[Dark] Whynnel – Mitzdi

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Whynnel
Mitzdi

A hero’s power would be nothing without the juxtaposition of a darker force. In much the same way, the team over at Heroic have launched the perfect antithesis to their current label with the recent launch of Villain Recordings. With the idea to establish a polar opposite spectrum of sound, this newly birthed collective enables an entirely new breed of artist to be showcased whose musical tendencies lean towards the dark and mysterious.

Leading the charge for the villainous conquest is Slovenian producer Whynnel, giving us a taste of the label’s sinister side with the grungy beats of ‘Mitzdi’. The brooding atmosphere is a potent presence throughout this intensely edgy experience, and yet beneath it all lies undertones that are refreshingly chill. Nevertheless, the imagery of abandoned factories shrouded in darkness will form an inescapable labyrinth in the listener’s mind for the full four minute journey.

Though completely contrasting from a stylistic point of view, one factor that connects the two entities is a mission statement to unearth new talent and create new legacies in the scene. If this debut release is anything to go by, the bad guys will definitely be a force to be reckoned with!

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[Electronic] Wild & Free – Tropique (Falqo Remix)

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Low Pressure (Falqo Remix)

Last month, we came across an excellent EP, Low Pressure, from L.A. based duo Wild & Free through Rock It Science Labs, and were immediately struck by their single “Tropique”. While we didn’t have a chance to feature the original, (as much as it pains this writer to reveal) we were blessed with underground dynamo Falqo‘s remix, and were even more entranced with “Tropique” than before. The Australian electronic savante pulls Wild & Free’s original towards a slightly more ambient sea of disco leaning modulation, landing somewhere between dance and chill. Which is exactly where we want to be this Thursday. Falqo’s slick implementation of the original stems flirts with a number of aural toys, from laidback chill-step to clubby house, but most importantly, it flirts heaviest with our ear drums.

Stream Falqo’s remix above, grab a free download here, slip into something comfortable, grab your favorite adult beverage (or not if you’re illegal) and unwind your Thursday.

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[Multi-Genre] Juno Reactor – The Golden Sun Remixed

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Back in May, we had the chance to premiere a track by Zeologic. It was the remix of “Tempest” that the Serbian did for the esteemed trance act Juno Reactor. Today, we share with you the rest of the album which has ten tracks total from artists all over the world.

The Golden Sun Remixed is jam packed with tunes from differing genres, although the project largely revolves around styles of trance. With remixes from BLiSS, Modus, Cylon, Tortured Brain and more, there’s plenty of solid, and might we add very interesting, songs for you to stream, or purchase. There is also a bonus single by Mickey Noise, in case the previous tracks were not enough. The Golden Sun Remixed was released in conjunction with Metropolis Records.

Final Frontier
Extrawelt Remix
Juno Reactor Zombie GMS Remix
Guillotine (BLiSS Remix)
Invisible (Ritmo Remix)
Shine
Modus Remix
Tempest (Zeologic Remix)
Trans Siberian (Cylon Remix)
Byculla (Tortured Brain Remix)
Playing With Fire (Jitter Remix)
Tanta Pena Mickey Noise Remix
bonus track Golden Sun... Remixed
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[Electronic] DIVERSA – Of The Mysterious Voice (EP Review)

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Among the countless electronic music producers of today, music fans repeatedly encounter artists lending styles to and from one another. From the massive build up and drops of major EDM artists, to the ever growing adaptation of future bass by up and coming artists, setting oneself apart as a musician is arguably more difficult now than ever.

Thanks to a multitude of recent releases by Daktyl`, Skrux, and Obesøn, listeners have grown accustomed to high quality, genre blending music from the successful Hegemon label, pushing an already progressive-thinking music scene further. Last week we were unexpectedly graced with the release of fellow Hegemon label mate Diversa’s latest EP, “Of the Mysterious Voice”.

The five track EP, released via his newly minted affiliation in London-based Inspected (home to talented artists Gemini and Zeds Dead) is a beautiful, thought-provoking collection of tunes loosely termed as drum and bass. Continue reading

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[Electronic] Dead Battery – Recovery: Chapter 3, The Road To Recovery

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The story continues to unfold. Dead Battery‘s tale of redemption through music in the form of his album, Recovery, has been parceled out since April 14th of this year, exactly a year after his accident. Along with the gripping chapter comes the vinyl sales for the album, so if you would like to pre-order a copy, you can do so at the Kannibalen Records store. If you’re the digital type, the iTunes pre-order is up for grabs. Just getting into the story? Check out chapter one and two to catch up on the journey brought to us by Kannibalen and SuicideSheep.

