[Indie-Electronic] Whammyboy – Space Pop Vol.I EP

In the boundless cosmos of music, Noah Johansen, aka Whammyboy, is making waves with his debut EP Space Pop Vol. I, launched into the musical universe on September 22nd via GEMS / ADA / Warner. This introverted Norwegian talent crafts music that’s anything but shy, giving birth to a unique sound he’s coined as “Space Pop”. Imagine dance meeting indie pop in a celestial dance – that’s what Whammyboy is all about.

This EP, a compilation of five heart-felt songs, revolves around Whammyboy’s own experiences and emotions, with a special spotlight on love. Tracks like “Ocean” and “Enjoy the Feeling” offer a deep dive into the world of relationships. “Ocean” explores the longing to connect deeply with someone, while “Enjoy the Feeling” is all about savoring the joy of the present moment.

Whammyboy isn’t just a one-trick pony – he’s penned, produced, and mixed every track on the EP, showcasing his devotion to his art. And it seems the world is tuning in. Especially in the UK, where his tracks “Heart” and “Chop It” have made waves on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 Future Artists show. He even snagged the title of NEXT WAVE Artist on the program in July.

This guy’s music has been bouncing around from the UK to Norwegian radio stations like P3, P1, and P13, proving he’s got a sound that gets people moving. His live shows are an electrifying spectacle of lasers and guaranteed dance vibes, revealing the extroverted side of his musical soul. And even though he’s more of a stay-at-home kind of guy, Whammyboy is gearing up for a tour across Germany, Paris, and Norway, embracing the adventures and challenges on the road.

With Space Pop Vol. 2 in the works, this artist is aiming for the stars, ready to entertain not just international, but maybe even extraterrestrial fans.

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[Trance] Ceréna – Limitless

Toronto’s own Ceréna, following the raving success of her self-produced debut album resurrection and its standout tracks like the JUNO-nominated ‘see’, ‘hearts on fire,’ and ‘gender euphoria’, has returned with single, ‘Limitless.’ This dazzling new release stands as a beacon in the electro-pop universe, drawing from her journey steeped in authenticity, and the unique inspirations she garnered from queer club culture and the pioneering sounds of artists like the late SOPHIE.

From her early days, marking the music industry with her undeniable talent at the tender age of six, Ceréna has shown an undying quest for self-expression. This quest took a turn into the vibrant avenues of the Ballroom scene, laying the foundation for her distinct sonic fingerprint.

‘Limitless,’ produced by Jaymie Silk (French), the flagship single from her imminent EP ‘607’, is more than just a song. With its hypnotic arpeggio synths and EDM backbone, it becomes an experience, a dive into the boundless realm of self-discovery. Ceréna’s voice, draped in velvety tones, paints a dreamlike soundscape that perfectly complements the intoxicating production.

In Ceréna’s own words, “LIMITLESS is a call to embrace the forever changing nature of things, which include our humanity… By accepting the nature of change, we open up to the infinite possibilities that await us.”

With ‘Limitless’, Ceréna has captured something time-testing and inviting all in the same go: to unearth, embrace, and celebrate our true selves, unburdened by labels and free from boundaries. As she evolves, Ceréna’s commitment to authenticity remains unwavering, and the dance-pop scene is all the richer for it.

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[Nu-Disco] Sparkee – Feel Alive (Lenno Remix)

Oh boy, do we have something sexy for you! Finnish producer Lenno has joined up with Sparkee for a remix of the latter’s “Feel Alive.” This nu-disco inspired hit is a magnificent reimagining of the funky original. If your playlist was in need of something fun, bright and groovy as hell, this is what you need.

Lenno didn’t pull any punches when it came to remixing “Feel Alive” and he leans heavily into the original mood while delivering even more energy. It’s a song that feels timeless, fresh and ever so sonically delicious. Even if you’re not a fan of “electronic music” you’ll be vibing hard to this one.

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[Disco House] Sparkee & Sierra – Breathe

Hope you’re ready to dance! Sparkee and Sierra‘s disco-friendly original “Breathe” is a fantastically fun record that is one of our favorite Summer jams of the year. Something this great is to be expected from a producer that wowed Tiesto to win his “The Business” remix competition.

