sounds. About the track SNBRN had this to say: “I’m kicking off the summer with a pool friendly remix of Morgan Page’s classic, ‘In The Air’. Enjoy this free remix on the beach, in your cubical, or wherever you may be.” We surely will, and for those ready to add this to your personal libraries, grab the free download here.