Sleepless (Young Bombs Remix)
Ok first things first, ninjas, we need you to go hop in a time machine and set the dial to 2011 because you’re about to take a trip back to a time where Tiesto once made us shed tears of pure progressive feels. We don’t know about you, but we remember when we used to PLUR out before it was the “cool” thing to do. You can just call us the hipsters of dance music.
It appears to us that the emotive value of progressive house has somewhat fallen off the radar over the years. With a surge of new genres making their way to the forefront of electronic music, it’s easy to pinpoint why some categories fade out. Well ninjas, we want to bring you back to those unforgettable moments where the music just seemed to understand you more than anyone else around you. You can’t tell us you’ve never once in your life said “wow – this song just gets me. I don’t think anyone knows how this song makes me feel.” Guilty.
We here at TMN are happy to bring those oh so familiar misunderstood feelings back with the latest progressive feeler from Canadian duo, Young Bombs. Today, Canada’s brightest are unleashing their latest remix of the popular Cazette song, “Sleepless” in which they ”mashed a few genres together including big room, indie, deep house [as well as] some tropical textures to capture a happy, summer feeling.” From the very beginning we are introduced with a cheerful synth melody that intricately progresses into a cry-worthy breakdown full of enough emotion to make that one meathead at the gym take a moment to collect himself. We guarantee you will go on a progressive house binge after hearing this gem so get your free download and add it to the list of songs that make you feel some type of way.
Don't Wanna Be Your Girl (Thero Remix)
Following the release of his Noosa remix, Floridian producer Thero came out with a remix of this Wet’s tune titled “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”. Looking to set off this tropical house craze even more, Thero is definitely one of the front runners in the genre.
The synths are consonant with the original song and they always bring a smile to your face. It’s so pleasurable to listen to, you can imagine it being used in a Donkey Kong video game, or played at a Hawaiian beach restaurant. Similar to most of his other mixes, Thero always seals the deal with that killer saxophone sample throughout the song and leaving you in infatuation. The bar is set pretty high in the revival movement of tropical music, soon enough he’ll be mentioned together with names like Kygo and Klingande. Needless to say, Thero is an exciting artist to watch for.
Open ft. Ryan Ashley
This weekend Canada’s Cyril Hahn will wrap up his five-city She’s Different tour, just in time to prepare for the big unveiling of Voices, his forthcoming EP. While the official release date has not yet been announced, not all hope is lost. Our day has been made with the news that Hahn has shared another single off the EP via SoundCloud.
A month ago we saw the release of “Slow” featuring Rochelle Jordan, and now we’re gifted with “Open” featuring Ryan Ashley. ”Open” pulls from deep house influences, resulting in an expertly crafted track that is both complex and emotionally invoking. Hahn’s signature sound breathes fervor into “Open,” and we’re extremely pleased with the silky smooth single. “Open” will be featured on Voices, which will be out soon on PMR Records.
Skinny Love (Sebastian Carter Remix)
At just 20 years of age, Sebastian Carter has shown us time and time again that musical maturity should be merited on sound regardless of age or experience. The Swiss electronic producer’s music tends to carry an emotive weight and groove which would sail directly over some of his contemporary listeners’ collective heads; casting a stunning amount of crossover promise on the young artist’s career in the process. Already with stirring retouches of The 1975, Bad Suns, and Alt J along with a few addictive originals; today Carter’s taken Birdy’s cover of the Bon Iver staple “Skinny Love” and spun a tranquil web of house all over its pop leaning framework. With rising pads serving as a slow-burning build and simultaneous mood setting device, his airy synths are free to bubble their way to the surface while Birdy’s ethereal vocal stylings submerged in hazy reverb play as beautiful as ever amongst the wunderkind’s polished instrumentation. Sebastian Carter has certainly hit the mark again with this one, and we hope you’ll drift away with us for the four minute, alluring sonic expedition.
All I See (Darius Remix)
Last month UK duo Bondax released a new tune called “All I See,” which features an upbeat dance tempo and melodic vocals from Tanya Lacey. The Bondax boys sure know how to churn out a catchy number, but leave it up to Darius to scale the track back to some minimal roots. The Parisian producer takes the track into his own hands, and the result is a chill rework in the form of an official remix, which was officially released today via SoundCloud.
Darius’ remix turns down the volume and dims the lights with a sexy and sultry sound that is driven by dreamy synths and tightly coiled percussions. Darius flips “All I See” into a nu-disco delight, and the final finish is incredibly smooth and sensual. The original “All I See” will be out Sept. 7, and it’s available now for pre-order on iTunes.
CORE (Party Favor Flip)
You know you’re in for a wild ride when you see Party Favor roll up on your news feed with a tune that’ll make grandma want to put down the Direct TV Guide and go start a riot. Nothing like a good ol’ Monday anthem to get the blood pumping to the point where you literally can’t even anymore. Party Favor seems to be notorious for evoking such a vague and meaningless response, but we aren’t complaining because he always knows how to manipulate us into dancing in such ways we cannot speak of.
Earlier today, the Los Angeles based producer decided to take on the mental giant of a song, “Core” by RL GRIME to which the only way we could describe it was “bigroom house jungle noises that make you want to punch things”. Once you press play you’ll see how we came to that conclusion. Now, if you’re familiar with Party Favor, then you might know that he typically falls in the trap category of music (“Dat Booty” anyone?) but today he unleashed something beyond his sound – almost too absurd to describe. After having seen Party Favor perform his flip of “Core” the night before HARD Summer, we can confirm that everyone went bananas (us included). Since everyone seems to be having mixed reviews about it, we here at TMN think it’s fierce and diverse as hell – especially for Party Favor. We applaud him in his effort to push the limits of sound and we hope he continues to mold himself into an eclectic artist in this ever-evolving industry. As Kevin Hart would say (with aggressive hand claps in between each word) – “Do you boo boo, do you”.
Lana Del Rey
Ultraviolence (Hotel Garuda Remix)
Do you know what time it is ninjas? It’s time for another Lana Del Rey remix to make those moody Mondays not so moody. We know, Lana is pretty much the Adele of 2014, but we don’t see her fading off anytime soon because a) Lana has fiery redhair (biased) and b) her eerie, sadgirl music makes it more fun for producers to spice things up a bit. Today we are stoked to give you the latest House hit by NYC/LA producers, Hotel Garuda, with their stellar take on Lana’s “Ultraviolence”.
The moment we pressed play, we found ourselves falling down the rabbit hole into a place where we were instantly seduced by 90′s synths, beachy basslines, and Lana’s flawless voice. Hotel Garuda turned this classic song into something truly extraordinary and we can’t seem to stop listening. If anything, we think this remix is symbolic to that of a siren in which we are sent into an elusive trance and we haven’t yet snapped out of it. These guys definitely know how to enchant their listeners – maybe too well…
If you make it out of this remix alive and want to experience the magic in a live setting, make sure to catch Hotel Garuda next month (9/26) at Webster Hall in NYC along with Tropical House king, Thomas Jack.