Promises Ltd. – American Eyes (Gilligan Moss Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Promises Ltd.
American Eyes (Gilligan Moss Remix)

For those who are unfamiliar with Promises Ltd., the project was created out of the union between Chrome Sparks and Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers. The duo dropped their debut EP a couple of months ago and since then they’ve been pushing out remixes from various producers. Today, we premiere one to you from the Chicago duo Gilligan Moss.

“American Eyes” is the single Gilligan Moss got their hands on and we have to say they did a great job with it. Obviously, as we wouldn’t be premiering it otherwise! For just under five minutes, the duo keep ears at attention with a subtle composition that packs more punch than you’d expect. It’s one of those slow-burns that satisfies through and through from the very start to the very end. Rhythms are this song’s strong suit, as the interplay between the percussion and instruments make for a complex listen. It feels simple, but there’s so much going on it gives us the desire to dive deeper over and over again. Shout out to the Majestic Casual crew for putting this one out, as well as the other dope remixes!

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[Electronic] K.Flay – Blood In The Cut (Aire Atlantica Remix)

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Blood In The Cut (Aire Atlantica Remix)

Interscope Records jumped on the opportunity to release an official remix from Aire Atlantica of “Blood In The Cut.” The indie electronic hit by K.Flay was just dying to be re-imagined by a talented producer, and that’s just where the New York musician came into play.

The original version of “Blood In The Cut” had a dark, alternative edge to it that left the door wide open for Aire Atlantica to do something really special with it. He keeps a similar vibe, and recycles some of the original stems, but his original work on the project is what really makes this stand out. The anthemic, future vibe of this remix makes it accessible for any situation or place, including the radio. It certainly has that type of potential. Face it, if you turned on the radio in your car and this was playing, you’d stop and listen while your body started grooving along. Aire Atlantica’s take can be streamed above, or if you are a Spotify user, go on ahead and it it to your library.

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[TMN PREMIERE] Bells and Robes – Dreamin’ ft. Miranda Realino (Ascendants Remix)

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Dreamin' Feat. Miranda Realino (Ascendants Remix)

Ascendants are back and better than ever with one of the slickest house tunes we’ve heard in a hot minute. They’ve made their signature mark on “Dreamin'” by Bells and Robes with an irresistible and elegant rendition that is just as much essential pop listening as it is a stellar example of what good house music can accomplish. Short but sweet flourishes of xylophone flutter over the deep groove and swirling synths cooked up by Ascendants while Miranda Realino holds her own with a vibrant vocal, bringing the whole song together in a clean and cohesive fashion. There’s an air of experience within this remix that you don’t always feel this early in a career, and Ascendants’ simpler but dynamic approach continues to be refreshing.

Following up their debut performance at III Points in Miami, this Florida-based duo is already showing up strong by reinforcing this initially calm Bells and Robes original into a fluid formulation of R&B, pop, and electronic music that’s primed and ready for countless listens and endless dancing. If you’re looking to keep the party going, be sure to check out their own original, “Drifting”, also!

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Bad Royale Drop Unprecedented Acapella Pack & Chat In The Dojo [TMN Interview]

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Acapella Pack Vol 1

Ever since Bad Royale started, they’ve been doing their own thing. Even before that, they were doing their own thing. They’ve always done what they’ve wanted to do, while going at their own pace, which is really ridiculously fast. I mean, they once sent me over 50 unreleased songs like it was nothing.

Those songs eventually came out on several EPs and as singles over the course of the past year, and there’s still some left to be revealed. No matter what is going on, whether they are traveling around the world for shows, or releasing projects under each of their own monikers, Bad Royale are always cooking up something. They just don’t stop.

Their music is one of a kind, and so it their attitude. They’re truly here for the music and good times. They’re unselfish, and absolutely out of the box. There are plenty of reasons why, but right now we’re going to focus in on their unprecedented Halloween gift. Instead of releasing a stupid remix of Monster Mash or another Halloween song, they went ahead and released all of their acapellas.

You read that correctly producers. THEY RELEASED ALL OF THEIR ACAPELLAS. For free. That’s not something that just happens normally. Sure, you can find an acapella, or an artist will release one or two; but Bad Royale just delivered all their vocal work, which is a lot. The list of collaborators runs on and on. That’s a list you can go through though, just by downloading the acapella pack for free.

