[Chill] Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi

Parallel Jalebi
Four Tet
Parallel Jalebi

“Parallel Jalebi” has to be the most brilliantly titled track of the year. For those of you unfamiliar with what jalebi is, it’s basically a dish made of fried batter that’s coiled together and soaked in a sugary syrup, generally found in India and certain surrounding countries. That contradiction in the name alone though isn’t what makes the title so clever. If you take a look at the waveform of the track on SoundCloud, you’ll be able to see that the “strands” of the beat basically look like straightened pieces of jalebi (especially since jalebi is orange). That amount of complexity in such a simple song makes it all the sweeter to listen to.

Remain on the lookout for Four Tet‘s upcoming album, Beautiful Rewind, set to drop on his label, Text, sometime this year.

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[NEW] Sleigh Bells – You Don’t Get Me Twice

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Loud, brash, abrasive, yet ultimately sweet. That’s what you’d expect from a Sleigh Bells production, and the pair don’t disappoint with their brand new single, “You Don’t Get Me Twice.” Utter chaos is abound, as screeching guitars and thumping percussion lead the charge on this ice cold breakup anthem. Check out the track above, and prepare yourself for the pair’s upcoming third studio album, Bitter Rivals, in stores October 8th.

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[Electronic] SBTRKT – IMO

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IMO

I may have lied in my last post. This is the perfect way to cap off an excellent week of great material. Actually, I’m not even convinced that we’re done here given the amount of quality music that keeps streaming in by the hour. With SBTRKT currently working on his sophomore release, we’ve been given the opportunity to get a sneak peek of what to expect from the new project. According to the British producer, “IMO” is an unmixed/unmastered track from his recording sessions. That description seems somewhat daunting though, because if this is what his unmastered material sounds like, we have no idea what results to expect from his polished off releases. The hypnotic new single is compliment by equally stunning neon visuals which were crafted by Lorenzo Durantini. As excited as we are for this song, it does come with somber tidings, as this is dedicated to Jerome’s late brother, Daniel. Get lost in this breathtaking soundscape, and be on the lookout for

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[Post-Soul] BANKS – Bedroom Wall (Prod. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

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BANKS
Bedroom Wall (Prod. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

If BANKS and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs decided to record an entire project together, I would not complain. After dropping her outstanding LONDON EP yesterday, the LA songstress comes through with one of the project’s standouts, “Bedroom Wall.” As the title suggests, the track is meant to be heard in a very specific space, and at a specific time even. It’s the type of song that you unwind to at the end of a late night, where you find yourself lost in the willowy, atmospheric production as BANKS guides you along with her delicate, velvety vocals. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many times I found myself closing my eyes and zoning out as I wrote this (that also might have to do with my sleep deprivation, but I’d like to believe otherwise).

If this single doesn’t finally convince you to grab a copy of BANKS’ LONDON EP, then I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe it’s time to invest in some new headphones, because you’re definitely missing out on something special.

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

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BANKS
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

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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

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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

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Open
Rhye
One Of Those Summer Days (Felix! Edit)
Washed Out
Dont Give Up
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All I Ever
Willow Beats
Blue
Lapland
Unwise
Shook
Summer Heat (Album Version)
Lorde
Tennis Court
We Sink
White Lies (feat. Eski Göten)
Flume
Insane feat. Moon Holiday
Candy Claws
Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)
Jungle
Drops
Sampha
Without
Kaytranada
ALL WE DO (FEAT JMSN)
Freeze Tag
Fall In Love
Sango
Here With Me
Bondax
Giving It All (Radio Edit)
Alpine
Gasoline
Moon Boots
No One
Woodkid
I Love You (Pharrell Remix)
Naughty Boy
La La La (feat. Sam Smith)
Disclosure
Latch ft. Sam Smith
Disclosure
White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge
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Attracting Flies
AlunaGeorge
Bad Idea
CLAIRE
GAMES
Cyril Hahn
Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls
Taku
Hey Justin Pt.II
Miguel
Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Snakehips
On & On (Snakehips Edit)
BANKS
Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)
SiNGULARIS
T H A T G i R L
Hippie Sabotage
Sunny
Blackstreet
No Diggity (Bondax Edit)
Dornik
Something About You
Kendrick Lamar
Bitch Dont Kill my Vibe (Moduloktopus reTwerk bootleg)
Fryars
Cool Like Me
Jessie Ware
Imagine It Was Us
CKSNL
Orlando (Instrumental Mix)
Le Youth
C O O L (Henry Krinkle Remix)
Summer Heart
Beat of Your Heart
Delorean
Spirit
YOUNG GALAXY
New Summer

Club 8
Im not gonna grow old

Still Corners
Future Age
Kisses
Air Conditioning
Viceroy
Dream Of Bombay (feat Chela)
Azure Blue
Willows And Pines
CHVRCHES
Recover
TOKiMONSTA
Go With It feat MNDR
SURF
A320
Izzy Bizu
White Tiger (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Pigeon Hole
June
Andrew Bayer
Need Your Love (Phonat Remix)
Bloc Party
Ratchet (Rustie Remix)
Lorde
Royals (RAAK Remix) feat. Gilbere Forte

Pilgrim
Fyfe
St. Tropez
alt J
Fitzpleasure (jim james apple C remix)
Thundercat
Heartbreaks + Setbacks
Summer Camp
Fresh
Free n Losh
The Best Is Yet To Come
Du Tonc
Darkness
Atlas Genius
Back Seat (Goldroom Remix)
Carousel
Another Day
Carousel
Dancing On My Own (Robyn Cover)
Call Me Señor
Begging For Trouble
Empire Of The Sun
Alive
Dan Black
Hearts feat. Kelis
CHARLI XCX
WHAT I LIKE (FT. DANNY BROWN)
Jessie Ware
Wildest Moments (Remix) Ft. A$AP Rocky
HAIM
Falling
Capital Cities
Farrah Fawcett Hair (Ft. André 3000)
Elliphant
Down On Life
Magic Man
Paris
Magic Man
Texas
Cosmos Midnight
Phantasm feat. Nicole Millar
Little Daylight
Name In Lights
Dive In
Let Go
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Try to resist
Jay Sean Feat. Rick Ross
Mars (SiNGAM Remix)
Wave Racer
Rock U Tonite
Phoenix
Entertainment (Blood Orange Remix)
Work Drugs
Digital Girl
Carousel
Stay Awake
Ellie Goulding
Burn
John Newman
Love Me Again
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