[Indie Dance/Nu-Disco] Miami Horror – Real Slow (Tropicool Remix)

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Miami Horror
Real Slow (Tropicool Remix)

LA based house and disco slanger Tropicool, who is known primarily for his impressive output of eclectic mixtapes, has dipped his toes into the remix pond, much to our delight, authoring quite the groovy club edit of Miami Horror’s dance-poppy single “Real Slow”. A pulsing bass line fuels Tropicool’s deep disco take on the track while the tune’s original vocals spring along quite harmoniously over a glossy dose of synth work, and a funk inspired chord progression. We were immediately hooked into Tropicool’s huge slinky groove, and for our house, dance and club crowd we think you’ll have a tough time avoiding the same fate. This one can be snagged for free as a digital copy over on his official Facebook so do yourself a solid and snag one; and with the man playing Snowball Music Festival this weekend in Denver , we’ll soon hopefully be hearing it rinsed live amongst a sweaty sea of festival dancers.

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[NEW] N.A.S.A. – Hide (Tropkillaz Remix) Feat. Childish Gambino & Aynzli Jones

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Hide (Tropkillaz Remix) Feat. Childish Gambino & Aynzli Jones

It’s always a great day when you get to hear a new verse from Childish Gambino. Well consider yourself lucky, as the man formerly known as Troy Barnes joins Aynzli Jones on the bass heavy Tropkilaz remix of N.A.S.A.‘s “Hide.” While Bino isn’t about to set the world on fire with this particular set of bars, he fits in perfectly over the screeching synths and thundering 808′s of the festival ready anthem. Check out the fantastic single above, and be prepared to hear this plenty of times over the upcoming months.

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[The Love Playlist] Indie Songs for Lovers Vol. 2 (70+ Tracks)

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As we slowly wake up from our hibernation laden winter, we’re gleefully looking ahead to spirited adventures with that special someone. There’s something about it, isn’t there? The warm weather. The flowers. The waves slowly lapping against the shores. Some people may argue that summer is the best time to be single, but we know all of you hopeless romantics out there disagree, as you patiently wait for the grand-scale plans that you have laid out.

Back in 2012 we released our first “Indie Songs for Lovers” playlist with a resounding appreciation from you all. While we may have missed the boat last year, we’re back at it again with a heart-warming selection of over 70 tracks that will leave your lover swooning.

Starting with accoustic folk, this playlist will take you on a journey through poppy indie rock all the way to some smooth rolling beats to set the mood.

Press play and get lost in love, ninjas.

James Vincent McMorrow
Cavalier
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advanced falconry
Dawn Golden
All I Want
Josh Record
For Your Love
Josh and Mer
All Was Right
Panama
Always
Josh and Mer
From The Sea
Frett
Porcelain
I Know Leopard
She
Imaginary Future
The Thick and the Thin
Few Bits
Shell
The Last Song
Tom Misch & Carmody
Joel Baker
Every Vessel Every Vein
Blue Stahli
Ghost of Love (David Lynch cover)
RY X
VAMPIRES

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[Deep/Tropical House] London Grammar – Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me (LCAW Remix)

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London Grammar
Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me (LCAW Remix)

It’s been almost exactly a year since 19-year-old Munich, Germany-based producer LCAW broke onto the scene with his enormously popular remix of “Run” by Daughter–currently with well over half of a million plays on Soundcloud. And what Germany may lack in terms of warm latitude, there seems to be no effect on his knack for blanketing everything he touches with a layer of smooth, warm, summery vibes.

This time, LCAW’s unveiled his take on London Grammar’s “Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me.” The song has a beautifully harmonious pairing: the vocals of London Grammar’s front-lady, Hannah Reid, immediately bring to mind a more melancholic Florence Welch, intensified by yearning lyrics that ruminate over a fleeting love. LCAW reinterprets the sound, making it a bit more upbeat, pulsing with glimmers of hopeful reminiscence.

There’s no reason this one shouldn’t make it into your favorite summer playlists–after all, it’s up for a free download over on LCAW’s Facebook page. Like the lyrical motif “I’m still holding onto your waistband” sprinkled throughout the song, here’s to hanging on tightly to the relaxed vibe LCAW imparts, like that last bit of lingering warmth on the sand, long after the sun’s already dipped below the horizon.

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[Chill/Electronic] M83 – Wait (Kygo Remix)

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M83
Wait (Kygo Remix)

Things have continued to heat up for Norwegian electronic producer Kygo, which is a name most TMN readers should be aware of at this point. After his remix of Syn Cole’s “Miami 82″, a tune we featured about a month back, captured the eyes of music critics far and wide, the big wigs at Avicii’s Le7els imprint quickly snapped up the tune for a proper release. The move rather quickly elevated Kygo out of the blogosphere and into mainstream consciousness, while landing him a coveted spot on Diplo’s ‘Diplo & Friends’ radio show last week. But that’s enough yammering for now, and let’s get to his latest tune;  a remix of M83′s ethereal pop track “Wait”. Kygo slows up his cadence a bit more than usual to stay in line with M83′s vision, rather opting for a long burning ride while fusing his indistinguishable synth kit onto the entire movement. Quite honestly the remix feels as if it could have been an alternate recording of the original, and we hope that comes across as a huge compliment, seeing as M83′s Anthony Gonzalez has been spending much of his time lately being commissioned by some of the world’s best musicians to score entire films. As Kygo has just eclipsed 200,000 fans on Facebook, this one is being given away for free on his Facebook page as a thank you, and he had this to say about it: “Here’s the first out of two free remixes to thank you all for the amazing support so far and that you’ve helped me break 200k likes on Facebook! Hope you guys like it”. Yes, we like it very much.

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (April 2014 Round #1)

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Most things in our lives don’t just happen if we all sit around and wait for them. Sometimes, we’ve got to get up off our asses and give it all we got. Sure the grind is exhausting, but if you really want something, the only way you’re gonna get it is to go out and get it. Unless all you want is a simple playlist for your listening enjoyment that is. In that case, don’t you dare lift a finger. Well, lift one finger….but only to press play.

Joel Baker
Every Vessel Every Vein
Sarafyn
Take To The Skies
Frett
Porcelain
L A Y L A
Smokestacks
Cosmos Sheldrake
The Fly
Daughter
Love (BAILE Remix)

 

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[New Motown] Temptations – Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)

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Temptations
Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)

It takes a lot for me not to scoff at an attempt to remix one of the greats from the Motown era. I grew up on the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, etc. My mom played it endlessly, giving me an early appreciation of soul music.

With that being said, I have to offer a tip of the cap to French producer French Kiwi Juice for dialing up this new-school take on a legendary tune. The soulful vibe is very much so alive and well, freshened up with some sexy sampling and a groovy beat. It maintains everything that was great about the original, while coupling in some 2014 flavor.

As an added bonus, my mom even gave a nod of approval. Nice work, FKJ.

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