[House] The Federal Empire – Perfect Strangers

The Federal Empire
Perfect Strangers

The Federal Empire have come out with an unexpected single branching into new territory. The duo’s original “Perfect Strangers” sees them dive more into the electronic world rather than simply sticking with their alternative signature.

This creative stretch is what makes great artists great. The Federal Empire were willing to do something different and succeeded in cooking up a masterful original. In flexing their abilities they went into a very housey style that isn’t something many fans were ready for, but because they executed things so well, fans were satisfied and we’re included in that category 100%.

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[Techno] George Fitzgerald – Burns

It’s been just over two years since we’ve been privy to any new music from tastemaking producer George Fitzgerald, who released his debut LP Fading Love in 2015. Luckily for us, the English artist has blessed us with latest single “Burns”. Premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1, “Burns” sees Fitzgerald effortlessly blending the radio friendly aesthetic of his native house and garage with the muted robotics and tinny percussion of warehouse-leaning techno. Leaning on fortified melody, “Burns” manages to maintain a healthy swath of house based soul, while rolling through arpeggiated synths, stacks of vocal samples, and understated techno drums to bring home its central thesis. About his latest tune Fitzgerald remarked: “The track started life as a studio experiment making a beatless chant out of loads of contrasting vocal samples, and then morphed over time. It works as a moment on a dancefloor but at heart it’s meant to be quite meditative, which I guess is where I’m at right now.” Which we agree, is the choice word about his latest work: “meditative”.

Rumors have been swirling around Fitzgerald’s full-length followup, and we’ve found out that it will be slated for an early 2018 release. “Burns” is out now via Domino Recording Co. offshoot Double Six Records, which you can stream below and buy here.

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[House] JAMO – S.O.S (feat. YOUNGSOUL)

JAMO
S.O.S (feat. YOUNGSOUL)

Melbourne’s own JAMO has come through the pipeline with a debut original single. “S.O.S.” features YOUNGSOUL and will be coming out tomorrow, November 7th. For now you can stream and pre-order the single, the latter being something you will likely do after listening.

“S.O.S.” sees JAMO delivering his lively house sound to the world. It’s a great club track that would be the perfect Summer hit. Because of its timeless nature, “S.O.S.” will be carried over into 2018 and treasured through festival season next year. It’s just that good. JAMO went all out to get eyes and ears his way with a great first original. Make sure to get reserve your copy of it today.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 92: Give Danks

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

Music Ninja Radio
Episode #92: Give Danks

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With special guest Tyler Hawkins, this week’s episode of TMN Radio was a particularly fun one featuring a mix of new age soul, R&B, hip-hop and house. On the eve of his performance at our Danksgiving North Bay Fire benefit show, Tyler shared a couple unreleased tracks alongside songs that have served as inspiration. The second half hones in on some of my favorite new electronic releases from Mr. Carmack’s flawless remix of a Chromeo classic to Yaeji’s hip-house perfection. Also mixed in are a few top notch house selections from Ditongo, Lane 8 and John Monkman c/o my good friend and former co-host Dom. Saturday’s Danksgiving party raised $3400 for the RCU Community Fund!

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[Electronic] Hotel Garuda – Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

HOTEL GARUDA
Dancing On The Moon (feat. Lemaitre)

Without fail, Hotel Garuda has demonstrated a mastery of making music you can groove to, and their latest collaboration with Lemaitre fits the bill yet again. “Dancing On The Moon” marks the duo’s first release with the NYC-based record label Mom + Pop and manages to inject a little bit of summer swagger into our playlists as we head into the winter. No matter the weather, these four have constructed a lively coalescence of pop, nu-disco, and house that can instantly brighten up your day the moment you hit play. The funk is strong with this one, and “Dancing On The Moon” finds Hotel Garuda at a point in their career where it truly feels like they are making the music they’ve wanted to create all along. On top of the new release, they’ve already begun their Dancing On The Moon tour with support from SAINT WKND, GEOTHEORY, Kidswaste, and Daktyl, so be sure to catch them in your city on the dates below!

