High Rule – Someone Else [TMN PREMIERE]

High Rule
Someone Else

It’s been over two years since we were first introduced to the quirky, alt-hip-hop duo High Rule. Often known for their tongue in cheek social commentary and unconventional beats, they’ve continued to pique our interest over the past two spins around the globe, with no signs of slowing down.

“Someone Else” is the first release since their debut EP dropped eight months back, and it’s a true embodiment of what people have come to know and love from this Chicago-based outfit. Complete with a casual flow, well-held notes during cascading background vocals, and pleasantly bizarre vocal-style synth hits, it’s a catchy ride throughout.

We caught ourselves singing along after only a few spins through and we fully expect you’ll do the same. After you belt out the lyrics, make sure to head over to Facebook and show these dudes some love.

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[Electro House] Ingrosso & Salvatore Ganacci feat. Bunji Garlin – Ride It

Anything with Bunji Garlin, we’re in. We were once told by a good friend of ours that he is like the Michael Jackson of Caribbean, which gave us a little laugh, but as far as popularity goes, we couldn’t refute it. His talents have not only swayed the people of his home, but people around the world, including a whole lot of dance producers, including Ingrosso and Salvatore Ganacci who recently featured him on the single “Ride It.”

This track may take your by surprise like it did us. Epic is the only word that really comes to mind with this song. From the start the stage is set for a hit record, with a baller introduction that sees Bunji setting the tone for the party-popping drop that is to come. Even if you’re a stickler for underground music and don’t even try to appreciate the works coming from big name producers like Ingrosso, there’s no way you can’t love this track. We hate to use the over-used term banger, but that’s just what “Ride It” is.

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Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC – It Ain’t My Fault (ft. Chali 2na) [TMN Premiere]

Every premiere we do is for something special, but every so often something comes along that just has that extra special touch. Today we have for you an ill music video from Krafty Kuts, Dynamite MC and one of my personal favorite emcees of all time, Chali 2na. As far as hip-hop meets electronic goes, their song “It Ain’t My Fault” is as good as it gets with a certain energy that everybody can jive with.

What makes this song and video so great is it’s just so damn fun. It’s pretty simple, focusing in on two of hip-hop’s finest along with one of dance music’s most creative characters; however, the added comic-style animations give this project that cool trait that makes it really stand out. Another piece of this project as a whole is it blends some old-school sensibilities with a new age stamp making it accessible to all types of people from all ages. Enjoy the premiere of “It Ain’t My Fault” and make sure to grab a copy of the song if you haven’t already. Last but not least, Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC’s album All 4 Corners is out May 19th on Central Station Records, so start preparing for it!

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 245)

Even though we’re nearing the 250th edition of our Friday Party Playlist, we’re not getting tired of it one bit. I mean, who doesn’t like to end their week with some bangin’ records that can also be downloaded for free? Each week we collect the dojo’s favorite freebies from the past seven days and deliver them to you, so that you may take them with you as you party your heart out over the weekend. For this weekend, we have twelve songs for you from artists like Rob Gasser, Yntendo, Jace Mek, Seek N Destroy and Willy Joy, as well as a hot collaboration between Jayceeoh and Clips x Ahoy. Even though things get heavy near the end, we wanted to leave you off with something to sooth your way into bed, so our friend LARCY closes things out with her single “Zooted.” Enjoy all twelve songs today and make sure when you’re out to #danceirresponsibly.

’EAZYBAKED x HMU – Re
up’
’JLo – I’m Real ft. Ja Rule (Mozado Remix)’
’Chime & Adam Tell – Whole (Rob Gasser Remix)’
’Yntendo – Chase No Bitch’
’Jace Mek – Indecisive’
’Jayceeoh & Clips X Ahoy – Dancin On My Wrist’
’Seek N Destroy – Burp Machine’
’Chime – Wait For Me’
’Jack Ü & Snails – Holla Out (Pixel Terror Remix)’
’Shape Of You (Willy Joy Remix)’
’Two Friends ft. Cosmos & Creature – Out Of Love (Egzod Remix)’
’ZOOTED’
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Great hip-hop will always have it’s place in the dojo. That’s just what we get with “Crash Land,” a smooth record that does rap right. With things moving in plenty of weird directions for the genre, it’s great for a newcomer to come along and deliver something that is undeniably good. The music video further expands the project with cosmic-based visuals that are out of this world. Overall every part of this project is incredibly well done and this has us quite excited for the future. Want to support the project? Get a copy today.

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CJ Warren
Throw it Back (Prod. Delray)

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“Throw It Back” sports a laidback beat that has some familiar samples that add a nice touch to the song. Although it’s only Wednesday, this single is perfect for your weekend gatherings, whether you are kicking back or getting the party started. CJ is honing into his own style and sound, one that can make him stand out among the underground rap game. “Throw It Back” will be available on digital stores soon and CJ has let us know that another project is on its way, so get ready.

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Minds Rising runs the length of twelve singles, with a lengthy list of collaborators including Exmag, Psymbionic, Russ Liquid, ProbCause and many more. As with most of Manic’s tracks, we get whisked away on a chill adventure through several styles, including a few hip-hop records that are just about as dope as you can get. With other tracks like “Pushing” and “Rage Fits” Manic Focus hones in one some groovy basslines and guitar riffs that seduce the soul. Manic always manages to connect with people on a deep level with his music, which is one of the many reasons why he’s been able to do so well on his own.

Through and through this album is incredible. Going into this LP we didn’t expect we’d have to skip any songs and that held true. Some of our favorite musical works have come from Manic Focus and there may just be a few that get added to the list from Minds Rising. Check it out for yourself today and make sure to get a copy.

’Drop In feat. Marvel Years and Chris Karns’
’Putting All Of My People On Feat. ProbCause’
’Joy In The Noise feat. Psalm One’
’Stochastic Resonance feat. Statik’
’Snap Like This Feat. Artifakts And Erick Jesus Coomes’
’Manic Focus & Psymbionic – Pushing’
’Rage Fits Perfect feat. The MFin’ Band’
’Habit feat. Russ Liquid and The RapperChicks’
’Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick & Adam Deitch’
’Timeless feat. Carlile’
’Sowing My Zone feat. Ryan Viser’
’Your X Now feat. Exmag And Borahm Lee’
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