Mat Hunsley – Fires [TMN PREMIERE]

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Mat Hunsley
Fires

The changing of the season seemingly brings us to different musical selections, sometimes entirely intentional, and other times purely coincidental. The falling of the leaves push away the carefree and lighthearted tunes carried through the summer months, welcoming in more complex works, both lyrically and musically. Today brings an example of a pensive piece perfect for the greying skies and chilly weather, and it’s brought to you by a brand new artist, Mat Hunsley.

“Fires” is the lead single from this young man’s debut EP, To Being Free, which is already available to pre-order from iTunes. Showcasing his ability to harness personal experiences for the sake of storytelling, Hunsley breathes life into each and every word, skillfully displaying his folk-centric songwriting abilities and encapsulating vocal cadence. Set to the backdrop of only a softly strummed guitar and accentuating strings, you’re left to only focus on his message and nothing more.

Hunsley is already garnering the attention of tastemakers in the UK and US, with the rest of the world surely catching on soon. Make sure you follow him on Facebook so you can be in the know from the get-go.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2016 Round #3)

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As days go by, we definitely aren’t getting any younger. But as weeks pass, we are building up our indie music collection with a couple indie dojos here and there. And that…that might just make it all worth it.

’North Downs – Nothin”
’I don’t speak french – Dawn Of The New Age’
’Jasper Sloan Yip – Today’
’Von Sell – Miss Me’
’Gert Taberner – In Need’
’Noah Derksen – In Search of the Way’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2016 Round #2)

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You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you’ll land on this page, have a brand new indie dojo and totally get what you need.

’M.I.L.K – U and Me’
’Minature Tigers – Crying In The Sunshine’
’Giant Party – Where Have You Been?’
’Alex Izenberg – To Move On’
’Jack and the Weatherman – Special Girl’
’Edges – Walk Away’
’Braille Face – Because’
’Luca Fogale – Used to Be’
’Fenne Lily – Top To Toe’
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Ed Prosek – Shadows [TMN Premiere]

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Ed Prosek
Shadows

Once again we’ve been fortunate enough to have been graced with new music from American singer/songwriter Ed Prosek. This brilliant new release ‘Shadows’ is beautifully crafted by soft guitar picking, a relaxed drum beat and smooth vocals. Prosek delivers such an essence of comfort, despite reminding us of his story having left California and his home for something, and somewhere new.
Personable and intimate lyrical imagery, such as, ‘crooked smile’ draw us further in as listeners; bridging the gap between us and him, and the music. A liberating release of vocals crafts the powerful chorus, as if he’s letting go of the emotive tension carefully built throughout the heartfelt verses.
Elements of folk break through the piece, resembling some of his older music and initial stylistic features. However, rather than singing of a longing for home, ‘Shadows’ focuses on elements of acceptance, and conveys love for a city, time and a moment in life.
The bridge section is musically diminished to almost nothing, driven by a delicate guitar and piano section, before rising dramatically into an awesome final chorus: a stylistic element typical of Prosek’s songwriting.

Developing on the success of his EP ‘Truth’, released earlier this year, Ed has been spread across European radios and featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best of the week’, and there’s no wonder his music is increasingly gaining traction both online and live. He will be touring Germany throughout November, and we can expect an anticipated EP release due next Spring!

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (October 2016 Round #1)

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It’s crazy to think that a kabillion songs are uploaded to the interwebs every day. Ok maybe a slight exaggeration, but you catch the drift. There are a plethora of songs flying through the infinite world of digital music just wanting to be heard. Slightly overwhelming to think about trying to find all of them, yes. But that’s why we are here. We’ll keep handpickin’ all the goodins’ so you can just indie dojo & chill.

’Avi On Fire – Pearls’
’Wet Leather – Secret Preference’
’Fresh Big Mouf – One Step, Two Step’
’Soayla – No Good’
’Izo Fitzroy – Reckoning’
’Mooryc – You Will Go’
’Skin and Bones – Ain’t No Water’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2016 Round #4)

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It’s a very, very mad world. But we’ve got music wrapped up in a nice little Indie Dojo to make it seem a little less crazy sometimes. Come get lost with us for a little while.

’Future Generation – Stars (PillowTalk Remix)’
’Frances Luke Accord – Something Moving’
’Oceanen – People’
’Tay Oksee – That Place’
’Modern Crusoe – Feathers & Twine’
’Dylan James – Eye Of The Ocean’
’Abi Ocia – Running’
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[Give Back] Make #LouisianaStrong & Enter for a Chance to Win Epic Concert Experiences

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Ninjas, it’s time to rally your dojo and come together for a very deserving cause. In August of 2016, Southern Louisiana received more than 6 trillion gallons of rainwater in less than one week. Considered a 500-year flood event, it is the largest natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy. More than 100,000 homes have been destroyed, 13 are dead, and hundreds of thousands are impacted across 12 parishes in the region. Within days of flood waters rising, various artists, festival organizers, and music industry executives joined forces to organize music and concert experiences to raise awareness and deliver relief to this urgent cause.

While we’re firm believers in donating just for the sake of helping others, this time around there’s an added bonus of incredible music. Each contribution pf $5 or more through Propeller.la will get receive this 18-track, multi-genre, #LouisianaStrong compilation featuring unreleased tracks from named like Beats Antique, Z-Trip, Figure, Boreta, Dirtwire and more.

Beyond the 18-track collection, which you can stream below, there are also experiences up for grabs that are truly once-in-a-lifetime, including the opportunity to hang out with The Chainsmokers at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, a chance to meet Thievery Corp at III Festival in Miami, and a trip to witness the greatness of The Who, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney at Desert Trip.

Rest comfortably knowing that your dollars are going to a top-notch organization. Music for Relief, a 501(3)c nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief & environmental preservation will be accepting donations to be distributed to on the ground responders Team Rubicon & Baton Rouge Habitat for Humanity, as well the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Flood Relief Fund, a 501(3)c non- profit devoted to distributing aid directly to local charities providing disaster relief across Southern Louisiana.

As you head over to donate, make sure you press play on the playlist below so you can get a quick sampling of what you’ll get for your contribution.

’Whitney Myer – Somehow’
’Jake Houston – Hold Me’
’Dumpstaphunk – They Don’t Care’
’The New Mastersounds – Monday Meters’
’San Geronimo – Better Days’
’Nahko & Medicine for the People – Build a Bridge (Live)’
’Moondog Matinee – Bourbon Street’
’Shana Halligan – Something Real’
’Bonus: Cane Hill – When the Evil Go East’
’ Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience – Mississippi Song’
’Dirtwire – The Well ft. Rising Appalachia’
’Z
Trip – Fury ft. Jack Dangers’
’Megan Slankard – Big Heavy (Richard Xavier Remix)’
’Boreta of The Glitch Mob – Honey Heart’
’Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid’
’Born Dirty – Butter (VIP)’
’Citizen Cope – Lifeline (Figure Remix)’
’Beats Antique – Roustabout (Bassnectar Remix 201)’
’Reed Mathis & Electric Beethovan – Thunderstorm’
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