[NEW] BANKS – This Is What It Feels Like (Prod. Lil Silva & Jamie Woon)

This Is What It Feels Like (Prod. Lil Silva & Jamie Woon)

Ever since BANKS emerged earlier this year, she’s been on constant rotation around the top secret TMN offices. “This Is What It Feels Like” represents yet another spectacular hit to add to the LA native’s repertoire. Upon pressing play, the eerie intro instantly evokes images of a spaceship touching down on Earth for the first time, almost as if affirming BANKS’s arrival onto the scene. The groaning bass and ethereal synths from Lil Silva and Jamie Woon are soon overtaken by crisp and ruminating vocals, all of which help the single achieve a sound that is both menacing and exhilarating at the same time

After playing the “Waiting Game” for much too long, we finally have our hands on BANKS’ LONDON EP and are absolutely in love with it. Make sure to grab yourself a copy on iTunes, and look out for BANKS in your city as she tours with The Weeknd.

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[Album Review] The Weeknd – Kiss Land

The Weeknd
The Weeknd
The Weeknd

A modern day Michael Jackson may have been reincarnated into The Weeknd. Ok, maybe not as legendary but the artist, also known as Abel Tesfaye, embodies a darker, troubled, and more realistic version of the R&B singer for this generation. After dropping the 3-part mixtape series House of Balloons/Thursday/Echoes of Silence and building up a well-deserved following, the Toronto artist trades in sexual overtones for a more polished sound on his XO and Universal Republic Records debut, Kiss Land.

With minimal press and promotion, other than the slight drama with fellow Toronto labelmate Drake, The Weeknd lets his music speak for itself on Kiss Land. Considering that this is technically his 4th full length album, the 23 year-old singer has developed a signature sound of falsetto vocals, atmospheric synths, and innovative textures revolving around relationships, sex, addiction, intimacy, and drug-induced trysts with groupies or strippers just looking for a night with stardom. There is an undeniable sadness in his tones and lyrics that only a lack of love and true intimacy can evoke with a studio perfected sound that Universal Records brings.

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[MEGA SUMMER PLAYLIST] Volume 3 – Alternative

TMN Alt Summer

Summer might be nearing an end, and for some of you, that means the new school year is on the horizon. We at TMN though are here to remind you that as long as the weather’s still warm and the sun is still shining, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself. As a tribute to our absolute favorite season of the year, we’ve assembled four Mega Summer Playlists for your listening pleasure. Last week we brought you over 130 tracks of pure Hip-Hop goodness, and the week prior, we kicked off our series with an awesome Indie Rock/Fock playlist. Next week, we’ll  close things out with the final edition, which will be a massive EDM playlist guaranteed to end your summer with a resounding bang. This week’s collection however, is all bout the Alternative hits. What exactly counts as “Alternative” you may ask? Well, really it’s anything that doesn’t fit in with our other three themes. In fact, this might be our most exciting playlist of all, because since it isn’t clearly defined, it means anything can go here.

With that being said, we really hope this makes the last moments of your summer that much more enjoyable. So press play, kick back by the pool, throw on those Wayfarers, turn your speakers to full blast and get ready to chill, HARD.

– TMN Staff

One Of Those Summer Days (Felix! Edit)
Washed Out
Dont Give Up
▼ ▲ GEMS ▼ ▲
All I Ever
Willow Beats
Summer Heat (Album Version)
Tennis Court
We Sink
White Lies (feat. Eski Göten)
Insane feat. Moon Holiday
Candy Claws
Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)
Freeze Tag
Fall In Love
Here With Me
Giving It All (Radio Edit)
Moon Boots
No One
I Love You (Pharrell Remix)
Naughty Boy
La La La (feat. Sam Smith)
Latch ft. Sam Smith
White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge
Attracting Flies
Bad Idea
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls
Hey Justin Pt.II
Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
On & On (Snakehips Edit)
Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
T H A T G i R L
Hippie Sabotage
No Diggity (Bondax Edit)
Something About You
Kendrick Lamar
Bitch Dont Kill my Vibe (Moduloktopus reTwerk bootleg)
Cool Like Me
Jessie Ware
Imagine It Was Us
Orlando (Instrumental Mix)
Le Youth
C O O L (Henry Krinkle Remix)
Summer Heart
Beat of Your Heart
New Summer

Club 8
Im not gonna grow old

Still Corners
Future Age
Air Conditioning
Dream Of Bombay (feat Chela)
Azure Blue
Willows And Pines
Go With It feat MNDR
Izzy Bizu
White Tiger (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Pigeon Hole
Andrew Bayer
Need Your Love (Phonat Remix)
Bloc Party
Ratchet (Rustie Remix)
Royals (RAAK Remix) feat. Gilbere Forte