“Breathe” from the start is a vibe, delivering energy quickly with a groove reminiscent of Daft Punk for an infectious introduction. From there Sparkee and Sierra drive forth with a song that’s as dynamic as it is catchy. It’s hard not to feel good when this is playing. And for that reason, among many others, it’s a must add to your playlists before we say goodbye to another Summer!

Having been a fan of Sparkee’s past releases, the opportunity to collaborate was an easy yes! When I heard the instrumental I instantly knew it was the one and the song practically wrote itself. Super excited to give everyone one last banger before the Summer ends.Sierra

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[Indie Dance] Mickey Kojak – All That Acid

If the name Mickey Kojak doesn’t ring a bell, then you’ll need to take out that mental pen and jot it down in your consciousness somewhere. The Australian indie wonder has come through yet again with what may be his catchiest record to date, “All That Acid.”

Right off the bat this record is viral material, but not in the cheesy “#SELFIE” kind of way. It’s the type of song that could be easily licensed to a film and launch Mickey directly in front of millions of minds. It’s weird, it’s fun and the best part is it doesn’t take itself too seriously and we think that’s where the glory lives. It’s just a fun one; another hit from the one and only Mickey Kojak.

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[Denver Event Preview] TMN Presents: Aaron Bordas w/ Robotic Pirate Monkey – 9/21 – Larimer Lounge

TMN Presents
Aaron Bordas @ Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

Over the past five years in the city of Denver, we’ve had the pleasure of putting on some of the most memorable and eclectic slate of electronic, indie, rock and hip-hop shows that the Mile High City has ever seen under the ‘TMN Presents’ banner. From bands and artists including the likes of Hayden James, The Knocks, Small Black, Teen Daze, Autre Ne Veut, ASTR and loads more; it was high time that we shifted our focus to the bevy of incredible local talent that Denver and Colorado as a whole have to offer. And so, it is with great anticipation that we unveil our next ‘TMN Presents’ night as we bring ascending Denver based Techno/House producer & DJ Aaron Bordas with special guests Robotic Pirate Monkey to the always welcoming and ultra raucous Larimer Lounge on Friday, September 21st.

With numerous local accolades under his banner and opening credits under some of electronic music’s most exciting names across a slew of genres, Aaron Bordas has rapidly risen from an excellent main-support act to a formidable headlining force in not just his home city, but the Western U.S. as a whole. 2017 saw the budding artist headline numerous clubs, enrapturing droves of fans in the process while pushing the boundaries of his production catalog as well with a release on Quite Right and two more in 2018 “11:16” and “Memory Lapse” in collaboration with fellow Colorado producer Dynohunter. The head of Aaron’s hypebeast is surely his excellent track curation and buzzed about shows, which have us and those who have witnessed a DJ set so excited for this show. To tune your ears in advance of our next showcase, be sure to check out Bordas’ mix series Reason and eclectically selected live sets as well.

It wouldn’t be a ‘TMN Presents’ night without at least a few of our fellow Ninjas in the building, so we’re gearing up to give away not one, but TWO pairs of tickets to Aaron Bordas’ show on September 21st, and entering is beyond simple. Just comment below (click on this post if you’re still on our front page) with the tagged friend that you’d want to take and BOOM, you’re entered.  For those who’d rather guarantee their entry, to which we HIGHLY recommend, grab your tickets from the link provided here. Until then, stream “As We Are” by Aaron Bordas above, help us spread the word, and we’ll see you all on the floor!

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[House] Alisky – Traces (feat. IOLITE)

Traces (feat. IOLITE)

Oooooh boy, Finland’s firey talent Alisky dropped his debut single recently and it’s a hot one. The collaboration with IOLITE called “Traces” has us putting Alisky high on our lists of artists to watch. In one fell swoop he grabs our ears with both hands and forces us to pay attention to his talents.

It’s always great to see a new act debut and “Traces” couldn’t have been a better first step for the producer. He sets his tone with a dynamic house record that is as danceable as it is delightful. It starts off quick and doesn’t pull any punches for its entirety. “Traces” is a must have, so add it to your library today.

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