Now that a working consciousness has almost been fully regained, Dead Battery is starting his path of peaceful vengeance. He begins to comprehend that it will take a lot of time and effort for a new state of normalcy to come to fruition. His mind and body have been through a tremendous amount, and this recent episode is only partially reconstructed in memory. A reconstruction of the self takes place with these next four tracks that toy with disparate emotions.

The Furry Stranger

“The Furry Stranger” is the embodiment of a newfound energy. This helping hand is leading Dead Battery, but to what? After a minute of setting a fresh, mellow tone of a thankful sadness, a bustling drum beat comes in to set things in motion. Soon the figurative steps are augmented by epic horns as the ascension begins. It shall have its hurdles along the way, but with “The Furry Stranger,” there’s a palpable hope in the air.

Floating

“Floating” begins like a warm blanket of sound. A thankful Tobias has awoken to friends, family, and even strangers that are lending their support to his recovery. He has his own strength, but he is not in this by himself now. When one is ready to live alone, one can truly bask in the company of others. This light-hearted composition is indicative of an authentic optimism being solidified.

Journey Abroad

The “Journey Abroad” is an exercise of the imagination. Tobias has just regained control of his traumatized brain, and now he is erupting with emotions. There’s so much to be said, there’s so much to be done; he delivers a few those expressions in one complete package here. Despite being constricted in a physical space, he has his way of moving around, in his mind.

City By The River

The “City by The River” is a vantage point. Now that Dead Battery has risen from the hospital bed, and subsequently walked out on his own two feet, he is at a point of introspection. What is taking place is both the reflection of the past, and the rumination of the future.

Ready for chapter 4? We certainly are. Get ready for May 26th! Ps, if you pre-order a vinyl, you will be emailed a digital copy of the album on May 20th.

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[Indie/Rock] Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone

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Can't Keep Checking My Phone

If you’re reading this on a mobile device we apologize for the irony.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have revealed ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ to be their second single ahead of their third LP Multi-Love which is due out May 26th, and it’s a hand-clapping psych-soul groove.

In a newsletter sent to fans, frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson explains it’s about “missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online ‘connectivity’ as a substitute for being with someone IRL.”

Opening with a bit of meandering horns and classical guitar, ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ bounces around lyrical topics that include eating crickets, the aurora borealis, and wondering if the universe is really a hologram, all before putting the phone down and regrettably picking it up once again.

“Do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone,” Nielson concludes.

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Higher – Indica/Sativa (SectionZ 4/20 Playlists) [TMN EXCLUSIVE]

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Even though the celebrations taking place today are standard fare out here in Colorado, we know our ninjas all across the globe are looking forward to this unofficial, yet widely recognized holiday. In honor of 4/20, we’ve partnered with the forward-thinking electronic label SectionZ Records to help release a free, two-part, 31-track compilation.

Titled SectionZ Higher, this collection encompasses the diversity of their roster and highlights the label’s strong commitment to marijuana law reform. This free double album features tracks from lauded SectionZ artists like Savant and Mr. Bill alongside relative newcomers like Evoke, Panda Coast, and Zanski.

We chose tracks that contain multiple levels of both meaning and sonic architecture. We also chose the tracks based on the different strains Indica and Sativa and how those affect both body and mind. A song like Mr. Bill & Evoke same lets you sink back into your mind as it plants a concept and gives you the perfect landing zone. For Sativa its different. It’s a very active high so we chose music that would compliment and inspire that, like Detective Orange – OMG I Can’t Even is more about moving and easily transitions into the background without losing its feel. – Josh Hernandez SectionZ Records

SATIVA – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE PLAYLIST.

Savant
Zion
WeAreCastor
7098
Zeiph
Solaris
Zeiph
Just In Time
Savant
Nebula
Zeiph
Turn & Twist (Original Mix)
WeAreCastor
Bon Voyage
Mr. Bill & Evoke
Same
Panda Coast
Pastels
Zanski
Wait For Me
Sonotherapy
Lloviznando
Sonotherapy
That Beautiful Integrity
Sonotherapy
Good Catches
Sonotherapy
Inner Paradise
Source Vibrations
Swadhisthana
Source Vibrations
Manipura


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INDICA – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE PLAYLIST.

Mr. Bill & Tha Fruitbat
Straight Up Seminal Shit
Sikis
Bab to Twist
Zanski
Jersey Kids
Nymus
Filter Funk
WeAreCastor
Bots
Zanski
Saturnine
Savant
Return
Detective Orange
OMG I Cant Even
Zanski
Serial Killer ft. Qwentalis
Detective Orange
Without You ft. QAila
Hades of Spades
Machinedogs Reprise
Insan3lik3
Even When Im Down Under
Panda Coast
For Me
Exogenesis
Surreal
WeAreCastor
Outtro
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