St. Tropez
alt J
Fitzpleasure (jim james apple C remix)
Heartbreaks + Setbacks
Summer Camp
Free n Losh
The Best Is Yet To Come
Du Tonc
Atlas Genius
Back Seat (Goldroom Remix)
Another Day
Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)
Call Me Señor
Begging For Trouble
Empire Of The Sun
Dan Black
Hearts feat. Kelis
Jessie Ware
Wildest Moments (Remix) Ft. A$AP Rocky
Capital Cities
Farrah Fawcett Hair (Ft. André 3000)
Down On Life
Magic Man
Magic Man
Cosmos Midnight
Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar
Little Daylight
Name In Lights
Dive In
Let Go
Try to resist
Jay Sean Feat. Rick Ross
Mars (SiNGAM Remix)
Wave Racer
Rock U Tonite
Entertainment (Blood Orange Remix)
Work Drugs
Digital Girl
Stay Awake
Ellie Goulding
John Newman
Love Me Again
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[Gloom] Cross My Heart and Hope to Die – Rollercoasting

Cross My Heart

It’s been a while since we’ve featured something on the darker side. With summer coming to an end, we’ve heard plenty of warm sunny tunes. While we love those all the same, we’re excited to finally hear something a little on the macabre. Leave it to legendary experimental hip-hop and bass producer of Cypress Hill fame, DJ Muggs.

Amongst his many other projects this year, Muggs has teamed up with singer Brevi to bring us this cinematic hip hop tune under the moniker Cross My Heart and Hope to Die. The slow twangs of guitar create deliciously gloomy backdrop for Brevi to lay down some softly sung lyrics. It’s eerie, overwhelmingly rich in simplicity, and easy to sing along with.

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[Electronic] James Young – “Dark Star” + Milkman Remix


 Jaymes Young came across our desks here at TMN seemingly out of nowhere, but carried with him more credibility than many artists who have been playing together for years. As a first ever live performance, Young opened for a band who should need no introduction to any level of music consumer, The Rolling Stones, at the revered Hyde Park in London. Quite a way to introduce oneself to the world, and thankfully a glimmering dose of musical integrity is there to back up all of that deserved hype, at least that is how we feel about it. On August 20, James Young will release a mixtape of sorts featuring 13 original tracks including this juicy cut “Dark Star”. “Dark Star” mixes a dubstep drum pattern on a much more melodic and connective level, utilizing familiar instrumentation with guitar and piano stabs rolling the beat right along. A quick glance at Young’s Facebook, Soundcloud and Twitter reveals not much of anything, including a current location, which all feels like a move made to let the music speak for itself. It is becoming increasingly rare to see an artist emerge without the support of a giant P.R. firm maintaining their delicate image and interviews, so this was a release in which we were enamored with for that very reason.

In addition to Jaymes Young’s original version of “Dark Star”, we’ve also included an electro remix from San Diego’s Milkman. Milkman has gained notoriety playing main support already to the likes of Skrillex, Diplo and Dada Life, so it was a symbiotic pairing for TMN and this choice remix. Listen to both tracks below, and get your Monday night in order right now.

Dark Star
Jaymes Young
Dark Star (Milkman Remix)
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Zammuto – Need Some Sun

Need Some Sun

While it has only been a few years since Nick Zammuto left his one-half of experimental-folk duo The Books in order to focus more on a fledgling solo project aptly named Zammuto, the ever evolving musician has released the first meaningful piece of music in an entire calendar year from the project, entitled “Need Some Sun”. As far as comparisons to The Books, and Zammuto’s self-titled debut long player from 2012, “Need Some Sun” is far more straightforward than his previous body of work would indicate. Immediately, an energetic, but subdued bass line takes its listener on a walk before Nick Z’s patchy vocal reverberations create a dreamy, but pop soaked vibe.

Zammuto’s second LP is being released through an Indiegogo campaign, which is essentially an avenue from which you can pre-order the record along with making donations in order to receive special items such as a sound sculpture (seen in the mini-documentary on Zammuto Shape of Things to Come), silk screened posters and more- similar to a Kickstarter campaign. You can read more and help be a part of finishing Zammuto’s sophomore LP, through the link here, and stream “Need Some Sun” above. Did we mention it’s available as a free download on Soundcloud as well? Well there you have it Ninjas.

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[TMN Premiere] Follow Me – Somethin’ Bout You (Inner Worlds Remix)

Follow Me
Follow Me
Somethin' Bout You (inner worlds Remix)

For the past few months, TMN favorites, Follow Me have been basking in the glory of their debut single “Somethin’ Bout You” and the slew of top-notch remixes that have followed. Today, it is our pleasure to premiere the final remix of their single from none other than the Brooklyn duo’s close friend, Inner Worlds. Supporting the original vocal sample with a lush background of dreamy, swelling synths, Inner World’s rather eclectic remix spins the original in a completely different direction. Pulling from a myriad of genres, Inner World’s rendition is nearly impossible to classify but still manages to make one thing evidently clear, his music and creative vision know no bounds. Grab the free download, this tune is a must have. Enjoy.

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