[R&B/Pop] Benny Mayne – Bounce

There’s a brand new face – or rather, voice – on the scene that you need to familiarize yourself with. Benny Mayne is coming stacked with releases for 2018, but he’s kicking off things with his R&B jam “Bounce” that just dropped today fresh out of the oven.

“Bounce” is a smooth, sexy single that is sure to make enough noise to really get Benny’s new endeavor off the ground in epic fashion. Benny weaves underground urban sounds together with the subtlest touch of pop for a song that isn’t too hard to imagine on the radio or being plastered across channels like Music Choice or MTV. It’s not easy to dial in such a balance but “Bounce” is an exceptional tune. To show his appreciation, Benny is giving this one away for free, but if you’d like to support his project you may purchase it as well.

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[Indie/Synth-Pop] Yoke Lore – Goodpain (Blondage Remix)

Goodpain (Blondage Remix)

Brooklyn based indie-pop auteur Adrian Galvin (formerly of Walk the Moon) spins lush webs of synth soaked pop music under the Yoke Lore moniker, and closed out 2017 with the release of an excellent EP: Goodpain. This past weekend, Yoke Lore’s Goodpain was buoyed by the release of an accompanying Goodpain Remixes sister-EP featuring indie mainstays including Yeasayer, Chad Valley, Shy Girls and more; and we’ve been happily consuming it in the time since.

Standing tall among Yoke Lore’s impressive offering of remixes is Danish electro-pop duo Blondage‘s sparkling treatment of the EP’s title track “Goodpain”. Blondage unravels Lore’s original melody, infusing their revision with a healthy dose of soulful piano stabs, and a bent take on its hooky synth line. Instrumentally, the pair manage to simultaneously gloss up their version of the tune, while also painting flecks of a more minimal approach to pop music throughout. Be sure to check out the rest of Yoke Lore’s Goodpain Remixes EP, but until then stream Blondage’s remix of “Goodpain” above.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (January 2018 Round #3)

So we meet again! Or maybe this is your first time stopping by. If so, welcome. Feel free to snoop around. We’ve got a plethora of indie tunes organized into sweet little playlists, right here, every Tuesday, for your listening pleasure. And if you ever want to travel back into indie dojo time, click the “playlist” drop down menu right above this playlist here and begin your journey into the depths of indie past.
’Randall Kent
NEW COLORS ft. Dan Read’
True Romance’
’Palace Winter – Take Shelter’
Beautiful Pain’
’Matt Shill
’Sam Moss
Flowers (Single)’
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Jocelyn Alice – I Know [TMN Video Premiere]

Today we’re honored to present to you the premiere of a very special music video from Jocelyn Alice. This Calgary creative went all out with her new single “I Know” that is aimed at being an anthem for empowering women everywhere.

As many women have been increasingly doing in the changing cultural landscape, Jocelyn Alice takes a stand with this new song and looks to inspire and continue more change. This artistic pillar is not only powerful in that regard, but it’s just a great song that you can enjoy anytime. With the video we get to see Jocelyn firsthand with her female-centric group of friends living it up. It’s just the visual you need to get inspired to strengthen your communal sensibilities and live positively with others, no matter your gender. Click play, enjoy and check back online tomorrow when the song drops on digital formats!

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Superstar Singer BING Wows with “Hanging On”

Hanging On

Coming all the way from Beijing, China, famous Chinese singer BING made her English-singing debut in early December with “Hanging On”. Debuting on Huffington Post to high praise, BING  is already made an positive impression in the North American market, showing that she has the musical talent and ability to succeed in both China and America.

Using her alluring voice, BING puts listeners through an epic emotional journey on “Hanging On”, using varied instrumentation and styles of production to give listeners a never-before-heard experience. The melding of both Western and Asian styles proves compelling and infectious, creating a song with a chorus that has listeners singing along well after the track has finished.

While not much is known about BING just yet, her identity being hidden behind the mask she wears, she has certainly shown herself as a future star that’s worth paying attention to. Her Instagram is further proof of this; giving fans a glimpse of her fashion-forward style and visuals that have caused her to be so successful already in China.

Don’t believe us? Check out her song right here, and see for yourself why she’s a star in the making.

Also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, to keep up to date on every move she makes. You won’t be disappointed.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (December 2017 Round #4)

‘Tis the season of giving. And what better way to give than a playlist full of handpicked indie goodness. Gift it to yourself or share it with others. Nothing wrong with spreading a little indie cheer!
’la lune
Get On Up’
’Imaginary Future
Up We Go’
’Cecilia Ebba
’C. Burrows
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[Singer/Songwriter Pop] Quinton Cochran – In Your Eyes

Earlier this year, I discovered talented young popster Quinton Cochran. At only 18 years old, his vocal talents and song-writing finesse will be sure to put him in line to be then next big teen pop star hailing from Canada. Anyone who loves romantic singer-songwriter pop will definitely appreciate this find!

Follow Quinton’s journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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