[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2015 Round #3)

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It’s official. Summertime is here. Time to archive your solemn, overcast, “it’s cold so I’m gonna listen to sad stuff” playlists and dig up the some good ol’ sunshine and happiness. We don’t want to tell you how to feel, so we’ll continue to keep our Indie Dojos as much as an emotional roller coaster as possible. But we’ll also be sure to throw some summer anthem must-haves as a reminder to enjoy the warmth as much as you can. ‘Cause pretty soon we’ll all be complaining about how much we miss the the hot, hot heat, no matter how sweatastic it makes us.

POWERS
Beat Of My Drum
Favored Nations
Always
Shields
Gone In A Flash
C Duncan
Say
Tessera Skies
Dreaming/Sleeping
Jay Rodger
My Dear
James Veck
Gilodi
Richard Smith
Lau
Jon Lawless
Capital (ft. Daniela Andrade)
Immy Williams
The Ocean
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Hilang Child – Endless String [TMN PREMIERE]

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Endless String

If there’s anybody that can properly ease you into your Tuesday morning workday, it’s London-based multi-instrumentalist Ed Riman, or, as you’ll come to know him today, Hilang Child.

Premiering today, “Endless String” accompanies the previously released “Thule” as a new double A-side single through Akira Records. The two pieces are influenced by time, place and emotions, which is evident in the grand, cinematic soundscape composed by this talented musician.

The track we’re bringing you a first look at documents a first encounter with a new love, showcasing the anticipation of what the future may hold. Long, legato piano chords mimic those long feelings and are bolstered up with haunting background falsetto vocals, and, of course, Riman’s gorgeous lead vocals. The end experience is nothing short of incredible, providing an intense, fleeting moment of pure bliss.

Make sure to follow Hilang Child on SoundCloud, so you can keep up with everything coming up from this intriguing new artist.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2015 Round #3)

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It’s a new day. Maybe a new dollar, but definitely a new Indie Dojo.

Sjowgren
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Stonefox
Arrow
Wovoka Gentle
Seventh Day
Royce Wood Junior
Clanky Love (Acoustic)
Jake Houlsby
Yannina
Lights On The Mountain
Flatlands
Bunderland
Son
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2015 Round #2)

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Songs are merely a tiny speck in the universe we call the internet. Sometimes no matter how bright they shine, they may be hard to find. But, no need to fret. Think of us as ninjas with a telescope. We here to paint the starry night just for you.

Roosevelt
Hold On
Hawai
Fault
Thoss
Swing
The Indien
The More You Try
Boy Scout
Get Me By
Rioux
Sleepwalker
Of Embla
Puppet
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2015 Round #1)

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We admit. It can be pretty hard finding good music sometimes. Even with the saturation of internet, it can feel like you are floating in a big black hole of deafening silence. Until you remember that the Indie Dojo’s got your back. Our tireless ears and bomb ass internet search tactics will be here for you no matter what dark holes you float into. Cause if you didn’t already know, Ninjas do it better in the dark.

Songs of Water
11 Miles
Tyler Lyle
Ditchdigger
The Floral Wham Trams
Your Own Mind
Mirror Signal
All Along
MIYNT
Baby One More Time
Henry Green
Do You Know
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[Folk] Mandi Mapes – Birmingham

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Mandi Mapes Music
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Every once in a while, it’s nice to take a break from the slew of emails, IMs, texts, and twitter submissions and just spend time hunting for music we love. That’s exactly what we did this morning, and we uncovered an absolute hidden gem.

Mandi Mapes has nine followers on SoundCloud. Her only song, assumedly her debut release, has a little under 50 streams, with a few of those coming from us hitting repeat. However, this will surely change soon, as people catch wind of her heartwarming, unassuming vocals, charming cadence, and thoughtful lyrics.

“Birmingham” is a peach of an indie folk song, recounting this singer/songwriter’s love for the Alabama city. It features plenty of southern flair, rife with bluesy riffs, accentuating brass, and the simple shake of a tambourine, all of which add to the infectious nature.

On her SoundCloud account, Mapes goes into detail on her affinity that inspired the song:

Birmingham, Alabama is a treasure. I had no idea the incredible decision I was making, the day I moved to Birmingham seven years ago. Everyone here has a story. Whether you’re a 23 year old hipster, playing in your first (and certainly not your last) band at Sound & Page. Or you’re a 65 year old African American woman who can still remember where she was the day 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed and four precious girls were killed. This is a city with scars & regrets, but also hope, forgiveness, plans for the future, a celebration of life, music and southern comfort food.
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[Progressive] Jaymes Young – I’ll Be Good (LYNOS Remix)

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I'll Be Good (LYNOS Remix)

LYNOS has a love of infectious melodies and epic drops,¬†as shown in his previous remixes. This time around, the LA-based producer puts his own spin on Jaymes Young‘s “I’ll Be Good”, and the result is phenomenal. Bits of pieces of the original are kept to retain the organic sound of the track, including Jaymes’ sexy vocals and guitar fills. The massive drop steals the spotlight, as heard from a series of bold synths and drums. LYNOS wanted to bring out the powerful message behind the lyrics to the song by using hard synths while keeping the folk elements of it. It’s one of those tunes that could up your adrenaline level a few notches.

It’s once again proven that LYNOS is the future of the electro-pop/progressive scene. Make sure to keep him on your radar, as we’re very excited to see where his music takes him.

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