[Future] Electric Mantis – Infatuation

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Electric Mantis
Infatuation

He’s been slightly quiet as of late, but Electric Mantis breaks his silence with an enormous new tune that’s set to be on his new EP, BRAINCASE. The influence of the first tune that really gained him exposure, “Flips and Flops, Drips and Drops,” is apparent in “Infatuation,” but that’s the sound we’ve grown to really enjoy in his work. There’s unique mesh of glitch, hip-hop, and futuristic elements that deliver a result so heavy that your speakers might not survive after a few listens. Electric Mantis has kept his head low and truly been working tirelessly to craft his niche in electronic music, and BRAINCASE is going to be his next big shot to truly shine.

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[Future Funk] GRiZ – The Anthem (ft. Mike Avery)

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GRiZ
The Anthem (ft. Mike Avery)

Check your pulse before listening because GRiZ is back with the second single off of his next album! He’s tightened down his usual structure into a nice and compact futuristic funk frenzy that’s full of textbook glitch production and inclusion of live instrumentation. GRiZ is one of those acts that continues to push the envelope in electronic music with the balance of analog and digital mediums, and Say It Loud is looking to be a new slightly new direction for him so far. Moving on from his looser, jam type of approach, GRiZ is pushing for a clean and pristine presentation that’s sure to please the masses. Be ready for the new album coming up this March and enjoy “The Anthem” above!

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[Event Preview] CRSSD Festival – San Diego 3/14-3/15

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Spring is around the corner, which means that it’s almost festival season! As one of our first stops, TMN is going to the CRSSD festival in San Diego. Taken place at the Waterfront Park on March 14 and 15, CRSSD fest features some of the frontrunners and up-and-comers in today’s electronic music. Powerhouses including Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Odesza, Flight Facilities are headlining the festival at the “Ocean View Live” stage, while deeper acts like Kaytranada, Thomas Jack, Bakermat and Bixel Boys will try to win the crowd at “The Palms” stage.

The three-stage set up will definitely give a refreshing feel to all festival-goers. Thousands will gather at Waterfront Park and dance their pants off while overseeing the beautiful city of San Diego. With its popularity rising at such a high rate, CRSSD festival is representing sunny San Diego by stepping its game up. We are very excited to be able to witness the very first debut of the festival, as there will be many more in the future.

Make sure to check out this playlist we put together in advance to the festival. If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, and want to have a good time with laid back vibes all around, go to CRSSD festival and we promise you will not be disappointed!

Slow Magic
Still Life
Something New (Amtrac Remix)
Drive Me Crazy (featuring Vic Mensa)
ODESZA
White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts)
Bakermat
Teach Me (Original Mix)
Gabriel Rios
Gold (Thomas Jack Remix)
All Youre Waiting For (Feat. Nancy Whang)
Theophilus London Feat. Jesse Boykins III
Tribe (Bixel Boys Remix)
FoFo
Flight Facilities
Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Lido Remix)
George Maple
Talk Talk
Goldroom
Embrace

 

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[Fresh] Jack Garratt – Chemical

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Jack Garratt
Chemical

Jack Garratt finally broke a short silence since his buttery smooth tune, “The Love You’re Given,” and graced our ears with a big shift in sound on “Chemical.” His unrelenting and powerful vocals shine through in the intro, supplemented only by claps and short risers until the grating synths bust in for a surprising and upbeat switch up. This tune showcases even more of Garratt’s flawless falsetto and his production potential within just three and a half minutes, and every second of it resounds clean and clear.

“Chemical” is an intriguing medium between MNEK and Chet Faker, while creating an aura all its own with ease. Jack Garratt breaks the mold by being a multi-faceted threat and excelling at it, as evident by his past two tunes. “Chemical” is no different and the change of pace finds Garratt catching his stride early and quickly. London won’t be short on amazing artists anytime soon with acts like Jack Garratt crafting material like this. Shake up your routine with something truly stimulating and stream “Chemical” above!

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[Electronic] Human Movement – Paradise

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We’ve been featuring the borderline industrial, bass heavy dance sounds of Sydney shakers Human Movement, for over half a year now, most recently with “To Be”, and it seems the rest of the blogosphere has begun to catch up as well. After having debut single “Shake” picked up by Australia’s almighty Triple J Radio as well as issuing a monster mix on Skrillex’ Nest HQ, Human Movement returns with another genre eschewing cut, “Paradise”.  The Australian club beasts stick to their guns in terms of ambience, painting a dark dance picture through the use of a minimalistic bassline, evovling percussion and the lovely utilization of debuting vocalist Eliza Sol. About the track Human Movement relayed:  “We really tried to focus more on the overall groove and flow of the track, we really weren’t satisfied with the standard kick – clap minimal percussion groove…wanting to keep the track under a really dark and minimalistic vibe, but with the compatibility of a female vocalist. It worked out really well as our good friend Eliza ( who we didn’t know even sang!) who nailed it.” We actually think all parties involved nailed it. Now listen for yourself.

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[Chill] Coyote Kisses – Sunny Day

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After their last single “Revive”, which made an appearance in the 116th edition of our excellent weekly playlist The Chill Dojo, L.A.’s Coyote Kisses again touch down on the hallowed grounds of TMN with a brand new original “Sunny Day”. This one comes just before festival season kicks off, speaking wonderfully to that vibrant energy which tends to accompany such a time of the year. Coyote Kisses deftly fold an effervescent, arpeggiated synth progression in with crisp, rolling drums and fractured hi-hats, creating their own taste of impending warm weather through the scope of composed instrumentation. We think they summed it up much better than us however, stating: “We dragged all our equipment onto a dock in Florida and channeled the energy of the passing pelicans and seagulls.  Somewhere along the line, seagulls turned into skittle-shooting automatic lasers.  We hope it brings people some sunshine.” Well for the staff in Denver under the current blizzard cloud, we thank you for the musical glow. Grab a free download of “Sunny Day” here.

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[Electronic] Chelsea Lankes – Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)

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Chelsea Lankes
Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)

L.A. via Texas pop vocalist Chelsea Lankes has most recently been permeating radio and blog waves with her latest single “Down For Whatever”. While the original is your proto-typical pop sound of modern day youth and the eager desire to live in the moment, another pair of L.A. inhabitants, and a duo whom has grown near and dear to our hearts over the years, Carousel, injects new life within Lankes’ original. Rather than follow an airy synth-pop blueprint as one might have expected from the former Berklee students, Carousel walks “Down For Whatever” into a two-step drum pattern and weighty synths, dipping into deeper, late night harkening instrumentation. We love seeing this more aphotic side of Jackson Philips and Kevin Friedman’s constantly evolving project, and here’s to hoping we get some more of that brooding take on pop from their machine filled studio in the near future. Stream Carousel’s “Down For Whatever” remix above.

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