Dancing On The Moon Tour – TICKETS

11/4/2017 – Tampa, FL (Ritz Ybor)
11/9/2017 – Los Angeles, CA (Fonda)
11/10/2017 – Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
11/11/2017 – San Francisco, CA (Regency Ballroom)
11/16/2017 – Portland, OR (45 East)
11/17/2017 – Seattle, WA (Showbox)
11/18/2017 – Vancouver (U Hall)
11/30/2017 – Washington, D.C. (U Street)
12/8/2017 – Edmonton (Chvrch Of John)
12/9/2017 – Calgary (HiFi Club)
12/14/2017 – Brooklyn (Schimanski)
12/15/2017 – Toronto (Velvet Underground)
12/16/2017 – Montreal (Astral)

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[Get Crunk] Friday Party Playlist (Vol 270)

We’re starting off the first weekend of November with a blast of bass. We’ve gathered twelve of our favorite free downloads from over the past week and many of them are some heavy hitting singles. We still ease into the energy with some pre-game singles from producers like ShiShi, AGLORY and Lunettes Noires, but from there we pump it up. Far Too Loud, Mayhem, Basstrick, Goldplate and more kick things into high gear with their ferocious tunes. Lastly, we end things with a MEGA mix from Havok Roth for his VIP Edits pack. Stream them all, download them and enjoy. Have a fun weekend on us!

’Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Jimmie Remix)’
’ShiShi – Calmer Sutra’
’AGLORY – Hunter’
’Lunettes Noires – Troubles (Original Mix)’
’aUtOdiDakT & SUB
human – Out Of Mana (Far Too Loud remix)’
’Tha Trickaz – I’m Back (Mayhem Remix)’
’R M R – Get Buck’
’Tha Trickaz ✖ Creaky Jackals – Dopeness (Basstrick Remix)’
’Goldplate –
Drippy’

’Rich Chigga – Chaos (EMME flip)’
’YOOKIE – Drip Ft Brewski (Kedzie Flip)* Free Download*’
’Havok Roth VIP Edits Vol. 3’
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Hot Chip DJ Mix September 2017 [TMN Premiere]

Hot Chip
HOT CHIP DJ MIX SEPTEMBER 2017
Perhaps one of the most iconic live electronic outfits operating in any capacity of the music world today, London bred synth-pop superstars Hot Chip, have long been a shiny apple in both this writer’s, and TMN’s eyes (or ears for that matter). In advance of a looming November U.S. DJ tour, two of the Hot Chip’s gangs most formidable members, Joe Goddard & Felix Martin, have put together a healthy amount of tunes to tune your cochlear cavities in advance of what will no doubt be a bevy of eclectic sets from the pair. Their latest mix flirts with slices of R&B, reggaeton, soul, synth-pop, jazz and indie including a handful of effective groovers and obscure tracks from the likes of Addison Groove, Roman Flugel, and Omar S ft. Nite Jewel, all through the scope of a dancefloor, and they’ve come up aces with another worthy addition to their mix catalog. The tracklist for Hot Chip’s latest DJ mix can be found below, as well as all dates dotting their forthcoming U.S. tour. For our stateside friends with a pension for uniquely programmed, genre jumping dance parties, don’t miss Felix & Joe’s DJ iteration of the group coming in November.
Hot Chip (DJ tour) featuring Joe Goddard and Felix Martin:
Nov 10th || Output || Brooklyn, NY
Nov 11th || Lot 613 || Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15th || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Nov 16th || Club Here I Love You || El Paso, TX
Nov 17th || It’ll Do || Dallas, TX
Nov 18th || Smart Bar || Chicago, IL
Nov 19th || U Street Music Hall || Washington, DC
Nov 22nd || Mezzanine || San Francisco, CA
Nov 23rd || Fortune Sound Club || Vancouver, BC
Nov 24th || Neumos || Seattle, WA
Check out the full tracklisting after the jump.

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