[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

Rhye
Open
Rhye
One Of Those Summer Days (Felix! Edit)
Washed Out
Dont Give Up
▼ ▲ GEMS ▼ ▲
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
AlunaGeorge
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
stwo
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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[Gloom] Cross My Heart and Hope to Die – Rollercoasting

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Cross My Heart
Rollercoasting

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

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 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

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ZAMMUTO
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)

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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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[Remix] Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT Edit)

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Drake
Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT Edit)

Since his debut album blew fans and bloggers away back in 2011, SBTRKT has been relatively quiet in terms of releasing new music. Today, the U.K.-based producer blesses the interwebs with his original take on Drake‘s “Girls Love Beyonce.” This brief rework departs refreshingly from the original with mesmerizing percussion and warped, incomprehensible vocals demonstrating the artist’s unique style and attention to musical subtleties.

This is the kind of track that will only grow on you with multiple listens as its intricacy becomes more evident and beautiful with every spin. See for yourself above and be on the look out for new music from SBTRKT.

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[Video] The Weeknd – Belong To The World

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The Weeknd
Belong To The World

It might still be Monday, but The Weeknd‘s already returned (I know, bad pun) to give us yet another glimpse of the mysterious realm known as Kiss Land. Possibly the most powerful single from the Toronto native yet, “Belong To The World” comes with its fair share of controversy. The track utilizes an unauthorized sample of Portishead’s “Machine Gun,” of which lead guitarist Geoff Barrow made his disapproval abundantly clear (in a somewhat bizarre fashion, checkout all the backlash Barrow’s received on his Twitter feed). Legally sampled or not, Abel makes good use of the source material, amping us up for what may be his most emotionally driven project to date. Be on the lookout for the release of Kiss Land, which is currently scheduled for release on August 27th.

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