Because this type of thing doesn’t ever happen, we decided to invite the boys to the dojo for quick chat around this project, as well as what we can expect from them to bring an end to 2016. Stream the preview of the pack, read on, and most importantly, download and share this pack around. Your producer friends will thank you for it.

TMN: I already know the extent of how crazy you four are, but what made you guys want to giveaway all your vocals? Like quite literally all of them?

BR: We have been getting so many requests to remix our tracks or get the acapellas that we thought we would please everyone at once on Halloween with this treat.

TMN: You guys always partner with great collaborators, who have been your favorite to work with?

That is really hard to say, or at least to trim it down to just one it’s impossible to say. Experientially, we could say that our times in Trinidad with Bunji Garlin and the talents we have met there have been among the top.

TMN: With so many vocalists, there’s gotta be some funny studio stories. Care to share one?

We had to shoot an impromptu promotion video we had to make while we were recording with Voice. He was jet lagged and was finding it hard to record because he was so tired so we let him sleep in the back of the studio while we kept working. Little did he know we shot the promotion video and have him in it passed out, multiple times. We don’t think he ever found out… if he reads this, this will probably be news to him.

TMN: What can we expect from you guys to close out the year?

We have a lot of free tracks we are going to be releasing for Carnival alongside a couple releases on labels and remixes for some major artists, but there is one really special release coming in November, we can’t say yet but we know it’s really going to have a hype around it when it’s announced.

TMN: Lastly, just so our readers will get a sense of the group dynamics, can you describe each member with one word?

Maor: Jew
Elias: terrorist
Kevin: hairbro
Bruce: sleepy

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Feder feat. Alex Aiono – Lordly (Wielki Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Paris’ own Wielki just dropped a huge one. Like, literally it’s just coming to the world now through this premiere. It’s always a privilege to partner up with an amazing talent, pushing a quality record. Wielki is accustomed to creating great work, but the official remix of “Lordly” by Feder is a real treat.

The seven minute remix is as good as it is lengthy. There is no moment when you lose the feeling of entertainment it brings you from the very start. It’s deep, driving grooves are inescapably infectious, making this one especially potent in a club atmosphere. Wielki manages to recycle several parts of the original, while also keeping the song fresh from its first counterpart. “Lordly” goes from a dark, poppy sensation to a thrilling techno delicacy.

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[Electronic] courtship. – Stop For Nothing (SACHI Remix)

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Stop For Nothing (SACHI Remix)

Auckland’s own SACHI, nominated for this year’s Best Breakthrough Act for the New Zealand Music Awards, have an official remix for courtship.‘s “Stop For Nothing.” Remixes for the single are being released one by one, and SACHI’s is next.

With their interpretation, the duo bring a unique style of future to the table that heavily takes from jersey club. The result is an immensely fun tune that makes for good listening no matter where you find yourself. Body Language’s take on “Stop For Nothing” was a great club rendition, but we think this one may just be a bit more exciting and special. SACHI show why they are among the best in their own country, as well as establish why they shouldn’t be looked over on a worldwide scale. Stream their remix today, and be on the lookout for the full remix EP to drop!

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[Electronic] Kllo – Bolide (Lone Remix)

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Bolide (LONE Remix)

Australian duo Kllo have been on our radar ever since the release of their gorgeous 2014 debut, Cusp, which found them nestled squarely between cozy R&B and dance music. After spending much of 2015 touring behind that successful project, they returned this year with the Well Worn EP. Their latest work saw the vocalist/production team of Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam further refine their sound delving deeper into various electronic influences. Of the 5 tracks, “Bolide” has resonated the most with fans and for good reason. With a pulsing bass line, subtly-crafted percussion and gliding vocals, it’s a track that envelopes the listener with emotion.

As they continue building momentum, Kllo have commissioned legendary UK producer Lone to take on “Bolide” with phenomenal results. The original’s ongoing vocal chop feeds perfectly into Lone’s distinctive blend of hip-hop and house stylings. While the remix is similarly atmospheric, it employs furious percussion and layered pads–taking it from downtempo to club-ready without sacrificing the most enticing elements.

Give this one a listen above and make sure to check out the Well Worn EP if you haven’t yet. Kllo are currently on the road touring with Rufus Du Sol and NAO–check out dates after the jump!  Continue reading

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